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HELMET/FACEMASK: BAUER–I use an NME5, and I got a great deal on it. It is comfortable, the vision is solid, and I enjoy the protection, for the value. I have a very large head, and it fits me nicely.
CASCADES–I’ve used a Pro7 and an R model in net before, and while the vision is great, and they are lightweight and comfortable, these helmets are not made/manufactured for the rigors of facing Box Lacrosse shots, and the warranty is void for Box Lacrosse use.
OTNY — not what I currently use, but great design & construction.
OTHER FIELD LACROSSE HELMETS–
DANGLER/THROAT/NECK PROTECTION: Nash Sports Extra thick Lexan V-style “dangler” throat guard
A “dangler” is too annoying for me, so I use a Bauer hockey bib, for the shots that are around the neck and throat area. I’ve had a couple tough ones to the neck, but it protected me from problems.
UPPERS: BODDAM– What I wear, but haven’t tried others recently. Very happy with them.
I use an older, used 9500 model, size XL. At 6’3’’, it covers my arms, all the way to the wrists. I got an excellent value, here at BLGU, for it. The protection is very good, and it’s maneuverable enough for good outlet passes. A good upper at a great (used) price.
GLOVES: UNDER ARMOUR — latest “long cuff” gloves seem good for protection, but concerned about durability
WARRIOR FATBOY– what I wear, but poor protection (very thin) on wrists.
I also use FatBoys. A good value at under 150 USD in many places, but the backhand protection could use more. So, I cut a yoga mat, and inserted the added protection inside the gloves, for more protection on the backhand/wrist areas.
GAIT--The "newest" glove to be worn in the NLL (2018-19). Extremely similar to the UA gloves in design/construction, but the thumb has better protection/more poron. Gait/UA are partnerships, so these are desined to be a newer "step up" from the UA gloves.
MAXLAX–Adjustable for a good fit, regardless of hand size, very good protection to the back of the hand and the thumb areas. New and improved for 2018. As always the case with Maximum Lacrosse, a very good value, and excellent protection.
EAGLE SENTRY– newer models (by STX) seem to have much better protection in thumb area. Still concerned about wrist protection. Wrists too short.
REEBOK–NLL once used to use these gloves. Bulky and heavy, protection was good, but not as spectacular as the recent gloves (Maximum Lacrosse, Gait)
PANTS: BODDAM– what I wear; very happy with them.
I wear a 3xl Boddam pant. I love the protection and mobility. Got a great deal, here at BLGU, for a used pair. When the buttons break/come off, you can just go to a hockey pro shop, for repairs/replacements.
CUP: Bauer goalie cup. Excellent.
I use a “Nutty Buddy” for my cup. Instead of internalizing the impact, it actually disperses the impact to the pubic bone, and more outside “the jewels”. I’ve taken a TON of shots down in that region, and the Nutty Buddy protects well, and helps me become as fearless of a goalie as I can be.
LEG PADS: BODDAM–The most popular choice, and also the most expensive. Protection is very good, however, the pads are heavier and bulkier than some other competitors.
MAXLAX– old, Reebok style used by a friend, and repaired by me. Great design, well made.
I got an outstanding deal on a pair of MaxLax/UA leg pads. They protect very well, and are considerably lighter and more mobile than the Boddam leg pads. I’m a very athletic goalie, and the MaxLax leg pads really work well with my style of play. A very good leg pad, at an outstanding value.
MCKENNEY–A very good value. Not quite as large/wide as the Boddams, but a good option if price/value is a consideration.
GAIT–Smaller in size and width, I see most of the Gait legs on a youth (Cat 1 or 2) goalie. Price is lower than brands like Boddam, Maximum Lacrosse, and even McKenney, but the size/profile is not as large/wide.
STX Gladiator — what I wear; VERY happy with them. Absolute best foot protection.
STICK: WARRIOR WALL– what I use; moderately happy with it.
My gamer is a Warrior Wall. Large stopping area, to cover the 5-hole. I am very happy with it, although I’ve seen many break. It strings up nicely, especially with 20D XL mesh, Moose mesh, and others. It passes well, especially when strung nicely. Only downside is the flimsiness, and that I’ve seen many break, although mine is still in one piece. I’d recommend hard mesh, or Moose Mesh on it. Soft mesh will likely rip too easily, and not last long.
UNDER ARMOUR HEADLINE–One of the most-used “Spoon” Box Lacrosse Goalie Heads, popular in NLL. Strong and stiff, outlet passes well. Strings up nicley, regardless of how deep/how much channel you prefer.
GAIT WEB–I used to use one, a few years ago. A very good value, and you can find them at good prices these days. If your league does NOT allow Woodies or Walls, the Gait Web is a solid option. It outlets very well, and strings up nicely, with many sidewall holes, for a string job that fits your style. Most NLL goalies used this head, during the Reebok era, before the league went to Under Armour. One of the better options for a “Spoon” Box Lacrosse Goalie Head, along with the UA Headline.
WOODIE (brands/makers vary)–I’m a lefty, and I use a “Traditional Lacrosse” Woodie, as my backup, in case my Wall breaks, or the pocket fails. I have Moose Mesh in it, and it outlets very well. It is wider, in stopping size, than my Wall, but it is also much heavier, and tougher to maneuver. It’s nice to know that I have a durable, trusted option to go to, if and/or when my Wall were to break. I love my Woodie, and I’d recommend one for a serious goalie, to go along with a Wall.
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Hockey Helmet Safety and Certification
DO HOCKEY HELMETS EXPIRE?
Yes, certified-safe hockey helmets have an expiration date, as do hockey visors and cages. This equipment is certified by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC, pronounced “heck”), based on performance standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The HECC certification is good for 6 ½ years—that’s how long accredited testing has shown hockey helmets provide the expected protection for players.
