FL2: Torquay Utd v Macclesfield 25th Sept 2010 Sept 27, 2010 16:53:43 GMT
Post by on Sept 27, 2010 16:53:43 GMT
I think the question of a balanced look to a team pays more attention to left or right "comfort" rather than "footedness".
Unfortunately, a significant number of players feel out of their comfort zone playing on either the left or the right ; and that is the manager's primary concern.
Would you not think that Carlisle for Senda was an attempt to "push on" from the right back position given the need to take the game to Macclesfield? I don't know, I wasn't there; but it sure sounds like it to me...................and Gritton for O'Kane ~ an attempt to go two up front and one less in midfield, but c ompensated for by Carlisle's inclusion ~ again I was not there so you tell me if you feel that was the case.
That it "didn't work" is irrelevent really...............managers and coaches engage in all sorts of "positional chess" in some games in an attempt to gain the upper hand. Sometimes it works, others it doesn't; that's football and always will be.
It was definately an attempt to attack down the flanks and have a hold up man in the middle, up top, to keep it and feed the attempts on goal! Yes it failed and like you say Merse it is better to be pro-active than sit on your arse doing sod all, Bucks would have got more grief if we did nothing and drew, they (meerkat) would have come out with something like "this bloke is inept because he didn`t even try to change it"! Damned if he does and damned if he doesn`t, the wonderful world of a football manager! I think it`s beyond time we paid no notice to the negative factor and just let them spew forth all their dribble (punn intented) and just ignore it! Never know they might just change or even better go away!