Pick any particular game on TV or online and you’re going to witness at least one form of volley: A full volley, a half volley, a side volley, or the rare but unparalleled flying volley. Most times they’ll fail. But no matter what the outcome, it’s the risk involved that usually gets the fans behind the player who’s willing to attempt such a difficult maneuver.
With the rise of speed, tricks and goal-minded players in modern day soccer, the cross has lost its value and potential. As opposed to having the ball do the running for the players, many players have decided they will showcase their skills and cover large spaces of the field dribbling the ball rather than passing it.