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Offline ..FOF..

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Solution Against Park The Bus Tactic
« on: September 17, 2016, 12:59:05 PM »
Burton almost got away with a win and high chance that if Wigan feels weak, they will park the bus too.

Apparently parking the bus is an EXCELLENT way to stop a team that plays wonderful passing tactic.

So, hats off to Burton for getting it right.

Our solution??

http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/parking-the-bus-few-ways-beat-the-tactic

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'Parking the bus' - A few ways to beat the tactic

So, the bus was the answer to tiki-taka. So, is there an answer to the bus? How can the bus be breached?

Here are a few ideas - some tactical, some outright crazy!

1. Park your own bus

Ok, so the opposition do not want to score and are only intent on leaving with a draw.

Why play into their hands then? Let's do the same.

Even we shall commit all our men to defense and leave the center of the pitch open.

What next, you may wonder! Let cattle graze in the middle of the pitch?

Now, it becomes a question of who blinks first and abandons the approach in favor of something fresh.

If the opponent does that and gets drawn towards you, the game becomes a bit more open and the roles get reversed!

Objective achieved: "break their bus".

2. Distract

Involve your goalkeeper in your attack, bring him up to midfield because the opposition isn't pressing much (Manuel Neuer would agree with me here!).

Naturally, a couple of their players will get distracted and excited by this. As they rush out pressing, do not lose possession.

String one or two quick accurate passes together and the defense splitting pass will probably be found.

3. Pass more intelligently

Usually, the outlet man presses the back four. So, why go past him, and into midfield as you construct your attack?

Keep passing the ball among the back four, so more teammates come forward to support the outlet man in pressing.

This leaves spaces behind and disturbs the compactness of the defense.

This way, the opposition is gradually drawn out of their box.

4. If playing at home, make a large pitch

It seems easier to defend by parking the bus at, say Stoke City, than at Camp Nou.

Of course, the playing area at Stoke is too small compared to the vastness of the latter’s pitch.

So, in case the home team manager realises that the away side is going to park the bus, the ground staff could be instructed to, maybe move the ad boards a bit, create more pitch to play on.

Basically the idea is to make a big enough area to negate the compactness of the away team’s shape.

5. Brute force

This is the simplest, and by far, the most probable method to achieve success.

Though the attacking team may get frustrated, there is the hope that somebody in defense, at some instant, will have a lapse in concentration, or an error in judgement, having faced sustained pressure for most of the game.

Keep the waves of attack going and hope for ricochets, deflections, or the goalkeeper spilling it, eventually, something has to give in.

No defense is ever perfect, so keep attacking!

These were some ideas I could think of, to beat what is a very dull tactic to watch.

As the years have gone by, tactics have come and gone – be it ‘Total Football’, ‘Cattenacio’, or ‘tiki-taka’.

Looking unbeatable at first sight, none have truly stood the test of time.

‘The bus’ is the fad at the moment. Though I salute the genius who came up with it, it is hoped that somebody finds a way to conquer it once and for all, simply because the game will lose fans if teams become successful by playing so negatively.

Offline NogoodBoyo

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Re: Solution Against Park The Bus Tactic
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 01:04:49 PM »
It takes a lot of coaches to beat the bus.
Nogood "and a Parker too, isit" Boyo

Offline filham

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Re: Solution Against Park The Bus Tactic
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 02:17:33 PM »
We are finding it difficult but I would have thought those "Pensioners" at the Bridge would all have been issued with bus passes.


Offline ..FOF..

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Re: Solution Against Park The Bus Tactic
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 04:18:51 PM »
West Ham losing by 4 goals now with over 70% possession.

Park and recreation for WBA!

Offline Jims Dentist

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Re: Solution Against Park The Bus Tactic
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 06:41:40 PM »
West Ham losing by 4 goals now with over 70% possession.

Park and recreation for WBA!
As suggested in solution 1, if we can't beat em, join em,