What formation against Sweden? (1 Viewer)

Dec 27, 2003
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#1
Taking the suspension of dribbling Totti (pun intended) for granted, Trap will have to re-think our line-up against the Swedes. Here are the two options he is left with :

1) Play a Milan style 4-3-1-2 formation, with Gattuso-Pirlo-Perrotta supporting a DP that would play behind the strikers (probably Cassano and Vieri). Although this line-up is quite appealing on paper, it could prove risky against a Swedish team that likes to exploit the flanks, as our side-backs would probably find themselves outnumbered.

2) Try a more compact 4-4-2, with Fiore-Gattuso-Pirlo-Zambrotta in midfield and a DP (or Cassano) - Vieri attacking duo. Oddo should be preferred to Panucci as a right-back, as him and Fiore complete each other better. Favalli would take Zambrotta's place on the left back and hopefully Pirlo could fill the creativity void left by Totti' absence.

Any thoughts?
 
Jan 7, 2004
29,704
#3
++ [ originally posted by Kaiser Franco ] ++


2) Try a more compact 4-4-2, with Fiore-Gattuso-Pirlo-Zambrotta in midfield and a DP (or Cassano) - Vieri attacking duo. Oddo should be preferred to Panucci as a right-back, as him and Fiore complete each other better. Favalli would take Zambrotta's place on the left back and hopefully Pirlo could fill the creativity void left by Totti' absence.

Any thoughts?

i would go with option 2. i think Pirlo has a lot of potential to save this tournament
 

Zlatan

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
23,035
#4
----------------Vieri---------------

-------Del Piero Cassano--------

Zambrotta Pirlo Gatusso Fiore

Cannavaro --- Nesta --- Ferrari

---------------Buffon---------------




Not gonna happen tho.
 

Mark

The Informer
Administrator
Dec 19, 2003
88,416
#5
---------------Buffon------------------------
Panucci-Nesta-Cannavaro-Zambrotta
------Gattuso-Pirlo-Perrotta-------------
--------------Fiore--------------------------
--------------------Del Piero---------------
-------------Vieri----------------------------
 

Stu

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#8
++ [ originally posted by Kaiser Franco ] ++
Thinking of it, Trap could also stick to the traditional 4-2-3-1, with Di Vaio on the left and DP playing in Totti's position..
Or DP could stay on the left and Cassano could play in Totti's position. Really and truly Trap actually has alot of options, the thing is none of them are that good.

The 4-4-2 with Zambrotta in midfield sounds like a good idea, but so does the Milan style formation with Gatto-Pirlo-Perro across midfield and DP + Casso slightly behind Vieri.
 

Bjerknes

"Top Economist"
Mar 16, 2004
101,949
#9
I'd go with the Milan style, no question.

Buffon

Oddo - Nesta - Cannavaro - Zambrotta

Gattuso - Pirlo - Perrotta

Cassano - Del Piero

Vieri
 

Trezeguet_FC

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2003
1,888
#10
++ [ originally posted by Andy ] ++
I'd go with the Milan style, no question.

Buffon

Oddo - Nesta - Cannavaro - Zambrotta

Gattuso - Pirlo - Perrotta

Cassano - Del Piero

Vieri
Thats not Milan style, Milan don't play the 4-3-2-1 (well they did when they only fielded Sheva), but on a normal day with two strikers they fielded a 4-3-1-2. So just do a little switch and here is Italias, "Milan Style". Even though it is one of the most popular methods of lining up... BUT ANYWAYS:

Buffon

Oddo - Nesta - Cannavaro - Zambrotta

Gattuso - Pirlo - Perrotta

Cassano
Vieri Del Piero
 
Jan 7, 2004
29,704
#11
++ [ originally posted by Stuart ] ++


Or DP could stay on the left and Cassano could play in Totti's position. Really and truly Trap actually has alot of options, the thing is none of them are that good.

The 4-4-2 with Zambrotta in midfield sounds like a good idea, but so does the Milan style formation with Gatto-Pirlo-Perro across midfield and DP + Casso slightly behind Vieri.

trap has shown that he is not good with options
 

aressandro10

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2003
2,884
#12
i dun think Cassano and 'especially' Del Piero can take Totti's place in a direct swap.... it would pick Fiore or Pirlo i i need to do that...

an untested tactic is not an option at this level... the best tested solution IMO is.. 442 with DP playing on the left wing and Cassano to partner Vieri in attack.... Pirlo should be one of the centre midfielder but i am not too sure with Gattuso backing him up.. he has not playing center midfield for a long time now...( i said am not sure, i dont say he cant play ther, dont bash me just yet, milanistas ;) )
 

nina

Senior Member
Feb 18, 2001
3,717
#14
Any formation will do just as long as we have two puntas at the top as Vieri is too lazy and doesn't do enough to attract the opponent's defence on himself and hence doesn't create space, so he will need a partner. So, either 4-4-2 or 4-3-1-2 will do the job I believe.

Seeing that Sweden likes to go through on the flanks it would really be better if Oddo takes Panucci's place, although I'm not really that worried about the defence. I'm worried that we will let the other team lead the game again and then all we will do is pass long balls that usually don't even arrive to the Azzurri. We have to start with the grinta from the beginning, take control and don't let Sweden to start developing it's game. It's easier to dictate the rythem than follow it.

FORZA AZZURRI
 

aressandro10

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2003
2,884
#15
del piero as a whole is useless ;).... but by playing left wing he is excused from the burden of being a playmaker.. no matter how you del piero disillutionist say, the now del piero is not a play maker.. he is more a skillfull prosecutor who can only be useful in the last two steps in moves.. he cannot plan moves from deeper role like totti can... so cant cassano (at least at this stage at his career that i see off)

the width 'advantage' that Trap says he have to win his place over Cassano before will now work agaisnt him as he want to win the backup striker role...oh well... he cant contribute more, but at least he cannnot be blamed too much if he plays in the wing..;)
 

delpiero10

Senior Member
Apr 5, 2004
1,158
#16
I think they should play like this:

----------------Buffon

Oddo--Nesta--Cannis--Zambrotta.

----Gattuso----Pirlo-----Perrotta

--------------Del Piero

-----------Vieri---Cassano
 

Mark

The Informer
Administrator
Dec 19, 2003
88,416
#19
Trap played this in practice:

Buffon
Panucci-Nesta-Cannavaro-Zambrotta
Gattuso-Pirlo-Zanetti
Cassano
Vieri-Del Piero
 

Dan

Back & Quack
Mar 9, 2004
9,291
#20
I really think this:

--Panucci--nesta--canna--Rambo--
--------Zanetti----Perotta--
---------Camo--------Pirlo-----
-----DP-------------Vieri------

Attacking flair of pirlo, and with 2 defense midfielders, we cant go wrong.
 

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