World Cup Discussion Thread - Day 27 (10 July)

punkisback

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#42
Was 4-2-3-1 for the opening couple of minutes, then for the next few mins we've had Vertonghen sitting back as a third centre back, with Hazard out on the left side.

Think it will keep changing depending on where the ball is on the pitch and what phase of play. Good to see such a fluid, interesting set up though that gets you thinking and watching. Wish more managers were willing and able to risk and experiment in this way.
I can't tell if it's deliberate or he's trying to fit his best players on the pitch!
 

gp13tot

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#44
Think mbappe would destroy us.
Think Belgium's midfield would dick on ours.
Giroud has done nowt and i think we'd snuff him out.
More yids in the Belgian team.
Sol Campbell actually predicted an England Belgium final after the Panama game. For him to be right would be one of the harbingers of the apocalypse. Which is probably racist in his eyes.

God knows who i want to win!
 

mpickard2087

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I can't tell if it's deliberate or he's trying to fit his best players on the pitch!
That's probably part of it, I think the aim is to absolutely dominate the ball and the centre of the park. In fact with this set up you'd say that's pretty crucial.
 

DFF

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#47
Was 4-2-3-1 for the opening couple of minutes, then for the next few mins we've had Vertonghen sitting back as a third centre back, with Hazard out on the left side.

Think it will keep changing depending on where the ball is on the pitch and what phase of play. Good to see such a fluid, interesting set up though that gets you thinking and watching. Wish more managers were willing and able to risk and experiment in this way.
On the back foot they definitely have Chadders at RB in a back 4. On the front foot, it’s the typical back 3 with Chadders RW and Hazard out left.

France can exploit this, in fact they have a couple of times already.
 
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