Thursday, July 13, 2017

How to think offensive from the onset

(Attack is the best form of attack)
In starting a match, the ball should not be played backward if the team is attack minded.

At the start of each match, all one can see now is the same boring and useless routine of playing a long ball back. Why? I would love to hear the logic from the experts.

To me, that is exactly one way not to score a goal. It is an extremely negative act of the beautiful game. Actually, it is very ugly.

The rule before adjustment was that the ball should move forward a distance equivalent to its circumference and that the opposition players must be 9.15 meters or 10 yards from the ball.

The last portion of the statement was what made the center circle necessary.
It serves the same purpose as the D-arc, which ensures the distance between the penalty spot (ball) and the rest of the players.

How can one capitalise on the rule change for an attacking advantage? We will address the issue in the next post.