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Argentinemanager

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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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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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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.
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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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.

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
 

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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.
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.
 

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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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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
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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