Date: 20th September 2007 at 8:39am
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I would prefer to see Pompey play matches at Fratton in a 4-4-2 formation! Not my vote, yours – although these findings from pompey4me’s poll are thoughts that I share.

Harry Redknapp again tried his 4-3-3 formation against Liverpool and although it was not anywhere near as disappointing as it was when it was used again United I still cannot help but think it is not really the right way to go – particularly at home – and tends to waste the qualities of some players, most noticeable Benjani.

I am a fan of the 4-4-2, yep it is simple and traditional but it has served us well and is a formation that in my own opinion we should be using for matches at Fratton, something that a lot seem to agree with.

To be honest I would not mind playing with a 3-5-2 if we could, but the players do not feel they could play in such a formation. Matty Taylor and Glen Johnson would be idea, as they could get up and down the pitch all day long, but then it would mean others missing out in their best positions, so they might be ‘accommodated’ in lesser roles.

We could argue all day long bout what formation or personnel should or should not be used, but Redknapp will keep doing what he feels best, so as long as this works more often than not we will be happy.

What the poll asked – What formation do you think Pompey should play at home?

How you voted – 4-4-2 62%, 3-5-2 17%, 4-3-3 13%, Other formation that players nor fans will understand! 4%, 4-2-4 1%, 4-5-1 1%, 4-3-2-1 1%, 3-3-4 1%

Current Poll – Pompey gained 6 points from the opening 6 games, but with United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool out of the way – which yielded only 2 points, when we should have earned at least 5 – after this weekend against Blackburn, which will be very difficult, we come up against teams that we should be beating.

Most people expected a difficult start to the season, so the points tally would have been about par for them, my own expectations were higher than this though to be honest, but on the whole we have performed well so as long as we push on from this we can still have a fine season, starting with the next 6 games, mostly all winnable one, but how well could we do, this is what pompeycarpet wants to know with this – ‘How many points will Pompey get in there next 6 games?’ Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

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