WHY IS HOCKEY HELMET CERTIFICATION NECESSARY?
Tests have shown that over time and through regular use and repeated impacts, helmets lose protective qualities. That’s why when the HECC certification expires, it’s time to consider a new hockey helmet. Also consider replacing the helmet and face and eye protector if you see any visible cracks in the plastic outer shell (that means the shell won’t dissipate the force of an impact the way it’s designed to), or if the gear no longer fits the player properly, meaning it cannot protect properly.
WHO THE HECC?
HECC describes itself as “an independent volunteer organization for the purpose of selecting standards including test methods and other requirements for certifying playing equipment used in the sport of ice hockey.” The HECC certification sticker is usually found on the back of the helmet or other protective equipment, and the product literature will tell you more about the HECC certification.
Rest assured, the HECC label shows that the helmet and eye and face protectors you purchase are certified for use—for 6 ½ years.
WHEN IS HOCKEY HELMET CERTIFICATION REQUIRED?
According to information from HECC, certified protective equipment is required in any USA Hockey sanctioned league or event for players up to age 21 and for any player in high school playing under the Federation of High School rules.
Players in the NCAA must have a HECC-certified facemask with a hockey helmet or HECC-certified goalie helmet and facemask. A full-face shield or cage is required for high school, college, and all players under 18. Always check hockey league rules for safety equipment requirements.
SIZING AND FITTING HOCKEY HELMETS
When you buy a new hockey helmet, you want to ensure the helmet and the eye and face protectors fit properly. The helmet shouldn’t be loose and tip back and forth or side to side on the head; instead, it should fit securely, particularly when the chin strap is fastened. It should be snug at the brow line, crown, and temples. If the helmet feels too tight and pinches or squeezes, adjust it according to product instructions. Or maybe it’s time for a new one—growing players outgrow helmets, of course.
Also, make sure the eye or face protector stays securely in place on the helmet. Follow the product instructions when mounting the eye or face protector and adjust the helmet fit as needed.
Important note: Purchasing used helmets and eye and face protectors is NOT recommended, even if the expiration date hasn’t passed, as you won’t know how many impacts the gear sustained or how severe they were. Also, certifications are void on any resale.
WHAT ARE HOCKEY HELMETS MADE OF?
Helmets are made of high-impact resistant plastic called vinyl nitrate (VN) that disperses force from the point of contact. The liner is made of padding that’s usually adjustable for the best fit; this is either vinyl nitrile foam or expanded polypropylene (EPP) foam, which further dampens or dissipates the force of impacts. Hockey helmets often have removable liners of soft foam or gel pads for a comfortable yet secure fit.
PLAY SAFE, BE PROTECTED
Today, a hockey helmet is standard and accepted equipment to guard against flying sticks and hockey pucks, falls on the ice, or impacts with other players or the boards. No helmet can prevent all concussions, but a properly fitted helmet will protect the wearer and help mitigate the outcome of an impact.
Manufacturers are continually improving helmet and eye and face protectors, so stay tuned to this site for gear updates. Pure Hockey always offers the most current HECC-certified hockey safety equipment, and we want to see you and your loved ones on skates for many years to come.
SOME HOCKEY HELMET HISTORY
Hockey as a professional sport dates back to around the early 1900s, but—believe it or not— helmets weren’t required equipment until almost 1980. The first hockey helmet is credited to Barney Stanley in 1927, whose prototype was rejected by the NHL. Serious injuries among players prompted some league players to start wearing helmets in 1933, though intermittently.
That intermittent use continued until 1979, when the NHL created a rule requiring helmets for players joining the league. “The introduction of the helmet rule will be an additional safety factor,” said then-NHL President John Ziegler. Players already under contract with an NHL team who preferred not to wear a helmet at that time could sign a liability waiver. Nowadays, all NHL players wear helmets and eye and face protection, and well-known players such as Mark Messier and others have helped design modern helmets.
Kings observations: Davion Mitchell, Neemias Queta come up clutch
It’s pretty simple. Play defense, win games.
Kings Summer League head coach Bobby Jackson has found the secret to success in Las Vegas. He has his band of NBA hopefuls playing a gritty, hard-nosed style and the opposing teams have very few answers.
On Friday evening at Cox Pavilion, the backcourt of Davion Mitchell and Jahmi’us Ramsey provided the scoring punch and big man Neemias Queta played goalie in the lane to help Sacramento come away with the 90-75 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Sean McDermott and Ben Moore put up solid performances for the Grizzlies, but the Kings registered 14 steals and forced Memphis to just 42.1 percent shooting from the field.
Here are three takeaways as the Kings make it three straight wins in Las Vegas.
Mitchell is developing that trait that special players have. He can sense what his team needs and then fill the void.
His bread and butter is wreaking havoc on the defensive end, but there is a lot more to his game. With the Grizzlies gumming up the lane, the rookie guard started bombing away from the perimeter.
Mitchell scored 19 points on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range. He added four assists and three steals as the Kings continued their strong play in Vegas.
Second-rounder Queta posted solid outings in each of his first two Las Vegas Summer League games, but he had yet to show off the one attribute that made him a prospect at Utah State.
In Game 3, Queta finally looked relaxed and settled into his role of goalie. The 22-year-old big man blocked three shots in the opening quarter to put the Grizzlies on notice.
Queta finished the night with a modest eight points, three rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes, but he ran a team-high +19 in the plus/minus category. He set huge screens and was impactful on both ends of the court.
In the coming months, Queta needs to work on his fitness level and hit the weight room hard, but there is a nice outline of an NBA player.
From lost to found
Ramsey looked completely lost during his short stint at the California Classic. There had to at least be some concern about the second-year guard and his potential to make the 2021-22 roster.
The 20-year-old has quietly found his game and he’s putting some of those concerns to rest. After posting 22 points in the opener and another 13 on Tuesday, Ramsey came out firing against the Grizzlies.
