It’s down to space in behind. Away from home the opposition push forward leaving gaps to run in to, and we are brilliant, Potts n Sinclair revel in it. Away teams at Deepdale deny it and we are clueless and have been all of 2020.
We need more players upfield at home to score goals
These home performances have been going on since Xmas in truth when Reading and Boro defended deep in numbers, allowing no space behind. What really upsets me is that qualified experienced coaches seem totally incapable in recognising this nor finding a solution. They just keep sending the...
All teams we face at Deepdale now pack the defence. It’s a common tactic that football teams have been doing away from home for a hundred odd years. My question is do PNE practice trying to break down such defences?
I watched him play for Villa couple of months ago. I didn’t know his goal stats. He was up top on his own in the premier league and looked exactly the type of striker we’d want. Strong, mobile, holds the ball and always looking to run in behind.
The subject of two strikers interests me. In my view, leaving two players upfield and defending with 9 can be done. Gives the midfield options forward when we have the ball.
I was also thinking about all my favourite strikers over the years and how many could play upfront now on their own...
Definitely but many other clubs were in discussions with their players about putting back wages and so on. Could be quite unsettling (as it has been to many affected at this time). Our players no such concerns, informed straight away not to worry, focus on the job.
Part of this is due to having only one player in advanced positions when the midfield get the ball. Hugely frustrating for fans and the midfielders. In a team of eleven, surely there is room for leaving 2 players upfield