Forget Barcelona And Tiki-Taka Football: This Extraordinary New Tactic May Revolutionise The Game

Forget Barcelona And Tiki-Taka Football: This Extraordinary New Tactic May Revolutionise The Game
12:38, 10 Feb 2019

Here at The Sportsman we love ‘the beautiful game’ being played in Australia. The A-League has been a genuine must-watch in our office for as far back as we can remember.

Wellington Phoenix are playing? Get it on the old telly box right now. Turn off that snooker, I’ve just heard there’s been a worldie in the match between the Mariners and the Jets.

Well, the division might have competition for our affections from the same country, with the Women’s League producing the excitement this weekend.

We’ve got a tasty final on our hands now with the Perth Glory taking on Sydney FC after the two sides saw off Melbourne Victory and the Brisbane Roar, respectively.

It was the W-League semi-final that caught our attention most however, with the unusual tactics employed by the Roar when facing a Sydney set-piece.

In what we’ve described as the ‘Whac-a-Mole’ tactic for those familiar with the popular amusement arcade game, the Roar wall took it in turns to pop their heads up from a crouching position in attempts to distract.

Eventually the ball sailed high over the net so the best thing we can say is that maybe the tactics worked?

Sydney however saw out the game 2-1 with Caitlin Foord and Sofia Huerta scoring for the visitors to seal passage into the final. We’re definitely tuning in to the W-League Final now!

Goodness knows what the 4273 crowd in Queensland made off the antics, but you can check out the footage below and maybe take the chance to replicate for your Sunday league side.

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