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  1. Bucks Returns

    One week down since the season ended and already I am bored... HELP!!!
  2. Yes hello chaps. As you may remember I was quite a regular poster on here and then disappeared in January. Basically I had a few non football related issues to deal with and actually stopped playing completely, the 22nd January was my last game. Finally after 7 months out of the game and feeling very rusty I played my first game at Goals on Sunday and we lost 12-7. As the game progressed I felt myself getting more into it and getting loose but I won't lie the first half in particular was a real eye opener with me conceding a few goals I know usually I would be stopping. Unfortunately cannot play this Sunday due to work but will be back next week. Kit: All Black Sevilla 2017/18 Keeper kit. Gloves: Puma Evospeed 1.3 Black / Red Boots: Puma Evopower 4.3 Red / Black.
  3. Bucks Returns

    Already ordered new boots for 2019/20.
  4. Bucks Returns

    Final game of the season today and we put in a good display / performance, much better than last week anyway against a strong SCR Reserves side who have just won the League Charity Cup and look set to be promoted again this season. First half was mainly them bombarding us particularly with long throws but we kept them out and although I didn't have any saves to make really I swept up well and we knocked the ball about well at the back. Only real incident was a long punt into our box, my CB Jay and I crowded out their forward, I got the ball away from him and as I went to gather the loose second ball, their striker tried to kick my legs out from under me. The ref didn't see it, and I pulled the player up on it and he gave me some flannel about he was looking up at the ball. There is a massive difference between a tangle of legs and someone deliberately kicking you. Second half we kept them at bay well for about the first 15-20 minutes, then disaster struck. A simple ball to our CM Gabi, who just had to play a simple pass, but no went for a wonder through ball and passed it straight to one of their players who picked out a pass to their top scorer, who cut in from our right, embarrassed our RB, dummied Jay, then rolled it low to my right as I stepped left. 0-1. The second goal wasn't long coming, against crappy play from us saw possession given up easily, Kieron the RB again beaten softly to a 50/50 and their tubby old forward raced into the box and drilled it low into the bottom corner. 0-2. I think I could have done better with this one, think I made his mind up for him a bit. We huffed and puffed but with no recognised striker in the team we struggled to test their keeper. Dare I say it if we did have a forward this might have been a different game. Trying to get back into it I started taking Free Kicks further and further up the pitch, even venturing into their half at one point, but again the flick ons came to nothing. Did make one smart one on one stop late on, basically what I should have done with the second goal. Then disaster, virtually the last kick of the game, Jay had the ball top left of our 18 yard box, I called him to lay it back as he had no options, instead of playing the ball to me he laid it virtually square, about 10 yards in front of me to their top scorer who ran in and knocked it past me as I tried to narrow the angle and 0-3 game over. We definitely gave a better account of ourselves this week against a better opponent too. I see positives for next season, but reliability has been a huge issue this season and it would be nice to get a consistent team out most weeks which would probably make things easier and performances better. Now for 6 weeks of rest before we start pre season, to be honest I am already dreading it and don't know what to do with myself on Sunday mornings now. Kit: All Blue Bayer 04 Leverkusen Kit. Boots: Adidas Copa Mundial's with Black & Tropical Blue laces. Gloves: Pope's Captor Pure.
  5. Glove addiction

    Not too sure why they have a different design. The previous ones had the same design on both models.
  6. Glove addiction

