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  1. I didn't notice much difference to be honest, but then my kicking has been rubbish anyway lately. Also in my warm up I wore the Roll Finger ANNIHIL8AER gloves and I don't know what it is as I always used to wear RF gloves, but I just cannot get on with them these days, they are just far too bulky for my liking now.
  2. I've been back for a couple of seasons now so decided to break away from the Bucks Returns thread. Getting myself fit and in shape ready for pre season training to start in a few weeks. Got three kits for this coming season which I will post up later in the week, also got a good selection of gloves to try out this season including: • New Adidas Predator Hybrid's with the removable strap. • Two pairs of the new Kaliaaer gloves with the tipped fingers. • The One Glove Geo Auroras. I also have the matching Silver Adidas Predator 19.1 boots in a soft ground model (interchangeable studs), but I am deliberating whether to get these Mizuno boots as they are absolutely stunning, and if I do whether to get the pure firm ground model or the mixed sole ones? 🤔
  3. Another victory as we march on, a 2-3 win in an absolutely abysmal game. I knew it would be a damp squib after last week, I just had a feeling. We played poor throughout and found ourselves both 1-0 and 2-1 down before roughing it out for the win. Not really sure why, possibly the crap warm up today which went back to the ways of old of people smashing it top corner over and over, but I really struggled today, hesitant a few times whether to come or stay. To be honest I didn't really put a foot wrong, and made no mistakes that led to goals, but I just didn't feel as confident today as I have the last 3 months or so. I had a couple of simple stops but their first goal came from us failing to clear our lines from a FK, the ball fell to their CM about 12 yards out, he fired left foot to my left which I dived across for, but our CB played on their RM who from about 4 yards out toed it back to my right as I was already diving. Second half was crap, made a couple of saves, their second goal their RM kept it in play on the bi line and looped it up towards the back post, I shouted at Vaughan my CB to have it out, and for some reason he decided to control it virtually on the goal line, got himself in a muddle and smashed the ball into our own net. 🤦🏻‍♂️ They had a FK the evaded everyone and just went wide and I came for one high ball into the box, about it really, just glad to get the win. My kicking for some reason has been absolutely crap recently, not really sure why. Kit: All Purple Nike Goalkeeper Kit. Boots: Adidas Predator 20.1 SG's. Gloves: Kaliaaer ANNIHIL8AER Positives.
  4. I shall let him know when I get to use them. 👍🏻
  5. I don't know how kicking in them is going to be yet. When I tried them on I tried a few kick ups etc and the ball kept spinning backwards towards me without me even doing anything. 🤣
  6. When you can't decide... 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️ civic sport 0 60
  7. I actually changed my mind and got the new Adidas Predators in the end. I just couldn't resist the red. I ordered the pack of all four gloves on Black Friday and I sent them back for exchange, I found the Negs and the Roll Fingers in that particular model to be quite big, but then I got them all in size 8 and I find Size 7 in Kaliaaer fits me so much better. My purple model of these are still going strong, I might break out the Pink Negs this weekend though, it's been a while since I last wore them.
  8. Bloody ripped a tiny chunk out of one of the palms diving on the frozen pitch in my warm up. 😒 Was not impressed with that!!! I like them, but I find they perform better in drier conditions which is why I switched gloves at half time, plus I seem to perform better in the Flat (Positive) cut. 😜 I actually went with different boots to the Nike's for my new long term boots, which I am pairing up with a pair of Kaliaaer's when they both arrive.
  9. A fine 4-2 victory for us today in a game that was 50/50 whether it would go ahead due to rain through the week, and then a frozen pitch this morning, but an 11am kick off against Epsom & Ewell Old Boys the only team to have beaten us in the League season got off to the worst possible start, from kick off they played it back and launched the ball over which my RB completely misjudged and their left winger was through, I came out one on one but the frost and Sun really confused me and the player and ball all I could make out was silhouette's, and the guy slotted it between my legs and in, 7 seconds in and 0-1 down. In truth the first 10-15 minutes we were awful and we had to hold our nerve and keep tight defensively. We started to get back into the game when a sucker punch, the ball found it's way to their striker just left of my goal, he took a touch and drilled a shot which I stuck out a strong right hand to keep out, but their CM was quickest to react and stole in to tap in from 6 yards out, 0-2. As the half wore on we started to play it about and got a goal back to go in at half time 1-2. Given this lot had been giving it large on twitter before the weekend it gave us the motivation to go out second half and in the end a hat trick from Mike and a tap in from Marcel saw us romp home 4-2 winners, second half I only really had one save, against a drilled shot from my left which I stuck my right hand out to save. People from both our side and theirs said it was brilliant save, to be honest for me I actually thought I got massively lucky as I completely misjudged the shot, but I will take it. 😅 We kept strong and held out to see home the win, and that leaves us 4 points behind them now with 2 games in hand, and 5 points off top placed Ewell Corinthians with 3 games in hand, so really it is in our own hands. I thought I done ok today, I felt a bit nervous but maybe that was because there was a lot riding on the game, but I didn't really do anything wrong. Could have been a bit more decisive off my line, but just annoying when you only have 4 shots on your goal and concede from 2 of them. 🤔 Next week we face second bottom Thames Ditton, Away which will be a tough game. Kit: All Red Nike Goalkeeper Kit. Boots: Black / Energy Red Puma One 19.1 FG's. picture to url Gloves: First Half Kaliaaer XLR8AER PWRLITE Xtension's, Second Half Kaliaaer Annihl8aer Positive's.
