This is a specific question of the simplest formation for players brand new to each (this actually an over 35 team I am thinking). My debate is between the 4-4-2 and 4-3-3. The 4-4-2 is my choice for players unfamiliar with each other because, IMHO, it is the best for supporting defenders, shorter passess and keeping the ball on the ground. But we have been having problems scoring goals and attacking down the flanks, so experimented with the 4-3-3 but found that we struggled in the midfield, struggled to time the runs, struggled to find the right line for the thru ball. This team rarely practises together, bunch of oldtimers who have played a fair bit, but 3/4s are new to the team. What opinions are there on the simplest formation when players are new, and don't practise and you don't really know the players well enough to craft the system to the players.