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Originally posted by batcountry

The big problem with "hoofball" is it doesn't commit opposition to making decisions they're uncomfortable with. If they know what's coming it gives defenders time to double team on the obvious target men. That's why Wilf usually has three defenders around him because they have nothing else to do. Also the distance of the passer from the target man means our cavalry arrives too late to support our more gifted players who become isolated.

As others have said there is not a great deal of goofball, and certainly isn't Coppell. To carry on the military analogy we played guerrilla football, bunker down a quick lightning raid and back to base. That does sometimes mean more direct football, balls up to Beneteke or into space behind their fullbacks it also mean moving the ball quickly using zaha and Townshend. If the cavalry arrive or are needed it means the beginning of the end of the transitional period of play and more chance to double team Zaha and get players around Beneteke.

The problem we have is in the set piece battles when teams come to defend, we don't have the guns bigger enough to break the defence or the players wuth tactical ability for a surgical strike like arsenal or man city.

OK more ability for defenders on the ball might mean we are less vulnerable to high and hard pressing teams, which Huddersfield did well but retaining possession as a priority for defenders rather than getting the ball forward quickly will nullify our attacking strength. It is also going to help break down opposition in the final third unless we buy.

 


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