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  2. Wyatt's 2017-2018 Season

    Another week without a game and winter finally showed up, atleast for a few days. Thanks to the weather and club rules on how cold is too cold to train, Wyatt only had two team practices and one club keeper training session this week. Team practice focused more on position and ball movement from front to back with the coach having the boys playing starters versus reserves for most the drills. There was a lot more focus on building out of the back and Wyatt was playing more with his feet as a sweeper then typical so far this season. He liked it alot and the coach also told him he needed to be a bit firmer with the back line and mids about using him as an option for back passes, resetting, switching sides, and releaving pressure to open the field up. Wyatt took to it with a vengeance and I think some progress was made between him in the main centerback and mid on what Wyatt should be handling. Keeper training with the club focused on back passing and switching the ball to the opposite side, as well as dose of goalkicks mixed in. Due to below freezing temps at night the second practice was moved to Saturday morning since they didn't have a game and afterwards Wyatt went over and worked with the U13s for a while. Special treat for him there was playing as an attacking mid so he could keep his foot skills up. He really enjoyed that, but when the coach messed with him about giving up the gloves for a field spot Wyatt didn't want to have any of that. Private keeper training turned into a intense session since the weather kept all but one new keeper and another regular from attending. So the trainer spent alot of time working on individual skill tweeks and fixes. He aslo worked in a big dose of 1v1 challenging techniques for closing the gap and attacking the ball on break aways. Ended with some point blank saves that Wyatt went all out for including almost taking out the trainer when he would charge in hard to collect the ball. He also did his usual foot skills and conditioning training Sunday, but with a bigger group then usual, including one of the u13 keepers and a U17 keeper. So after the usual drills and conditioning him and the other two keepers went out and worked on kicks, punts, and such. Wyatt madea lot of progress with his drop kick which the timing on had been killing him lately. He was excited that his goalkicks were almost as far as the U17 keepers, and impressed his mom and the other keepers dad by getting his off-side side punt (he calls it a sidewinder punt) down really well and much better then the other keepers prefferred foot side punts. His accuracy was pretty good and he did well at hitting his target with well placed balls. This week is the run-up for the final pre-Holiday League game. This is a team they lost 3-2 already this season and is also the former club their coach was at before moving to the Texans. This is also the team that last time we met saw 7 yellows and 3 reds being issued, with two of the red carded players still being out for the game this Saturday. So it is going to be a real exciting game and the coach is getting the boys all keyed up to play well and win it. Wyatt doesn't know it yet, but there will also be a scout there specifically to evaluate him. The club skills trainer his mom and I know that it was coming up, but doesn't want to let Wyatt know so he doesn't loose his focus come game time. The scout is suppoed to talk with Wyatt after the game though and give him a mini-evaulation so be intersting to see how that goes.
  3. Bucks Returns

    Oh my word what a frustrating evening... So at one point we were down to 5 players then I managed to get 1. Then just before kick off we had 9 players (only allowed 8 for a 5 a side team). 6:45 kick off the manager gets a text at 6:42 from the opposition saying they aren't turning up. 5-0 white wash to us... Half way through the season 5 Wins from 5. So we found one extra man and played 5 v 5. I have to say I don't know if it was the lack.of a warm up or just the fact it was a friendly but I was absolutely appalling! I am so glad we didn't have a league game with the way I played. I was actually embarrassed with how I performed and let in probably 8 goals I should have saved in an 11-10 win for the team I was on. So annoying!!!!!!!!!!!! In some better news Struggling Albion the team who are second only drew tonight so we are now 5 points clear with 5 games to play. Sutton on Tour next week.
  4. As I say I thought he was wearing Reusch last night but it looked like the Reusch was covered over to me.
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  6. Handanovic has just switched to Reusch mate
  7. Just noticed tonight Handanovic playing for Inter seems to be playing in "modified" Reusch gloves... As in they are Reusch gloves but he's not an endorsee so he has altered them having been with Uhlsport for bloody years. Also noticed Mattia Perin of Genoa this season been wearing blacked out Uhlsports having been with Puma as long as I have known him to play. Always strikes me as slightly odd when keepers wear gloves like that. Do they buy them themselves?
  8. This was something else as well
  9. I like this one from Rogerio Ceni. Bloke scored about 130 career goals. There are strikers who haven’t even scored that many! 😄
  10. Transfer News

