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Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:24
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Jimenez
06-07-2008, 23:25
Poaching on the halfway line :D

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:25
as a forward , I was never far enough back for this dilemna to happen for me

fozza
06-07-2008, 23:25
those things were fecking lethal. Take one in the coupon and you had dimples all over your face for a week!

:D

So Mote It Be
06-07-2008, 23:25
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

I learned the hard way.

Get the fk out the way!

Mouldmasters are the devil! >:)

18rfc73
06-07-2008, 23:26
take one for the team then follow through and catching him knee high.

watty1979
06-07-2008, 23:27
Take one for the team... Reluctantly!

Are we friends again :-)

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:28
those things were fecking lethal. Take one in the coupon and you had dimples all over your face for a week!

:D

take one on the thigh and it was time for a substitute :D

Albertz Was King
06-07-2008, 23:28
Nobody knows pain unless they are on the wrong end of one of those brutes.

The answer is, get out of the way.

Goals win game, goals mean glory, leave the block for the others. ;)

Manticore
06-07-2008, 23:28
Take it for the team.

That's why my knees are now ****ed :D

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:28
Take one for the team... Reluctantly!

Are we friends again :-)

I don`t hold grudges ;)

paisleyprod
06-07-2008, 23:28
imprint for a month loyal

damn_as_wick
06-07-2008, 23:29
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

I am too busy getting stoned at the bike sheds to give a shit,

drgriffen
06-07-2008, 23:30
You forgot the red ash whipping into your face from the howling gale.

fourbus
06-07-2008, 23:30
if it was winter time take 1 for the team and get substituted and hot bath for yerself and a wee greet when naebody`s lookin

watty1979
06-07-2008, 23:30
I don`t hold grudges ;)
LOL I had a hangover and sore napper :p

Manticore
06-07-2008, 23:30
I don`t hold grudges ;)

Says RWA polishing the hammer and heading round to watty1979's place....

Jaws II
06-07-2008, 23:31
It happened to me Househillmuir Primary against St Ignatius I took one full on the thigh to stop a certain goal. We won 4-2 but I had mitre written on my leg for a few days.
Washing when I got home was agony.:(

BlueSaint
06-07-2008, 23:31
Took a few of those as a centre half...only thing worse was skinning yer palms on the read ash.

Jimmy Tam
06-07-2008, 23:31
Those things aren't far off a cow brander in terms of the mark they leave.

I got one once right on the inside of my thigh. I don't think breaking my leg was as sore as that!

gazblue
06-07-2008, 23:31
it was worse when you wore winterburn(think that what it was called)

i had mitre tattooed in red for a week

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:31
I am too busy getting stoned at the bike sheds to give a shit,

fat kid ? :D

Jimenez
06-07-2008, 23:32
You forgot the red ash whipping into your face from the howling gale.
Sliding tackle into a frost hardened, glass riddled chalange.


Red ash was Painful stuff

Jaws II
06-07-2008, 23:33
Feck that a high punt from the goalie and it is coming to you at a decent height, do you head the ball back or do you move and wait for the ball to stop bouncing.
I saw one guy take it on the napper like that and I swear he lost 4 inches in height.

Albertz Was King
06-07-2008, 23:34
Did anyone else deploy the classic 1-1-13 formation?

Jimenez
06-07-2008, 23:36
Feck that a high punt from the goalie and it is coming to you at a decent height, do you head the ball back or do you move and wait for the ball to stop bouncing.
I saw one guy take it on the napper like that and I swear he lost 4 inches in height.
Worse on a wet day with a water logged ball :D

I was guarding the back post on one occasion when a corner whipped in that I thought the center half was getting his head to, looked up the pitch to head out ans wallop right on the temple. The opposition scored as I crumpled in to a heap :(

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:36
Did anyone else deploy the classic 1-1-13 formation?

