I think placing your TH in a position so that people are forced to attack it is the way to go.
What I mean is the TH takes a ton of hit points, if you can position it so that enemy troops naturally get funneled to the TH, your defenses can do work on attacking troops while they are tearing down the town hall. Same applies to the clan castle. By placing your TH on the outside, attackers can avoid the town hall altogether which is a missed opportunity I think bc it takes so long to bring down.
My next design will have the CC in the middle next to my DE/archers. I will prob have the TH in there as well.
This post was edited on 5/13 at 10:16 am