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Do we need a seperate home and away formation?

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag 04 Nov 19 3.18pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

We know Roy is quite a conservative manager but maybe now we need to consider being a bit more attack minded at home.

Home form has been an issue for the last 5 or so years so it is clearly not just an issue that Roy has faced, Pardew in particular struggled to find a decent system to use at home.

The current system with 3 hardworking, but uncreative midfielders (Luka,Kouyate and Macca) has served us well away but at home it is so predictable.

Additionally, Wilf is a peripheral figure so is not having enough impact - how many home goals has he scored in the last 3 or so seasons? I think it's about 2!!

Could we play a 442 (or 424) with 2 up top and Wilf and Townsend on the wings? Or if not use a proper No 10 ahead of 2 holding midfielders.

Roy moans we struggle to score goals but then lines us up in the most defence minded formation week in week out.

Also set pieces - why can't we defend them? We look so vulnerable whenever the ball is in our area, yet when attacking we look pretty clueless. Do we not practice these routines??

Surely something needs to change when we are at home, at least against non top 6 teams.

Thoughts??

 

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View leejaneagles's Profile leejaneagles Flag 04 Nov 19 3.29pm Send a Private Message to leejaneagles Add leejaneagles as a friend

Roy is a one trick pony with massive limitations but unfortunately, much like the players we can bring in, we have to settle for bargain bucket Managers also.

Just think about what we really need from a style perspective to push on and you don't need to look further than yesterday's opponent Brendan Rodgers. Palace and Leicester are similar in size (the recent Prem title aside) but we all know Rodgers wouldn't leave Celtic for us but would for Leicester. We set our own bars and limitations from the Chairman down.

So from that perspective, we can't do better than Roy. A Manager that will get us 40 points, mostly on the road and keep our thin squad ticking over.

However, on the off-chance a 72 year old man wakes up tomorrow like Scrooge on Christmas willing to change his ways, I'd love to see a new thing at home.

The main thing for me is we can't do much worse at home over the last 2 seasons anyway. It's turgid and boring and doesn't yield many points, so I don't really care if we lose most of our home games, it won't make much difference.

Would love to see Camarasa or Meyer in for one of the 3 straight away. Townsend right and Zaha left and asked to stick to his wing position where he gets more time and freedom. Stick Luka in front of the back four and let everyone else roam forward.

In situations like yesterday when one of our ONLY TWO wingers at the club are injured, play Schlupp left back and PVA left attacking without having to track back so his defensive limitations aren't exploited as much and it means we still have 2 proper wingers rather than Jimmy bloody Mac on the right wing.

A nice thought but nothing will change.

 

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View Jefroc's Profile Jefroc Flag Crete 04 Nov 19 4.15pm Send a Private Message to Jefroc Add Jefroc as a friend

IMO a decent proposition. I am not so jaundice about Roy (or the Board) as others are but I agree Roy is conservative in his approach. It has served us well and that is not to be forgotten. The fact he is 72 is irrelevant (I say this having supported Palace since the early 60s).

Palace play counter attacking football which is counter to what is needed when playing at home when we need to exert more pressure and be more attacking. Recently we have let in silly goals from set pieces but it is worth remembering we have one of the stingiest defences in the EPL - admittedly that bit less good given the last three games. But at home the midfield needs to be more creative and the inclusion of one or two from Meyer, McCarthy and Camarasa would be good. Certainly worth a try. I have been impressed by Meyer in that regard and I feel he needs more game time to really show us his quality. No doubt the same could be said for the other two.

Mind you we could also do with a 15 goal a season striker!!!

 


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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 04 Nov 19 4.31pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

I agree with the other posters about using different approaches, but Roy sets up the same way and I canít see this changing.
In the interview after the Leicester game he was bemoaning becoming more adventurous and not having 5 in midfield in the last 15 mins and believed this led to the second Leicester goal.
To my mind this just reinforces and endorses his conservative approach in his own mind and makes change less likely.
You have to take Roy warts and all .
To my mind a solid back 4 and 3 hard working midfielders should mean that you should be able to use 3 offensive players at home but Roy obviously feels to do this would leave us open.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 05 Nov 19 2.34pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I would presume that different games need different tactics and formations. Not really as simple as home and away. I also presume Roy knows more than one formation after the length of time he's been in the game. 4-4-2 would be nice every once in a while - if even just to fool the opposition.

 


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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag 05 Nov 19 5.57pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I would presume that different games need different tactics and formations. Not really as simple as home and away. I also presume Roy knows more than one formation after the length of time he's been in the game. 4-4-2 would be nice every once in a while - if even just to fool the opposition.

so why have we played the same formation, injuries permitting, every game this season?

Set up defensively Man U away - play same formation next week at home against a lesser team.

Clearly Roy knows different formations but with the players he has he plays the same one week in week out.

 

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View Hutchyeagle's Profile Hutchyeagle Flag Hove 07 Nov 19 11.02am Send a Private Message to Hutchyeagle Add Hutchyeagle as a friend

When Roy gets stick about his team selections he does a mad selection
Everyone wanted Meyer to start for weeks last season, week after week. Obviously we all meant at home to a team we will need to open up. but no Roy chucked him a start at Burnley away (I think or something similar)...not the game for Meyer. He struggled , Roy can then leave him out of the side
I can see a team selection like that away at Chelsea this weekend...Camarasa or Meyer start...Itís what Roy does..

 

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View essetwentyone's Profile essetwentyone Flag london 07 Nov 19 12.40pm Send a Private Message to essetwentyone Add essetwentyone as a friend

do we need a seperate home and away formation?

Of course we do - but Roy only knows one way of playing !

 

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View daven's Profile daven Flag 07 Nov 19 12.58pm Send a Private Message to daven Add daven as a friend

Don't know about different formations, we could do with different managers.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 07 Nov 19 2.46pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

We definitely need to check how to spell 'separate'

 


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