PENK wrote:I've read a couple of pundits suggesting that many teams are becoming more effective away from home because the counter is such a valuable weapon in modern football.
It's hardly a new tactic!
Palace have been playing that way for a while now. They play with proper, pacey wingers with Bhoulassi and Zaha. Really refreshing to see.
We are seeing a more attacking premiership generally though. The three promoted teams are all very attacking whereas the prevailing school of thought used to be that promoted sides should try and be very solid defensively and try nick draws and single goal wins. I think Swansea lead the way a few years ago, Leicester stuck to their guns in playing a pretty open attacking game and eventually it paid off for them. I hope the newly promoted sides are similarly rewarded.