The Joe Brolly Solution
We think that Joe Brolly presented a very simple solution to the " Blanket Defence Problem", that could be easily implemented or at least trialled.
That said, it still could lead to some problems. We have outlined 3 of many scenarios that could arise from this rule.
1> Everybody plays the traditional game, the ball is won, and moved forward quickly before the blanket can get back
2> All of the opposing team forwards line up on the 45 to anticipate the breaking ball
3> The midfield player who wins the ball is immediately fouled, and the blanket gets time to set up. Business as usual
Over the next few weeks we are going to try and compile a list of tactics and principles that teams can implement this year to try and break the blanket. If you have any thoughts please send them to us. firstname.lastname@example.org
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