I was a forward but the only place left in the school team trials was right back

I signed up , went straight up front and scored a hat-trick

picked first time out :D

graza
06-07-2008, 23:38
Bruised for weeks after a collision with one of those nasty
balls.

imager
06-07-2008, 23:38
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Thats how I got into playing Rugby, Id rather have metal Studs raked down my back than a scud in the thigh wae a Mouldmaster!

GingerFurball
06-07-2008, 23:38
Took a few of those as a centre half...only thing worse was skinning yer palms on the read ash.

No, worse was bursting through a defence, ball at feet, only to get clattered by some clogger when you're at full pelt.

When I got home and washed the ash off, I had grazes all the way from my knee to my hip where I'd hit the deck - it was ****ing painful.

mcallion
06-07-2008, 23:39
Sliding tackle into a frost hardened, glass riddled chalange.


Red ash was Painful stuff

Is the red ash a glasgow thing?

the only time ive encountered it was the pitches that were, iirc, near hampden that looked, to me, like a car park!

travelled from berwick, got stripped, looked at the pitch and was getting ready for the gashed knees - i was in goal.

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:40
LOL I had a hangover and sore napper :p

don`t sweat it , shit happens ;)

1872
06-07-2008, 23:41
it was worse when you wore winterburn

you mean wintergreen (linement)

nachoman72
06-07-2008, 23:42
take one on the thigh and it was time for a substitute :D
depends whit school ye were playing and who was hitting the baw,,knew a few who could hit a baw:mad:

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:43
you mean wintergreen (linement)

when I played junior it was a rule not to leave your shorts lying anywhere

wintergreen in the crotch and your balls on fire for 90 minutes

Dedalus
06-07-2008, 23:43
The furry green indoor balls I could deal with. A Mitre mouldmaster? Apparently that was one of Uday Hussein's torture methods for the Iraqi football team. In all seriousness I took the odd one in the inner thigh and the face. I also got winded once for the under 13s, taking what would have been a boot up the park from the defender right in my stomach from about one yard.

damn_as_wick
06-07-2008, 23:43
fat kid ? :D


More a case of **** school. :D


After perving on the pop sock bints and throwing fruit at prefects, there was never much more fun to be had at school.


The wild part was most of the teachers were our dealers.

Jaws II
06-07-2008, 23:44
Is the red ash a glasgow thing?

the only time ive encountered it was the pitches that were, iirc, near hampden that looked, to me, like a car park!

travelled from berwick, got stripped, looked at the pitch and was getting ready for the gashed knees - i was in goal.


I think it mostly was. Our equivalent to an old firm match was my team against St Roberts I always took our by kicks and played left back.
I ballsed up one and I was up against 2 of their players one passed to the other and I did a sliding tackle to try and get the other on a glass strewn red ash pitch. The bassa still scored although we won 5-4.

The scab on my leg went from my ankle to my knee!!! (:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: )

damn_as_wick
06-07-2008, 23:46
I feel more sorry for the auld boys like suck and co who back in the 40's had to play with what could be described as a boulder wrapped in brown leather and laced with what felt like metal rods.

One header of that ****er at speed and it was a month in the infirmary.

Spiffo
06-07-2008, 23:47
I seem to remember the keeper was the only one who get the ball off the ground in primary school by picking it up for a kick.

I used to pray the kickouts would come nowhere near me, obviously I never prayed hard enough one time, as the ball came my way I thought Im gonne get called a pussy for weeks if I dont header this.

Fook me, I had a headache for about a week and I am only a wee fella anyway, so in primary school it was like headering a cannon ball.

kiwibear
06-07-2008, 23:49
still got scars on my knees from the black gravel parks at Greenfield,hated those pitches even Glasgow green was better.

BlueSaint
06-07-2008, 23:50
No, worse was bursting through a defence, ball at feet, only to get clattered by some clogger when you're at full pelt.

When I got home and washed the ash off, I had grazes all the way from my knee to my hip where I'd hit the deck - it was ****ing painful.

