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4 hours ago, MistahCampoy said:

Is it worth getting?

Definitely, so easy to lose hours upon hours playing the game! Takes a bit to get a hang of it!

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Also that guy doing the twitter thread i posted above does Football Cliches which is a fun podcast. Very english but a good listen, the basically just go into the different areas of football where there are all sorts of cliches that get used.

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On 24/03/2020 at 12:18 AM, Carns said:

 

For me it would be knowing that Athletic Bilbao only sign players who were born in the Basque Country or they adapt their football skills from there and as they still manage to produce some decent footballers and stay in the La Liga. 

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8 hours ago, MathyouWSW said:

For me it would be knowing that Athletic Bilbao only sign players who were born in the Basque Country or they adapt their football skills from there and as they still manage to produce some decent footballers and stay in the La Liga. 

Agree, it is commendable. But even they have had their moments with "questionable" connections to the region.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletic_Bilbao_signing_policy#Players_from_outside_the_region

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If you haven't been keeping up with that twitter thread above, it just reached its apogee (skip the top rubbish)

 

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Cheers for that, great read.

His memory differs from mine a little, we were mates until he moved away to QLD early on into high school - and from what I can recall football wasn't 24/7, it was just something we played at school and on weekends, we used to kick a rugby league ball at Crawford Public School just as much as a football.

His brother Troy was a good player, but the best player out of Doonside I can remember was another schoolmate called Mark Honselaars, who was better than all of us but I can't seem to find much info on him except for a stint in the NSL.

Brad Maloney was also a Doonside High student and I know he made it into the NSL and made a career out of football.

These are the guys I want at WSW, no one understands the youth better.

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58 minutes ago, hawks2767 said:

Cheers for that, great read.

His memory differs from mine a little, we were mates until he moved away to QLD early on into high school - and from what I can recall football wasn't 24/7, it was just something we played at school and on weekends, we used to kick a rugby league ball at Crawford Public School just as much as a football.

His brother Troy was a good player, but the best player out of Doonside I can remember was another schoolmate called Mark Honselaars, who was better than all of us but I can't seem to find much info on him except for a stint in the NSL.

Brad Maloney was also a Doonside High student and I know he made it into the NSL and made a career out of football.

These are the guys I want at WSW, no one understands the youth better.

I understand what you mean, but does that apply to "the youth of today"? 

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just watched Dicks penalties above, by christ he belted the ball hard, no panenkas in him !

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This interview (one or two parts of it anyway) has prompted a couple articles which aren't really worth mentioning. But they piqued a desire to see the interview. I stumbled across it tonight. We don't hear enough from him. Enjoy.

 

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On 09/04/2020 at 12:14 PM, WSWJACK said:

 

just watched Dicks penalties above, by christ he belted the ball hard, no panenkas in him !

He was great. :lol:

Remember that last one too, Solskjaer and Beckham had scored. That was to level it up near the end.

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23 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

And, seemingly like almost everyone else in Scotland, Steve Gerrard is critical of the decision:

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/i-ve-watched-the-spfl-get-absolutely-slaughtered-gerrard-calls-for-independent-investigation

I don't keep a close watch on Scotland football as a whole, but I've only ever seen criticism of the SPFL board and their decisions as being any or all of corrupt, incompetent and secretive.

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10 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

And, seemingly like almost everyone else in Scotland, Steve Gerrard is critical of the decision:

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/i-ve-watched-the-spfl-get-absolutely-slaughtered-gerrard-calls-for-independent-investigation

I don't keep a close watch on Scotland football as a whole, but I've only ever seen criticism of the SPFL board and their decisions as being any or all of corrupt, incompetent and secretive.

Who cares what the DJ punching Phil Collins loving, biff thinks 

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6 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

Not surprisingly a good read with some very interesting little stories.

@MartinTyler - obviously you already know what's included!

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/lucy-zelic-in-conversation-with-martin-tyler

 

Interesting parallel with him about introduction to football. At about the same age I was living Deal, a coastal town in Kent and generally more interested in cricket but I had just started to play football at school. A school friend took me to watch Deal Town, then in the Southern League (6th tier) and from that point onward I was hooked. Helped that the '66 World Cup followed soon afterwards !!

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I like the idea of Tyler being nabbed by SBS at parra.

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Well that is certainly thinking outside the box, don't know how to take that honestly.....

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17 minutes ago, WSWJACK said:

Well that is certainly thinking outside the box, don't know how to take that honestly.....

Same kid did the original A League club badges 

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32 minutes ago, Davo said:

I heard half of Sydney FC's backroom staff are unpaid children.

just glad seb isnt with them anymore or the police would be called

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https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52416192

Some great articles on BBC atm, this one from 1970, love the quote below:

As renowned Observer journalist Hugh McIlvanney wrote afterwards: “At times, it appeared that Mr Jennings would give a free-kick only on production of a death certificate.”

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