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Ball boys

Postby beddie » Wed May 08, 2019 8:34 am

Been saying as have others for sometime that they can play a big part if they are trained and organised, from slowing the game down to getting the team on the front foot. Well done to the young man at Liverpool last night.
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Re: Ball boys

Postby Cubanclaret » Wed May 08, 2019 9:58 am

He should have had an assist.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Bosscat » Wed May 08, 2019 10:43 am

4th officials occasionally act as ball boys too :( as we know to our cost.......
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Re: Ball boys

Postby South West Claret. » Wed May 08, 2019 1:00 pm

Bring them back as it must be good to get youngsters involved with the club I would have thought, and please no money to the club from the kids parents.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Damo » Wed May 08, 2019 1:02 pm

South West Claret. wrote:Bring them back as it must be good to get youngsters involved with the club I would have thought, and please no money to the club from the kids parents.

We have ball boys.
It's easy to think that we dont though most of the time
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Re: Ball boys

Postby MACCA » Wed May 08, 2019 1:02 pm

Are they always all boys, I'm sure I've seen a girl before on the Turf?
Also many are not just young kids like the old days, often youths or even later teens for those reasons listed in the OP.

I'm not quite comfortable people assuming their gender.

I'm sure there's a none gender specific way to describe them.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby CaptainKirk » Wed May 08, 2019 1:06 pm

MACCA: GET A LIFE.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby South West Claret. » Wed May 08, 2019 1:08 pm

Damo wrote:We have ball boys.
It's easy to think that we dont though most of the time


Really? I hadn't noticed them but I sit corrected.
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Re: Ball boys

Postby Bosscat » Wed May 08, 2019 1:11 pm

MACCA wrote:Are they always all boys, I'm sure I've seen a girl before on the Turf?
Also many are not just young kids like the old days, often youths or even later teens for those reasons listed in the OP.

I'm not quite comfortable people assuming their gender.

I'm sure there's a none gender specific way to describe them.

Non Gender Specific Spherical Object Collectors

Or "Nongensocs" for short
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Re: Ball boys

Postby MACCA » Wed May 08, 2019 1:34 pm

CaptainKirk wrote:MACCA: GET A LIFE.


So you believe there's a place for this sort of behaviour in our society?

Hopefully unlike racism and homophobia, it wont take generations for people to realise it's not ok to label or discriminate people.

It's your children, family and friend I feel sorry for if you don't care about these serious issues.

Where does mental health appear in your table of things that don't matter and we should just crack on and tell people they isn't a real problem?

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Re: Ball boys

Postby MACCA » Wed May 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Bosscat wrote:Non Gender Specific Spherical Object Collectors

Or "Nongensocs" for short


Yeah not bad ideas, but maybe just ball person is enough.

I know firefighters, police officers and refuse collectors took to the name change easy enough.

But suppose there's still people out there thinking we play in the premiership.
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Re: Ball boys

Postby Vino blanco » Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 pm

Macca, follow the advice and get a life.
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Re: Ball boys

Postby Damo » Wed May 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Ball scrubbers

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Re: Ball boys

Postby MACCA » Wed May 08, 2019 1:46 pm

Vino blanco wrote:Macca, follow the advice and get a life.


I have one thank you, a very good one I believe, but it's one where discrimination, sexism and racism has no place.

If having "a life" means these things are accepted or a blind eye should be turned regards to them, then I'm happy to be labelled as not having one...

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Re: Ball boys

Postby bfccrazy » Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm

MACCA wrote:I have one thank you, a very good one I believe, but it's one where discrimination, sexism and racism has no place.

If having "a life" means these things are accepted or a blind eye should be turned regards to them, then I'm happy to be labelled as not having one...


You’re the most racist person I’be ever encountered tbh ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ball boys

Postby chekhov » Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm

Funny that regular users of a football message board would suggest another user get a life.
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Re: Ball boys

Postby MACCA » Wed May 08, 2019 2:20 pm

bfccrazy wrote:You’re the most racist person I’be ever encountered tbh ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:



Well that's a load of old tosh, I've only know you 2 years, and I've had a black labrador 5 years!
Blows your theory out of the water.
Ppfftt, Racist my eye.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Rick_Muller » Wed May 08, 2019 2:31 pm

If they’ve got balls they’re boys...

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Re: Ball boys

Postby IanMcL » Wed May 08, 2019 4:28 pm

They are invisible to me!

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Millertime v1.7 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:21 am

Macca mate, you need to get a life bud

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Re: Ball boys

Postby deanothedino » Thu May 09, 2019 6:01 am

South West Claret. wrote:Really? I hadn't noticed them but I sit corrected.

If common consensus is to be believed we only lump the ball into the stands, so they mainly sit and watch the ball soar over them.

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Chip Harrison » Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 am

Liverpool instructed their ball boys to speed up and get the ball back into a players arms asap. Look how it worked out for them with the 4th goal.
Ours look at the ball as if its nothing to do with them. Get some urgency into them!

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Re: Ball boys

Postby Burnley Ace » Thu May 09, 2019 9:34 am

Chip Harrison wrote:Liverpool instructed their ball boys to speed up and Get some urgency into them!


It’s not urgency it’s having an understanding of the game, sometimes a little fumble or awkward bounce to slow the game down is just as useful!!


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