.................................................. TEAM MOBY .................................................. vs .......................................TEAM EAP/RT ........................................... TEAM MOBY The old school 3-2-5 formation that perfectly suits this set of players who bring all round attributes to the pitch and are well played to adhere to the multifunctional design of this formation. Watertight defensive line led by the defensive general Gaetano Scirea bringing in tremendous presence at the back and organising the defense with his leadership skills and providing that touch of genius in defense, a man absolutely crucial for that defense to be at their best. Combined with the ruthless defensive marking and blocking ability of Berti Vogts and the all action defensive juggernaut Paul McGrath. Two absolute powerhouses ahead of them marshalling the midfield area in Graeme Souness and Frank Rijkaard - the two are absolutely tactically astute, tremendously hard working midfield generals with both having the class and ability on the ball to flip the action in seconds. Two flying wingers out wide - the sensational skillful dribbler with electric pace in Paulo Futre and the industrious flying Argentine in René Houseman. Both will be constantly stretching the play creating space and isolating their opponents to make use of their unstoppable dribbling. Last but not the least - The Brazilian Trio! The mouthwatering combination of the creative genius of Zico, the technical mastery of Tostao and the explosive goalscorer Romario. All three pack an elite level of technique, skill, flair, dribbling and goalscoring - all three have bucket loads of goals in their careers both at the club and national levels and it will be a mammoth task to outscore that unit! Key Points: A combative defensive line that will get stuck in and provide a massive guard for the goalie. A powerful midfield unit making it a massive back 5 to break up. Rijkaard's ability to drop into defense particularly useful here. Two class wingers to stretch play and create space. An all time great orchestrator at the heart of the game. Two great forwards leading the attack complimenting each other perfectly with Tostao playing off Romario. The sheer amount of goal tally in that attack and the Brazilian chemistry that would elevate the entire performance even further. TEAM EAP / RT Formation: 5-4-1 with attacking wingbacks Tactics: Defend through the middle, attack through flanks. Dynamics - Defence: Countering Romario - A 3 man defensive line led by Figueroa and flanked by two of the best stopper side backs in this draft in Forster and Bergomi will form a water tight defensive line. Countering Zico - Between Cerezo and Roth, I have the perfect blend of intelligence and physicality and workrate to deny Zico time and space on the ball. Countering Wingers - Bergomi and Forster have excelled in side CB roles and are world class in their respective positions. They also have the support of Branco and Demyanenko which should be more than enough to shut down anything Futre/Houseman can throw from the flanks. The space in front of my defence will be crowded and an onrushing Souness/Rijkaard will not add much value to Moby's team when they attack. Dynamics - Attack: Lack of support for opponent's fullbacks (-) For all their defensive solidity, Rijkaard and Souness are central players and only have limited value drifting wide. (-) Both Houseman and Futre are pure wingers and neither are particularly known for their defensive contributions. His fullbacks, Pearce particularly are open to be exploited. Exploiting Pearce - Demyanenko has the responsibility to exploit Pearce with his workrate and attacking output. As mentioned above, with no support from Futre, Pearce will lack support out wide. Between a drifting Bettega (who was classy in stretching play) and onrushing Demyanenko..Pearce will have a terrible time holding down the fort and I will exploit this vulnerability. Cruyff has his usual free role upfront and will roam as he deems fit. With Bettega stretching play, Cruyff will move to middle and run the game. Between him and Bettega, they have the workrate,movement and ability to take the game from my opponent.