In 26 minutes of action, Ramsey scored 19 points. He shot 5-for-9 from the field, including three makes from long range. He even showed some defensive skills, blanketing his man and coming away with three steals.
Like Queta, Ramsey will spend plenty of time with coach Jackson with the Stockton Kings, but he’s some nice potential.
NHL concerned by rise in goalie concussions
Corey Crawford is scheduled to return to the Chicago Blackhawks’ net on Thursday night for the first time since Dec. 23, 2017 – a span of exactly 300 days.
The 53 games Crawford missed, including the first six this season, is believed to be one of the longest concussion-related absences by a goaltender in the history of the NHL.
His injury is part of an alarming trend affecting NHL netminders.
Last season, 13 goaltenders sustained 15 diagnosed concussions – as confirmed by their NHL teams and reported by local media sources. That’s the exact same number as the previous three seasons combined.
“I think when you hear numbers like that, it is concerning and it definitely makes you give some thought as to why,” said Kay Whitmore, the NHL’s vice-president of hockey operations and goaltender equipment. “We are taking steps to look into the causes and effects of these [concussions], but a lot is still unanswered. Is this a one-year anomaly? More than that? We have to look into the why.”
Two goalies have already been diagnosed with concussions this season. Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray suffered his second in as many seasons Oct. 8 and Vancouver Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko was injured during the preseason. Murray is expected to return Thursday night when the Penguins visit the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The big change seems to be an increase in the number of concussions resulting from shots off the mask. Of the 15 concussions last season, 10 were as a result of shots off the helmet, while two came from collisions. One came from a stick to the mask, one was a result of a backup being hit on the bench without a helmet, and one was unknown (Crawford).
Carey Price sustained the most high-profile concussion as a result of a shot off his mask when he was staggered by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere’s blast on Feb. 20. He was shaken up on the play but not removed from the game for examination by a concussion spotter. Price finished the contest, and then sat out the next 31 days after the Habs revealed he suffered a concussion.
Perhaps most surprising is that at least four of the 10 concussions caused by shots were from “friendly fire” in practice. That is what sidelined Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson in Winnipeg last season, as well Murray and Ottawa’s Mike Condon.
“Guys are just shooting faster and harder than they ever have before,” said Andrew Hammond who missed 11 games in 2015-16 after taking a shot off the mask. “Everyone is a butterfly goalie now, unlike before. They’re so good down low. You have to get the puck up to score, and unfortunately a goalie’s head is right in the way.”
There were a combined 189 man-games lost due to goaltender concussions last season. The most missed in any of the previous five seasons was 53.
In response to the increase in concussions, the NHL has expedited expanded testing on goalie masks.
Currently, the masks NHL goalies wear must only pass a safety standard test, which was established in 2014-15. But that test only measures how a mask physically holds up to pucks shot at 75 mph or collisions, not the impact of shots on the head.
That is the next step in the evolution of testing.
Energy transfer testing will examine how each manufacturer’s mask holds up to pucks shot at high speeds from all directions, measuring the impact on the head from each manufacturer using a sensor-equipped dummy inside the helmets.
Whitmore hopes to commence testing in the next four to six weeks, with the objective to discuss preliminary results with league officials in San Jose at the NHL’s All-Star meetings.
In the NFL, there is information clearly posted in locker rooms to inform players which helmet brands test best, giving players the opportunity to make informed decisions about which one to wear. The NHL intends to deliver the same information to goaltenders.
“We are committed to doing whatever it takes to improve the safety [of goaltenders],” Whitmore said. “We want to make sure that mask technology keeps up with players’ stick technology. At the end of the day, the eye test [appearance] and the feel test [comfort] may win, but we want to give players more info to make a more educated choice.”
By and large, mask technology hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years. Denser foam has been added by some mask manufacturers and others have increased Kevlar or resin reinforcement in the outer shell. That has led some goaltenders, like Hammond, to switch brands to feel more comfortable.
Hammond, who is currently playing for the AHL Iowa Wild, says it’s not unusual to see two or three shots ring off a mask in a practice. Pittsburgh defenceman Olli Maatta downed Murray last season with the Pens; coach Mike Sullivan would not say who or what felled Murray in practice earlier this month. Demko was drilled in the mask in Canucks training camp and hasn’t felt right since.
Hammond believes that the increase in “friendly fire” headshots comes not from a lack of respect, but as a byproduct of an uber-competitive environment.
“Some guys just don’t know how to let their foot off the gas. They are fighting every day to try and make it and stay in the NHL,” Hammond said.
There is no question the Blackhawks have been extra mindful of their shot placement since Crawford rejoined the team in late September.
“I think that goes without saying,” Jonathan Toews told reporters. “As long as you know it’s him in the net, you’re [shooting] down there.”
The origin of Crawford’s concussion remains unclear, though Crawford has said it didn’t occur in the final game he played on Dec. 23, when he exited after he allowed three goals on seven shots in fewer than 14 minutes of work.
Minimizing goalie concussions is a difficult task. Goalies are always in the line of fire.
The cause of concussions last year ranged from the fluky, such as Hutchinson catching a redirection on the chin in a routine morning skate shooting drill, to the hazards of the position, like Marc-Andre Fleury getting blindsided by Detroit’s Anthony Mantha last October in a legal collision that cost him 25 games.
That was Fleury’s third concussion in three seasons, totaling 38 games out of the lineup.
“The thing is, we don’t protect ourselves [from collisions], because you’re watching the puck all the time,” Fleury said in September. “You see where it’s at, then you don’t see guys coming from the side. I think the blindside is the worst. You can’t protect or see them.”
All of this has Fleury concerned about his long-term health, a hazard of the position just coming into better focus.
