I'm thinking of getting a poker-style game going among the Tuesday night pirates this evening.
Here's how we'll play it.
You must have to hand TWO non-footballing facts about people who have, at any point, played for your team. You say the first fact and then the other caller says theirs.
So, for example.
Caller A (representing Lincoln), "For my first card I will lay down: Louis Franks who played for us in 1963 was the third man to climb Mount Everest".
Caller B (representing Sheffield Utd), "I see that and raise it by: Dennis Wren, who played for us in 1970, was the son of the woman who invented grease-proof paper".
At this point Issy and I will weigh the evidence and declare who has the most impressive claim.
Then we do it again with the callers' second player boasts.
In the event of a tie, callers must have a backhand which is a description of the first autograph (football or otherwise) they ever asked for. If you never have, then the first famous person you recall seeing in the flesh.
Judge's decision is final. There is no prize. Just the joy of winning and crushing a fellow pirate's dreams.
Online, feel free to discuss players' non-footballing achievements at length if you are not the gambling type.
(Note: no Distinguished Charity Work please. We need to keep this good and startling).
Also, have you ever been in a footballer's house?
Can lower league players dance? (Evidence yay or nay please)
And has anyone ever been USELESS at school before going on to play the game for a living? (And vice-versa. Mark Barker used to play in defence in my Sunday side when we were about 13. If ANYONE was going to go on and be a pro it was Mark Barker. Nobody got past Mark Barker. Last heard of driving a lorry for a living. What happened?)
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