The term ‘square pegs in round holes’ seems to apply to the current team and formations.
Ned Kelly and Darren Wrack said Dutton has to select 1 formation and stick with it. So what formation should we play to ensure we get the best out of the players we have?
I don’t agree that many players at this level are capable of ‘game management’ and swapping formations 2 or 3 times a game. Dutton needs to assess who we have and what they are capable of and stick with that for a few games.
So is it 4-4-2 or 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 or 4-4-1-1 or 3-4-2-1 (i think we’ve tried all of these in the last 4 games)
- I don’t think we have a striker who can play alone upfront
- Osei Yaw isn’t good enough, so that leaves a front 2 of Lavery and Gordon.
- We have 3 wingers, who on their day can unlock defences. Pick 2 from 3.
- You can’t play wing backs and wingers, so it’s a back 4 for me.
That leaves midfield.
Pick the best pairing of Bates, Perry, Kinsella, Vincent that provides balance.
For me it’s Bates and Vincent.
Remember to make room for Holden when he’s fit.
He could play either wing, instead of Vincent or even as part of a front 2.
So it’s 4-4-2 for me.
We are only going to get out of this mess with the players we have, and Dutton needs to get them organised and stop changing the formation and the team.