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On 4/13/2019 at 12:29 PM, beelzebub said:

Here in lays a problem to me.

Much of this approach...this over emphasis of 'defensive' pressure in our FORWARD arc is a bit arze about to me, always has been. It seems to assume the priority in our attack zone is to defend. 

No, the priority is to attack. The priority is to create opportunities to score. Preuss does this. Small defending forwards don't.

Always thought this a tactical anachronism.

You put dangerous marking forwards in the fwd 50 and they lead to different areas, defenders cant float off as easy to intercept or have numbers at the fall for easy rebounds. When pruess or another marking target come out of the goal square, and a weid tmac or melksham types lead hard elsewhere, either their defenders float off and we hit them up or we have more chance against less numbers, quick smalls like hunt nean his opponent will stay down to cover him. If the ball spills, the defenders dont have as much help to get it out cleanly, its easier to pressure one or two defenders than a wave pushing forward. Then our press works when the balls banged out.

4 hours ago, dee-tox said:

Guy makes an impact for about 40 minutes but runs out of puff. Did this in both pre-season games. Not sure he can build up the necessary stamina in one season...

I am a bit worried about his lack of endurance, but after the shoulder, he still got to some contests, just didnt impact them. I was wanting keilty in as he can cover more ground, but pruess has him covered in his aggression at the contest 

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