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spudski last won the day on November 28 2019

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  1. For me the handball rule in the box has to change, and the offside rule. If the ball strikes the hand in the box I'd bring indirect freekick. If it's deemed deliberate...penalty. I'd also only give penalties if it is deemed a clear goal scoring opportunity was stopped by a foul. If a player is fouled in the box, but it wasn't a clear goal scoring opportunity, then a direct free kick given. With offsides...I'd make it so that the person deemed offside has to have all his body in an offside position, not just part of the body. So much easier for a referee and lino to see. That would even up the game a bit imo Too many good goals disallowed for being a CM offside...and too many penalties given when there was clearly no goal scoring opportunity.
  2. No worries...makes sense to me though. I suspect one sentence has been taken out of context and when added to an overall description would make sense.
  3. Footballers are generally working class lads like most fans...they understand... From FA... http://www.thefa.com/learning/coaching/what-is-numerical-superiority
  4. Perhaps it's not that simple. Read the link I posted and terminology. Read the FA's guide for such, at ground level entry coaching. For people like you and me if we choose to go into coaching...basically for the common man. Some comments on certain posts and the lack of basic understanding make us sound like a right bunch of carrot crunchers
  5. But this is the language and wording used in the football and coaching industry. It's obvious LJ is totally immersed in football and lives it 24/7. It's no different if he was in the Engineering or Chemist industry. It's not his fault fans can't be arsed to just do a bit of study in understanding modern football terminology. Fans want exquisite football but presented in a Macdonald's wrapper it seems. It's just plain lazy imo. People are happy to take the piss because they either don't understand it or feel inferior by default. How can certain fans comment on transitions of play if they don't understand the basics of modern football. It's like me going to the ballet and commenting on the nuances without having no knowledge whatsoever...which I haven't. So I'd go watch...then to appreciate it fully, do a bit of research. Unfortunately many comments are based on watching football over the years and comparing it to years gone by imo With respect...if I started using terminology used in coaching other sports, the man on the street wouldn't understand it fully, unless they'd fully commited to following and understanding the modern methods. Stand still...and you get left behind.
  6. Most shown are for basic coaching. In a professional situation like ours training would be done showing how to create the overload and contain and defend the shape and space left behind so that it's not exploited on the counter. Lots of simple explanation for fans on here...for anyone interested. https://elitesoccercoaching.net/tactic/overloads/
  7. If anyone doesn't understand 'The mathematics of creating overloads through systems and patterns of plays' ...just copy and paste that sentence and Google it. You will get numerous coaching and FA resources explaining what it means and why it's used. Training drills etc. It's used in all parts of the game, and all over the pitch, both defensively and offensively. Creating space, extra players, drawing players into a part of the pitch to make space on the other side etc, etc, etc. Can highly recommend fans read and understand coaching drills and philosophy as you'll understand interviews and see more clearly on the pitch why players are making certain moves etc. Some of it isn't clear to the eye always, unless you understand why they are making certain moves. As an example, we will often overload on one side of the pitch, and keep doing it, to draw the opposition across...with the aim of creating space on the other side of the pitch, for a long ball to be played into a wide player moving into the created space.
  8. I think it's a very informative interview that answers many questions. It's descriptive and he speaks in plain English. I'm more baffled why certain one's don't understand it. It's very simply spoken and basic. Simple and Basic. The bloke can't win regardless of what he says. Does he need to be sat on a milk churn, chewing straw, drinking a flagon on Cider and munchin on a Clarks pie for it to be more palatable This combined with the Guardian interview are refreshing. Obviously stuff has gone on behind closed doors with players private lives that we don't know about, as well as the injuries etc. Taking everything into consideration over the season that we know about, we've done ok imo...not attractive by any means, but still in with a shout. Reading between the lines...can see a more settled side that are coached within an inch of their lives in the future. Hopefully we don't have anymore serious injuries.
  9. Really good interview and informative.
  10. He's a good player...like Walsh. Just needed regular men's football to get up to speed. I actually wouldn't mind a season playing the above team...even if it meant we dropped a few places in the league. Hoping to keep them all and develop the team together for the next season. Lots of quality and movement with those players. Like I've said in a previous post, we have a team now that has the quality of pretty much 12 teams in this league. All falling for the same trap of type of player thought needed to go up.
  11. I like 'ballers _________________GK__________________ Moore_________Kalas____________Baker ________Morrell________Nagy__________ Walsh_____HNM/Palmer_______Dasilva ________Wells__________Afobe_________
  12. We all know it's a big step up from League 1, however Walsh has been storming it. Watching his highlights at Coventry, he's everything we've been missing in midfield imo.
  13. I agree...we are in that mix of ten teams. What struck me yesterday, was how well we can play at times. However...regardless of money, manager etc...we aren't a top 2 team. We aren't a top 4 team. But there are about 12 teams in this division that we compare to, that could easily finish 5th or 6th. Is that such a bad thing? Even if we made the play offs... does anyone else really think we are good enough to win it? I'm not so sure. I'd prefer to try for top 2 outright.
  14. I was hoping the former players were going to walk around the pitch pre game. All the former players were introduced via the large screens...their names all coming up. As for the interview...you can't hear a thing in the Dolman. Would also like to have opposition Subs announced via the screens as well.
  15. I gave an answer that was in the same vein as starting with 'Skillfully evaded'... I'm not looking for an argument. It's not worth it. What I think and what you think makes no difference... we'd be here all year and never agree. Been there...done that.
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