I was that clogger! But slow as feck so most got away from me! :D

Finbar OFfended
06-07-2008, 23:50
first time, you take it like a man and accept the inevitable pain and red mark left on your thigh/leg/face (mitre in face is a doozy)


after that you get the **** out the way and hope the guy in goals is as good as Andy Goram :D

blue72
06-07-2008, 23:53
remeber one of those f**ers hittin me on the ear, the sorest thing i've ever felt, tho i do remember gettin hit on the baws with one and feelin i had to pee but couldn't or was taht just me ??

Red_White_and_Ajax
06-07-2008, 23:57
remeber one of those f**ers hittin me on the ear, the sorest thing i've ever felt, tho i do remember gettin hit on the baws with one and feelin i had to pee but couldn't or was taht just me ??


on the ear ?

I`d have just packed in football and went home

**** that :D

Jaws II
07-07-2008, 00:01
on the ear ?

I`d have just packed in football and went home

**** that :D


Oh christ on the ear:eek: the heat from his lug would be able to generate enough heat to power a generator.:D

gersmadfife
07-07-2008, 00:03
honestly cant think of the ball you mean.we always used proper leather balls at our school and the sunday league team I played for.saying that they fecking hurt too when you got sconed.

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 00:05
honestly cant think of the ball you mean.we always used proper leather balls at our school and the sunday league team I played for.saying that they fecking hurt too when you got sconed.

http://i26.tinypic.com/t5kbv7.jpg

it was usually in Orange

suramericaranger
07-07-2008, 00:05
If you choose the heroics; its game over till monday morning where the said heroics have been forgotten by the other kids, but you greeting like a wean have not.

Avoid the fecker at all costs.

Jaws II
07-07-2008, 00:05
honestly cant think of the ball you mean.we always used proper leather balls at our school and the sunday league team I played for.saying that they fecking hurt too when you got sconed.


gaylord!!!!!!:D :D :D :D :D :D

blue72
07-07-2008, 00:07
sure i wasn't the only one scarred me for life :D wasn't even taking one for the team i'm just unlucky that way:D

gersmadfife
07-07-2008, 00:08
http://i26.tinypic.com/t5kbv7.jpg

it was usually in Orange
oh I do remember them.cant ever recall getting hit by one though.had them in primary school. perhaps thats why no-one headered the ball back then:D

blue72
07-07-2008, 00:09
RWA thank you i'll have flashbacks for weeks now :D

you handsome devil
07-07-2008, 00:13
Remember the red blaze pitches well. School jannie used to brush out the gravel from our legs.

Thinking back, I wonder why our jannie wore a pvc French maid's outfit?

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 00:14
RWA thank you i'll have flashbacks for weeks now :D


you and 50 others :D

blue72
07-07-2008, 00:16
any of you unfortunate enough to play in the shit hole they call garngad? black ash and rhats with sticks :mad:

super_ally_the2nd
07-07-2008, 00:19
kept learning the hard way :(

dead leg 'til Thursday loyal

blue72
07-07-2008, 00:39
anyone know if you can still get them anywhere? psychological thing, confront your fear and all that :)

wmason
07-07-2008, 01:07
Try being a goalkeeper, hardened you up, ya pussies. hit on every part of my anatomy with they feckers. Still crazy after all these years, bit like The Goalie.

WATP

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 01:15
any of you unfortunate enough to play in the shit hole they call garngad? black ash and rhats with sticks :mad:


I played a Scotish cup tie in Garngad/Royston on the black ash in the late 80`s

we won 1-0 and got a police escort out :D

davieboy1873
07-07-2008, 01:22
http://i26.tinypic.com/t5kbv7.jpg

it was usually in Orange

Those balls hurt like fook and left those wee pimple indentations on your legs for a few days.:mad:

canagers
07-07-2008, 01:23
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?
Thanks ya bassa,i'll have nightmares about that now:D

I also remember getting changed outside and your hands were so cold you could'nt even move your fingers to button up your shirt:eek:

still we had fun:blink:

Russell_Nash
07-07-2008, 01:25
nope,

Ive already fallen over and twisted my ankle in the gorge that was once an autumnial torrent of water and is now the mini me of the Grand Canyon which runs the length of the park on the left wing

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 01:30
nope,

Ive already fallen over and twisted my ankle in the gorge that was once an autumnial torrent of water and is now the mini me of the Grand Canyon which runs the length of the park on the left wing


you went to cardinal newman ?

miltonbear
07-07-2008, 01:40
Ahh the Mitre 3,4,5.

