Look at what the PC brigade have gone and done now


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#2

Something about Mac users.


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old news no?

I mean http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2252516/Robin-van-Persie-killed-says-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-Ashley-Williams-kick.html


#5

Elf n safety gone mad. Back when footballers were real men, they used to head leather balls all day and it never did them any-- Oh…


#6

Be interesting to know what change there’s been with modern ball technology (lol) but yeah, seems sensible, remember having pretty bad headaches most mornings after matches and especially training as a kid


#7

There’s actually quite a bit of evidence to suggest it’s true, i’m afraid. Remember reading something about Jeff Astle. Course, people still get punched in the head for a living, so…


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Looking forward to other countries never doing anything about this and dominating forever tbqh


#10

When you read the article, you me-?

Oh wait, no one does that. Fair enough :wink:


#11

Yeah the funny thing is schools will still user cheaper, heavier balls, yet the prem balls are SO much lighter and more cushioned. I think heading is fine, but they don’t need to do heading drills at school level anyway do they, really?


#12

nah, should probs be playing head-height, 7-a-side stuff until about 14/15 anyway if we ever want to produce any half-decent technical players anyway


#13

Surely modify the ball a bit, not stop heading.

Also what about all the other sports with head injury risk like martial arts, boxing and American football?

I blame Islam. And the Jews. And immigrants. And benefit scroungers. And gays. And hippies.


#14

LITERALLY can’t even do long term harm to children these days without some coddled snowflake having a moan about it.

Unbelievable.


#15

America has already brought in a ban after 50,000 concussions were recorded among school football players in 2010.

From heading a (soccer) football? Surely that’s not right.


#16

Tbf sport’s been nothing but corrosive to our society, just sack it off imo


#17

you mean shouldn’t?

The worst is all those shit school coaches that are concerned about winning just chuck a tall, fast kid up front and pump it long, and float it in to the box over and over. One of the big reasons we struggle to produce technical players imo.


#18

Finally, something* we can agree on.

*The Donnas don’t count


#19

I look forward to this being trotted out as an excuse when we get knocked out of the 2030 world cup by a headed goal from a corner.


#20

Inevitable