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#102239 - 10/27/16 01:42 PM Is it RIGHT or WRONG to use a sweeper?
SgtDaveUSMC Offline

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#102293 - 11/10/16 01:10 PM Re: Is it RIGHT or WRONG to use a sweeper? [Re: SgtDaveUSMC]
Willy Offline
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There is no right or wrong, it all depends on your situation (generally speaking).

I have not used a sweeper for over 15 years, I don't think. At the competitive ages, it is not useful anymore. For the developmental ages, it is not good as well. You want to develop your back four as early as possible even if they make a few mistakes early on. A sweeper system tends to "hide" weaker players on the team specially for the younger players which is not good.
"The difference between genius and stupidity, is that stupidity has no limits!"

Albert Einstein

#102312 - 11/21/16 03:59 AM Re: Is it RIGHT or WRONG to use a sweeper? [Re: SgtDaveUSMC]
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Defending is all about Dealing with the immediate threat
If you have a dominant tall, tactically astute and no nonsense defender then dont play them sweeper but detail them to cover as much as possible so one always goes to challenge with the main defender covers
Developing defences is always about using the collective strengths of those players and operating a system where they all compliment these strengths while at the same time minimising their collective weakness.


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