    Also the fact he has played for Spain before you'd think he might fancy a pop at least of being in the squad. Although I think De Gea, Reina and Kepa is looking pretty settled as their three now.
  11. Transfer News

    Don’t understand folk like that, going to Newcastle he’d be busy so a chance to showcase himself whether that be for a move or to displace Navas
  12. Bucks Returns

    This is a size 7. The smallest they do. Although if you are an 8 or bigger I do highly suggest dropping a full size.
  13. Transfer News

    The point being is that he's more than happy to sit on the bench at Madrid (weird I know!) than move to England and play.
  14. Bucks Returns

    So drop a size in these then?
  15. Bucks Returns

    A couple of sneak peaks as I don't plan to use and thus review them until 2018. I do have to say VERY briefly though if I was still playing 11 a side these would probably be near on unwearable they are that BIG for size. Funny the gloves are so big yet I could barely get my hand through the wrist entry. Lol.
  16. Transfer News

    The phrase used was... "Why would he leave Madrid for Newcastle?"
  17. Transfer News

    If he did it would only be a loan deal
  18. Transfer News

    Kiko Casilla won't move to Newcastle. Trust me I have that on very good authority.
  19. Transfer News

    Newcastle United's goalkeeper search - four names Rafa Benitez may target With the January transfer window approaching will Rafa Benitez go back in for a goalkeeper? Rafa Benitez will hoping that the January transfer window brings him the goalkeeper that he was not given in the summer. The Newcastle United manager was keen to bring in an experienced goalkeeper to help the Magpies’ battle against the drop, but was left frustrated as attempts to sign a new shot-stopper failed. Rob Elliot started the season in goal but was dropped for the game against West Brom as Karl Darlow , who played for most of the Championship title-winning season, came in to replace him. With the January transfer window less than a month away, Benitez is making plans to shore up his team ahead of a potential relegation fight. But with uncertainty over the budget - largely due to a potential takeover - the Spaniard may have to be coy in who he targets. And while a striker appears to be the No 1 target, should the right goalkeeper come along then Benitez may well try and snap him up. Here are four names United may target. Everything is Black and White podcast - Why Mike Ashley has to accept the PCP bid NOW Adrian Made his first start of the season earlier this month against Manchester City and was arguably man of the match as he made some top-drawer saves. City won 2-1 but Adrian came out with his head held high. With Joe Hart looking less than secure between the sticks for the Hammers, there’s talk that new manager David Moyes may well stick with Adrian as well as reports that West Ham want him to sign a new contract. But Adrian has been first choice previously before spending months on the bench - if Benitez can guarantee him first-team football, he might just join Pepe Reina The one that got away. Benitez wanted a reunion with Reina after previously working with him at Liverpool and Napoli. United reportedly refused to pay the price asked for Reina and he has gone on to start 11 games for the Italian side, but importantly has not signed a new contract yet. His current deal runs out in the summer and that might just tempt United to lodge a bid. Michel Vorm Arguably now third choice at Tottenham but even at 34 is still very capable of doing a good job in the Premier League. Made his name at Swansea before heading to London and found it tough to dislodge Hugo Lloris from the No 1 spot. If a loan deal could be struck, it might work for all parties. Kiko Casilla A name that was constantly linked in the summer. Benitez admitted then that he was not going to be afraid to use his contacts in Spain to ask the bigger clubs for opportunities to sign players on loan. Casilla has played a handful of times this season for Real Madrid but is thought to be looking for first-team football. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-uniteds-goalkeeper-search-four-13996254
