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20 Jan 2021 08:26:21
I think it's safe to say the 433 experiment has failed.

I'd like to see us line up in a 442 at the weekend. Get Werner and Havertz up top where they've made their names. Make us a bit unpredictable with them drifting wide at times and playing in the channels.

We need to do something different!

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20 Jan 2021 08:37:04
I fully agree Dan.
We actually played a lot better with this formation against Fulham in the 2nd half.

Mount and Kanté/ Kova in the middle (of course Billy should start in the FA Cup), with CHO and Ziyech on the flanks.

20 Jan 2021 08:56:57
Yea let’s beat Luton 5-0 to think we’re ok again and give Frank more time. Joke get rid of him now.

20 Jan 2021 09:00:03
If we have any chance of finishing top 4 we need the best out of those 2. Both played that way in Germany!

Let’s get 2 banks of 4 be solid and difficult to break down and let them 2 cause problems up top.

Frank should know we’re not the 433 team he played in. We haven’t got big physical players like Essien, Ballack, Mikel etc.

20 Jan 2021 09:05:07
I agree something has to change but I’m not sure the formation is the only problem.

Effort is the minimum we should expect.

20 Jan 2021 09:24:30
100% Tom! I agree.

Touching on the Frank out for a second.
Frank probably deserves to lose his job. Only issue is, who do we bring in? There’s nothing to say any of the ones available will be any good.

20 Jan 2021 09:25:21
I agree Tom. There seems to be more problems than the formation itself. If the players played with heart and desire then I'd say maybe a switch of formation may work. However, the players don't seem to care. I'm a huge fan of Reece James but yesterday he was just jogging all over the place. That could be said for most the players unfortunately.

20 Jan 2021 09:33:19
I agree Dan and Tom.

Changes should come from both Frank and the players.

20 Jan 2021 09:44:31
While I agree a change in formation is needed dan, but don't believe we have the mf players to make the change needed for a 442 structure or any other style which relies on mf defensive reinforcement.

{Ed0666's Note - you have the best defensive midfielder in the world you can build around.

20 Jan 2021 09:44:32
Shak, James had had two shockers this season. One against Arsenal the other last night but I agree with you he is a talented lad.

Dan, you are spot on mate. Sacking a manager isn’t difficult but change isn’t a guarantee for success.

Graham, all wins are welcome and if by some miracle a win against Luton helped us turn the corner I’m sure you would be happy.

20 Jan 2021 09:45:26
I wrote about 442 3-4 weeks ago. Both Werner and Havertz made their names as secondary strikers.

{Ed0666's Note - Or Play Kai as a 10 and give Werner a liscence to roam

20 Jan 2021 09:51:16
Just do something different Frank. Stop trying to be Jose or Klopp!

20 Jan 2021 09:52:19
Ed0666, I respectfully disagree. Kante is not a dm. He needs a dm by his side to play to his potential. Current day squad has no such player. Last time kante was himself was when matic played. After that he has been a hit and miss. We need rice or ampadu there with him to get the defensive solidity. He is a essien mold player who can cover enormous amount of ground. We need a makelele kind of player now whom we don't have among the ranks. This flaw has been exposed by many teams time after time as our mf is totally bypassed. Jorginho/ kovacic/ Christensen can't perform in a dm role ( or any role for that matter) .

{Ed0666's Note - I hear ya mate but I think Kante is two players in one. He mops up and sets up play. You can for sure use him in a more subdued role as a destroyer. But I appreciate this is all subjective.

20 Jan 2021 09:55:05
Ed 0666 been interesting seeing your comments. With the player at your disposal if you was frank what would you team be.

{Ed0666's Note - Mendy, Chilwell, Silva, Christianson, James, Gilmour, Kante, Havertz, Werner, Ziyech, Pulisic.

20 Jan 2021 10:02:47
The thought of Lamps with Klopps teeth sprung to mind then dan. Sent a shiver down my spine!

It’s all very depressing at the moment but the good days are just around the corner. I hope.

{Ed0666's Note - what makes you say good days are round the corner?

20 Jan 2021 10:16:37
I was referring to the vax Ed.

Any hopes I have I’m sorry to say are not football related .

{Ed0666's Note - aah understood. Let’s hope so mate

20 Jan 2021 10:22:09
Ed0666 I agree with your team selection except for christensen. His concentration and physique doesn't suit the league. Zouma is the best alternative.

{Ed0666's Note - I hear ya mate but I feel christanson has the ability to be very good if he just switched on.

20 Jan 2021 10:43:12
Good team Ed666. I just would play Mason in there. His energy and commitment is not replaceable.

I think it's safe to say that the form of our team is generally pretty low, so I think sticking to a group of players we bought to be starters, is logical.

{Ed0666's Note - ok pal as I say it’s all subjective. You guys are just lacking confidence and self esteem much like Liverpool. But the distinction is our coach has the nous and experience to turn it around I’m afraid yours doesn’t.

20 Jan 2021 11:02:57
I would not play Christensen as a CB he’s not agrresiive enough but I would like to see him tried in midfield.


Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Christensen; Ziyech, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Werner.

20 Jan 2021 11:36:14
I agree with that statement Ed666.

Lamps is a inexperienced and we knew that when he came in. The thing for me is that when it wasn't going as planned last year, he was willing to do things differently. This year, it has been 433 and no change in approach.

{Ed0666's Note - arrogance? Inexperience? Bit of both? You choose mate.

20 Jan 2021 13:54:35
I'll go with a bit of both, even though Frank really is a great person.



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