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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Who won Australia or Kiwis in the final ?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:46 pm

bolero wrote:Who won Australia or Kiwis in the final ?


Hockey? Australia

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Katto wrote:
bolero wrote:Who won Australia or Kiwis in the final ?


Hockey? Australia


Yes. Came to know later.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:19 pm

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baggygreenmania wrote:Opals giving England a basketball lesson even without the incomparable Liz Cambage. Someone tell me why she was ejected from the game? This should be Australia's final gold medal of the Games.


you don't give the men a chance? :?
Yep forgot about them.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:00 am

:hatsoff: Our wheelchair athletes have taken out the double in the marathon.. Unbelievable!!!! :dance: :dance:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:11 am

Katto can you process to here the post match inteview Kurt Fernley gave on 7 Plus after marathon win please.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:35 am

We have had a bushfire emergency here so missed marathon. How did our girls go?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:40 am

Saina Nehwal wins Gold Ladies badminton

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:01 am

Boomers should not be taking foot off throat of Canada.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:09 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Katto can you process to here the post match inteview Kurt Fernley gave on 7 Plus after marathon win please.


didn't watch

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:10 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Boomers should not be taking foot off throat of Canada.


beating up some uni kids :lol:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:50 am

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baggygreenmania wrote:Boomers should not be taking foot off throat of Canada.


beating up some uni kids :lol:
Then they should have sent a full strength team.

Aussies win Squash Doubles.. Palmer and Alexander. Great work. Is that our final gold or can our Rugby Sevens girls win our last? They have gone off the boil since winning gold at Rio.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:07 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:
beating up some uni kids :lol:
Then they should have sent a full strength team.

Aussies win Squash Doubles.. Palmer and Alexander. Great work. Is that our final gold or can our Rugby Sevens girls win our last?


how could they send a full strength team in the middle of the NBA season where they're getting paid millions?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 am

unfortunately it looks like Basketball is dead at the CommGames to be replaced by 3-on-3

should've made it an underage tournament

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:13 am

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote: Then they should have sent a full strength team.

Aussies win Squash Doubles.. Palmer and Alexander. Great work. Is that our final gold or can our Rugby Sevens girls win our last?


how could they send a full strength team in the middle of the NBA season where they're getting paid millions?
What happened to loyalty and patriotism over the mighty buck.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:20 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:
how could they send a full strength team in the middle of the NBA season where they're getting paid millions?
What happened to loyalty and patriotism over the mighty buck.


at what point in history did that ever exist?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:37 am

Australia’s first dual Paralympian/Olympian and Commonwealth Games TT player Melissa Tapper is one exceptional elite athlete .
http://commonwealthgames.com.au/on-tapper-the-world/
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:52 am

https://www.gc2018.com/.

Final medal count.. Australia first.. the rest..daylite.

The most pleasing aspect of the Aussie dominance was that our victories were spread across many sports. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Hats of to our outstanding athletes and to all CG athletes. You have made this quite possibly the best Games ever. :hatsoff: :hatsoff: :hatsoff:

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:10 pm

India were impressive in parts and showed their punch in sports where they are dominant.

To me the silver linings are :-
1. Srihari Nataraj
2.Hima Das
3.Manika Batra

The areas where there are question marks are:-
1.Indian hockey.
2. Swimming and cycling.Besides Srihari, India were nowhere in contention in the sports that give the max medals.
3. Gymnastics Aruna Budda Reddy reached the finals, but India missed Dipa Karmakar badly through injury. Potential gold medallist, she rested herself for Asian Games.
4.Athletics Once India.was formidable in events like 4X400 women's relay.Was poor this time round with PT Usha prodigees like Tintu Luka and one more athlete forget the name pulling out resting for Asian Games.
5.Vikas Gowdas absence felt.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Australian swimming and track cycling remains strong with excellent depth. Our track athletes struggle against the Caribbean and African nations mostly but there have been some encouraging performances..and PBs across several events. The greatest improvement and where we could push for world prominence in the next decade is in field events. Great prospects in Kurtis Marshall (pole vault) Brandon Starc (high jump) Nicola McDermott (high jump) Nina Kennedy (pole vault) Mathew Denny (hammer). Our shooters punched above their weight as did our divers.

The hilites for me was the Aussie win in the Mixed Triathlon, 16 year old Isis Holt streeting the field in the S8 100m, the girls 4+100 free relay, boys 4+200 free relay. The lowlite was the closing ceremony.

bolero thanks for making this a worthwhile thread. Square Cut and Katto too.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks in making it a good thread Baggers, Katto Squarecut and others.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:28 pm

More than the medal count, I am enthused by the fact that some of the medal winners, especially in shooting and badminton were world class and would stand chances of winning medals in Olympics too.

Indian javelin thrower winning the gold- this to me is a standout performance of the games by an Indian in my opinion.

