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Thread: One for the 'grown ups'.

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    One for the 'grown ups'.

    As our forum goes into something of a, hopefully temporary, decline and the season grinds to its unsatisfactory conclusion I recommend a good read. Called simply 'Saturday, 3PM', this little book by Daniel Gray will appeal to all those fans who can remember an era when Derby actually won the League.
    As a taster...which immediately made me think fondly of OTR and macstheman...the author writes about the things he hates about modern football...

    'Lunchtime kickoffs, non-black boots, those massive headphones that players wear, sickening wages and absurd ticket prices. I could go on. Goal-line technology, the number of people who sit on dug out benches, Robbie Savage, after goal music, 'false number 9's, and other attempts to sully the chaos and magic of the game with science and theory'.

    Only takes a couple of hours to read from cover to cover but I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended...and no...I'm not on commission.

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    Have you not got a link to it on Amazon? Im sure someone will!

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    We all be here on the forums by the end of the season, talking about the good times and the bad times of Derby County. Also with people's general banter, there is always something going on for people, to entertain themselves with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    Have you not got a link to it on Amazon? Im sure someone will!

    Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/14729251..._WfOZybGBGPG1M

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    Perhaps not the poster that I had thought Stenson 😘

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    Sounds like my kind of read. I could go on for ages about what is wrong about football nowadays but I would not want to bore you and it is probably adequately covered in this book anyway.

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    Bring back the orange football on a Saturday afternoon I say and 22 players on the pitch whose names I can pronounce.

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    ...and Bovril at half time, and those little boards that gave you the half time scores, and terraces and drunken fellow supporters pissing down your leg as they couldnt be arsed to go to the bog and lose their standing place behind the goal. Ah nostalgia - it aint what it used to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    Perhaps not the poster that I had thought Stenson 😘
    Gotcha, I was a bit slow on the up take lol

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    The muddy pitch at the good old baseball ground, that really put player's to the test and how they can handle themselves in tough situations something our player's could do with now.

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    Thanks Stenson...think I should be on commission after that.
    Could go back a bit further for me...don't think Bovril, orange footballs, lettered half time score boards and squads of just eleven blokes who lived relatively locally actually feature. Maybe we should start our own...write a collective. AF could publish it.
    I don't miss the old bogs Rog...'orrible places...but there's lots I do...like #1...shirts with nothing more than a number - that actually made sense - and a club badge...#2...not making a fuss about injuries...don't think hamstrings and cruciates had been invented till the late 70's...only broken bones and cartilages (never hear about them now) seemed to keep players out.

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    A squad of just 12 or 13 players.... FA Cup ties that mattered, no social media, getting a match report in "Shoot"....

    Did your dad tell you about Baseball Ground R4J or maybe Grandad?

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    And only one televised match a week

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    Reg Matthews having a sneaky smoke at the Normanton End while the game was still being played.

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    No Roger, I have experienced the Baseball Ground, I have been.

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    Small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Rush goalie. Two at the back, three in the middle, four up front, one's gone home for his tea

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    Leather footballs with laces. Great for heading when wet

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    Even though it's back in the fifties I can still fondly remember standing in the kids corner. Little kids at the front, big 'uns at the back and the two cheerleaders who would suddenly appear, dressed fully in black and white, one ringing a bell and one with the old air raid rattle!! Rammie's got nowt on them!! Old Tommy Powell, bless him, still playing at fortyish!! Proper men playing proper footie!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimeram View Post
    Leather footballs with laces. Great for heading when wet
    Think Jeff Astle and Ron Yeats - both succumbed to Alzheimer's - might disagree on that one. Long before my time but love the Reg Matthews one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rams4Justice View Post
    No Roger, I have experienced the Baseball Ground, I have been.
    The comment about the leather ball was supposed to be a bit sarcastic....It nearly used to knock me out heading it when it was wet.

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