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  • Perhaps someone at the Bromley meeting could ask Lee what he thinks about it.
  • edited September 6
    We don't need a throw in coach BUT I do think our throw ins leave a lot to be desired. Often we lose possession because the ball arrives at an awkward height for the receiver to control, and we rarely seem to do anything attacking with them
  • Marginal gains. Good idea if a club can afford it. Probably not the best idea if you can't afford electricity though.

    ps Cheers for the link. It's always good to see the Midtjylland badge.
  • It's a brilliant idea.

    It might be considered merely marginal gains, but if the teams he's coaching score ten goals per season from long throws, it's easy to imagine they could make the difference between losing in the play-offs and going straight up.

    And it's not just the goals from long throws that matter. If your opponents know you have that in your armoury, they're going to switch their game plan to avoid conceding throws. And that's where you can make even further gains.

    It's such a good idea that I can see that it won't ever take place at Charlton. Because it's both too clever and too simple for Roland to understand.
  • edited September 7
    A throw in is a great opportunity to score a goal. You cant be offside so if you are level with the oppositions box then imo you should get the ball forward & towards the byeline as much as you can. This will drag their defenders deeper & so create more space. Really boils my piss when you see players throw it short or even back towards their own goal.
  • A few marginal gains can make a big difference.
  • At that level yes. At our level it's better to focus on making sure our players have water.
  • edited September 7

    A few marginal gains can make a big difference.

    *insert penis_enlargement_pills.jpg*
  • brilliant idea.

    100K p/a odd salary probably - if throw-in improvements lead to one additional 1 PL point he has gained 10* salary.

    Joe Gomez says it is worthwhile and has improved him, andy "smash it" gray says its a waste of time. I know whose testimony I prefer on this matter.
  • Its a great idea, but also a very funny one :) not sure why i find it so funny but its definitely something worth a look at with the fine margins involved in football.
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  • edited September 7
    I'm another one in the good idea if you can afford it category.

    As others have said it's all about small gains and if through a bit of work about an aspect of the game that's so far been largely neglected it results in either more goals or points gained then why not?
  • why not, all about marginal gains.
  • if a club can afford the wages .. why not ? … a long throw in the oppo half is often as good as a free kick .. or a player running from deep into space could be found by an aware and decent throw in .. BUT first you need your teammates to be on the move and not hanging about like statues
  • How about someone who can teach our lads to take corners and free kicks? Apart from Ricky Holmes, by all accounts these have been pretty dreadful for the last couple of seasons. And what about a Penalties Coach, after the other night, and other recent shootouts? These would be more important than improving throw ins, in my view.
  • Throw ins, long throws that penetrate the opposition's box are an absolute weapon

    Throws in general are underused, they are perfect to set off channel runners if taken right.

    However the game is such now that people need specialists to show them this saddens me. Two fairly high profile players over the last couple of decades who, won our being able to catapult a ball at a horrible angle to defend, Dave Challinor and Rory Delap would agree with most they were probably not the best players in their position at their clubs at the time (harder call with Delap, until he found his home at Stoke he was a utility man) however their teammates I guarantee appreciated having the leveller that they brought to the table.

    Long throws, throws in general, should be optimised
  • Carter said:

    Throw ins, long throws that penetrate the opposition's box are an absolute weapon

    Throws in general are underused, they are perfect to set off channel runners if taken right.

    However the game is such now that people need specialists to show them this saddens me. Two fairly high profile players over the last couple of decades who, won our being able to catapult a ball at a horrible angle to defend, Dave Challinor and Rory Delap would agree with most they were probably not the best players in their position at their clubs at the time (harder call with Delap, until he found his home at Stoke he was a utility man) however their teammates I guarantee appreciated having the leveller that they brought to the table.

    Long throws, throws in general, should be optimised

    Didn't that popular journeyman, Greg Halford have this skill too ?
  • Would like to see some like this.

  • Carter said:

    Throw ins, long throws that penetrate the opposition's box are an absolute weapon

    Throws in general are underused, they are perfect to set off channel runners if taken right.

    However the game is such now that people need specialists to show them this saddens me. Two fairly high profile players over the last couple of decades who, won our being able to catapult a ball at a horrible angle to defend, Dave Challinor and Rory Delap would agree with most they were probably not the best players in their position at their clubs at the time (harder call with Delap, until he found his home at Stoke he was a utility man) however their teammates I guarantee appreciated having the leveller that they brought to the table.

    Long throws, throws in general, should be optimised

    Didn't that popular journeyman, Greg Halford have this skill too ?
    He did, but he was an abominable prick who wouldn't get a tactical instruction if I hit him in the face with it. I don't completely back Roy Keane in all of his assessments however as far as that absolute leech of a human being Halford is concerned he hit that particular cack footed nail square on the dick
  • Do we need one?

    When the ball goes out for a throw in i would like to see the Linesman use the white marker spray to make sure that the throw is taken from the correct place, this would stop players walking down the line and gaining an advantage.
  • Badger said:

    Do we need one?

    When the ball goes out for a throw in i would like to see the Linesman use the white marker spray to make sure that the throw is taken from the correct place, this would stop players walking down the line and gaining an advantage.

    Not sure if serious... :neutral:
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  • Badger said:

    Do we need one?

    When the ball goes out for a throw in i would like to see the Linesman use the white marker spray to make sure that the throw is taken from the correct place, this would stop players walking down the line and gaining an advantage.

    Just nail their boots to the pitch in the correct spot.
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