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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old April 2nd, 2004, 16:16 Thread Starter
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Need English terminology...

Backheels, scorpion kicks, chips and all that is now in my vocabulary but there remain some undeciphered terms...

> une roulette?
(rolling one's feet and body over the ball to drastically change direction and avoid being disposed of the ball... Zidane for instance does that all the time)

> un petit pont?
(sliding the ball between your opponents legs, past him and recover the ball... on a personal note, that's my trademark trick)

> un grand pont?
(sliding the ball on the left/right of your opponent and recover the ball after having run past him from the opposite side)

> une aile de pigeon?

un lob... that's litteral
une balle piquée... a chip

le coup du sombrero... a rainbow, right?

une virgule (what Ronaldinho does)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old April 2nd, 2004, 16:19
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une virgule?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old April 2nd, 2004, 16:23
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I think the thing Ronaldinho does (e.g. in the new Nike advert) is called a flip-flop.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old April 5th, 2004, 00:37
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Une ROulette

is called

The Roulette or The 'Marseilles' Roulette in honour of Zizou

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