Thursday, October 05, 2006
Is 3-5-2 the way to go?
However, inevitably, there's a mistake. Why would Neville be one of the centre backs? Surely, he must be the right wing back? And given that Ashley Coles is not back to his fittest or best form, it's asking a lot to have him at left wingback. Additionally, do we need to play three centre-backs when Macedonia and probably Croatia will only be playing one striker? Typical cack-handed thinking.
Also interesting that after years of endless barracking Owen Hargeaves has now become the fulcrum of the team. How do you solve a problem like Owen? Carrick will probably get the nod and fair play. He's a good player and frankly we should be able to win both games whoever is there.
In the past couple of days I have also enjoyed the tabloid speculating about Rooney's lack of form. With headlines such as "Crouch vows to help Rooney end goal drought" or "Rio: 'I can help Rooney rediscover his form'"