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  1. Stockyowl

    Dawson’s Starting Positioning

    I agree in some respect to the OP, but if we are talking shooting distance, say less than 25 yards then goalkeeping has changed. When I played mid 80's and through the 90's we were encouraged to get down the line of the ball and many saves were made 5-6 yards, you were also in a good starting to position to get out quick for a through ball. Now keepers are playing deeper, maybe 2 yards off their line. It gives better reaction time to balls that fly and move through the air.Think Lloris as modern expert on, he uses his speed and agility to make saves but also is fast around his box. I read a piece last week, written by the Stoke City GK coach. " For example, over recent seasons, statistics suggested goalkeepers were having more success saving shots from distance by staying closer to their line, therefore allowing more reaction time, rather than moving down the line of the ball to narrow the angles the shooter has to aim at. “Playing deeper in the goal for shots around the 18-yard box – that’s something we’ve changed a lot over the last two years,” Quy says. “We have to build up the data over a period of time and make it work to our advantage, but that’s definitely an area in which which the stats have made a difference to our methods. “It’s something Shay has looked at in the two years he’s been here and he’s altered his start position accordingly, which demonstrates that you’re never too old to learn.”
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    So Westwood didnt move ....

    Choice of a prem club and championship club, the offer didn't match the club's valuation. KW wanted to go, as he has did after Wembley. Big fall out. Won't play again.
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    So Westwood didnt move ....

    Won't play for Wednesday again, had moved lined up in the summer, choice of two clubs. We wouldn't sell. KW, not happy, big fall out. Nothing to do with Jos not seeing him play.
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    Match pass on iFollow

    Mine working fine in Spain, best €6 I spent all holiday
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    Jesus, some right fannies on owlstalk these days. Get behind the players who play for the club, don't try and second guess every situation.
  6. Whatever happened to the I.T.I ?
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    £99 or £59 for the new shirt

    Apart from the mesh panels seemed exactly same spec to me
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    Serious question, how many men bought a women's shirt? So quite a few men trying them on, I also noticed most of the women's sizes that the badge was bang centre on the blue stripe
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    £99 or £59 for the new shirt

    I'm intrigued to see the take down version in particular the "mesh side panelling that showcases both logos"
  10. Has anyone seen the "take down" shirt? I mean the regular £59 shirt that the club thought would be a good idea to have the first delivery made up of only infants and women's? If I was being cynical I'd say the full stock allocation is sat in the back of the megastore but Mr C knows he has got a better chance of flogging the pro issue shirts tomorrow especially if there is only 1 choice to make. No shirt or spend the extra £40??
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    Soft launch??

    No coincidence that the £99 shirts are available in a full range of sizes tomorrow.
  12. http://www.louisshackshaft.com/
  13. The actions of the person was wrong but it was a smoke bomb not a flare and the two are very different.
  14. I still can't believe some idiot threw a coin at the linesman on Saturday when he was trying to get the refs attention to the offside. Idiots
  15. Don't want to sound pedantic on such a serious subject but there were no flares at Hull. About 4 blue smoke bombs. 3 of these were clearly held aloft by a young kid about 12, yes seriously 12. Someone took it off him and tried to throw it onto the pitch but it fell short and landed in the disabled section. There was also one loud air bomb set off. No flares either handheld or projectile were left off.