  20. Add a few more unexpected pages to the knotted, never-less-than-captivating story of Hope Solo’s professional soccer career. Solo, the former U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) goalkeeper, announced on her Facebook page on Friday morning that she will run for President of U.S. Soccer. Solo wrote: “What we have lost in America is belief in our system, in our coaches, in our talent pool, and in the governance of US Soccer. We now must refocus our goals and come together as a soccer community to bring about the changes we desire.” She continued to spell out a four-point manifesto including a “Push for Equal Pay” for the USWNT and, “all women in the USSF [United States Soccer Federation] workplace”. The 36-year-old’s entry marks another intriguing moment in an election race being contested between perceived U.S. Soccer insiders and renegade candidates. Sunil Gulati, the incumbent, faces a challenge to his 12-year presidency from current U.S. Soccer Executive Vice-President Carlos Cordeiro, Boston-based lawyer Steven H. Gans, and Fox Sports analyst and former U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) striker Eric Wynalda. Solo, though, may have the greatest potential to shake up the outcome of February’s election. After a college career with the Washington Huskies she won 202 caps for the USWNT from 2000 to 2016. But her career was rarely as simple as her appearance record and longevity made out. “For more than a decade, she loomed menacingly between the posts, a muscular, hyper-focused, lightning-quick goalkeeper who seemed able to stop anything. But in the end, the one thing Hope Solo couldn’t stop was herself”, Jonathan Mahler wrote in the New York Times in August 2016, after Solo had been suspended by U.S. Soccer for six months for calling the Sweden team that knocked the USWNT out of the Rio Olympics a “bunch of cowards. That apparently spelled the end of the Richland, Washington native’s international career—one marked, as the NYT noted, by feuds with teammates and governing bodies as well as by fabulous competitiveness and athleticism. Off the field, Solo was arrested on domestic violence charges in June 2014. The charges were subsequently dropped then reinstated, and the case is apparently still open, Deadspin reports. She also accused the former Fifa president of inappropriate behavior, telling a Portuguese magazine in November that she "had Sepp Blatter grab my ass” at an awards presentation in 2013. Blatter denies the accusation. Now, perhaps, comes the most extraordinary chapter of all. U.S. Soccer’s enfant terrible wants to become its most crucial power-broker. And if the history of Solo’s career is anything to go by, she may yet succeed. http://www.newsweek.com/hope-solo-president-why-does-controversial-goalkeeper-want-run-us-soccer-741971
  21. Transfer News

    Plymouth Argyle sign goalkeeper Kelle Roos after injury to Luke McCormick Plymouth Argyle have signed Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos on an emergency loan after Luke McCormick was injured in training. The 6ft 5in Dutch shot-stopper will make his debut for the Pilgrims in their League One game against Gillingham at Home Park on Saturday. Roos will become the seventh different ‘keeper to play for Argyle this season because of a spate of injuries. McCormick had only made his comeback from an ankle injury after a 14-match absence in the 3-1 defeat away to Bradford City in the FA Cup second round last Saturday. The Argyle captain sustained an injury in training on Thursday and Argyle manager Derek Adams moved swiftly to sign Roos. http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/plymouth-argyle-sign-goalkeeper-kelle-895728
  22. Transfer News

    Going to say it... On current form Bernd Leno should be the German number one. I have never thought Ter Stegen is as good as they seem to make him out to be. Remains to be seen how Neuer will recover from his injury at the moment.
  23. Transfer News

    I love Iker Casillas. Been a fan of his since he broke through at Real Madrid in 1999. But he is well past it now.
  24. Ok Folks I have spoken to Tor and can verify this is genuine
  25. Replied to your pm, please supply details as requested, no problem just want to be sure this is genuine.
  26. Please send me a private mail with details of who the club are etc as I’m not sure this is not some sort of scam, if you don’t do as requested I’ll assume so and will delete this post and block your membership. Seems a bit far fetched a professional club would be posting this here
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