Nobbs deserves this. He neglected three senior players and they are 1) Rajpal Singh 2) Prabjot singh 3) Arjun Halappa. Experience does matter and without proper experience, nothing can be done. suffer Nobbs !!!
India is doing pretty well compared to last Olympics in number of medals so why worry about hockey so much. Let them sort it out. In any case we have lost the mental edge (and the skills) there and it will be hard to recover from there in anytime soon. There were some basic flaws in the selection which have come to the fore now and may be wirth mentioning: goal keeper who is not even assured of a place was selected as captain. Also Sandeep is not the best defender avaialble so his selection was not advisable. Just the PCs are not going to win games against teams liek Netherland and Germany who can stop them.
Does the nation forget that we do not take our National Game i.e. Hockey so seriously. If it were Cricket, many things are showered on them. How much is actually being spent on this Hockey team and what steps are being taken so that they get the necessary exposure and match practice. Just playing in the country will not improve their games. The IHF federation has to talk to other countries so that or team can tour various countries and get experience. The team has to be treated at par if not equals like the cricket team. They are not being made to feel important. Let alone the players the nation itself does not respect the game as such, which ironically was the flagship sport of the country. Why not the experience of some greats be taken. We all sink in egos and never come together to salvage the game and try to win back the glory.
by madanmohan siddhanthi on Aug 06, 2012 08:32 PM
Sachin to all other sportsman forget all sports come and play crickter even IV grade cricketer can make millions - no point being the best or number one in other sports.
Ajay Makan He donot know for Hockey: How many players? Hown many goal keepers? Size of ground ? Where to goal? What is penalty? What is time for complete match? How many breaks in match? How many refree? etc..etc..
Re: Please withdraw Sports Minister
by Balaji Shanmugam on Aug 06, 2012 08:19 PM
To be a sports minister, you dont have to know all technicalities. If it is so, the should know technicalities not only for Hocky but for tennis, volley ball, boxing, cricket, shooting, wrestling etc....which is impossible. Your point is not valid here mate...
Re: No Balls !!
by Devashish Das on Aug 06, 2012 06:44 PM
and peoples say that why we give more preference to cricket than other games??? plz for god's sake, improve you game and prove yourself.. every time you lose and demand equal status as cricket???