• Welcome to the ShrimperZone forums.
    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which only gives you limited access.

    Existing Users:.
    Please log-in using your existing username and password. If you have any problems, please see below.

    New Users:
    Join our free community now and gain access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free. Click here to join.

    Fans from other clubs
    We welcome and appreciate supporters from other clubs who wish to engage in sensible discussion. Please feel free to join as above but understand that this is a moderated site and those who cannot play nicely will be quickly removed.

    Assistance Required
    For help with the registration process or accessing your account, please send a note using the Contact us link in the footer, please include your account name. We can then provide you with a new password and verification to get you on the site.

banjo saviola

First XI
Joined
Jul 15, 2012
Messages
300
As I mentioned on another thread, I've watched a fair few Ryman Prem games this year and have been surprised by how direct it is. It is very much headers and volleys for 90 minutes with the ball very rarely going sideways to the widemen & fullbacks where there is space.

I discussed this with a manager of an Essex Senior team yesterday who says the current fashion is the 3 to 4 pass rule (i.e. The ball must be in the opposition third within 3 passes). He says that they are sucked into playing that way as everyone else does and he can't afford any luxury players...they all need to be workhorses.

From a Blues perspective....I'm not really sure what our style is!....but I can relate this to the Jack Payne issue where he is clearly our most technically gifted player but finding the right role for him is difficult.

So, to the original question. Is the passing game dead?...and are we going to see fewer Jack Payne's and more athletic type players in the future?
 
Top