As mentioned by me earlier in the thread, it appears that Indian sportsmen are finally taking the additional efforts that is required to be world class, instead of just being satisfied with qualifying for the events, which used to be the case in the past. The fact that Indians can look forward to sports other than just cricket and find their players doing well is a good feeling. Hopefully things will get better in future.

I enjoyed following th events. In fact, my knowledge on several sports and their players improved a good deal as a result.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm

apparently closing ceremony was a total farce and SJW fest
athletes were excluded and many walked out half way through

in fact the stadium was half full by the end. it was that bad. total embarrassment to Queensland and Australia

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 pm

bolero wrote:Thanks in making it a good thread Baggers, Katto Squarecut and others.
Boycs, Raja, Tinsel, verity, loose halo and Mike were conspicuous by their absence it must be said. Boycs was the biggest surprise not cheering on his beloved England and making lame excuses over the total humiliation at the hands of a rampant Aussie team.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:00 pm

Katto wrote:apparently closing ceremony was a total farce and SJW fest
athletes were excluded and many walked out half way through

in fact the stadium was half full by the end. it was that bad. total embarrassment to Queensland and Australia
SJW fest? The fact the athletes were barely seen irked me no end. Too much talk by officials while the show was amateurish to say the least. 5 out of 10.

The Closing Ceremony has copped huge cricticism here. Specially the snubbing of the athletes. CCGO CEO Peter Beattie apologised saying of the CCOC "we stuffed up". They really stuffed up by using an American PR company to put on the abysmal cereony. I recall the excellent job Ric Birch did with the magnificent Opening and Closing ceremonies in Sydney 2000. Has done similar before and since. What happened Beattie is he too expensive these days? At least use an Aussie company or a company associated with the Commonwealth. Poor show. Due to the snubbing the Aussie athletes will now be given a parade next month. Is this a way of saying sorry for the humiliation and embarrassment? At the same time the execs of the PR company should be put in old fashion stocks and pelted with rotten veggies.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:10 pm

Kinda sorry the show is all over as it was most enjoyable. Gold Coast hold your head high as this was a Games of which Australia can be justly proud. Much like the spectacular 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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Postby Going South » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:26 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:
bolero wrote:Thanks in making it a good thread Baggers, Katto Squarecut and others.
Boycs, Raja, Tinsel, verity, loose halo and Mike were conspicuous by their absence it must be said. Boycs was the biggest surprise not cheering on his beloved England and making lame excuses over the total humiliation at the hands of a rampant Aussie team.

ha. trolling?
Though I have Indian roots, I am now an American, cricket is the only “Indian” sport that I passionately cheer now. I do see a lot progress in indian sports compared to yesteryears, still a long way to go for a nation of billion+ people, where sports for many meant fun & entertainment but not a career yet.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:48 pm

Going South wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote: Boycs, Raja, Tinsel, verity, loose halo and Mike were conspicuous by their absence it must be said. Boycs was the biggest surprise not cheering on his beloved England and making lame excuses over the total humiliation at the hands of a rampant Aussie team.

ha. trolling?
Though I have Indian roots, I am now an American, cricket is the only “Indian” sport that I passionately cheer now. I do see a lot progress in indian sports compared to yesteryears, still a long way to go for a nation of billion+ people, where sports for many meant fun & entertainment but not a career yet.

My intention was not to troll.. in fact the opposite. Kinda missed the others. There are other sports beside cricket.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:46 am

Pls see link.Some of India's top sprinters missed out.

https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/commo ... 196859.cms

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:26 am

I have been looking for uploads on YT of games events as I do not own a working recorder. Only thing I could find was by an Indian uploader. That should suit you bolero. Where are the Aussie uploaders?

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:46 am

baggygreenmania wrote:I have been looking for uploads on YT of games events as I do not own a working recorder. Only thing I could find was by an Indian uploader. That should suit you bolero. Where are the Aussie uploaders?


there's this thing called copyright and youtube enforces it hard for these types of events

you wont find much on youtube

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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baggygreenmania wrote:I have been looking for uploads on YT of games events as I do not own a working recorder. Only thing I could find was by an Indian uploader. That should suit you bolero. Where are the Aussie uploaders?


Copyright issues.Even the Indian uploads would be cut, not the full footage.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:46 am

squarecut wrote:More than the medal count, I am enthused by the fact that some of the medal winners, especially in shooting and badminton were world class and would stand chances of winning medals in Olympics too.

Indian javelin thrower winning the gold- this to me is a standout performance of the games by an Indian in my opinion.

As mentioned by me earlier in the thread, it appears that Indian sportsmen are finally taking the additional efforts that is required to be world class, instead of just being satisfied with qualifying for the events, which used to be the case in the past. The fact that Indians can look forward to sports other than just cricket and find their players doing well is a good feeling. Hopefully things will get better in future.

