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by Number9
23 Jul 2017, 09:28
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Some Original Defence Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Some Original Defence Rules

I get the feeling that there was a struggle in the early formulation of the game to get a balance between attack and defence - this must have been a very early attempt. I personally believe that the early game was 'turn based' , but eventually youthful impatience and exuberance led to 'getting as ma...
by Number9
01 Jun 2017, 10:48
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Baize Pitch Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Baize Pitch Experiment

I should post a warning regarding the curly free kick! ;-)

Strangely enough I have been looking at some international line ups and in some cases the tracksuited teams are nicer than the kit underneath, so I might put together a tracksuited flat figure - but of course it will be playable!
by Number9
31 May 2017, 11:04
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Baize Pitch Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Baize Pitch Experiment

Am away for a couple of weeks in part of former USSR playing with Gas Pipelines - but still contactable.

Training eh - I assume not with tracksuited players!! :lol:
by Number9
30 May 2017, 18:56
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Baize Pitch Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Baize Pitch Experiment

LOL! I promise you it was the incidental result of an otherwise perfectly innocent experiment m'lud :D TBH It makes playing a bit more difficult, especially with a 16mm ball - light touch is absolutely vital with it, as it doesn't hold the ball up like a plastic pitch, all well worth it for the hour...
by Number9
30 May 2017, 11:05
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Baize Pitch Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Baize Pitch Experiment

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Number9
29 May 2017, 10:57
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers

Now it makes some more sense! Many thanks :awe:
by Number9
29 May 2017, 09:25
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers

Thanks for the reply - good to know! The question was sparked off by researching some non-FIFA team colours and came upon the N.F. board website, apparently it was founded in a pub called 'La Mort Subite' I though it was some clever comment about the death of Subbuteo (?????) - but its 'the sudden d...
by Number9
28 May 2017, 18:04
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Baize Pitch Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Baize Pitch Experiment

I wanted to make my baize pitch resistant to creasing - did a bit of research and there is a chemical which is used to treat fabrics to make them crease resistant. Bit more research and it is a component of Johnsons multi surface floor wax....SO...... Washed pitch in cool water When it had dried to ...
by Number9
28 May 2017, 10:42
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Lost in translation?, question for Italian readers

We all know the story - PA wanted to call the game 'the Hobby', and ended up using the scientific name of the hobby (bird) Falco subbuteo (where Subbuteo = sub+buteo, in translation a small buzzard-like bird). So that was the name. Now in Latin derived languages the word 'subito' means quick, immedi...
by Number9
25 Apr 2017, 12:30
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: What team is this?
Replies: 33
Views: 1409

Re: What team is this?

couldn't be a team of 'spare goalkeepers' C106 style could it? Only thought that because in another thread somewhere was a team of ref 21 flats which were all actually white shirted keepers.......just a thought....
by Number9
26 Mar 2017, 16:52
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: World Cup hw box labels x 16 Set repro
Replies: 19
Views: 1000

Re: World Cup hw box labels x 16 Set repro

For the serrations you could use a sewing machine....
by Number9
20 Mar 2017, 09:16
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Whats was this Box for?
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Whats was this Box for?

Looks to me like one I have with a red scoreboard in it - in those days the fence surround was nothing more than a few brass clips and a piece of string! (got one of those boxed too)
by Number9
15 Mar 2017, 09:01
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Fouls
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Fouls

Formations issue depends on attitude I guess - I enjoy making passing moves, irrespective of the scoreline. The 'game' as it is now is clusters of players on the shooting line being manipulated by micro-flicks or shoves made to impersonate flicks - doesn't float my boat even if others get a thrill o...
by Number9
03 Mar 2017, 15:03
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Fouls
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Fouls

Of course it isn't possible to totally replicate Association Football on the small pitch, but as more recent developments have shown, loopholes in the rules are generally exploited, and then propagated across the playing community (such as as 8-0-2 formations or a player running the full length of t...

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