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    Facts please .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    The point is that fewer and fewer middle class parents are considering sending their kids to football. Possibly I'm not the best judge, but I do visit the UK at least twice year and have some good friend on the island. In the Netherlands we've seen a massive middle class shift from football to hockey.
    That may or may not be the case, I really don't know. But the point of my post was it's damn annoying when people lambast sports stars for not being the sharpest tools in the shed, when they're paid to score goals, bowl a cricket ball, hit a tennis ball etc etc. It's every bit as annoying and stupid as the cliche of the jocks at school picking on the nerds. If I'm following sport, I don't care if Wayne Rooney, Shane Warne, Taylor Walker, Sonny Bill Williams or Andrew Flintoff are as thick as two short planks. Their job is to play the sport they're paid to play. I don't expect a cricketer's tour diary to read like Ulysses (thank Christ, what a dirge that is).

    Not saying you're advocating all this btw, but it's something that's really common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Not in terms of the people who play the game.
    As someone who coaches an U14 boys team I couldn't disagree more.



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