An article from PompNut looking at recent formations used by Pompey managers to see which we prefer? Read on for more.
I asked in an a Vital Pompey opinion poll “Which Formation do you Prefer?” The results are as follows:
Guy and Stuart’s 4-4-2 81%
Appleton’s 4-4-1-1 13%
Cotterill’s 4-5-1 come 4-4-3 6%
Appy’s 4-4-1-1 had a modest amount of votes, Cotterill’s 4-5-1 wasn’t a popular choice and Guy and Stuart’s 4-4-2 was clear favourite. However after this poll Appy has changed formation with the introduction of Marko Futacs. Whatever you call this new formation of his it looks like a 4-4-2 with freedom for Erik and a lot more support for Kitson as a striker but at the same time a hint of freedom for Kitson to fall back when needed.
This is how I see it, you may disagree.
In the last 2 games this has been used I’ve seen some good football, even entertaining football, as did I during much of the spell when Guy and Stuart were caretakers and played 4-4-2!
For me and the majority that voted we favour 4-4-2. Pompey’s results also reflect how the team flourish in 4-4-2 when playing in that formation, ignoring Watford away, and produces A LOT more attempts on target of which we have needed of late. I also like it because we get to see the best out of Kitson when he has that support! He is not a lone striker full stop. Kitson had an amazing game against Watford at home and Futacs looks promising scoring 2 goals in 2 games!
I predict to see both Futacs and Kitson on the scoreboard a lot more if we stick to 4-4-2.
So there you have it, 4-4-2 wins! I may even pre-order that wedding dress soon Chix 😉
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Written by PompNut.
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