Finding harmony in asymmetrical formations

via GersNet - Match Analysis |


Formations are a crude, albeit useful, tool for visualising a teams general shape. We all know how a team will generally play in any given formation, whether it’s a 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2 or 4-3-3. But to insist that certain formations must have certain types of players is wrong: a 4-4-2 doesn’t necessarily need to have a winger on each side.

While we’ve been debating the benefits of any given formation and

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