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(Inside World Soccer)   Freiburg goalkeeper responsible for ALL THREE Hamburg goals   (insideworldsoccer.com) divider line 32
    More: Fail, Freiburg, Hamburg, goal tender, Freiburg goalkeeper, Van der Vaart, goals scored  
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2013-10-28 11:03:01 AM  
I'm generally for supporting struggling players and letting them play through their mistakes to get themselves right, but that goalie should have been pulled after the second goal. His confidence was shot and he was a liability at that point.
 
2013-10-28 11:08:01 AM  
Fußball is da debil!
 
2013-10-28 11:59:40 AM  
Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.
 
2013-10-28 12:09:47 PM  

Dust: Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.


I thought this too. How does he make a nearly identical mistake on the second goal?

How did he not grab that ball?
 
2013-10-28 12:15:41 PM  

Rev.K: Dust: Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.

I thought this too. How does he make a nearly identical mistake on the second goal?

How did he not grab that ball?


Yeah, the third was very run of the mill by comparison, but I think he should have been pulled after the second (or maybe the first) given how incompetent he appeared.
 
2013-10-28 12:38:23 PM  
My hamburg goals generally center around peppered bacon and grilled onions.
 
2013-10-28 12:55:00 PM  
Mmmm... fried hamburgers.
 
2013-10-28 12:57:24 PM  
Hamburgers are stupid. Cheeseburgers are where it's at.
 
2013-10-28 01:02:16 PM  

Dust: Rev.K: Dust: Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.

I thought this too. How does he make a nearly identical mistake on the second goal?

How did he not grab that ball?

Yeah, the third was very run of the mill by comparison, but I think he should have been pulled after the second (or maybe the first) given how incompetent he appeared.


I may be wrong on this, but I think teams only have three substitutions per game, which are almost always used to sub off tired or injured players or bring in fresh attackers or defenders near the end of the game, depending on the score. Using a substitution for a goalie would probably be considered a waste.
 
2013-10-28 01:11:01 PM  

Dust: Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.


This.  The second one looked very intentional.
 
2013-10-28 01:12:53 PM  

miss diminutive: Using a substitution for a goalie would probably be considered a waste.


It would be a waste to replace a perfectly functional goalkeeper, which this guy most certainly was not (on that day).
 
2013-10-28 01:13:35 PM  
Is Baumann eligible for England, I wonder....
 
2013-10-28 01:17:13 PM  
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2013-10-28 01:17:45 PM  

Dust: miss diminutive: Using a substitution for a goalie would probably be considered a waste.

It would be a waste to replace a perfectly functional goalkeeper, which this guy most certainly was not (on that day).


And when the second goal was scored, game time elapsed was about 47 minutes. I guess the coach thought the goalie could recover and give the team the best chance to come back. But I still would have thought they would pull the goalie.
 
2013-10-28 01:23:45 PM  
I've had days like this.

But at the end of my match I don't get a fat salary (or payoff) check.
 
2013-10-28 01:31:22 PM  
Was he tarred and feathered after the game, or just burned in effigy?
 
2013-10-28 01:31:47 PM  
As someone who doesn't watch soccer, but does watch hockey, I have a question:

Is it common practice to pull a goaltender after he allows a couple of bad goals? In hockey that happens all the time.
 
2013-10-28 01:35:44 PM  
Check the ball for flubber. That's the only plausible explanation I can come up with.
 
2013-10-28 01:40:55 PM  
Vesa Toskala, Jonathan Quick, Tommy Salo, and about a million other goalies feel this guy's pain.
 
2013-10-28 01:41:03 PM  

Cybernetic: As someone who doesn't watch soccer, but does watch hockey, I have a question:

Is it common practice to pull a goaltender after he allows a couple of bad goals? In hockey that happens all the time.


It's extremely rare.

In soccer you only get 3 substitutions, unlike hockey's unlimited line changes. A keeper change counts against your substitutions, so unless the keeper is actually injured, they usually stay in.
 
