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Postby MSP4LYFE » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:51 pm

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Re: SNIPE

Postby Chuck Norris » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:13 am

Rooney's goal against City was nicer ;)
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Postby MSP4LYFE » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:06 am

Habber wrote:Rooney's goal against City was nicer ;)


The bicycle kick looks sexier, but I can tell you from experience that half volleying a ball on a short bounce (not to mention that he did while running forward and off balance) is far more difficult, and Wesley did it bar down from outside the 18 yard box...Just dirty.
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Postby inferno31 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Sneidjer and Robben are fucking sick. The move that shocked me the most was liverpool letting Babel go, hes shown glimpses but think with more time he'll strut his stuff.
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Re: SNIPE

Postby MSP4LYFE » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:50 pm

inferno31 wrote:Sneidjer and Robben are fucking sick. The move that shocked me the most was liverpool letting Babel go, hes shown glimpses but think with more time he'll strut his stuff.


I agree 100% Neel, I was actually talking about this with a friend earlier, I don't see the logic in it...
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Re: SNIPE

Postby Chuck Norris » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:35 pm

MSP4LYFE wrote:
Habber wrote:Rooney's goal against City was nicer ;)


The bicycle kick looks sexier, but I can tell you from experience that half volleying a ball on a short bounce (not to mention that he did while running forward and off balance) is far more difficult, and Wesley did it bar down from outside the 18 yard box...Just dirty.


See from my personal experience I have no problems volleying under any circumstances, but then again I volley on a per game basis. I can count on one hand the number of bicycle kicks Ive attempted/completed myself lol. That being said just thinking of how youd approach either strike, the volley at least youre facing your target and can properly judge your strike. Rooneys volley is a completely blind strike, not to mention the cross was coming in alot faster than the set up Wesley got. And if you want to talk about off balance at least Wesley had a boot on the ground ;)

But again this is the opinion of a goalkeeper who has little experience with bicycle kicks vs volleys.
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Re: SNIPE

Postby MSP4LYFE » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:54 pm

Habber wrote:
MSP4LYFE wrote:
Habber wrote:Rooney's goal against City was nicer ;)


The bicycle kick looks sexier, but I can tell you from experience that half volleying a ball on a short bounce (not to mention that he did while running forward and off balance) is far more difficult, and Wesley did it bar down from outside the 18 yard box...Just dirty.


See from my personal experience I have no problems volleying under any circumstances, but then again I volley on a per game basis. I can count on one hand the number of bicycle kicks Ive attempted/completed myself lol. That being said just thinking of how youd approach either strike, the volley at least youre facing your target and can properly judge your strike. Rooneys volley is a completely blind strike, not to mention the cross was coming in alot faster than the set up Wesley got. And if you want to talk about off balance at least Wesley had a boot on the ground ;)

But again this is the opinion of a goalkeeper who has little experience with bicycle kicks vs volleys.


To be fair, I've only ever attempted a full bicycle kick twice, I stopped at two because it really, really hurt, that said I have done a scissor kick on many occasions, and even scored twice with it indoor, for those who don't know it's a sidewards bicycle kick, you land on your stomach, but have more control of your body so it typically doesn't hurt if the form is right, and also a TON of volleys, so I think I have a pretty good handle on the two.

Typically, you are right, a bicycle kick is much harder, not facing the ball, going in blind, have to time perfectly (IMO the hardest part) and then get good contact on a ball as you are falling, all very difficult things to do, nevermind in synchronicity. That said, anyone who has done half volleys consistently (like you have Chuck) knows just how difficult it is to get it bar down when you are stationary, add in the running component, and being off balance, and I honestly can't think of a more difficult shot to execute. You try that 10 times, you may not get it once, if you are a strong bicycle kicker, you will get the Rooney shot off at least 50% of the time (in practice -- in a game both are stupid hard).
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Re: SNIPE

Postby inferno31 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:12 pm

Anyone catch the Arsenal Barca game? Great game, really wanted the Gunners to pull it off.
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Re: SNIPE

Postby Shep » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:35 am

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