4-4-2 a universal formation?

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4-4-2 a universal formation?

Post by jcdenton » 21 Apr 2005, 08:36

everyone calls 4-4-2 a universal formation, but is it really?
you see mourinho playing 5-4-1 or 4-5-1 against every opponent!
many world-class coaches have been experimenting with tactics too much since the old "W" formation that was played back in sixties. football veterans think that W system is the best for covering every part of the court. What do you think?

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Post by Magicfeet » 21 Apr 2005, 10:03

The 4-4-2 has been by far the most popular formation in recent years, yet managers seem to be leaning towards the 4-5-1/4-3-3 formation again now - Mourinho and Ferguson for example.

I put those two together as the formation they play isn't strictly 4-5-1, as the wingers are too advanced... but neither are they out and out forwards. If ya know what I mean. :wink:

Interestingly enough, since my team (that me and my friend "manage") switched from 4-4-2 to the chelsea formation (I play right wing), we've actually been winning games.

To make it work effectively though, you need a great centre forward. Ours turned down a pro-contract last year. He's pretty good, it hsa to be said!

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Post by Gunner_d14 » 21 Apr 2005, 13:12

I agree, it has been the most popular but it's beginning to fade out to the more detailed formations, like 4-3-1-2 and what nots
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Post by jdefoe » 21 Apr 2005, 17:27

the best formation is the one that suits your team the best

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Post by dooglas » 22 Apr 2005, 00:36

it depends, I wouldnt like leaving a forward on his lonesome up there no matter how good he is, i think the 4-3-3 is great becuase i think the team meshes much more on the field, a lot more communication can happen and it gives the midfield a plethora of options up front, but a 4-5-1 can do the same thing but your wingers will be doing a lot of work, and your attack will become somewhat predictable, however this is all opinion.
Wow, he just megged three people, maradonas around the last defender, and missed the shot, then not five minutes later a guy on the other team shoots when he gets the ball and scores...

who would you rather be?

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Post by jcdenton » 22 Apr 2005, 18:51

hehe you can see Kezman (from my country), who plays for chelsea, he isn't a good attacker, i mean he could play in holland with youngsters, but, really, he can't finish a normal action, he can only score when keeper is already beaten :wink:

yeah....i almost forgot, one player that was born in 1987. that has played with me, signed a youth contract with fulham 3-4 years ago, and now he is in chelsea. Darian Karaman is his name, he is an excellent attacker!!!

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Post by dooglas » 22 Apr 2005, 18:59

yea its hard to get noticed here in USA, we have so much youth soccer its crazy.

but thats awesome for your friend man! i hope he makes first team sometime!!
Wow, he just megged three people, maradonas around the last defender, and missed the shot, then not five minutes later a guy on the other team shoots when he gets the ball and scores...

who would you rather be?

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Post by soccerchic_06 » 22 Apr 2005, 20:18

dooglas wrote:yea its hard to get noticed here in USA, we have so much youth soccer its crazy.

but thats awesome for your friend man! i hope he makes first team sometime!!
what do u mean we have so many youth soccer its crazy?

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Post by soccerchic_06 » 22 Apr 2005, 20:20

as far as we go, our formation is 4-3-3. I personnally like 4-4-2, because u dont need that many ppl up front. U do need the midfielders tho cause they are important!! They r the key players on the team which is why i like that set-up.

Do ya'll agree?

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Post by Gunner_d14 » 22 Apr 2005, 22:48

hecks yah...mid is the engine to the train
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Post by *~El Maestro~* » 23 Apr 2005, 13:48

my team plays 4 4 2 but not a normal one
the four in the middle are sort of like in a square and we stop all the opponents from getting in the middle(axe) and playing their game. and while we do that we sort of corner the opponents if they try to get on the wing. and we're midfield. that way the defense has time to focus on other threats. u shuld try it.

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sorry its a bad drawing but in real life its a very good formation, try it out someday.
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Post by Gunner_d14 » 24 Apr 2005, 00:39

i dunno..seems risky to me..
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Post by dooglas » 24 Apr 2005, 01:43

to soccerchik: i mean we have lots of young players , and leagues for recreation.
Wow, he just megged three people, maradonas around the last defender, and missed the shot, then not five minutes later a guy on the other team shoots when he gets the ball and scores...

who would you rather be?

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Post by soccerchic_06 » 27 Apr 2005, 21:16

what do u mean?

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Post by cfrealmadrid » 28 Apr 2005, 00:41

have you ever heard the phrase "soccer mom?" it's because everyone's kids play soccer. the only problem with our country is that no one takes it seriously enough.
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