Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blame the system

Prior to this World Cup, it's been years since I watched any live football and judging on last night's performance by England against Algeria it doesn't look like I've missed much.

Although I'm always saying that I'm not much of a football fan I did used to play the game up to a reasonable level in my youth. I'm no master tactician or qualified coach, but I do understand the game a little. But after listening to the pundits last night there is something I don't understand - so perhaps someone can explain this to me?

How does playing a 4-4-2 formation make players unable to shoot, head, pass or control a football?

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