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Formations & Tactics

Postby PES Stats Database » 2009 Feb 01, 03:00

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Robev » 2009 Mar 21, 11:23

Hughes is trying to play a 4-2-3-1.

GK
RB CB CB LB
DMF DMF
RMF AMF LMF
CF

Robinho's lack of effort is making the formation look a mess and totally unbalanced.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby vicecity » 2009 Mar 21, 17:44

This needs to be updated, Given is obviously first choice keeper now and Im not sure Petrov should be in the LMF position, hes been injured too long.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Mar 21, 19:26

Formation : 4-2-3-1

GK - Given
CB - Dunne (Captain)
CB - N. Onuhua
RB - M. Richards
LB - Bridge
DMF - De Jong
DMF - Kompany / Zabeleta
RMF - Wright-Phillips
LMF - Robinho
AMF - Ireland
CF - Bellamy

Free Kicks (Short & Long) = Ireland
Free Kick Taker 2 = Robinho

Corners (Left & Right) - Ireland
Penalties = Robinho

Players To Go Up :
Dunne
Kompany[/quote]

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby vicecity » 2009 Mar 21, 22:21

That looks better though I thought Robinho was the AMF? Also Do you think Zabaleta would go back to right back when Kompany regains fitness?

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Mar 21, 22:26

Kompany is fit, he played in the game against Aalborg.

He's suffering from his Versatility. he's basically 1st choice sub :lol:

He can play at CB, SB, DM, CM and slots in nicely in any of them. I'd rate him ahead of Onuhua but I think Sparky likes a fast CB alongside Dunne. As for DM I think that he's better than Zabeleta but I dunno, Zabeleta is better at defending, while Kompany lungs forward a bit much... and he's more of a hard worker... which is needed considering their left side is useless, wasteful and lazy. Not Wayne Bridge mind you.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby vicecity » 2009 Mar 21, 22:46

Ok we shall see as the weeks go on how Hughes plays them when they are mostly fit.

Did you want to clarify Robinho on the left though?

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Mar 21, 22:48

As of late yes... thats his position, I wouldn't be suprised if he'll be dropped for Elano soon though.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Robev » 2009 Mar 22, 11:08

Paddy wrote:Formation : 4-2-3-1

GK - Given
CB - Dunne (Captain)
CB - N. Onuhua
RB - M. Richards
LB - Bridge
DMF - De Jong
DMF - Kompany / Zabeleta
RMF - Wright-Phillips
LMF - Robinho
AMF - Ireland
CF - Bellamy

Free Kicks (Short & Long) = Ireland
Free Kick Taker 2 = Robinho

Corners (Left & Right) - Ireland
Penalties = Robinho

Players To Go Up :
Dunne
Kompany
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I would agree with most of that. Only a few positions have to be sorted out when everybody is fit. My thinking is as follows:

CB - Onuhua / Richards
RB - Zabaleta / Richards

I don't think Hughes is that keen on Richards and he may be out, not sure though. I've also been struggling to see if Robinho is actually playing as a SS wide left or is meant to be playing LM but is to not showing the discipline needed for that position.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Mar 22, 11:10

If somebody gives me the Link to making a formation set-up I'll make it for Man City.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Ace » 2009 Mar 22, 21:57

Paddy wrote:If somebody gives me the Link to making a formation set-up I'll make it for Man City.

maybe you are searching for this? :)

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Mar 22, 22:22

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Formation : 4-2-3-1

GK - Given
CB - Dunne (Captain)
CB - Onuhua / Richards
RB - Zabaleta / Richards
LB - Bridge
DMF - De Jong
DMF - Kompany / Zabeleta
RMF - Wright-Phillips
LWF - Robinho
AMF - Ireland
CF - Bellamy

Free Kicks (Short & Long) = Ireland
Free Kick Taker 2 = Robinho

Corners (Left & Right) - Ireland
Penalties = Robinho

Players To Go Up :
Dunne
Kompany

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby deity86 » 2009 Mar 22, 22:29

Exactly how I've got it on my game ;)

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Helios » 2009 Jul 19, 14:12

With the recent recruits : (Santa Cruz, Adebayor, Carlitos & Barry) the coach would have no choice but to play with 2 strikers. Any guesses about the future starting 11 ?

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Jul 19, 14:41

Possibly

-------Santa Claus---Adebaywhore
Tevez----------------------------Robinho
-----------------Ireland
-----------Barry
Bridge----Dunne----Micah----Zabaleta
-------------Shay

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Helios » 2009 Jul 19, 15:34

Sounds reasonable. But I think we're going to see at least a single defensive minded midfielder (Kompany/ De Jong) supposing that Barry and Ireland are unquestionable starters. I see Adebayor and Bellamy competing for the spot of the 3 rd choice in attack. We're probably going to see a lot of rotations. Wait and see.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Jul 19, 15:46

Bellamy will probably be sold. I expect the rotation to be between Santa and Ade.

