This was expected when I heard the news that Lakhs of money will be paid to Goal scoring players by state govt and sponsers. This will definitely breach the Team playing skills of forwards as they will be more keen on to score all the goals by themselves rather than passing to the appropriate person to score. We have made them as brats by announcing cash prize to goal scorers without understanding the consequences. Prize money to the entire team alone can be the motivational factor and prize money to Goal scorers will only lead to selfish display by players without forgetting the fact that it is the same set of players who went on hunger strike for the lack of proper monetary payment and salaries due. They have breaked the morale and unity of players by awarding cash prizes to Goal scorers which the pakisthan defence players were not able to do. We have killed the Golden Goose by announcing counter productive cash prize awards to Goal scorers as it was evident today that there was a difference in the performance as every forward was speculating an opportunity to score the Goals by himself which was missing in the australians and it was obvious that due to this reasons that they emerged as winners. The Question is when will our sponsers and State Govt learn, mostly what not to do.. in critical moments like this in the heat of emotions.
Re: Re: Expected show of Dismay
by KUTTAIAH KUTTAIAH on Mar 03, 2010 05:48 AM
Agreed-First the euphoria,sense of invinsibility,over confidence,could not creless attitude and of course-I have done my job by beating Pakistan and now the gods will have to do the rest expectation. The way they played against Australia the players must be withdrawn from world cup and be whiiped.
Re: Re: Expected show of Dismay
by Saibal Paul on Mar 03, 2010 06:37 AM
Hah, here comes the typical Indian fans. They ONLY want the team to win. Its not the end of the world cup; a true fan stands by his/her team in win and defeat. And do you really think we are champion material? One victory against Pakisthan doesn't make us one. Our boys are doing their best against the best teams, they may win few, they may lose few. As fellow Indians we must cheer them to do their best.
Re: Indian hockey has too much of brawn and less of brain...
by S Shrikanth on Mar 03, 2010 07:53 AM
Australians the many times world and olympic champions and the strongest team in the tournament, after their shocking defeat against England, were expected to come down heavily in the next match.
Unfortunately, it was against India yesterday. They scored 2 goals in the start of the match and broke Team India.
The only reason why the score board projects the australians as a much better team was their ability to seize the opportunity in the firstfew minutes of both the halves ... before the indians could get into a better frame of mind , they were down and out ..... i feel indian players have the potential to finish in the top four....
Re: lacunaes in the match today
by Rajnish Kumar on Mar 03, 2010 12:23 AM
Pool A Team P W D L GF GA PTS Australia 5 4 0 1 18 5 12 Spain 5 3 2 0 13 7 11 New Zealand 5 2 1 2 10 14 7 Pakistan 5 1 2 2 10 10 5 Argentina 5 1 1 3 5 12 4 Japan 5 1 0 4 7 15 3 Pool B Team P W D L GF GA PTS Germany 5 3 2 0 12 5 11 Korea 5 3 2 0 8 5 11 Netherlands 5 3 1 1 16 9 10 England 5 2 0 3 10 10 6 South Africa 5 0 2 3 4 13 2 India 5 0 1 4 7 15 1
2006 world cup .... time to rejoice , we are already better than the last world cup
Re: disaster decision to play adrian d'souza ...
by Saibal Paul on Mar 03, 2010 06:40 AM
Sorry bro, cant agree. Adrian saved atleast 4 sure goals, not one goal conceded by him was his fault. Lets admit, we were outplayed by the Aussie pace. Please dont witch hunt.
Today Indian team showed immaturity, unprofessional in the match. They could not overpower the Aus team at any time as they showed professional attitude in the previous match. They played like a very ordinary team in the entire match.
We have great problem. When Indian ppl performs good in any field, that makes so sensational by the media and some our ppl that such type of happening have no precedent. Sometimes the hero of the incident compared to God.
The fact is that we won the Indo-Pak match, we were not super hero. Today we lost, it doesn’t mean we r zero.
Re: India and reaction.
by S Shrikanth on Mar 03, 2010 07:02 AM
Yes. I fully agree.
Since world cup 1978, when India defeated Australia 2-0 in a pool match, I really don't know what happens to them when they play against Australia. They always feel psychologically defeated and lose the match by huge margin.
In 1980s Indian team would defeat Pkaistan, Germany, Holland to reach finals in Esanda cup or Champions Trophy, but Australians would beat then 6-0 or 7-0. And in every match the first 10 minutes were the deciders.
The same happens to our cricket team. Their injured cricket team came and beat Team India 4-2 recently.
I hope Indian team will take ysterday's match as the true lesson and apply learnings (on future matches) from the defeat from the worlds strongest and fittest team.
Hope is not lost as they scored two brilliant goals ysterday.