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Let’s look at this one. Um, I’ve turned off the sound because it’s just music, but this one, um, is quite interesting.
And a penalty stroke is awarded for this collision. I’d like to hear your thoughts. Um, so this one was also on another forum on the social medias, and most, most people were getting it right, but it was still a little concerning about the voices who were getting it so incredibly wrong, so incredibly wrong, uh, free hit defense says, um, AJ.
Godders I know you’re talking about the last one.
Um, AJ, free, hit defense, no penalty stroke field free hit defense. Goalie was stationary free. Hit defense. I mean boy. Joep. Good job buddy. You’re fine. Don’t worry about it. When we get things wrong or it’s a much more ambiguous situation, like don’t, don’t worry about it. We’re we’re here to learn no penalty stroke free hit defence, free hit defense for obstruction over running the goalkeeper. Tricky.
Yeah. Kinda tricky, but… Free hit defense from Steffan, free hit from Rachel. Yep. Okay. So I’m gonna go, I I’ll, I’ll kind of freeze and go back and forth over the section. And then I want to talk about a couple of things with this. Okay. Here’s the replay of this. Now. We have, we’ve talked about this. Remember the time at band camp, when we said to uncover the truth behind a potential obstruction, which this is it’s just two players come together in an obstructive way.
Stop looking at the attacker and look at what the defender does, and if the defender doesn’t do anything wrong, and the result is a big collision, a big clattering sound. Now they’re not the ones who did it. They’re not to blame. So in this particular situation, I look at the goalkeeper who is stationary is not moving laterally by any stretch that I can see, very little forward movement.
The ball… I mean, the, the goalkeeper kicks out the left kicker towards the ball makes a save. So if you watch the goalkeeper, nothing happened. Okay. One of the other things that I was a little bit dismayed at, from some of the comments from people who got this wrong on the socials was somebody said, well, the umpire was in a great position.
No, he wasn’t. The umpire was well behind the play. He makes the call from just inside the circle. That isn’t a great position. And when you look at where that play came from, my concern would be: okay. And we talk about this in mission critical positioning in the course that I run starting position. Uh, why are you out there?
Why are you that wide? Why are you that high up the pitch, such that when the ball does break and look at the running pattern, he’s actually running toward the sideline. So he can make a really long J cut and lose track of the faster players who are out running behind him. And it’s just, it’s not good positioning.
Doesn’t give him the best opportunity to see, and to focus on the movement of the goalkeeper from that angle he can’t see as well. And that’s where the mistake comes. Okay. So those are the things that I would, I would focus on.
The reason why we talk about mission critical positioning so much is because those are the big calls. That’s a stroke. That’s a very, very good chance at a goal. Those are your biggest calls who cares what’s happening in the middle of the pitch. I mean, we do, but we really care about those calls and you have to be there to get them right. And that’s not getting it right. Okay. No big deal, you know, it’s sport, but let’s put those pieces together so that we can make a better decision, get in a position where you can see the movement of the defender and you can correctly assign the initiation of movement and who does what so that you can get to your, your best, most correct decision.
Okay. Thanks Rachel. For the preview, I’ll be looking at that. Everybody, everybody sign up. Yes. Thank you, Simon. Please do hit the like button. If you like what you’ve had today, it has been a Keely hour. Let’s see, uh, play on good channel for defense to clear. Yeah. Okay. So that’s actually a, an interesting, um, little side conversation.
And I guess part of it is that you’ve, I actually have a habit of doing this all the time when I see a goalkeeper getting, um, getting collided with or something like that. But you have a lot of room that you can play advantage for the defense for. It’s a, it’s a fairly rare situation, but you’re absolutely right, Simon. There is a good opportunity for advantage there. You could play on. You have to really communicate that because you’ve had a collision. That goalkeeper needs to know that you saw what happened to them, and you’re not going to let anything. Wait, they are not going to be vulnerable from the shot. You’re like. Yep. I saw that were playing on. I got your you okay. You okay. You know, you get that contact, establish that rapport, let them know that you are there and you understand. Okay.
Um, and I think it’s important that it’s not just a play on it’s an advantage. Get that arm up. Go on. Okay. Go on. Try it. Don’t be like this. No foul. Cause a goalkeeper will be on the ground going what? I just got smoked! But they’ll be happy if something good happens and their teammates are able to take the ball up the pitch and do something awesome. Okay. So think about it that way. Um, you’re very welcome. It was a great evening. I really appreciate it.
It was so good.
Oh, what? Rachel, with the pun of the night: should it be the Luke button? Oh my goodness.
We have to be so careful. Uh, not to be biased against keepers. Okay. Don’t use the word bias. We don’t. We have to be careful to properly assess keepers’ motions and what fouls they may or may not be committing when people are going to ground. Absolutely. And some of the, and I totally missed it. That’s some of the discussion that I’ve seen and it’s important to point out. The goalkeepers are supposed to go down in their circle. They are allowed to use their body. We expect them to go down. If that goalkeeper had taken even a more aggressive logging position and that attacker just like collided fall over, boom, like massive, like stick goes flying, all that kind of stuff.
It’s kind of their job, it’s their job to do that. And as long as she’s not coming in, cutting the space and, and clearly acting in a reckless manner, as long as that goalkeeper is just, I’m logging to make the best save I can right here without moving towards the, the attacker. Bloody hell.
It’s a tricky play on if the goalkeeper’s flattened, but if the ball turns over quickly and the goalkeeper’s out of commission, yes, that’s a, that’s a really good point, Gideon. And that’s where the risk comes in. And that’s why you really have to make contact with that player. And you have to know exactly where they’re at. If they’re, uh, if they’re healthy enough to yell at you, then you know, they’re okay and you can play. If you don’t hear anything from them, then you’ve got another issue. You may have a potential head injury and you don’t play advantage on head injuries, unfortunately. Okay. So very good point, Gideon. Thanks for pointing that out.
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