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New Balls Please

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:44 am

New Premier League ball for 2020/21

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:20 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:44 am
New Premier League ball for 2020/21

Was never anything wrong with these!
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:24 am

Or this

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BenWickes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:24 am
Or this

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Brings a whole new meaning to putting your laces through it....

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:44 am
New Premier League ball for 2020/21

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Looks like a dodecahedron.

Has there ever been a dodecahedral football before?

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by mdd2 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:39 am

The fear of what was going to hit your head with that ball posted by CT-please not laces on forehead, please please, please. Why was it that it seemed like that is what hit you 90% of the time and oh my goodness even worse whichever bit you headed when the ball was soaked from rain

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:41 am

BenWickes wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am
Brings a whole new meaning to putting your laces through it....
I played with footballs like that when I was at school

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Greenmile » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:44 am

Rowls wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am
Looks like a dodecahedron.

Has there ever been a dodecahedral football before?
I stand to be corrected, but I’m fairly sure footballs have always been at least round, if not entirely spherical. So no, there has never been a dodecahedral football before.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Volvoclaret » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:45 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:41 am
I played with footballs like that when I was at school
Mmmmmm that answers a lot. 😝😁😂

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm

Remember when the ball was smooth and Craig Johnston invented his boots covered in pingpong bat grip?
Now the grooves are in the ball and they play in slippers.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:24 am
Or this

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Shoddy bit of lacing there. Even I could get it with just the laces going smooth across the laceholes.

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Re: New Balls Please

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:35 pm

"female person"
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by clansman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm

If you headed that Casey with the lacing as per photo you’d end up with 6 stitches in your forehead. Most of us tried not to head it by moving ever so slightly out of position and then looking like we had tried to head it!!!
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by mdd2 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:32 pm

clansman wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
If you headed that Casey with the lacing as per photo you’d end up with 6 stitches in your forehead. Most of us tried not to head it by moving ever so slightly out of position and then looking like we had tried to head it!!!
Wimp :lol: :lol: :lol:
Or maybe wise
I remember having blurred vision after some headers not properly executed
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by mdd2 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:33 pm

Rowls wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:35 pm
"female person"
One up on "female lady"

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BenWickes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:03 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:41 am
I played with footballs like that when I was at school
I vaguely remember my Dad having one. Clansman called it a Casey, as did my Dad. Was like kicking a sack of flour compared to today's footballs.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:48 pm

BenWickes wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:03 pm
I vaguely remember my Dad having one. Clansman called it a Casey, as did my Dad. Was like kicking a sack of flour compared to today's footballs.
Definitely called a casey - in effect it was a ball inside a leather case.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by burnmark » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 pm

Anyone remember the ‘Solar’ footballs with the dimples? Memories of St. Ted’s PE lessons on the gravel ‘All-Weather’ pitch. One of them on the inside of your leg on a cold December morning left an imprint for weeks!
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BFCmaj » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:31 pm

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I reckon they should give one of these a go for a season.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BenWickes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 pm

BFCmaj wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:31 pm
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I reckon they should give one of these a go for a season.
It'd make for some interesting results, especially on a windy day.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 pm

I remember the Casey - if it was raining and you had bits of the cover ripped off, it would soak into the ball and make it about 10 times heavier.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BFCmaj » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:43 pm

BenWickes wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:36 pm
It'd make for some interesting results, especially on a windy day.
We used to call them windy balls. 50p from the paper shop.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:24 pm

BFCmaj wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:43 pm
We used to call them windy balls. 50p from the paper shop.
Not in Bournemouth they’re not. No wonder they could afford Defoe. :o
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Re: New Balls Please

Post by BFCmaj » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:41 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Not in Bournemouth they’re not. No wonder they could afford Defoe. :o
Hell fire! That would have cost me a fortune as a kid kicking them over into next door's back yard! They're not even proper Shoot ones!

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Targetman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:46 pm

burnmark wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Anyone remember the ‘Solar’ footballs with the dimples? Memories of St. Ted’s PE lessons on the gravel ‘All-Weather’ pitch. One of them on the inside of your leg on a cold December morning left an imprint for weeks!
I remember them well. Only headed it once, never again!

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Stan Tastic » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:52 pm

My dad reckoned Jimmy Mac headed one of the old balls on the lace once and had a headache for a week.

He said it put Jimmy right off heading. Before my time so I don't know if it did or not, but having played with a casey at school I could well understand it if it did.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by dougcollins » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:52 pm

Rowls wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:28 am
Looks like a dodecahedron.

Has there ever been a dodecahedral football before?

The panels look kind of curved pentagonal to me, not sure where you're seeing twelve sides.

Do you just like the word dodecahedron?

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:09 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:52 pm
The panels look kind of curved pentagonal to me, not sure where you're seeing twelve sides.

Do you just like the word dodecahedron?
I do indeed like the word dodecahedron -who doesn't, eh?- but what shape do you think 12 pentagons arranged into a polyhedron make?

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Post by Giftonsnoidea » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 pm

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:52 pm
The panels look kind of curved pentagonal to me, not sure where you're seeing twelve sides.

Do you just like the word dodecahedron?
https://www.google.com/search?q=dodecah ... e&ie=UTF-8

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by conyoviejo » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:25 pm

Nothing beat a good toe ender.

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Post by LS7 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:20 pm

Do any of you remember the slightly heavier plastic balls, black and white, with the team names on them (for some reason I remember Huddersfield town being one of them). This would be early 80s.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by icu81b4 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:45 pm

Omg, wet casey balls, you only headed them once, then as stated above feigned trying to do so again. Ouch

The boots hurt like hell too!

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by chipbutty » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:59 am

My wife was a Psychologist in Prestwich about 15 years ago and asked me if I knew an old footballer called Nathaniel.
I couldn`t think who he was and she went on to tell me about his dementia brought on by heading sodding great caseys and I said Nat Lofthouse!
He was a mess apparently as anyone who has had involvement with the disease will know

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Greenmile » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 am

“Description - In geometry, a dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.”

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 am

Greenmile wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 am
“Description - In geometry, a dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.”
It won't affect where the vertices lie, smartarse.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Greenmile » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:10 am

Rowls wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 am
It won't affect where the vertices lie, smartarse.
I’d imagine it would affect the bounce of the “ball”, though.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Rowls » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am

Greenmile wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:10 am
I’d imagine it would affect the bounce of the “ball”, though.
If you're going to try and pedantic then you need to be either funny or correct.

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Re: New Balls Please

Post by Greenmile » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:28 pm

Rowls wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
If you're going to try and pedantic then you need to be either funny or correct.
“Try and pedantic”?

I wasn’t trying to be funny, but you’ll have to explain what I’ve said that wasn’t correct. A ball is not a dodecahedron, irrespective of the number and shape of the panels which make it up. Polyhedra have flat faces, as noted in your helpful link.

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