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Postby Jock Strapp » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:08 am

I am not a football fan, hated being made to play while at school. In spite of that I have been watching the womens football and applaud their skill and dedication to the game (Except Cameroon ). A few years ago no one had heard of womens football so I wonder where all the skill came from, not just in England but world wide.
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Postby rebbonk » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am

If only they swapped shirts at the end!
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Postby Jock Strapp » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:41 pm

rebbonk wrote:If only they swapped shirts at the end!

That may make it more interesting. I suspect that the players may be using anti bounce devices. Flopper Stoppers I believe they are called in the trade.
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Postby dutchman » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:19 pm

Jock Strapp wrote:A few years ago no one had heard of womens football so I wonder where all the skill came from, not just in England but world wide.


I suspect it comes from young girls now playing it at school. My granddaughter plays better than I ever could.
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Postby Jock Strapp » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:33 pm

I was at Windmill Rd school. We played football in the fields that is now known as Longford Park. There was little grass left in the area where we had to play, all bare earth and mud. The ball was leather that sucked up water like a sponge so the it became very heavy. Danger of a broken ankle if anyone kicked it with enthusiasm . No one would ever try to head the ball as that could cause serious injury.
Summer and cricket was an entirely different matter, we all enjoyed that very much.
After air raids we were sent out to search those playing fields and school grounds looking for signs of unexploded bombs. We had to look for holes in the ground, different sizes for different bombs. If any holes were found they were ignored as bombs could go down 30ft an difficult to get out.
I Was once fishing at Wyken Slough with a friend late evening when several bombs fell into the lake and failed to explode. We reported this to the police but I know that nothing was done about it so those bombs must still be there deep in the mud.
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