Garth Crooks demonstrates his tactical knowledge
The BBC do pretty well to employ pundits that annoy us. Mark Lawrenson’s predictions are dreadful, Alan Hansen is cripplingly negative and Alan Shearer is as boring as watching dry paint dry. Thankfully, they’ve managed to make it that little bit worse by allowing Garth Crooks to choose his team of the week in the Premier League.
This week Garth really shows off his knowledge of football tactics with his team of the week. He selects four defenders, which I think we can all agree is fairly textbook, and adds to this with Javi Garcia, who is a good defensive midfielder. But Crooks then leaves reality by choosing five strikers.
Gervinho, Podolski, Defoe, Berbatov and Ba are the lucky men, and Crooks somehow shoehorns them into a 4-4-2 formation by playing Gervinho and Podolski in midfield, with Defoe an attacking midfielder in the hole.
I’d bloody love to see him manage.