MD24: Sampdoria-AS Roma (February 10th, 2013) [R]

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  1. ASRomaUSA

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    New coach by the time this game takes off ??..not sure what to expect?


  2. Capitano_10

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    I doubt we will have a new coach by the time this game comes. No idea what to expect, standard 4-4-2 maybe? Your guess is as good as mine
  3. PDeGennaro

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    It's very unlikely we will see a new coach for this game. As to the formation I would like to see the following:

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

    -----------Stekelenburg------------
    Piris--Marcos--Castan--Torosidis-
    ---------DDR---Marquinho--------
    -Lamela-----Pjanic-------Totti-----
    -------------Osvaldo----------------

    GK- Maarten Stekelenburg
    RB- Ivan Piris
    CB- Marquinhos
    CB- Leandro Castan
    LW- Vasilis Torosidis
    DM- Daniele De Rossi
    DM- Marquinho
    RW- Erik Lamela
    AMC- Pjanic
    LW- Totti
    ST- Osvaldo

    This is a conservative approach that can create plenty of scoring opportunities if done right while also keeping our goal secure.
  4. Roma_NY

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    It is not conservative. Osvaldo, Totti, Pjanic and Lamela aren't defensive enough. Replace Marquinho with Bradley or another defensive minded midfielder and the it makes sense.
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  5. DCUroma

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    maybe draw?
  6. DrinkGC

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    Pizarro played next to DDR in that formation under Luciano. Florenzi or Marquinho could do it... even the greek. Bradley would back up DDR and be a high energy defensive sub. I like it but that left side looks awful weak defensively, Balz would need to play LB if Totti is LW....
  7. zako

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    You'll get ripped apart there...If I were you I would play:

    -------------Lobont--------------------
    Torosidis---Marcos---Castan----Dodo
    ---------------De Rossi-----------------
    ---------Bradley---------Florenzi------
    ----------------Pjanic------------------
    -------------Lamela-------------------
    -------------------Osvaldo------------
  8. DDR

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    As far as I'm concerned the only 4-2-3-1 that won't be ripped apart looks like this:


    Stekelenburg
    Piris - Marcos - Castan - Torrosidis
    De Rossi - Bradley
    Lamela - Pjanic - Florenzi
    Totti

    Totti doesn't have the legs of 6 months ago and is not able to track back with certainty. This leaves him free to not have too. You can't have both Totti and Osvaldo on the pitch not tracking back.

    Alternatively you could try this:


    Stekelenburg
    Piris - Marcos - Castan - Torrosidis
    Bradley - De Rossi - Florenzi
    Lamela - Pjanic
    Osvaldo

    With Totti as a super sub. Or you could try this:


    Stekelenburg
    Marcos - Burdisso - Castan
    Piris - De Rossi - Florenzi - Dodo
    Pjanic
    Lamela - Osvaldo

    With Totti as an alternate to either Pjanic or Osvaldo.
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  9. Deini

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    This would be my formation too. Gazzetta dello Sport said today that this will be the formation used by Andreazzoli
  10. DDR

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    It would be incredibly ironic if Osvaldo became the victim of Zeman's firing. Many in Roma are accusing him not putting in effort and playing against the coach. Back at the start of the season he was put out one weekend because Zeman said he wasn't taking training seriously. Then before Bologna Zeman said there was a discipline problem and lack of effort in training.

    So if Osvaldo becomes a sacrificial lamb so we can fully embrace "give the ball to Totti and hope for the best." You just have to take a minute and chuckle at it. One, Zeman is the guy who halted his sale in the summer. Two, for all is romance with Totti he would become yet another striker marginalized at Roma because of the striker-less system. Joining the good company of Montella, Luca Toni, and Marco Borriello. Three, I personally could totally see him playing against Zeman and in which case it would serve him right.

    Personally I would avoid the 4-2-3-1 like it was a plague. For starters I believe it's being suggested for all the wrong reasons. Secondly it makes you dependent on a player who, while being magical, is just too old. Doing a 4-3-2-1 or a 3-4-1-2 makes a lot more sense if you look long term.
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  11. Loomis

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    This seems pretty good to me...
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    Pretty much the same thing I said. Though, I had Lamela and Pjanic a bit wider.
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  13. La Magica

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    I would love to see the 3-5-2

    ---------Stekelenburg
    Marcos - Burdisso - Castan
    Piris - De Rossi - Florenzi - Toro
    --------------Pjanic
    ----------Totti - Osvaldo


    Totti and Pjanic swapping positions and still using the wings as much as possible
  14. fabiogiuri

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    sure he confirm the spalletti's form, 4-2-3-1

    i hope

    stek
    torsidis-burdisso-marquinhos-dodo
    derossi-bradley
    lamela-pjanic-totti
    destro
  15. schnix

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    that's what i would suspect too. if anyone were to hit the default button, that diagram would be our formation + starting XI
  16. Vulpinous

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    I like @DDR's 3-4-1-2 best
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    me too, but we don't have enough depth at CB. what happens if one of burdisso/marcos/castan becomes injured/suspended, or even worse, 2 of them

    3-4-1-2 should be left as a backup/alternate formation, but not our starting/default
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    Good point.


    Considering that, I'd go with the ever solid 4-3-1-2 .

    4-2-3-1 could work but then you have both ozzy and destro on bench and that wolnt fly
  19. Roma_NY

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    Why would you have Ozzy and Destro on the bench? Why wouldn't Totti play behind the central striker? I mean, Totti drifts very deep anyway. If you put Totti at the top and have Pjanic behind him, then I feel like it constricts Pjanic.

    A 4-2-3-1 could work. The 2 central midfielders will be out of De Rossi/ Bradley/ Tachtsidis. The three attacking players will come out of Totti/Lamela/Pjanic/Florenzi/Marquihno. An the striker is Osvaldo/Destro.

    The thing with a 4-2-3-1 is you won't be seeing Bradley playing as high up on the pitch. The defensive-minded midfielders would stay back and protect the back line more.
  20. schnix

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    Totti can play anywhere in that band of 3, he can play a Zeman-esque RW or LW, or he can play in the middle as a classic 10

    i second the 4-3-1-2 though. this puts Totti in his favorite position. and we can rotate Lamela/Osvaldo/Destro up front. and it suits our energetic full backs well
  21. Deini

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    I have a bad feeling we are gonna see a Burdisso - Castan pairing the remainder of the season. Would love the 3-4-1-2 formation but we have no depth in CB area.
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    LE's 4-3-3 was somewhat a 3-4-1-2, with DDR dropping back to sweeper and with Totti tracking back

    just putting that out there
  23. Romanista89

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    That was usually only when we had possession though. Without possession under LE we folded into something similiar to a 4-1-4-1. Formations vary drastically in different phases.
  24. schnix

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    well put
  25. bigtimebuck4

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    I have no clue what will work, I just want 3 points lol

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