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Centre Half or Centre Forward?

Centre Half or Centre Forward?

Last away game of the season against Wolves we were all left wondering if Bruce knew what he was doing with a certain tactical decision.

Michael Turner was sent off and the Bruce decided to leave Paulo Da Silva on the bench and try and fill the defensive hole by moving Jones into a defender. This riled me as a travelling supporter to see a striker be put into defence but maybe it is something Bruce wants to try for this new season.

Last night he started Jones alongside Anton Ferdinand in defence and he had a brilliant game. Some fans who travelled have said he played better as a centre half than he ever did as a centre forward.

Jones is certainly an important player for us rather than scoring goals but also from set pieces in our own box. He is able to win the ball from crosses easy and he is also quick to keep up with the fastest forwards in the league.

Will Bruce try this month against Birmingham or is he just testing the water before we sign another defender.

What would you prefer? Click on the vote on the main page to see where SAFC fans would like Jones to play.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gary Johnson
Date:Sunday July 25 2010
Time: 2:19PM

Comments

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If it works Bruce will have unearthed a gem. As a physical prescence Jones has all the attributs needed.
SFC Forever
25/07/2010 15:46:00
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Can't see that happening with Brambles arrival. There are too many CB's already without Jones dropping back. He works good with Bent as well up front!
Vanilla Ice
25/07/2010 16:06:00
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Keep him up front his height is a pain for defences. Brucie likes to tinker with players position though he switched Richardson to left back I think its ok to keep them on thier toes but switching a striker to defender is too much.
Tucky
26/07/2010 12:48:00
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Dion Dublin and Gary Doherty proved it can work... didn't Carragher join Liverpool as a striker?
Vanilla Ice
26/07/2010 13:05:00
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Lol jones a centre back, never though i would see the day, I think villa should do this with heskey we no he wont score any own goals thats for sure as he doenst no where the goal is.
P.Avfc
02/08/2010 02:26:00
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