Stuart Posted June 13, 2010 Share Posted June 13, 2010 Anyone have an opinion on the new World Cup ball yet? I was having a kick about with my lad recently using one of these and it really does make a 'pinging' sound when you kick it - like one of those one-piece plastic balls you buy at supermarkets and service stations. After a few kicks with it, we reverted back to a "proper" 32-panel ball which felt much more 'normal'. An odd thing to say about a professional football - although there could be a difference between an official ball, RRP £90, and a replica, RRP £15. Jabulani means "to celebrate" in Zulu apparently but it appears that few players seem to be celebrating so far. I don't recall as many goalkeeping punches or as many shots going high, wide and not so handsome. I did find this vid of - although I can't help thinking Alonso looks pretty uncomfortable doing his keepy-uppies!Didn't seem to be much of a problem though when Tshabalala arrowed his shot into the top corner - unless he was actually aiming for the near post! Fortunately Frank is happy with it, which must mean he was keeping his powder during for the first game. Also rather thankfully for us, what we all thought was a howler from Green was actually down to the Jabulani too. Howard plays his goalkeeping union card. So a genuine problem or just an imaginary excuse for pampered footballers not to do the business? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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