- Oct 30, 2009
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I have found reading the debate really fascinating. Some really good points raised.
So I am slowly coming to the conclusion that our best formation from an attacking point of view is neither 352 nor 343. We do not need wingers if we already have attacking wing backs (and also lack sufficient aerial threat). Perhaps 3412 will eventually be our best option, with Podence in a free role behind Raul and Silva (if he comes good).
I like this - have Neto and Podence as kind of inside forwards supporting Raul, leaving NS and RAN to really push on.I think with current group we have I'd be sticking with the 343 but getting Neto/Podence to play a bit nearer to Raul and start to make more runs in behind. Let Semedo/Ait-Nouri be the width as both are good 1v1 players
I honestly have no idea why the forwards play so wide. Literally killing any effect of the WBs and leaving Raul so isolated and not able to get anyone in the box bar Donck. So easy to play against.I think with current group we have I'd be sticking with the 343 but getting Neto/Podence to play a bit nearer to Raul and start to make more runs in behind. Let Semedo/Ait-Nouri be the width as both are good 1v1 players
I prefer Saiss in midfield TBF. But not ahead of Donk. He isnt a LWB. Palace are not great offensively and will need some breaking down. Dont bet on goals though. 3 maximum. Shared.I'm happy to give Nuno the benefit of the doubt for now . He has helped us to climb out of holes before and will do so again I believe . By the way - the hole is one where we are only 9th in the table , 3 points off the lead !
Our starting 11 contains a lot of new players still finding their feet - Podence , Neto , Kilman , Semedo and whoever the LWB will be . That's a lot of change .
Would anyone here consider Saiss in the middle of the field ? Not a bad passer of the ball and can get in the box and knows how to score .
Nuno was clearly angry at the concession of the late goal on Sunday and made his feelings known . I would be expecting a reaction on Friday , but they will be coming for the draw as well .