VS .................... TEAM P-NUT ...................................................................... TEAM CRAPPY/INDNYC ............................... TEAM P-NUT Player Name - Player Position - Player Role Thibaut Courtois - Goalkeeper - Conventional Carlos Alberto - Right back - Attack Minded Ciro Ferrara - Centre back - Stopper Laurent Blanc - Centre back - Sweeper Patrice Evra - Left back - Balanced Jimmy Johnstone - Right Midfield - Dribbler Micheal Carrick - Central Midfield - Deep Lying Playmaker Nobby Stiles - Central Midfield - Destroyer Pavel Nedved - Left Midfield - Floating Link Socrates (C) - Attacking Midfield - Advanced Playmaker Alberto Spencer - Striker - Physical Presence Team Style Dictate the game with a low block containing the opposition and allowing them possession in easy to contain areas. Lots of players comfortable with the ball when we regain possession to ensure we can hurt the opposition. The Opposition Crappy/Indnyc - (1) D. Irwin (2) D. Maradona (3) D. Alaba (4) F. Hierro (5) R. Clemence (6) T. Silva (7) M. Kempes (8) E. Abidal (9) R. Keane (10) Riva (11) A. Sanchez (12) S. Lerby Solid team with an obvious stand out in Maradona. Instead of dictating an individual to man mark him I'm tasking the midfield with keeping the gap between defence and midfield small and allowing both Carrick and Stiles to limit the space he has to operate in. Good luck @Indnyc @crappycraperson[/QUOTE] TEAM CRAPPY/INDNYC Team IndnyCrappy We are playing with a 3-4-1-2 formation to maximize the impact of our key players in Maradona, Keane, Riva and Kempes. Most importantly the set up is geared towards letting Maradona perform at his best. Key Tactics Mario Kempes is playing as a second striker while Gigi Riva is playing in his favored central striker position where he was incredibly effective for both Italy and Cagliari. Kempes is the perfect forward in this set up to compliment both Riva and Maradona since he is capable of creating spaces for either and capable of linking up well too. Maradona is given a free role behind the two to play his natural game and run the show. Neither or even combined might of Stiles and Carrick is capable of stopping him. Keane and Lerby will play high energy football. Combined with Maradona, our MF 3 is on a different tier to the opposition. In Defence, Hierro will have the freedom to play from the back and join the midfield battle if required. He will definitely come out at times to close down space even further for Socrates. Abidal and Silva occupy traditional CB positions with each capable of covering for their respective full back. Out on wings, we have two dynamic wing backs in Alaba and Irwin. Irwin needs no introduction and is well capable of running either flank, drumming down crosses as required while Alaba is one of the best modern full backs about and would absolutely relish this kind of role in a 3412 formation. Player Profiles Soren Lerby : Lerby was the driving force for the midfields of Ajax, Bayern, Denmark and PSV. Bayern purchased him to replace Paul Breitner and won 2 Bundesligas and 2 DFB-Pokal Cups. He had an a great left leg and was a brilliant B2B player Luigi Riva : Italy's all time goal scorer. One club man who despite playing for one of the smaller sides in Italy in Cagliari finished top goalscorer in the Serie A for 2 seasons. Widely considered the most talented forward in Italy, between 1968-1970 Riva finished 6th, 2nd and 3rd in the Ballon D'Or - with Gerd Müller his only rival in this period for the title of Europe's best striker. His strike rate for Italy was an outstanding 35 Goals in 42 Games!!