I enjoyed following th events. In fact, my knowledge on several sports and their players improved a good deal as a result.


Badminton and Shooting, India are among the World's best, so not surprised. Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Anish Bhanwala, Elavenil Valrivan are names to watch out for in World Shooting. Veterans like Gagan Narang, Heena Sidhu and Tejaswini Sawant are nearing retirement. I wont count out Jitu Rai yet.

Badminton - The next set of stars are yet to come in Singles - Ruthvika Gadde is not of the same standard as a Saina or Sindhu. Men's tennis is rich with up and coming players. Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram, Sameer Verma etc

World Rankings of men :-

K Srikanth - World No 1
HS Prannoy - World No 11
Sai Praneeth - World No 15
Sameer Verma - World No 28
P Kashyap - World No 38
Sourabh Verma - World No 58
Subhankar Dey - World No 64
Ajay Jayaram - World No 69

World Rankings of Women

PV Sindhu - World No 3
Saina Nehwal - World No 12
Ruthvika Gadde - World No 55
Priya Sri Krishna - World No 63
Vaishnavi Reddy - world No 64

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:11 am

Asian Games badminton would be a completely different proposition for Indian shuttlers as the Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese and the Thais would play. Difficulty level would be 5X compared to Commonwealth.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 am

1st casualty of the CWG probably.

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Marijne will come under the scanner

The curtains have come down on the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and it's time to do some stock taking in Indian hockey, notably the men's team.

Two silver medals in previous editions of the CWG and not even winning a bronze medal this time hurts hockey fans. At a time when the rest of the Indian contingent, across various disciplines, impressed with adrenaline-felted performances Down Under, the Indian hockey team lacked spark.

For the time being, one needs to focus on the poor results from the men's team under coach Sjoerd Marijne. To say that Marijne is new to Indian hockey would be wrong. He has handled the women's team before this and his elevation as the men's chief coach after Roelant Oltmans was sacked last year had created a buzz.

What really went wrong with the men's team is going to be probed soon by Hockey India. These days, when every match is captured on camera in high definition, and slow-motion replays are available, Hockey India's "post-mortem team" will definitely be analysing what went wrong.

To say that the performances Down under was an aberration would be wrong. Ball possession and penetration was there to see but the lack of a coordinated effort is worrying. The less said the better about penalty corner conversions.

There is a fear in hockey circles Marijne's credentials are going to be sharply questioned. He has been given a free hand in selection matters, which probably explains the exclusion of Sardar Singh. To many, Sardar is still a valuable playmaker who should be part of the team. However, if one person can be spoken of as a good performer, it's Manpreeet Singh in the half-line.

Overall, the midfield looked ragged, the frontline frayed, and in the defence, nothing to feel good about other than goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.

In the old days, people said the players were not fit. These days, when fitness and speed are measured on the yo-yo scale, the players are faster. Coach Marijne has to explain why the spark was missing and drawing with Pakistan 2-2 cannot be digested.

"We beat Pakistan six times before this and now a draw? Cannot be accepted," said a source in Hockey India. It was a hint, Marijne will have to come up with a good defence when the dissections take place in the Capital.

Former India captain and coach Zafar Iqbal told Mail Today on Sunday: "There was just no rhythm from the first match. Against Pakistan, we should have been playing with greater zeal. To play poorly against New Zealand is not what we expected. I hope the team can regroup soon."

Indian hockey is notorious for sacking coaches. Hopefully, Marijne will not meet that fate. But then, he needs to come up with big plans as India compete in the Champions Trophy, Asian Games and World Cup this year.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby squarecut » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:10 pm

Officials running Indian hockey have no patience. They want instant result and that too without any input. I think IHF should be run by a private organisation like BCCI instead of being run by a government organisation.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 pm

Indian hockey coaches roster is a list of Whos who - Roelant Oltmans, Paul Van Ass, Jose Brasa, Michael Nobbs, Terry Walsh, Ric Charlesworth, Gerhard Rach, Bhaskaran etc

You never know when you would be fired.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:39 pm

The Closing Ceremony debacle has copped huge cricticism here. Specially the snubbing of the athletes. CCGO CEO Peter Beattie apologised saying of the CCOC "we stuffed up". They really stuffed up by using an American PR company to put on the abysmal ceremony. I recall the excellent job Australian Ric Birch (http://www.celebrityspeakers.com.au/ric-birch/) did with the opening and closing ceremonies in Sydney 2000... helping to make it the "greatest Olympics in history". Birch had made his name years earlier with the Brisbane CG and later the Atlanta Olympics. What happened Beattie is Birch too expensive these days? At least use an Aussie company or a company associated with the Commonwealth. Poor show. Due to the snubbing the Aussie athletes will now be given a parade next month. Is this a way of saying sorry for the humiliation and embarrassment? At the same time the execs of the PR company should be put in mediaeval stocks and pelted with rotten veggies.
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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:49 am

I blame Peter Beattie

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:51 am

Katto wrote:I blame Peter Beattie
Shove Beattie in the stocks too. Stuffed up big time hiring this American rapper PR company.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby Katto » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:16 am

baggygreenmania wrote:
Katto wrote:I blame Peter Beattie
Shove Beattie in the stocks too. Stuffed up big time hiring this American rapper PR company.

