Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by jaydeep » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:22 pm

Yeah, at least winning start but need lots of improvement in our next matches ... ... India plays their next match on June 17 against Canada.

At The Men's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, London, England

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India bt Scotland 4-1 (0-1)
Goal Scorers - Ramandeep Singh (IND) 31' and 34', Akashdeep Singh (IND) 40', Harmanpreet Singh (IND) 42' PC and Chris Grassick (SCO) 7'

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Post by ssp » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:56 pm

Shocking results from Pakistan. Yesterday they were beaten 4-0 by Holland. I thought that was a really one sided game, but today they lost 6-0 to Canada!! That is a disgrace.

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Post by arjun2761 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:50 am

Perhaps the bookies are taking bets on their hockey team?

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:50 pm

India beat Canada 3-0. A decent start by us so far.

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Post by ssp » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:01 pm

Good performance against Canada today. Generally, we controlled the game apart from 2 yellow and 1 green card in last 20 mins. I like the way we just killed the game when we needed to. This kind of intelligent play was not possible from our teams of the past. Now we just pass the ball around with quick, safe passes and towards the end of the quarters (usually a nervy time for us), we were taking the ball into the corners of the pitch and just ticking off the minutes.

We have 2 wins, but we can't really tell if we have improved to another level until we play Holland, England or Argentina. I'd like to see us control matches against these kind of teams.

Tomorrow, we will play Pakistan, who have been a shambles so far....so expect them to raise their game for us! I think we are guaranteed 2nd place in the group so will avoid England and Argentina in the quarters.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by ssp » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:24 pm

India 6 Pakistan 0!! Ten mins left.
We are toying with them now. Gulf in class is unbelievable. Pakistan are playing like Indian teams from mid 1970s to about 2012! We are just passing it around at good speed and creating spaces easily. Pakistan look dumb, slow and can't mark.

Finished 7-1. Sweet revenge for some of the many huge losses we have suffered at Pakistan's hands in the past.

Some stunning goals and excellent performances from some of my 'favourite' players- Akashdeep and Talwinder! Harmanpreet is outstanding and pleased to see Sumit doing so well.

Let's hope for similar performances in the remaining matches.
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Post by jaydeep » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:33 pm

In end 7-1 in our favour ... Solid performance.

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Post by arjun2761 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:26 pm

Good to see consistent and decisive wins by India! The remaining matches against the more professional teams should give them a better challenge...

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Post by PKBasu » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:04 am

Good to see that we are way ahead of the next rung of hockey nations. 4-1 against Scotland, 3-0 against Canada (who beat Pakistan 6-0) and 7-1 against Pakistan is very pleasing to see (although Pakistan really seem to have fallen to abysmal lows).

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Post by PKBasu » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:05 am

It is odd to see Scotland play separately (probably here and in the Commonwealth Games). At the Olympics, they are part of Great Britain, I believe, and also at World Cups.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by arjun2761 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:49 pm

India lose 1-3 to Netherlands to finish second in their pool.

I think we play Malaysia in the QF with a potential SF against the winners of ARG-PAK.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by ssp » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:41 am

Disappointing to see us losing yet again to Holland. We need to start getting results against them, Germany & Australia in major tournaments.
Let's hope we bring our best form to the Malaysia game (unlike the horror show at the Azlan Shah cup recently).

Pleased to see Akashdeep scoring so many goals. In fact, Ramandeep has contributed well too. I hope continue to prove me wrong in the remaining matches and also in the future.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by Saniapower » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:57 am

I think Malaysia can fancy their chances against India.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by sameerph » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:03 pm

We are 2-0 down against Malyasia in the first half. :damn:

Ok, we get 1 back thru Ramandeep goal.

And another one from a PC rebound for Ramandeep makes it 2-2. :D

It is 2-2 at half time.

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Re: Hockey World League (Men's and Women's)

Post by sameerph » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:53 pm

Malaysia go 3-2 up in 4th quarter with PC goal. :-(

And we lose 2-3. :damn:

The referees looked dead against us. But, still we should have won.

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