Introduction to Formations

What You Will Learn:

  • What is meant by a formation?
  • How teams have two formations - one for defending which is the one stated in newspapers, etc, and one for attacking.
  • Key issues that arise when different formations play each other.
  • When to change your formation.
  • Why most teams play 4 - 4 - 2.

"I'm not sure how important the formation is. What I do know is that players need to feel comfortable with the job you're asking them to carry out."

--Brian Clough, Walking on Water

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