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Thanks, i'll try this one on the bed tonight!
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hang on. any height that you may have gained surely must be negated by the length of arm you are missing out on by coming from the wrong side. if I put my left arm above my head and out to the left, it reaches much higher and further than my right arm over my head and to the left. can you maybe elaborate a little on this theory?

I had always assumed they do that because it is their favoured hand and they would get more strength behind it if they did get their glove to it. happy to be disproven though.
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Now try doing the same while jumping sideways.
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i think if you're jumping and rotating your body in the air, the difference in reach would be negligible. you'd probably also get more strength from the off hand (right, in this instance) to be able to push the ball away, rather than reaching back with your left and then trying to push forward to keep the ball out. it kinda better suits the path that your body is travelling.

another reason is trying to avoid injury. you're probably more chance doing a shoulder injury landing directly on you side (especially with your arm outstretched) than you are if you rotate mid air and land on your stomach so you can roll away.

different situations would provide different reactions though, i'm just speculating..not really keen to be a keeper myself
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also far more likely to prevent injury
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Now try doing the same while jumping sideways.

if I am jumping to my left, and my body is on a 45' angle, I put my left arm straight up above me... it reaches further toward the left hand side of the goal than my right hand does.
this is where I'd anticipate you saying "but your right hand would be closer to the crossbar" to which I would say "if I needed my hand to be closer to the crossbar, I would have dived on a different angle so that my left hand reaches easier".

I can accept the injury prevention though.
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Goalkeepers of the world > danmau5

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people who play football without having to use their hands > goalkeepers > niccbro
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did that free kick take a deflection, or did Marcos Senna just outsmart Casillas? Ronaldo's goal was pretty sexy, but Madrid imploding!
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Would be truly hilarious if they lost it from here.
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I must be losing my marbles, I didn't even know he'd gone there - I thought he was just injured!
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"It is a decisive and strategic step that will strengthen our institution in the middle east and Asia" – Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announces plans for a $1bn holiday resort named Real Madrid Resort Island in the UAE. Attractions will include personal tanning tips from Cristiano Ronaldo, kung fu lessons from Pepe and dinner will consist of huge plates of hubris.

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A team loses 58-0:
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Red Star players celebrating with Delije after their win against Partizan. At 6:20, one of the players walks up to the capo and requests an anti-Partizan chant, and players and fans alike give it to the departing Partizan fans. Awesome.

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Cronaldo : 101 goals in 92 games and sets a new record for quickest time to get 100 goals.

Messi to do it next year(after his next haircut)

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"At 50-0 they'd had enough but the referee told them they must carry on playing or they would risk being fined.


they did pretty well to only have enough at 50!
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Inter Milan have sacked coach Claudio Ranieri, on the day club president Massimo Moratti had said the former Chelsea, Valencia and Roma boss was to stay in his post until the end of the season.

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Benzema and Ronaldo's goals weren't half bad.
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real held by valencia, lead back to four points. seven matches left, including an el classico. this may well come down to the wire
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also, dortmund vs bayern coming up is going to be epic. bundes liga once again bringing the wetness in terms of entertainment. raul has been amazing for schalke recently, his goal on the weekend against hannover was jizz town united.
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Dortmund all but seal it with 1-0 win against Bayern.

at Subotic giving it to Robben after he missed an 86th minute penalty.
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so ronaldo's hat-trick took him to 40 league goals... the same as liverpool fc for this season
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when was the last time a team won Serie A undefeated?

google informs me AC Milan of 91/92 were undefeated and Perugia during the 78/79 season
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Dortmund all but seal it with 1-0 win against Bayern.

at Subotic giving it to Robben after he missed an 86th minute penalty.

no shit, the last 15 minutes were convenniently at half time during the arse game... subotic getting all martin keown up in this shit


linkage http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos...-penalty-miss/
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another player dies on the pitch. 25 years old, what a shame. R.I.P.
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o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao...

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Lovely act from Udinese/Di Natale:

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Udinese have confirmed they will look after Piermario Morosini’s sister, who relied on the player for financial and emotional support.

Morosini was under contract with Udinese and on loan at Livorno when he died during Saturday’s Serie B game with Pescara.

The 25-year-old had a very difficult life, as he lost both his parents before turning 18 and his disabled brother committed suicide.

The only remaining family member is his sister, who is also gravely ill and relied upon him for financial support.

Udinese and captain Antonio Di Natale have now confirmed they will ensure Morosini’s sister is looked after.

“He was an exceptional lad, so full of life. Despite all the problems he had, he was always at the disposal of the team and every day gave us all strength,” said Di Natale.

“I lost my mother four years ago and, as he had already been through this, he was very close to me. Watching the images on television was shocking. He wanted to get back up, but fell again. When seeing that, all you can do is pray the Lord will give you a hand.

“He wanted so much to live and find success, for himself, for the family he no longer had and his sister. I immediately said we could not play last night, as it wasn’t right. I compliment Inter and the FIGC for making that decision, as on a day like this football becomes impossible.”

Livorno and his girlfriend Anna released a statement thanking “all those who in these hours of pain have been close to us in their memories of a great athlete and a special person.”

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Copa Libertadores on right now

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La U!!!!!!

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Pretty ordinary classico thusfar. Barca look a bit toothless and Madrid are just about good value for their lead, but the game hasn't really reached the heights it promised. Hopefully the second half brings a bit more...
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Madrid win La Liga and chumps league = Mourinho to Spurs.

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serious question, why on earth would he want to go to spurs?
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Serious answer: he always goes to clubs on the cusp of winning things. He would only need a couple of players that Levy would buy as he would back with funds and then instil his winning mindset. Plus we will be available!
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Serious answer: he always goes to clubs on the cusp of winning things. He would only need a couple of players that Levy would buy as he would back with funds and then instil his winning mindset. Plus we will be available!

The only thing spuds are on the cusp of, is missing out on the champions league...
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...should be made to watch clips of Fabrice Muamba and Piermario Morosini suffering heart attacks on the pitch. Might put some of his antics in perspective...

That was possibly the worst performance I've seen from Messi since he debuted for Barca, though the team as a whole was poor. Being at the top for so long takes a toll mentally, and it appears to have finally caught up with them. Finishing second this year probably isn't the worst thing for them.

That said, this is a very, very good Real Madrid side.
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