Showaddywaddy wrote:What do people think of the back three? I like the football we are playing, it reminds me of some of our better years but we just aren't getting the results yet. I can't see Flitcroft changing his formation now but what system would you prefer us to play?
Overall the defence is solid but we can't help conceding late on but the one player that is not being used to the best of his ability is CJ Hamilton. Whilst being admittedly frustrating I believe he's got the ability to go on and be our best player but for that to happen he needs to be further up the pitch. When he runs at defenders he scares them to death but when on the back foot he gets caught out a position a few times.
I'd love to see us back to a flat back 4, with CJ in front of Benning.
CJ really should avoid going too far back. He is our best player really, and it's annoying when he's not ready to attack the opposition defence. As you say, he scares them to death. Although he puts in a better cross from the left, if he has the confidence to shoot (and he should have, because he has a good shot) then it's more useful for him to be on the right. So swings and roundabouts on that one.
I'd rather have a proper full back behind him though, whatever the formation, then he can have free rein to attack without worrying about what happens if he loses the ball.