Does Ronaldo play golf??

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While discussing Ronaldo's free kick last night, pundit John Murray said that he kicked down on the ball and imparted a lot of spin, "just like a golf shot". Could it be that he used some golfing knowledge to pull off that shot...?!
 

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No its just using a ball knowledge. David beckham freekicks are obviously based on a draw/hook in golf terms and roberto carlos thins it!!
 

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Could you imagine it, diving over the tee pegs and claiming the hole, faking more injuries then Michelle Wie etc
 

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word on the street is he places the valve forward as it creates unpredictability when struck yes it was a great free kick but isnt that what he is paid to do
 

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I am still amazed that footballers are only just understanding that the position of the valve might affect the flight.

As a volleyballer, I would often revert to an underarm serve if the pressure was on or the overarm was failing and do two things. One was to lick my finger and moisten the valve. The second was to ensure I hit the valve on serve. The amount of weird swerve (early, late) I got often bamboozled the receivers and the psychological damage you do to a team when they are failing to return underarm serves is massive.

And yet, with all the billions spent on football, one player has 'discovered' a miracle skill that has been common knowledge in other sports for years.

Footballers - they really are thick as. :D

Ronaldo playing golf - or Sergio Garcia a few years ago? Both of them spending countless hours waggling the club around the ball before falling over.
 

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that lad is fast becoming a united legend already. My coach taught me always to strike the ball ON the valve because A) it gives you something to focus on and B) the ball's we used to use were harder at the valve and would 'spring' off the laces quicker than normal. (not sure if its true but certainly felt it and helped alot)
 
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