Game Style

The stated Game Style espoused here is the style of football for which Patcham United will become known. Patcham United FC believes that it is a style of play that is the most entertaining, both to watch and in which to play and which also gives the best player development and game understanding opportunities.

 

GAME STYLE

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE BASED ON INDIVIDUAL BALL   MASTERY

 

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE USING DELIBERATE BUILD UP PLAY

 

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE UTILISING PLAYER COMBINATION WHERE NECESSARY

 

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE BASED ON GAME UNDERSTANDING / SKILL

 

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE USING VARIED TEMPO

 

  • POSSESSION PLAY BASED ON OUTNUMBERING THE OPPONENT IN AREAS OF THE PITCH

 

  • POSSESSION BASED GAME STYLE THROUGH INTERCHANGE OF POSITIONS

 

  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF ALL OUTFIELD PLAYERS

 

  • RETENTION OF TEAM SHAPE THROUGH INTERCHANGE OF POSITIONS – PLAYERS PROVIDE “COVER”FOR EACH OTHER

 

  • DELIBERATE BUILD UP PLAY THROUGH INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT LATERALLY, BACKWARDS AND DIAGONALLY AS WELL AS FORWARD, BOTH WITH AND WITHOUT THE BALL

 

  • DEFEND ASSERTIVELY WITH DETERMINATION AND CONTROL

 

  • DEFEND COLLECTIVELY AND REGAIN POSSESSION QUICKLY WHENEVER POSSIBLE

 

  • RECOGNISE WHEN TO PRESS COLLECTIVELY AND WHEN TO SURRENDER GROUND IN ORDER TO RESTRICT AND CONTROL  THE OPPONENTS’ INITIATIVE

 

  • DEFEND BY TRYING TO MAKE OPPONENTS PLAY PREDICTABLY

 

  • COUNTER ATTACK WITH SPEED, CONTROL AND DIRECTNESS

 

  • RECOGNISE WHEN COUNTER ATTACKS HAVE BEEN DENIED OR THWARTED AND REVERT TO A CONSIDERED BUILD UP PLAY GAME STYLE

 

  • AIMLESS KICKING, KICK & CHASE AND OVER-RELIANCE ON PHYSICAL PLAY ARE DISCOURAGED