IMO tudor could actually come in handy when he plays good. Montero... He's old, slower than usual lately, we can't use him much. Ferrara perhaps can still be used. But Iuliano was horrifying lately and that doesn't deserve him a starting place. Not much options left, are there?
I think this would improve the defence, while the team would still have an attacking approach and score many goals. Thuram and Ferrara would be the two centre backs, which I think would work as they are both experienced players and besides Thuram is fast so he could decrease the lack of pace. I'm unsure how Pessotto would do on the right but I believe he has played in that position before.
As the season would go on and hopefully some players' performances would improve, Montero or Legro could replace Thuram in the centre and push him to the right. If this wouldn't be the case, Thuram would continue playing in the centre while Birindelli would replace Pessotto when he recovers from his injury. Also, Appiah could later on replace Conte, while Camoranesi would be an alternative to Maresca. The main force in attack would be the partnership of Del Piero and Trezeguet with Nedved behind the two, while Maresca and Zambrotta would also contribute in attack.
This would indeed be a tricky experiment, and much would rely on the form of Pessotto and Tacchinardi. Suppose one of these wouldn't deliver the goods, and the whole idea would fall apart. But I think it's the best Lippi can do at the moment.
luliano has been shocking, absoloulty poo. But i dont think we should demand he be thrown out, he has been a loyal servant, warming the becnh coming on and doing good jobs for us. We should respect a servant like him.
But on his current form, he should be thrown out :fero: if i was gigi i would kicked his arse by now!!