    Not seen them on proper British sites yet, but Keepersport.co.uk are taking pre orders on the new Silver Adidas gloves with the Hybrid cut in both the URG 1.0 and 2.0 forms if you are interested.
  7. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    I know The Dazzler mentioned these in his HO thread but I wanted to start my own thread for these rather than talking about different gloves in the same thread. So I went with a Size 8 as that seems to be what I am mainly wearing, and the last Size 7s from Kaliaaer I got were a bit short for me. Here is the blurb from the Kaliaaer website. What is Xtension Cut? - Hours in the gym, weeks on the training pitch, game day, full stretch, fingertip on the ball..... it goes in off the post. - Small margins make a big difference in our sport. - This was the inspiration for developing the Xtension Cut, a glove that provides that extra reach, that extra margin, that massive Game Changing Save. - We then developed the fit and feel with our Pro Keepers. They put your hands in a catch ready position, with exceptional hand to ball latex coverage. - Add this all together. Great Grip, Great Fit and Feel, Extra Reach ............ Game Changers ....TrustInYourHands Tell me about the Backhand? - 3D Printed Polyanswer Impact Ink. This creates the perfect combination of a light weight gloves, with structure when catching or punching. - Polyanswer are market leaders in Impact Protection Technology, utilising this technology in Goalkeeper Products takes the game to the next Level PolyAnswer Website What is The Wrist Strap Like? - The one piece backhand extends all the way onto wrist. The palm side has an elasticated entry with Quick Access Strap. Comfort and Security, now the choice of many of our Pro Goalkeepers. Touch Feel Technology Inside? - The inside of the glove features the Touch Feel Grip System. This technology creates a grip bed for your hands inside the glove, keeping them stable and secure when catching. The Grip System moulds to your hands after a few uses creating the perfect comfort and stability for each hand shape. What's the Latex Like? - aerTEK Latex is sealed under a protective film, locking in adhesion until you need it. aerTek is a 4mm latex with 3mm shock absorbing buffer. It provides great grip, catching security and piece of mind for goalkeepers in even the worst weather conditions. So my initial thoughts out of the bag... Simple yet smart to look at. They looked huge in the bag but having tried them on the fingers fit superbly and you cannot really notice the Xtension cut despite there being a bit of latex beyond the tips of he fingers. The gloves are cut well so it feels like your fingers are at the ends of the gloves. They are a little wide on the palm, but not wide enough that it's really a distraction I wouldn't say. The only flaw for me personally is that the wrist entry/ bandage is quite wide and I think I will have to wear these with tubigrip on my wrists, but this seems to be quite common with gloves now, I noticed it on the HO's I just sent back, and also in videos with the One Glove Speedsleeve, that brands don't seem to think people will mind excess material on the wrists. It's not really my cup of tea so I will remedy it as best I can. I mean the wrist fits fine, it's not too loose, but for me it's looser than I like. Not taken the plastic film off yet but here are a couple of photos to get you guys by. Oh just quickly I really like the gel grip bits inside these gloves. A lot of the time on The One Glove, and the older Kaliaaer models I didn't think they did much, but these hold my fingers in place really well.
  8. Pope's Captor Pure

    I don't know the exact ins and outs as I haven't seen what happened etc but I was told there was a disagreement between a GT competition winner and Christoph the Company owner and he may have said something inappropriate (racist).
  9. Pope's Captor Pure

