So pre-season gives Mr Moyes and the whole blue faithful a chance to recharge their batteries after another season of highs, lows, and 7th place.
With the (lack of) heat in the summer months speculation of our next signings will be at the forefront of everyones mind so that we can look to kick on from August rather than January in this next season.
Could this be the time that our 'Davie' sees as the opportunity to change our tried, tested and sometimes a little boring, 4-5-1 system.
It was implemented by all accounts to get the best out of Timmy Cahill, allowing him to ghost late into the box and take aim with a trademark header. Unfortunately the days of ghosting from number 17 seem to be gone.
I know alot of us are wondering who will take this role in the future, Barkley being one touted. But could Moyes be looking to expand our play with a change of formation?
4-4-2 is slightly out-dated it would seem now. It leaves teams outside the top 4 too open and vulnerable to a passing game exposing pockets of space in between the banks of 4.
The RS tried to reintroduce 3-5-2 this season, and what a catastrophe that was.
Perhaps a 4-2-3-1 that Man City play could give us good variation with our play. Pienaar one side of the 3-pronged attack, with a right winger then a massive priority.
Maybe gentlemen I am speculating for no reason, as Davie will stick to his tried and tested. I just thought it might be refreshing to discuss something which didnt involve our budget of Â£3 and a packet of everton mints, or every decent (but not amazing) player in the PL and abroad who may come to us...
so without further ado, I ask, men (and women) of GOT....
Discuss... (please) :-)