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Oh please not another corner!

A corner kick, a free kick and is there a VS member left who doesn't sigh and head for the fridge when we get one rather than watch the inevitable shambolic result?

So here's the question? How would you change the situation? I studied martial arts for years and one thing I learnt was in battle (be it against one or an army) was doing the unexpected or changing the timing were often crucial and as our plan B is no longer in place (I miss our walking Derrick don't you) what do we do? One obvious one is why the hell don't we (and every other team) develop our own Rory Delap? Would it that hard to do?

Another is don't go for the obvious in the corners. One way would to use the 'moneyball' approach and see where the resulting clearances end up the most and position a player there (something I've seen Wayne Rooney do several times) or not have anyone in the goal box but all waiting on the penalty box line instead.

For free kicks, chip the wall and have everyone trained to move the minute the kicker touches the ball or going for the angled ball and have Bale or Lennon say steaming in unmarked etc, etc. The whole premise here isn't to be cute, it's to leave the defenders and the goalie in two minds as to what's going to happen next and tactically that's always a plus especially considering our main striker ain't the tallest. (Is piggybacking illegal in soccer?)

Remember this is just an exercise in imagination and who knows, one of you might have the answer and I for one am already sick of the transfer window angst and the (get rid of...lets get...arguments) so lets have a little fun for a change. For your next trick? A: Lets see if you actually read to the end before firing off and B: Let's see how many of you can actually talk tactics without jumping on your hobby horses and bagging out one of our players, which to be honest, is getting really old as well. Enjoy.

Written by Underspur.




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Date:Sunday January 13 2013

Time: 1:13PM

 

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