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  • Schaale and the Long Ball


    Peter Schaale was a rock at centerback for HFX. His head was a magnet for the ball, he was rarely caught out of position, and just when you though he might be too slow he would find another gear and recover to snuff out an attacking play.

    One thing we always commented on in the stands was how he played the ball long out of defense. Our little area of the bleachers was never overly impressed with the results. Every so often he'd pull one off and we'd forget that our reservations to the play. When I started looking at the league stats one of the first questions I wanted to answer was "How effective was Schaale's long ball play?"