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Re: The Big One

By AgentEves22/2 23:59Fri Feb 22 23:59:13 2019In response to Re: The Big One

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Nope, still in Canada.

It was more a commentary on game mechanics rather than an observation.

I assume one (or many) of the following are happening:
a) The defender in possession has no midfielder offering a short option. The ball moves around the back four trying to create a short pass option into midfield. This continues for a few passes before one of the defenders eventually gets bored and hits a long diagonal pass.
b) The defender has one short pass option when one of the central midfielders drops deep to receive the ball. That midfielder then has no option for the second pass, so drops the ball back to the defender. Resort to scenario "a".
c) The midfielder comes short to collect the ball, is too slow in possession and gets dispossessed by the opposition midfield. This happens enough times that the defenders don't trust passing the ball to the midfield unless they have acres of space. Resort to scenario "a" or "b".

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