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[Albion] Beating the press with RDZ









Dick Swiveller

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Sep 9, 2011
9,186
Even I figured out what was going on but my favourite part is the way it winds up opposing fans when their players stand off. It is very high risk/reward and we are only really seeing the rewards at the moment - I hope the usual suspects can rein it in when we do get a tonking or give away a stupid goal because of what is seen as fannying around at the back. Bit like England cricket and "Bazball". All the time we are winning, we are amazing. But high risk will lead to some less than optimal outcomes at times. If we want the breath taking, we need to be ready for when it doesn't work.
 


Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
24,120
GOSBTS
This needs to be played in the stadium. Still way to many people in WSU who don’t understand it and shout ‘GET ON WITH IT’ or ‘GET IT FORWARD’
 








dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
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Burgess Hill
If you like the tactics side of things then this is a really decent explainer of why Levi Colwill just stands there with his studs on the ball mutliple times in a game.


They should show this on the big screen and make everyone watch it, would stop a lot of the drivel coming from some of our fans :laugh:

I did enjoy the Liverpool fans getting incredibly frustrated when we were doing it - screaming at their players to press (which of course played completely into our hands).
 


Icy Gull

Back on the rollercoaster
Jul 5, 2003
72,015
I am absolutely loving the tactic but am well aware that we are going to come unstuck doing it sometimes, it nearly happened on Saturday when Sanchez hoiked a ball straight to a Liverpool player.
 












Official Old Man

Uckfield Seagull
Aug 27, 2011
8,656
Brighton
That's blown it, now everyone will know.
My seat is up high in the East Upper and, although I don't really understand tactics, love watching player placement and teams going from back 3 to 6 (Forest) during the game. Most manage to keep a perfect straight line. Saturday I was watching TAA first half against Mitoma and some parts of the half he kept telling Matip to mark him as TAA just couldn't keep up with him.
 


Eric the meek

Fiveways Wilf
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Aug 24, 2020
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It works even better away from home. At Everton their fans were giving their players loads of abuse when they didn’t press. Goaded by their own crowd they fell right into the trap.
Opposition teams are only going to fall into the same trap a finite number of times. What we need (and what we've probably got) is a number of different traps.

What was interesting in the Middlesbrough game, was that although Carrick was clearly aware of our tactics (Boro didn't fall for the bait), they were still powerless to stop us, which suggests that something else was going on.
 


Sid and the Sharknados

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Sep 4, 2022
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Darlington
Opposition teams are only going to fall into the same trap a finite number of times. What we need (and what we've probably got) is a number of different traps.

What was interesting in the Middlesbrough game, was that although Carrick was clearly aware of our tactics (Boro didn't fall for the bait), they were still powerless to stop us, which suggests that something else was going on.
Probably Boro being shit.
 




A1X

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Sep 1, 2017
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Deepest, darkest Sussex
Title sounds like the next big Saturday night BBC quiz show
 




Milano

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Aug 15, 2012
3,435
Sussex but not by the sea
Works very well away from home and at home against teams that won’t just sit back. We need the plan B against the Forest’s of this world. That’s where Ferguson comes in IMO and also impact subs like Sarmiento and Lamptey.
When we become unplayable is when we can flip between plan A and plan B styles during the match.
 










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