In this second article on team tactics I take a look at some of the principles behind corner taking. From how to take a corner for its best affect to attacking a corner, defending a corner and corners at desperate times in a game.
The article also covers the importance of the goalkeeper in these set plays and lays down what a goalkeeper should and should not be in these situations and in fact all others through the course of a game.
A golden rule from a corner is for the corner taker - keep it in play, get in the danger area, make the keeper work for it and make sure it gets past the near post. For defence it is knowing that the keeper is #1, be aware of ALL threats and mix and match zonal and man-marking.