Saturday, August 19, 2006
Continental Long-Ball - brief update
I've just watched the first half of Sheffield United v. Liverpool in the Premiership. For the opening twenty minutes, one side was playing with a singular dearth of ideas, pumping long balls forward for the strikers to chase and bypassing the midfield completely. The other was adopting a more measured approach, building slowly from the back and making good use of the midfield.
Which of these was Liverpool, the wonderfully cosmopolitan side with a Spanish manager, and which was Sheffield United, the side full of journeymen from the English second tier?
Erm, the team playing the long-ball rubbish was Liverpool.
Taking advantage of parental holidays...