Junior Indian Hockey - men and women

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Junior Indian Hockey - men and women

Post by ssp » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:04 pm

4 nation U21 tournament in Gold Coast, Australia started today.

We beat NZL 5-1 in our opening match :D

The other 2 teams are Australia and Japan. Harendra is in charge of our team and the squad is virtually unchanged from the Sultan Johor Cup winning team. This trip is in preparation for the Junior Asia Cup next year. Pleased to see that we are planning these things now!

On a separate note: do the moderators want to move this post onto a new Junior Indian Hockey (men and women) thread? We could move other U21 stuff onto this new one?

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Post by jaydeep » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:29 pm

ssp wrote:On a separate note: do the moderators want to move this post onto a new Junior Indian Hockey (men and women) thread? We could move other U21 stuff onto this new one?
Done ... :) And perfect suggestion.

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Post by Qualia11 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:46 am

India defeated Aus 4-2.

I saw one guy commenting on this piece of news that this Indian team is a strong cadidate for podium finish in 2020 Olympics, if they dont, it will be due to mismanagement of HI

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Post by ssp » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:18 pm

I've seen many promising junior teams in the past and every single time we have not transferred this to the seniors. Recently, we have been awful at world and Asian level u21 tournaments. Let's hope this group reverses the trend!

Good to 3 wins. Not sure if there is a final.

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Post by ssp » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:50 pm

Looks like we thrashed NZ 6-0 in the final. What a great run of results in the tournament

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Post by sameerph » Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:54 pm

Our juniors mens team started very well beating Germany 3-0 in the opening match with goals from Arman Qureshi, Harmanpreet Singh and Harjeet Singh who are all promising juniors. Not sure of the strength of the German side but I will take any win over a German side.

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Post by arjun2761 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:58 pm

Junior men beat NZ 3-0 in second match. Junior women lose 0-1 to Netherlands.

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Post by arjun2761 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:05 pm

arjun2761 wrote:Junior men beat NZ 3-0 in second match. Junior women lose 0-1 to Netherlands.
In the Volvo Invitational under-21 tournament in Breda, the Indian junior men lose 1-3 to Belgium and 1-2 to Netherlands in their 3rd and 4th matches -- so they are back down to planet earth. The junior women tied Germany 4-4 in their second match before losing to a strong China team 2-4 in their 3rd match, so their performance has generally been per expectations.

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Post by sameerph » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:09 pm

Our junior boys lost to England 0-3 in the third place playoff while our junior girls beat England 2-1 in the third place playoff. Again our girls doing better than boys overall.

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Post by PKBasu » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:31 am

Now even the pipeline is getting decimated. Indian hockey is dying -- fast.

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Re: Junior Indian Hockey - men and women

Post by ssp » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:03 am

Yes, depressing results from the juniors. I was hoping for something better at this tournament.
U21 results are very variable generally, but our teams can beat a team one day and then lose pathetically to the same opponents in the next match!

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Post by ssp » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:59 am

5thSultan Johor Cup started today. Live streaming is on this: http://myklik.rtm.gov.my/tvi

We are 1-0 up against Pakistan and playing quite well.

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Re: Junior Indian Hockey - men and women

Post by ankit1407 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:22 am

It's 3-0 in quick time for us...

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Post by ankit1407 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:29 am

4-0 and we are just about finishing the first half... Pakistani hickey is in royal mess.

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Post by ssp » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:05 pm

Finished 5-1 after a harder fight from Pakistan in the 2nd half. We missed several chances, but also gave away too many PCs and turnovers from sloppy, careless play.
Already, this tournament looks like a repeat of last year, with GB and India looking the strongest teams. Argentina defeated Australia 1-0, but I would never count against the Aussies.

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