This playing out from the back

Stu99

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Keeper tapping it out to a player in this area inviting pressure. I don’t get it. You’re just inviting the press pissing about with it near your own box.

Is it just me that wants to see the keeper launch it to the big man?
I think inviting the other team to press is half the point; it drags the opposition out of position and makes space for us to attack.
 

M61Exile

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Keeper tapping it out to a player in this area inviting pressure. I don’t get it. You’re just inviting the press pissing about with it near your own box.
Is it just me that wants to see the keeper launch it to the big man?
If only Arsenal or Chelsea were to snap up Gnando and put Larry in charge 😆

Seriously though I know what you mean @Athers - Man United are guilty of it on a regular basis and I don't think De Gea needs any more pressure at the moment!
 

Class_of_2010

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Keeper tapping it out to a player in this area inviting pressure. I don’t get it. You’re just inviting the press pissing about with it near your own box.

Is it just me that wants to see the keeper launch it to the big man?
If you are good enough to do it then it can be very effective. It opens up the space between the strikers and midfielders and midfelders and defenders creating room between the lines for us to play in. Whether League One players can play that way though is a different question completely. You need a confident keeper and defenders that are good on the ball for it to work.
 

Mexboroseasider

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If you are good enough to do it then it can be very effective. It opens up the space between the strikers and midfielders and midfelders and defenders creating room between the lines for us to play in. Whether League One players can play that way though is a different question completely. You need a confident keeper and defenders that are good on the ball for it to work.
Quite - that particular tactic relies heavily on having very adept players who aren’t going to lose the ball too close to their own goal.

Whereas hoofing it a long way from your goal means there’s a good chance you’re giving away possession straight away.
 

BlackpoolsFinest

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If this is to be a tactic employed by us, it is going to need time to perfect, it isn't something that happens over night but when it clicks is very effective.

I hope this is something a certain part of our fan base are capable of acknowledging.....
 

Whitesidefy2

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Keeper tapping it out to a player in this area inviting pressure. I don’t get it. You’re just inviting the press pissing about with it near your own box.

Is it just me that wants to see the keeper launch it to the big man?
Is this not the Grayson tactics you hated ? Thought you wanted to see good football
 

Ruperthoop

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I do not see a problem with playing out from the back. Defenders should be comfortable with the ball and as has been mentioned kicking it long means a fair chance of losing possession.
 

td53

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I will never, ever grasp why teams do that short pass from a goal kick thing. Maybe if you're city and it invites the other team to press you but it's a modish fad when league one teams do it as the notion of one touch tikitaka down the pitch falls down when it's being performed by Rob Edwards.
 

20togo

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If you are good enough to do it then it can be very effective. It opens up the space between the strikers and midfielders and midfelders and defenders creating room between the lines for us to play in. Whether League One players can play that way though is a different question completely. You need a confident keeper and defenders that are good on the ball for it to work.
Yep agree with all of that. PL players are that for a reason. It's because they are better players than L1 and that means all aspects of their game. There's a time and a place to play out from the back and in my view that should be when there's plenty of players available to receive the ball from the keeper which is more often the case when a long ball from the opposition has gone thru to our keeper and they don't have many players too far forward. The risk is far greater in L1.
Agree we have to mix it up. Playing that way all the time and the opposition willsuss us out pretty quickly and be ready to pounce.
 

BlackpoolsFinest

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I'd like to think NC has enough in his coaching locker to know when we'll need to play it out from the back and when we need to be more direct.
It isn't a coincidence that Burnley are able to have more relative success (excuse the pun) against some of the bigger teams because of the way they're able to counter the pass out from the back.
 

Rektseasider

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Is it just me that wants to see the keeper launch it to the big man?
This has been the basis for some of the worst Blackpool teams I’ve ever had the misfortune of watching.

It’s been widely covered on this thread but just my two’penth worth is, trying to play out from the back should be our style, when it isn’t an option I’m sure NC has worked out a plan B and C
 

1966_and_all_that

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I'm sure there will be more than a Plan A in the locker, be it hoof-ball or playing out from the back. Both are an art when done well. A long ball from the keeper needs players in forward midfield who can shield the ball, get quick tackles in if it's lost and move the ball quickly to players who can make space for themselves or others.
A short ball out from the keeper does not mean it has to be played out - evatt used to ping long-diagonals; still a useful tactic if we have players capable of moving onto such a pass.
 
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