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My opinion on scoring problems at Orlando Pirates

Written By Themba Khumalo on Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Thursday, February 20, 2014

At Orlando Pirates it is said we lack finishers, but is just that? Because we all know Oupa Manyisa, Kermit Erasmus, Thabo Matlaba, Happy Jele, Tlou Segolela, Sifiso Myeni even the new Helder Pelembe has shown he can hit the net.

The problem I see at Pirates is we lack an idea of how to attack. The idea of how to attack can help and does help a lot of teams cause they can know how to move, where to place themselves and therefore be able to practice shots in those angles.

Take Chelsea for example (those who watch European football). Jose Mourinho has a formation when he attacks, it's usually a diamond and even when the diamond is not perfectly a diamond but what they do make sure of, every time it's for players are in attack. 1 is the ball carrier and in front, left and right of him there's a man in position to receive the ball and fire.

Formation is not only 4-4-2 or 11 starting men, you need a playing formation for each part of the field and play, namely defence, holding position and attack. I think we have a position holding formation which helps defence a lot but until Pirates comes up with its own attacking formation, we'll forever lay blame on players and sign a thousand more strikers.

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