Author Topic: Goal Kicks. What is going on?  (Read 378 times)

Offline Rambler

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Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:38:46 PM »
Seriously what is up with our goal kicks. They are shocking.

Stereotyped very easily today - pass to Kalas or Ream on the edge of the box, they get put under pressure, passed back to the keeper who boots it 25 yards straight to a Middlesbrough player.

They were atrocious.
Note how Middlesbrough had 5 forward players pressurising the two centre backs and keeper every goal kick, maybe once in a while a long free kick may bypass all of this rubbish and give us a better chance of winning the ball higher up the pitch.

Offline Twig

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 10:15:32 PM »
I agree and it was something I commented on today. In all honesty I think this is an area where Betts is stronger than Butts.

Offline Woolly Mammoth

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:45 PM »
Agree with you both, it is a cause for concern, this is no coincidence, and needs to be addressed asap especially with the Forest and Rangers matches coming up in the next five days. ⚽️⚽️
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Offline Andy S

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 12:22:09 AM »
I don't think there is a lot wrong with our goal kicks. If you boot it down the middle you don't win it at least 50% of the time

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 05:09:22 AM »
I agree and it was something I commented on today. In all honesty I think this is an area where Betts is stronger than Butts.

My previous posts have a lot calling for a top keeper.

Betts and Button complements each other too much in terms of pros and cons.

Need a keeper that we can see without a doubt that he is THE number 1.

Offline f bloke

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 08:55:32 AM »
I agree with Andy S , don't think there is a lot wrong with our goal kicks. The preference is to play out from the back, if we are pressed like we were at times yesterday, a return pass to the keeper is an option who can then play long at a time  when three or four opposing players are in advanced positions increasing the odds of winning the second ball when it is played long. I like the way the default is to play out from the back


Offline toshes mate

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Re: Goal Kicks. What is going on?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 11:01:54 AM »
The preference is to play out from the back, if we are pressed like we were at times yesterday, a return pass to the keeper is an option who can then play long at a time  when three or four opposing players are in advanced positions increasing the odds of winning the second ball when it is played long. I like the way the default is to play out from the back
Well said.  As good an explanation of the philosophy behind short goal kicks as I have heard or read anywhere.