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Re: To quote Dino

By BaldockBoro (Balders)15/4 16:27Sun Apr 15 16:27:59 2018In response to Re: To quote Dino

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Fitness and stamina is most important when you don't have the ball, to either move into a space to receive it if one of your teammates does, or to press collectively to win it back.

Technique and the basic ability to pass a ball is only useful when you personally have the ball. If you add up all the seconds that any defensive player actually has the ball under his control during a match, and the amount of touches, it'd be seconds in possession and double figures for touches.

Any central defender at our level with a remotely good touch who is comfortable on the ball generally gets shifted into midfield or moved up a league.

Let's face it if you were good at school at football, did you ever want to be in defence? All the good kids were strikers, the ok ones midfielders and the rest in defence, other than the really shit and fat ones.

They went in goal and got cold. Or played Rugby.

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