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby Paddy » 2009 Jul 19, 20:11

Manchester City's signing of Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal, while long-awaited, does not so much fill a striking gap as thrust another big name into competition for a first team place.

Indeed, while there remain transfers to be made at Eastlands this summer, the northern side's latet acquisition's first effect may be to push £18m man Roque Santa Cruz onto the bench.

There is scope for squad disharmony, then, but more importantly there is now a massive level of depth at Manchester City that the fans will not have witnessed so far in the Premier League.

It is eminently possible, in fact, to make not one, but two credible line-ups that could compete at the very least for a top-half place in the Premier League. See below:

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Lineup 1, in a 4-3-3 formation, can largely be considered first choice. Notice the inclusion of Joleon Lescott; he is bracketed because he hasn't signed - and in fact may not - but what is certain is that Manchester City will land a centre-back this summer, and a big-name one at that. So, Richard Dunne is kept out of the team by this hypothetical replacement.

Elsewhere, Carlos Tevez and Robinho flank the new summer signing, while defensive competition is strong, not least at right-back, where Micah Richards edges out Pablo Zabaleta.

In Lineup 2 Zabaleta stars opposite Javier Garrido in the back line of this 4-4-2, while captain Dunne and Tal Ben Haim link up in the middle. Ahead of them is Nigel de Jong, an expensive signing, but one who is far from guaranteed a first team place; Martin Petrov and Elano, nearby, admittedly could leave the club this summer, but right now are ready and able to play, hugely talented, but bench-fodder.

Just (!) two strikers are deployed in this one, and while Roque Santa Cruz can be considered a 'lock' - due to his transfer fee, if little else - Craig Bellamy narrowly beats the competition to join him - that is, if he doesn't force his own exit, in light of his diminished chances of regular first team football.

The Forgotten Men

The depth is not even exhausted by the selection of 22 players. One can argue, in fact, that among the substitutes for either side would be players who can deem themselves worthy of match action.

Kasper Schmeichel is perhaps one of the most 'fringe' names on the list, but moving forward we find promising youth team talent such as Kelvin Etuhu and Michael Johnson left with little to no chance of seeing first team action, not just next season, but for seasons to come.

Nowhere is this competition more pronounced than up front, where full internationals Felipe Caicedo, Ched Evans, and Benjani linger on the sidelines, as do countless youths such as Vladimir Weiss in midfield and Shaleum Logan further back.

Too Many Stars?

Even taking out of the equation supposed moral objections to their spending, it only requires a glance at clubs hot on the continent to see that squad stacking may not necessarily lead to success.

City's neighbours, Manchester United, rose to the top of world football with a squad arguably containing fewer top talents than the one City have now, while Barcelona succeded them with a tremendously gifted set of youth products and the odd big-money signing.

Not even Real Madrid, in all their Galactico madness, plan to keep their squad in anything resembling its current shape. At least nine quality, international players will be cleared out to leave the Merengues with a first XI that needs no introduction, but a squad that is comparitively modest, with several players from the youth system - or so they hope, at least.

City, meanwhile, don't look like offloading more than half a dozen players at most, while another one, at least, is sure to arrive before deadline day in six weeks' time. Such rampant competition may see, if you'll forgive the pun, Sparks fly.

This is a large squad, a talented squad, and one that will treat their supporters to fabulous football this season. On top of that, they should - at least in theory - stroll into the top four and beyond - but in practice, might the incredible squad imbalance bring about another season of disappointment at Eastlands? Only one man in recent history has managed success with a squad even resembling one of City's depth, and Jose Mourinho is, at least for now, well and truly out of reach - is Mark Hughes still the man for this job?

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby aolympio » 2009 Jul 20, 15:28

Take a look on my formation:

4-3-3

Given
Zabaleta-Richards-Dunne-Bridge
Elano
Ireland
SWP
Robinho-Adebayor-Tevez

Very speedly team!
It flies on the pitch!

Anderson _bra

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby s-cobar » 2009 Jul 30, 09:49

Paddy wrote:Possibly

-------Santa Claus---Adebaywhore



:lol:

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Re: Formations & Tactics

Postby PMC » 2009 Jul 30, 10:35

and Toure now... City is friggin scary now... I think Arsenal's top 4 spot is shaking

I personally believe that they have no other choice than playing a 4-3-3 given the squad.

--------------Given
Zabaleta--Micah----Kolo---Bridge
----------------Kompany
--------Barry-----------Ireland
Robinho----------------------Tevez
---------------Adebayor

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