BH_Stag wrote:The One wrote:Tippy Tappy Football wrote:We also need to watch out for Crawley counter attacks as they top the league for counter attacks ending with a shot on goal
Most counter attacks with a shot in League 2
18 - Crawley
15 - Northampton
15 - Colchester
12 - Swindon
11 - Oldham
10 - Newport
10 - Macclesfield
10 - Salford
10 - Port Vale
10 - Carlisle
Where are we on the list?........oh wait
We’re 3rd in the table of ‘long balls per game’
We’re 3rd bottom in the ‘short passes per game’ table.
Think this confirms what our style of play is (if we didn’t already know!)
We will have climbed this 'long ball' league table by the fact that we play 5 defenders camped.out on the edge of the 18yd box, followed by a bank of 4 defensive midfielders 5yds in front of them, and a lonesome Danny Rose 45yds upfield. This happens time and time again under Dempster.
It's not quick, fluid, direct football like it was under Evans at times, and it's not playing the channels and through balls that Coxy thrived on, it's nervous, aimless and thoughtless.
Lincoln were not a 'lump it and see what happens' sort of team they are branded to be, like Cox was at the end (in particular that Nob Reilly). they were a strong quick and direct team, but could also knock it about a bit.
Oh to have an effective plan and some attacking spunk...