Date: 20th July 2007 at 5:16pm
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Huddersfield Town manager, Andy Ritchie nailed his 4-4-2 colours to the mast whilst talking to, be it flat or diamond.

We’re looking at two ways of playing in pre-season; we used the diamond formation (4-4-2 with a defensive and attacking central midfielder) in our behind-closed doors games at Stoke on Tuesday and switched back to a regular 4-4-2 at Emley the other night. We may well have a look at the diamond again tomorrow (at Bridlington)

‘We have to look at these different systems. Primarily, managers always have a way they like to play and I like 4-4-2, but you have to be both open and able to go to a different system. We need to get the players at ease with both, in case a change of system is required during a game, so that they know where their team-mates will be and what is expected of them in the different role. I’m not a huge fan of changing systems but we have to be able to in case we need to change a game; the players have to be both happy and educated with regards to a different formation.’

Looks like we can know what to expect from the terriers this coming season, formation wise, unless injuries and suspensions force a rethink.


3 Replies to “Its 4-4-2 for Huddersfield”

  • to play with wingers, and have width and cover centrally it will be flat more often than diamond.

  • i can see us switching to a diamond formation, to get boothy beckett and cadamarteri etc all on the pitch at the same time, its good we will have some options.

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