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Usain Bolt

Post by mikeS » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:27 am

On a free? Good runner, 32, 6’ 5” how about it?

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:30 am

Sign him, cheap foreign and quick. The perfect signing

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by claptrappers_union » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:32 am

He wants paying more than our current experienced professionals. No thanks

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by arise_sir_charge » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:38 am

Claretonthecoast appears to be a xenophobe.

Seems against entertaining anybody foreign at our club. Two posts this morning both relating to foreigners and both posted in sarcastic manner.

Ban him until after Brexit is finalised. For his own good.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by RammyClaret61 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:40 am

I believe he wanted AU$1.6m, about £900,000 a season.

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Post by burnleymik » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:40 am

arise_sir_charge wrote:Claretonthecoast appears to be a xenophobe.

Seems against entertaining anybody foreign at our club. Two posts this morning both relating to foreigners and both posted in sarcastic manner.

Ban him until after Brexit is finalised. For his own good.
Fascist.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:41 am

Then you misunderstood arise but hardly a shock. I would rather have anybody foreign at the club than local people who bitch and moan about everything and anything.

Including writing off someone being linked with a technical director role before he has even got the job.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by houseboy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:49 am

Been speaking with a work mate this morning about this and apparently he has seen him play (for a German team?) and says if you take away his speed there is nothing there. No awareness, no control, no passing ability and for a guy at 6'5' he's not very good in the air. In other words he's not a footballer. I suggested that if we got good balls through the channels for him to run onto would that work but the opinion is no because of his complete lack of awareness and the fact that the opposition could counter him easily by leaving a man deep, 10 yards or so behind him so he has no real chance of using his speed.

This is second hand info and not my opinion because I haven't seen him play.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by 2 Bee Holed » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:54 am

Not fast enough for us.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Falcon » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:11 am

His wage demands are ridiculous for a player who's never played professionally before.

I suppose the idea is that you recoup the money in shirt sales and publicity etc.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Dyched » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:49 am

Someone put the videos of the Pogba penalty and Bolts 100m record side by side. Bolt won by 1.5 seconds :lol:

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by GordonvaleClaret » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:56 am

Regardless of his on-field ability, his off-field contribution to the club and the league as a whole has been no less than magnificent.

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Sutton-Claret » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:04 am

He'll sign for West Ham....

Joking aside - he'd shift some shirts

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by dpinsussex » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Will he get a work permit?

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Braindead » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:31 pm

The footballing legend that is Andy Keogh just described Bolt as having a 'Touch like a trampoline'

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by arise_sir_charge » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:06 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:Then you misunderstood arise but hardly a shock. I would rather have anybody foreign at the club than local people who bitch and moan about everything and anything.

Including writing off someone being linked with a technical director role before he has even got the job.
Who’s done that then?

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:14 pm

Fame hungry ego maniac. Nowhere near the level required to play professionally in our top 4 tiers. What is he now 32? Plus doubt he would pass our more stringent drugs testers. Only doing this for the publicity....wouldnt want him anywhere near our club, maybe he should take up bobsleighing "hey Sanker, you alive?"

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by Wirvine » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:41 am

My favourite quote about his footballing ability.

"He has the touch of a trampoline"

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Re: Usain Bolt

Post by walter the softy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:55 am

houseboy wrote:Been speaking with a work mate this morning about this and apparently he has seen him play (for a German team?) and says if you take away his speed there is nothing there. No awareness, no control, no passing ability and for a guy at 6'5' he's not very good in the air. In other words he's not a footballer. I suggested that if we got good balls through the channels for him to run onto would that work but the opinion is no because of his complete lack of awareness and the fact that the opposition could counter him easily by leaving a man deep, 10 yards or so behind him so he has no real chance of using his speed.

This is second hand info and not my opinion because I haven't seen him play.
From memory he was training with Dortmund I think during the Summer months before last season. The trainer at the time, Peter Stöger, was politely damning. He said something like he has a load of enthusiasm but does not have the tactical awareness that a modern pro needs. Needless to say, Bolt did not get a contract. Since then, he has been angling for a chance in the Australian League but one of the rival managers, Markus Babbel, said to the German press words to the effect of "he will not make it even in 100 years. As a player I would feel like I am being taken the p#ss out of. As a publicity stunt though it is sensational and the A league gets a load of attention but, honestly said, I can not take it seriously". That probably sums it up I would imagine.

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