- 10 Dec 2017
Ha an interesting one. To caveat, I’m not a coach in any way so can only make an educated guess...Fancy joining the ‘debate’ at the back of the East Stand about whether we should “leave a man up” when defending our own corners?
There’s an old boy up there who sounds like he’s going to have a nervous breakdown four or five times a game as we keep everyone back!
I assume reasoning for being all men back is that you have a surplus when defending. You can man mark along with a free man to mop up...from memory a decent example being vs Burton. They always had a spare man just attacking the corner.
Leaving a man up...hoe many times does it get cleared? How many times would a single player get something out of two strikers (assume they wouldn’t leave 1v1).
If you were going for it, you would leave several players up to fully play havoc with the attacking teams structure. 2 players up would probably equal 3 players having to defend.
Guess it depends on the manager...MApp used to leave men up? Wonder if there’s other teams that leave men up and the result it has....I’ve nicely sat on the fence