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    Drivers in Serie A

    http://www.zonalmarking.net/2013/01/...than-creators/

    not my article of course . but this article talks about the 1-1 serie A roma game, and guarin's role.

    imo guarin is undertaking the same role boateng had last year in milan that of a "driver". His position is the same as an AM, but he's not a conventional attacking mid. He uses physicality, speed and dribbling to bring the ball forward from the 4-3 to the front 2.

    I think Guarin is doing the same thing. We've all complained about strama's 7-3, 8-2 formations. and the front strikers being completely isolated from the central midfielders and defenders.

    now hes changed the formation to a 6-1-3, 7-1-2, relying on guarin's dribbling and speed to bring the ball to the forwards. one quality of guarin i never noticed was dribbling. whoscored.com rates dribbling as his top quality ( http://www.whoscored.com/Players/22701/ ).

    that's why he was extremely tired in the game against roma. you could see that even his mental state took a hit, because of his physical tiredness. this position is extremely exhausting, as unlike a conventional attacking midfielder who uses passing as the connection between cms and def and strikers, he uses his speed,physicality, and dribbling to make that connection, which can take a toll on you.

    as long as strama's midfields are crappy and unorganized, without the right personnel, keep expecting to see guarin in this "attacking midfield" role.

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    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/...id/743?cc=5901

    espn article on this new physical breed of attacking midfielders, w/ a 1 min video as well

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    Feels like an English invasion tbh, more and more physicality creeping into the game of Italian football.

    Less and less fantasisti, Cassano being the last of them, possibly.
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    I thought this article said divers in Serie A, only realise when I was half the way down the article that it wasn't

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    Interesting article and good analysis of the game. It is true that role of no. 10 is fading in Serie A and players like Boatang, Guarin and Bradely (and almost everyone in Juve's midfield) are becoming more prominent.

    I think Paulinho is one of these midfielders. Maybe that's why we are after him so badly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallace View Post
    Feels like an English invasion tbh, more and more physicality creeping into the game of Italian football.

    Less and less fantasisti, Cassano being the last of them, possibly.
    Roy Hodgson on inter in the 90s

    "We lacked stars, apart from Paul Ince. It wasn't the Inter we see today of household names. They weren't the best technically but physically they were like machines. The Premier League is like that now, but back then Italy was far ahead."

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    Wasn't old enough to watch Hodgson's Inter.

    But Serie A of the late 90's and early 00's was so technically fantastic, a joy to watch every game.
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    yep. even the best players nowadays dont have the best of technical abilities. its almost impossible to find any recobas or robert carloses

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