Pakistan's ranking probably flatters them a bit tbh.....ever since they lost Sohail Abbas they have looked far more beatable. Muhammad Imran and Imran Warsi have not quite been able to fill Sohail's shoes.
They still have some talented players like Rehant Butt but tbh they are not a patch on Shhabaz's team of 1994 - probably the last truly strong Pakistan side on the world stage.
Hmm, I'd say the 1998 side which lost to an extremely strong Dutch side in the 1998 champions trophy was pretty sweet as well.They still have some talented players like Rehant Butt but tbh they are not a patch on Shhabaz's team of 1994 - probably the last truly strong Pakistan side on the world stage.
But in general Pakistani hockey has been on a huge downwards turn during the last decade. I would never in a million years have expected the result against GB in 1998. It doesn't really surprise me today. After Sohail Abbas and Atif Bashir (way back when), we haven't produced a world class player.
There's the solid D, which I understand, but then about 3 metres further out there's a broken D.
**** Dutch level the scores with 25 seconds to go. Reckon the bloke who scored both should've been sent off though [/bias]
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Didn't get to catch any of the Aus v Ned game, the BBC thought it was more important to show re-runs of Diving than the 2 best teams in world hockey going against each other
Was Taeke Taekema (sp?) the reason behind the Dutch scoring from PCs?
Absolutely gutted with NZ not qualifying, can't believe we didn't beat China. Were all over them, but just couldn't put the ball in. And China's second goal came from a bull**** PC too. FFS. Haven't seen our game vs Germany yet, but I was never confident about beating them. Hopefully Spain thrash Korea tonight, and then we'll be playing for 5th.
On another note, the broken D outside the circle is 5m from the solid D, and for any free hit inside it all players must be 5m from the ball (as opposed to only opposition players).
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Looking forward to GB getting demolished by Aus in a few minutes.
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