| TIL 1010 wrote:|
| lake district canary wrote:|
| TIL 1010 wrote:|
|Eleven men defending every single corner inside our own penalty area are you really surprised the opposition has spare men waiting to receive any balls that we clear ? It happens every game.|
The odds are always in favour of the opposition getting the ball in that situation anyway.
Indeed they are Lakey if you have no defensive outlet. That situation as you put it happens at every single corner so that is a major flaw which allows the opposition to regain possession under no pressure whatsoever.
This from another thread is the thinking behind this way of defending corners. FWIW I don't think there's a wrong or right way, teams concede goals from corners no matter which system they use.
| A Load of Squit wrote:|
| hampton canary wrote:|
Brom took a corner and all eleven City players were in the box against 7
opponents; yet once again we conceded a goal. I just cannot get my head
around why Farke insists on playing this way for corners. Even if by
chance we managed to head the ball away there were 3 West Brom players
unmarked outside the box waiting to pick the ball up.|
asked a coach about this and he said, although it wasn't a philosophy
he adheared to, that the thinking behind this is that if the ball is
cleared it invariably does not go to the player you leave up and the
other thing is that the shape of the defensive set up fragments as
players don't move as a unit. By having all of your players defending
the corner you can operate as a unit and move up the field by pressing
the opposition players who retrieve the ball that was cleared.
Whether you belive in the plan or not it's what some coaches believe and they also believe that the stats back it up.
I'm not here to defend it I'm just reporting what the coach I asked said.