Who will be the next to play like us?

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  1. Argentinemanager

    Argentinemanager New Member

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    After the success of united with a new style of football, I think many chairmen will be wanting a similar style from there respective clubs . Get players cheap , no breaking the bank and success. I know our style has been honed over 3 years but I think at least 2 teams will adopt our overlapping c/halves, I think who ever gets coutts will play it and Wigan , any thoughts, I know it doesn't affect us now we're in the big boys league but to see if it's the start of a new era of tactics .
     

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  2. BigBed

    BigBed Blade.....nuff said!

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    Liverpool and they'll claim they thought of it first :rolleyes:
     
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    Topplayersleave Well-Known Member

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    Anybody from Liverpool to Accrington Stanley will be credited with inventing it first. Anybody rather than us
     
  5. PeterNdlovu081

    PeterNdlovu081 COCK PISS PARTRIDGE

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    We didn't invent it.
     
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    Sothall_Blade Well-Known Member

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    Who did then?
     
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    Topplayersleave Well-Known Member

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    No, course not, I mean how could we invent our own unique style ?
     
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    PeterNdlovu081 COCK PISS PARTRIDGE

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    Are you okay?
     
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    Topplayersleave Well-Known Member

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  11. Akinbiyi

    Akinbiyi Ex-Pro & Cult Figure

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    Probably us. It’s certainly never something I’ve seen before.
     
  12. Proud Blade

    Proud Blade New Member

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    Did Wilder use it at Northampton, or Oxford or Halifax?
     
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    bornablade Well-Known Member

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    Leicester City fan on 'Roy's View From... ' said Harry Maguire adopts the style on occasions so I suppose it must have started with the club that developed the young Harry.
     
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  14. Chali 2na

    Chali 2na The Tuna fish that descended from Lake Michigan

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    Simple as that. Easy peasy.

    Can you think of any team using overlapping centre halves before us?
     
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  15. Paulus

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    Well Maguire always did move forward with the ball to start up attacks and this seemed to be encouraged at the time but it wasn’t the samething at all as the current model. To my knowledge centre backs been doing that since Beckenbauer and probably before that.
     
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    Yes, Maguire did like to step out with the ball into midfield, but that had been done before, going back as far as Beckenbauer like you said, and Bobby Moore from my memory, and probably others before them.
    But we didn't see Maguire overlapping the wing backs and putting crosses in
     
  17. Wright1889

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    I mean come on? Don’t get me wrong there has been incredible ball playing defenders over the years.

    But a teams tactic to have the wide CB’s overlapping the WB to the byline constantly is something completely new. They often find them self’s in a crossing or shooting position in the box.
     
  18. Scooter_mcgavin

    Scooter_mcgavin Well-Known Member

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    Fast forward to 2062 and you'll hear Wendies telling us of Van Aken and Lees being the first centre backs to overlap and we copied them.
     
  19. Tynemouth Blade

    Tynemouth Blade Old enough to know better!

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    How many times have you heard, or even said, that a central defender "gets altitude sickness " or "disorientated" if, other than for a corner, they venture past the half way line!?
    What our CB's do is unique I would say!
     
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  20. GrayBlade

    GrayBlade 100% Blade

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    Correct. I can’t recall any team certainly in the English game that’s consistently played like we have. The only time you might see a centre back high up on the wing is if his team was chasing the game with just minutes to go, but then when they got there they’d usually have a brain fart and have no idea what to do next.
     

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