SIGN UP

What's Wrong With Footballers?

Avatar Image
Bert45 | 21:31 Thu 21st Jan 2021 | Sport
30 Answers
When Colin Bell died recently, they showed some of his goals in black and white footage. When he (or anyone else from that era, for that matter) scored a goal, he shook hands with one or two of his teammates and went back to the centre of the pitch. There was no hugging, no silly dancing, no knee slides. And yet I've heard managers say that it is almost impossible for today's pampered prima donnas to resist hugging and kissing each other when one of them scores a goal. If one of those knee slides ended with a gashed knee, perhaps they'd stop them. And if the huggers all got yellow cards, perhaps they'd stop too.

Answers

1 to 20 of 30rss feed

1 2 Next Last

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by Bert45. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
Perhaps.
Bert, I entirely agree. Now I'm old, I see them as children who have no self-control.
Notice how many of them have fresh sculpted haircuts, even in lockdown.
There was no hugging
___________________

There was.
Not in my day, Roy, I'm older than you.
Just watched a few George Best goals...he liked a hug after scoring.
Maybe a hug, but not an on-pitch orgy.
From the OP

There was no hugging
Atheist just moved the goalposts.
Many were like Bell but not all- remember Mick Channon at Southampton with he's windmill arm

Just picked a clip at random from 1970 world cup- Gerd Mullar goals. Lots of celebrations and hugs
Well of course, by the 70's it was already going to pot. It just wasn't done in the olden days. Did Billy Boston hug and kiss men when he scored a try? Did Stanley Matthews (the Wizard of Dribble) dribble over his team mates after every goal?
Billy Boston sounds confused.
World-beating Wigan Rugby League player. Catch - Run - Try!!
I don't remember him being confused; probably before your time, Roy I'm going back to the fifties.
Colin Bell was before my time.
Veritable orgy, Mamya.
Can I uncover my eyes now?
Yes...


Good job it was in Black and white though.
the 70s were 50 years ago - is that not calssed as "olden days"?
Not if you are Methuselah.

1 to 20 of 30rss feed

1 2 Next Last

Do you know the answer?

What's Wrong With Footballers?

Answer Question >>