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@168 DougalYou are correct that Spain have tried different things in the past - that has generally not been too successful. As BarmyArmy says they now seem to have a philosophy about the way they play football which goes right from youth football to the senior national team. My view is that we need a defined English way of playing that permeates all levels of the game.
171. SultanA You're posts do make me chuckle mate, you are totally bonkers (in a good way) ;)Yes I agree. When the RFEF implemented the Fidelity Strategy, the 5 main focal points were: ball retention, ball control, use of ball in tight spaces, setting the pace of the game, & the steps to take when possession is lost. Covers what tiki taka is all about.Hodgson - oh dear! The FA - oh dear x 2!
168. Dougal 23 MINUTES AGOPossession/ball-retention is the 1st Golden rule of Quality footballing; but the style and vision gives the 'package' of an ambitious Director. The style requires training players to focus their abilities on keeping/regaining the ball becomes the method that naturally leads to passing to feet-- oops I've said 2 much.Keep it up Hogson and FA; ure doin' Gr8!
4-2-3-1 is surely better than 4-5-1 if before conceding imo.167. BarmyArmy The obvious mentality so many have w/ Redknapp is; 'Clueless 'Arry', which is a problem in itselfWorst thing about Roys campaign is that his Crown-paint play-style has so far yielded 1st position regardless. This FA will probably never take a risk like Harry b/cos of Taylor b4 him; yet u had 2008, 2010, 2012. Sad rly
168. Dougal Since The Fidelity Strategy was implemented, it is the way that they play. The Spanish youth teams play tiki taka, the senior team plays tiki taka, it is in their DNA, the way they have been coach from very young. That is why Mourinho wasn't popular at RM as his football anti tiki taka. Bielsa at Athletic the same, Herrera has praised Valverde for playing more with ball at feet.
@164 By saying Spain have a football DNA implies that they have always played that way which they haven't . They have copied the style of one of the most successful clubs in world football and used it as their template. This type of football would only be in the DNA of the Barca players , the rest would have worked very hard at it. Football is about being in possession and what u do when u have it
165. ESG & 166. BaggiosNothing to do with formations, it is style of play i.e. tiki taka, CA. Ehiogu even said that his time playing for the U21's & senior team was the same. There was nothing more than just pass & move. I believe what England needs, at development level, is a Head Coach to direct how England teams are going to play. That then dictates the type of players we choose to play.
@164 BarmyArmyFor me it's not particularly about formation. 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-5-1 are all variations on the same theme. For me it's a style that we lack. Are we about pressing & possession. Are we about absorbing pressure and counter attacking? We don't seem to have a clear strategy. The only thing that is commonplace is that when we take the lead we generally try desperately to hold on to it.
@164 "He says he doesn't know what England do other than pass and move" - I would agree with the "pass" but not the move. Bar the likes of Wilshere & Cleverley the rest do very little. Eng do have a style, "kick & run" that is what comes out at youth, the prblm is that it is an ineffective style at intl level. As for the cardiff story, that is hilarious. The guy is basically the owner's son's mate
163. ESGThis is what I have been getting at for some time now. England do not have a DNA which outlines how they play. There is no continuity from youth lvl up to senior lvl. Spain have a DNA as do Germany. Interesting to read Ugo Ehiogu writing for The Footballer's Football Column. He worked with Taylor in the U20's WC. He says he doesn't know what England do other than pass and move.
@159 Barmy - Not sure I understand. Do you mean now? I cannot comment 4 Eng U-21s now, given they have a new manager. I would imagine it would similar 2 Pearce, a modern 4-3-3 but in a "direct" fashion focusing on speed & pace rather than possession. Eng Nat side - Well where 2 start, 4-2-3-1 defensive style, direct, counter attacking.
@161 I'm sure if you sent them a letter of some random plyrs they should buy they may even interview you! @156 2 an extent I agree, but I doubt MLT would've agreed 2 the move. Like SG w/cfc.@158 That's the system they've played 4 yrs & how their youth team plays. Likewise Barca. Would b odd 2 switch it. I agree those are better as no.10s but can't c Spa changing sytems.
160. BaggiosIt is just bonkers. Not only have Cardiff lost the man responsible for bringing in Mendel, Caulker etc but they have lost a very close companion to MM (who has followed him for years). Be interesting to see what MM's actions are, I bet he won't be happy. I might start painting a few walls down Stoke & hope to be their Chief Scout ;)
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