Quote from: Snare on July 10, 2024, 10:22:24 AM
Quote from: Ollkiller on July 09, 2024, 01:23:25 PMWhen I used to play soccer the crowd would barely register with me. And there would be a few hundred in attendance. If someone was abusing me (and I got it all the time with the long hair) I'd laugh it off. They want you to get riled. Fuck that.

Who did you play with Ollkiller? Fair play in reaching that level anyway.

To echo other point above, the bad language around kids at games drives me daft as well. Get a hold of yerselves like  :-\

Ah it wasn't that high a level. Played for castlebar celtic in the mayo league and the connaught senior league and was on the mayo soccer team. Connaught senior league was a high enough standard with the likes of mervue united, salthill Devon and B teams from galway city, sligo rovers and athlone town who would regularly field around 4 to 5 first teamers a game. So you'd regularly get a few hundred at games. More when got to finals etc.

Tbh if I applied myself u could have played League of Ireland but I had a mate playing for Shelbourne and he only got a hundred quid a week and was working part time. Had no social life so I went with bands and beer instead.

Ronnie Whelan is a Liverpool legend but both him and Ray Houghton are insufferable cunts of commentators, get Jim Beglin on board RTE...

But both get an eternal free pass for their goals in Euro 88.

It's coming home..its coming home..etc etc..

Their lack of self awareness is mind blowing..

Quote from: The Heretic on July 11, 2024, 08:54:24 AMIt's coming home..its coming home..etc etc..

Their lack of self awareness is mind blowing..

Same lads who were racially abusing their own players and calling for Southgate's head a mere week ago...

Quote from: Ollkiller on July 10, 2024, 11:43:53 AM
Quote from: Snare on July 10, 2024, 10:22:24 AM
Quote from: Ollkiller on July 09, 2024, 01:23:25 PMWhen I used to play soccer the crowd would barely register with me. And there would be a few hundred in attendance. If someone was abusing me (and I got it all the time with the long hair) I'd laugh it off. They want you to get riled. Fuck that.

Who did you play with Ollkiller? Fair play in reaching that level anyway.

To echo other point above, the bad language around kids at games drives me daft as well. Get a hold of yerselves like  :-\

Ah it wasn't that high a level. Played for castlebar celtic in the mayo league and the connaught senior league and was on the mayo soccer team. Connaught senior league was a high enough standard with the likes of mervue united, salthill Devon and B teams from galway city, sligo rovers and athlone town who would regularly field around 4 to 5 first teamers a game. So you'd regularly get a few hundred at games. More when got to finals etc.

Tbh if I applied myself u could have played League of Ireland but I had a mate playing for Shelbourne and he only got a hundred quid a week and was working part time. Had no social life so I went with bands and beer instead.

Fair play all the same as you still played in front of hundreds. Wise move on the LOI v bands and a social life though!  :laugh: