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Will we be playing 4-3-3 next season?


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Ben Arfur                                          N'Zogbia?

 

          Nolan/Guti                    Barton/Gosling

                                Tiote

 

New LB        Colo              Taylor        Simpson

 

                                Krul

 

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I posted this in the N'Zogbia thread.

 

A combination of playing every week, as well as the role Martinez has deployed him in, has meant that he's massively improved as a player since he's been at Wigan.

 

I'd be happy for him to return, especially if, and it's a big if, we could buy a good quality striker, then you could play N'Zogbia and Ben Arfa behind the striker, which will give us plenty of pace, movement and guile.

 

Then you could have Barton, Tiote and Nolan in a central trio, behind them.

 

A poor man's Barca, if there ever was one.

A combination of playing every week, as well as the role Martinez has deployed him in, has meant that he's massively improved as a player since he's been at Wigan.

 

I'd be happy for him to return, especially if, and it's a big if, we could buy a good quality striker, then you could play N'Zogbia and Ben Arfa behind the striker, which will give us plenty of pace, movement and guile.

 

Then you could have Barton, Tiote and Nolan in a central trio, behind them.

 

A poor man's Barca, if there ever was one.

 

Although, I'd be disappointed if Taylor is one of our first choice central defenders next year.

 

The same if Simpson is starting too.

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Didn't see you post m8 it's a good one and confirms that great minds think alike.

 

Taylor has had a couple of steady games, and I'm eternally hopeful that he manages get some consistency.

 

Simpson is young and will learn to stop backing off eventually.

 

Sturridge for me in the new striker role.

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Ben Arfur                                           N'Zogbia?

 

          Nolan/Guti                    Barton/Gosling

                                Tiote

 

New LB        Colo              Taylor         Simpson

 

                                 Krul

 

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:thup:

 

Looks exiciting.

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Guest MrSundlofer

Didn't Pardew say Ben Arfa will play as a central attacking midfielder next season?

 

Anyway... I (want to) think we may play like this next season:

 

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9103/nufcformation.jpg

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A 4-3-3 would work  very well imo. Barton and Tiote picking the ball up from deep, Zoggy and Ben Arfa collecting and running at the defenders- Nolan arriving from deep.

 

I can dream.

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I'd like us to try something like that:

 

                                Krul

 

 

Simpson      Williamson/NewCB        Coloccini        New LB

 

 

                      Barton          Tiote

 

 

Ben Arfa                      Nolan                      Jonas

 

 

                                  New St

 

 

Ben Arfa would be able to drift in and could score goals while Barton still could go on the wing at times and get his crosses in. Nolan would still have his goal scoring position and Jonas and Tiote can do what they did this season.

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I would fancy:

 

                    Forster

 

Simpson  New CB  Colo  New LB

                      Tiote

            Barton            Jonas

                        Barfa

                New CF  New CF

 

I reckon two big strong strikers would do the job.  Having Barfa behind doing the pretty stuff (or Nolan as backup) would allow two big players to sit high up and bully goals out of teams.  I also fancy that Barton and Jonas could play in a more narrow fashion, pulling in to help Barfa when required.  It's not like we're spoilt for crossing ability, and Jose going will get rid of the Left Flank tactic.  If we need to spread play, New LB and Simpson can push up since Tiote will sit back and provide cover.

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Krul

 

 

Simpson      Samba        Coloccini        New LB

 

 

                      Barton          Tiote

 

 

Zoggy                      Krancjar                      Ben Arfa

 

 

                                  Gameiro

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Didn't Pardew say Ben Arfa will play as a central attacking midfielder next season?

 

Anyway... I (want to) think we may play like this next season:

 

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9103/nufcformation.jpg

 

Yes! The good old asymmetrical formation, works a charm on FM. :lol:

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Krul

 

 

Simpson      Samba        Coloccini        New LB

 

 

                      Barton          Tiote

 

 

Zoggy                      Krancjar                      Ben Arfa

 

 

                                  Gameiro

 

That would be some seriously sexy football. I'd say we have a minus percentage chance of signing Gameiro though!

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Guest MrSundlofer

To play a 4-3-3 we must have the right players. José Enrique is likely to leave. Jonás Gutiérrez is looking for a move to a club in Italy? Replacements: Strongly linked left back Cheikh M'Bengue (just declared himself to play for Senegal) and January target Charles N'Zogbia.

 

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/532/nufc4411version2.jpg

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Make more sense to swap Ben Arfa and N'Zogbia if that was to happen.

 

Pardew: "Next season? Ben Arfa will play a central role in our attacking line. I want to use him as a playmaker, a number 10, just behind one forward."

 

I also think Pardew see N'Zogbia more as a winger.

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Simpson would be a real weak point in a 4-3-3. I always feel you need your full backs to provide some attacking width in that formation.

 

His crossing has been good at times though, and I feel he is still improving.  I think he could develop into a class RB or RWB TBH.

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Isn't this Gameiro fellow a short guy in the Owen size? I think he will struggle up front alone

 

The 'small man will struggle up front his own' is such a myth, it really depends on the players supporting him and the general style of the team he is playing in.

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Isn't this Gameiro fellow a short guy in the Owen size? I think he will struggle up front alone

 

The 'small man will struggle up front his own' is such a myth, it really depends on the players supporting him and the general style of the team he is playing in.

 

A mobile attacking "force" causes more problems than a static target man IMO. More exciting to watch too.

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