By Alan Duffy
In a move that would have rather irked the likes of Fernandos Llorente and Torres, Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque decided to eschew a natural centre-forward in his line-up against Italy, instead opting to allow attacking midfielders Cesc Fabregas and David Silva to float between attack and midfield.
This decision lead to much debate about the ‘false 9’ role. Too much bloody, geeky over-analytical debate, in my book. ‘False 9’ my backside – it’s simply a striker who drops deep (or a midfielder who plays further forward). If a manager decided to play an outfield player as a goalkeeper, would