Archive for May, 2010

One last look back at what ifs for Dunga

Only two days remain before Dunga’s call-up and though I love to pick my own teams as much as any Brazilian, I always settle on a pragmatic approach ahead of the cup. I’m not one to lobby for surprise inclusions or to drop X or Y player in favor of the flavor of the month. Before I retire my wishes though and focus on Dunga’s 23 and how they’ll look in the World Cup, let me share with you some of the more interesting what ifs I’ve gone over in my mind.

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Continue Reading May 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Pra Frentre Brasil!

As Dunga’s tenure began and he demonstrated the same trouble in breaking down defensive opponents that I and other fans have suffered through for over a decade, I criticized and hoped he’d find versatility in midfield. I do not want two purely defensive midfielders and two purely offensive midfielders. Though Dunga’s team has still found trouble in qualifiers against defensive sides, he has evolved a system that while nominally a 4-4-2 is much more dedicated to a versatile midfield than it is to a box midfield.

Click continue reading for more on Dunga’s system including some links to great analysis by zonalmarking.net

Continue Reading May 3, 2010 at 8:59 am Leave a comment


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