10 balls you can play as a forward

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Struggling for ideas on what you can do with the ball up front? Fear no more. Here’s 10 ways the stars of the A-League play football at the apex of attack.

10 BALLS YOU CAN PLAY IN DEFENCE

10 BALLS YOU CAN PLAY IN MIDFIELD

1. Make a three course dinner of it: The Emile Heskey – Receive long ball from central defender, be 20kg heavier than any other player, brush off Ben Sigmund, then stop; Heskey time.

2. One one thousand: The Jeronimo Neumann – Get ball. Where ball? Fly. Penalty.


3. Dime a dozen: The Joel Griffiths – Sign mid-season, instantly become MVP.

4. You can’t stop these feet: The Shane Smeltz – Score.

5. Albanian Archetype: The Besart Berisha – Make a decent run into box, receive ball, continue poor form and screw shot wide. Make angry face.

6. Gimme a contract: The Danny McBreen – Achieve target midway through season, pass ball to youngsters to give them a go.

7. He can talk, he can talk, he can sing: The Dino Kresinger – Fall out of favor with fans and coach, show them what’s what by scoring a winner.

8. 13 for my country: The Archie Thompson – Pass it to Rojas.

9. Bench player: The John Aloisi – Receive ball, decide you’re better off on the coaching staff, suit up.

10. Commentators curse: The Stein Huysegems – Latch on to ball, NZ commentator screams your name, chuck a Charlie from Mighty Ducks.

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Editor of The Football Sack for three years, Matthew now spends his time sipping merlot whilst watching the reruns of Thursday FC.

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