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  • FTM4EVA FTM4EVA Feb 10, 2011 07:55 Flag

    4-5-1 or 3-5-2 formation at SAFC

    Following our recent formations with Gyan upfront on his own, i am interested in fellow Mackems views on whether we should play a 3-5-2 or 4-5-1 on the park? Personally i believe with a back 3 of Mensah, Ferdinand and Bramble, wing backs of Bardsley and Onouha, central midfield of Muntari, Henderson and Sessegnon and Richardson playing just behind Gyan weve got a cracking team!! We need to learn to defend with this formation but if we can i believe weve got the makings of a team well capable of qualifying for Europe!!

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    • No team should play with only one man up front- what can one man do without support? Playing one man up front seems a very negative approach. Sunderland have a good enough team, - but, unfortunately for us as supporters, they don't seem to have the fighting spirit / desire to win as the NUFC who have no better players but seem to come out fighting to win.
      Think Malbranque shows GREAT spirit - some of the team appear far too casual, - and they MUST learn to defend set pieces!! If no-one can get up to knock away a corner then Gordon is tall enough to jump for it - so why don't his defenders give him the space to get to it? - and why is there NEVER anyone on the back post? - even when they are attacking they don't go up in numbers to bombard the box. Apart from all that.....if they hadn't had so many bad decisions against them by poor refereeing they could have had about 8 extra points. So, to finish,.... why don't refs get yellow then red carded for CONSISTENT poor quality decisions which are costing teams vital points?