After a slight break due to tour and an illness(possibly related) the blog returns with the takeover tackle.
This is a tackle I have rarely ever seen in the Ladies division but something that can be very effective if the player you are tackling is not strong on the ball of if you have more pace than them.
Although not often considered an advanced skill marking is an integral part of the game for both defenders and midfielders. Performed well it can be used to isolate an opposition player and to remove passing options from the player in possession.
The video below shows both an example of front marking and being tight to a player, these are 2 things often overlooked here where players will often look to allow the player to receive before making a tackle. This is a higher risk strategy than intercepting the ball before it reaches the opposition player
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