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Armchair Analyst: For love of the Long Build, Part 2

02 October 3:34 de la tarde

Armchair Analyst: For love of the Long Build, Part 2

By Matthew Doyle

This is Part 2 of our three-part series examining long build-ups that lead to goals, and both the "how" and the "why" they happen.

In Part 1 we took a look at the role pressure - or the lack of it - plays in the long build. Now we're going to swap from what the defense is doing wrong to what the attack is doing right, with a spotlight on the role the center forward plays.