Christmas Tree Formation Football Manager. Join in on the discussion. Surely terry venables wasn t the first indeed the 4 3 2 1 was around long before el tel stuck alan shearer.
Who were the first team to use a christmas tree formation wonders martyn anderson. Terry venables and christian gross used this formation during their time in charge of tottenham hotspur. In association football the formation describes how the players in a team generally position themselves on the pitch association football is a fluid and fast moving game and with the exception of the goalkeeper a player s position in a formation does not define their role as rigidly as for for instance a rugby player nor are there episodes in play where players must expressly line up in.
Zidane and djorkaeff as attacking midfielders were given full authority to roam up the pitch as the midfield was guarded by the likes of deschamps petit and karembeu.
Manager aimé jacquet even gave freedom to his full backs to roam up the pitch. In which year was the last english football league match played on christmas day. Traditionally taking place on boxing day on which racecourse is the king george vi chase run. It is however most known for being the formation carlo ancelotti utilised on and off during his time as a coach of milan.