Discussion in '2005' started by jose, Oct 10, 2018.
What position is the most demanding on the pitch and what position needs the most all around skill?
All of them.
Offensive center mid.
hOLy S4iT! I actually agree with you.
Depends on what else you have on the team.
If you have a weak backline, then that player might wind up in the back.
If your defense is a brick wall without that player, how does your team like to attack?
I like fast wingers with good skill. I like aggressive strikers that fight for every ball and press like mad if they lose it. I like my holding mid to tackle hard and make smart decisions with the ball. I like my attacking mids to have great vision and finishing abilities.
I feel that many teams miss by not playing their highly skilled players with great speed and endurance at the 2 or the 3. I like those roles to get forward and give my team a numbers up advantage.
Q: Where do you put your most versatile player?
>> Depends on what else you have on the team.
I also want to answer 'everywhere'. Hopefully that player is getting playing time at almost every position (or at least some defense, mid and offense). Especially on a youth team.
Keeper of course. If you truly want to play possession based soccer you need a keeper with great foot skills. Combine that with the need to have great hands, dive and sacrifice their body for a save, and never make an error, keeper is the only choice.