- Apr 13, 2009
Well I don't have all this analysis and DVD's but I do have a pair of eyes and a memory and I can tell you or Tis for free that short corners do not work.Interesting discussion. However, Tiz has a guy on his staff, Dave Lee, who videos all the games and provides some incredibly detailed analysis - to such an extent, until you've met Dave and heard him talk about just what he does you wouldn't quite believe it. This being the case, however it might seem, I'm sure there must be some empirical evidence that short corners do, on occasions, pay dividends.
Well said that man!Disagree!!!
Their is a clear advantage in taking a corner short (in a very similar way to taking a free kick short,) the advantage of changing the angle is huge.
Statistically the amount of goals stemming from short free kicks massively outweighs the direct "have a crack" approach.
In the same way by knocking a corner short it increases the visable angle on goal allowing the ball to be whipped inwards towards goal. Just as with free kicks, far more goals have been scored from playing the ball short than have been scored directly.
As some will no doubt point out mire often than not someone gets a header or touch on goal inside the box in these short pass scenarios, however that is irrelevent because if you pass short you have both the option to cross (which existed before,) also the ability to "legitimately" have a direct shot on target.
I Kant see any logical reason for people disliking the initial shortcorner option.
I can't believe this thread is on it's 3rd page and no one has pointed out the obvious advantage of short corners.