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  • kalel 28 Mar 2013 14:12:34 87,734 posts
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    Speaking of goalies, this is cool (if a bit long).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YSVBqIs7uXA
  • Shikasama 28 Mar 2013 14:21:18 6,843 posts
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    That's fucking brilliant, looks hugely fun as well
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Mar 2013 14:25:13 3,305 posts
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    As a former keeper, i thought that was awesome. Did a lot of those drills myself when i was younger, especially when i was playing for the county - Mark Crossley also came to work with us once and he used a lot of those type of drills.

    Those were the days.....

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • Shikasama 28 Mar 2013 14:30:56 6,843 posts
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    It's incredible when you stop and think for a second the sheer speed those balls come at them
  • Ultrasoundwave 28 Mar 2013 14:33:41 3,305 posts
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    Its all about the reflexes, you've either got them or you havent. Mine are still pretty sharp, being only 28 i could try and kick-start my career again.

    If i go the same way as Brad Friedel, i could play for another 60 years at the top level......

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • kalel 28 Mar 2013 14:49:17 87,734 posts
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    He's only been playing at the top level for the last two :)
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 14:52:29 20,692 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Speaking of goalies, this is cool (if a bit long).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YSVBqIs7uXA
    That brings back memories.

    Done all of those bar the combined 'kicking and arm at the same time' reflex drill. The one where they juggle it with you and then throw the odd one at the goal was really mind-buggering. My heart rate used to go flying at those times. It got dangerously high on one drill and I was asked to stop.

    The two I enjoyed the most were:

    - with your back towards the striker, on the penalty spot, turning around once he had kicked it and trying to save it. Massively improves your penalty saving.

    - have an opponent take a shot from 20 yards out and just as they've kicked it the coach shouting 'close' and you had to close your eyes whilst still saving it. It meant that you only saw the ball move for a split second, and had to judge where the flight would have taken it, with the coach shouting 'open' just as it got to you.
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 14:54:22 20,692 posts
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    Just remembered, we tried that indoors one time with them turning out the lights. I nearly knocked myself unconscious as I attempted a save in the dark and smacked my head on the post. I'd lost my bearings and taken off for a dive about two feet away from the post. Therefore I smacked headfirst into it just as I'd reached full power for the push off and split my head open. We didn't do that again.
  • morriss 28 Mar 2013 16:01:41 71,000 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Mailol:

    http://www.imgur.com/TCpCrzb.jpeg
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    MArtin Samuel tweeted Arsenal for Reina on Transfer Deadline Day
  • Tom_Servo 28 Mar 2013 16:03:46 17,962 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Jono62 wrote:
    Mailol:

    http://www.imgur.com/TCpCrzb.jpeg
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    MArtin Samuel tweeted Arsenal for Reina on Transfer Deadline Day
    That was the singer of a band who changed his account to make the point about football journalists picking up on any old rubbish off Twitter without doing any checking. It worked a treat.
  • billythekid 28 Mar 2013 16:06:18 11,138 posts
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    Abou Diaby out for 8-9 months.
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  • Tom_Servo 28 Mar 2013 16:06:47 17,962 posts
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    Diaby out for 8-9 months after a training injury. And considering Arsenal's estimates, that may well be about seven years.
  • nickthegun 28 Mar 2013 16:08:41 59,961 posts
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    That must be some training ground injury. Did they have an air rifle lying around or something?

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  • billythekid 28 Mar 2013 16:10:34 11,138 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    That must be some training ground injury. Did they have an air rifle lying around or something?
    It's not Chelsea!
  • Shikasama 28 Mar 2013 16:14:52 6,843 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Just remembered, we tried that indoors one time with them turning out the lights. I nearly knocked myself unconscious as I attempted a save in the dark and smacked my head on the post. I'd lost my bearings and taken off for a dive about two feet away from the post. Therefore I smacked headfirst into it just as I'd reached full power for the push off and split my head open. We didn't do that again.
    That's awesome
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 16:26:02 20,692 posts
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    I vommed for about five minutes and lost a lot of blood. Blood on a basketball court doesn't stop running.
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 16:33:48 20,692 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Diaby out for 8-9 months after a training injury. And considering Arsenal's estimates, that may well be about seven years.
    He's the future. THE FUTURE.

    He pisses me off more than any player we've ever had. He's the sole reason we haven't strengthened our midfield over the years because 'we have a powerhouse in Abou Diaby'. No, we have a tall, gangly, inconsistent, injury prone noodle of a twat that takes a place up in our midfield for 5-6 games a season and 2.6m of our budget.

    Jog. Him. On.
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 16:34:15 20,692 posts
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    Actually don't jog him on. As he'll then injure himself jogging out of the building and put in a claim. Just cancel his contract.
  • nickthegun 28 Mar 2013 16:35:47 59,961 posts
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    ACL apparently so, yeah, see you next january.

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  • ascue 28 Mar 2013 16:57:35 167 posts
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    See you later Abou :(
  • morriss 28 Mar 2013 17:00:21 71,000 posts
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    http://www.lifesapitch.co.uk/opinions/can-villas-boas-cure-tottenhams-fear-of-recent-history/

    Good Spurs article by Jonathan Wilson.
  • The-Bodybuilder 28 Mar 2013 17:24:08 14,208 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Diaby out for 8-9 months after a training injury. And considering Arsenal's estimates, that may well be about seven years.
    He's the future. THE FUTURE.

    He pisses me off more than any player we've ever had. He's the sole reason we haven't strengthened our midfield over the years because 'we have a powerhouse in Abou Diaby'. No, we have a tall, gangly, inconsistent, injury prone noodle of a twat that takes a place up in our midfield for 5-6 games a season and 2.6m of our budget.

