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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old June 5th, 2007, 21:06 Thread Starter
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Benficas formation this year?

Which formation have they played the last year and where did Simao play? Remember seeing him switching sides - moving from flank to flank, but that he was clearly better when he was on the right, is he usually a rightwinger?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old June 5th, 2007, 21:12
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4-3-1-2

2 DMs(Petit and Katsouranis), 1 CM(Rui Costa), 1 AM(Simao who went left center and right), 2 ST(Miccoli and Nuno Gomes).

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I hope it looks something like this....


---------------------------Butt/Quim-------------------------------
Nelson/Zoro---Luisao/David Luiz--Sretenović/Anderson---Miguelito/Leo

--------------Manuel Fernandes/Petit/Katsouranis----------------------

Coentrão/Paulo Jorge--------------------------------------Simao/Manu

-------------------------Rui Costa/Nuno Assis-------------------------

---------------Cardozo/Mantorras--------Nuno Gomes/Bergessio-------

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Petit, Manuel Fernandes, and Katsouranis for one spot...?

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Well unless, we're going to play with one forward or Manelele wants to play on the side as well. They can all play the DM position.

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u are assuming we will play with 2 wingers OG, but i reckon we wont

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Ana, that's why I wrote "hope".

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You can't have the best of both worlds. If you want to play with wingers and a playmaker, you can't play with two strikers. One DM isn't enough to protect the defense and we would be ripped apart against any half decent team.
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That's just B.S; I've seen teams field this formation tons of times. Perhaps, you don't have much confidence in our defense or attack to want to field this, but I do. I feel that with the addition of Sretenović along with the return of Manelele that we won't have problems back there. We also have a veteran keeper that is pretty good and a new young midfielder that has the ability of terrorizing the flanks of the league.

We're going have to play this way if we decide to start a player like Cardozo who needs as much support as possible to score goals. He is already a proven goal getter; he just needs to be supplied well.

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O Glorioso, Cardozo needs support and he will get it, but not with your suicidal system. We will play once again with a 4-4-2 diamond formation, which means that we won't play with wingers; it's one playmaker, one DM, two inner midfielders and two strikers. Nélson and Léo have to push forward to give width to the attack with the inner mids covering them when they're in the attack.
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O Glorioso, Cardozo needs support and he will get it, but not with your suicidal system. We will play once again with a 4-4-2 diamond formation, which means that we won't play with wingers; it's one playmaker, one DM, two inner midfielders and two strikers. Nélson and Léo have to push forward to give width to the attack with the inner mids covering them when they're in the attack.
Yep - either Manny or Katso will be left out of the starting lineup.

Cardozo can play as a lone striker and Katso and Manny are too talented to stay on the bench. But this team has too many forwards to now switch to a 4-2-3-1. This roster is a dilemma for both a classic 442 and 4231.

It's a long season and the depth will prove valuable in some stretches, but someone very talented is going to have to sit. Me thinks it's gonna be Manny, which I think is a mistake. I'd sit Rui.

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I'm telling you..we need to field 2 strikers...

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I think Katsouranis will sit. The diamond will be composed of Petit, Manuel Fernandes, Rui Costa and Simão with Cardozo and Bergessio upfront.
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2 strikers against weaker opposition, 4-5-1 for the rest

but most important imo will be to rotate the team this time....

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I think Katsouranis will sit. The diamond will be composed of Petit, Manuel Fernandes, Rui Costa and Simão with Cardozo and Bergessio upfront.
In what way is this a diamond?

Looks 4-2-2 or 4-2-1-1-2 to me, not a 4-1-2-1-2 diamond. You know Manelele and Petit will practically be beside each other.

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------------Simão---------------
Rui Costa------------M Fernandes
-------------Petit---------------

And they're not gotta play beside each other. Did Maniche and Costinha play beside each other? Manuel Fernades is a box-to-box midfielder and Petit only destroys game, he let's others create the plays.
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I do not see Manuel Fernandes and Rui Costa playing beside each other in a diamond. Sporting's formation is a diamond, not Benfica's. Manelele comes back very deep to collect the ball and begin the attack, he will play almost right beside Petit I'm sure.

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Rui is most useful for us in the middle and Simao is much more deadlier on the wings...Manelele can play on the side, but I think he can be very effective as an enforcer unless he wants to play around and show off as he did a couple of weeks ago in Holland.

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Is everyone fine with Sretenović starting at CB over Anderson and David Luiz?

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Anderson is leaving to Besiktas. Besides, we can't comment on a player we don't know.
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