The Hockey thread

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  1. Blackwater

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    Wat will happen to pak team and morale of players . Saw pak tv , already criticism begins😀
     
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    I don't think that anything is going to happen to Pak team morale. They have put up a decent show and it was a good match. Media is here to make money as it is a commercial entity.
     
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    making money and criticism by former hockey players are 2 different things
     
  4. Bhadra

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    For Pakistan "just stand up to India and fight" is their victory or rather Pakistan establishment consider it as their victory.

    It is not only in sports but in all walks of their existance. Be in the UN or on the LOC, be it in Nuclear technology or missile technology - their moto is stand up to India somehow as winning aginst India is impossibe. Just stand to them and prove that Pakistan as a nation is alive. If Pakistan can withstand India, it means Pakistan remains alive and that is their victory.

    Be it 1948, 1965, 1971 or Kargil - Pakistan merey managed to stand up or rather was able to withstand Indians. And Pakistan always claimed victory in being able to do so.

    What is not understood by Pakistan is that Indians do not wish to give them the last push and a death kiss. Even If India wishes that, Pakistanies have many fathers to save them from complete defeat who come to save them with big fleets or amass big force on India's Northern bordrs, provide money and shelter to their Jihadi machinary.

    Under those circumstances, Indians only should keep reminding them that they can never be a match for India - that is good enough - that will surely and certainly make them believe that Pakistan was a big blunder and Pakistan is a false entity. Pakistan should be reduced to the status of a vesal of India which can never match India.

    I am sure, No one wants that Jihadi population and that territory..

    Keep defeating them in Hocky, cricket, Kabbadi, Wrestling and above all in terrorism.... the objective would be achived. Pakistan would decay in self hatred.

    At psychological level defeat in hocky is as good as defeating them in Kargil. The massage of defeat or worst the feeling that they can not and should not match India must be put in their Jihadi minds constnatly and repeatedly. The day their defeatist minds accept their secondary position, there will be peace and prosperity in the region.

    That would solve all problems surrounding around creation of Pakistan.
     
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    India successfully defend Sultan of Johor Cup title

    New Delhi: Harmanpreet Singh's double strike helped India to successfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in the final at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted both the penalty corners for India, in the 46th and 70th minutes, whereas, Samuel French (55th minute) was the lone goal scorer for Great Britain. With the help of two goals in the summit clash, Harmanpreet took his goals tally to eight in the tournament. Though, Great Britain came into the final with a psychological advantage over India having beaten them 2-0 in their round- robin clash, but failed to repeat the magic in the final. By retaining the title, now India have became the first country to win the title twice since the inception of the tournament in 2011. It was a hard-fought encounter between India and Great Britain as both the teams did not give an inch to each other at least in the opening half. But India finally took the lead in the 45th minute through a Harmanpreet's penalty corner conversion. Varun Kumar then got a chance to double India's lead but his attempt from a penalty corner in the 53rd flew inches wide. Great Britain then added salt to India's wound when French converted a penalty corner in the 55th minute to level scores at 1-1. A controversy then erupted in the 62nd minute when Indian custodian Abhnav Pandey was shown the green card and an outfield player was taken off to bring on substitute keeper Subodh Tirkey. With the match heading towards a shot-off, India were awarded another penalty corner just 45 seconds from the hooter and Harmanpreet duly convert the chance to help India retain the title. For the bronze medal play-off earlier in the day, Australia defeated New Zealand 6-2 to finish third.

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    India successfully defend Sultan of Johor Cup title | Zee News
     
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    India register historic 3-1
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    India registered a historic 3-1 series win against Australia after beating the Kookaburras 3-1 in the fourth and final match of the series in Perth. India opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a beautiful goal from Akashdeep Singh from the back of the penalty corner. India held onto the lead till the 35th minute before Tom Craig level the score for Australia. India were strengthen by the return of regular captain Sardar Singh who was playing his 200th international match for the country. The men in blue began the fourth quarter with much more aggression and were rewarded with another goal and the lead in the 43rd minute. With ten minutes to go, Australia tried their best to level but it was India which looked the better team. S.K. Uthappa stretched the lead to 2 goals with a good finish in the 53rd minute. The Kookaburras did come out in number during the last five minutes but Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh denied them any chance to score. The win handed India a historic series win over the world champions. Both teams will next participate in the FIH Champions Trophy schedule to begin from December 6 in Bhuvneshwar.
    India register historic 3-1 hockey series win against Australia | The Indian Express
     
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    Well done India! Perhaps the glory days of my youth are returning.

    I grew up in Kenya in the 1950's and 60's and remember the Indian and Pakistan teams visiting to play Kenya. The visitors usually won narrowly but it was no disgrace for the Kenyan team as we had a tiny hockey playing pool to draw on. The Kenya team at that time usually comprised ten upfield players of Indian extraction (mainly Sikhs and Goans) with usually a European in goal. In 1964 we came sixth in the Tokyo Olympics (gold won by India) but slipped to eight in Mexico City in 1968. As Africanisation hit the sports team and the Asian community emigrated, Kenya slipped down the rankings.

    One of the mainstays of the '64 team Egbert Fernandes, died a week ago in Canberra. He was a triple Olympian, '60, '64 and 68. RIP
     
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    Indian women win World Hockey League Round 2

    Putting up a dominating show, India scored in three of the four quarters to outplay Poland 3-1 to clinch the FIH World Hockey League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand stadium on Sunday. Vandana Kataria put India ahead by scoring a field goal in the dying minutes of the opening quarter. The Polish girls struck back immediately at the start of the second period as Oriana Walasek struck level in the 17th minute by converting a penalty corner. The third period remained goalless for long before Rani put the hosts ahead again with her field goal in the 44th minute. India skipper Ritu Rani then celebrated her 200th International appearance by finding the net in the 59th minute to seal the title for her side.
    Indian women win World Hockey League Round 2 - The Hindu
     
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    :india: India thrash Pakistan 6-2 to win Junior Men's Asia Cup hockey
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    Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh scored a quartet as Indian team kept their unbeaten run intact in the Junior Men's Asia Cup hockey tournament, registering an emphatic 6-2 victory over arch- rival Pakistan in the final on Sunday. Harmanpreet, who has been on a goal spree in this tournament, opened India's account in the 10th minute converting a penalty corner in scintillating fashion. Harmanpreet netted another in 15th minute with a rocket of a strike to convert yet another penalty corner. Pakistan struck back in the 28th minute with a field goal by Muhammad Yaqoob before Harmanpreet rose to the occasion with a hat-trick in the 30th minute as India finished the first-half with a comfortable 3-1 lead. India started the second-half with the usual flair when Armaan Qureshi and Manpreet scored field goals in 44th and 50th minute respectively to consolidate India's lead to 5-1. Harmanpreet found himself at the scoreboard again with a fourth strike of the match in the 53rd minute. Pakistan reduced the margin in the 68th minute with a field goal by Muhammad Dilber.

    India thrash Pakistan 6-2 to win Junior Men's Asia Cup hockey
     
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