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    Hockey World Cup - 2010 - India

    It started today.

    Opening day there were 3 matches,

    Spain beat South Africa 4-2

    India beat Pakistan 4-1

    England upset Australia 3-2 (I think first time in 24 years?)

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    Germany to win and no Germans to care.
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    Pleased to beat the Aussies, girls' sport or not.
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    Best sport going FTW. So much more entertaining that Football IMO. Probably won't end up watching any as I guess it'll be on SS, but I'll try catch some online. Best sport to play as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Best sport going FTW. So much more entertaining that Football IMO. Probably won't end up watching any as I guess it'll be on SS, but I'll try catch some online. Best sport to play as well.
    Have just thrown up in my mouth, tbh. It's not even the best hockey code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    So much more entertaining that Football IMO.
    So are 15-20 other sports...

    Personally, struggle to see why you can't shoot from outside the circle.

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    Danger I reckon. Can't have some nutter nailing the ball from miles out into a crowded D area, would be completely mental. Would be absolutely great entertainment and myself as a midfielder would love it, but it's a tad dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Have just thrown up in my mouth, tbh. It's not even the best hockey code.
    Haha, actually if I was going to say that any sport was better, it would be Ice-hockey, but each to their own.

    Why do you find that idea so reprehensible FTR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Danger I reckon.
    HTFU. I went to a hurling game whilst I was over in Ennis last year and they don't have any qualms about shooting from anywhere.

    Saw three people stretchered off, which the Irish bloke who was acting as our interpreter said was about average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    HTFU. I went to a hurling game whilst I was over in Ennis last year and they don't have any qualms about shooting from anywhere.

    Saw three people stretchered off, which the Irish bloke who was acting as our interpreter said was about average.
    Haha, there's your answer then. It would be dangerous as hell, not saying that I like the rule, but that's the intentions to which it was brought in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Haha, there's your answer then. It would be dangerous as hell, not saying that I like the rule, but that's the intentions to which it was brought in.
    Hurling's properly mental, tbf. You're allowed to catch or kick the ball if you have the stones for it. Didn't quite know what was going on, but the overall effect was of a much more heterosexual sport than hockey.

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    If danger is proportional to how 'manly' a sport is, then I'm not entirely sure why it's still seen as a girls sport, other than the fact that girls used to play it (FTR the idea that it was invented by women is a total myth). Other than hurling, ice-hockey and being a front row forward in rugby union, I can't think of many more dangerous sports. I've seen some pretty horrendous injuries,mainly people getting smashed round the face with a stick/ball.

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    I think you can shoot from anywhere in bandy - essentially hockey on ice (they even do the same trick with penalty corners). Though they have a little more protection as they're using skates and thus could fall at higher speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Possibly. Haven't watched enough bandy. Impressed that they can stop the ball from the cross and then do that though.

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