Villa Corners & Set Pieces
If we have averaged 8 corners (?) per game that means we have had over 200 other opportunities.
I am not overly concerned that we have not scored many, but I think it is worrying that we rarely look dangerous. I believe it fairly simple why this is the case ..... if you keep doing the same thing, you will get the same result. I think now is the time for a football manager to instruct his team to do something radically different at set pieces.
At the moment what happens with us (and most teams) is we get a corner, the keeper organises the defence, the centre half's join the attackers and a midfielder lumps the ball in the box once everything is organised. The result is that once every 8/9 games a goal is scored. Lets try different things, at the very least it will be
difficult to score less than we currently are.
How about a soon as we get a corner, the nearest player immediately places the ball and aims towards the penalty spot. No faffing around. If our team are ready for this surely that would give us an advantage. How about having nobody in the box for a corner? Instead everybody waits 15 yards outside the box. Then when the corner taker runs up to take the kick, everybody runs to pre agreed places. It may look strange but how would it be defended?
At the moment we are not even making the opposition think. By doing something different you will get different results. What is there to lose? These are only
suggestions but the alternative is more of what we have been doing..... and that hasn't been an unqualified success has it? Lets make the other team think, lets have some inspiration and creativity.
Then maybe, we can add a few extra goals a season into the 'goals for' column.
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