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by BlackpoolRock
24 Jul 2017, 20:26
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: World Cup 1966
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: World Cup 1966

Pele against Eusebio, and at least half a dozen others who will grace the Final.

We look forward to a truly memorable match, befitting the occasion.
by BlackpoolRock
23 Jul 2017, 10:50
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Some Original Defence Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Some Original Defence Rules

Thank you, Number9. I also believe the turn-based play is best, even if not always taken alternately, with the phrases, "Take careful aim, do not hurry," symbolising what the game was all about. On the occasions when I have played solo to seventies' rules, the 'house rule' was always that whenever a...
by BlackpoolRock
23 Jul 2017, 07:30
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: World Cup 1966
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: World Cup 1966

What a shame that two nations are going home on the spin of a coin. This fine tournament deserves better, you haven't had FIFA's good fortune. Had such occurrences occurred in 1966, that competition would surely have been remembered very differently. Football's governing body certainly "got away wit...
by BlackpoolRock
22 Jul 2017, 20:46
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: HAVE YOU GOT A WILLY ?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: HAVE YOU GOT A WILLY ?

Afraid so, but it's not spelt that way for your tournament, apparently, according to your title question! If they are genuine, and not sold out yet, I would be only too pleased to order one. I do hope it could be delivered in time to be displayed prominently during the Final, should England get ther...
by BlackpoolRock
22 Jul 2017, 19:31
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: HAVE YOU GOT A WILLY ?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: HAVE YOU GOT A WILLY ?

I do hope, Sir, that your fine tournament has not been let down by faulty, or, dare I even suggest it, counterfeit supplies.

My concern is drawn by a spelling discrepancy.
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 19:24
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: geow6 - International football
Replies: 50
Views: 2150

Re: geow6 - International football

Well done to Algeria.

The continuation of the main event is awaited with much interest and anticipation.
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 17:53
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Some Original Defence Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Some Original Defence Rules

Thank you, Gullseye, for your reply. I realise that these rules are from way back, but I wondered if they may have been used in any more recent flats tournaments, or whether there may, still, be any enthusiasts who combine playing with the original playing figures with the original, (and purest?) ru...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 12:47
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06

I'm rather amused that the three non-league clubs who joined the league for 04, have attracted so much interest. They are Highwood Athletic, Danefield and Molton United. All I did was select them, almost at random, from the list of Melchester Rovers' opponents on Wikipedia, (I found that page by acc...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 11:42
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Some Original Defence Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Some Original Defence Rules

Please could any Rules' historians explain the intention and interpretation of this one? The Advanced Rules, possibly the earliest ones, from the 1950 Handbook contain this, under the heading, "Position of Defence . . ." It goes on to say, "When the attack is in possession, two defending figures may...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 10:59
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06

Just to complete the set of results for this round, and because Highwood Athletic appear to be obtaining a group of followers, here are the Conference results: Crickten Junction 1-0 Molton United, Alsworth 3-1 Peakville. So Highwood's day off has seen them replaced at the top, by Crickten Junction, ...
by BlackpoolRock
21 Jul 2017, 08:31
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: World Cup 1966
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: World Cup 1966

A twinge of disappointment to see those Hungarians have departed.

A repeat of the Goodison Park classic in the quarter final? Portugal and North Korea are both in good scoring form, and you deserve it!
by BlackpoolRock
19 Jul 2017, 11:55
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06

Around the grounds: Division One: Iveley Park 2-1 Brimpton Rov; Bullford 0-0 Greyston Town; Eastroke Utd 1-1 Hodwell; Blundell City 1-3 Aberdither Utd. There were also some top-of-the-table matches in Division Two in the round of fixtures. In the match between 1st. and 2nd, a first half free kick fr...
by BlackpoolRock
19 Jul 2017, 11:20
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Brookfield Solo League: Season 06

Derby Hat-trick Gives Town First Win. Mill Town 3, Mill Athletic 2. Three goals by Johnny Morrissey brought victory for Mill Town in this first renewal of the fixture between these local rivals after five seasons. It turned out to be a dramatic and pulsating match, but there was little of the excit...
by BlackpoolRock
18 Jul 2017, 08:01
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: playing
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: playing

Well done. "If at first you don't succeed. . . " and all that.

Was it an ordinary cup-tie or did you taste victory in the final itself?
by BlackpoolRock
18 Jul 2017, 07:49
Forum: ISF Solo League
Topic: World Cup 1966
Replies: 22
Views: 310

Re: World Cup 1966

The format of this tournament made, and still makes, it much easier to follow than today's versions, and just as interesting. "Italy will need to win now against North Korea to get to the quarters. . . . " Haven't we heard something like this before? but with the word "only" in front of "need to win...

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