On other threads our lousy total shots record the past two years and our "amazing" corner kick performance (or lack thereof) have been discussed. These seem related to me, but since I'm one of those who came late in life to the game, and never played it, I need those of you (most of you) who know more about the game than I do to chime in on this. By the conventional analysis, our corner kick problem isn't the high number of corners but the fact that we've done nothing with them. Still, I wonder if the high number of corners in fact isn't a problem. It seems that we're getting the ball into the goal area, but then we are't getting off the shots at anything like the rate we should. Defenders are getting to our attackers and putting the ball out for a corner. In otherwords, we seem to be able to bring the ball into scoring range, but then we break down. Too often the defender is able to put the ball out for a corner before our attacker can get off a shot. Is there anything to this? If so, what's the problem? More important, what's the solution?