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Paul Smith scores and respect to Leicster

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by northern_copse (U2801383) 18 September 2007
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Paul Smith is allowed to run the ball up the pich and score from 6yds. Whether linked or not who knows but Megson is seen just before the whistle to speak to Calderwood who then calls Lennon over??

Is this a very isolated case of sporting gesture over a leg and a half? is sporting gesture really as dead as it some times feels due to emphasis by the media of bad news and huge financial figures in order to sell news papers?

Full respect to Leicster.A strange sensation of good air between the 2 cities. Probably blow over soon though and all will be back to normal.

At amateur level i have witnessed many great sporting gestures but often at professional level there seems to be so much more dirty play to generalise several categories into one.
Is this money talking? directors forcing direction motivated by money? or players/managers doing literally anything to win?

Or maybe we just dont hear about countless great sport gestures due to lower coverage and fewer opportunities for reat sporting gestures to be demonstrated?

Wondering what other folk think what events have been witnessed?

The match sounds great so far, balance of play to Forest id say, Agogo sounds Dangerous,everyone else solid so far!

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posted Sep 19, 2007

The humanity of sport at it's best!
Hats of for this gesture it's an affirmation of the human side of the game.As has been said before it is not all about the filthy lucre.
As an Argyle fan having been of the recieving end of the same level of sportsmanship from Yeovil town (as mentioned above by ARGYLEFOREVER.)I can assure you it is the kind of moment when the stadiums the money and the tables all dissapear,we are back on the sloping playing fields of our youth.Congratulations on keeping the sport in football.

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posted Sep 19, 2007

LCFC 1 Money-grabbing nature of modern football 0

Massive Respect!

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posted Sep 19, 2007

Well done. A great reminder that there should always be room for the notion that you don't abandon basic decency for three points.

And as for the poor bookies, well they have been known to pull a few fast ones in their time. They'll survive.

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comment by LCFCStu (U9708460)

posted Sep 19, 2007

Just wondering how the forest fans viewed the gesture lat night? In particular the ones who were chanting that leicester were cheating when it was announced the game was aboandoned 3 weeks ago?

Well done city!!

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posted Sep 19, 2007

Fair play City, from a Leicester resident (but not follower). Will go in the memory banks alongisde the few other great footballing gestures....

...Paulo di Canio catching that cross for instance.

Good on ya' The Foxes, and a great fightback.

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comment by Epstein (U7302997)

posted Sep 19, 2007

just want to say fair play for one of the all time greatest sporting gestures.

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posted Sep 19, 2007

yeah, nice one for that.. still hate megson and co though, but thanks all the same.!

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posted Sep 19, 2007

If it was about money, nottingham forest would be millionaires

This had nothing to do with the influence of a bet None of the bookies had even had odds on the keeper to score, and if this was about money, clive clarke will be back at sunderland head quarters

great sportsmenship

leicester should win the fair play award for that

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posted Sep 19, 2007

"Browsed onto this thread, but it should be front page - at least to show that good sportsmanship DESERVES to be front page!

Instead we've got incessant moaning Maureens et al ad infinitum.

Too bad for the betting 'fraternity' - couldn't care less, to be honest!"
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Glad to see it DID get 1st page treatment after all :-)

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posted Sep 19, 2007

Brilliant. Nice to see that SPORT was actually that last night. Sticks two fingers up to all the yobs, idiots, and people who see football as some sort of war.

Another example I can remember was when Yeovil Town scored a goal which should have been disallowed for some reason I can't remember - but from the kick off they let the opposition stroll up the other end and tap it in.

How refreshing this was. Why can't it always be like it?

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