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05-30-2013, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRfan68 View Post
Yeah, the system we play doesn't really rely on fullbacks. If you're playing a possession game with a 4-3-3, the fullbacks are relied on heavily. Or even in a 3-5-2 (where they're essentially wing-backs), they are relied on a lot. Since we have a both a back four and midfield wingers (who don't play really high, like barca), defensive steadiness, and keeping it simple is the most important. That means workrate, endurance, and being defensively competent is the most important trait.

The only positions I see lacking is a true destroyer (Bernier & Arnaud are more box to box guys who do a bit of everything), and a trequartista type.

CB is good. (Nesta, Ferrari)
Wingers are good (Romero, Mapp, Pisanu)
Box to Box MF is fine (Bernier, Arnaud) - frankly all you need is these guys to run like crazy and be decent ball distributers.
Striker (Di Vaio)
Secondary Striker (Paponi, Wenger)
Fullbacks are sufficient with Brovsky and Hassoun. Both are good enough defensive and Brovsky is a heck of a worker.
Attacking MF is thin (Felipe is good, but some versatility would be good).
The trequartista could essentially replace either Wenger/Paponi or Felipe, since they have qualities of a midfielder and a striker
And clearly there is no true destroyer. This is a guy who won't jump in the attack often and will literally break up plays all match.
Camara is not a natural fullback, he doesn't have the endurance to be effective all game long. Our fullbacks got cut to shreds last night. I'd prefer seeing Camara as a defensive midfielder, in the hole ahead of the D, instead of playing on the wings. Obviously he is best suited as a central defender. You may have a point about the attacking midfielder role, we really only have Felipe, all the other offensive players are wingers or strikers.

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