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Too many advanced playmakers?

Started on 6 July 2012 by batata
Latest Reply on 8 July 2012 by tbendis
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#57314 Hellstorm77 : Spain is "boring" because they play "keep away" with the ball. In fact, in most cases, they don't even attempt to go forward, but simply make circles around the opposition, VERY frequently at the half. And then, when they do get to the box, they normally don't even shoot or even try: because they have several playmakers each to make the assist. Very often, they get to the box, and then end up passing the ball all the way back to the goalkeeper.

If I wanted to watch keep-away, I'd go downstairs and watch the neighbour's kid

The reason behind not attampting to go forward is because of the philosophy behind there tactic. It is there way of defending by keeping the ball. Swansea City did the same thing, first season in the permiership and they finish 11 just 1 goal away from 10th place that amazing for a team who just got in to the premiership.

I didnt find spain boring they score some great goals and make great chances to score.

Yes, but:

You're not supposed to "defend" when you have the ball. That defeats the purpose. If the back four has the ball, their goal isn't to defend from the attackers, but rather ATTACK. That is the point of football. When you have the ball, you try to get it into the other team's net, when you don't you try to prevent the opponent for scoring.

Passing around the half-line with the defenders is not attacking, and they rarely have any motivation to go forward.

AND, let's face it... if the tournament had fair referees, both Spain and Germany would have gone out in the groups. But then, according to Platini, who wants to watch a Euro without Spain and Germany?

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