“I do think about it,” Fleury said. “This last one lasted a little longer than the previous ones, so I’m still thinking about it. Every day you wake up, you don’t feel great, you’re dizzy. It’s disturbing.”
|Jonathan Bernier, COL||13 games||Shot in game|
|Mike Condon, OTT||3 games||Shot in practice|
|Corey Crawford, CHI||47 games||Unknown|
|Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK||25 games||Collision in game|
|John Gibson, ANA||1 game||High-stick in game|
|Andrew Hammond, COL||12 games||Errant stick on bench|
|Michael Hutchinson, WPG||6 games||Shot in practice|
|Michael Hutchinson, WPG||5 games||Shot in game|
|Chad Johnson, BUF||2 games||Shot in game|
|Steve Mason, WPG||7 games||Shot in game|
|Steve Mason, WPG||20 games||Shot in practice|
|Al Montoya, MTL||24 games||Shot in game|
|Matt Murray, PIT||9 games||Shot in practice|
|Carey Price, MTL||13 games||Shot in game|
|Tuukka Rask, BOS||2 games||Collision in practice|
Contact Frank Seravalli on Twitter: @frank_seravalli
Jill Batcheller, Kayla Treanor Headline Big Women’s Lacrosse Hires
Two major hires in women’s college lacrosse happened last week, with Villanova naming Jill Batcheller as its next women’s lax head coach and Syracuse appointing Kayla Treanor to take over its program.
Jill Batcheller spent the last three seasons as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Drexel, leading the Dragons to a 24-15 record, including a 13-3 mark and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021. Prior to her stint at Drexel, she was the head coach for Bryant from 2013 to 2018, transforming the Bulldogs into a power in the NEC, with three conference crowns and a 77-33 overall record.
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“I am beyond excited to be named the head women’s lacrosse coach at Villanova University,” JILL BATCHELLER SAID IN A STATEMENT. “Growing up two miles from campus, Villanova has always felt like home. I am so proud to have the opportunity to represent a university not only known for its competitive greatness, but also for its faith. I am looking forward to building off the program’s foundation to create an amazing student-athlete experience with a passion for championship success.”
The hire ends the search for Villanova, which has been looking for its eighth head coach in program history since Julie Young resigned from the position earlier this month after 10 years in charge.
NovaNation let’s give Jill Batcheller a warm welcome ! We are thrilled to have you joining the Villanova family and we wish you all the best leading @NovaWLax !!
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) June 27, 2021
Syracuse has been on the hunt for a women’s lacrosse head coach ever since its coaching musical chairs began in early June. After John Desko retired from his role as the men’s lacrosse head coach, the school moved Gary Gait over from the women’s side to the men’s, creating a new opening at the school. Kayla Treanor has filled that void.
Treanor is one of the most accomplished players in Syracuse lacrosse history: a four-year starter from 2013 to 2016, four-time First Team All-American, three-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, and ended her college career as Syracuse women’s lacrosse’s all-time leading scorer.
After wrapping up her college playing career, Treanor hopped right into coaching, first finding a spot on the staff at Harvard. After one season there, she moved to Boston College, eventually elevating to associate head coach. She was part of the coaching staff that led the Eagles to the program’s first national championship in May.
The Jill Batcheller and Kayla Treanor hires were some of the biggest news in lacrosse this week, but now for some other lacrosse news for the week of June 22-28, 2021:
Last Week in Lacrosse
The Supreme Court unanimously sided against the NCAA and supported an increase in how college athletes can be compensated, a massive step in completely changing the college sports system in the United States.
As part of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it made note of the “important traditions that have become part of the fabric of America” and included the women’s and men’s lacrosse championships on Memorial Day Weekend in the list.
Breaking: As part of a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court has ruled that “the women’s and men’s lacrosse championships on Memorial Day weekend” are “important traditions that have become part of the fabric of America” https://t. co/bJWz0WwPet pic.twitter.com/j1p1jJwC3x
— Patrick McEwen (@LaxFilmRoom) June 21, 2021
The PLL terminated the contracts of Chaos attackman Austin Staats and Chrome attackman Matt Gaudet after an investigation into the off-the-field altercation between the two players earlier this month.
Jeff Teat, the No. 1 pick in the 2021 PLL College Draft, put up nine point on seven goals and two assists in his second game as a professional, helping lead the Atlas over Cannons, 18-17.
The Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) announced its rebrand, introducing a new logo, colors, and more.
The OJLL also held its 2021 draft, with the Whitby Warriors selecting Jack Oldman with the No. 1 overall pick.
The IBLA began its season, with teams across the many regions facing off to celebrate the start of the 2021 campaign.
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90,000 Scandalous, sexy, touching. Seven main words about the last FIFA World Cup
Well, that’s all. The month of football came to an end, and the feeling of longing and emptiness haunted us for another week. We can only rejoice at the victory of the German national team and once again make sure of the correctness of the phrase of the former English player, and now the football expert Gary Lineker, that 22 people play football, and the Germans always win.
Well that’s all. The month of football came to an end, and the feeling of longing and emptiness haunted us for another week.We can only rejoice at the victory of the German national team and once again make sure of the correctness of the phrase of the former English player, and now the football expert Gary Lineker, that 22 people play football, and the Germans always win. These were magical evenings watching TV, when every day you could watch two matches of the highest level. And if there was enough strength and coffee, then also the third. Bolshoi journalist Anton Pugovkin waved goodbye to the former World Cup in Brazil and picked up 7 words that most accurately reflect the past championship.
We saw on TV a beautiful picture of football, beautiful Brazilian women and beaches. But everything was not so simple and not everyone was happy with the World Cup. The day before, Western television channels broadcast videos of the protests of the poor, who believed that hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the tournament could be spent on more useful things. The protests were accompanied by clashes with the police and dozens of victims, including foreign journalists.
