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About Dicko

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  • Birthday 06/24/1990

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    Plymouth
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    Sells Silhouette Aqua
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    England
  1. Glove Make & Model : ProGK Revolution Pro Contact (I think? Not in production anymore but updated model now available) Cut : Traditional Roll Finger with wrap over thumb. No bells or whistles. Latex : 4mm Contact Latex Wrist Strap : Standard latex strap Wrist Entry : Traditional bandadge style wrist entry Glove Body : Mesh body for ventilation with a mostly latex backhand Finger Protection : Removable via velcro opening in backhand Price : e.g N/A anymore. Latest update of glove is £39.50 Where from : Available at https://www.pro-gk.com/product/revolution-tekta-contact/ First Impressions The gloves come with a plastic film on the palm, obviously this needs to be removed. The fit was incredibly tight with the spines in, I could not wear the gloves with the spines in for a long time without being worried for the stitching in the glove so I removed all of the spines straight away. Important to note, if you prefer spines, consider going half a size up, thankfully ProGK are one of the brands who offer this option. Use I had been almost exclusively wearing negative cut gloves for a long period before I bought these. They were on sale on the website for a silly price and I think I paid less than £30 in total including p&p which is a bargain! I felt like it was a great decision to come back to a roll finger for these gloves. The fit is a perfect fit for a roll finger, nice and snug but not too tight where they dig in at the base of my fingers which I have had happen with previous roll finger gloves. The contact latex did feel very tacky right after I peeled the palms but as always, I gave them a pre wash and they really came alive. Across a range of conditions ranging from very hot & dry to wet weather, these gloves held up very very well. In the dry and damp I did not notice much difference in terms of grip but as usual with a contact latex, grip decreased but, only ever so slightly, in the wet. The foam backing and internal materials in the glove give a very nice cushioned feel when catching the ball. If I had gone up a size and worn the spines in, I don’t imagine that I’d have had any problems with the spines digging into my backhand when making saves. The latex backhand has a level of embossing that adds some nice detail and character to the glove and the black logo adds a nice classy contrast to the white backhand. Due to it being a predominantly latex backhand the gloves do keep your hands warm so in exceedingly hot conditions this could be an issue. The wrist strap and bandage entry were fairly standard but worked very well and gave me no issues when it came to relying on them to stay tight and strapped up during games. The font used on the personalisation is one of the best that I’ve seen on gloves and really adds a classy professional look to the strap. Ratings (out of 10) Looks – 7/10 – Very classy glove, not trying to be anything that they aren’y. I’ll always have time for a traditional looking glove like these. Fit – 9/10 – near perfect fit. Very comfortable gloves that true to size in my usual size 10 Build Quality – 9.5/10 – one or two threads have come loose around the wrist bandage but nothing has come undone and no wholes have appeared despite very rigorous use. Dry Grip – 9/10 – can’t fault them too much. Quite a thirsty latex so keep a bottle of water handy but when kept damp, fantastic gripping gloves. Wet Grip – 8/10 Durability – very good so far, 9/10 for abrasion. Grip has lost it’s tackiness but still easily comparable to a good giga latex at the moment Overall 8.5/10 (ish) Conclusion Very solid pair of gloves. Happily wore these in several matches and training sessions and will continue to wear them for training. This specific model is not available anymore but the latest range of ProGK gloves features an updated range with great new features and has carried across a few of the best bits from these so I’m sure they will be even better again. Pictures of the gloves available at - https://photos.app.goo.gl/gKyLqqVdcXTpt3pg6
  2. Glove Make & Model : OneGlove Nova Type 2 Cut : Hybrid Cut – a rolled fingertip with gussets where the palm becomes a traditional flat palm at the base of the fingers Latex : 4mm Pro Contact Latex Wrist Strap : Mid-Split strap Wrist Entry : Traditional bandadge style wrist strap Glove Body : Hex mesh body for ventilation Finger Protection : Nope Price : e.g £38.99 plus p&p Where from : Available at a few places including www.great-save.comand www.theoneglove.com- I purchased mine from the latter First Impressions The gloves come with a plastic film on the palm, obviously this needs to be removed. The fit is very snug when first placed on the hand but you straight away notice the quality of the materials used within the glove. The cut creates a very snug feel and takes some getting used to so would recommend wearing these in a good warm up or two or even a couple training sessions before wearing them in a game. Use I have got two pairs of these gloves. The first pair has been worn approx 8-10 times on both grass and 4g surfaces. I wore them for a couple of pre season training sessions before I wore them in a game. Due to it being pre season and the ridiculously hot summer we had in England, these were worn in very warm conditions. The latex performed very well as you’d kind of at least expect for a contact latex in dry weather but what impressed me most was the durability and resistance to abrasion that the contact latex demonstrated. The second pair have been worn through the beginning of the season in a few training sessions and games and have held up well in damp conditions. I haven’t been able to use these in really wet conditions yet but due to them being a contact foam, I suspect the grip will decrease as it slightly did when they were used in light rain. The foam backing and internal materials in the glove give a very nice cushioned feel when catching the ball. As mentioned before, the cut gives an unusual feel if you’re not used to it but after a few uses it feels very nice around the ball. The tips of the fingers roll around the fingers and are stitched onto the backhand as per a roll traditional roll finger cut glove but the hybrid element of these gloves is that the base of the fingers is a more traditional flat palm with a mesh gusset. The thumb wrap adds a nice fit and feel to the thumb. The gloves feature a rubber punch zone across the backhand that add a small amount of protection and extra feel for the ball when punching away crosses or shots. The punch zone is not restrictive at all and still allows full flexibility throughout the backhand. The mid-split stretch strap is a nice touch. It has held up well to my persistent strapping and unstrapping of my gloves and gives a nice supportive feel around my wrist. Ratings (out of 10) Looks – 7/10 – Very nice looking glove and the constellation camo adds a detail not seen in other gloves at a similar price point Fit – 9/10 – near perfect fit. Very comfortable gloves that true to size in my usual size 10 Build Quality – 10/10 – no stitching or faults at all so far so can not fault them. Dry Grip – 9/10 – can’t fault them too much. Quite a thirsty latex so keep a bottle of water handy but otherwise very very good. Wet Grip – cant comment entirely, in the damp grip dropped slightly to 7/10 Durability – very good so far, 9/10 for abrasion. Grip has faded somewhat but abrasion resistance is still good. Overall 8.5/10 – Very good gloves. The price isn’t included within the ratings but I suspect that these will rate highly compared to gloves from the bigger brands available. A very solid glove. Conclusion Would happily recommend these to people as a very good match glove. Worn across many leagues and standards of football and they hold their own in a very competitive market. One of the most progressive brands out there at the moment. For Images of the gloves - https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcmDZ1kZDoWC61F79. - The gloves that have a more grey looking palm are the pair that have been worn numerous times. The other pair still have flecks of grass on them and have been worn 2-3 times
  3. Pope's Captor Pure

    Glad that someone has taken a punt on these. Very interested in getting a pair myself but may give them a little more time to release other gloves before I take a punt. Great review Bucks
  4. Strange Issue with kicking

    Sometimes I have a similar issue. This past weekend, my kicking out of my hands was awful compared to my usual standard, I lumped the ball straight down the middle for their centre halves to gobble up. This happened three times in the first half but didn't happen at all in the second. With age, I've been able to reflect and learn and minimise the amount of times that it happens as its pretty much a mental thing for me. When I think negatively or try to overthink any action then I tend to mess it up. Take two deep breaths before any kick, slow down your action and relax the whole process. with time and practice it will become second nature and you'll be able to perform the kick without thinking.
  5. - This is the amazing story of a goalkeeper who has overcome many obstacles in his short life already. His father posted a short video of him playing on Twitter and the response has been phenomenal and seen goalkeepers from professional to amateur all heaping praise on the young lad. Schoolboy goalkeeper lets in 11 goals...but wins backing of top footballers Top footballers have voiced their support for a schoolboy who conceded 11 goals in his first match as a goalkeeper. David Seaman, Neville Southall and Nick Pope were among those who sent praise and encouragement for nine-year-old Harrison Ogle after his father posted a video of him making multiple saves after his team lost 11-0. Allan Ogle, from Chesterfield, wrote on Twitter: "He's overcome premature birth, swine flu, pneumonia and has educational challenges."Emotional for me to see my boy Harrison's debut in goal on Sunday for his new team. "Lost 11-0 (Filmed) his saves to cheer him up." His tweet was shared thousands of times, and caught the attention of some famous football stars. Neville Southall tweeted: "Well done. Top Keeper. Love your goalkeeping." David Seaman pointed out that he let goals in while he was at school, tweeting: "Looking good!! I let 12 goals in one half of my first ever game for my school side!! #safehands." Fellow former England keeper Ray Clemence agreed, writing: "Well done great to see you enjoyed your first game for your new team. Keep making those saves #GKunion." He told the BBC: "I was telling him there were thousands of people talking about him on Twitter, including players, but there were only two players he was interested in, [Grimsby Town's] James McKeown, and Mo Salah. "I suppose I thought it would be nice to get a few message from people, but I've been overwhelmed with the response. "I just wanted to get the message over to him to enjoy playing no matter what the result." James McKeown retweeted the video, and the club also invited the family to meet the goalkeeper, tweeting: "Hi Allan. We would love to invite Harrison and your family to Blundell Park to meet @1Jamesmckeown and the squad. Please check your DM's #GTFC." https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/22/schoolboy-goalkeeper-misses-11-savesbut-wins-backing-top-footballers/
  6. Liverpool new goalkeeper search moves to Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha Liverpool have been told Thomas Strakosha will cost £35million, according to reports in Italy. The Reds have had to rethink their goalkeeping targets this summer after baulking at Roma’s asking price for Alisson. Liverpool had been hoping to seal a deal for Alisson, but the Brazil No.1 now seems set to join Real Madrid instead. Jurgen Klopp has now moved on to other targets and Lazio stopper Strakosha has shot to the top of the list. Sport Italia claim Liverpool have made contract with Lazio and their interest in the Albanian is serious. Lazio has responded to Liverpool enquiry, and are demanding £35m. The Italians hope such an asking price will scare Liverpool off as they do not want to sell Strakosha. However, if Liverpool were to return with an offer of £35m or higher, Lazio would be forced to accept. https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/media-watch/304878-liverpool-make-contact-with-new-goalkeeper-target
  7. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/real-madrid-transfer-de-gea-14777532.amp De Gea being linked to Madrid for €100 million 😳
  8. Salah swap deal? Liverpool star Mohamed Salah could be heading to Barcelona in a stunning swap deal involving Jasper Cillessen, it’s claimed in Spain. Salah, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga in recent months. And according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Barca are willing to offer a mammoth swap deal to land Salah this summer. They say Nou Camp transfer chiefs are willing to offer £88m (€100m) AND Barca goalkeeper Cillessen. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/sport/football/973492/Liverpool-transfer-news-LIVE-Salah-Real-Madrid-Fekir-Alisson-bid-rumours-gossip-news/amp
  9. That Team You Hate For No Apparent Reason

    Burnley and Wycombe Wanderers. Can't stand either people of them.
  10. Adidas Promo Glove question

    I have got the same fingertip ‘promo’ model in the blue colourway and was wondering the same thing. I suspect the latex isn’t the same as the other fingertip model, the description on pds was a bit ambiguous when I bought them so it was hard to tell if there was much difference. In the pictures they were slightly different shades/colours.
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  12. I like this one from Rogerio Ceni. Bloke scored about 130 career goals. There are strikers who haven’t even scored that many! 😄
  13. Sunday just gone I had my first ever eye test and it turns out I need glasses. Nothing major, just distance and artificial light but mainly this effects my games at night (I can not focus on the ball) and when playing under lights the glare effects my vision. I'm headed in for contacts next week so I can wear them for games. Do any of you wear/need glasses? Anything I should know with contacts? Literally have no idea if there is anything I should look out for.
  14. Bucks Returns

    Glad to see you're back. Always glad to see a regular poster start playing again 👍🏼
  15. What got you into goalkeeping?

    Two brothers who are 6 & 7 years older than me and told me that I had to go in goal. I had to either like it or lump it and I loved it. My old man used to play in goal as well. I can't remember watching him too often but that must have had an effect on me sub-consciously.
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