Interesting. I used to be on a local FB page but became so tired of the posts which celebrated how hard this player or that player was. Glad you made some sort of recovery.Old Gunner wrote:memory man wrote:One of the things I really like about the modern game is that players are no longer lauded for their thuggery. A lot of the so-called "hardmen" of yesteryear wouldn't have been able to play professionally had they been made to stick to the rules.Penlee wrote: Very interesting piece by Holloway in the Bristol paper particularly the bit regarding Jock Morrison
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/foo ... vs-3589606
I agree and it was the same at amateur level. I recall turning an opposition right back inside out for the entirety of a match...when he got his chance he launched a knee high tackle at me snapping my anterior cruciate ligament. I managed to carry on playing all sorts of sport (despite advice from the medical profession) and still do, but haven't had a day over 40 years without some sort of discomfort. I'm an easy going bloke but if I could ever find the guy who did it I would do him some damage.
The referee didn't even book the bugger...these days I probably could have done him for assault.