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Comebacks

Sun 8 February 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

There’s no doubt we’ve had some one-sided scorelines since I started keeping records on 1 September 2008.

We’ve also had many close games.

However, the most exciting games have been those where one side falls significantly behind, but come back to draw or even win. Apart from  Monday’s session at The Cage, we’ve had a few since 1 September 2008, including:

It’s important to keep the team’s shape.  It won’t guarantee a comeback, but it’s the only chance a team that falls behind has.  If a team’s response to falling behind is to lose their heads and push forward blindly without regard for defence, they’ll have even less chance of coming back into the game.

Other games where the lead changed hands during the game, with a close finish, include:

Even in sports at a social level like ours, the difference between winning and losing is often in the mental attitude, not just in the desire to win, but in not losing your head (or losing heart) when you’re down, or when the game is hard-fought.

And at the risk of repeating myself (which I do often enough!), everyone has good games and bad games.   It requires the right attitude to put the bad games behind you and look forward to having more good games in the future.

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  1. rajiv
    Thu 12 February 2009 at 11:36 am

    Another comeback last night at The Cage.

  2. Poh Keng
    Thu 6 August 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Remember the monday game somewhere in June when rajseran team was leading 10-6 only for our side(Nick, Ron, Gilbert, Jye, Me and two more guys) to score 5 goals in last 5 mins to win 11-10.. Rajseran later commented that his kick-in goal shld be allowed. Rajiv n I brought up the futsal rules which shows why that was not suppose to be a goal. That was one of the most memorable that i played in the last few mths with fiofafi

  3. Boris
    Sat 8 August 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Heh.. You just gotta love comebacks..

  4. rajiv
    Thu 6 August 2009 at 9:15 am

    We’ve had a few sessions since January 2009 where one team takes a big early lead, but the other side pulls back in the middle of the game, and it continues to a close finish.

    It will take a while to track these sessions down through the posts under the Schedules & Reports category, but if anyone remembers playing in a session like that, add a comment below.

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  3. Sat 4 April 2009 at 10:39 am
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