Bruce Rioja wrote:
Cos statistically speaking you are far better pulling all your players back, you concede less. You hardly ever score on a break from a corner.
Who says you always have to score to make it a successful breakaway??
Clearly it's to concede less rather than it is to score more.
I get that, but Coyle himself has said that we're unlikely to score on the counter so we may aswell get everybody back. My argument is though, that we're possibly more likely to concede, as there's no way of getting the ball clear. Everytime it comes back in, you lose that little bit of concentration and you think about clearing the ball yet again than actually picking up runs
I agree - and there are players that are absolutely no use defending around the box anyway - petrov, for one, so for corners why not leave him up for an out ball - he can at least run with it for 20yds while everyone else gets their breath back...
Presuming that the clearance gets to him, and he can hold it up to any great effect. Otherwise it's just coming back anyway, and we've less people in the box.
I think since we've started doing it, we've conceded very few goals from corners, and fewer from cleared corners coming back into the box. I don't think Petrov being stood on the half-way line would've stopped Barry's goal, for example.