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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

UEFA CUP - ENGLAND'S TACTICS WRONG !


In the UEFA Cup against Iceland, all the goals were scored in the 25 minutes after the start.   England played possession football and hogged the ball from the start, but lost 2-1 !

How many of these passes were played right in the middle of the Pitch ?  How many times did England finally get the ball into the Penalty area ?   How many times did they manage to get a shot at Goal ?  Not very often !

How could they get real low shots at Goal against an Islandic defence of 10 players, with the 11th player loitering on the half-way line waiting for a clearance from his defence ?

Should England's tactics not have been to punt the ball into their penalty area, with six or seven players sprinting there to have a shot at goal from close in, or to force Icelandic mistakes ? 

This may seem to be "kick and run" but the tactics used by England were ridiculous.  If a team is incapable of changing its tactics when they do not work, there need to be changes somewhere, which means not only among the players but also among the trainers !

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