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5 hours ago, kev61 said:

What is the difference between a wing back and a right or left full back?.Was Gary Neville a full back or a wing back?was Lee Dixon a full back or a wing back?  - I would say both - a wing back is nothing new.A wing back is supposed to get up and down the flanks which is OK when you have a solid midfield - when midfield are weak the wing backs are forced into playing a defensive role even against weak opposition.

It's the position that the plays takes on the pitch. A fullback tends to start in line with the CBs and will often tuck inside whenever needed to cover them. A wing back starts in a more advanced position somewhere between a fullback and a wide midfielder/winger. The advantaged position allows them to be more involved up the pitch because they're aren't starting from such a deep area on the pitch. However, they're also able to drop back into a more conventional fullback position when needed. 

From there you then find the right sort if player for such roles. Paulo Ferreira was a fullback sort, while a Dani Alves is more a wing back. Attributes define the player for the role. 

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Antonio Conte is first choice for Italian Football Federation boss

 

Antonio Conte

Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio has hinted that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would be his first choice to be the new Azzurri coach.

Conte left the job for Chelsea after Euro 2016, but replacement Giampiero Ventura was sacked after Italy lost to Sweden in the World Cup play-off.

"[Massimiliano] Allegri, [Roberto] Mancini, [Carlo] Ancelotti... I say getting warmer," Tavecchio told Gazzetta Dello Sport.

"And Conte? Fire."

Juventus boss Allegri has said he wants to be Italy boss one day but "not at this moment" and while former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the Zenit St Petersburg boss, Carlo Ancelotti is available after being sacked by Bayern Munich.

Former Juventus boss Conte guided Chelsea to the Premier League title last season after leaving Italy, who he led to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. 

However there are regular reports that he is not happy at Stamford Bridge.

Tavecchio blamed former Torino boss Ventura for the Azzurri's failure to reach a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

"It is all the fault of Ventura, he chose the staff, he has done all of it. We as a federation have never interfered."

 

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2 minutes ago, Michael Tucker said:

Tavecchio blamed former Torino boss Ventura for the Azzurri's failure to reach a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

"It is all the fault of Ventura, he chose the staff, he has done all of it. We as a federation have never interfered."

Sounds one **** of a person to work for.

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