Rotation vs. Partnership

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  1. Azrael

    Azrael www.jewsforjesus.org Staff Member Moderator

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    2 questions:

    Which do you prefer, Partnership or Rotation, and why? I'm asking because I'm not sure which way to go. I have 4 great strikers, and it's hard to choose between them, should I pick two and have them form an invincible attack force, or rotate the 4 so they all get to play. I'm currently rotating until I find which of the two can be used as staples and work well together, but even when I do, I don't want to use the other 2 as backup only. Any advice?
     
  2. PaPaGeorGeo

    PaPaGeorGeo Fan Favourite

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    Depends on there form for me unless, they have a specific role in the team eg target man, Ill rotate them if they havn't scored for two or three games
     
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    I hate rotating. I always play with one eleven, only changing it when players are out of form or injured etc.
     
  4. Johnny_Big

    Johnny_Big Starting XI

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    I try to rotate, but I prefer having a static line-up. At least, I see the partnership go better than with rotation, and they play better, but maybe that's only me. When you rotate, you have individual happiness. When you build a partnership, you have some unhappy players, but the team happiness is bigger and they play better.

    At least that's what I think.
     
  5. Zlatan

    Zlatan Fan Favourite

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    Same here. Changing players all the time, doesn't benifit your results IMO.
    I always try to make sure there are 3 players for one position, one mid 20's player who's the main man, one experienced backup and one talented youngster.
     
  6. Daz

    Daz Everyone's Favourite Diabetic

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    i tend to rotate a max of 2 positions a game, mainly full backs or wingers. Though in cup games i always play an almost completely different side.

    With my Newcastle side i had such great partnerships of Taylor-Kompany, Sivok-Maresca and Owen-Martins through the middle it was pretty tough to want to change anything. Though occassionally when Owen has a few crappy games in a row i'll bring on Rodallega or Dani Carvalho for a couple of games.

    But recently, when it comes to big games, my captain and dominating centre-back Taylor just seems to play terribley, whenever playing the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea... etc. he'll just shrivel up and play a terrible 4 rating so i've been playing an 18 year old called Danny Bentley who's been pretty solid in there until Taylor bucks up his ideas.
     
  7. proxnet

    proxnet Senior Squad

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    same here. I'm currently playing with r.madrid. Raul and Cassano are working wonders up front and i've not changed my backline for the past 15 games, due to which they've conceeded only 5 goals. While i personally prefer playing with a set team, i think that with the right tactics rotating players might not be too bad.

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  8. thetrooper37

    thetrooper37 Senior Squad

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    I usually rotate my wingers and strikers because I don't have ones that really stand out.
     
  9. Filipower

    Filipower Bunburyist

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    i hate rotation, and i hate when players who are obviously worse than my first 11 come to whine about wanting to play more games and stuff...damn
     
  10. theo

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    Rotation works well enough for me not to change it.
     
  11. Tom

    Tom That Nice Guy

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    You really are my favourite diabetic. As always Daz speaks the truth and the correct way. As Alf Ramsey once said: "never change a winning team." and boy was he right. Champ doesnt work all that well on consistency, well not aswell as in real life, but partnerships definitely form, and even at the very most basic level, you understand and realise which combinations of players work, and when they work, you don't change them.

    That's not to discount the use of changing a few players every now again, as Daz said. Looking ahead to upcoming fixture congestion gives you a chance to operate some form of squad rotation system. However, the big HUGE problem with playing a full on squad rotation system is that you never know what your best team is, it's where all the teams in real life (including Pool) used to come falling down because in the big games, they didnt know who to play. Hence, a mixture between the two, with emphasis on keeping the same eleven (at most times) is the best way forward. We might aswell close the thread now, cos i'm right lol
     
      

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