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11-02-2012, 08:53 PM
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Puck Ingrate
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Originally Posted by John Swartzwelder View Post
Chelsea had 44% possesion that game - Caps had 31%. Chelsea had at least some consistent forward pushes, Caps decided to bunker down like i've never seen before.
Because Chelsea has the talent to push forward, even against Bayern and Barcelona. Besides Mattocks, the Caps don't have anybody who's capable of dictating the play by themselves, either up front or in the middle of the park.

When you're playing against a midfield that has players like Juninho, Beckham, and Magee, there's no way you can compete by stringing passes together - that's why you have to depend on springing a lone striker free from a high defensive line once you get possession of the ball. It is far from a pathetic tactic, and it seems like your inane obsession with possession stats is stopping you from realizing how the difference in personnel explained the defensive tactics last night. I doubt you've watched the sport on a regular basis, otherwise this wouldn't be such a hard concept for you to understand.

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