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Postby HaverGoalie Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:10 am

I mention it because a Syracuse defenseman was killed in a game just a couple of years ago. Caused some serious equipment reevaluation in the States, but I don't think any real changes were made. He was wearing the bare minimum legal shoulder pads and the impact point was high enouhg that more substantial pads could have saved his life.
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Postby lead_head11 Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:10 am

Thanx 4 that Havergoalie. Really gives me confidence to keep playing defence!!!
We conceded a goal this weekend off a deflection, went in off our guys ar*e.
It was goin bout 4 foot wide before the deflection.
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Postby Defenseman42 Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:47 am

Very fair - but the guy was quite small and did flap profusely when I stretched out and shouted down at him
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Postby Mr.Stanford Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:26 pm

to be fair, not sure if you'll come acrosse many players in your games Lead_head that will be able to shoot hard enough to kill you so dont panic
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Postby Tom_Southampton Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:58 pm

the most painful I've had was on my ear, I'd just turned my head for a split second to follow a cutter in front of goal when someone fired a shot in, it hit slap bang in that bit of the ear that has no padding on and man did it sting.
I'm thinking of getting some proper shoulder pads to avoid getting killed by a shot but i think I'm unlikely to meet anyone who shoots that hard in Southern West league
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Postby swansea _hawks Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:03 pm

I took a few on the thigh 1 on the belly which stung like a bitch and cracker off the helmet against bath!!! keeper shouts "if he shoots u better stop it!!" and crack flying off the helmet it went!! Didnt know much about it too be honest but it was most satisfying none the less!!
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Postby Tom_Southampton Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:12 pm

You've gotta love the ones that go whanging off your helmet, doesn't hurt in the slightest and if anyones watching you look proper hard.
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Postby swansea _hawks Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:35 pm

Yeah, we had quite a big following on the sideline because we had played a mixed game jus be4 and they were all cheerin and i was like " it was nothing!! .............. No really!!!"
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Postby Wolfey1313 Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:08 pm

I have to say that I do like it when the defence get in the way of the ball as long as my entire vision is not blocked. also robs hit on the helmet was frickin AMAZING. I had just turned the camera off on low battery and was GUTTED.
As a goalie you take the most hits on the team with a ball (normally) but hats off to d-men when taking a shot. I couldn't do it :shock:
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Postby Teagan Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:17 pm

For those Uni teams that play mens, womens and mixed lacrosse, I come from a purely mixed lacrosse background and defending against players that shoot the ball at 90mph without the defence wearing any protection, gets a bit scary. Especially being a girl (when youve got a 6 foot muscle pack thundering towards you!)...but i can take a fair few shots before it scares me to one side!
Been in defence for 2 and a half years for Staffs and havent scored a single goal! You gotta follow Captains word though and i must admit, i dont regret not going up front. I got a mouth on me to get the other team members in order so when you're at back, it comes in handy (and you gotta be loud sometimes to put attackers off!)
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Postby goldenboy Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:16 pm

At Cardiff, in mixed, we rotate the defensive midfielders with the defence so the straight defenders (predominantly me and Ian) can go over the half way line to add to our goal tallies. Works too. Ian, I think gets about 2 or 3 a game and I average a goal a game. Damn Swansea ruined my 100% shots to goals ratio although that record was absolutely ruined in the Bristol game when I couldnt hit a barn door from five paces
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Postby Wolfey1313 Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:25 pm

Well at least we did that. Small consilation to not actualy beating u. Although i have to say I enjoyed both games
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:24 pm

recently ive been stopping shots with my stick instead! which twice have lead to two rather nice goals! for the other team :?
most painful, has to be a shot i stopped with my ear during sunday training that took place behind a pitch that had a mens game going on, on the plus side, i couldnt feel my ear for atleast a day.
when i played stockport under 19's the other defender, anthony kirkwood took three good sling shots to the short region! good technique, the ball never did come back out for a few mins. id it a few games in a row too! good job.
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Postby cheekylaxstuff Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:27 pm

did you have to massage the back of his ears till the balls game out to play :!:
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:57 pm

no, too busy cringing!
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Postby cheekylaxstuff Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:34 pm

Any one remember Steve Jones Stockport keeper, who unfortunately had one removed from a thunderous shot many years ago

Smashed his box and part of the contents!! :shock:
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Postby Theis Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:47 pm

Taken one on the knee before, that was quite painful.

Was once playing a game and there were rib pads for me, trust it to be that game that someone wound up and launched a shot to just below my ribs. Took me a good few minutes to shake the pain of that one of. Had a massive bruise there as well.

Taken a couple to the top of the helmet/face mask but I agree that they are in general nothing.
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Postby Princess Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:19 pm

our old keeper got DVT from stoping shots with inside of his thigh. i got one square in the throat once - that was interesting
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Postby dom Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:58 am

luckily had none in the lower regions most painfull was one i got to the armpit randomly, coulnt lift the arm properly for a week
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Postby Lloyd_davies Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:22 pm

worst shot i ever took was stockport 8s some time back. full crank into the ribs under my left arm. I was coughing blood for the rest of the game! main reason of wearing rib pads. that and those massive slashes you get when outpacing over the half way line!

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