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> >First, Scotland long balls from behind the
> >half line to the back of brazilian
> >deffense, then Norway long balls from
> >behind the half line to the back of
> >Moroccoan deffense.... and then (yes,
> >unbelievable but true) Italy's long balls
> >against Chile...... and then Austria's long
> >balls against Cameroon..... Is there some
> >trend going on in Europe that the rest of
> >the world should know?
> >Well, I realise that as the old saying
> >"Whatever works for you pal..."
> >But, shouldn't we be looking for a little
> >bit more of creativiness?
> >I don't know, just wondering......
> >juuuuusssstt wondering.........
> Come on......thats such an elitist attitude, I really thought the maturity
> levels of most football fans had increased over the last few years..maybe
I don't really know what maturity has to
do with anything here, I do however
believe that in a WC we expect to watch
sensational matches, that is to say.....
super plays.... or as someone else in this
thread mentioned, beautiful and exciting
matches with teams building up passes
from their defense or midfield and
creating goal situations, if possible
with some dribling, THATS good football
to watch once every four years, any TRUE
football fan would sure like it better
than dozens of long balls in one game, be
a 9 years old or a 90 years old,
> First of all Scotlands tattics (which were spot on) was to hit an accurate
> channel ball into the space where Roberto Carlos normally operates, because
> when he goes forward they leave their flank weak.
I can see I touched a nerve here, maybe
Scotland wasn't the worst among those
countries I mentioned above, certainly
not after watching Austria and Norway,
but anyway, none of the countries I
mentioned above won anything, so I don't
know how effective it is.
> If you hadnt noticed......the Scots had a lot of success with that tactic.
Ops, I didn't notice, my apologies I
thought the game ended 2 - 1 for Brazil,
but it was late, I was sleepy had a hard
day of work, maybe I got it all wrong.
> So one can only say that it was the correct tactic.
correct? I don't know, effective? maybe
if it works, but exciting? never!!
You see? I'm a football fan, I'm not a
coach, I want to see good matches, I
don't get payed to think about effective
tactics, besides, remember the game
between Netherland and Egypt?? (I think
it was Italy '90) Egypt played with
eleven under their goal for 90 minutes,
they hold the Netherland to a draw, sooo..
what an effective tactic, but the
lousiest, ugliest, crapiest match of WC
Nope, it is the begin, and we are not even
done with the first round yet...
ain't this booggie a mess?
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