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07-15-2004, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Stefan_Latulippe
You said that there was more pressure on the defensive player, I used Beckham as an example
Yeah, but you used a horribly unfair and completely out of context example. Actually, I like this example, because it doesn't work. Beckham plays midfield, so he's not even expected to score much. His job is to make nice passes, not exactly a high-pressure position. If he makes a defensive mistake, there's another line of guys behind him who can cover up for him too, so there's less pressure there as well. It really shows in Beckhams case too, because people often tout him as being this fantastic footballer, when really he's not that spectacular. Most of the pressure on Becks comes from being the Captain...but that really has no bearing on an offensive vs defensive player argument. Unless you meant the penalty shot, but that's a completely different situation, and has very little to do with everyday game situations.

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