I'm currently sitting in a Starbucks editing quite possibly the best episode of the #3four3podcast to date. And I frantically remembered I had made a half-assed promise to elaborate on my post from yesterday. So here it is...
At the highest levels of the game, things are not happening at random. Barcelona makes it look unpredictable. But it is actually a multitude of choreographed sequences and actions.
It's not unpredictable at all.
It's options! It's pre-rehearsed options.
So a coach that is letting his center midfielder just operate on the fly is actually enabling true randomness and stunting true and meaningful development.