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July 11, 2010

The new orthodoxy …

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 2:24 am

Some trends that I think may come out of this WC.

If it wasn’t clear before, it should be clear now – you are in for trouble if you don’t match numbers with your opponent in central midfield.

Deep lying midfielders are taking on more and more offensive responsibilities.  The Makalele role is evolving. OK, has been for a while.

One deep lying mid is no longer enough.

Your attacking midfielders need to be as comfortable in front of goal as any second striker.  (did Germany play with 1 forward or with 4?).

One of your centrebacks better be comfortable bringing the ball out / be able to double as a defensive mid.

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