From: Insane Ranter on 19 Jun 2010 05:32
On Jun 19, 3:39 am, "Winston Smith, American Patriot"
> On Jun 19, 10:30 am, Insane Ranter <log...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 19, 2:02 am, "Winston Smith, American Patriot"
> > <mavigoz...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > It would be instructive if a team adopted a pattern like 4-4-3 (F-M-D)
> > > or even a 5-4-2 for ONLY the first 5, maybe 10 min of a match in order
> > > to drive up the probability of getting the first goal. That might
> > > even include having the roster filled with only strikers (not moving
> > > midfielders forward and risk damaging their psychology), and then
> > > making subs after the 1st goal or after the 5 or 10 min.
> > > Yes, it would leave their defense rather porous for the initial
> > > several minutes, but you balance the idea of giving all energy to
> > > getting a goal against a more conservative establishment of the
> > > defense and then let the offense get warmed up well after.
> > Just a nitpick or two. Normally it goes defense to forward. 4-4-2. D-M-
> > F. And 4-4-3 is 11 men. I think you meant one of the 4 in defense is
> > the GK but he is normally left out of the numbers.
> Yes my mistake. I think I am writing it the way it's done in the
> other football, where defense alignments are from front->back (forward
> most to opponent->furthest removed from opponent).
> > I'd keep the starting back 4 and Howard. Donovan, Bradley, Demsey, and
> > Edu in mid. and Jozy and Buddle up top. But that is me.
> I am guessing your lineup is special to how the US should attack the
> Algerians, possibly based on things you saw in their ability to make
> England impotent.
> Or is this basically a general lineup attempting to stop from falling
> behind early, no matter who the opponent?
Based on what I've seen so far in WC and in past qualifying games.