Swarm & Blast

One of the gifts of watching FC Barcelona play was the patience they showed.  Often the player who made an unselfish pass early the sequence would be rewarded with a scoring opportunity from just a few meters from the goal.  This contrasts with the soccer I played in the states.  There was a propensity for all the players to gather around the ball as if they were a swarm of bees.  Inevitably somebody would take a shot on goal from just inside the penalty area.  The chance of success where marginal and the results were often discouraging.  This contrasts to the ball-control and certainty about ones role exhibited by a professional futbol team.  Just when you thought a player must shoot, he was able to manufacture a pass that lead to a high percentage scoring chance.  The ability to honor the duties that came with playing a specific postion kept the team spread out across the offensive side of the pitch and made them so hard to defend.

I believe the same is true for all of us.  When we swarm and blast we are desperate.  However, if we stay true to our purpose the results can be electric.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s