Blindside: football tactics explained

Craig Bellamy, Newcastle United
Craig Bellamy used a combination of flying pace and intelligent blindside runs to devastating effect, particularly early on his career. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Not being aware of your blind spots always causes issues.

If it happens when you’re behind the wheel, it normally leads to a failed driving test. And an even bigger problem (at least I think so) is when defenders are caught on their blindside by a pacey centre-forward.

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Jack Lacey-Hatton
Freelance writer

Jack has worked as a sports reporter full-time since 2021. He previously worked as the Chief Women’s Football Writer at the Mirror, covering the England Women’s national team and the Women’s Super League. Jack has covered a number of major sporting events in recent years including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the ground in Australia.