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65% Want Us To Change To 4-4-2 Formation

In our recent site poll, 65% voted 4-4-2 as the formation they'd like to see Martinez adopt, while only 25% want us to continue with our 4-5-1 setup.

On the opening day of the season last week at Charlton, the 4-5-1 formation wasn't effective up front as Bauza struggled all game to get into good goalscoring positions.

This week however, at home to Nottingham Forest, it seemed to work slightly better as we won 3-1, but the midfield still found it difficult to get Scotland into some goalscoring positions.

He was replaced with 25 minutes remaining by new Summer signing Gorka Pintado. It didn't take him long to make an impact as he scored our 3rd goal 20 minutes after coming on.

There is the argument that a strikeforce of Pintado and Scotland would pose a bigger threat to our opposition but Martinez seems a fan of filling the midfield and using the wingers effectively.

65% want us to change to a 4-4-2, with 25% happy for us to continue using 4-5-1.

Last season, Martinez swapped between the two formations depending on whether we were home or away, but he is yet to do that this year. 4% voted the formation should depend on where we're playing while 6% voted for a 4-3-3 line up.

In our new poll, we want to know how you think we'll fare away at Plymouth next weekend. Will the Swans maintain their momentum or will Plymouth record their first win of the season?

Vote now on the right hand side >>

Should Martinez change to a 4-4-2 formation or stay with his 4-5-1 system?

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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 17 2008

Time: 4:57PM

Your Comments

I think 4-5-1 could work better with Orlandi or when Scotland is fitter and sharper. The midfield trio of Bodde, Pratley and Britton work well as a unit and breaking that up could affect our stability in the middle third.
KevinE
The midfield played some good balls into the box, Scotland was the one who didn't get in the positions, but when Pintado came on he got straight into a scoring position and scored, Scotland will not be good enough on his own this season, he will need to someone alongside him imo
cyjax
Dont want to mess with the midfield but we need 2 up front.
welshboy78
Pintado has the ability to play as we saw yesterday. Scotland will struggle to play up front on his own this season.
breconjack
*Pintado has the ability to play up front on his own as we saw yesterday. This feckin keyboard just decides not to type in some words!
breconjack
he managed it so well last season so whats different this season?
GThomas
to be honest martinez will switch his formations around this year like last season after all its his opinion that counts thats what he gets paid for
rubberjonny72
i cant see us changing from 4-5-1 at the moment, pintado should play on his own. we need a striker who's better in the box than scotland was on saturday.
GThomas
Pintado went towards the far post, taking the defender with him, and then moved towards the near post, where Gower put in the perfect centre for the third goal. I think Pintado is more of a threat as the lone striker.
willow
our main problem it seems is converting the chances we create, i think with 2 strikers on the field this could be cured.
tubejack
 

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