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    Kamikaze Arsenal

    Watched the Liverpool v Arsenal match in a bar last night, could not believe the way the Arsenal defence played out of their area, nothing but a kamikaze team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericsladkilnhurst View Post
    Watched the Liverpool v Arsenal match in a bar last night, could not believe the way the Arsenal defence played out of their area, nothing but a kamikaze team.
    The need for a good defensive coach applies to all levels

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    They do it all over again in a couple of days... interesting to see what changes.

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    Question is, if you are skilled and organised enough, can you get away with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    The need for a good defensive coach applies to all levels
    Fair point - has there ever been a highly successful side with a dodgy defence? What about Brazil in 1970? Noted more for their attacking rather than defence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawmiller View Post
    Question is, if you are skilled and organised enough, can you get away with it?
    Wrong team to do it against Liverpool with their pressing game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawmiller View Post
    Fair point - has there ever been a highly successful side with a dodgy defence? What about Brazil in 1970? Noted more for their attacking rather than defence?
    Hmm.....difficult to tell with a short duration knockout tournament like the World Cup. The luck of the draw and the standard of the opposition can make a team look better than they actually are.

    Having said that the 1970 Brazilians had Carlos Alberto, one of the best defenders of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Hmm.....difficult to tell with a short duration knockout tournament like the World Cup. The luck of the draw and the standard of the opposition can make a team look better than they actually are.

    Having said that the 1970 Brazilians had Carlos Alberto, one of the best defenders of all time.

    Yes - a great defender - well, attacking defender, who finished off a great move. Good points raised - playing over a longer period, other sides have time to prepare and adjust

    Certainly, if a defence is easily breached then winning anything is going to be tricky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolmorgan View Post
    Wrong team to do it against Liverpool with their pressing game.

    Aye, can see how it can quickly unravel against such a well organised and skilled unit as the current PL champions

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