On the other hand, a grandiose football festival took place in Brazil, and your humble servant managed to talk to one of the Russian commentators who worked at the championship. Football TVs were more common there than potato pancakes in the hospitality zone during the hockey championship in Minsk: in every cafe and on every street pole.
The championship was rich in scandals. Moreover, the first of them occurred after the opening match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia.The game was not for the Brazilians, but they won 3: 1. An important role in their victory, in the opinion of many, was played by the main referee of the match, the Japanese Nishimura, who put an undeserved penalty kick against the Croats. It all ended with a scandal in the media, and Nishimura himself no longer worked as the chief judge at the championship.
It is impossible not to mention the act of Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan forward, who is about to be called “Kusares”, bit one of the opponent’s players in the match against the Italians. The victim did without rabies vaccinations, and the “attacker” by the decision of the heads of world football was excommunicated from the game for 4 months.It’s funny that after this episode there were many souvenirs in the form of “biting Suarez” – from bottle openers to pliers.
The national teams of Ghana and Cameroon gave out miracles of unprofessionalism at the World Cup. Cameroonians refused to fly to Brazil until the issue of bonuses was resolved. Football players at a special ceremony did not take the country’s flag from the hands of the Prime Minister. In the end, everything was resolved, but, according to some reports, the “lions” went to South America with ladies of easy virtue.
Officials from Ghana had to carry $ 3 million in bonus cash on a special plane to their players to start training for the last match against the Portuguese.In Africa, of course, people are poor, but football players in clubs receive a lot of money. Honor and dignity, apparently, before leaving for the national team, they left in their clubs.
There were plenty of sensations at this championship. It’s hard to even imagine whether bookmakers got rich or went bankrupt because of those who accurately guessed the results with the highest odds.
The main sensation was the defeat of the Spanish national team, which over the past 6 years became world champion and twice the best club in Europe.This time, luck turned away from the hot Spaniards. The first match, in which the national team lost to Holland (1: 5), was like beating the “king”, and the second defeat to Chile (0: 2), which, in fact, put an end to further performance, was the last nail in the coffin …
This beating of ex-champions can only be compared with the play of the Costa Rica national team. The modest team got into the group with Uruguay, England and Italy, they predicted the last place, but they just took and won the group, sending the favorites of the Italians and the British home with savory Costa Rican slaps in the face.
I need to say a few words about the players. The vaunted Cristiano Ronaldo followed the Italians and the British and went home, unable to push the team even to the 1/8 finals. A good example of the fact that one in the field is not a warrior.
But along with the disappointments, the World Cup also opened up new names. Take Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican goalkeeper led the team to the quarterfinals with his confident play.
23-year-old James Rodriguez from Colombia scored 6 goals in the World Cup and became the top scorer.Now the best clubs in Europe are bargaining for him, offering Rodriguez’s current home team, Monaco, more than 100 million euros! It looks like the best business for teams soon will be sending their player to the World Cup.
2.7 – On average, goals scored per game. The World Cup in Brazil has become one of the most productive. 90,047 396 – Passes made per game on average. Football becomes more and more combinational every year. 90,047 18 – Germany scored goals.This is the best result in the tournament.
111 – Brazilian national team created chances at foreign gates. They managed to realize only 11.
4,157 – passes were made by the players of the German national team. Command!
67 – Dangerous moments were not allowed to turn into a goal by the players of the US national team. The Americans defended themselves better than the rest.
6 – goals scored by the top scorer of the tournament – Colombian James Rodriguez.
83 957 – meters ran by Thomas Müller. The German striker was the most agile in the World Cup.
25 – Manuel Neuer saved his gates.The German goalkeeper conceded only 4 goals. 90,047 8 – goals were scored in the match Brazil – Germany, which ended in a 7: 1 defeat of the home team. This is the largest score in the world championship.
7 – cards were shown to the players in the toughest championship match between Costa Rica and Greece (1: 1). The referee took out 6 yellow cards and 1 red card from his pocket. 90,047 16 – Goals scored in his World Cup career by Miroslav Klose, Germany forward. This result is a record at the world championships.It is symbolic that the German broke the record in Brazil. After all, the last highest achievement belonged to the Brazilian Ronaldo.
The first minutes of the opening match made me tremble. Why? Fans! How Brazilian stadiums sing their country’s national anthem! This is a song that caresses the ears, and a spectacle with which “We are Belarusians!” under the chimes on New Year’s Eve, there is no comparison. Players, coaches and vip lodges sing with the stadium in a single rhythm, and this cannot but be mesmerizing.
It is a pity that such patriotism did not help at the World Cup in Brazil. In the semifinals, the Germans went through the Brazilians – 1: 7, and many local footballers left the field in tears. This, too, cannot fail to impress. The players were ashamed in front of the whole country – it was important for them to please the fans, but this did not work out. The next day, the Brazilian media spread the news that one of the main players of the national team, David Luis, a little cheerleader sent a letter with words of support. As they say on the Internet in such cases – “mimimi”.
Clint Dempsey, a player of the USA national team, distinguished himself with dedication. Having scored a goal in the first minute in a match against greedy Ghanaians, he received a strong blow in the nose. Despite a broken nose, Dempsey refused to leave the field and continued to play.
A similar feat was noted by the Uruguay national team player Alvaro Pereira. In a match with the British due to a blow to the head, he lost consciousness, but after a couple of minutes he came to his senses and demanded to be released on the field.
Football does not stand still.This was demonstrated to us by the current championship. On the Brazilian pitches, for example, a video goal system was used for the first time. The equipment now minimizes errors. The system works as follows: if the ball crosses the line, the referee receives a notification “Goal!” On a special sensor, and a computer-simulated goal is displayed on the broadcast. Like, make sure – there was a goal. Or it wasn’t.
Everyone was delighted with the temporary paint cans, which the judge marks the distance from the ball to the wall during free kicks.The paint is applied to the lawn for exactly one minute, after which it evaporates. Plus this is huge – the players stopped cheating, and bickering with the judges.
