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by ssp
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Misc. news about Indian hockey
Replies: 1944
Views: 185208

Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

Graham Reid has been confirmed as coach: http://sportscafe.in/articles/hockey/2019/apr/08/graham-reid-appointed-as-chief-coach-of-indian-mens-hockey-team Any bets on how long he will last? I expect till 2020 Olympics or earlier if we fail to qualify. My advice to HI is to start looking for his repla...
by ssp
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament
Replies: 365
Views: 35483

Re: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament

Reports and highlights seem to indicate a game that we should have won easily was squandered by poor finishing and the incomparable Amit Rohidas gifting the equalizer to the Koreans. After his disgraceful foul in the WC QF, Amit Rohidas deserved to be discarded for a long time. I have moaned about h...
by ssp
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament
Replies: 365
Views: 35483

Re: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament

As expected, we lost the final. I saw us leading 1-0 at half time and just knew we would concede and contrive to lose. Pathetic ending, but entirely in keeping with our history. Didn't watch the match so can't comment on the performance.
by ssp
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament
Replies: 365
Views: 35483

Re: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament

Good result v Malaysia today. Just watched the highlights. Standard panic defending in the last few minutes gifted Malaysia a 2nd goal. Otherwise we cr*p with PC conversions- 1 out of 9. Malaysia were poor too, with 1 out 6 or 7. Sumit jnr looks excellent in attack. He was very impressive in his pre...
by ssp
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament
Replies: 365
Views: 35483

Re: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament

1-1 draw with Korea, with the equaliser conceded with seconds remaining. No change there. No way of watching the matches as only Malaysian channels have the broadcasting rights. Reports seem to suggest panic at the end as we conceded 5 PCs in the last few minutes. Still a draw is better than usual i...
by ssp
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament
Replies: 365
Views: 35483

Re: Sultan Azlan Shah tournament

Team selected for 2019 SAS cup. No coach appointed yet, so most likely to be David John ('Low' performance director!!) in charge. As usual, Mandeep is retained. Soon as I see this guy in the team , I groan. Amit is also retained despite his atrocious play in the WC QF v Holland. Our selectors are no...
by ssp
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Australia's tour of India
Replies: 243
Views: 15972

Re: Australia's tour of India

Bowling has been dreadful since I started watching which about the 13th over. 6s coming so easily. Kaul played to his potential (which is c**p)
Into the last over and only 7 off 4 balls. Easy for Maxwell and he proves it by whacking a 6. Maxwell has toyed with dross being served by our bowlers
by ssp
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Australia's tour of India
Replies: 243
Views: 15972

Re: Australia's tour of India

Umeash Yadav and Dhoni are the opposition's best players. Utter tripe from both of these guys :damn: :damn:

Umesh couldn't defend 12 of the last over and Dhoni...was just his usual self.
by ssp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: General Cricket Thread ...
Replies: 2808
Views: 188930

Re: General Cricket Thread ...

Incredible win by Sri Lanka over South Africa. Kushal Perriera played an unbelievable innings. Last wicket added 78 to sneak a sensational win.
by ssp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: General Cricket Thread ...
Replies: 2808
Views: 188930

Re: General Cricket Thread ...

Jason Holder has been suspended for the final test due to slow over rate. That's a big loss to the Windies. by Sin Hombre » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:48 am It is so disheartening that we lost to this English team. Of course, a lot of it was bad luck but still. Agree. Was so frustrating to get close to winn...
by ssp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Indian Women Hockey
Replies: 324
Views: 44525

Re: Indian Women Hockey

Good results overall.

Still wish we had beaten Ireland & Spain in last year's WC as that would have got us into the final! A huge opportunity was lost as we had ended up in the easier half of the draw. When it really matters, our teams usually lose matches. :-(
by ssp
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: General Cricket Thread ...
Replies: 2808
Views: 188930

Re: General Cricket Thread ...

Nice to see West Indies thrashing England in the 2nd test. Alzarri Joseph lost his mother earlier in the morning and came out to bowl brilliantly. Amazing performance and great strength on such a sad day. Hope this guy has a fantastic career. I also like Jason Holder and Shimron Hetmyer. It would be...
by ssp
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 12228

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

The match was lost in the first 15 overs. Ok we lost 3 quick wickets but the painfully slow run rate was pathetic. Even 2 singles per over could have got us 20-25 runs in that period of play, which could have made the difference in the final result. Rohit was brilliant. Without him we could have fol...
by ssp
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 12228

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

Predictable garbage from Dhoni. What a joke. Can't even get singles off Lyon. Just hope he continues like this and even our blind selectors will have to drop him.
by ssp
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: India in Australia, 2018-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 12228

Re: India in Australia, 2018-2019

Looks like a thrashing coming up as w are 4/3 in the 4th over. Rohit hasn't scored yet! Dhoni is likely to slow the scoring even more :-(