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Best Formation for Azzurri

cannuman2010-05-04 10:33:12 +0000 #1
What formation would u use? don't forget to name the subs!
soccerates2010-05-04 10:41:08 +0000 #2
At this moment, considering how they played in their most immediate game:

My Ideal if all are fit and readily available:

............................Buffon......................................

........Cannavaro........Nesta............Grosso................

...Camoranesi.......Pirlo......Gattuso.......Zambrotta (back in the wing)

.............................Totti.......................................

.......Gilardino......................Cassano.......................

Subs:

GK: Roma, Peruzzi

RB: Bonera, Ferrari, Oddo

CB: Materazzi if necessary

LB: Chiellini - it's a hard one between him and Grosso, but Grosso has been absolutely excellent in Italy's last two games to discount him at the moment.

Midfield: Barone, Esposito, Diana, Del Piero (in Totti's position if Totti isn't performing) De Rossi

Forward: Toni, Iaquinta, Lucarelli, Vieri

These players leave alot available to Lippi in terms of formation. Zambrotta can always start at LB, but since Grosso has been doing excellently there, then Zambrotta can also go to RB (as he did vs Scotland in the game and performed well) or back to leftwing.

But that leaves 27 and we can only bring 23 so it means that one of Bonera, Ferrari, Iaquinta, or Lucarelli won't be making it, IMO.
cannuman2010-05-04 11:17:57 +0000 #3
I like the starting 11.

Maybe I would use 4 man defence with Oddo (or Bonera) in RB. But how coulld i not start Zambrotta??? He us super when inform. If Cassano is inform and in good mood, I would love to see him startin. But Luca Toni is good alternativ.
soccerates2010-05-04 11:11:32 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by cannuman

I like the starting 11.

Maybe I would use 4 man defence with Oddo (or Bonera) in RB. But how coulld i not start Zambrotta??? He us super when inform. If Cassano is inform and in good mood, I would love to see him startin. But Luca Toni is good alternativ.

True, if Oddo comes in at RB, then it has to be at the expense of Grosso or Z, and it ain't going to be Z. Grosso has been in superb form lately so it's hard to keep him out too. I guess it will depend on form at the time of the games, as per usual.

Ciao
cannuman2010-05-04 11:23:15 +0000 #5
What u think about DeRossi. Would u use him instead of Gattuso?
soccerates2010-05-04 12:57:21 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by cannuman

What u think about DeRossi. Would u use him instead of Gattuso?

No chance. Gattuso may not have skill like Re Rossi, but he's a role player and we need him to scare the shit out of the opposition



Joking aside, Gattuso is, IMO, currently the best DM in the world. He shouldn't be shooting



but only retrieving balls deep, and then dishing them off to Pirlo who is a deeper playmaker and can get the ball out wide to Camoranesi or into the middle where Totti will be waiting for it. De Rossi only makes the squad if his form is top notch and we need someone at right wing....IF...they decide to keep Zambrotta at LB....OR....if there is an injury to one of the other midfielders.
TheItalianBull2010-05-04 13:13:48 +0000 #7
i would use toni instead of cassano... and i wouldnt even have vieri on the team unless its to worm the bench with his ass... and he should do it withought getting a penny

... i would also have gatusso in
soccerates2010-05-04 12:44:17 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by TheItalianBull

i would use toni instead of cassano... and i wouldnt even have vieri on the team unless its to worm the bench with his ass... and he should do it withought getting a penny

... i would also have gatusso in

The Toni vs Cassano thing would be dependant on the team we're facing. If they have big strong defenders who are good in the air, then maybe Toni for sure, but if we need some creativity and lateral movement then Cassano is the man!

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