Tactics and Formations (10 Viewers)

Wittl

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Feb 21, 2017
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One dedicated runner in Matuidi or Benta is enough. Don't need two of them, especially not if it means benching Pjanic, but i know you a hater.
You did expect me to write this answer, right?

I'm not a hater. He just annoying for quite a long time now. If he continue so he had more poor games than brilliant ones here... :snoop:
 

Kopanja

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Benta is not much of runner, that's exactly a problem with him. He clearly is able to move with the ball forward, but too passive.

I think Can-Benta as a double pivot + protecting Bonbon and using him as regista with DC-Berna in 442 might work.
 
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DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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Benta is not much of runner, that's exactly a problem with him. He clearly is able to move with the ball forward, but too passive.
Agreed. That's why i (for now) see his main strenghts in winning balls back and being a pain in the ass, that might change with more experience of course.
 

Kopanja

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You'd bench both Matuidi and Pjanic for Can? :howler:
Yeah, sounds ridiculous, I know) they are both better players, by quite some margin. But in double pivot, without Mandzu (e.g. both DC and Benta are playing) and with Bonbon on the field we need protection in midfield.
If Can is able to do only simple things with the ball and impose his physicality, he might work better than current Miralem. We are too damn static now, Pjanic and Bonbon are overlapping in terms of distribution. DC and Berna can compensate for the lack of movement without Blaise and creativity without Pjanic.
 

Salvo

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Dec 17, 2007
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So, just to be sure: You would bench Matuidi?
Not necessarily, it would come down to form more than anything

Bentancur has arguably been our best mid this year
Matuidi is a player i like as well

Our best football this year came against man u in the 4 4 2 with Matuidi playing as sort of LM

My point is that it seems this 3 man midfield that we are playing currently is just too static
 

Salvo

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Is it fair to say we lack off the ball movement? Our general play consists of playing it out wide, crossing it rinse repeat
Or just playing it to Ronaldo or Dybala and hoping
 
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Nedved96

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Sep 1, 2017
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Bentancur and Can are more suited to playing in a 2-man midfield than Pjanic and Matuidi, basically. I would still play Pjanic and Matuidi because they are simply better players.

But I’m glad that people are finally opening their eyes and realize that we need Bernie in midfield to carry the ball forward.
 

Nedved96

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Sep 1, 2017
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Ronaldo - Dybala

Bernardeschi - Can - Pjanic - Costa

Sandro - Chiellini - Rugani - Cancelo

Woj​

This would require a lot of workrate from Dybala, Pjanic, Costa and Bernardeschi. But I honestly think the lineup above has the most destructive potential.
 

pavluska

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Apr 25, 2013
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I'd rather

Berna-Pjanic-Matuidi

Matuidi > Bentancur. I get what Salvo means though.
Dai finally rating Matuidi these days.

It takes some people - those who started speaking at age 3 - year and a half, but they get there eventually.

Now lets see how long it takes the "Pjanic's actual value is > 100m" brigade (of which Dai is a prominent member ofc) to see what everyone else sees.
 

Bianconero81

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Dai finally rating Matuidi these days.

It takes some people - those who started speaking at age 3 - year and a half, but they get there eventually.

Now lets see how long it takes the "Pjanic's actual value is > 100m" brigade (of which Dai is a prominent member ofc) to see what everyone else sees.
I don't think Dai ever stated that Pjanic's value is beyond 100 million. There are only 2-3 members who seriously overrate Pjanic, and that's because they're Bosnians, Muslims, or both.
 

DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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Dai finally rating Matuidi these days.

It takes some people - those who started speaking at age 3 - year and a half, but they get there eventually.

Now lets see how long it takes the "Pjanic's actual value is > 100m" brigade (of which Dai is a prominent member ofc) to see what everyone else sees.
What? Both is wrong. I've always rated Matuidi, and i've never claimed Mire is a €100m player.

What's not wrong however, is that you rate Douglas Costa higher than Camoranesi.
 

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