As if when the numbers went up so did the pain from these bad boys.

Loved the fact they where Orange and by f.uck could you strike them balls:eek:
The RS Mcolls where the worst place to be hit with these bad boys.:D

Russell_Nash
07-07-2008, 01:41
you went to cardinal newman ?

god no, I was non dom educated, both my kids are Bluenoses;)

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 01:46
god no, I was non dom educated, both my kids are Bluenoses;)


so you say , pape

cadge
07-07-2008, 01:46
Took quite a few hits from those bastardin' balls, but the worst was when I got it right on the side of my face on a cold December morning leaving me with a massive, freaky blue/purple bruise on the side of my face:mad:

Remember another lad taking one right on the nose; the crack it made was sickening.

For some the phrase coupon buster refers to a bet gone wrong, but for me it will always mean a Mitre fitbaw:(

Red_White_and_Ajax
07-07-2008, 01:48
Took quite a few hits from those bastardin' balls, but the worst was when I got it right on the side of my face on a cold December morning leaving me with a massive, freaky blue/purple bruise on the side of my face:mad:

Remember another lad taking one right on the nose; the crack it made was sickening.

For some the phrase coupon buster refers to a bet gone wrong, but for me it will always mean a Mitre fitbaw:(

brilliant :D

Charlie__Adam
07-07-2008, 01:50
http://i26.tinypic.com/t5kbv7.jpg

it was usually in Orange
used these in training not the nicest thing to catch on the chest let me tell ye

who would be a goalie loyal

DadoStar
07-07-2008, 01:53
I'm pretty sure theres enough ash in both my knees to open my own pitch..

coldturkey247
07-07-2008, 01:57
who invented mouldmasters anyway?? pure devils work

Dogbert
07-07-2008, 01:59
Some of us mad mentalists played American Football on blaize pitches!

Just try a Wilson NFL on your mits or getting drilled into the blaize by "Mad" Michael Piper.

We played on Eastfield pitches and just made sure that the foot long gashes on our arms and legs just bled out, dried and crusted up.

Glasgow Lions Loyal 1991-1994.

Beer Bear
07-07-2008, 02:04
Why did the school teachers make us play with these weapons of mass destruction anyway?

pollokranger
07-07-2008, 02:34
I've been that boy on more than one occasion, the dimples were still on my red raw leg days later:p

ns
watp

Russell_Nash
07-07-2008, 02:39
who invented mouldmasters anyway?? pure devils work

davie and brian mouldmaster from elgin

Simon57
07-07-2008, 03:00
Get the hell out of the way - that ball was evil, and the curse of many a childhood.

BearNed
07-07-2008, 03:04
Take it like a man on the outside, scream like a wee lassie on the inside.

taffbear
07-07-2008, 05:53
I remember the goalie kicking one upfield and I bottled out of heading it so in my somewhat misguided logic, I decided to control it on my chest due to false belief that I was a wee bit of a football player.

I'll never forget the thud as it smacked me in the chest and sent me 10 yards flying on my arse. Took me at least another ten minutes lying on the touchline trying to regain a regular breathing pattern.

The only thing that made the thud worse was the chorus of laughter that followed straight after it.

Such happy memories...........

DC1494
07-07-2008, 06:16
Having right nasty flashbacks of pimple marks, throbbing tissue and gashed knees, elbows and face.

Those balls were lethal.

BakuBear
07-07-2008, 06:27
I remember the goalie kicking one upfield and I bottled out of heading it so in my somewhat misguided logic, I decided to control it on my chest due to false belief that I was a wee bit of a football player.

