Tuesday, December 07, 2004


  • We lost two matches in two days, 4-0 and 5-4, and our captain still thinks there is a hope for bronze, ridiculous.
  • A successful coach (Rajinder Singh, incidentally he was coach of my school team some 10 yrs back) was sacked just 3 weeks before Olympics. Ridiculous.
  • Some unknown German grabs the chief coach position in such a short notice. This tells about of his credibility. Ridiculous.
  • IHF sacks top players (Dhanraj and Dhillon) just before Olympics and after media hue-cry they recalled them just to humiliate them further by resting them on bench for most part of games; and again sacked them after Olympics.
  • Again before Indo-Pak series, the new coach sacks top 3 stars without stating any reasons, and this current team doesn't have a 'forward-line', can anyone tell me who played at right wing in last two matches?
  • Is there any logic behind the selection of 'Adam Sinclair, Vinay or (was that Hari) ' over brilliance of Gagan Ajit, Deepak Thakur (incidentally they both are product of my alma mater)
  • And the strategy of long-passes as opposed to our traditional short-passes has proved to be last nail in the coffin.


Cristiano Junior died coz' of unnecessary aggressive tackling, lets hope federation bans that wild goalkeeper for life.

May his soul rest in peace.


At workfront , not much happening, client is still in process of finalizing feature set for version 4.1 and me struggling with migration from VSS to P4.


Reshma Sanyal said...

Why have you sprinkled blocks of code all over this entry?

Akruti said...

Hmm,so much info on the game,but which game r u talking abt?

Handa said...

India finally won today :D YAYAYAY!!!

Parth said...

Yes. Indian hockey is plagued by the presence of IHF .. there was a time in the past few years that money and interest came by hockey's way. Perfect opportunity to break new grounds. However, no professionalism is possible from a fiefdom like IHF. The way they treated Dhanraj was deplorable!

Pallavi said...

felt bad after reading about Junior SIGH !!

manuscrypts said...

the indian hockey team is perhaps the only one that that beats the indian cricket team in inconsistency!!

Stone said...

@Reshma:: Thanks for pointing out that.
@Neelima: Our national sport.
@Handa:: but against a second-string German squad.
@Parth:: IHF is ruled by a dictator, and there lies the rot.
@Pallavi:: Better medical facilities at stadium would have helped but.....
@Manu:: :-)