Post by shottermiller on Apr 19, 2020 9:57:11 GMT 1
Every week we used to see the disgusting habit of Footballers and Rugby players to a lesser extent spitting out phlegm and snotting on the field of play. From grass roots level up to the prima donnas in vivid close up on TV.
It never used to happen. Shorts used to be made with a pocket for a tissue or handkerchief and we used them. I'm sure upbringing has a lot to do with it.
I wonder how much this has contributed to the spread of this terrible virus amongst footballers (5 at a local club being an illustrating point)? Maybe picked up from on the training pitch surface. I've not seen any mention about this habit elsewhere so I doubt whether any thought has been given to this at all.
What's going to happen if and when the games return? Possibly if it's spotted a spell in the sin bin and a fine.
Anyone got any suggestions?
Let's face it you wouldn't play with dog dirt on the field of play and returning to the old days sometimes somebody had to go around if the sheep or cows had been on the grass.
I also have a recollection you couldn't play where horses had been on the grass because of Tetanus.
Bit of a leap of faith from spitting to metal screw in studs, perhaps? My running shorts do have pockets, so perhaps not an entirely unreasonable suggestion. If the virus is going to be hanging around for a while, which it looks like it is, then I'd imagine everyone is going to be a bit more sensitive to this.
Sensible with his posts Pete? I don’t think he was being completely serious and even if he was then so what, nothing harmful in it, why be so negative to him. Have you posted anything good ever? Your previous posts clearly you haven’t.
I’m personally not expecting much football for some time after hearing a lot of the recent press conferences.
Post by shottermiller on Apr 23, 2020 9:48:12 GMT 1
Thanks for your support Parttimer and Chazza; that character is out of order and needs to read my post again and again. Maybe he spits and phlegms on his carpets indoors. Who knows?
Adding to what I've already posted I'm adding and I'm not having a dig Davo. Perhaps if for every incident that was seen on the field the fine could hit the manager's pocket and build up for each additional offence but in addition to that send him on a course of lessons in health education. This may well encourage them to get the point over to the perpetraitors on the pitch. If they don't attend; they could be suspended from football until they do. God the cry babies would come out then wouldn't they.
Forget about all this bl**dy political correctness; it never used to be about and it didn't hurt anyone when it wasn't around. Do unto others as you would expect to be done to yourself.
STOP THIS FOUL HABIT AT ALL CLUBS INCLUDING OUR OWN.
Sadly I'm stuck indoors self isolating so I can't really write to The Sun and see what the reaction is.
Another reflection on Shottermiller's original post. Hard to imagine these days but I remember a match in the Winchester league at Bishops Sutton in the mid 1960s. Probably the worst pitch I ever played on. The pitch was a farmer's field and I recall that the cows were taken off in the morning before the match was played on the Saturday afternoon ! I wonder if any other current supporters played there ?
Post by shottermiller on Apr 24, 2020 19:21:14 GMT 1
Strangely though optimist back in the late 70's I played cricket over at Selborne. When we arrived the sheep were being shepherded off the field, and then the guys drove out the the middle and rolled out a matting wicket on a concrete strip!