I'll never forget the thud as it smacked me in the chest and sent me 10 yards flying on my arse. Took me at least another ten minutes lying on the touchline trying to regain a regular breathing pattern.

The only thing that made the thud worse was the chorus of laughter that followed straight after it.

Such happy memories...........


Great stuff, always remember playing in midfield and being vertically challenged I took it very personaly to get up (on the back usually) for those high balles. Not the brightesty young lad it took me a few weeks and numerous stints of concussion to realise why I was winning all those high balls.
As the footballs got better the only problem was my hangovers got worse so sticking the head on the new 20quid ball was just as painful.

iaatpies
07-07-2008, 07:31
Can you still get Mouldmasters?

frankieboy
07-07-2008, 07:34
Get out the f******:eek: :eek: way

de_bear
07-07-2008, 07:37
Can you still get Mouldmasters?


http://www.newitts.com/product/FL-570/Mitre_Mouldmaster_Football.htm

SPEEDY
07-07-2008, 07:45
Can you still get Mouldmasters?


Why on earth would you want to buy a mouldmaster ????????? :eek:

I still have flashbacks and I'm 41 !!!!!!!

naemair
07-07-2008, 07:46
Can I sue the school for the long term trauma caused by mouldmasters and ash pitches? Still have the scars on my knees.

iaatpies
07-07-2008, 07:47
Why on earth would you want to buy a mouldmaster ????????? :eek:

I still have flashbacks and I'm 41 !!!!!!!

Surely the children of today should be forced to endure the pain and suffering of a Mouldmaster in winter the same way the rest of us were?

de_bear
07-07-2008, 07:52
Surely the children of today should be forced to endure the pain and suffering of a Mouldmaster in winter the same way the rest of us were?

Schools and boys clubs would be getting sued for hurting the little darlings.

If the fat, spoiled little bastards could get off their Playstations to go outside and play.

SPEEDY
07-07-2008, 07:52
Surely the children of today should be forced to endure the pain and suffering of a Mouldmaster in winter the same way the rest of us were?


it would certainly keep them off street corners.....

they'd be too busy sitting in a warm bath waiting on the swelling to go down...

BakuBear
07-07-2008, 08:08
Surely the children of today should be forced to endure the pain and suffering of a Mouldmaster in winter the same way the rest of us were?


Yes and those lazy keepers should be forced into going bareback as well >:)

berkshiretrueblue
07-07-2008, 08:12
Been there, seen it, done it............and it was in the days of the "Master T" leather football with the lace!

Madness personified.

Mit Gas
07-07-2008, 08:29
It was always a choice between the ball hurting you or the coach kicking you up the arse for bottling a chargedown.
Bruised legs don't hurt as much as bruised sphincters.

garde forestieres
07-07-2008, 08:31
One cold winters Saturday morning I intercepted a crossfield ball , it was a mouldmaster and I took it on the chest , a spinning ball on my left nipple, the dimples on the ball nearly tore my tit off I was in agony for about a week.

Truebluethruandthru
07-07-2008, 08:44
I can still remember the hollow plastic PAAAAAAANG of a mouldmaster when you caught it sweet...

I volleyed a mouldmaster size 5 right into my PE teachers bollocks once... I never thought I would ever see him cry... :( but it was worth it :D almost pished myself :D

fourbus
07-07-2008, 10:08
who invented mouldmasters anyway?? pure devils work
Same bastards that invented the loch gelly belt :eek: and red or black ash fitba parks no doubt.
evil is no the word for them.

ibroxonian
07-07-2008, 10:16
Remember going in to block and taking the might "Mouldy" on the side of the face

The fact that it was wet and had red ash stuck to it really helped!

