Jose Mourinho : What is the winning formula to defeat our north-singapore rivals in the intense derby?
Mathematically , we have won only 2 in our last 5 games with them,
Which means that our chances of winning against them is always 40% and it will stay that way until the day sukh's hair turn straight , which basically means , an eternity.
Harris GK : Best goalkeeper ever landed in Bowen Court.Period.
He Is a magician in drifting into good positions , which technically means that you can never beat him from close-range or from tight angles which means that slicing the ball to the middle is the best option. I am not trying to say that the team has to reset play after bringing the ball forward. Discretion is needed for victory. The main reason why strikers will have a hell of a time trying to beat him is due to the pressure by the opp outfield players. How many far shots on target have we taken against them? very little. Most of our playup's are mainly directed to the flanks , where the striker shoots , gets denied by the angle , hit the GK , graciously falls into the path of Ilyas who gracefully jinks to the halfway line and sending a bazooka into our goalpost , Game over.
Possible Alternatives vs Harris : He knows how to get his body behind the ball , no matter how hard you shoot , he has a very high chance on saving it , depending on the placing technique is a better alternative as precision gets the job done.. He has short arms , but knows how to cover angles well
So my suggestion is to send wingers to the flank to redirect opponents away from the ball and playing Jasni as the holding midfielder standing on the halfway line to have a go on the opposition goalpost. My thoughts of making Jasni as this player is because his physical presence is important to fend off the mounting pressure and his shooting is quite decent.
Summary: Get the ball to the radius where a long-ranged-shot is possible , Shoot when Harris is on the line of the goalpost as getting too close to him will cause him to move forward causing him to block the angle, I suggest the team to play mainly far-distance shots and to be trigger-happy. Patience is the key. In Street Soccer , time does not matter , its winning that counts.
Ilyas DF/MF : A metaphor of Ridhuan. Same style of play. Has both style and substance , making it difficult to tackle him.
Favours shooting from the halfway line rather than from close range.
Style of play : Runs from the defence , into the flanks , into the middle of the park , dragging along a few Impact players with him who are trying to tackle him and then sending a blaster into Impact's goal.
Problem: The problem is that his dribbling is exquisite , if we send 1 player to tackle him , he would be able to fend the player off and take the shot and if we send too many players at him , there would be no Impactians to mark the other opponents. which means this sucks.
Possible Alternatives vs Ilyas : 80% of his shots are in the half-court periphery. So man marking is the best solution probably. I suggest that a frequent rotation on who should be marking him should be made while marking him to keep the other players fresh. Hakim Mohtar/Elfi should be keeping him under their radar by tracking and marking him tightly. Shahideen should stay directly behind the ball to deny the angle when the shot is made by Ilyas. Shahideen should play this role as he is not very steady and slow but solid and brave , with the wingers staying back to track forward runs and Ridhuan staying forward for a counter-attack.
Tall-Indian Guy FW : Striker. His height is the major factor in his existance in this post. He can head the ball and his finishing is placing , rather then rembat.
Problem :. Not much tall outfielders in Impact and this is a major problem as Harris will throw the ball long towards him.
Possible Alternatives vs TIG : I have comprehensively looked at the impact roster to look at the possible candidates who can stop him. I do not know a specific player who can 100% shut down this player , but i have faith in the impact defence to stop him.
He is physical in the air so Sukhvinder should not mark him , he is better off playing in the advanced midfield /flanks where he is put in much better use. Elfi must be more disclipined while playing against him and choose substance over style and not be a pansy.
Naufal DF MF FW : Not much of a threat while playing as a forward. Throwing an Elfi at him will shut him out as he is too kan-chiong to be a striker. His physical presence as a defender however , is good.
Chinese with teeth bulge out FW : Not to be underestimated. Less stylish than TIG but more swifter and is more versatile than him. Shooting range is from narrow areas and he knows how to bring the ball forward to link up with TIG
If your team happens to be in this post , don't worry yourself we ain't your competition , don't flatter yourself that was never my intention.
Written by The Special One. , Being Arrogant.