Date: 10th August 2014 at 6:33pm
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The US tour and games against Celtic and Schalke were quite interesting to watch and already it seems the new gaffer has changed our system.

In the US, some of our play was exceptional, Celtic performance very good (albeit against reserves) and Schalke saw another win, although for me a far less fluid performance. One obvious thing was how Poch seems to have favoured a back four, two in the space in front (Capoue and Mason in USA, Bentaleb and Holtby v’s Schalke) and the the three (Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon) and a lone striker.

Lennon seems to be on the left, as has Townsend when he comes on and Eriksen largely right and Lamela central. So, the question is – who should be the two or three or one and will Poch change his system dependent on opponents?

For me, the two would be Capoue and Dembele ( although Holtby has looked energetic and Mason / Carroll also better than Bentaleb).

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