The Azzurri Thread (6 Viewers)

Nicholas

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Jan 30, 2008
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#42
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How could I forget...............

I think the midfield needs somebody creative in it and De Rossi is not and personally I think Marchisio will become better than De Rossi so I'd play him.

Still Italy can have a really good team I think for the next World Cup.
 

Nicholas

MIRKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 30, 2008
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#44
Thats one thing Italy lacks and thats a quality young CF.

Amauri is good but too old.

Borriello is :lol2:

Gilardino is good but old

Pazzini meh

Freshwater :lol:
 

Red

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Nov 26, 2006
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#45
I would play this:-

Amauri

Balotelli-Cassano-Rossi

Marchisio-Pirlo

Santon-Chiellini-Bonucci-Motta

Buffon

For the Euro's the put perhaps Pazzini in for Amauri in the next World Cup and perhaps Poli for Pirlo.
Why does playing 4-2-3-1 make people think it is okay to play a team with four strikers in it?

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How could I forget...............

I think the midfield needs somebody creative in it and De Rossi is not and personally I think Marchisio will become better than De Rossi so I'd play him.
Marchisio is nowhere near De Rossi's level at the moment.

Buffon, Chiellini and De Rosso are Italy's only top class international players at the moment.

Anyone who leaves one of them out would have to be crazy enough to think Defoe is better than Rooney.
 

Nicholas

MIRKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 30, 2008
38,736
#46
Four years is a long time for Marchisio to mature though Andy. Perhaps I dislike De Rossi but I dont rate him so high.

Cassano,Balotelli and Rossi can all play SS.
 

Red

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Nov 26, 2006
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#47
Four years is a long time for Marchisio to mature though Andy. Perhaps I dislike De Rossi but I dont rate him so high.
I'm not saying Marchisio won't be in the team, but to put him in ahead of De Rossi is madness.

Cassano,Balotelli and Rossi can all play SS.
So?

You can't have a team in which four players won't defend.

Hell, you even had Pirlo in midfield, so other than the back four (which has two attacking full backs) you only have one player capable of defending at all.
 
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Marceℓℓo

Marceℓℓo

Senior Member
Mar 16, 2007
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#48
:lol2:

How could I forget...............

I think the midfield needs somebody creative in it and De Rossi is not and personally I think Marchisio will become better than De Rossi so I'd play him.

Still Italy can have a really good team I think for the next World Cup.
Yeah.De Rossi is a good all around midfielder but not really creative.Still by far superior to Claudio right now.He isn't even that much older.I'd play both anyway.

Buffon
Motta Bonucci Chiellini Santon
De Rossi Aquilani Marchisio
Rossi Giovinco
Balotelli​

Aquilani is a big uncertainty,but if fit he could be more than useful.Cassano for Giovinco,if he can't get his act together at Parma/Bari.
 

Christina

vanilla pudding
Aug 21, 2006
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#51
Consigli just reminds me of Buffon, I've seen a few games in which I thought he was Buffon for a good part. :D I also feel he's not rated highly enough. He has many good traits, it's unfair!
 
May 22, 2007
37,256
#54
I've been trying to do a 4-2-3-1 formation for Prandelli, and wingers are such a problem.

Buffon
Santon-Ranocchia-Chiellini-Criscito
De Rossi-Aquilani-Marchisio
Balotelli-Quagliarella-Rossi​

Find a winger so Balotelli moves central and Quagliarella is benched.

I do realise that's a 4-3-3.
 

JuveJay

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Mar 6, 2007
56,790
#56
I think Balotelli will play wide regardless, didn't Prandelli say as much? Put a centravanti in there, Pazzini maybe? There is always the Cassano option :evil:
 

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