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Re: Football thread another new one
Posted by: lower pavilion
Date: 02/04/2018 18:16
Beefy and adelaide

What you say is correct. Today in the premier league, managers and coaches complain their players are tired playing two games a week, which I think is totally absurd.

I remember years ago, the terrible state of the Stamford Bridge pitch, even half way through a season. It never seemed to worry a player by the name of Peter Osgood.

I also remember, when we played Leeds in the 1970 Cup final, and I was of course there with my dad. If memory serves me right, the Wembley pitch was in a terrible state, because someone thought it was a good idea to have the horse of the year show there the week before. The game ended 2-2. Me and my dad then went to the replay at Old Trafford. The hardest and dirtiest game I ever saw. We won 2-1, and it was the first time Chelsea had won the FA Cup. I still remember the total joy on my dad's face, when the referee blew the final whistle. In those days, winning the FA Cup meant everything.

I hope you forgive me Beefy mentioning the above. In those days Chelsea and Leeds had some wonderful hard fought games and of course Leeds had a great side.

The news about Ray Wilkins is so very sad. I think I am correct in saying, he was Chelsea's captain at about the age of 18. A wonderful player.


Finally, I think the fair play rules are a bit of a joke and I believe it is now being ignored.

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