Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

A Forward is a footballer in Association Football whose playing position is normally closest to the opposition goal. In the commonly used 4-4-2 system of play, there are two Forward’s one of which will act as primary Striker whilst the other will tend to operate in a support role. The Striker will normally score most goals for a team in any season.

Forwards are expected to challenge in the area...

Forwards are expected to challenge in the area…

Beat the  Keeper with power...

Beat the Keeper with power…

...or Slot the ball calmly home under presure from the defence.

…or Slot the ball calmly home under presure from the defence.

They're not expected to initiate tackles - That's the midfielder and defender's job. (Forwards are usually very poor at tackling).

They’re not expected to initiate tackles – That’s the midfielder and defender’s job. (Forwards are usually very poor at tackling).

And, when they've scored...  It's nice to have a little celebration :-)

And, when they’ve scored… It’s nice to have a little celebration 🙂

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Comments

  1. Nice post. Or, Gooooooooooooooooooooal!

    • Thanks Tom – that sounds like a South-American commentator 😉 Our regular man on the mic – Harvey – would probably be somewhat more restrained… ‘Goal to Wingate & Finchley on the 39th minute – The scorer is…’

  2. some fabulous pictures, even if one is not into football.. 😉 they will now..

  3. Those look like some fast forwards, Martin!
    (I know I tell you this all the time, but I marvel at your ability to ‘time it’ so well!)
    🙂

  4. Nice action photos, and the colors sing!

    • Thanks Judith – I find certain colors tend to sing on dull days. Reds and oranges particularly so. (It’s worth noting that Network Rail insist on Orange Hi-Viz jackets for trackside workers) 🙂

  5. I really love the color and composition! It’s almost like you staged it! 🙂 I don’t care about football…but I do care about photography. The photos do tell the story, too!

    • Thanks Debra – I wish I could stage it, we might win more games then 😉 Some of my favourite football shots don’t have a ball in them at all – you get some wonderful expressions on the player’s faces 🙂

  6. Well that clears that up, thank you Martin! I am no longer game enough to ask family for an explanation of the 4-4-2 system . . . again! Great shots!

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