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Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:36 am
by gdh82
alkis21 wrote:
Steve Camber wrote:Image


Everyone is a comedian... :roll:



Yeah, come on Steve - that was a bit harsh when all you needed was a....

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:lolo: (Sorry Alkis)

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:08 pm
by Panayotis7
12 for such hardcore action? :shock: boy, morals in england are pretty loose!

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:33 pm
by Torchiador
gdh82 wrote:
Any chance of a "walkthrough" by the two finalists, as has been done in previous years, highlighting some of the key moments ? I'm sure many a KOA'er would enjoy the read! 8)

Of course it will be done, just let me finish " Chronicles of the Holy Shiled" in another thread... I guess that Dagh will be the same!

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:00 pm
by Rodolfo
Thank you very much for the great work, Steve. You should be given a Lifetime Achievement KOA Award.

:)

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:55 pm
by Steve Camber
Presentations added!

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:20 pm
by alkis21
Greatest ceremony ever! But you should have given your camera to someone else while receiving your award!

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:22 pm
by Steve Camber
alkis21 wrote:Greatest ceremony ever! But you should have given your camera to someone else while receiving your award!

Well, you caught me by surprise ;)

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:01 pm
by gdh82
Panayotis7 wrote:12 for such hardcore action? :shock: boy, morals in england are pretty loose!


:) I was only playing - just another way of censoring the number of goals Alkis conceeded.

Torchiador wrote:
gdh82 wrote:
Any chance of a "walkthrough" by the two finalists, as has been done in previous years, highlighting some of the key moments ? I'm sure many a KOA'er would enjoy the read! 8)

Of course it will be done, just let me finish " Chronicles of the Holy Shiled" in another thread... I guess that Dagh will be the same!


Great stuff - I'm looking forward to it already! 8)

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:15 am
by Torchiador
Steve Camber wrote:
alkis21 wrote:Greatest ceremony ever! But you should have given your camera to someone else while receiving your award!

Well, you caught me by surprise ;)

perhaps Mary has got the video, I let you know tomorrow

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:35 pm
by Torchiador
Live on KO2TV channel:

FIRST LEG -FIRT HALF
TEAM A Dagh (yellow - UP), TEAM B Gianni (blue - DOWN)

0.50 (4.36) 424-424: GOAL ATTEMPT Great save by Dagh, I waited a fraction of second and he made a brave slide clearing the penalty box. in the counter attack he reached my PBOX then he tried a very dangerous diagonal shot, keeper stopped his shot.

1.10 (4.16) 424-424: WOODWORK bad luck strikes back, I hit the crossbar with a great shot, I thought:" shit, it is happening again!" and again, after the counter attack Dagh mistook badly the finishing in front of the goal keeper, I wasn't alone in to suffering the tension.

1.24 (4.03) 424-424: GOAL! 1-0 Perfect long pass and Dagh was alone in front of the goal keeper, it was a joke for him to finish with a diagonal stop'n'goal.

1.57 (3.30) Lockout-424: GOAL! 1-1 Accurate pass to Nicholls and a perfect stop in front of Cox then I scored with a "90 degree" breaking the lockout for the first time.

2.33 (2.56) 424-424: GOAL! 2-1 Dagh's attack on the right wing, short diagonal cross and good header under the crossbar in the middle of the goal.

2.46 (2.41) Lockout-424: GOAL! 2-2 KO routine, winning a great contrast against Cox. not easy at all because the defender was well placed.

3.38 (1.57) 424-424: GOAL ATTEMPT very bad mistake in front of the Dagh's goalkeeper, unforgivable. it was my first "PORCA TROIA!". (it sounds like f***ing hell!)

4.00 (1.36) Lockout-424: GOAL! 2-3 bye line high cross toward the second post, diagonal header that gave me the lead.

4.36 (1.00) Lockout-424: GOAL ATTEMPT narrow angle goal attempt. I was in the perfect position but I missed it. After the goal kick Dagh had a good attempt but I stopped him with a good tackle with Cox, the guardian.

4.57 (0.38) 424-424: GOAL! 3-3 Dagh won a good tackle in the right midfield then with a good dribbling he reached the penalty box finishing with a perfect narrow angle goal tieing the match.

