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magpie seanie

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« Reply #48405 on: March 13, 2020, 01:23:42 PM »
The lack of action in the UK makes it ever more likely that the season isn't completed.

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« Reply #48406 on: April 11, 2020, 05:53:20 PM »
European Cup Final 1968 on Virgin Sport tonight, a rare chance to see something that doesn't air too often...

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« Reply #48407 on: April 18, 2020, 11:11:53 PM »
Keane voted best captain and foreign import in the Premiership on Match of the day by Shearer and Ian Wright
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« Reply #48408 on: April 24, 2020, 05:01:02 PM »
Big Norm made his debut 38 years ago today, a beast at 16.

https://twitter.com/NormanWhiteside/status/1253575084553515011?s=19

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« Reply #48409 on: April 24, 2020, 05:18:52 PM »
Big Norm made his debut 38 years ago today, a beast at 16.

https://twitter.com/NormanWhiteside/status/1253575084553515011?s=19

He was an outstanding player, career cut short with injury, seen him for Utd and Everton one time, he scored a hat-trick
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« Reply #48410 on: April 24, 2020, 05:19:18 PM »
Big Norm made his debut 38 years ago today, a beast at 16.

https://twitter.com/NormanWhiteside/status/1253575084553515011?s=19

Not many 16 year olds like Norman, a really nice bloke by all accounts.

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« Reply #48411 on: April 24, 2020, 06:18:01 PM »
Norman had everything except speed, which I think he blamed on rehab from a schoolboy injury....

Had pints with him in Copenhagen some years back after a United game, sound fella.

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« Reply #48412 on: April 24, 2020, 07:10:35 PM »
Lots of snippets of early to mid 80s games on YouTube to watch these days , forgot lots of stuff and players,  great to watch. Stapleton and whiteside as a partnership for example.

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« Reply #48413 on: April 24, 2020, 07:55:02 PM »

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« Reply #48414 on: May 18, 2020, 12:51:05 PM »
I see guys on Twitter falling over themselves to apologise to Luke Chadwick today....

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« Reply #48415 on: May 18, 2020, 01:30:18 PM »
I see guys on Twitter falling over themselves to apologise to Luke Chadwick today....

Even at the time this felt wrong and OTT.
But now it is a disgrace and the apologies are merited if too late.


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« Reply #48416 on: May 18, 2020, 04:37:11 PM »
Easy to ignore because they are in the public eye but they can be vunerable youngsters too. It's better now in the media I think, well more subtle anyway, but probably even worse with social media etc ..

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« Reply #48417 on: May 18, 2020, 05:03:58 PM »
I read the article in The Athletic.

How times have changed over the past few years. In the 90s and early 2000s, we thought we were so enlightened compared to the dark past of bananas being thrown at John Barnes or Tommy Smith casually racially abusing Howard Gayle at Liverpool training, yet it was still ok to ridicule a lad like Chadwick purely for his appearance, with not a thought given to the (now) obvious effect it must have been having on him.

Fair fucks to him, and good to see him doing well, but unfortunate in that he probably didn't have the career he could have because of the abuse. I wouldn't be critical of United or Ferguson; this was a societal thing, and I'm sure the same happened at every club. Think poor Ian Dowie. Society doesn't see stars as human like the rest of us.

And still, we've yet to see a top footballer come out as gay. How long will that take? One barrier at a time I guess.

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« Reply #48418 on: May 18, 2020, 05:18:13 PM »
I read the article in The Athletic.

How times have changed over the past few years. In the 90s and early 2000s, we thought we were so enlightened compared to the dark past of bananas being thrown at John Barnes or Tommy Smith casually racially abusing Howard Gayle at Liverpool training, yet it was still ok to ridicule a lad like Chadwick purely for his appearance, with not a thought given to the (now) obvious effect it must have been having on him.

Fair fucks to him, and good to see him doing well, but unfortunate in that he probably didn't have the career he could have because of the abuse. I wouldn't be critical of United or Ferguson; this was a societal thing, and I'm sure the same happened at every club. Think poor Ian Dowie. Society doesn't see stars as human like the rest of us.

And still, we've yet to see a top footballer come out as gay. How long will that take? One barrier at a time I guess.

Ian Dowie though didn’t suffer from confidence I don’t think. Remember him and the N.I squad in Bob Cratchits one night, went up to my wife (girlfriend at the time) said “where have you been all my life?”  I wasn’t worried though to be fair  ;D

Chadwick in fairness looked as if his ‘abuse’ was taking its toll on him and confidence was low, always liked him as a footballer and looked out for his career when he moved.

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« Reply #48419 on: May 18, 2020, 06:26:47 PM »
Chadwick looked a great prospect. Unable to get many games though as United had a big squad with big names, and he wasn’t going to oust Beckham or golden boy Giggs.