    Hello all, I'm very excited to get started with this product review today as I have been waiting bloody months (about 3 or 4 to be precise!) to get my hands on a pair of these since I first saw Ramazan Özcan of Bayer Leverkusen wearing an unusual pair of gloves against Borussia Dortmund. After asking about on the Goalkeeper Talk FB page (before my self exile!) the company founder and owner a very nice chap called Christoph Nowak replied and informed me they were his companies gloves, Pope's, named as such as he is considered the Pope when it comes to Goalkeeper gloves. Anyway I had seen a few different gloves and thought they looked smart especially the German flag Colourway Alex Nübel wore for the Germany U21s so I just had to try some of these. Anyway onto the gloves, here's a little description from the brand website: Hashtag of the campaign - this stands for the simple, functional competence of our products: #RationalDefense Our POPE's Goalkeeper Gloves have been created solely from the greatest passion for the product. This impresses us with an ingenious simplicity and offers each goalkeeper a fantastic grip and feel for his job, without any described in any great words, but in the end useless bells and whistles, which makes a goalkeeper glove unnecessarily expensive. Cut: Special, novel and exclusive POPE's cut that perfectly combines the comfort of a regular-cut goalie glove with the perfect fit of an inner-seam model. The thumb and the outer edges of the palm are stitched normal and thus provide a casual wearing. This prevents seams from bursting due to extremely high tension due to too tight a seat and the keeper has to deal with annoying and time-consuming complaints. The negative cut of middle and ring finger as well as the inner sides of the index finger and the little finger guarantee in combination with a basically more waisted cut the necessary fit with increased grip surface - a complete novelty at the glove market. Adhesive foam: "4mm Magic Grip Foam" - a truly outstanding top product, which guarantees a really outstanding grip on all types of balls in all weathers and on any surface. The experience reports of our professionals, who get exactly the same foam adhesive material as our customers, speak in this case of a surprisingly long service life of this rather soft premium adhesive foam. In addition, our covering does not require a sewn-in protective foil, which does not entail an advantage for the goalkeeper and only an annoying teasing off. The grip is improved a bit more before the first wear by washing with lukewarm water and subsequent air drying without UV radiation. Many supposed foamed foams are today chemically equipped and convey a superficial adhesive feeling when unpacking. After a few washes, however, these become dull and brittle. An honest natural latex foam like ours, however, gets better with prolonged use and proper care, rather than losing its functionality. The upper hand: The processed on the back of the hand, embossed and robust latex material impresses with its resistance, is very lightweight and guarantees the final man additional security for effective fist defense with an attractive print appearance. Top of the thumb: The most appropriate protection of the thumb, which is vulnerable to injury due to its exposed position on the hand, is a top made of sturdy latex due to our many years of experience and competence; it offers a certain hold without restricting the necessary flexibility. Glove body: Very comfortable, breathable mesh made from highly functional, state-of-the-art textile fibers "Simply-fixed entry": At the wrist, our bandage made of high-quality textile with all-round, continuously adjustable Velcro closure made of printed, flexible latex for protection and security on the wrist; It provides the best fit through its return system. A constant and annoying readjustment of the hook and loop fastener is not necessary anymore! So first impressions... The gloves come without a bag, which is fine for me as I don't tend to keep the bags anyway. You can tell they are a first attempt at a retail glove, some of the ways the materials are cut etc just seem a bit like they need a bit of work but that is something that will come over time. The left wrist strap is also a bit longer than the right weirdly, not sure why. I like the little system for tightening it though with the loop, something I have seen on Seismics before, handy to get that extra bit of leverage to tighten especially if you have small wrists. Size wise they are quite tight. The fit is like a flat / negative hybrid. It's actually quite nice as it fits well considering the two cuts don't necessarily cross over. I probably could have done with going half a size bigger but I will proceed with the size 7. Out of the packet the latex has a slight tackiness to it but not major, but it wasn't really dusty either. I have given them a quick rinse in lukewarm water as per the website and already they feel good to go so I am going to give them a first wear at training tomorrow and report back. Really excited about this brand and what Christoph and his team will produce in future, a decent first effort with a lot of potential. ammonium sulfate water treatment
  10. Pope's Captor Pure

    Well I've just bought 3 more pairs for next season and I still have one unused pair, the pair I have worn a few times and the first pair I got that are a bit on the Small side. So yes I'd definitely recommend the gloves. I know the company are frowned upon on GT but the product is very decent.
  11. Pope's Captor Pure

    I stopped using them as I was using them in a warm up and I literally dropped every shot and cross, this was just after the latex turned pink and I started using Adidas at the time. I then wore them in a Surrey Cup game and had a bit of a mare and never wore them after that until yesterday. Grip was fine so I must have just had an off day when I used them in that warm up. Not only is the grip solid but the durability is remarkable too.
  12. Glove addiction

    I thought they were as they made the Team Mode pack in the Hybrid and then the Initiator pack, but the last two they haven't made the hybrid in weirdly. Next time they release them I will give them another try. The pair I had fit nice but the latex on the 2018 Predators was absolutely dreadful, the URG is so much better.
  13. Glove addiction

    Not the best picture I admit, but Kevin Trapp today was wearing the next Adidas colourway to go with a bunch of Silver boots they are bringing out in June. August's release which I will also be keeping an eye out for sees the Predator Boots in a pale blue and black colourway so I imagine the Predator gloves will also see that colour too.
  14. Pope's Captor Pure

