Teams: Milan-Sporting CP-USA-Mexico
I just posted my own thread on the game, submitted it and was sent to some stupid error with the database page. So, I back page and my brilliant analysis of the game was gone. This place can be a real pain in the ass. :irritate:
Anyway, I also wasn't very impressed with Sporting. Barbosa is no JVP as a playmaker behind the forwards. I like the guy, but he isn't. Not now, anyway. We'll get killed with that set at Porto. I've always felt Barbosa likes to start his runs from the wing and then come inside or dart back out. He looked uncomfortable in the center role.
Tiago totally botched up that goal and could have allowed another. He made some stupid decisions.
The Bento pairing stinks. Paulo is still good, but Rui doesn't produce. I'd much rather see Viana instead of Rui. It's worked very well in the last month or two. The two trinco set up isn't working. However, with Porto coming up and our offense in a great indentity crisis, I can see Boloni going with two trincos again at Das Antas.
I wonder if we won't go with a one forward set and have JVP, Tello and Quaresma behind him. Kind of a 4-5-1 or rather a 4-2-3-1, with Paulo and Rui/Viana playing the more central mids. Something like that, anway. Tello and Quaresma could always drop back a bit and play advanced wingbacks, if that's even a term. With their speed and crossing, they could provided Jardel with something. IT would almost be like what Man U has played in their CL matches. Ruud Van Nistelrooy is the lone striker, with Beckham, Giggs, Veron, Keane and Scholes behind him. Scholes plays the JVP position.
Anyway, I digress. My point is the options are endless, but the solutions are limited. I just hope Boloni puts a convincing team on the field next weekend.
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