FIRST LEG SECOND HALF
TEAM A Dagh (yellow - DOWN), TEAM B Gianni (blue - UP)

6.28 (4:33) "MAKALA MAKALA" it was Sandro :lol:
Explanation: it is an old story, it comes from Rickmansworth'06 WC. Mario was playing Nikos and Nikos was really disappointed for losing that game, in the end he snatched the plug from the game port, cursing in greek something like "PARAMAKAMAKALAPARASBARABOA"Of couse Mario which is a 35 years old -child and a very good mimic, he invented the MALAKA so, sometimes, if something goes wrong, we say it.
In this first leg I made many mistakes undermarked by my "PORCA TROIA". in that moment I said it and someone asked:"what?" and Sandro answered with the english translation "NICE STOP" and then ours "greek" translation of my imprecation. Of course no one understood the meaning but it sounded really nice in that moment!

6.40 (4:20) Lockout-424: WOODWORK Dagh stopped me in his box than started with his classic Lockout attack: his distinctive wait 'n' dribble action. he passed the ball to Barber and he dribbled toward the penalty box, he dribbled a pair of defenders and he kicked a diagonal shot very close to the goal, hitting the post, I liked very much that sound!

6.57 (4:04)Lockout-424: GOAL ATTEMPT Dagh was in hot streak, he reached the right spot to kick the diagonal shot with no goalkeeper but I had the right timing to make a brave slide and clear the box.

7.41 (3:21)424-Lockout: GOAL ATTEMPT This one was a real piece of Kick Off House defending art: Stop on the goal line with goalkeeper gone. Anyway it was clear, Dagh was in berserk mode.

8.03 (2:59) 424-424: GOAL! 4-3 at the fourth attempt on his left wing in a row he passed: long and well managed dribbling with Barber, he reached the perfect position to strike the diagonal shot at the Klaus' way.

8.40 (2:22) 424-424 GOAL ATTEMPT diagonal cross and header goal was already done but Dagh made an incredible defending header and he saved his goal.

9.08 (1:55) 424-424: GOAL! 4-4 This one was a key moment: It was the first clear defensive mistake of Dagh, of course he wanted to clear the zone but instead of to kick ahead he made a perfect cross for my Barber. FINALLY LUCKY!

10.26 (0:40) 424-424: GOAL! 5-4 After an exciting midfield action Dagh found the way to reach my goalkeeper, he scored without opposition.

11.05 (0:00) 424-424: GOAL! 6-4 Again on the left wing Dagh made a very good cross and he finished with a trap 'n' move.


OVERALL: Very tense and equalized match, I got the first half, Dagh got the second half. 4-4 till 40 seconds to go where Dagh made a great one-two. He deserved that victory.

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:31 pm
by gdh82
Thanks Gianni - always fascinating to get the inside view from the players themselves. 8) Will watch the video alongside your excellent commentary later!

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:28 pm
by gdh82
Just watched the first leg of the final! 8) 8) 8) Unbelievable quality on show from both players throughout the game but wanted to pick up on one of the moments of this match imo...

Torchiador wrote:7.41 (3:21)424-Lockout: GOAL ATTEMPT This one was a real piece of Kick Off House defending art: Stop on the goal line with goalkeeper gone. Anyway it was clear, Dagh was in berserk mode.


Firstly an audacious free-kick from Dagh who instead of trying a shot on goal, bends the ball wide to his winger. :eeko: The keeper is completely wrong-footed by all this and an empty net beckoned.... until Gianni alert to the danger takes control to Simpson who traps the goalbound shot on the line!!! :eeko: Unbelievable moment!

After losing the first leg, Gianni, you brilliantly summed up elsewhere the size of the task that awaited you in the second leg...

Torchiador wrote:When I came back in the room I was determined. I wasn't determined to win but to PLAY a KO2, not for victory but for the pleasure of playing KO2. I had to play like King.

Re: WC2008 Videos - The Big Screen Games

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:39 pm
by Torchiador
gdh82 wrote:Firstly an audacious free-kick from Dagh who instead of trying a shot on goal, bends the ball wide to his winger

Gaz, you are right, it is one of the distinctive moves of Dagh, very clever.
Second leg on KO2TV is coming...