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About short corners, one thing that baffles me
Why donít teams always offer a short option? If defending team send out two to defend, whip it in as you basically exchange two defenders for one attacker. If they only send one, play it short and create a 2v1.
I was frustrated how often we played corners short but I guess the plan was to force them to rejig their defensive positions, and the fact it was Mee closing down Townsend for the cross, rather than in the box, suggested it worked.
And we havenít conceded as many goals from set pieces as I feared, but rest assured as soon as we do someone will blame zonal marking.
Keane's goal was poor marking, and the crowd were up for it and their heads went.
We played well after Keane's goal, but I don't think you could say it was coming.
Maybe itís that Rafa is obviously a much more tactical manager than Ancelotti, or that we seem a bit less reliant on Individuals this year