Football

Football

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...opposite in the line, no matter how much the score may be in your favor. It is better to delay conversation until after the game. Don't "drop your sand " when the score goes against you, or when the ball is under your own goal. Then is the time of all others to show your pluck. Don't magnify your bruises or let them frighten you. When hurt, make up your mind as quickly as possible as to your condition. You either can or cannot play. If the former, waste as little of your friends' sympathy as possible. If the latter, tell the captain at once, without any false pride, and get your release. Don't let an opponent know when he irritates you, unless you want more of the same treatment. Don't let an opponent ever see you weaken. It will simply redouble the attack at your position. Don't rise from the ground rubbing yourself when you have been thrown unusually hard. You will be thrown twice as hard next time, if your opponent sees you mind a fall. Don't give an inch in your blocking. If there is to be any space between you and your opponent, let it be on his side of the line. Don't forget your instructions to " always block the inside man." Don't give away the play by your attitude or movements in lining up. Watch yourself constantly in this regard. Don't let half the players of your team be in their positions on any line-up before you have taken yours. Don't forget the vital principle of team play, which cannot be too often impressed upon the mind. It is this: Team play begins the instant the centre receives the ball from the hands of the runner. In other words, it is a part of team play, and the most important part, to line up more quickly than your opponents. This is the very truest sort of team play, yet the delay of one single...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654285
  • 9781236654281