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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 13 Jun 22 8.25am Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

1. Goalkeeper
2. & 3. Full backs (but is 1 of the conventionally RB and the other LB?)
4. Defence minded midfielder
5 & 6. Centre backs but is there a convention about which side
7. 8. In my mind 7 is more likely a wide midfielder. 8 might be a box to box midfielder
9. More mobile forward, not typically playing back to goal? Ian Wright type
10. A Mark Bright type
11. Winger

This is an attempt to identify the classic 4 4 2 positions of yesteryear. Anyone wish to finesse or rubbish my list?

Note I don't actually know what numbers Wright or Bright actually wore.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 13 Jun 22 8.39am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

1. Goalkeeper
2. & 3. Full backs (but is 1 of the conventionally RB and the other LB?)
4. Defence minded midfielder
5 & 6. Centre backs but is there a convention about which side
7. 8. In my mind 7 is more likely a wide midfielder. 8 might be a box to box midfielder
9. More mobile forward, not typically playing back to goal? Ian Wright type
10. A Mark Bright type
11. Winger

This is an attempt to identify the classic 4 4 2 positions of yesteryear. Anyone wish to finesse or rubbish my list?

Note I don't actually know what numbers Wright or Bright actually wore.

1. Goalkeeper
2. Right back
3. Left back
4. Right half
5. Centre half
6. Left half
7. Right winger
8. Inside right
9. Centre forward
10. Inside left
11. Left winger.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 13 Jun 22 1.04pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

1. Goalkeeper
2. Right back
3. Left back
4. Right half
5. Centre half
6. Left half
7. Right winger
8. Inside right
9. Centre forward
10. Inside left
11. Left winger.

Ah, now that's the sort of terminology that I understand!

My fading memory tells me that back in the fifties and sixties goalies in the home leagues (as opposed to overseas) didn't have a number on their back. I certainly don't recall John Jackson wearing a number. The other thing about that era was that goalies almost invariably wore a plain green top, and I remember Vic Rouse (I think it was him) having to change into blue because of a clash with Chester's green.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

1. Goalkeeper
2. Right back
3. Left back
4. Right half
5. Centre half
6. Left half
7. Right winger
8. Inside right
9. Centre forward
10. Inside left
11. Left winger.

This.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 13 Jun 22 2.10pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

1. Goalkeeper
2. Right back
3. Left back
4. Right half
5. Centre half
6. Left half
7. Right winger
8. Inside right
9. Centre forward
10. Inside left
11. Left winger.

Yes Teddy, this speaks volumes to those of us of a certain age. Personally, I would love to see these numbers reintroduced, but I know it'll never happen.

 


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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 13 Jun 22 2.15pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

So some evolution... I think Kevin Taylor and Andy Gray were very much number 4s in my mind's eye.

My mind's eye does not remember brilliantly, I won't lie.

Two inside forwards, two wingers, and a No 9. Seems very attacking?

Are there later iterations than Teddy's?

 


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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 21 Jun 22 3.05pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

that was the old W-M line up - 442 9 and 10 are strikers, but with one up front these days the number 10 plays in the hole of course. 4 is midfield thug, 8 is a playmaker, 11 is always a winger, 7 usually is but can be a midfielder. In our current squad the defenders would go 2,3,5,6 as before, Kouyate would be 4, Schlupp 7 and Gallagher 8, Zaha is 11, Mateta is 9, and either Eze, Oduard or Olise would be 10 if they're on the left wing, maybe ,ake them 8 and Conor 10?

We should do favourite players in those numbers - Palace and general.

4 Kember/Nicholas/Gray
7 Thomas? Bryan Robson?
8 Murphy Colin Bell
10 Byrne? Pele/Maradona
11 Peter Taylor/Don Rogers George Best

 

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View georgey wood's Profile georgey wood Flag South London and Proud 21 Jun 22 4.26pm Send a Private Message to georgey wood Add georgey wood as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

1. Goalkeeper
2. & 3. Full backs (but is 1 of the conventionally RB and the other LB?)
4. Defence minded midfielder
5 & 6. Centre backs but is there a convention about which side
7. 8. In my mind 7 is more likely a wide midfielder. 8 might be a box to box midfielder
9. More mobile forward, not typically playing back to goal? Ian Wright type
10. A Mark Bright type
11. Winger

This is an attempt to identify the classic 4 4 2 positions of yesteryear. Anyone wish to finesse or rubbish my list?

Note I don't actually know what numbers Wright or Bright actually wore.


 

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View georgey wood's Profile georgey wood Flag South London and Proud 21 Jun 22 4.27pm Send a Private Message to georgey wood Add georgey wood as a friend

I meant to say agree with those numbers and you got Wright and Bright’s playing style correct. However Wrighty was 10 and Brighty was 9.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 21 Jun 22 4.36pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Those were the days!!

7 was my favourite player number when I was a kid, because of great players like Georgie Best, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Steve Coppell
Although I did put up quite a fight to get the number 11 shirt for my school football team because of Peter Taylor and I was playing on the left wing

 

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