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  1. Unless they've pimped the ground out to a couple of pub teams... https://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/2022/april/pitchhirebookings_2022/
  2. I played to a decent level until my late teens when I got an injury so severe that the club doctor said that my choice was to go back and try to play or walk with a stick when I was 30. So I stopped. Played a bit of social RL in my 20s, then played tag in my 40s (got a few knocks there) and picked another injury playing tag when I was 50 (that still niggles now), and that put the lid on it. Do I miss it? Yes. The buzz of the dressing room, feeling part of a team - and, let's face it, it's an exhilarating game to play. Now 58 and seriously considering walking rugby. Couldn't possibly get injured playing that. Could I? But take people's point that, as it was never my job, I never got disillusioned by it - so maybe I have a rose-tinted view? Still obsessed with the game though. Love it.
  3. Hornets completed their first set of six in the 23rd minute. Worst first quarter for a very long time. Discipline also awful. Yes, we got close after chasing the game down TWICE, but errors and penalties killed us in the end. Must do better.
  4. 'Soccer' has been with us since the 1880s. And its origins are British. It's a colloquialism to distinguish association football from the other codes of football played at the time. Its use to distinguish the game from 'American Football' (or just 'football') in the US has, as the game has grown there and we have become increasingly exposed to/influenced by US culture, has led it to feel like an American construction (especially when pronounced as 'sacker'). But it's as legitimate a name for football as 'football'.
  5. He's hugely talented, but lazy. Plays when he wants and goes missing for long periods. He's an expensive ornament.
  6. Spotland has a hybrid system. 50% grass - 50% sand On a related note, back in the normal-times I played a bit of masters. We used to train in a sports hall and play on grass. We switched to training on artificial grass with the rubber crumb in it - within a month six of us were out with knee problems.
  7. Yesterday's subs were: Connor Aspey Luke Fowden Rhys Davies Aiden Roden The BBC Website is wrong.
  8. 688 Down a bit on last season's league average. Hurricanes brought about 60 - mostly players' friends and family. The red card was hugely over zealous - we call Jo Taira (that's 'Tie-era' everyone) the Suva Express because being hit by him is like being hit by a train. Seems today's 13-year old referee was quite taken aback by the impact of the hit. Hurricanes only scored points when Hornets were playing with 12 men. (one yellow/one red card) Hornets had no Rangi Chase, no FuiFui, No Gavin Bennion - plenty of young lads/fringe players/local lads given a run. Hornets in the hat for Round 3. Nice.
  9. Yerah - we play them bank holiday weekend. Expect travel carnage.
  10. In the 'Any Other Business' forum, I'd say: b u g g e r all!
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