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November 17, 2009

the thankless task of the lone frontman …

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 12:29 pm

Harry was all alone, lonely up their at the pointy end of the field … toiling away.  Isolated, working hard for little reward …

I think that just about sums up the Aussie idea of a front man … the lone frontman.

But why are they alone?  In the NT, there are 3 mobile attackers behind the lonely frontman … but when the other team has got you under the pump, they don`t have the confidence to push forward.  Why have the other team got you under the pump?  Maybe cos they are good?  Maybe cos your`e defensive mids are screeners who sit in front of a pair of aging centrebacks who don`t have the pace to hold a higher defensive line?  Just throwing some theories out there.

I have had this feeling for a while that re the NT, maybe the space between the lines (defense, midfield and top) get too large, leaving players isolated and lacking choices.  Its just a feeling nothing I could argue strongly …

Perhaps, if the frontman is lonely, it starts at the back?



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