klc123 wrote:NBP, the game is not that simple.
If it was then Real Madrid would have been contenders for the league and UCL consistently and unwaveringly.
There is definitely more to winning a football match than scoring goals.
To win a match, you need to score more than the opponent. When you look at it that way, it is simple, but the complexities that arise when you look into it ensure that this is not always the case.
Xavi and Iniesta are two of the best midfield players in the world, they can make 500 passes between them in a game. The amount of time they keep possession, and the amount of pressure they and their colleagues take of the defence by merely passing the ball around for a large percentage of the time, is what helps them win games. The fact that Xavi and Iniesta can create dozens of chances a game, as well as have an eye for goal themselves just highlights what amazing players they are.
You are comparing Arsenal to Barcelona? Arsenal rarely have 60+% of possession as far as I know from whenever I have watched them this season. Barcelona, who I have watched and supported every single game, have rarely had less than 60% of possession, that puts it into perspective for you.
If you wanna talk about how simple the game is, talk about how old men always say "the opposition can't score if they don't have the ball" or "pass and move is the fabric of the game." Those two things are fundamentals in Barcelona's systems, and it is no coincidence that then win most games.
You missed the point
Having 60+% possesion is all well and good
If you don't have talent to put away the chances that result from that kinda possesion, you will not change games
Having poor goalscorers but a great midfeild =
Loads of chances, but difficult to win games
Having a great goalscorers but no midfeild =
Few chances, but often lots of tight wins down to individual brilliance
Having a great goalscorers and a great midfeild =
Arsenal rarely have 60+% of possession as far as I know from whenever I have watched them this season. Barcelona, who I have watched and supported every single game, have rarely had less than 60% of possession, that puts it into perspective for you.
In general Arsenal have possesion between 55-65, created about 9 million chances a game, the last few seasons they have underachieved in terms of winning important games and just winning stuff in general
Infact when RVP is out they tend to suffer results wise... and the haven't won ANYTHING
since their last goalscoring hero, Henry left
Thats why I'm comparing them to Barca
That is my point
Its a simple concept