SimonLichtie Posted February 4 Share Posted February 4 1 minute ago, Tattie36 said: I also think we all need to stop putting most of the blame on the players. It’s not them that decide on lineup, formation, tactics, substitutions etc. As I said in this thread earlier, the difference in how we play compared to the last few seasons (last season and 2019 in particular) is stark. I view this side of things very simply. If I (and anyone else) think's we've improved the squad enough to stay up, which I do think we have, then if we don't stay up everything points towards poor line ups, tactical choices, subs etc and the buck for them stops with one person... On that note, my opinion is that if we acknowledge out strengths and play to them properly we will stay up. If we don't, we won't. Everything points towards playing a 4-5-1 IMO. Setting up that way is best against the majority of teams in this division, and it is the formation to get the best out of what we have. It gives us the flexibility we need during different game situations and it allows us to have our best players on the park, in the positions that suit them best. After last week's win I fully understand not making any changes for todays game, but now we've lost and we've got our full squad entirely signed up, the way we set up against Cove will presumably be the way we plan to set up for the rest of the season. For me, that really has to be along the lines of: Gaston Banks/ Stewart ToB Ricky Hammy Dow/ Stewart Yasin/ Bobby Adarkwa The above seems fairly obvious to me, and the midfield 3 has one sitter, one central and one number 10 in it. The number 10 is Mikey McKenna, and sitter is Hetherington or Bitsindou, and the one in the middle is Balde. Keep the shape, keep the majority of the personnel and make smallish changes week to week where needed so we can start building a proper understanding between the players. If we chop and change formation/ tactics everytime we play poorly, we'll play poorly most weeks and go down. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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