ALAMO2008 wrote:When I played for Sterrix Lane Primary school boys in the early 1960`s I think we Lost every game for about 4 years by at least 10 Nil against us.
I can't ever remember any of us ever scoring a Goal ever !
I felt sorry for my Classmate and Friend David who was our Goalie he was in Tears after every match and he wasn't even fat. No one else ever volunteered togo in Goal.
We put our bad luck down to the fact that we played in White Shirts and Black Shorts like England,
when every other school had coloured shirts.!
Having so Many Goals scored against us in every match, never really bothered me, because I was never ever really good at Maths at school.
But playing as Right Half, to this day, when I pass down that corner of Sterrix Lane and Moss Lane
where our pitch was in a Field meadow and had a 45 degree slope from one end to the other with pot holes,
I can still hear Mr.Harper shouting :
" Chapman ! If in doubt, kick it out !"
I can't say it scarred me for life loosing like that at Football in every game, so I never really played Football after that and decided my skills were better used in Badminton, Squash and Karate
and I never liked loosing after that,
and made sure I was better than my opponents in matches, in those events, in future.
Just an Old Grumpy Armchair Football Critic now,
and I hate possession football that goes backwards towards your own goal,
because you haven't the skills to turn an opponent and go forward.
Seeing the Women's Football, I have seen their players with those skills, time and time again,
its a real joy to watch!
Football as it should be !
No professional Fowls by Defenders, who haven't the skills to stop those attackers and resorting to Wrestling to their Back Up skill.
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