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Know your positions?
Football pundits say that good attacking football starts in the defence.

There's no better feeling than that sliding block.

Or chasing after that striker and nicking the ball off their toes.

Scoring is important but your manager will be just as happy to see you stopping a goal.

Fancy being a full-back?
Turning defence into attack is a fine art

Full-backs have quite a varied role and play on either side of the defence.

Their main job is to prevent the opposition attack in wide areas and to support the central defenders.

And the modern defender will often venture beyond the halfway line!

They play an important role in supporting their team's own attack by pushing forward to supply crosses.

So you know what to say next time you hear a striker telling you they've got the best job!






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