Saturday, October 13, 2007

This Defense Wins the Moment

UEFA Champions League - Werder vs. Olympiacos
Originally uploaded by nicholas_m.v.h.

UEFA Champions League - Werder vs. Olympiacos (2007)

The photo is an example of poor offense in the face of good defense. The offense (red) has a few options, all unlikely to succeed because they have gone too far forward into heavily controlled areas of green defense.

When you find yourself in this situation, the most important thing is to find a teammate to pass back to. Start over, regroup, rearrange yourself on the field, and then attack anew. Suicide is to plow ahead.

Defenders reading this can note that this is what defense is supposed to look like.

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