The topic of sex in the Brazilian championship was one of the central to the promotion of the tournament. Have you seen these women at the Brazilian carnivals? That’s the same!
We are joking, of course. The football world championship is not about sex. But its participants reminded of him more than once. For example, before the start, the coaches of several national teams banned their players from having sex during the tournament, isolating them from their wives and girlfriends.Someone was offered self-satisfaction (we are serious), someone – to wait until they leave the group. But the idea of a ban turned out to be so-so – not a single team with the isolation of players from their spouses reached the quarterfinals.
But the Chilean pornographic actress Marlene Doll promised to hold a 12- and 16-hour marathon, you know what, in the event of the victory of the Chilean national team over Spain and Australia. The Chileans won, they had to keep their word.
Anyone could take part in the marathon with a condom – the actress left her phone to everyone.After two matches, the Chilean had the strength to tweet about a two-day marathon in case of a victory over Holland, but then the football god spared her – Holland won 2: 0.
The one who naughty football is the owners of porn sites. Studies have shown that during championship matches, their attendance decreased by 65-70 percent. It’s funny that after the victory of the Italians over the British, attendance increased by 80 percent. Oh, those Italians.
How without humor at such a long tournament! The fans received the main pearl only by the end of the championship.And he came, oddly enough, not from Brazil, but from … North Korea. Local television reported that the national team reached the final of the World Cup, beating the national teams of the enemy countries of Japan, the United States and China – 7: 0, 4: 0 and 2: 0. Fantasy they, of course, do not take. But they will believe!
As you can see, the world championship gave us various emotions – both positive and negative. This is exactly what is expected of football. It’s hard to say if this championship was the best of all time, but it will definitely be remembered for a long time. If you sometimes have free time when there is absolutely nothing to do, stock up on chips, beer, gather a large company and watch the brightest matches played in Brazil.It costs a lot.
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Our gazes met, Lady Elinor shuddered. I did not wait for an answer and continued:
– These things were to be loaded onto a cart and transported to this basement. When did you manage to expropriate them? On the road or something? It is unlikely here. Martin is watching, and my demon would not have spared you …
I fell silent and stared at her as hard as a log, look. She shook her head, but her voice sounded very weak:
– Sir Richard, you were so busy … with state affairs that you could be mistaken in such minor details … You have so much to do, so much to do …
I parted my lips in a sarcastic grin.
– Yes, of course. I’m not that idiot servant of yours anymore, am I? Difficult to get used to? .. Lady Elinor, as I said, it was no coincidence that I asked for your apartment. And not with a purpose … well, a specific purpose. Rather, with a certain, but not at all the one that you women always see in any of our words and gestures.
She turned even more pale.
– And what did you want?
Her face became completely white. I nodded.
– Yeah, guess?
– It seems, – she whispered, – yes …
– That’s right.I examined your chambers and found a lot of things that you had there, in your now ruined castle. And which you still think are magical. Large, like this mirrors, you could not take away, and it would be too noticeable, but every little thing … they say, trinkets, you could, you could … By the way, I wonder if you really decided that I asked for your bedroom, so that take you to bed?
She looked with wide eyes.
– Sir Richard …
– You are not an ordinary woman, – I said, – but I am not such a simpleton either.And the fact that you have below the belt is not so important to me that I would risk jeopardizing both the Duke’s disposition and my independence because of such nonsense … So my advice to you, Lady Elinor, take me seriously! .. I am not I catch on a deep neckline and skillfully exposed hind leg from under the dress.
She stared into my face.
– Sir Richard …
– But if, – she said slowly, – you didn’t immediately raise a cry … I mean, you didn’t take action about what you seem to have noticed in my bedroom …
– Am I a fool?
She shook her head hastily, even tried to squeeze out a faint smile.
– No, I mean, you didn’t consider them dangerous?
– Moreover, Lady Elinor …
She caught my words in such tension that when I made a deliberate pause, she almost immediately prayed:
– Yes, Sir Richard! What?
“Moreover,” I repeated with pleasure, “they are not just safe. They are simply useless.
She gasped, but she couldn’t turn pale further, looked at me with wide eyes.
– Sir Richard … why do you think so?
– Lady Elinor, – I replied with a disposition and looked straight into her eyes, – Lady Elinor….As I said, I am not your idiot servant, you already know that, but I am also not a stupid warrior with a long sword, who you really want to consider me … and who you probably still think. Still not convinced that I can do something in magic?
She shuddered, whispered:
– Yes, you know how to make this elixir of vigor …
– Not only, – I replied modestly, – I can do a lot.
– Now I understand … – she said with difficulty. “You are not naturally insensitive to magic! Have you managed to protect yourself with some kind of unknown sorcerers of our kingdom with spells?
I stretched my lips in a grin, I don’t want to lie when, like that, at the top of triumph, it’s shallow, I just said it significantly and with the following arrangement:
– Treat yourself as you like.And I’ll think about what to do with you.
She staggered back in genuine fright. Her voice trembled when she almost whispered:
– The Duke will not forgive you …
– The Duke is far away, – I answered harshly, – and you could die doing your wicked witchcraft tricks. I, alas, did not have time to save you. I tried… oh, how I tried!… But did not have time. Demons appeared and dragged you to hell.
She was ready to kneel, such horror was reflected on her face.
– Sir Richard! Have mercy … Now I know that you are not only a great warrior …
I looked at her thoughtfully.
– But as soon as I turn around, still stab you in the back?
– How can I? You will know about it in advance!
I said with a hard smile:
– Well, you let it slip again. They didn’t hit it yet because either I was far away, or they didn’t choose the right moment. Lady Elinor, let’s be honest. What would you do if you were me now?
She was silent for a long time, lowering her gaze, finally raised her eyelashes. In the eyes this time there is not a shadow of coquetry and, it seems, cunning.
