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Stand Him Up

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was at a football game lately and the man beside he kept shouting "stand him up stand him up" every time one of the other teams lads had the ball in a tackle, i always wondered that that expression meant so at the end of game i asked him, " no idea , its someting to say" he replied, what does it mean?

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2503 - 29/11/2022 11:17:06    2449042

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "was at a football game lately and the man beside he kept shouting "stand him up stand him up" every time one of the other teams lads had the ball in a tackle, i always wondered that that expression meant so at the end of game i asked him, " no idea , its someting to say" he replied, what does it mean?"
As a former defender I always took it to mean take momemtum from the player with the ball and make him reduce speed/ stand instead of running towards the attacking area. It is done by a defender positioning himself between the attacking player and the area he wants to run into. It could be by physically making contact with him from this position, slowing him down and diverting his run or by shepherding him or usually a combination of both so he has to move away from the tackle into a standing position to take a play of the ball (hop or solo) or turn back and pass the ball off.

clubfan17 (Wicklow) - Posts: 98 - 29/11/2022 12:19:28    2449052

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "was at a football game lately and the man beside he kept shouting "stand him up stand him up" every time one of the other teams lads had the ball in a tackle, i always wondered that that expression meant so at the end of game i asked him, " no idea , its someting to say" he replied, what does it mean?"
I would have always said it was to stop a player when he was running don't overcommit to the tackle and essentially make him turn or stand upright as a defender.

As an attacker I would have thought it was to make the defender stop, so you would run, stop the run quickly and then keep running, have him plant his feet.

Means nothing really when said more than 2 or three times a game.

KKid (Kilkenny) - Posts: 412 - 29/11/2022 12:21:46    2449053

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Replying To KKid:  "I would have always said it was to stop a player when he was running don't overcommit to the tackle and essentially make him turn or stand upright as a defender.

As an attacker I would have thought it was to make the defender stop, so you would run, stop the run quickly and then keep running, have him plant his feet.

Means nothing really when said more than 2 or three times a game."
I never thought of it from an attackers prepective but yeah agreed. Any time a player either attacker of defender is brought to a standtill or flat footed by the opposition.

clubfan17 (Wicklow) - Posts: 98 - 29/11/2022 12:32:13    2449054

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Replying To clubfan17:  "As a former defender I always took it to mean take momemtum from the player with the ball and make him reduce speed/ stand instead of running towards the attacking area. It is done by a defender positioning himself between the attacking player and the area he wants to run into. It could be by physically making contact with him from this position, slowing him down and diverting his run or by shepherding him or usually a combination of both so he has to move away from the tackle into a standing position to take a play of the ball (hop or solo) or turn back and pass the ball off."
I would also look at it to not lunge in or commit yourself to a tackle and let him around you easily.

You see it a lot at club level where a forward will make a run to the sideline and get a ball and a defender will commit himself to win it or tackle the forward and the forward gets inside him. Instead stand the man up, allow your team to get back, let him take a play and then try tackle him.

UsernameInvalid (Meath) - Posts: 246 - 29/11/2022 14:08:45    2449066

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Exactly, remember talking to a former IC footballer, used to play corner forward and he said the best corner backs never commited but as you went to turn and catch in the same movement, a club corner back would try win the ball even a 30/70 ball an IC corner back would be up your backside on a 50/50 forget the ball

KKid (Kilkenny) - Posts: 412 - 02/12/2022 12:24:38    2449324

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