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  1. Ali Amer Regular Baller

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    currently im playing as back but i would like to try different positions and im going to try as a front player first. Because of this, im profoundly deaf( i know this wouldnt stop me from playing back but i keep thinking my deafness sort of limits the awareness which has severe consequences for my team-mates) and i keep getting the adrenaline feeling to go forward. So can you please provide some thoughts or advice on what should i do and what i should think about. Thanks
     
  2. Stephen Topcats

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    As back player you can still get a lot of opportunity to move forward, for example if your front dorito side player got shot on his way to his bunker, and then the mid/insert player bumped up to fill in, then this gives you the chance to fill where your insert player was. A lot depends on how the other team are playing as to where you need to go. If both of your snake players got shot off the break then you will need to try and fill that side of the field to stop the opposition from advancing down the field. You'll have to take some initiative and be able to read the game well enough to decide when to move, but just because you're at the back doesn't mean you have no chance to move. A lot of the time it may be up to you to finish the game when you're the last alive. Hope this helps!
     
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  3. Kevin Winter Well-Known Member

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    I'd always say communication was more the back players job...

    Personally, if communication is an issue, I'd rather it was my snake player - they spend a lot more time head down and crawling and work better as an "independent" player IMHO.
     
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    Thanks again that was a really good piece of advice but however I'm interested in playing more independent positions, do u have another advice for that?
     
  5. Stephen Topcats

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    I think what Kevin said would probably be the best solution, if you played snake then this gives you a chance to get your head down and do work, and a lot of the time you'll be shooting cross-field or have the chance to glance over and see where the opposition are. If you keep your head up when you're running to the snake then you'll also be able to see where your mirror managed to get to, so you wouldn't have to rely on your team-mates telling you when they've gone. If you have an insert player behind you as well then they will be able to communicate on your behalf, by telling the others how many G's you get or even when you get shot out. but try a few different positions at training, and then let discuss with your team what worked for you and what didn't, and also what did and didn't work for your team mates - a bit of trial and error always gives good feedback!
     
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    Thanks :)
     
  7. Donk Gorrilaz

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    Our snake players may as well be deaf mate as they cant shout back as they would give away their position, they know what to do by what they see not hear.

    Back however need to hear mugging runs called, "G" count & positions to be relayed so maybe you are missing your vocation playing there?
     
  8. SAMUEL.D.RYAN one.man.band

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    Are you high?
     
  9. Donk Gorrilaz

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    Nope I know what I mean, you play for tigers so you know sometimes teams "lose" an opposing snake player but if they shout they will give away their position.

    You think you can't hear the other team? Are you high?
     
  10. SAMUEL.D.RYAN one.man.band

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    I've never had a situation where turning round to shout at the guy behind me would 'reveal my position'. If their team doesn't know you're in the snake then you don't need to talk to your back guy because there shouldn't be anyone shooting at you. If they know you're there then it doesn't matter if you shout to your team.

    logic
     

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