    Jog. Him. On.
    Gonna have to call you out on this one.
    That's a lot of bile towards a player who hasn't done anything wrong. "Noodle of a twat"? What has he done to deserve this? Does he injure himself unpurpose? Does he not try to get better? Is he lazy in his recovery?

    Yes we haven't got a CM because all hedges have been on him remaining fit, but is that he's fault? Yes his on allegedly 70k, but if you were an injury-prone mess and your boss offered you a 70k 4-year contract, would you turn it down? On principle?

    Blame Wenger if you like (IMO, he's the one that deserves all the blame, even though there have been times in the past when I've understood him taking the gamble, but that shouldn't have happened this season), but it's not Diaby's fault.

    *breathes*

    Had to be said.
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    I blame God.
  • roz123 28 Mar 2013 17:39:07 7,113 posts
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    I was thinking about that young team of the future Arsene put out against us in the Carling Cup final 2007 earlier. I think only Walcott and Diaby are still there

    Edited by roz123 at 17:39:32 28-03-2013
  • kentmonkey 28 Mar 2013 17:44:46 20,692 posts
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    @The-Bodybuilder

    TBH I've no idea whether he's lazy in his recovery. But he has a lazy style on the pitch, so he could well have a lazy style on the training pitch as well, which could affect his rehabilitation or indeed his propensity to get injured. You yourself should know that your 'style' of play can affect your chances of picking up an injury.

    Does he warm up properly? Does he look after himself off of the pitch? I don't know. But he's more or less useless on the pitch when he does bother/is able to play, apart from the odd occasional semi-decent performance where fans of his start to profess that 'he's the next Vieira and a World Class midfielder, that Wenger was right all along, now take a long hard look at yourselves all you doubting naysayers and he's going to win the world player of the ye...oh shit, he's injured himself while I'm typing this'.

    He's a liability. Yes Wenger's to blame in all of this, but he's never really set the world aligt. Fine if you think he has, but other than the odd occasional quarter of an hour here or there, where he's shown promise, he's never delivered the goods.

    He could always resign as well. Granted that's unlikely, but people do 'in the real world' when they're not fit for their job anymore. And he isn't.
  • kalel 28 Mar 2013 17:48:07 87,734 posts
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    It's like Arsenal group of old all of a sudden :)
  • The-Bodybuilder 28 Mar 2013 17:49:25 14,208 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    I blame God.
    Well the way some fans treat Wenger, it's pretty much the same thing.
  • Humperfunk 28 Mar 2013 18:05:38 2,249 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Speaking of goalies, this is cool (if a bit long).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YSVBqIs7uXA
    That is a very cool vid, like it

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  • The-Bodybuilder 28 Mar 2013 18:06:07 14,208 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    @The-Bodybuilder

    TBH I've no idea whether he's lazy in his recovery. But he has a lazy style on the pitch, so he could well have a lazy style on the training pitch as well, which could affect his rehabilitation or indeed his propensity to get injured. You yourself should know that your 'style' of play can affect your chances of picking up an injury.
    That is some outlandish claim you're making. Quite frankly, it's ridiculous. Hey look, Jack's a bit of a hotheadon the pitch, that may mean he....beats up his girlfriend? Vieira had a pretty rangy languid style too, was he lazy? Usain Bolt has a slack start and somewhat languid run, does that make him lazy?

    Fact is, all comments and evidence had pointed to the fact that he's dilligent with his rehab. Skipping on his off-season to focus on his rehab in a boring room with a personal physio is testament to that.

    Does he warm up properly? Does he look after himself off of the pitch? I don't know. But he's more or less useless on the pitch when he does bother/is able to play, apart from the odd occasional semi-decent performance where fans of his start to profess that 'he's the next Vieira and a World Class midfielder, that Wenger was right all along, now take a long hard look at yourselves all you doubting naysayers and he's going to win the world player of the ye...oh shit, he's injured himself while I'm typing this'.
    He warms up with everyone else and nutrition is handled by the club like everyone else.
    Denying his undoubted ability is just plain wrong. Yes he starts of crap, who would't after so many injuries and playing within himself? Yet as each game goes past and he becomes more confident, the better Diaby comes out.

    It seems your entire argument is based on what Wenger does and what people say about Diaby and how people support Wenger on Diaby. It's all "I hate Diaby because Wengerites do so and so...". Is that reason to have such personal disdain for a man you've never met?

    He's a liability. Yes Wenger's to blame in all of this, but he's never really set the world aligt. Fine if you think he has, but other than the odd occasional quarter of an hour here or there, where he's shown promise, he's never delivered the goods.
    He's never set the world alight.....except for the off occasianal quarter of an hour (a stupid statement in itself, as he's had excellent games for the whole 90 mins, leading to man-of-the-match claims, which can't be achieved in your alleged "quarter of an hour" claim) where he sets the world alight?

    He could always resign as well. Granted that's unlikely, but people do 'in the real world' when they're not fit for their job anymore. And he isn't.
    Well he already admitted he was close to calling it quits 4 years ago, till he was convinced by everyone otherwise (including within the club).
    Also, show me someone, who isn't in a high-directoral role with a high liklihood of getting another similar well-paid job, that resigns if they can't do the job properly. Show me an average person "in the real world" who can only do one type of job in one type of specialised industry who does such a thing. Google it even.

    I've generally defending you KM as we tend to agree on most things, but you're flat out wrong on this one.

    PS: Apologies to everyone for the lenthgy arsenal-dominant convo.
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