thoughts? ideas?

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  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
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    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    okay, so i am thinking.

    last year we employed a pretty strong line-up in a 3-5-2 formation with mais & harkes as d-mids and t-bone as the center of our defense. now i know we dont have t-bone but...

    why not try this 3-5-2 line-up. just for the hell of it, it cannot hurt can it...

    ---------- busch ---------

    - leitch - torres - denton -

    ------ mias - harkes ------

    - west - martino - garcia -

    -- mcbride - washington --

    subs: cunningham for dante in about the 60th minute.

    i know that torres doesnt talk a whole lot back in the defense which is something a middle back must do in a 3 man back-line but having been at a few games i know that i dont hear dunseth that much when we have 4 in the back, seems that busch is pretty vocal and leads the defense when he is starting in goal...

    thoughts? ideas? feel free to rip away...
  2. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    I'm just hesitant of having just THREE defenders back there :(

    Otherwise, your lineup looks good!
  3. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    yea me too...

    except that if we could dump perez and get nelson in the *gazza saga* from d.c. then i think a back 3 of...

    leitch - nelson - torres

    ...looks pretty good to me in theory.
  4. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    I think your original is Primo. I puts Mais and Harkes in the best position to help on both the offensed and defense. Those two are the best organisers, too.
  5. Plowmanoo

    Plowmanoo New Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    D-Oughton, Dunseth, Torres
    DM-Mais, Harkes
    CM- Martino/Perez
    Wings- Garcia, West
    F- McBride, Cunningham

    Frankly, I think Leitch hasn't been as great as everyone seems to think. I might be missing something, but he gets caught upfield way too much, and I've seem him absolutely abused on several occasions. Dunseth has been the best in the middle all year. And Torres' speed is much better utilized outside.

    Harkes and Mais holding is obvious. Not only that, but it would allow Mais to get forward more, knowing Harkes is back there. If Harkes is injured, as has been the case most of the year, move Oughton there, and put Leitch back on the back line. I could care less about who starts in the middle, the both have their strengths and weaknesses.

    Up top, McBride is a no brainer, and Cunningham is top 7 or 8 in the league in scoring, despite sitting on the bench save for spot duty the last 3 weeks or so.
  6. CrewToon

    CrewToon Member

    Jun 13, 1999
    Greenbrier Farm
    At the rate this lot is going, might as well use a 3-6-1.
  7. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    You DO remember the last time the Crew attempted a 3-6-1, right? ;)
  8. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    FIRST PAGE!!!!!
  9. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
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    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Columbus Crew
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    And last page.
    cleazer repped this.

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