The keepers in general seemed to be getting caught by the last bit of swerve at the end: they are doing their footwork/movement to get positioned where they think the ball is going but then it goes the other way, etc. On the Muntari goal from distance the Uruguay keeper was shuffling his feet towards the one side then got caught out. On this van Bronckhorst crack he stayed static but got caught out by the pace and inevitably the placement.
Originally Posted by alberta white
I didn't see a lot of swerve on the van Bronckhorst shot. The swerve on the Forlan goal didn't look that unusual either, Stekelenburg just misplayed it.
Agree with this. The ball moves a lot and keepers are getting caught going the wrong direction quite often.
Originally Posted by BearcatSA
On the Forlan goal against the Netherlands, the ball did took a slight deflection on a defender head (Heintinga?) and that's why the keeper misplayed it.
There wasn't: I think the keeper stayed static in anticipation of swerve that didn't occur. When a shooter follows through across his body as such you tend to think there's going to be some action on the ball, but in this case it was pretty much a straight arrow rocket, perfectly placed.
Originally Posted by jonovision
What is it about Dutch shooting and Southern Hemisphere World Cups?
I wonder what Arie Haan thought of van Bronckhorst's strike?
You'll nevr stop the beechball
You'll never stop the beechball! ... (ad nauseaum)
He'll never book van Bronkhorst
He'll never book van Bronkhorst! ... (ad nauseaum-again)
^You mean van Bommel, right?
Originally Posted by masster
You don't mess with Subbuteo!!
(And that AstroPitch KJ's using is incredibly hard to find)
I too cannot abide John Helm (northern git), so I watched the final today on ABC with Martin Tyler doing play-by-play and Efan Ekoku doing analysis/colour.
Much, much better.
Helm is AWFUL. He had some serious nasal congestion problems considering how he kept loudly inhaling through his nose. That, or he was doing huge lines of coke every few minutes.
Originally Posted by Whither Canada