    Because you bumped this thread I used these again today. Still very decent gloves, first time I have worn them in almost 6 months too. 18th November to be precise.
  15. Bucks Returns

    Today went exactly as I expected, turned up with a bare 11 again, which included our 63 year old manager, a player who was injured but said he would come so we could field a team and our starting Left Back playing his first game back from injury after 3 months out, not to mention one of our players turned up 4 minutes before kick off. We lost 6-1 but there is no way over two games this team are 10-2 better than us. We started slow again and were punished again. First goal came from down our left, a low cross was met by their forward about 7 yards out who hit it first time, it must have literally just missed my left hand. Second goal the ball was played through, I came out and the guy scuffed a horrible bubbly shot, I got across to it as it kicked up, and my palm on it put it out to their forward who was the only player following in. Third goal was typical us, a corner from our left, and an unmarked header across goal into the far bottom corner, for some reason the man on the post had disappeared. Fourth goal was a shot from the right, I dived to my left as it took a massive deflection off my RB's stomach and in, to my right. Fifth goal we gave them all the time in the world and their striker curled it far top corner. It was one of those I got across the goal and thought I've got this and as I was diving through the air I could just see the ball moving further and further away from me. That was half time 5-0. Second half we conceded early again, same player again unmarked just inside the top right corner of our box, took a touch and curled it far top corner. We got a consolation and played a lot better second half but I think everyone is drained now and just wants the season to end so we can recharge our batteries, get a consistent team out next season and go again. Kit: All Green Puma Crystal Palace Goalkeeper kit. Boots: Black Adidas Predator 18.1 SG's. Gloves: First Half: Reusch Prisma Pro G3 Duo's, Second Half: Pope's Captor Pure.
  16. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    I will give them a run out in warm ups and training. Not sure I feel confident enough to use them in a game at the moment.
  17. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    The wrist can work, it does on the Adidas Predator gloves, the Reusch Pure Contact II's and the Nike gloves. This was just too big from the start unfortunately, not totally sure what KA / Kaliaaer had in mind making the wrist entry so big. Ease of getting the gloves on and off?
  18. Reusch

    Apparently not... https://www.prodirectsoccer.com/products/Reusch-Fit-Control-Pro-G3-SpeedBump-Evolution-Black-Lime-Green-Mens-Goalkeeping-Gloves-Negative-Cut-Black-Lime-Green-195542.aspx
  19. Reusch

    Has anyone used Reusch lately? How are they? Decided to pick a pair up as they were £35 off for the Duo G3s. Worth a go at that price. Last pair of Reusch I had was 2007!!! Black, Silver and Lime Green Goaliator Pro G1s. Awesome grip, tore up like a bitch though.
  20. Reusch

    What is this Reusch Speedbump I saw this morning? Couldn't tell if it was real or a piss take?!
  21. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    I tried mine on again yesterday having had them hanging after a pre wash and they felt a bit looser than before which is a worry. Definitely will need to use tubigrip when wearing them, and I sense the wrist is going to be annoying as f***. I think Kaliaaer need to go back to the drawing board with these a bit. They can say well use them, the latex is fantastic etc, which I am sure it is, but the fit especially on the wrist and the fastening system is just all wrong right now. At the moment after initial impressions I am going to give these a starter rating of 4/10. Great idea, the glove looks great but definitely needs work / improvements.
  22. Glove addiction

    It really does depend on the brand I think. There's a reason I am so into Reusch these days, struggle for sizing in flats from One Glove, Nike, Puma and Uhlsport.
  23. Glove addiction

    Nothing for now. Although having seen some of the Adidas boots colourways coming out later this year, I am intrigued to see how they translate into gloves. Although I am only really interested if they make the Hybrid models and so far of the three 2019 colourways only the first have made it to a Hybrid so we shall see. I tend to sway towards Flat palms these days and most small brands seem to be more interested in Neg, Roll or Hybrids. Can't beat a trusty flat.
  24. Glove addiction

    I just cannot help buying gloves. I don't even need gloves, yet I see new ones and I am like, must buy! 🤤🤤🤤
  25. Reusch

    I cannot say I noticed a huge difference in the wet to be honest. 🤣