Why Fabio Capello should ditch 4-4-2

Terry Venables was seen as a revolutionary when he brought in wing backs for England. Glenn Hoddle tried three centre backs. Whatever happened to the days of a sweeper?

Formations come and go like fashion. Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho were revolutionaries in the Premier League, bringing in different styles.

Sir Alex Ferguson used to be a regimented 4-4-2 man but he's changed, too.

That's why Fabio Capello should accept that the 4-4-2 system is outdated in international football, especially when you have players playing out of position because invariably they end up playing out of position.

Just note Steven Gerrard, arguably England's most talented player, constantly drifting in from the left to his rightful position in the middle. What a waste of talent.

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