It is disappointing. Hope we will win the last match since we have nothing to lose but our pride. I guess Pakistan will miss the next round too. It is a shame how low hockey has fallen in the sub-continent.
In sports such as hockey, soccer or basketball Indians cannot compete, since here you have to move very fast. And if one wants to become a good player he has to maintain an athletic discipline from an early age, and train to play a fast paced game.
These hockey players have become sort of selfish brats, they want all the free attention from media, all advts, all money but don't want to perform for their countries pride, sab paise ke putle ban gaye hai...paise do to perform karenge
Re: Hockey Players
by M Parshuram on Aug 07, 2012 05:46 AM
Foolish conclusion, Nachiket. If the players are playing only for money, then they will play to win, because winning guarantees more money through awards, rewards, brand endorsements, etc. Our hockey players lack the speed, strength, body mass and modern technique that the bigger and taller European players have.
Re: Re: Hockey Players
by DABANG on Aug 07, 2012 08:27 AM
The main problem is not their physic that can be tackle easily the main problem is the training method and not enough astro turfs tell me how many school collages in India has astro turfs so unless you do not start playing from childhood you can not compete these strong countries never ever and it is hard core truth.
Re: Hockey Players
by DABANG on Aug 07, 2012 08:21 AM
do you know how much money this Hockey players are getting in compare to other sports nothing so there is no blame game as far as money is concerned every one play for money sooner or later. the fact is a small country like Holland has 650 astro turfs where a Big country like India has only 12-14 it has to be start from school from grass root level not from the age of 17-18 it is too late my friend. first know the fact then bark.
The amount of attention we have paid to our national sport justifies our poor standing in all sports. The only sport where we stand out is kabbadi which no one else plays. Cricket is there but we can compete well only on slow pitches.
Re: Hockey - national sport
by Gurjot Singh on Aug 07, 2012 12:11 AM
It used to be national sport. We should designate cricket as the national sport given the popularity and participation in hockey has drastically fallen. To be honest, hockey was dominated by Punjabis (Singhs and Khans). I guess partition ultimately diluted the talent. Also, India and Pakistan should have insisted on grass when Europeans pushed astroturf.
Cricket is creating injustice to all other Indian sportsmen ...... We need to stop praising those selfish cricketers and support the hockey team .......only then Indian hockey will return to its glory days
by Nachiket on Aug 06, 2012 11:27 PM
These hockey players have become sort of selfish brats, they want all the free attention from media, all advts, all money but don't want to perform for their countries pride, sab paise ke putle ban gaye hai...paise do to perform karenge, tell me one thing, how many medal winners have we really supported..winning comes in atitude not on support...there was one player in who did not represent any country neither he got any any support, but his attitude led him to win a Gold Medal
If the Indian cricket teams fails , they are excused ..... If the hockey team fails , media says they let the country down ....with so much negativity around them ...how do you expect them to compete ....they are humans too ....if half the money from cricket board is diverted towards the hockey team , better results will automatically be produced
Re: needs encouragement
by Nikunj Dixit on Aug 07, 2012 05:11 AM
R u kidding. U remember the gaalis and the death threats the Indian cricket team had to bear with when they crashed out of WC 2007. What the hockey players are facing is nothing compared to what the Indian cricketers face when they fail on the world stage.