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I still don't get it

This whole obsession of teams insisting on playing out from deep.
Even when the better and safer option is to go long , they will rather play sideways passes across their own six-yard box or even further down along their own fecking goal line while being pressed on by the opposing team!
It's getting beyond ridiculous now.
Darn if they have to go long and , you know , play "ugly football", they'd rather concede goals or give up possession in their own box ... but you know , they'll look good doing it , eh?
Every match I've seen this season so far teams that are playing this utterly stupid style of football have put themselves in unnecessary danger time after time again.
I need someone smarter than me to explain to me the benefits of playing like this because I still haven't seen any so far

posted on 16/9/19

Any other suggestions of a lesser impossible ordeals than that Barry ?

posted on 16/9/19

Hi City and Arsenal, how do you feel?

posted on 16/9/19

It just goes to show that Laporte was a bad buy from City.

posted on 16/9/19

Surely it’s obvious why teams do it? If the opposition is committing people forward to press your defence, then if you can play through it they will be left exposed and vulnerable defensively.

The trick is to mix it up a bit so it’s not predictable, but also to actually have defenders capable of playing that way.

Seems Arsenal don’t which makes it confusing why Emery is so insistent on doing it.

posted on 16/9/19

comment by Finlay Robertson (U1734)
posted 10 minutes ago
Hi City and Arsenal, how do you feel?
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For some strange reasons, Arsenal felt too scared of Watford, whereas City felt too confident of outscoring the opposition.

posted on 16/9/19

Its a huge waste of time as 99/100, the keeper has to panic clear it up the pitch anyway. Leeds do it really well though, we make it look so easy and we have scored goals starting from the back 4 playing keep ball. Still its high risk low reward. Whatever was wrong with goalkicks......

posted on 16/9/19

comment by Randomer (U5245)
posted 4 minutes ago
Surely it’s obvious why teams do it? If the opposition is committing people forward to press your defence, then if you can play through it they will be left exposed and vulnerable defensively.

The trick is to mix it up a bit so it’s not predictable, but also to actually have defenders capable of playing that way.

Seems Arsenal don’t which makes it confusing why Emery is so insistent on doing it.
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So are you saying I should continue my career as an amateur surgeon or just try other things alongside in case the patient expects it to be me every time? I guess there needs to be that element of surprise and unpredictability. I shall persist part time. Not all of the time. Thanks.

posted on 16/9/19

comment by Randomer (U5245)
posted 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Surely it’s obvious why teams do it? If the opposition is committing people forward to press your defence, then if you can play through it they will be left exposed and vulnerable defensively.

The trick is to mix it up a bit so it’s not predictable, but also to actually have defenders capable of playing that way.

Seems Arsenal don’t which makes it confusing why Emery is so insistent on doing it.
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But how often does it work? It seems to me that more often than not you lose possession in a dangerous area and even end up conceding a goal or two

posted on 16/9/19

It can work if you have the right personnel for it, but Arsenal don't, and we take an age to make a decision on the ball, which is criminal. You can't dawdle on the ball in deep positions. It's all too predictable. Why Emery hasn't tried to change this in any way is deeply concerning.

posted on 16/9/19

You need players comfortable on the ball for it to work, but I think how the manager sets the team up plays a crucial role in how successful it is.

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