Hillingtonloyal
07-07-2008, 10:18
Lets all face it the only way you ever got hit by one of they things is if u werent fast enough to get out of the way or just didnt get a chance

GovanRearTA
07-07-2008, 10:19
Take one for the team and then sorely regret it after and rub ur leg for the whole game .

adamski
07-07-2008, 10:29
I used to wear a 'Mark Knopfler' style headband when we played with one of those bastards


give yourself concussion heading a waterlogged one




and the simple solution with regards to the midfielder lining up a drive, is to take his legs away as he's pulled his shooting leg back.

right into a puddle in the red ash.


:agree:

briggsy
07-07-2008, 10:31
Take one for the team and then sorely regret it after and rub ur leg for the whole game .

rub your leg? no chance, you couldn't touch your leg for weeks after getting panned by one of those devil balls.

paisleyprod
07-07-2008, 10:33
got hit clean on the nose with one blood everywhere.

In the days I remember using they balls they were really cruel to kids and made us play on pitches that were frozen sold, flooded or total mud heaps, failing that it was red ash parks, the mouldmaster didn't help things!

The conditions and the ball did help identify who was up for winning and who was a wimp!

blutoe
07-07-2008, 10:33
I had a gym teacher who used to insist that football was played outside in all weathers (being brought up in Aberdeen that could mean wet and windy and minus 12 or dry and windy and minus 12)
He also used to insist it was "colours" v "skins" - skins meaning no shirts.
Picture the scene - minus 12 dry and windy. Goalie boots the ball with a good yark. However the ball does not arc up and down, but travels like a scud missile abot 3 foot off the ground until it meets the first object in it#s way at the edge of the penalty box - my back!
Right between the shoulder blades with a mouldmaster - I thought I'd been run down by a fecking bus!
Took me about 4 minutes to suck in a single breath and about a week to lose the red mark and the itching pain.
I avoided the skins team everafter.

coronationstreet
07-07-2008, 10:38
i am convinced those mouldmasters were designed for netball but mitre couldnt sell them so punted them all of to schools, BB's, boys clubs etc as cheap footballs

the worst footballs ever

FACT

arcticbear
07-07-2008, 12:29
Took a few of those as a centre half...only thing worse was skinning yer palms on the read ash.


you must be a young thing it was black clinker in my day...sytill picking bits out my knees forty years later.:eek:

Greenock Bear
07-07-2008, 12:35
As I was a full back, I would expect my centre half to do the same as me, i.e. break the *****'s legs with an over the ball tackle, so discouraging the rest of his team from shooting.

Deterrent before active prevention is the best policy :D

paisleyprod
07-07-2008, 12:36
the only thing about those balls - they lasted for years (unless a bus ran over it)

sirdrinksalot
07-07-2008, 13:20
I can remember this situation all to well, some were scared to head it after a big punt from the goalie aswell in case you got a sore napper :eek: but the ball smacking off your thigh was absolute torture :D

jvdh
07-07-2008, 13:27
Is the red ash a glasgow thing?

the only time ive encountered it was the pitches that were, iirc, near hampden that looked, to me, like a car park!

travelled from berwick, got stripped, looked at the pitch and was getting ready for the gashed knees - i was in goal.

Ah the memories!!

The mouldmaster was a monster! You would take one on the thigh and then you had to roll around for a few minutes trying your hardest "no tae greet" otherwise you would have got another one for being a "wee nancy boy"

Red ash pitches. Our BB team played on one most games (the one actually used in the movie "Gregory's Girl" by Cumbernauld United's ground!! The worst experience I had on red ash was being made to play on a frozen one with rubber studs and slipping and getting concussion and bit through my tongue!!:eek:

garygovan
07-07-2008, 13:30
take one for the team.

get yer heed tae it. a la carlos cuellar

Installer
07-07-2008, 13:30
Anyone remember the glue type stuff that you put into it if it punctured, blow it up and Bobs your Uncle?

gordybear
07-07-2008, 13:33
always take one for the team!