“Yes, Sir Richard,” she whispered, “I’m always… all my life… trying to protect myself. You know, my castle on the island was the safest in the duchy. I protected him with spells in a way that no wizard protects his home. I have never had a man behind whose shoulders I would hide and feel protected … and therefore I tried to protect myself. Maybe because of female cowardice, I overdid it somewhere … but we women, in general, think and care about safety more than you, men, who would only fight, fight, break each other’s heads, and get wounds ourselves, then to show off the scars … Brrrr!
– I understand.
– You will probably not believe, but all the same in relation to you, I did not plan anything unkind. Even though you have ruined my ancestral nest and generally wiped it off the face of the earth.
I asked skeptically:
– Is that so? And all these attempts to take possession of magical things?
She said almost pleadingly:
– This is different … This is my life, I love, I love to delve into it! But you, Sir Richard … you have done a good deed for me, but you yourself do not understand its value! I’m happy with the duke, and that outweighs all the bad things that came from you.And when the duke learned from you that Rodrigo is his son, I was beside myself with happiness! .. And you have no idea how I was to you then … and now I am grateful!
I thought for a long time, wrinkled my forehead, finally uttered:
– I will be the last fool, but … since I am the last fool in a number of questions, I will act completely wrong, but … in spite of this it is necessary, and mind. That is, I will not strangle you right here, as it actually should. Just as I won’t be over there. And even on the doorstep. Moreover, I won’t … neutralize you at all.Even worse, I remove my guard from this basement.
She asked hesitantly:
– And what does that mean?
I threw up my hands.
– That you have full access everywhere. This is your castle, your fortress!
She was silent, her gaze remained disbelieving, after all, I am such a bastard, I can even trick some trick, finally said hesitantly:
– You, as always, are unpredictable.
“For me,” she clarified and smiled faintly.“Maybe not for the wizard from the mirror you want to contact.
– Have you noticed? I asked.
A slight smile lined up on her lips.
– I myself really want, as you already know, that’s why I noticed you … Thank you, Sir Richard. You may not trust me, but I really am not your enemy.
I replied gallantly:
– I prefer my enemies to be ugly. If a beautiful woman is on the other side, it is unbearable.
She did not take her eyes off me.
“It seems to me,” she said quietly, “it is even more important for you to have a strong woman with you than a beautiful and weak fool?
– Yes, – I answered honestly. – Better to be strong but healthy than sick but poor. I mean, yes, I take this risk and give you the keys to this basement. Although, of course, you have your keys for a long time, but now you can enter here without fear.
She said automatically:
– I have no keys … Oh, Sir Richard!
– What, – I inquired, – you refuse?
– Sir Richard, do not joke so cruelly!
She snatched a bunch of keys from my hands and hid them behind my back with a purely feminine gesture.
Sunlight blinded at the exit from the dark basement. I squinted and blinked, warding off a tear from my eyes, Lady Elinor thundered with keys behind my back, then I heard her unusually soft voice:
10 terrible injuries of goalkeepers. Ederson is still lucky
10 scary goalkeeping injuries. Ederson is still lucky
“Match TV” tells about ten goalkeepers who got badly on the field.
September 2017, Manchester City v Liverpool.
Boots Sadio Mane flew in the face of Ederson. The Man City goalkeeper passed out and lay on the grass with his arms outstretched. Then the doctors came running. They put on an oxygen mask. What the Brazilian was thinking at that moment is unknown. But something unkind was throbbing in the minds of the audience. Especially after the video replay, in which the leg of the Lersiside flies either into the jaw, or into the temple.
A couple of hours later, Benjamin Mendy posted in a photo where the City goalkeeper throws a goat with a smile.Half the residents of Manchester spat out validol. The victim went online.
“Hello everyone, I’m fine, I got off with a fright,” Ederson wrote.
“He didn’t break anything, that’s important,” Guardiola added. – Maybe even after that it will become more beautiful!
The story ended with a kind post on Mane’s social network. The Senegalese footballer has vowed to pray for Ederson’s early recovery, calling him a “player of the highest caliber.”
One tweet to full positive. For example, the goalkeeper’s reply: “I consider Manet a top-level karate player.” And a smiley.
Dikan’s triple fracture
Alexander Kerzhakov and Andrey Dikan / Photo: © FC Zenit
March 2012, Spartak – Zenit.
Andrei Dikan was left without Euro 2012: in the March clash with Alexander Kerzhakov, the Spartak goalkeeper was hit in the face with a knee. But the doctors managed to get Dikan back on his feet. The Ukrainian goalkeeper continued to play for another ten minutes, during which a penalty was awarded to the Spartak goal.Kerzhakov approached the point.
After a conceded goal, Dikan was substituted. And the Zenit striker apologized right on the pitch. And he asked for forgiveness again, after a couple of days, sending an esemesku.
Andrey read a message in the hospital, where the goalkeeper was diagnosed with multiple fractures of the facial bones: fracture of the right orbital bone, fracture of the right zygomatic bone, fracture of the upper jaw on the right with displacement, as well as concussion and closed head injury.
Fracture “facial” Gabulov
Vladimir Gabulov / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev
September 2009, Dynamo – Spartak.
The head of Vladimir Gabulov met the knee of Welliton. The goalkeeper has a fracture of the facial bone. The striker has a yellow card. Dynamo coach Andrey Kobelev is furious:
“I was 30 meters away and saw well that Gabulov was already taking the ball, but Welliton did not stop.”
