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by ratherton
24 Nov 2005, 05:45
Forum: Skills
Topic: Forwards
Replies: 18
Views: 6816

Found this one the web and it sounds familiar: The common dimensions of a full-size goal are approximately 7.3 m (24 ft.) in width by 2.4 m (8 ft.) in height and 1.8 m (6 ft.) in depth Putting the ball in the corners is always good. Aiming for the bottom corners instead of the top is probably better...
by ratherton
23 Nov 2005, 22:30
Forum: Skills
Topic: Forwards
Replies: 18
Views: 6816

The art of scoring goals isn't that difficult. The most important thing is to remain calm and never be afraid of missing. You also need to be a bit selfish. An English striker from the 1960s called Jimmy Greaves (missed the World Cup in 66 due to injury) said he always used to 'pass' the ball into t...
by ratherton
23 Nov 2005, 21:52
Forum: World Cup
Topic: your favorite goal of wc 2002
Replies: 54
Views: 30666

i don't know who he was aiming for, he might have mishit the ball. he wasn't the best player in the world three years ago. i don't know. maybe he did mean it as a shot, but i can't believe ANYONE could be that accurate. if he was shooting though, why didn't he drive it a little more, instead of lig...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 23:15
Forum: Tactics
Topic: [Poll] What is the best formation
Replies: 67
Views: 27507

The best formation is the one that suits the players you have. You have to find a way to play that everyone is comfortable with. If you say, "Right, we are playing 3-5-2" but no-one understands their job then it's a bad idea. A good team can play a couple of different formations based on t...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 23:10
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Positional Play for a Central Defender/Sweeper
Replies: 5
Views: 2862

Re: Positional Play for a Central Defender/Sweeper

As the title of this post says, i need some tips on wher i shud be standing as the ball is being crossed in from a wide position, how many yards i shud give myself between me and the rest of the Defence when i am 'sweeping' up behind them. If anybody has any help for me it would be much appreciated...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 23:02
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Corner Kicks
Replies: 11
Views: 4503

An old manager of mine was at Nottingham Forest (never made the senior side) and he had some great ideas for set pieces. Try this from a corner. You need to plan ahead for this so try this on the 2nd or 3rd corner you get and you have to tell the ref before hand what you are doing. When you get the ...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 22:53
Forum: Skills
Topic: Ball Tackling
Replies: 20
Views: 10153

Re: Ball Tackling

Every Friday A bunch of college kids gather to play Soccer in a university, me and my friend play with them. Today i got beat real bad by a guy from africa, he had speed and agility. I could keep up with him in terms of speed but i couldnt predcit what move was going to come out next. I really need...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 22:43
Forum: Skills
Topic: Goalkeeper tips
Replies: 3
Views: 5146

I used to play in goal and also a little bit up front when I was younger. The main difference in the positions, I think, isn't stuff you can train for easily. In goal, you need to be able to concentrate for 90 mins. You can get involved in the game, it has to come to you and when it does, you have t...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 22:35
Forum: Skills
Topic: How to practice your goalkicks
Replies: 4
Views: 5742

I used to have a problem kicking deadballs but it didn't take long to sort out when I started working on it. Just try and think about the following points: 1. Technique is important, not power. Concentrate on that rather than hitting the ball as hard as you can 2. Be positive. I'm guessing you are w...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 21:16
Forum: World Cup
Topic: World Cup 06
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

http://www.2006-worldcup.biz/teams.htm

The draw for the finals is on 9th Dec in Leipzig
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 21:13
Forum: Players
Topic: Henry or Van Nistelrooy
Replies: 52
Views: 19868

Re: Henry or Van Nistelrooy

jdefoe wrote:There's been a big debate in this forum about who is the most successful striker in EPL history, or who is going to be. Who do you guys think is better and why?
Alan Shearer. He has been scoring goals since the EPL was formed
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 19:39
Forum: English football
Topic: Man United fans
Replies: 29
Views: 11171

I think that Lazio fans had a huge banner with Arkan's name on it for a while at their games.
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 19:22
Forum: English football
Topic: Man United fans
Replies: 29
Views: 11171

I dont like Liverpool but really u must admit that their fans are the greatest, seriously. And as a side note Juve dosn't get many spectators because Del Alpi is a horrible stadium u can barly see anything there. I think you are being a bit kind to Juve fans. If supporters only go to the best stadi...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 19:10
Forum: Players
Topic: Rooney's personal problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Half the time this goes on, the girls know they are going to run to the papers within 24 hours to sell the story. They'll make $10,000 or whatever so they don't have anything to lose. It's just lazy journalists trying to sell papers. A couple of years ago in the UK, a leading football write (Rob She...
by ratherton
22 Nov 2005, 18:33
Forum: Players
Topic: Rooney's personal problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Who cares ?

The UK press are scum. What he does in his private life is private. As long as he plays well for England, thats all that concerns me.