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(Deadspin)   Ever wonder what happens after a goalkeeper whiffs a clearing kick? Well, you don't want to miss it. Bonus: Headline in article   (deadspin.com ) divider line
    More: Fail, goal tender, course rough, Middlesbrough, kicks, QPR  
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3528 clicks; posted to Sports » on 23 Mar 2014 at 11:28 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-23 11:40:13 AM  
That happens all the time... in U6
 
2014-03-23 11:49:21 AM  

hammettman: That happens all the time... in U6


That's sick dude.
 
2014-03-23 11:53:10 AM  
I may have misinterpreted the gesture but the VERY first gesture he makes seems to be one of those "Damn it ref, I was FOULED!!!" moves... then he realizes there isnt another player within 15 feet...
 
2014-03-23 12:14:29 PM  
Wow, fans were really packing the stands for that game.  Empty seats everywhere, yet, in the video there was crowd noise that made it seem like there were 100k+ in there.
 
2014-03-23 12:24:39 PM  

Fizpez: I may have misinterpreted the gesture but the VERY first gesture he makes seems to be one of those "Damn it ref, I was FOULED!!!" moves... then he realizes there isnt another player within 15 feet...


I took it more like "you passed me a bouncing ball!"  the ball was bouncing and took a hop over his foot.

I wouldn't blame the passer.  I've done that in a game. Though, i'm not paid $40,000 a game.  It's pick-up soccer that I pay to play. So I don't feel as guilty.
 
2014-03-23 01:16:02 PM  
The ball was rolling smoothly until it his something...rock/pebble, divot, whatever...and just hopped right over his foot.  What a bad break.

Cue joker-boner.jpg.
 
2014-03-23 01:21:42 PM  

toetag: I took it more like "you passed me a bouncing ball!" the ball was bouncing and took a hop over his foot.


The passer did not pass back a "bouncing ball", it was a slow roller all the way.  The hop appears to come by hitting what appears to be a divot in the pitch.  Reminded me a bit of the OG a few years ago for England.  When Gary Neville played a similar pass back to Paul Robinson.  In that case it took a hop and went right in, this time you had an attacker there to pounce on it.

Not really anyone at fault, just a ridiculous bit of bad luck.
 
2014-03-23 02:35:18 PM  
Best comment is below the video.
 
2014-03-23 03:24:59 PM  
Fizpez
I may have misinterpreted the gesture but the VERY first gesture he makes seems to be one of those "Damn it ref, I was FOULED!!!" moves... then he realizes there isnt another player within 15 feet...



He makes a "what the fark is this shiat" gesture, but in this case it looks very much like he is turning to and aiming it towards the point on the ground where the mishap happened and not looking for the ref.
 
2014-03-23 03:27:34 PM  

bingethinker: Best comment is below the video.


It is a beaut:

As a keeper myself, I can attest to the fact that it is very hard to keep a clean sheet when you have an enormous boner.

I play keeper in a league where the field is like the surface of the moon, with about as much grass.  All kinds of random bounces, spins, caroms, dead stops from the ball.  Sucks.  Probably whiff on a clearance kick about once a month.  Somehow haven't given up a goal yet from it in over two years, but I know it's a matter of time.
 
2014-03-23 03:49:18 PM  

hammettman: That happens all the time... in U6


Happens in kickball all the time, as the video shows
 
2014-03-23 03:54:34 PM  
TonyDanza
When Gary Neville played a similar pass back to Paul Robinson. In that case it took a hop and went right in,

Urgh, I had that happen to me as a goalie. That f*cker made a hop of more than a feet direct before me.
Then again, it was Winter and the match was on a gravel pitch which was frozen solid and covered with bits of ice and frozen snow.
Compared to a well-kept pitch or synthetic turf that isn't 20 years old, those gravel pitches are usually an uneven mess at the best of times.
When they're frozen solid though..balls can't go through or push away piles of dirt, every pebble or pile is frozen in place and will deflect the ball more than usual.

Frozen gravel pitches are also a good way to get bloody holes in your knees even if you're also a Volleyball player and wear a pair of those heavy duty bastards under your soccer goalie pants: www.big5sportinggoods.com
I guess only those hard plastic outdoor protectors for skateboarding and inline-skating would work in that case.

/ those Volleyball protectors provide an unmatched armor class bonus against bludgeoning attacks, but they aren't as much help as skating protectors if the ground also employs piercing as a major form of inflicting damage.
 
2014-03-23 07:56:44 PM  
That's the problem with QPR -- they always try to walk it in
 
2014-03-23 09:11:25 PM  
the ball was skidding along the grass smoothly, but just when the keeper goes to kick it, it hits a divot or something and takes a hop and hops over the keepers foot.  Just a really really unlucky bounce.
 
2014-03-23 10:17:43 PM  

recoil47: Wow, fans were really packing the stands for that game.  Empty seats everywhere, yet, in the video there was crowd noise that made it seem like there were 100k+ in there.


I think I heard a Goldberg chant piped in there too.
 
2014-03-24 02:58:37 PM  
Just have to marvel at the lack of a crowd in the stands in that shot...... just remember folks, yes, "soccer" is the rest of the world's "Gridiron Football", but, outside of the few high level leagues, it is as popular as Arena Football (or a Florida Marlins game) here to actually watch a team in person.
 
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