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What's with the fascination about dribbles?

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H T C
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As the title says, what's with the fascination about dribbles? I see it as merely ONE WAY with which to bypass opponents but, as far as i can tell, none of the other ways are valued as highly as dribbling, not even close: why is that?

What makes dribbling, and those more proficient @ it, so highly valued?

Help me understand.

 
Posted : 22/04/2022 12:58 pm
Míchel Acosta
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Posted by: @hoje-tive-ca

As the title says, what's with the fascination about dribbles? I see it as merely ONE WAY with which to bypass opponents but, as far as i can tell, none of the other ways are valued as highly as dribbling, not even close: why is that?

What makes dribbling, and those more proficient @ it, so highly valued?

Help me understand.

In modern football, defensive schemas are worked a lot. Many times you have to face very tough defenses, sometimes with 2 vs 1... where it's so difficult to surpass it. In these situations, dribblers are the key, because they can surpass their pairs and take advantage for the team

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Posted : 23/04/2022 10:14 pm
H T C
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Posted by: @michelacosta

In these situations, dribblers are the key

And a pass to a teammate cannot achieve the same result? Why do you think tiki-taka style of play CAN BE so effective for the teams with players suited for that style?

 
Posted : 23/04/2022 10:18 pm
Míchel Acosta
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Posted by: @hoje-tive-ca
Posted by: @michelacosta

In these situations, dribblers are the key

And a pass to a teammate cannot achieve the same result? Why do you think tiki-taka style of play CAN BE so effective for the teams with players suited for that style?

Not always. As a Barça fan, I've watched tons of games where the team is passing from one side to another against a very defensive team, and it's impossible to break the lines. Players like Dembélé or Adama are the only ones able to surpass defenders and create dangerous situations.

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Posted : 28/04/2022 8:58 am
H T C
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@michelacosta That's why i said "CAN BE" instead of IS.

 
Posted : 28/04/2022 9:01 am
Míchel Acosta
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Posted by: @hoje-tive-ca

@michelacosta That's why i said "CAN BE" instead of IS.

The question was: Why is dribble so important?

I guess you say that dribblers are overrated.

When you dribble an opponent you automatically break a line and generate superiority, because another player has to help.

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Posted : 28/04/2022 3:52 pm
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H T C
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Posted by: @michelacosta

When you dribble an opponent you automatically break a line and generate superiority, because another player has to help.

In other words, you leave the opposing player behind. Don't you achieve the EXACT SAME OUTCOME with a forward pass to a teammate?

 
Posted : 28/04/2022 10:23 pm
Míchel Acosta
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Posted by: @hoje-tive-ca
Posted by: @michelacosta

When you dribble an opponent you automatically break a line and generate superiority, because another player has to help.

In other words, you leave the opposing player behind. Don't you achieve the EXACT SAME OUTCOME with a forward pass to a teammate?

No, if all your teammates are blocked by defenders

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Posted : 30/04/2022 3:46 am
H T C
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Posted by: @michelacosta

No, if all your teammates are blocked by defenders

Only if they are "blockheads", pun intended.

I'm not saying they should NOT dribble. I'm saying they DON'T HAVE TO dribble: not when there are other ways to achieve the exact same result.

 
Posted : 30/04/2022 9:35 am
Marcelo
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Posted by: @hoje-tive-ca

As the title says, what's with the fascination about dribbles? I see it as merely ONE WAY with which to bypass opponents but, as far as i can tell, none of the other ways are valued as highly as dribbling, not even close: why is that?

What makes dribbling, and those more proficient @ it, so highly valued?

Help me understand.

Hi HTC, I like your question. It might seem obvious, but it's a thoughtful one. Here is my take...

Dribbles are a way of leading the ball to a good shooting position so your team can score a goal.

The most common way to score a goal is by simply shooting directly (obviously). Before scoring, you need to shoot. But you may not have at all times a good shooting position because you are blocked by defenders or because you are too far from the opponent's goal for a good shot. In fact, during the game more often than not you have to find a good shooting spot, one that gives you the best chances of scoring. How do you do that? Passes or dribbling.

Passes are the best option to take the ball to that perfect spot for shooting (better than dribbling, as it is faster most of the time). However, you may be also blocked by defenders, and/or your teammates might be marked up or closed by defenders.

In that case, if you want to advance the ball to that perfect spot, you are left with dribbling. So it is a very important resource not only to take you through defenders to a shooting spot but also as a means to maintain ball possession (also important at times).

I hope this clarifies why having a player like Messi o Maradona in your team (who are masters of dribbling, passing, and shooting, in addition to a perfect vision of the game), is far more valuable and advantageous than having a simple goal scorer.

Best regards!

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Posted : 01/05/2022 3:20 pm
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