The Misconception About Positioning On A Vertical Line PT. 1
When talking tactics during football we often hear “ Players shouldn’t be positioned on the same vertical line” or “No more than two players in the same vertical zone”. Both these statements are false when dealing with absolutes. Many times they are true. I will look to describe a few reasons in which having players positioned on different vertical lines can be beneficial, while the core of this post will look at how to gain an advantage from breaking these two “rules” above to gain an advantage to progress the ball.