Norpig wrote:Trouble is if we start with 2 strikers then we change to either 442 which means we may get overrun in midfield.
If we go for a 4312 formation then we are missing out on a wide players such as Dapo or Isgrove so where is the width and supply line to the strikers?
I can't see Evatt changing formation now so it will be a 4231 as usual. He stacks the bench with attacking options but sometimes he needs to use them earlier in my opinion.
Evans kept playing Crellin when it was clear to all that was not working, so he's clearly a stubborn man. I doubt that he's going to change his system now come what may.
I wonder if the team has began to run out of gas? I don't know the stats but since we've been on this great run from February time we seemed to have picked more or less the same team for all the games, with the subs (and the occasional team changes) being amongst the forward players.
I remember last season there was a big hoo-ha when some woman reporter made a comment about Leeds being lucky to get promoted as the season was 'on hold' halfway through due to Covid which allowed Bielsa's team who play a very pressing type of game (as does Evans) to have a rest and recharge their batteries as they would invariably tale off towards the end of normal seasons.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Maybe Lee, MJ and the back four are in need of a break - but then again who would you bring in?
He clearly doesn't fancy Tutte to be good enough to fill a place for Lee or MJ and clearly sees Brockbank as not good enough to fill a place for any of the back four.
I think the only card we really have is Sarcevic's return and that will give us the drive we need to get us over the line.
Unfortuanately for poor George I think he will be the one to have to make way though but I expect to see him play later in the game from the bench.