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Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
24%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
9%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
5%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
36%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
25%
  



zico 7:20 Mon May 31
Footballers who looked old when they were young!
Have been reading again the book "They played with John Lyall" and don't know if it was the 70's and 80's with the comb overs and beards but bloody hell some of those players looked ancient when they were in their 20's and 30's. Thought I would ask the question after seeing Darlo Debs post on the Regrets thread stating quite rightly that Steve Bould looked middle aged when he was young. So which players looked old even when they were young? I'll start with the comb over twosome of Pop Robson and Bobby Charlton.

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zico 3:26 Fri Jun 4
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Side of Ham 2:05 Fri Jun 4

:-)

Fifth Column 2:39 Fri Jun 4
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Ravanelli

Side of Ham 2:05 Fri Jun 4
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Strangely Zico all players that were booked were called Dave.......

zico 12:44 Fri Jun 4
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Debs - Apparently the ball they used in that match was the same ball they had used for twenty years,. It had received 10 new bladders, several new leather casings and 10 new sets of stitching but it was the same ball !! :-)

Alwaysaniron 7:23 Thu Jun 3
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Nobby Stiles

Darlo Debs 7:12 Thu Jun 3
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😀 Zico hsve been watching OFAH clips on the back of that. Just absolute quality.

zico 7:04 Thu Jun 3
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Darlo Debs 5:52 Thu Jun 3

I saw that but hadn't got a clue how to post pictures on here. Frightening likeness. Wonder if he used the double headed coin from the cards episode in the toss for ends?!

Darlo Debs 5:52 Thu Jun 3
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Not so much a player that looks old, but have just been sent a pic of the European Cup final in 71 and the ref is the doppleganger of Trigger from Only Fools & Horses.

El Scorchio 1:49 Thu Jun 3
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ATBOG 7:24

Lombardo immediately sprung to my mind. He was THIRTY ONE when he joined Palace. Looked about 50.

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Far Cough 1:34 Thu Jun 3
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Terry Hennessey

Don Ravioli 8:46 Thu Jun 3
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Johnny metgod

Hammer-ed 6:50 Thu Jun 3
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Terry Butcher

Colchester Sid 10:57 Wed Jun 2
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Giuseppe Bergomi

https://pythagorasinboots.com/giuseppe-bergomi-the-boy-known-as-u-n-c-l-e/

When he was still a teenager he looked like he was in his forties

LeroysBoots 10:49 Wed Jun 2
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Terry Mcdermott

ajc123 8:13 Wed Jun 2
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Alan Gilzean and Ralph Coates - Super Spurs Zimmer frame stroke force.

Frank Worthington always looked mid 30s to mid 40s as did Jimmy Case and Tommy Smith

BBondsBootlaces 10:48 Tue Jun 1
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Robben. I would routinely show American and Canadian friends his photo from when he was 22. They all thought he was a man in his 40's.

Hammer-ed 10:27 Tue Jun 1
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Far Cough I was aware that he played for Stoke when he turned 50. What I was Highlighting was that he still kept himself fit. The Guy was ahead of his time, he didn't smoke, didn't drink, one day in the week he didn't eat - just drink fluids. He drank carrot juice - which was unknow to most people at the time. Did 50 press up and sit up every day and on the days he went training he would walk around with 7 pound leg weights around his ankles - so come match days " when put on his football boots he felt he was "flying during the match".

His biggest regret was that he could have transferred to the midfield from being a winger (which arguably have to be the fittest / fastest person on the pitch). He said he could have played for another 3-5 years.

Pele even said he was the first modern footballer since e was careful of his diet and fitness.

normansmymate 9:59 Tue Jun 1
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That fella Arwen Robben

wanstead_hammer 7:37 Tue Jun 1
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Neville Southall

Tomsdad 6:35 Tue Jun 1
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Dave Watson

Far Cough 6:05 Tue Jun 1
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Hammer-ed 4:47 Tue Jun 1
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Yeah but Matthews played in the old 1st division at the age of 50, which was the top division at the time


Remarkable player, even people who never followed football, would always mention Stanley Matthews, he was that respected throughout the world

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