How good are you in playing football ?

Mandieta6

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Tall people can have technique, but a coach sees a tall kid and assumes he will keep growing and needs to make sure he is molded into a position he could be useful in. The fact of the matter is most tall people, even if they great technique, do not have the Shifty*bleness and mobility to use it as would be required of them if they were played in the more 'technique-centric' positions like winger and playmaker. Not to mention that while technique is brilliant, physical gifts can be just as good, and making the most of them is important. A tall guy is most effective as a striker or as defender stopping a tall striker (although I expected to see more Fellainis popping up soon), so that's where you're shifted to.

It's why if you're small and fast you're put on the wing or maybe as a striker. And since those are your positions you start developping the skillset required for that position, so small guys develop dribbling and tall guys develop heading and stuff like that. That's why I think the most interesting footballers are those who grew up one position and changed at some point, giving them a different skillset (kind of like all of those converted wingers playing fullbacks).
 

Dytza

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Mandieta6;3383330 said:
Tall people can have technique, but a coach sees a tall kid and assumes he will keep growing and needs to make sure he is molded into a position he could be useful in. The fact of the matter is most tall people, even if they great technique, do not have the Shifty*bleness and mobility to use it as would be required of them if they were played in the more 'technique-centric' positions like winger and playmaker. Not to mention that while technique is brilliant, physical gifts can be just as good, and making the most of them is important. A tall guy is most effective as a striker or as defender stopping a tall striker (although I expected to see more Fellainis popping up soon), so that's where you're shifted to.

More or less that's what I was saying in my previous post.

Oh and this might be hisashi's first thread that actually generates interesting discussions.
 

Mandieta6

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Damnit Dytza! Be ready for 'how good you are in FIFA', 'how good are at being a goalie', and 'how good are you at dragonboating' threads.
 

ShiftyPowers

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There's going to be more Yayas and Fellainis and to a lesser extent Kevin Nolans and Tim Cahills. They will probably all come up as DMs though just because of their height and then be forced to prove their great technique as a professional. Ballack was probably the modern prototype.
 

Bobby

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I'm decent enough, I probably could've played as a semi-professional with better coaching. I'm a center back these days out of laziness, I was a fullback as a kid (and a striker after my growth spurt due to a moronic coach who thought being tall instantly made me a great header). Youth coaching is an issue in this country, but that's for another thread.
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Bobby;3383369 said:
I'm decent enough, I probably could've played as a semi-professional with better coaching. I'm a center back these days out of laziness, I was a fullback as a kid (and a striker after my growth spurt due to a moronic coach who thought being tall instantly made me a great header). Youth coaching is an issue in this country, but that's for another thread.
 

Jaboldinho

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Never played.

Last summer we entered some local summer league with a team of friends. Played a couple matches as fullback in our 3-3-2. Got a red card in one of the 5 matches we played when I tackled a girl. :blush:
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Bobby;3383369 said:
Youth coaching is an issue in this country, but that's for another thread.

I ended up at 18 deeply unsatisfied with the level of coaching I received. Would have only taken about 10 minutes from a coach anywhere between 14 and 16 to tell me "hey, you're good, if you do this, this, this, and this you can get a full ride to college."

I ended up flaming out and quitting my last club season because it just wasn't fun anymore. Only ever played intramurals after that, and only a couple seasons. I think most coaches either don't care, or fear that their best players will go to a better team, and as a result don't do shit. Oh, or they came up in the American system, so they don't know shit. Having played in college means less than nothing to me for a coach.
 

Mandieta6

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I'm not sure a run-up is thayt helpful for curve. It mostly helps with strength and velocity which, if anything, will cause less curve. Those who look to curve the ball generally don't have much of a run-up, actually.
 

Chacarita Juniors

The artist formerly known as ronnifan9
I'm aight. Like Bobby, I play sweeper out of lazyness but I'm getting tired of it. I wanna start delivering balls and scoring some fvcken goals damit!

I probably display my best game at Right Back. I place and pass the ball very well to my liking...If I was in better physical running shape that would help a lot, but like I said...I'm aight. (H)
 

Mandieta6

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I dunno, last year I played as a left-back for a 7-a-side team because I was the only left-footed player and I have decent stamina, but it sucks. Most teams either play a 2-3-1 or a 3-2-1 so you're generally asked to cover an entire side on your own and run into space in attack and track back immediately.
 

ShiftyPowers

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I always liked playing as sweeper in training. I would have made a great libero :(

Fullback is fun if your team is good. It fucking sucks if your team is bad.
 

Chacarita Juniors

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Word. Once our best defender tore his knee ligaments, it all went downhill for our team. I was made the permanent sweeper, something I was open to do but we lost two more starters after my move and it was no longer fun.

In my last game I was completely lost... just running laterally like crazy trying to cover my other defenders... the other team came up from being down 2 nil to winning the match 4 - 3. That was no fun at all.

I can also play Left Back, my left foot is quite educated me thinks. It is though fo' real.
 


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