Fvck the centre forward position. For Italy to have any chance at the Euros they need to (like Conte) approach football from a tactically astute angle. the best I've seen them play the last few years was against Poland w/out a CF. They were able to generate an abundance of chances and were dictating the terms of the game and with pace. There weren't enough chances being created yesterday for the amount of dominance in the mid, because we built the system around that donkey up front. Mancini needs to field a competent 11 because w/out a world class centre forward the system will not work. One thing Italy still does well is produce managers, so as long as he doesn't show his hand too early an unpredictable approach may just be an interesting option.