Monday, July 23, 2007

I like creative soccer, but not when it shows you don't know how to play the game

In this video (2 minutes), the Vietnamese defense appears to not know their job (twice).
In goal #1, the goalkeeper seems to just not keep track of the ball.
Better soccer is to ALWAYS keep your eye on the ball. Simple.
In goal #2 of a set play, the goalkeeper is rightly upset because the defensive wall is just an illusion, and the Iraqi player just shoots beside the wall.
Better soccer makes the offensive player AT LEAST shoot over the wall, since those shots that go over the wall and then drop quickly are not a widely-held skill.

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