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Could Levein Have Been Right?!


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#1 Saltire Stetson

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

I've just heard the BBC commentators describe Spains formation as a 6-4-0, I almost fell off my chair:-o

#2 northernscum

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

:blink: It's hardly new news, they've played it in the last couple of games.

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#3 Mark frae Crieff

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

as it should be 4-6-0.. But they have players that can attack and score... and it is used to attack the game.

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#4 ParisInAKilt

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

Fabregras is essentially playing as a forward
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#5 Saltire Stetson

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

I thought I had heard it before but just didnae want tae believe it, as the nightmare would be that he might consider doing again:@

#6 WillfaeSwindon

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

Its not 4-6-0 though is it? Its 4-3-3 with an attacking midfielder through the middle.

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#7 Fairbairn

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

There's a difference between not playing with a forward and not playing a forward.

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#8 brant grebner

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

There's a difference between not playing with a forward and not playing a forward.


With Levein though, it was just not playing forward

#9 Barney Rubble

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:37 PM

With Levein though, it was just not playing


Fixed it for you Brant,
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#10 chrome

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

The Spanish 4-6-0 has about as much in common with Levein's line-up as a sparkling diamond has with a steaming turd. Both were conceived with totally different ideas on how to play the game; one with a fluid forward line, no targetman, controlling the midfield and looking for chinks in the opposition's defensive armour, the other concerned with camping it out and kicking the ball away as hard as possible.

#11 big_matt

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Is this seriously a thread comparing Leveins 'tactics' in Prague with the way Spain are playing tonight?

#12 ReekySporran

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:46 PM

The Spanish 4-6-0 has about as much in common with Levein's line-up as a sparkling diamond has with a steaming turd. Both were conceived with totally different ideas on how to play the game; one with a fluid forward line, no targetman, controlling the midfield and looking for chinks in the opposition's defensive armour, the other concerned with camping it out and kicking the ball away as hard as possible.


They are both the same concept, it's churlish to imply otherwise.

The difference being that the Spaniards have the players to actually make it work and some of them play a similar system at Barcelona, it's exceptionally difficult to master.

We on the other hand never had and probably never will have the players to make it work. It was the football equivalent of jumping into your Fiesta, putting on the shades, and pretending you're driving a Ferrari.
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#13 Barney Rubble

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

Levein must be delighted at the rubbing his ego gets every time 4-6-0 and Spain or Barcelona gets mentioned alongside his name.

Italy fire Lippi, and go out of their way to hire a guy with a track record in Serie A.

We fire Burley and go out of our way to find a job for a hapless non-entity who thinks anyone born in England is a better prospect than Craig Beattie, Steven Fletcher or Stephen Dobbie,
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#14 brant grebner

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

They are both the same concept, it's churlish to imply otherwise.

The difference being that the Spaniards have the players to actually make it work and some of them play a similar system at Barcelona, it's exceptionally difficult to master.

We on the other hand never had and probably never will have the players to make it work. It was the football equivalent of jumping into your Fiesta, putting on the shades, and pretending you're driving a Ferrari.


Which to be fair, is something that Levein does on a daily basis.

He's also on record manually as winding down all the windows and opening the sunroof, then honking at group of fat 14 year old lasses and asking them what they think of his convertible.

All the while with wheels mounted on bricks and the car sat in his drive way.

#15 sonofoi

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:06 PM

Could Levein have been right? No never. For the reasons above. Mind he started Mackie Morrison & Dorrans! And brought on Robson & Miller! That'll show them! & Iwelmo I think!

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