Part 2 – Multiple Choice Q&A Day – Open Thread: 28 June 2022


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Observations From Yesterday’s Poll:

  • Almost 80% of the MM community would like to see better football on display to go along with our trophies.
  • Rodrygo seems to be the clear favorite to be handed a shot at making the right wing his own.
  • Regarding KCM, Kroos appear to be the majority’s choice to make way for younger blood. Therefore most poll answers will leave him out.
  • A backline of Alaba, Rudiger, Militao and Carva seems to be the community’s choice with Mendy being the surprise exclusion.

Continuing the discussion …..

Yesterday we had a poll question that asked ‘how do we play better football’. The majority seemed to favor different tactics and formations to go along with infusing new players. Before you make your choices there are a few questions to ponder

  • If you want Rodrygo to start what formation would he thrive in?
  • If you would like better pressing or a fast counter attack or both, which players would most be suited to that?
  • Which system would most expose us defensively?

I’ve seen more than a few people refer back to Carlo’s Madrid team of the 13-14 and 14-15 seasons and the wonderful football they played. Back then Caro had a midfield of Xabi Alonso, Di Maria and Modric with the BBC up front. Both those seasons the team scored more goals than anyone else in La liga but gave up 38 goals each time. The ideal scenario would be to see something similar but with better defense. But do we have the right personnel to accomplish that?

So put your Carlo hats on and lets begin:


What sort of formation would you favor

  • 51%

    Stick with the 4-3-3

    (215 votes)

  • 0%

    Any other formation? (State your case in the comments)

    (3 votes)

419 votes total

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What sort of tactic would you like to see Ancelotti employ?

  • 28%

    Counter Attack

    (116 votes)

  • 33%

    Two or more of the above tactics used together (Explain in the comments)

    (138 votes)

  • 1%

    None of these (State your preferred tactic in the comments)

    (7 votes)

409 votes total

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If we were to change tactics and formations is the destroyer position necessary?

  • 62%

    Yes (Explain in the comments)

    (224 votes)

  • 37%

    No (Explain in the comments)

    (137 votes)

361 votes total

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Depending on which tactic you selected, what 3 man midfield would you choose?

  • 16%

    The tactic I chose would require a double pivot or a 4 man midfield (Explain in the comments)

    (62 votes)

  • 17%

    Casemiro Modric Fede

    (63 votes)

  • 6%

    Casemiro Modric Camavinga

    (25 votes)

  • 24%

    Tchouameni Fede Modric

    (90 votes)

  • 17%

    Tchouameni Fede Camavinga

    (66 votes)

  • 5%

    Casemiro Tchouameni Modric

    (21 votes)

  • 4%

    Camavinga Fede Modric

    (17 votes)

  • 2%

    Casemiro Fede Tchouameni

    (10 votes)

  • 4%

    Other (Name the players in the comments)

    (16 votes)

370 votes total

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Final question:


Would you be willing to go trophyless next season to witness better football?

  • 6%

    No, But … (Explain the rest in the comments)

    (24 votes)

  • 2%

    Yes, But …. (Explain the rest in the comments)

    (9 votes)

395 votes total

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