Thursday, January 29, 2009

What team should we play?

As we've bought more and more people, I'm wondering what Harry's ideal team would be. I've seen some articles talking about Harry deploying a 3-5-2 formation, which I'm not sure will work. I have always loved a 3-5-2, but our defensive record is already pretty weak. But I thought I would put out some of my thoughts on the teams, tell me what you think.

3-5-2

Cudicini (I've never rated Gomes, and would certainly prefer Carlo at this point)

Corluka, Woodgate, King/Dawson (Dawson would be the most used option, with King limited so much. At least we have 4 quality center backs.)

Lennon, Palacios, Zokora/Jenas, Modric, Bentley/O'Hara (When O'Hara is fit I think Harry will use him out wide, but Bentley would do well, and of course we have Bale, BAE and Chimbonda could be wing backs.)

Defoe, Pavy

4-4-2

Cudicini

Corluka, Woodgate, Dawson/King, BAE/Chimbonda (I have a feeling Harry is going to play him here a lot.)

Lennon, Palacios, Modric, Bentley/O'Hara/Jenas (Harry keeps rating Zokora, so I think he would be deployed, but I would not put two similar players out there.)

Defoe, Pavy

I have no idea what Harry is going to do, I'm interested to see what is going to happen at Bolton this Saturday. Jenas will be fit, and I think he plays well in the team, but I don't think we'll see him in the starting 11.

No word on transfers, other than us possibly buying Santa Cruz, which I think is a pipe dream. Why spend another 20 million on a striker? But we'll see.

2 comments:

  1. I say go with 4-4-2...Cudicini in goal.

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  2. I agree with you Natalie, it's probably the best set up.

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