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    Sat watching AEK last night, Gus Poyet is the manager now. Anyway it was the usual sideways backwards more than forwards routine, which strangely the Greeks think is wonderful. Afterwards I was looking at AEK,s website and like all Greek teams they are involved in more than one sport or department as they call them.
    I'd never heard of futsal before. Its not a great deal different to 5 a side except the ball can go out of play, its smaller and its inflated 30% less to reduce the bounce. I see Loughborough have a team Francis. Has anyone watched or played it?


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    It's very popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

    I know several of the German Bundesliga teams have futsal sides too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    It's very popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

    I know several of the German Bundesliga teams have futsal sides too.
    Seems to be a thing with European clubs to be involved in basketball, volleyball, athletics, swimming even sailing. Something that's never really caught on in the UK.
    Mind you the thought of Fawaz trying to run multiple sports doesn't bear thinking about.


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    There was a Forest team in a Futsal tournament last summer. We signed Falcao for it.


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    I've played it in the now defunct bank world futsal cup in Amsterdam playing for my former employer. Lost in the final to another English team. The ball aint flat but it just don't bounce more than a few inch off the floor. Its played on a decent sized pitch for indoor, same rules as outdoor really apart from no sliding. I actually went to uni with a lad that played in goal for England futsal in the 90s that's when I first heard of it.


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    I've played it in the desert against a bunch of Portuguese lads. It's more about movement off of the ball and skill as you can't let the ball do the work for you.


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    http://<a href="https://youtu.be/618...180cMhkWJA</a>

    Just watching that made me remember how good he was. Unbelievable.


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    I remember reading an article about 8 years ago that championed the widespread use of futsal as a reason for other countries producing technically superior footballers to us. The same article then made reference to the fact that Micah Richards played a lot of futsal as a youngster so make of that what you will....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    http://<a href="https://youtu.be/618...180cMhkWJA</a>

    Just watching that made me remember how good he was. Unbelievable.
    Wonderful.


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    Got me looking at old adverts now and I found this better from the 2002 world cup.

    http://<a href="https://youtu.be/rFN...FNT8unWRnM</a>


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    Which one is Ronaldinho the child?


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    I used to love playing indoor football. Maybe even more than outdoor. One-twos off the wall. You train for year's as a kid in the street for that - return pass from the neighbour's wall and shoot through the street sign (if it goes in it was Webb, wide it was Steve McMahon, and if it hits both posts and stays out it meant there was an almighty scramble before Sutton sat on it).

    One of the best things about indoor is that the ball never goes out of play. If you play long enough it is last team standing. Our school had a indoor four aside every Christmas. All seven years played,each class had at least one team, and you got a one goal head start for every year younger than the opposition you were. Kids paid 5p to go watch every lunchtime, and cheer on their class and other teams from their year. We went to the semis in year 8 and the final in the sixth form. For those two weeks whilst you were still in it was all you thought about. If you went out early, it was tough to get over. You'd have to wait a whole year to make amends. Like the FA Cup used to feel. It was brilliant.


    You don't get the one-two with the wall or the continuous play with futsal. It seems to take the fun out of playing indoor football. I used to love watching the Soccer Sixes too, but futsal seems a bit dull from a spectator's point of view.No idea if Lboro have a team. It's a while since I had any connection there. But, it's a no for futsal from me.

    Here's Franz Carr scoring the kind of goal indoor football should be all about (34:30)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5GgyS_...esearch=always

    Last edited by Francis Benali (on loan); 07-01-16 at 08:02.

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    There is a University Futsal league.

    When I was at Derby Uni we beat Loughborough. Although they were clearly the much better team. It's quite good to play in, although typically a lot of the English sides ruin the main principle of it, to pass, move and encourage keeping the ball, by getting the 'keeper to just throw it down the other end each time.

    If anyone can remember a while back we had a youth player called Nick Morgan, ginger lad, he played for Loughborough and England in fustal.


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    A new vid from the Soccer Sixes. And, picture isn't great on my phone but, a Des Walker goal early on I think.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SfW6op...esearch=always


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    It's quite good to play in, although typically a lot of the English sides ruin the main principle of it, to pass, move and encourage keeping the ball, by getting the 'keeper to just throw it down the other end each time.

    .

    That was us, we just kind of bullied our way to the final, its true those mainland Europeans dont like it up em in tight spaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    I used to love playing indoor football. Maybe even more than outdoor. One-twos off the wall. You train for year's as a kid in the street for that - return pass from the neighbour's wall and shoot through the street sign (if it goes in it was Webb, wide it was Steve McMahon, and if it hits both posts and stays out it meant there was an almighty scramble before Sutton sat on it).

    One of the best things about indoor is that the ball never goes out of play. If you play long enough it is last team standing. Our school had a indoor four aside every Christmas. All seven years played,each class had at least one team, and you got a one goal head start for every year younger than the opposition you were. Kids paid 5p to go watch every lunchtime, and cheer on their class and other teams from their year. We went to the semis in year 8 and the final in the sixth form. For those two weeks whilst you were still in it was all you thought about. If you went out early, it was tough to get over. You'd have to wait a whole year to make amends. Like the FA Cup used to feel. It was brilliant.


    You don't get the one-two with the wall or the continuous play with futsal. It seems to take the fun out of playing indoor football. I used to love watching the Soccer Sixes too, but futsal seems a bit dull from a spectator's point of view.No idea if Lboro have a team. It's a while since I had any connection there. But, it's a no for futsal from me.

    Here's Franz Carr scoring the kind of goal indoor football should be all about (34:30)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5GgyS_...esearch=always
    Think that was one of the differences between 5 a side and futsal, the ball does go out of play. Its then a kick in instead of a throw in. Sorry Francis just read the end of your post..

    Last edited by frankwignall; 07-01-16 at 18:27.

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    You obviously haven't played 5 a side with me if you think the ball doesn't go out of play


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    A new vid from the Soccer Sixes. And, picture isn't great on my phone but, a Des Walker goal early on I think.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SfW6op...esearch=always
    He does. At 3:30 Des Walker scores a goal.


 

 

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