Time to stop 11 men in the box?

Vicious111

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Probably comes across as sour grapes after last night, but surely it can't be good for the future of football to just have teams sit 10 men in the box for the full game in the aim of getting a point?

We make many changes to make the game flow better like the offside rule or no passbacks. Is it time to introduce a minimum players in the box rule?

We see it more and more, teams sitting sitting deep and it turns the game into a shitfest and kills any excitement. Obviously as a City fan it would benefit us and not lesser teams, but surely as a football fan such a rule would improve the excitement of the game?
 

BimboBob

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Nope. How would you regulate it? It's the beauty of football. Every team plays to their strengths against the opposition. Defending, done well, is a thing of beauty.

And anyway, max 5 Defenders in the box means 5 other players somewhere else on the pitch. You wouldn't leave them free so less forwards in the box.
 

Love_Each_Day

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For me the pitch needs to be made bigger and the penalty area smaller. Blanket defence and getting it to a couple pace babies on the break just so much easier and more effective to set up. Footballers much fitter than years ago with Leicester and Liverpool style "supplements", it's easier than ever to control the game with having none of the ball.
Even peak Barca with Messi/Xavi/Iniesta couldn't create against Chelsea's wall. Every time they try to change to a more expansive style it's a shambles, appoint another defence-first manager an win something in short order.
 

elbearos

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Probably comes across as sour grapes after last night, but surely it can't be good for the future of football to just have teams sit 10 men in the box for the full game in the aim of getting a point?

We make many changes to make the game flow better like the offside rule or no passbacks. Is it time to introduce a minimum players in the box rule?

We see it more and more, teams sitting sitting deep and it turns the game into a shitfest and kills any excitement. Obviously as a City fan it would benefit us and not lesser teams, but surely as a football fan such a rule would improve the excitement of the game?
Anti football wins again, they did nothing second half bar one break, dive,cheat, park the bus
 

paulsimpson

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Probably comes across as sour grapes after last night, but surely it can't be good for the future of football to just have teams sit 10 men in the box for the full game in the aim of getting a point?

We make many changes to make the game flow better like the offside rule or no passbacks. Is it time to introduce a minimum players in the box rule?

We see it more and more, teams sitting sitting deep and it turns the game into a shitfest and kills any excitement. Obviously as a City fan it would benefit us and not lesser teams, but surely as a football fan such a rule would improve the excitement of the game?
Do away with the offside rule while yer at it . Free flowing football abounding
 

Goater=Legend

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If teams play so open against us we would batter them, I don't blame for doing it as its working and sadly Pep hasn't found an answer to itq
 

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City were utterly shit and too many players shat it. Sterling never got out of their right backs pocket once. Jesus is another waste of space when you need someone in big games. Defensively they were all over the place at times with the first goal.a total switch off. Teams are always going to defend and if anybody thinks it was ten men behind the ball that caused last night, you're kidding yourself on. The team shat it. Too many players never turned up and going with Sterling in from the off was a disaster waiting to happen. I can't remember him doing a single fucking thing. Utterly disappointing night. Feel for the fans who were the onky thing about City who turned up.
 

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