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Post by firstblood on Mon May 06, 2019 8:58 am

What's the go with all players having footy socks down these days?  apart from one or 2 I noticed on the weekend West v South, that there were only 2 or 3 players wearing their socks up and 2 of them were ruck men who i gather need socks up for their shin guards.
The AFL are the same, i know players who actually cut their socks to just above ankle height, don't ask me why, must make them run faster. Smile
One of my footy coaches when i was young once said (and i can still see him saying today)  .... 'if you can't get hold of the footy, at least pull your socks up and look like a footballer' Smile
He used to hate it when players started running around with socks down.
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Post by Admin on Mon May 06, 2019 10:28 am

Quite right. When I played as a lad, the coach always told us to make sure our knickerbockers looked good and that there were no nails sticking out from the sprigs.

Seriously though, who remembers the teams lining up before the game so that the umpire could check the sprigs. True.
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Post by C.K on Mon May 06, 2019 11:39 am

I suspect in Admin's day, players would place their cap at the place for a mark, after the captain (not umpire) made the decision Very Happy
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Post by Lee on Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 am

That's why I posted as Admin, hoping no-one would know it was me.

I resent the accusation, anyway. That was 2 or 3 years before my time.
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