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by ssp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: BLM / Protests and looting / movement against racist monuments
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: BLM / Protests and looting / movement against racist monuments

Racism has never really gone away, but with so many right wing leaders around the world, the scum (racists) have become emboldened. In the UK, Churchill is revered by most (politicians, media and general public). Here's a prime example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy8Bt_V971o In Asia & Africa, w...
by ssp
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Misc. news about Indian hockey
Replies: 1982
Views: 223146

Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

Some good news for women's hockey: http://stick2hockey.com/Article/Proposed-league-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-Indian-girls/15562.html This is the kind of league I've been hoping for. The HIL was too artificial and I just knew it wouldn't last. Let's hope this concept is permanent and can be expanded to s...
by ssp
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Team thread ....
Replies: 46
Views: 7230

Re: Indian Women's Team thread ....

Painful, but totally expected thrashing. Soon as Australia won the semi final, I just knew we would get hammered.
by ssp
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Team thread ....
Replies: 46
Views: 7230

Re: Indian Women's Team thread ....

Australia going to set us a huge target. 135-1 with 6 overs left. As I expected, this is not looking good.
by ssp
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Team thread ....
Replies: 46
Views: 7230

Re: Indian Women's Team thread ....

Looks like Australia will be our opponents in the final. I was hoping for South Africa as we are less likely to choke against them :-(
by ssp
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 14564

Re: India in New Zealand 2020

Useless fools. Even worse garbage than I could have imagined. I'll be surprised if the last 4 wickets add more than 30 runs tomorrow. Maybe I'm being too optimistic.
by ssp
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Indian Women's Team thread ....
Replies: 46
Views: 7230

Re: Indian Women's Team thread ....

Our women may have won first 3 matches of the T20 WC and are through to the semi finals.

In the last 2 matches, we batted poorly in the last 6-8 overs and ended up 15-20 runs short. Today NZ needed 34 off the last 2 overs and only just failed to do so.
by ssp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 14564

Re: India in New Zealand 2020

by Sin Hombre » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:58 pm

Pathetic from Rahane and Vihari, this is the worst test played by India in a very long time now.
Agree. Garbage from day 1. Meek surrender from every single player, apart from Ishant & a bit from Rahane.
by ssp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

Mandeep's picked up an ankle injury. His replacement, Gursahibjit seems to be equally weak. Our forwards looked poor in comparison to the Aussie ones. I don't think I the selectors will look beyond the current 5-6. Shame as Sumit Kumar, Arman Qureshi and Affan Youssef should have been tried in the P...
by ssp
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

More important than home advantage is the umpiring ;) The second match was a better show from us, but I feel we were lucky with a couple of the video referrals and penalty stroke miss (although, I don't think it was a PS at all!). Australia still seemed to cut through our midfield and defence too ea...
by ssp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

Yes, we picked up 2 points by winning the shoot out. Another encouraging result. I'll try and watch the replay later post my thoughts. Going back to yesterday's defeat, I think we needed a bit more mobility in midfield to provide cover for our defenders. Sumit and Nilikanta seem to make a useful dif...
by ssp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

Just checked the score and literally within seconds we concede!! :damn: :damn: Somethings never, ever change.
2-2 with 9 mins to go.
Time to go away. My bet is on a 3-2 or 4-2 defeat.
by ssp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in New Zealand 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 14564

Re: India in New Zealand 2020

Another awful day. I was hoping we'd reach 220 at least, but as usual, the lower order just folds over too easily. Now watch NZ's last 5 wickets double their score. Only rain can help us. English and Kiwi conditions are guaranteed to bring the worst out of our batsmen, whilst the bowlers look ordina...
by ssp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

Couldn't watch it live, but just seen the replay. Let's be honest, we were made to look pretty poor for the first 3 quarters by a really professional Australian team. We made things worse by reverting to our historical levels (pathetic) of marking and running at the back. So much space given away an...
by ssp
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: FIH Men's Pro League 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3852

Re: FIH Men's Pro League 2020

Lost 4-3. We just can't cope with the Aussie press and speed. Was looking bad (or should I say, normal match situation v Australia) at 4-1, but decent comeback in last two quarters. Stats were good overall, but Australia were too strong in first 2 quarters. Still, this is progress from us compared t...