  10. If they were all Red with the White tick I would be all over them as they would look better than the ones I just bought.
  11. One of the new colourways.
  12. I don't know if it is odd or not but I have always had a fascination with red football boots. Although I mean RED, not they silly ones like Solar Red and Energy Red etc which are basically fluorescent orange colours, I've always felt that Red looks hella cool, and pretty much goes with any colour kit, unlike say Blue or Green. Two of my all times favourites and boots that I owned were these two Adidas Predators, the 1998 Accelerators. And these from around what... 2006ish The Predator Absolute's.
  13. Nike February release boots.
  14. Difficult question to answer after this first wear. Mainly because the pitch was firmer than I was expecting and I only had two pairs of boots with studs, these being the shorter ones of the two so it was quite hard to get under the ball. But also the conditions were so varied in the two halves it was quite difficult to gauge. First half the wind was coming towards me, and we were slightly up hill and I really struggled from hands and the floor to clear 25 yards with the ball. Second half as I said I was almost clearing the length of the pitch from hands, and up to halfway from the floor. I think I'd like to give them more time, although I have been thinking about trying some Nike Mercurials or Phantom VNMs soon as their new colourway in February is Red!!! The boots are comfortable though, my only annoyance was I found the tongue kept coming unstuck from the velcro.
  15. I did try the One Glove Slyr Martin Dubravka gloves in my warm up. Quite nice, but seem a bit overly on the thing side for me. Latex feels better than I remember from previous The One Glove models I have used, and I quite like the little silicon bits in these as ones I had before just felt like they were there for the sake of it. Nice gloves, not too sure they will be displacing my Kaliaaer's anytime soon though, same can be said for the T1tan Red Beasts I also have.
  16. A win today in a tough scrappy League Charity Cup 2nd Round match Away to AFC Cannons, much like when we played them in the League last season. The pitch was bloody awful, and it is telling how differing the conditions were, first half we went into the wind and up Hill. My kicks were fucking awful, could barely clear 20-25 yards from the ground or hands, and my defenders struggled too. Second half I was clearing half way from the floor, and hitting the oppo penalty box from hands. Anyway scrappy first half, had a couple of saves of note, one their striker found some room in the box, tried to curl it top right, I dived and got fingertips to it, to tip it round for a corner. The irony is I worked with my keeper coach Andy on Wednesday at diving to my Right, my weaker side. From the resulting corner a bit of a scramble saw the ball drop to one of their players two yards out, knowing I had to get something in the way I dived full stretch and got both hands to the ball from point blank range to keep the ball out. Having gone one up we did concede an equaliser to a complete fluke, the pitch was quite narrow, a corner in from our left just as the wind picked up and the Sun came out saw the ball deceive Josh my CB at the far post and drop in over his head. Second half we came out the much better team, and took the game to them taking a 1-3 lead eventually. I only had a couple of simple gathers and claims to make, then with two minutes to go their striker got into the box, and Josh took him out, Penalty. I went the right way but the guy hit it high into the roof of the net, 2-3. We then went down their end from the kick off and scored again, 2-4 game over! Really big game next Sunday against Epsom & Ewell Old Boys in the League they are unbeaten and the only team to beat us in the league, 3-2 on the opening day. We are 7 points behind them at the moment with 2 games in hand. Win and it is 4 behind with 2 games in hand, and in our hands. Lose and we go 10 behind and will be relying upon other teams to do us favours, so it is important we get back to our best as we were still a little iffy today. Kit: All Black Puma Goalkeeper Kit. Boots: Red Nike Premier II SG's. Gloves: Kaliaaer XLR8AER PWRLITE Xtension's.