2013-10-28 01:41:22 PM  

Cybernetic: As someone who doesn't watch soccer, but does watch hockey, I have a question:

Is it common practice to pull a goaltender after he allows a couple of bad goals? In hockey that happens all the time.


You can't, because:

A) subs are limited in soccer, only get 3 per game. Hockey has unlimited subs?
B) if you're down 0-3 you're boned anyway and there's no real point. If so, you'd need to add attackers anyway.

Goalies get subbed in friendly or scrimmage matches, but that's about it.
 
2013-10-28 01:41:41 PM  

Cybernetic: As someone who doesn't watch soccer, but does watch hockey, I have a question:

Is it common practice to pull a goaltender after he allows a couple of bad goals? In hockey that happens all the time.


Rarely.  As someone mentioned above you only get three substitutions per game, and using one for a keeper who had a couple of errors is not recommended.
 
2013-10-28 01:45:35 PM  

Cybernetic: As someone who doesn't watch soccer, but does watch hockey, I have a question:

Is it common practice to pull a goaltender after he allows a couple of bad goals? In hockey that happens all the time.


As mentioned above, it happens all of the time and it's an injustice that the manager did not sub the goalie on this occasion.
 
2013-10-28 02:29:15 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Hamburgers are stupid. Cheeseburgers are where it's at.


I've always wanted an authentic cheeseburger, but I can't find the town of Cheeseburg on a map.
 
2013-10-28 02:30:57 PM  
Baumann usually is a very reliable keeper. He played exceptionally well last week vs Bremen and earlier this season vs Bayern. Of course he looks stupid in all three situations and was very critical about it after the game. Looking at the first two goals, I still blame defensive tactics as a contributing factor. The center backs, both not blessed with exceptional speed, stood way too high. Apparently Hamburg was well aware that the defense is vulnerable and can be outplayed with long high passes. Baumann miscalculated the first one. He was outside the penalty box and could only clear it with a header. It's often only a matter of one or two steps then. The second one is outside the box, too. He tries to clear it into the box to save it with his hands. I wouldn't have pulled him for that. Baumann was cheered up by the fans after the game.

/likes Freiburg, but still hopes they have some slapstick left for next week's game vs Nürnberg
 
2013-10-28 02:34:23 PM  
technically aren't they all?
 
2013-10-28 02:47:09 PM  
Also, he's responsible for all those shiatty "____ Movie" spoofs. Fark that guy, man.
 
2013-10-28 03:00:05 PM  
Dust
His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.


Having delivered a less than stellar performance in a German goal myself yesterday:
look at the length and direction of the players' shadows and where the ball came from.
I wouldn't be surprised if he misjudged the ball because of lights and shadows thanks to the sun coming from behind the ball.

I know the defenders in front of me and I had a hell of a time judging the path and spin of balls correctly because of the the low sun (and strong winds).
Whenever the position of the attackers allowed it, I resorted to stepping as far back as the goalline to watch long balls bounce a couple of times on the wet astroturf towards me before going for the catch.
Usually I would have done what that goalie did and moved out to intercept those long balls at the edge of the box, but the couple of times where I was forced to do it, were enough to convince me that this was a bad idea given the circumstances.
 
2013-10-28 04:09:33 PM  
That was Joe Hart-esque.
 
2013-10-28 04:41:47 PM  

doubled99: technically aren't they all?


Actually, at the professional level, and especially the professional level of the Bundesliga, goals are very rarely the goalkeepers fault.

Nobody expects any human being to stop an 80 mph ball hit from point blank range unless it's right at your chest.
 
2013-10-28 04:42:10 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: Dust: Considering all the issues that Euro soccer is having with match fixing allegations, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this guy's under investigation soon.  His reaction to the bounce on that first goal was inexplicable.

This.  The second one looked very intentional.


That second one was spinning pretty seriously- it takes a hard left after hitting the ground on the second bounce.  It looked like he was trying to take spin off of it before grabbing it with his hands.  The odd bounces on all 3 suggest that either something odd was happening with the turf, or he took his morning dropsy pill.
 
2013-10-28 06:51:21 PM  

error 303: That was Joe Hart-esque.


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