Spartak CEO Valery Karpin reacted as follows:
“Welliton certainly did not play specifically in the head of the goalkeeper. The speed was high, he removed his right leg from the collision, he did not have time to his left knee, he could not jump.This is a common situation, of which there are many in football. It is a pity, insulting, unpleasant, but this is football, such episodes are part of the game. ”
A few years later, Gabulov recalled in a conversation with the club press service:
“There was a regular game episode. The attacker went into the fight, but I did not pay enough attention to concentration, I could avoid a collision. Anger at Welliton, if there was, only at the first stage, because I flew out of the clip. When Welliton came to my hospital, the guard volunteered to accompany him to the ward.Moreover, the security guard himself did not know at that time who had arrived. It was only in the elevator that he was somehow not very flattering about Welliton. He was offended and left. ”
Carlos Tevez and the fracture of the jaw
Carlos Tevez / Photo: © globallookpress.com
February 2016, Boca Juniors v Newells Old Boys.
Tevez returned to Boca to fulfill his dream of winning the Argentine Championship. And he was so eager for the trophy that he did not notice the 20-year-old goalkeeper Luis Unsain on the way, for whom the meeting with the football legend ended with a broken jaw and long rehabilitation.Tevez himself was not very sad about the incident: he scored against the Newells Old Boys and gave two assists.
The brutality of Argentina’s championship is surprising to few. Fractures are not uncommon there. So, in September 2015, Argentinos Juniors midfielder Esekiel Ham broke his leg in single combat. Carlos Tevez “helped” him in this.
How Cech became a “tanker”
Stephen Hunt and Petr Cech / Photo: © Richard Heathcote / Staff / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images
October 2006, Reading v Chelsea.
Peter Cech did not get up from the lawn for ten minutes. The goalkeeper’s collision with Stephen Hunt forced Jose Mourinho to make a substitution.
Cech was carried on a stretcher to the locker room, from where he was taken to the hospital. Doctors diagnosed a depressed skull fracture. The athlete’s life was in jeopardy. On the same evening, an emergency operation was performed.
The goalkeeper recovered, even did it ahead of schedule. But after the incident, he still plays in a protective helmet.
There is a lot of talk about the match that Cech’s injury was premeditated.
Didier Drogba’s opinion: “Don’t tell me stories, it was not an accident. Hunt knew he was going to a collision and did not try to avoid it. The worst thing is that when Peter was carried away from the field, he stood and smiled. ”
Akinfeev, Welliton and fire
Welliton and Akinfeev / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko
August 2011, Spartak – CSKA.
This time Welliton left Russia without a national team goalkeeper. Valery Karpin parried: “Is Akinfeev the goalkeeper of the national team? This is his problems”.
The collision took place outside the penalty area. The CSKA goalkeeper wanted to take the ball into touch with his head, but collided with a Brazilian in the air and collapsed with all his weight on his left foot. The result is a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, as well as a rupture of the internal meniscus. Two weeks later, the FTC fined Welliton six matches (then the suspension was reduced to three games).
Akinfeev had another unexpected and dangerous case. At the beginning of the Euro-2016 qualifying match with Montenegro, a firecracker flew into the goalkeeper’s head.Hospitalization followed. The clinic was diagnosed with a burn of the soft tissues of the scalp and neck and concussion. The injury posed no danger to life, and on the same evening Akinfeev returned with the team to Moscow.
Ruptured kidney Radic
Deyan Radic / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko
April 2011, Rostov – Terek.
Dejan Radic has lost a kidney. It happened at the close of the Rostov – Terek meeting. Zaur Sadayev crashed into the goalkeeper.From the stadium, Radic was taken to the hospital. There the diagnosis surfaced: ruptured kidney. The organ had to be removed.
Later, the goalkeeper said: “We haven’t talked to Sadaev since I was injured. He called me once, right after that episode, apologized and inquired about my health. At that time, I was greatly supported by the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, to whom I am very grateful. I remember very much his deed: a person whom I do not know at all and have never seen, helped me so much. “
The goalkeeper never returned to the field, but opened a selection agency and still works with Rostov.
Rupture of the spleen of Narubin
Sergey Narubin / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Said Tsarnaev
May 2011, Rostov – Amkar
Corner in the middle of the first half. Amkar goalkeeper Sergei Narubin takes off over the goalkeeper’s. Cornel Salata appears on the way. The collision is hard, in addition to this, the goalkeeper falls unsuccessfully on his back. For several minutes Narubin remains on the lawn, then he continues the first half.But after the break he asks for a replacement.
Narubin is diagnosed with a ruptured spleen, but the operation is performed only four days later.
“I lost a lot of blood,” Narubin told Sovsport. – More than two liters were in the stomach. I had to do a transfusion. But my blood type is common – the second is positive, so there were no problems with it. They sell it in any stall, – the goalkeeper joked.
Three months later, Narubin returned to the field.
Horrible dissection of Makhnovsky
Konstantin Makhnovsky / Photo: © fcdnipro.ua
April 2012, Dnipro – Obolon.
Dnepr’s Brazilian forward Mateus hit the forehead of Konstantin Makhnovsky with spikes.
In the 14th minute of the game, the striker jumped one on one with the goalkeeper. Makhnovsky rushed to intercept the ball and received a straight kick in the face. The result is an open laceration. Fortunately, the concussion was avoided.
Perhun’s tragic death
Sergey Perkhun / Photo: © PFC CSKA
August 2001, Anji – CSKA
Sergey Perkhun and Budun Budunov collided with their heads in a jump.Both players were seriously injured. Anji’s forward was in intensive care with a concussion. I missed the rest of the season and lost some of my memory.
On the way to the airport, the CSKA goalkeeper fell into a coma, which resulted in clinical death. For ten days the doctors fought for Perkhun’s life, but on August 28, Sergei was gone. The conclusion of the doctors: “Total cerebral edema, arrest of cerebral blood flow followed by the death of brain cells.”
Thousands of people came to the civil funeral service: football players, coaches, fans, regardless of club preferences.Perkhun was buried in his native Dnepropetrovsk. Sergey has a two-year-old daughter and a pregnant wife.
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