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Safe Standing to be discussed in Parliament after 110,000 fans signed a petition.

 

I still don't understand why terraces were banned anyway.

Money.

 

There was a book around some years ago called Footballl Babylon that told a story that shortly before the all seater stadium decision a company started up to do football seating. Despite there being already establish seating companies with more experience, this company won the lions share of the contracts.

 

Oh and it appointed a number key FA officials as directors.

 

I think the story said it folded not too much later, just before several of the clubs had to have their new seating replaced by the firms who'd been doing it nor years.

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The 2018 FA Cup winners will be remembered in 50 years. The 2018 Premier League runners up won't.

 

 

They will if they win the Champions League! :smile_anim:

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I'll give women talking about the world cup at work, a miss

 

Thanks for the insight about your seven year old son's wallchart and how you have Japan in a sweepstake.

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La Liga will be playing a game in the US. Only a matter of time until the Premier League revisits that 39th game shite.

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The phrase 'the quarter back' role. What the hell is that? bringing up something from some awful obscure sport nobody gives a shit about to describe something happening in the most popular game in the World is just stupid. What's next, explaining Chelsea's new look by referencing polo or quidditch. Stop it :thumbsdown_anim:

 

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I hate the way a number has defined a position.

For example when pundits talk about players being more of a 10 than a 9. Or is he a 7 or an 8? Ridiculous.

If you take 8 for instance, what does being an 8 mean? Are you Ian Wright, Andres Iniesta, Paul Gascoigne or Steven Gerrard?

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They do seem to be retrospectively allocating a meaning to shirt numbers that didn't really exist at the time. Pre-squad numbers the 8 would usually be a central midfielder but would be a Paul Ince just as much as a Paul Gascoigne.

Even the most used 'number ten position' isn't actually true is it? Not in English football anyway. I remember 9 and 10 just being allocated quite arbitrarily to the front two - At Forest Nigel was the playmaker type and wore 9, while the main striker was 10, the last year we wore proper shirt numbers (I think) Collymore was 10 and Bohinen(?) was 9. For england Beardsley was 9 and Lineker 10 etc.

Thinking about it I miss the regular 1-11 numbers. The way they were allocated added an extra bit character to each team For example Forest had the classic style while Liverpool's random individualist way made them look a bit twatish, which of course they were. And then the squad numbers added an extra unique feature to International tournaments. So there's another thing for the list - squad numbers in domestic football :thumbsdown_anim:

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Barcelona Vs Girona to be played in the US. A Spanish league game being played not only in a different country but a different continent.

 

Premier League next.

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Young un's at work looking at me in bewilderment when I tell them in conversation that I know absolutely fuck all about football from approximately 1999 & onwards, & neither do I care.zzzzzz

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Man it'd v Newcastle yesterday and the useless officials didn't see Ashley Young elbow that free kick out of his way. Only at old Trafford! 

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 What the f*ck is it with players wearing PINK football boots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Right bunch of pansy's today , scream like a stuck pig when they're tackled feigning injury .... It's become a contactless sport fellas ..😒

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6 hours ago, colin said:

 What the f*ck is it with players wearing PINK football boots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Right bunch of pansy's today , scream like a stuck pig when they're tackled feigning injury .... It's become a contactless sport fellas ..😒

It's good to see when we play and somebody from our own team rolls about any calls you hear from our own fans are 'get up'.  Fills me full of a bit of hope until I go to watch my mate's lad play and see at least two kids a game roll about over nothing.  It's definitely becoming a part of our culture.

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On 10/7/2018 at 9:14 PM, Charlie Cheswick said:

It's good to see when we play and somebody from our own team rolls about any calls you hear from our own fans are 'get up'.  Fills me full of a bit of hope until I go to watch my mate's lad play and see at least two kids a game roll about over nothing.  It's definitely becoming a part of our culture.

Someone in the Lower Bridgford told me to fuck off to Derby because I shouted at Barry McKay to get up in a game Against Fulham. Pissed me off because he was diving around and stayed on the floor for at least 30 seconds and the crowd were going mad at the ref to stop the game because they were attacking and we were a man down. It was his fault we were a man down defending not the refs!! 

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3 minutes ago, bestwood_red! said:

Someone in the Lower Bridgford told me to fuck off to Derby because I shouted at Barry McKay to get up in a game Against Fulham. Pissed me off because he was diving around and stayed on the floor for at least 30 seconds and the crowd were going mad at the ref to stop the game because they were attacking and we were a man down. It was his fault we were a man down defending not the refs!! 

Good on you Bestie!  Fuck 'em.  Morals start at home.

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On 10/7/2018 at 9:14 PM, Charlie Cheswick said:

It's good to see when we play and somebody from our own team rolls about any calls you hear from our own fans are 'get up'.  Fills me full of a bit of hope until I go to watch my mate's lad play and see at least two kids a game roll about over nothing.  It's definitely becoming a part of our culture.

