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by ralphtheclaret
25 Nov 2017, 18:14
Forum: Subbuteo on Ebay
Topic: The World of Sports Compendium
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: The World of Sports Compendium

a lot of money for a box full of Zombies in less than mint condition ....

mind you those astro pitches might be rare as regards the rugby and cricket :roll: :lol:
by ralphtheclaret
25 Nov 2017, 09:34
Forum: Subbuteo on Ebay
Topic: The World of Sports Compendium
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: The World of Sports Compendium

might just be a tad over the top at £3500 :wink:
by ralphtheclaret
24 Nov 2017, 18:49
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

I think it comes back to something we've discussed before .. replicating football as opposed to just being good at flicking bits of plastic about .. I know that you can get away with non-blocking if you have two players who want to replicate football rather than just play a table top game that invol...
by ralphtheclaret
24 Nov 2017, 18:25
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

" Many people still play Subbuteo in their homes...but when it comes to anything outside of that, the world of Subbuteo becomes a confusing mess."


Nail on the head Ian ..spot on.
by ralphtheclaret
24 Nov 2017, 18:23
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

I can't disagree with any of the above comments and ideally it would be best to play to the strict rules from the start. But Subbuteo is a game and its very easy to turn somebody off at an early stage. That's very true Steve .. the problem Bob has is that the player he is talking about would be pla...
by ralphtheclaret
23 Nov 2017, 11:10
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

In response to Donegal's point: in the Advanced Rules, defensive flicks were only allocated in blocks of three, (subject to no passing back), so the situation would be less likely to occur. Regarding the more modern versions, I think you have a valid point. Perhaps you could suggest and trial a hou...
by ralphtheclaret
23 Nov 2017, 11:08
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

exactly Ian
by ralphtheclaret
22 Nov 2017, 18:59
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

I'll say this about non blocking and it is absolutely true ... not saying this to sound like a clever dick but last time I played someone who wouldn't allow blocking I beat him 8-2 ... he asked to play again straight away ... I won 7-1 :wink: ... that was playing Subbuteo with the cellys and I didn'...
by ralphtheclaret
22 Nov 2017, 12:13
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: No blocking flicks
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: No blocking flicks

play to the rules ...........

why does he not want to use blocking flicks I wonder .. put it to him gently that if he doesn't use them and he is playing half decent players he will get clattered a lot ?
by ralphtheclaret
21 Nov 2017, 20:32
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo T Shirt
Replies: 43
Views: 888

Re: Subbuteo T Shirt

Leeds Utd in the 1950s. By the heavyweight era it was Bangor (NI) and Drumcondra (Ire). (1952-88) This team is listed with blue shorts from 1970-71 until 1972-73, but reverts back to black with the illustrated catalogues. The version with blue shorts then becomes reference 121 so ffs is it Drum OR ...
by ralphtheclaret
21 Nov 2017, 17:06
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo T Shirt
Replies: 43
Views: 888

Re: Subbuteo T Shirt

Just making the point that collectors will always refer to a 26 as Drumcondra.

Not Leeds United - which is why it came into the catalogue originally.

Up the Drums. :026:
True but that is because they are largely English or Italian and know nothing :lol:
by ralphtheclaret
20 Nov 2017, 20:57
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo T Shirt
Replies: 43
Views: 888

Re: Subbuteo T Shirt

It'd be nice if the player was ref 38. :Doh: Town never actually played in a ref 38 kit though......another Subbuteo idiosyncrasy. Irrelevant !! 38 has always been Grimsby. Just like 26 is always Drumcondra. What have facts got to do with it ? :roll: Good cast Richard but I'm not biting Up The Drum...
by ralphtheclaret
20 Nov 2017, 09:22
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo T Shirt
Replies: 43
Views: 888

Re: Subbuteo T Shirt

They had red shorts and socks in 1962 just before the ohw release Mark...but it was with a plain white shirt. I think this is how SSG made the mistake. I think they got promoted that year too...probably why SSG added it.
sorry Ian you beat me to it :wink: time for work
by ralphtheclaret
20 Nov 2017, 09:19
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Subbuteo T Shirt
Replies: 43
Views: 888

Re: Subbuteo T Shirt

38 dates from 1963 and I would suggest is simply a corruption of the Town kits 59-63 .. check them out You can imagine SSG write to Grimsby asking about the kit .. they simply reply it is White and Black with Red shorts .. just flick through any yearbook/playfair whatever before the modern era the k...

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