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Redknapp says Pompey may go 3-5-2!

Words that will have people firstly having to recheck what they saw, but also rubbing their hands with glee have been spoken by Harry Redknapp.

He is contemplating deploying a 3-5-2 formation this season!

From Hong Kong, ahead of our game with Fulham tomorrow, which should see John Utaka make his debut he said 'we used a team playing 3-5-2 against a team playing 4-4-2 in training last week and the team playing 3-5-2 won 6-1.

'It's something we'll probably use out here and it's a way we might go this season.

'We've got Niko Kranjcar who we can use behind the strikers.

'It's a position he is used to playing.

'I'm not worried about playing 3-5-2 in the Premiership.

If he does employ this system this season I would be more than happy, hearing it alone is music to my ears - and would be a far cry from our usual 4-5-1 away from Fratton, assuming he would go two up front in away games too?

It is all very well having an attacking team, but you need to have defenders and midfielders that can help you on the defensive side of the game too, with them also capable of doing the job well - and we certainly do have the players capable of doing this, so bring it on.

We have the players available to now easily play two up front home and away, so a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 formation, away from Fratton as well as at it, leaves me feeling even more excited and optimistic about the times ahead of us.

PLAY UP POMPEY!




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Date:Monday July 23 2007

Time: 3:36PM

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This will be the 3-5-2 formation which Redknapp has previously referred to as 'suicide in the premiership'. ;-) Nice idea but who would you play as right wing back? It would also imply that we're going to play Matt Taylor in his strongest position as well!
stooH
ok for an irrelevant competition, why not ? but i dont think Sol and Linvoy are quick enough against the better teams, the reason the defence were good value is because the 4th man always covered. perhapse HR feels that the central man drops back to cover. good to try on a jolly but for me its 4,4,2 against the top 4 and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE away days IM TIRED OF NEGATIVE FOOTBALL
russellm
maybe, maybe...although it does leave me haunted about his words describing wingbacks, and the 3-5-2 formation in the premeiership...
pompeycarpet
i just hope we bloody play 2 strikers up front away from home and actually look to do something instead of play the negative football as russ says... playing 3-5-2 does not mean we would have to play wing backs would we - altho lauren and matty taylor are ideally suited to this aren't they...
pompeyrug
and cranie too, not forgetting duffy...
pompeyrug
The formation for Kranjcar!
paultsmouth
it does seem all ourn playors would nicely fit in...its just weather what harry said before is true, or he was just making excuses.
pompeycarpet
Right Wing back would be Lauren, he's played both right back and right wing, not 100% fit last season but i think he'll be much better this season.
Steve C
he decided against this afterall didn't he...
pompeyrug
I think SteveC has a point about Lauren, he was thrown in 80% fit and i thought he looked the class of Sol and Linvoy and i dont see any reason to change my mind
russellm
 

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