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Jaboldinho

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ShiftyPowers;3235298 said:
That defense is worse than usual, and that's saying something.

Seriously, they're getting old. Bouma? Had totally forgot about that guy. Guess they need to put De Jong and Van Bommel in front of the backline to stop the attacks before they start.
 

Xifio

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Cruyff's XI according to some column of his:



sigh :( ...

I mean, I would have Nigel in for Afellay, and play him at CDM; but Urby LWB, Raffie + Wes as creative mids, supplying Robin AND Klaas, with Arjen given a free role? what's not to like?

the fact that he'd rather a DM play ahead of any of the other CB options sums that defensive situation up neatly ...
 

fender

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Nobody would defend in that midfield of Cruyff's , they would only win by scoring more goals than the opponent.

Afellay has been out practically the whole season no way he can play well right from the start, Strootman in the CM of that would make it interesting.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Xifio;3237104 said:
Cruyff's XI according to some column of his:



sigh :( ...

I mean, I would have Nigel in for Afellay, and play him at CDM; but Urby LWB, Raffie + Wes as creative mids, supplying Robin AND Klaas, with Arjen given a free role? what's not to like?

the fact that he'd rather a DM play ahead of any of the other CB options sums that defensive situation up neatly ...

LOL. So ******* out of touch. I like his attacking trident though, I think Huntelaar deserves it.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Hahaha, okay I'm not saying anything new, but that suggested lineup is shocking in its naivete. I don't think that would be successful in 1970 either.
 

Xifio

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oh it's a total FIFA formation, so it can't work ... well, not in its entirety; it does have fascinating aspects, though ...

I actually think that with Nigel in place of Afellay to play the Busquets role, and van Bommel retained in the Mascherano role, a case could be made for Holland mimicking Barça ...

being in the Group of Death either means erring on the side of caution, or throwing caution to the wind -- I like the latter, but the former is pc ... at EURO 2008, van Basten, in the second half versus France, did have Arjen-Ruud-Robin in front of Wes-Raffie, with Nigel holding behind them ... doubt van Marwijk would be as bold ...
 

ShiftyPowers

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I don't think CB is in van Bommel's skill set at all. The man is a foul machine, which is fine in the middle of the pitch, but not in the final third. I think the defense is so shocking that you need the 2 holders. I also don't think this Dutch team is capable of playing like Barca. The technique is maybe second best in the world after Spain, but still not good enough to play that way.

Also, I made a mistake, I think Robben should be deployed on the right to take advantage of his best quality, which is cutting in and shooting. Although I guess you can make the argument that there are too many guys in the middle for the Dutch and they could use him crossing if Huntelaar is in the middle.
 

Silencer

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ah well things like that happen in football, in the final minutes good assist and goal. Who cares we will be strong when we need to be in Kharkov!
 

Xifio

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yeah, the result matters very little ... IMO the real concern is Bert's squad selection ... first he cut Urby, which was stupid ... now he's cut Siem de Jong (which is just silly, given how versatile he is), and also [inexplicably] Anita Vurnon (which leaves only one real LWB option: an inexperienced 18-year-old) ... this goddamn non-Ajacied van Maarwijk is starting to piss me off ...
 

ShiftyPowers

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Xifio;3242539 said:
yeah, the result matters very little ... IMO the real concern is Bert's squad selection ... first he cut Urby, which was stupid ... now he's cut Siem de Jong (which is just silly, given how versatile he is), and also [inexplicably] Anita Vurnon (which leaves only one real LWB option: an inexperienced 18-year-old) ... this goddamn non-Ajacied van Maarwijk is starting to piss me off ...

Is it too late for van Bronkhorst? :)
 

fender

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Splendid first half performance against N.Ireland such a joy to watch, Sneijder scored a beautiful free-kick, i think i'm in love.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Read an article the other day about how frustrated RvP is playing with Sneijder and Robben because they always look for their own glory instead of playing as a team. I do almost wonder if Holland would be a better team if they played

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