4-5-1 shouldn't be a formation played at home!
I'm for 4-4-2 all the way!! We've got plenty of competition for places, no-one can hold down a regular first-team place at our Club now, not even Lee Boylan. Considering Ollie Berquez has had a better Pre-Season than Boylan, I can see why he was picked for the starting line-up!
I believe Lee will start up front with Gregory on Tuesday night, hopefully we'll be playing 4-4-2. I thought our backline did ok enough today, there weren't to many major problems there except with Cowan playing on the left rather than in the middle. Theobald and he are our two biggest Centre-Halves now they should be in the MIDDLE, Smith or Ward at right-back. Crow or Chenery at left-back. (I actually think Chenery is better at right-back, he played right-back for Kettering, Cambridge, Luton etc.)
The Midfield looked a bit over crowded today, we were so close and compact that we couldn't actually build anything.
I don't mind playing 4-5-1 away if we're trying to defend a one-nil lead with 5 minutes to go or something, but it has to be 4-4-2 just to close down the Goalkeeper or Defenders. Basingstoke would've at least got a point today if their Manager had changed his tactics to match ours...
4 against 1? Surely Ernie Howe knows better than that! 3 or even 2 against 1 would've given them more attacking options and they could've reversed the score-line!
I do not like JK playing the middle!!! He has to play on the right where he's more effective. I've already posted above how today's team should've lined up, I think we would've created more oppertunities.
Everyone around me at Park Lane today could see where our faults lay - they should've been fixed sooner!! Our three subs managed to make us look a bit more lively - natural players in their natural positions...
Ok we won, so I can't really knock today's performance/tectics/line-up...BUT Lets improve it for Stortford!!!
Matt CIFC <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />