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Bucks13 last won the day on August 9

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About Bucks13

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  • Birthday 02/20/1984

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    The One Glove
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  1. I've missed playing. Even though we have been back training about 8 weeks, nothing quite beats a good match, and I'm really happy with how I played and felt yesterday even if I felt so could have done better with one of the goals, ai feel really positive and I felt like I was a lot more proactive than reactive in a lot of my play. Although part of that I reckon is down to the fact we didn't have one of our CBs from last season playing.
  2. Pope's Captor Pure

    From what I have noticed of both Trapp and Ter Stegen their gloves are a bit more bulkier like a Fingertip model than the Hybrids still. And De Gea wears Predator Pros but with a positive (flat) palm rather than the negatives. I have spoken to Adam several times as we share a mutual love of Crystal Palace and yup you are pretty much correct, Sells are a big brand now but even they will just get outbid by the big sportswear brands like Adidas and Nike. It's a shame for Pope's they have lost their biggest asset as they are good gloves but with Nübel going I do worry how they will get the brand "out there".
  3. Pope's Captor Pure

    I see Christoph Nowak has been out in the press criticising Nübel for the way he has left the brand for Adidas. What I also noticed was his gloves from Saturday's game which to me look like a cross of a Fingertip / VG3 glove rather than the regular Adidad Predator Hybrid.
  4. First pre season game today against Ironside FC who apparently my team played before in the Morden & District Leagues. We had good numbers and everyone turned up in good spirits despite the rain. A very good game, where the 2-2 final result totally flattered the opposition. If we had taken our chances they wouldn't have been able to argue if we had run out 6-1 winners. I had a decent game, collecting loose balls and a couple of smart early stops. Kicking was awful though. We went 1 up then 1-2 down. First goal coming from a FK (remember last seasons theme), a ball swung into our box from the left, our CB ducked out of it, both myself and our RM decided we had to act and Jess flicked the ball over my head off the top of his head as I came to claim the ball... O.G. Second goal was a long throw from the right and the same CB wasn't strong enough and their 6'4" big old unit of a CB outmuscled him and scored a deft flicked header into the far corner from about 8-9 yards out. Totally undeserved but that is football. We got back into it second half and scored from a nice FK goal of our own, I had a couple more smart stops to make second half including one with virtually the last kick of the game. 2-2 definitely flattered them but a good work out for us (they had already played 2 or 3 games so were ahead of us in their prep), and a lot of positives going towards. Not sure what is going on with friendlies after today, the manager is faffing about a bit. Kit: All Purple Nike kit. Boots: Black Adidas X 18.1 SG's. Gloves: Pope's Captor Pure.
  5. Wyatt's 2019-2020 Season

    Oh to be young again! 😆 As long as he is enjoying it, and good that he is getting on with team mates. I couldn't think of anything worse than going all that way then not feeling part of the group.
  6. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    I got the orange originally but having got both I prefer the Volt yellow in person.
  7. Pope's Captor Pure

    The gloves in the pictures below are the exact pair of gloves in this post, and that I wore for the first time on the 23rd September last year. Barely a mark on them. The gash in the left thumb is from last week when one of our cats got hold of the glove. 😒🐱 I have ordered 4 more pairs since these and still not had to use them because this pair still do the job.
  8. Pope's Captor Pure

    I would say the grip is a lot better on the Pope's personally. And they are just as durable.
  9. Pope's Captor Pure

    Well that didn't take long did it? Nübel pictured playing for Schalke yesterday against Drochtersen / Assel in the new Adidas Predator Hybrid's. Obviously now he is Schalke number one and captain Adidas see him as "valuable".
  10. It is definitely the team I think. Today I started well at training, then towards the end the team I was on gave up trying to defend and kept leaving me one on one or two on one, and then they wonder why I get pissed off when I start conceding goals. Meant to have a friendly next week, we shall see how that goes.
  11. To be honest I have always known I am a good goalkeeper, but way too often recently I was noticing I wasn't making saves that should be routine, and a lot of that is down to lack of proper training and bad habits I have picked up in the 2 years I didn't play 11 a side. I think if I can get at least one solid training session in a month it will really help me to stay focused during the season and iron out any mistakes and bad habits as I go along.
  12. Wyatt's 2019-2020 Season

    Bloody hell sounds like quite an adventure, I look forward to hearing how he is getting on out there.
  13. Went and had a training session with Andy Little, ex AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town and Woking goalkeeper yesterday evening. My form in training had become a worry, and the silly mistakes / soft goals I was letting in. It is remarkable how one session and I already feel much better about myself and my game. Andy did highlight a couple of silly little technical glitches which were basically things I had picked up on myself like I am diving back rather than towards the ball and often have my weight back rather than leaning forwards, and also that I tend to move around too much, so we worked on a couple of bits that I will try to implement over the next couple of weeks then see Andy again for another training session. One thing to come from it though is I cannot believe quite how unfit I am. I was absolutely blowing after ten minutes. 😆 Overall Andy said I am a really good solid keeper, and I just need to work on those couple of flaws, and perhaps not let mistakes get to me quite so much too. I think a lot of my bad habits to be honest have developed from the fact I played 5 a side exclusively for 2 years pretty much.
  14. Pope's Captor Pure

    I haven't. I did consider giving them a try a few years back as my local team is AFC Wimbledon and at the time all of their keepers were wearing them, but when I went to order some they didn't have my size so I never ended up bothering.
  15. Pope's Captor Pure

    And I am sure Adidas will throw millions at him more than Pope's could ever afford. I think the brand is decent, I guess they just need to get a bit more out there, but Germany is probably the worst place they could be from as effectively four of the goalkeeping powerhouses in Adidas, Reusch, Uhlsport and Puma are from there and have probably wrapped up all the top pros and up coming youth keepers. Add in to that I believe a lot of Nike gloves are made in Germany too, it's a very tough market to break. One of the brands other top flight keepers last season Bredlow of Nürnberg jumped ship to Uhlsport midseason and I tell you now having used both brands gloves last season that is almost certainly due to £££ than glove quality. The only one of the top brands I would say from personal experience is "better" is Reusch who make phenomenal gloves, just a shame they are so damn expensive. But then I do just seem to love flat palm gloves these days and Reusch are definitely the masters of FP (these are also excellent even if they are a sort of Flat / Neg hybrid).