By Foosball Fanatic


This info can be distributed, emailed, faxed and printed by anyone,
anywhere. It will be posted occasionally in I do not
use a spell-checker, and frequently do not make sense. These are my
theories on the art of foosball. I have no scientific studies or data to
back up these ideas but I think you'll find them logical and useful.

TIME-OUTS...the Fanatic loves em...but everyone thinks they know the
best time to call a time out. The Fanatic says you are the only one who
knows when to call a time-out because it's personal.


One of the best uses of a time-out is to control the can
control the tempo, you can control the other teams momentum. Slow the
game down by calling a time out.


Lets say a team has you down 4-1 and you come all the way cak to
4-4...if you call a time-out....the other teams has nothing but negative
thoughts fro the next 30 seconds. Just a few minutes ago, they were in
control. When you call the 4-4 time-out, you re-gain the control, and
they are forced to the defensive. Another situation where people like to
call a T.O. is at 4-4 when the ball is on the 3bar. This again
establishes your sontrol of the situation, and puts extra pressure on
the goalie. Becareful, if your insecure about shooting at 4-4 after a
time out, why not pass the shot over to your partner.


The switch. The modern foos team of the 90's seems to be able to switch
forward and goalie at any time. This can be seen with Adkisson and
Mares...they can use time-outs to switch shooter or goalie. This is
another great use for a time out if you are a balanced team.

The Fanatic believes only YOU know the right time to call a time out. It
has to do with the type of person you are, the pressure you like to
create or the pressure you feel. Faster players generally like fewer
time-outs, well slow controlling player like Perrie, wish they had 5
time-outs. You might even want to call the infamous Johnny Horton 1-0
time-out if you got the cohonas.

The Fanatic