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We all know playing out from the back is dangerous and would lead to us conceding goals.  

 

Done well it can also help us dominate play and set up attacking opportunities.

 

Question is - if you have a plan and during the early days if you cannot execute it perfectly do you abandon the plan.  Stick or twist?  IMO you give it time, give Moore and the team a chance.

 

 

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It's not that long ago that in a top flight side, Neil Ruddock would have the ball played out to him very similar to what we see now.

 

Then he'd play a percentage ball across field to the opposite flank, which strangely enough worked more than half the time.

 

That was Liverpool, a relatively successful Liverpool at the time.

 

We also had Pressman who hit the head of Bright almost every time, then after Bright, Booth.

 

There has to be alternatives to this poor way we have of trying to play out from the back, because we ain't so good at it.

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8 hours ago, Lawrie’s Left Peg said:

No disrespect but it’s easy to understand and to teach and to observe that Owls players will struggle to play out from the back whilst Bannan and Byers continue to receive the ball moving towards our defence chest on. 

 

Tbh lots of tasks will have a MF go forward the defence to receive the ball while facing them

 

It can be just to attract a opponent with them and leave a space for the real intended recipient of the pass  - the old "one stay,  one play,  one go away" rotation of the MF 3.

 

If the space doesn't open then the MF will often have to play the ball back to where it came from.  Maybe the other team have got s bit lax and the player can turn and play.

 

Also angle of support and playing between the lines are different things

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10 minutes ago, Salmonbones said:

It's not that long ago that in a top flight side, Neil Ruddock would have the ball played out to him very similar to what we see now.

 

Then he'd play a percentage ball across field to the opposite flank, which strangely enough worked more than half the time.

 

That was Liverpool, a relatively successful Liverpool at the time.

 

We also had Pressman who hit the head of Bright almost every time, then after Bright, Booth.

 

There has to be alternatives to this poor way we have of trying to play out from the back, because we ain't so good at it.


 

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Playing out from the back instills a sense of lethargy in the rest of the team whilst putting defenders and ultimately our goal under pressure when there's no gain in it. Why would you put players, who just want to get rid of the thing under pressure like that. Boot the ball upfield and attack it.

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16 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


 

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18 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


 

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Hey Neil, love this lad - but to be fair to him like a lot of tall players, he is not so good in the air (normally, he has scored a few good goals for us with his head, usually late into games) but his skills are with the ball to his feet.

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29 minutes ago, Salmonbones said:

It's not that long ago that in a top flight side, Neil Ruddock would have the ball played out to him very similar to what we see now.

 

Then he'd play a percentage ball across field to the opposite flank, which strangely enough worked more than half the time.

 

That was Liverpool, a relatively successful Liverpool at the time.

 

We also had Pressman who hit the head of Bright almost every time, then after Bright, Booth.

 

There has to be alternatives to this poor way we have of trying to play out from the back, because we ain't so good at it.

 

Pressman would hit the head of Booth. Booth would head it out of play. The opposition would get the ball. The opposition would score. It got us relegated from the Premier League and almost relegated from the Championship.

 

When Bright played we had much more skilful players like Sheridan, Nilsson, Worthington, Degryse, etc. who could pass a football and play a bit. I would rather we tried to play a bit in this league rather than go long every time to Kamberi/Berahino/Gregory, who aren't really what you would call target men in any case.

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17 minutes ago, Emerson Thome said:

 

Pressman would hit the head of Booth. Booth would head it out of play. The opposition would get the ball. The opposition would score. It got us relegated from the Premier League and almost relegated from the Championship.

 

When Bright played we had much more skilful players like Sheridan, Nilsson, Worthington, Degryse, etc. who could pass a football and play a bit. I would rather we tried to play a bit in this league rather than go long every time to Kamberi/Berahino/Gregory, who aren't really what you would call target men in any case.

 

I think your memory is a bit hit and miss.

 

Back then, I don't think Booth was the issue, neither was Pressman. 

 

The bit in between maybe?

 

 

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On 11/09/2021 at 22:23, brando said:

Playing out from the back..leave it to Barca..at this level get it in the opponents box asap...

Plenty of sides have got out of this league by playing out, including our scruffy neighbours 

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