Dariusz Banasik very rarely changes his favourite 1-4-4-2 formation and especially when playing against a rival’s three defenders we can always expect two strikers on the pitch.
In defense Radomiak uses rather low pressing, although very aggressive with a low line of four defenders and defensive midfielder protecting the front. The team tries to gain the ball with a sequence of short jumps to the rivals, gradually involving more players in the receiving attempts, even when the opponent passes the first line of their pressing. After all they use high active pressing on their rivals’ defenders in two situations: when their goalkeeper is kicking the ball out or when they are throwing the ball in own half. Against stronger opponents they do not shy away from playing low defense, but at least four of their players are in positions to launch a quick counter-attack.
In attack they prefer fast and direct counter-attacking play to calm playmaking, hence the many attempts to move fluidly and immediately from defense to attack and the long passes in search of free players. The strikers and wingers are then positioned almost in a line with the intention to control the ball as quickly as possible and move the action under the rivals’ goal and finish it with a shot, even at the cost of a worse position or loss of possession.
Banasik sets the team in the positional attacks in a similar way. The whole offensive four stretches the rivals’ defence trying to create free spaces for the central midfielders to play in. When this does not work out they use a frequent manoeuvre of passing the ball to the side and crossing into the box.
A lot of Radomiak‘s set pieces end with shots and not only corner and free kicks, but also throwing (sic!). Abramowicz has at his disposal a very long throw of the ball which the team often uses. However this is only one of the schemes used. Very often in the first phase of a set piece making, they direct the play to the free zones and by playing the ball there they pull the defenders out of the box, breaking their prepared defensive scheme and at the same time they leave even three of their own players in the penalty area creating an advantage there and immediately crossing.