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I know a lot of us grew up with the idea that football is played in a 4-4-2 system, consisting of two strikers and fast wingers. But nothing stays the same forever. I think it's fair to say that the 4-2-3-1 system is the new 4-4-2.
What I mean by that is this system has become the most common. And not just by teams that use it to try to take advantage in their limited players—the very best sides are now using it and find it to be a very successful system.
Therefore, it is simply crazy to suggest that only playing one striker is negative. I would also add that I think Hoolahan and Holt work best as a pair than anything else we have at the club.
The 4-2-3-1 allows us to get Pilkington, Hoolahan and Snodgrass in the team, and they are all very positive and creative players. I think we all know how vital Hoolahan is to the team, and it is virtually impossible to get the best out of him playing 4-4-2. Therefore, I will support Hughton, and I hope he sticks with the system.