I was drunk and angry when I posted
That being said, I believe that all of our coaches pick a format/tactic that suits them and then they try to make players fit into that as best they can.
LB has been a problem for the whole qualifying campaign and it took until this friendly for Bilic to attempt
something new. Why was Pranjic not tried sooner so that he could properly adjust to the role? Why was Corluka never tried? Or Srna? Srna has played LB for Shakhtar in the past when needed. We had three options and instead he put a CB there.
Then there's the issue of Srna and where he's best suited. Why not at least try
him out at RB and see if the team performs better that way?
Now we have the Eduardo injury and he throws two non-box strikers in a 4-4-2 and wonders why it didn't work out? Why is he wondering? I think Orkan mentioned in another thread how Olic has excelled at Hamburg because of the 3 striker formation they use. Why was this not even attempted as a possible answer to losing Eduardo. No, instead it was just the same formation and make it fit.
Whether it's Bilic, Kranjcar or Baric, they all did similar things. This is a problem in our game and it needs to change.
The biggest concern is that these things were never even attempted.