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Riff
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 10:56 on 4th Sep 2009

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dazntfc Wrote:
Riff Wrote:

Soccer is perfectly acceptable English useage.




NOT in my book it isn't



Not your book tho is it? :p
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Burnhope
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 15:32 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 18:05 on 30th Mar 2009
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Location: Oxford
Riff Wrote:
dazntfc Wrote:
Riff Wrote:

Soccer is perfectly acceptable English useage.




NOT in my book it isn't



Not your book tho is it? :p



Soccer- "An American association of football"!
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spursmark
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 15:44 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 13:01 on 16th May 2008
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Location: wilmslow cheshire
Soccer is perfectly acceptable English useage. [/quote]


Soccer- "An American association of football"![/quote][/quote]




dont forget the aussie football squad they are the socceroos...
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DavidLilley
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 18:36 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 12:44 on 24th Apr 2008
Posts: 157
Location: Halstead,Essex
This is the THIRD known occasion in last 18months when a player has been injured playing football on the outfield. Anderson in NZ being the first. Maybe the first one was bad luck, the second occasion should have resulted in football being replaced with something else, so it makes you wonder after the third time if the coaches are just plain stupid?
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 19:58 on 4th Sep 2009

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DavidLilley Wrote:
This is the THIRD known occasion in last 18months when a player has been injured playing football on the outfield. Anderson in NZ being the first. Maybe the first one was bad luck, the second occasion should have resulted in football being replaced with something else, so it makes you wonder after the third time if the coaches are just plain stupid?


We don't need to wonder.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 20:01 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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I actually wonder whether the best way of training to play cricket might be to play cricket, and take part in cricket-related drills such as nets, catching practice, and fielding practice. That's what the players of years ago used to do, and you didn't used to get anything like the number of injuries that happen now.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 10:07 on 5th Sep 2009

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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My thoughts entirely.Was in the ground early doors at the Kandy test,we were behind the 9 ball again,so instead of netting and fielding practice,they muck about trying to play football. :roll: :roll:
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Vegan Barnsley
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 21:32 on 5th Sep 2009

Joined: 01:51 on 21st Dec 2008
Posts: 459
fernando Wrote:
My thoughts entirely.Was in the ground early doors at the Kandy test,we were behind the 9 ball again,so instead of netting and fielding practice,they muck about trying to play football. :roll: :roll:


"9 ball?" You'll be using the 'S' word for football next!

"This is the 51st state if the USA."

It may not be D-Beat but it has fire and I like it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHzOG4mJ ... L&index=36
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 22:58 on 5th Sep 2009

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Vegan Barnsley Wrote:
fernando Wrote:
My thoughts entirely.Was in the ground early doors at the Kandy test,we were behind the 9 ball again,so instead of netting and fielding practice,they muck about trying to play football. :roll: :roll:


"9 ball?" You'll be using the 'S' word for football next!

"This is the 51st state if the USA."

It may not be D-Beat but it has fire and I like it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHzOG4mJ ... L&index=36


On the same theme, there's also this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOWBLugj9E

However, being married to a North American I can confirm that the USA isn't the only country to call Association Football "soccer." In Canada they do so as well. Like the USA, Canada has its own code of football:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_football

The fact that Australians (presumably for similar reasons) also refer to the round ball game as soccer, suggests that the word soccer was indeed probably coined in Britain, and spread around the English-speaking world from there rather than being American in origin.

In the 19th century, after Association and Rugby football codes split, rugby was usually referred to as "football" wherever it was played, which from the 1880's onwards included most (but not all) English public schools. Of course this led to confusion when the public schoolboys arrived as undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge universities where both codes were played, hence the need to verbally differentiate "rugger" from "soccer." The latter word derives (depending on who you believe) either from "association" or from the latin "soccus," which was a lightweight Roman shoe.

It was Association football that first embraced professionalism, thus making it more accessible to common people, and so it became the code most widely known by the English and Scottish working classes as "football."

However it was amateurs, most of them from Oxbridge, touring with clubs like the Corinthians who were most responsible for the international spread of the game, and they would most likely have referred to it as soccer.

Whatever the case, our cricketers shouldn't be playing it in training!
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snippy
Post subject: Re: Will they never learn?
PostPosted: 00:51 on 6th Sep 2009

Joined: 22:44 on 7th May 2008
Posts: 167
Location: Norwich
I just wonder when the players are mocking about playing football do they get injured trying to keep diving just like what the professional footballers do. :?: :?: :?:
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