Date:Thursday December 27 2007
Pompey should deploy a 4-4-2 formation at Fratton! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from storagematt's poll are thoughts that I completely share.
We are conceding very, very few goals at home this season but at the same time we are also scoring very few - most of us put this down to the fact that we will not play 2 strikers up top.
The lone striker has served us well away from home, but it just isn't doing the business on the whole at home, where it is often finding Benjani isolated, and on the whole this is not a job that Kanu can do on his own as he is nowhere near mobile enough.
This 4-5-1 - which is what it is, Harry Redknapp tries to kid us it is a 4-3-3 but lets be honest it is a 4-5-1! - worked well against Arsenal yesterday, but it does not give us enough options up top, Kanu and Benjani linked up well together and Kanu showed what he can do but in all honesty I would still prefer to see Benjani and Dave Nugent start up front together and then if needed see Kanu come on as an impact player from the bench, and I hope this happens against Boro at the weekend - although I doubt it will...
Maybe it is just a case of Redknapp not being happy with the options that he has to play a 4-4-2 at the moment, but surely if he does buy a goalscoring striker in January he will have no option but to revert to this and will be happy to?
What the poll asked - What formation should we play at home?
How you voted - 4-4-2 52%, 4-3-3 23%, 3-5-2 9%, 4-5-1 6%, 4-1-4-1 4%, 4-4-1-1 4%, 3-4-3 2%
Current Poll - Boro come to town at the weekend, this must be a great chance for us to break our baron goalscoring run at home... surely we will not get many better chances than this?
Boro at home would be a game that most of us would be expecting to win, it will not be easy but this is a game that we do need to take all 3 points from, but can we did it? What will happen - this is what pompeyrug wants to know with this - 'Pompey v Boro?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Thursday December 27 2007
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