Been a long time coming. I reffed a kids game a long time ago and one of our lads took a dive on a nothing doing tackle. I let the game play and this lad asked where his penalty was. I explained it was a fair tackle but he pointed out Rooney had got a penalty for the same thing. Same week Birtles had said in the post that Rooney had a right to go down. For some reason I wrote a letter to Birtles telling him he was part of the problem encouraging cheating in the game. Thought nothing of it until folk started coming up to me telling me they’d seen my letter in the Football Post. Made me cringe.

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44 minutes ago, leather said:

Been a long time coming. I reffed a kids game a long time ago and one of our lads took a dive on a nothing doing tackle. I let the game play and this lad asked where his penalty was. I explained it was a fair tackle but he pointed out Rooney had got a penalty for the same thing. Same week Birtles had said in the post that Rooney had a right to go down. For some reason I wrote a letter to Birtles telling him he was part of the problem encouraging cheating in the game. Thought nothing of it until folk started coming up to me telling me they’d seen my letter in the Football Post. Made me cringe.

 

My Dad once wrote to the Post and they printed it, it was something to do with pidgeons.  He's still embarassed now when we bring it up. I had a couple of letters printed in national papers a few years ago, missives on Tony Blair.  No fucker read those though, not that I know anyway.  Much safer.

You're right though, I think I saw one dive when I was coaching and I quit a couple of years ago.  I've watched two kids games this season and must have seen six lads rolling about.  Those twats on Match of the Day have a lot to answer for.

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It really has infected the kids game. You see them throwing themselves to the ground all the time. I don’t want to go all Uncle Albert as I’m only 35 but when I was a kid playing football I was a forward and never wanted the defender to know they’d hurt me. Even at ten I didn’t want them to know they hurt me. It was part of the psychology to me of winning the battle was letting the know they’d have a battle to knock me over and if they did I’d be straight back up again. 

My main gripe with Brereton was how as a young man who was 6 foot 4 and built like a brick wall he should be bullying defenders, instead he was constantly throwing himself to the floor and moaning. 

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Brereton didn’t always throw himself to the ground when he first broke through into the first team .  I remember being particularly impressed with him away at Fulham when he scored with a fine header . That night he was up against an experienced defender but more than held his own .. Don’t know when he started to dive all the time but this might have contributed to his departure..

 

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22 minutes ago, colin said:

Brereton didn’t always throw himself to the ground when he first broke through into the first team .  I remember being particularly impressed with him away at Fulham when he scored with a fine header . That night he was up against an experienced defender but more than held his own .. Don’t know when he started to dive all the time but this might have contributed to his departure..

 

Agreed his first season it was great to see him running at players and bustling his way through. It was after the Arsenal game he seemed to start doing it which is weird as he bullied a bigger stronger World Cup winning defender in that game. 

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 10:24 AM, bestwood_red! said:

It really has infected the kids game. You see them throwing themselves to the ground all the time. I don’t want to go all Uncle Albert as I’m only 35 but when I was a kid playing football I was a forward and never wanted the defender to know they’d hurt me. Even at ten I didn’t want them to know they hurt me. It was part of the psychology to me of winning the battle was letting the know they’d have a battle to knock me over and if they did I’d be straight back up again. 

 

Yep I was the exact same.

My lad played on Saturday for his U9 team against a really good side which were all black. A lad in their midfield who looked about 13 and was massive took it upon himself to kick every kid on our team and because they are only under 9 their coach said it was a miss-timed tackles and the ref let it go. Admittedly a few of ours stayed down and cried a bit but they are honest kids. Anyway my lad went in for a tackle with this monster in the second half and it was a 50/50 crunching tackle which he won. neither kid held back. This lad did 4 rollovers on the floor I shit you not like a Spanish player and then there coach was hoping up and down say my boy should be sent off!

I ended rowing with that cunt as well.

Also, what really fucking annoys me is kids interest in actually playing football. When I was at that age I would be fucking cleaning my boots til you could see your face in them on a Friday night and be up at about 6 the following morning looking forward to the game. I have been helping coach my kids team and they have 11 players signed on and getting 7 to actually fucking play on a saturday morning is a fucking hard hard slog. We just had one kid drop out and we have a thing called teamstuff where their parents indicate their availability - at present we have 2 players confirmed, 5 with no response and 3 not available. Next year fuck the local team I will put him in a massive local academy and if he is any good he will play and I wont have to be ringing parents on a Saturday asking if their kid can play or if they want me to drive over and pick him up in the morning!

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I had 16 kids signed on and I'd be lucky if I got 11 show up on a Sunday by the time they were 13 or 14, that's after them all saying they'd turn up a couple of days before.  We had a full quota of kids for 8 games in a row in my last season and we won all 8.  The rest of the year when they couldn't be arsed to turn up we didn't win one. Then they were all complaining that we weren't very good.  I fucked it off.  Shame for the core of kids that bought into it cause we were really good with a full set of lads.  In the end I thought I didn't really need to be giving up 10 or 15 hours of my time every week to get the ball ache of turning up short every week cause no fucker could be bothered to turn up.

Kids coaching is definitely more than a one man job, I'd never do it again on my own. 

 

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