Pick and Roll in football

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    How come we don’t see more of pick n roll’s in football? Basically this is a basketball term. It means when you sort of use your body to block an opposing defender that’s marking your teammmate so the teammate can get an open shot. This is a regular occurrence in basketball but in some ways, football and basketball are very similar in that the game is free flowing and allows for moments like these. I understand the referees could potentially call for unsportsmanlike conduct or obstruction or whatever, but this could be a solid tactic.



    Willian and Zappacosta running a pick n roll
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    This happens at corners sometimes, when you see the replays. Suarez also did something like this for Messi's winner at the Bernabeu last season.
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    Because nobody wants to hear football commentators saying "what a beautiful pick and roll"... Sounds absolute shite.
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    It's strange you ask this, I was actually wondering this myself to be honest when I was watching United against Southampton the other day.

    My guess is, the referee's will call a foul to stop it becoming a popular habit.

    But there must surely be other tactics we see in other sports that can be replicated in football?
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    Pretty much because of this, referees are terrible and they'll award it to the opposing team even if they ran into the player.
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    Because it's a foul
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    It's a great play that has been tweaked extensively in basketball to account for evolving defenses and the players involved in the movement.

    Is this a foul in football though? Is there a rule that says you cannot stand in the way of someone who wants to run through you?
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    They also do this cool thing in basketball where they bounce the ball using their hands and sometimes do a move called a "slam dunk" which I think could be employed well in the game of soccer.
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    if i remember correctly, United have done that in 2009 against Chelsea, I'm not sure if United invented this. United 2006-09 would be proud of Chelsea doing like this.
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    Objectively speaking, Basketball is a much better sport than football. The closer it gets the better it'll be.
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    Law 12 - 'impeding an opponent'.
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    Because it is a foul
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    It’s just blocking someone’s path. A yard of space is a lot more valuable in basketball than it is in football, and there’s a lot less space on a court.
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    You have to move into the path of an opponent to impede him. If you're already there it's not impeding, it's "feck off, I was here first". The same concept applies in basketball, you can't move while setting the pick.
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    If you’re just standing next to someone in the box and they turn around and run into you. It’s not a foul.

    The clip in the op isn’t the greatest example as Zappacosta is moving, but a non-moving screen should be legal IMO.
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    Maybe it would work in Futsal.
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    Berbatov's goal in the 3-0 victory at home v. Chelsea, i think it was Vidic who took out the marker of Berbatov, leaving him to run at Ronaldo's cross
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    Yes, this happens all the time in our 7 a side league
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    Charles Miller Full Member Verified Moaner

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    In football you see more often the defenders blocking the adversary to avoid an attacking player to start a run.
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Also just to be nitpicky, this isn't a pick and roll. Zappacosta definitely sets a pick but never "rolls" towards the goal.
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    Thomas Mueller used it quite sometimes in Bayern, blocking defenders when his teammates run with ball. Nothing new there tbh.
    Also, did @Theafonis really a Chelsea supporter? I though he was a United one.
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    Aye, but I've seen countless picks stay steady while the ball handler lets off his shot.