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Greg W
11-06-2010, 15:07:00
So far, two free kicks, both way over the bar. Plus a ball that sailed just past the head of a south African who should have scored if he made contact. The ball at fault? Or just shit free kicks?

King_Ghidra
11-06-2010, 15:12:11
come on greg don't buy this bloody world cup cliche

Greg W
11-06-2010, 15:21:26
It's a light ball at altitude. Makes sense it's going to be different.

Funko
11-06-2010, 15:26:40
But we have this story every year. Have you ever seen someone balloon 2 free kicks over the bar with a normal ball? Yes.

Greg W
11-06-2010, 15:32:11
:lol: I was so being facetious... :cute:

Back!
14-06-2010, 06:48:20
facetious = fuckatyous
;) :p

Greg W
15-06-2010, 13:39:02
Mind you, still haven't seen a goal from a free kick. Seems hard to keep the ball down or curve it downwards after clearing a wall, though that may very well be to do with the altitude. Hoping Ronaldo gets a chance in the about to start match against Cote D'Ivoire so we can see what he does with it.

Funko
17-06-2010, 16:07:20
Here's a link for the statistics nuts to go BAZURK over.

http://www.jabaloney.com/

Funko
18-06-2010, 07:45:48
In the paper it said that apparently the Bundesliga was the only league to use the Jabulani ball last season, and Germany fielded 11 players from the Bundesliga.

Obviously written by a bitter Australian trying to make out they aren't that bad. ;)

Greg W
18-06-2010, 14:05:46
I heard somewhere today that so far, this is the lowest scoring World Cup in history!

Doesn't change much, we're all playing with the same ball. I did find it interesting though that all nations were offered the ball, but most couldn't use it because of sponsorship deals.

Back!
18-06-2010, 14:18:02
Here's a long-distance goal with immobile keeper

Greg W
28-06-2010, 00:42:24
FIFA finally admits Jabulani ball is dodgy

FIFA has finally acknowledged that there may be something wrong with the Jabulani World Cup ball, but won't act on the problem until after the tournament.
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Goalkeepers have complained about the ball at every recent World Cup, although this time forwards and even coaches have added their laments.

Brazil manager Dunga got into a verbal spat with Valcke over the Jabulani before the tournament, challenging the FIFA executive to come out onto the pitch and attempt controlling it.

Denmark defender Daniel Agger said the ball made some outfielders look like "drunken sailors".
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"There's a lot of talk about stadiums, infrastructure and TV and that's nice and all, but first we've got to worry about balls, spikes and jerseys," Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said.

"I don't see why we can't just go back to the old black-and-white checkered version we all played with as kids."linky (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world-cup-2010/world-cup-news/fifa-finally-admits-jabulani-ball-is-dodgy-20100627-zb89.html) :cute: :p