Americans do PR better than any nation on earth
they were probably fed bad material

Gold Coast has to take responsibility for this

I bet it wasn't the PR company's idea for all these dignitaries to have long speeches. It was the egos of self important bureaucrats.

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:32 am

Katto wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote: Shove Beattie in the stocks too. Stuffed up big time hiring this American rapper PR company.

Americans do PR better than any nation on earth
they were probably fed bad material

Gold Coast has to take responsibility for this

I bet it wasn't the PR company's idea for all these dignitaries to have long speeches. It was the egos of self important bureaucrats.
Yanks may be best PR people in world but this hotch podge of a show was not one of its best. Beattie acknowledged the official speeches were overkill and mind numbingly boring for the spectators. Of couse the blame lies with Gold Coast. He did say "the buck stops with me".

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

Postby bolero » Wed May 02, 2018 10:28 am

bolero wrote:1st casualty of the CWG probably.

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Marijne will come under the scanner

The curtains have come down on the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast and it's time to do some stock taking in Indian hockey, notably the men's team.

Two silver medals in previous editions of the CWG and not even winning a bronze medal this time hurts hockey fans. At a time when the rest of the Indian contingent, across various disciplines, impressed with adrenaline-felted performances Down Under, the Indian hockey team lacked spark.

For the time being, one needs to focus on the poor results from the men's team under coach Sjoerd Marijne. To say that Marijne is new to Indian hockey would be wrong. He has handled the women's team before this and his elevation as the men's chief coach after Roelant Oltmans was sacked last year had created a buzz.

What really went wrong with the men's team is going to be probed soon by Hockey India. These days, when every match is captured on camera in high definition, and slow-motion replays are available, Hockey India's "post-mortem team" will definitely be analysing what went wrong.

To say that the performances Down under was an aberration would be wrong. Ball possession and penetration was there to see but the lack of a coordinated effort is worrying. The less said the better about penalty corner conversions.

There is a fear in hockey circles Marijne's credentials are going to be sharply questioned. He has been given a free hand in selection matters, which probably explains the exclusion of Sardar Singh. To many, Sardar is still a valuable playmaker who should be part of the team. However, if one person can be spoken of as a good performer, it's Manpreeet Singh in the half-line.

Overall, the midfield looked ragged, the frontline frayed, and in the defence, nothing to feel good about other than goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.

In the old days, people said the players were not fit. These days, when fitness and speed are measured on the yo-yo scale, the players are faster. Coach Marijne has to explain why the spark was missing and drawing with Pakistan 2-2 cannot be digested.

"We beat Pakistan six times before this and now a draw? Cannot be accepted," said a source in Hockey India. It was a hint, Marijne will have to come up with a good defence when the dissections take place in the Capital.

Former India captain and coach Zafar Iqbal told Mail Today on Sunday: "There was just no rhythm from the first match. Against Pakistan, we should have been playing with greater zeal. To play poorly against New Zealand is not what we expected. I hope the team can regroup soon."

Indian hockey is notorious for sacking coaches. Hopefully, Marijne will not meet that fate. But then, he needs to come up with big plans as India compete in the Champions Trophy, Asian Games and World Cup this year.

https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/st ... 2018-04-16


As I predicted, Marijne has been removed as coach of men's team and made the coach of the women's team. Joke.

NEW DELHI: Women's hockey coach Harendra Singh was on Tuesday made in-charge of the men's side, while men's coach Sjoerd Marijne was re-designated the women's coach in an inexplicable rejigging of roles by Hockey India following the medal-less show at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month.

Dutchman Marijne, who was handed the reigns of the men's team in November last year, is currently not even in India and has been sent back to his original position of women's coach after Manpreet Singh and Co's fifth-place finish at the CWG.

"Harendra Singh brings with himself a wealth of experience and has previously managed a lot of the men's team players during his stints in the Hockey India League and with the junior teams," Hockey India Secretary General Mohd Mushtaque Ahmed said in a statement.
"Marijne's first stint with the women's team was a very successful one and we are sure he will continue to do well with this team as he has done in the past," he added.

HI didn't say it in as many words but Marijne's repositioning seems to be a fallout of India's first medal-less finish at the CWG in the last 12 years. The Dutchman did not have any past experience of coaching a men's team when he was given the India job.
The decision was taken after a review of the team's performance at Gold Coast.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/spo ... 985242.cms

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Re: 2018 Commonwealth Games

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