  17. I didn't look at this before yesterday's game just the fact Wandgas were unbeaten in their division and top. They beat Royal Admiral 8-0 who are second in the division, and the team Art Brut who they also beat 11-1 have conceded 28 goals in 7 games, so 17 in the other 6 they have played. 😅 I didn't feel too despondent anyway after the game as I felt I played well as I say, but I feel better seeing they are thumping teams at their own level, and we are 4 divisions lower than that. As for the gloves, I like them, they fit well, and I find the cut works better with the slimmer neoprene body than the bulkier mesh ones. I like the internal silicone in these too, it feels nice and not slippery like I have found before. The latex was decent but I think I need to wear it in a bit. It's apparently the same as what I have worn on the Annihil8aer gloves, but it didn't feel as tacky to me, and I didn't take a couple of crosses / shots as cleanly as I normally would. I've also got a pair of T1tan Red Beast 2.0's I am wearing in (the wallet they came in said you should wear them at least 2-3 times in training / practice before using in games which I found interesting), so I am going to wear them when I go do a training session with Andy my GK coach on Wednesday, having worn them in my warm up before yesterday's game, with a view to wearing those gloves in our League Charity Cup game this coming Sunday.
  18. I will quickly try and go through the goals: 1. Shot from LM, I dived full stretch to claw it out the top corner, RM gets there first, squares it to the striker who fires it in through my CB's legs. 2. Fail to clear properly, RM squares to Striker unmarked just inside the area who rolls it bottom left corner. 3. CB lost the ball, their player flicked it over the top of the defence, I came out to close but guy smashed it bottom corner from about 10 yards out unmarked. 4. Played through us, Striker cut in from our Left, I closed him blocked his shot but it looped up and two of my defenders didn't get back and stop it dropping in. 5. Failed to deal with a corner, ball looped up in the air, I came through a crowd and punched the ball away, as I got to my feet their player flicked it up edge of the area and volleyed it straight into the net. 6. Striker got in round the back again, I closed the angle, he squared, our RM didn't track back so their man had an open goal for a tap in. 7. Ball through, their CM beat the offside trap, I closed him down but he slotted past me as I rushed out. 8. Ball through, defence stopped, guy was through, had whole goal to aim at as I came out. 9. Cross bobbled around the 6 yard box I went to dive on the loose ball and my CB kicked the ball off their players shin and into the net. 10. Striker through again, again no defenders tracked back, took it around me as I went to ground. 11. Striker through similar to 8th goal, I make a block on it and it loops up. Both CBs decide they are going to come back, but neither attempts to clear the ball as it is dropping into the net. 😒😒😒
  19. Not going to go into too much detail as it will be effort to remember all of the goals, but a mix of being totally outclassed, with giving the ball away far too cheaply time and time again resulted in a 1-11 defeat in the Surrey Cup. Unfortunately sometimes you just come up against a team way above your level, and we didn't really help our cause much. On the plus side despite the score I actually played pretty well myself, with a few decent saves, kicking was a bit crap for 60% of the game mind you, but I didn't really make any errors, and certainly nothing that lead to any of the goals. About 5 of them I actually saved but then none of my team were following up the rebounds. Onwards and upwards now, we face AFC Cannons next week in the League Charity Cup, a team who were in our Division last season. I told the boys to keep their heads up after today, just use it to our advantage, plus the Surrey Cup is a load of effort anyway. 😉 Kit: Pink Puma Shirt and Shorts with White Puma Socks. Boots: Black Adidas X 18.1 SG's. Gloves: Kaliaaer XLR8AER PWRLITE Xtension Cut.
  20. Back in action this coming Sunday against Wandgas Sports Reserves in the Surrey Cup 3rd Round. Wandgas are 4 divisions above us and seem to think they have the game won already, really hoping we give them a really tough game now and maybe sneak a surprise victory. My only worry is come Sunday we won't have played in a month which is annoying as we were on a really good run before.
  21. Nike Phantom VNM boots

    Has anyone used these before? I'm contemplating getting a pair of Nike boots, possibly these or the Tiempo Legend 8s but heard mixed reviews on the Phantom's.
  22. Nike Phantom VNM boots

    I think the Gods must have been listening to you. These are the first Premier 2s in Red they have released in a SG model. 😁 Available from 8th January. upload image
  23. Nike Phantom VNM boots

    I've heard good thinks about the Nike Premier 2.0's. Ideally I want Red boots as they have always been my favourite, but can't find the red VNM's anywhere. New Adidas Copa 20.1's coming out in a month, but I have had trouble kicking when I have used my Copa 19.1's. Had the same issue with the Puma One's, both boots are Leather and both seem to be a bit more rounded on the foot, seem to find I kick better in synthetic boots as they seem to sit more flat on the foot and those create a bit more of a wedge. 🤔
  24. 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.
  25. Kaliaaer XLR8AER

    I think I might have a problem guys... 🤣🤣🤣 upload image