It is very simple. Charlesworth has got superior talent ( both experience and international match practice) than Brasa. Look at Sandeep Singh. He was the weakest link in Indian defence. Aussies utilised this very well. He may be good at PC coversions. But had no ball controll and most of the aussies grabbed the ball from him very easily. As yeterday Taeke Takayama (PC specialist of Holland) pointed out in an interview, he scored a hatric. But more than that he is a defender. Sandeep singh is a not in the class of an international defender. Any body who watched the match carefully will admit this. But I feel India can enter Semi, the decider will be the match with England
Re: Superior Aussies
by harsimran singh on Mar 02, 2010 11:43 PM
If you look at both the Indian goals they were classy , but defending today was really poor & rightly pointed out by you, Sandeep was in his own wonderland today.
Re: Re: Superior Aussies
by jinu george on Mar 02, 2010 11:49 PM
What made him under pressure when no others were? After all he scored 2 goals in the previous match. I have been viewing the India matches from 1992 onwards. Hardly missed one if there is live transmission in India. And I had assessed him. I think Brasa understood it quickly that is why he removed him from the captaincy for champions challenge. Ball control (trapping) was the main problem for Indians for all these periods. Brasa has made it well nearly. Give him time, he will bring back our glory days.
Re: Re: Re: Superior Aussies
by Sukhwinder Singh on Mar 03, 2010 12:06 AM
Everyone was under pressure. It is not only because of him that India lost the match. Sandeep was not alone. Remember, they were playing against the team ranked number 2 in the world.
For those who watched Hockey WC and the expert comments, with so many sardars around no wonder Mayanti is Langar.
Jokes apart the most inspiring moment although India lost the match was the entire stadium singing along when the National Anthem was being played.
It is a matter of time Indian time will rise if we really support them, a couple of months back they were fighting for a salary, India won the opening match in Hockey WC hope Sandeep Singh & Prabhjyot others become household names leading a hockey renaissance. Cheers to Hero Honda group and Pawan Munjal, he was not seen at any cricket event but visible at Hockey WC. Way to go dhak dhak go Chakde India
this referral system is biased. like in Tennis you have 5 or 6[cant recall the exaact number) referrals a player can request, we should have something like that in Hockey. this single referral(if the team loses it) that too in such a fast game like hockey is too harsh.
Winning and losing is a part of the game, but the quality of hockey seen in this match against Australia was a treat for the eyes. For once our boys were as fit as the Australians on the ground and the moves on the field and control on the ball matched the Australians.
I am sure they'll get over this setback. We have a talented set of youngsters coached by an equally talented coach.
Re: Re: India go down tamely to Australia
by Ravinder Malhotra on Mar 02, 2010 11:25 PM
Brasa is an experienced coach. It is creditable that he has brought the boys to this level of fitness. The boys are picking up on ground moves too. I see the Indian hockey team moving a couple of notches up in world rankings after the close of this tournament. The quality of hockey they played in the first two matches makes me confident. They have just started.
Re: Re: Re: India go down tamely to Australia
by S Shrikanth on Mar 02, 2010 11:34 PM
Yes Mr Malhotra. Its a entire new beginning in Indian Hockey and we need Brasa for next 5 years. We will see the good results then.
You can see the difference. Team India is playing brilliant hockey and they are no more cry babies after losses. This is a very good beginning.
Re: Re: India go down tamely to Australia
by S Shrikanth on Mar 02, 2010 11:18 PM
Absolutely. A SF berth for India is too much being expected from our team. In last 2 decades the Govt has completely destroyed hockey in India and the hockey players have to go on fast to get their salaries. Yet, they put their best to play spectacular hockey against the No. 2 team in the world.
Indian defeated Australia 2-0 in 1978 WC. Since then losses like 2-5, 0-6, 0-7 are very common.