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The Icy Sponge
Steelman (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 09:14
Anyone old enough to remember the pain relief of the icy sponge.? HIV saw the end of that,replaced by hot or cold sprays,which did the pain relief job, but encouraged the player to worsen an injury.To be replaced by what, a difficult conversation between a player who just wants some instant pain relief,and a guy who wants to show his manipulation skill.
Surely it's time for the return of the icy sponge in a sanitised form.This is my main hope for 2018,apart from a return to form of my beloved team.

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
jimbo800 (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 09:59
Speaking from experience, wasn’t it the fear of the sponge that got players on their feet again. Last thing you wanted on a November morning was a drenching.

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Steelman (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 10:28
I seem to recall that the spongeman,had to be 60years old with a gamey leg ,
And had to wear a bobble hat, old coat and greyish flannels tucked into a pair of odd football socks and gumboots. As you rightly recall, Jimbo,this gave you precious seconds to get to your feet and hobble away,,,no, i,m fine,really!!

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
harristocratt (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 10:32
From my footballing days I recall that seeing the "trainer" breaking the ice on his bucket before applying the sponge made sure that he rarely needed to apply it.

Just a thought but it could be a cheap way of reducing the number of people in A&E.

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
HK Phooey (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 14:01
Stop all the water breaks too. Quarter of an orange at half time was plenty

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Ecksile (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 14:59
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HK Phooey
Stop all the water breaks too. Quarter of an orange at half time was plenty

Quarter of an orange? By 'eck when I were a lad we dreamed of a quarter orange, the merest slice was all we had.

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
The Sligo Rover (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 15:17
It always worked a treat if you got a bang in the town halls, full sponge straight from the bucket squeezed on the back of the neck, with cold water running down your back and kyber pass it soon straightened you up with a loud ooohhhh and aaahhhh and a question about the sponge mans parenthood, ha ha.

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
bigbitty (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 17:16
Quote:
Ecksile
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HK Phooey
Stop all the water breaks too. Quarter of an orange at half time was plenty

Quarter of an orange? By 'eck when I were a lad we dreamed of a quarter orange, the merest slice was all we had.

Aye, I were the fullback, so only got the peel!

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Foggy-Balla (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 09:00
Quote:
bigbitty
Quote:
Ecksile
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HK Phooey
Stop all the water breaks too. Quarter of an orange at half time was plenty

Quarter of an orange? By 'eck when I were a lad we dreamed of a quarter orange, the merest slice was all we had.

Aye, I were the fullback, so only got the peel!

I liked the Boxing Day/New Year's Day fixtures at my first Grassroots Club. We had Port at half-time.



Faugh-a-Ballagh!

"Our prayer is 'God save Ireland' and pour blessings on her name!"

Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Steelman (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 16:15
I liked the Boxing Day/New Year's Day fixtures at my first Grassroots Club. We had Port at half-time.[/quote.

Sterling silver tray, decanter and fifteen Waterford Crystal glasses,pass from the right... Perfect!!

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
The Sligo Rover (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 18:24
Steelman, by any chance was that Portsmouth RFC Vets?

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Steelman (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 19:07
Sorry Sligo, I was just imagining how it should be done proper,as yer man obviously did. Love this in amateur sport,hot toddies or lamumbas on winter golf days, in fact any excuse,always better out of a nice glass...slainte !

 
Re: The Icy Sponge
Foggy-Balla (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 08:52
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Steelman
Sterling silver tray, decanter and fifteen Waterford Crystal glasses,pass from the right... Perfect!!

Good Grief, we weren't posh. Even had to settle for a LBV sometimes (Sm14)



Faugh-a-Ballagh!

"Our prayer is 'God save Ireland' and pour blessings on her name!"

Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum


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