Bluebells Bar, Puerto Del Carmen
07-07-2008, 13:34
I've still got a red mark on my left thigh from 1976 coz of one of those f*ckers

coisty_9
07-07-2008, 13:40
feck that that would end your game

wmason
07-07-2008, 20:30
you must be a young thing it was black clinker in my day...sytill picking bits out my knees forty years later.:eek:

Same here, knees buggered, they looked like they have been coal miners, my Mam used to treat the gashes with the old 'wire brush and Dettol routine' not quite a wire brush but a nylon nail brush, "ye have to get it cleaned oot son!". Toughened you up big time, trackie bottoms (I wish) were for woosies. :angel:

Who's the Mason in the stand.

WATP

dh1963
07-07-2008, 20:34
Think the answer the the original question depends on what the score was at the time and how long to go....

You take one for the team if it matters!

sonowilliam2
07-07-2008, 20:39
as a forward , I was never far enough back for this dilemna to happen for me

As a defender..

Oouch!!!!!

Especially at free kicks

SOW :(

shawlandsbear
07-07-2008, 20:54
i took a 2 yard volley flush on the nose while wearing a white strip! nose exploded and i ended up looking like terry butcher!:mad:

CardendenGer
07-07-2008, 21:00
i broke my nose when i tried to get my head on a wayward shot from my team mates! i still have nightmare to this day just see the mouldmaster sign coming for my beak :)

AABLEDAVE
07-07-2008, 21:16
Anybody else ever header one that had a bit of spin on it:eek: :eek: :eek:

I've still got the baldy patch and scar the ba###rd left after 25 years.

soapy soutar
07-07-2008, 21:17
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?
I'm afraid the old hamstring gives out at the critical moment....

gers11
07-07-2008, 21:18
I took a few sore ones for the team in my time playing in the Glasgow Green on black ash may i say! but the ball i played with had a lace on it.And whether it was summer or winter it didn't matter as it stung just the same.AYE lads they were the days,ive still got the ash in my knees to prove it after all these years.Happy days indeed.

suttonger
07-07-2008, 21:31
nothing worse on a freezing saturday morning on the craigbank red ash,those mouldmasters were feckin agony:eek: .
i also got my shin split open when i was playing on one of those freezing mornings,dirty bassa from st. andrews went in studs showing:mad: (it was before you had to wear shinguards)

super cooper
07-07-2008, 21:31
smacked on the ear was awful as well can still hear the ringing when i think about it:eek: :eek:

homesick_rab
07-07-2008, 21:37
Take one for the team. It's man's game FFS!

Sam_English
07-07-2008, 21:39
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Feck it - get out of the way -pronto !!

Cannavaro
07-07-2008, 22:15
Used to take one for the team, wasn't pleasant!! Lot less sore nowadays that I have more meat on the bones:)

Alergy
07-07-2008, 22:22
My wife thinks I have a very large, even, round birthmark on my thigh. :D

ruglenbear
07-07-2008, 22:44
Depends

If my dad is watching then I take one for the team. Would never live it down otherwise

In fact, I'd prob take one anyway

paisleyprod
07-07-2008, 22:54
Anybody else ever header one that had a bit of spin on it:eek: :eek: :eek:

I've still got the baldy patch and scar the ba###rd left after 25 years.
your forehead is meant to be bald!:D

SpongebobSquarePass
07-07-2008, 23:25
I used to play in goals for our team - no gloves - and nothing stung like those fekkers. Bounced higher than they dropped from too.

fourbus
07-07-2008, 23:32
Anybody else have Gola boots :D

adam-1690-rfc
07-07-2008, 23:37
Anyone know what firing line is?

stornowaybear
07-07-2008, 23:41
Anybody else have Gola boots :D

Patrick's a la Laudrup for me!

The Gunslinger
07-07-2008, 23:59
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?


if i am in goal and you shite out of it you better be able to outrun me.

which is most everyone in fairness.

bluebear52
08-07-2008, 00:02
Depends what age you were in the school team,:roll: 7-11,got the *** oot the road,older than that and mouldmasters were done away wi;) so never had the choice lol

Galaxy_Ranger
11-07-2008, 21:51
Thats how I got into playing Rugby, Id rather have metal Studs raked down my back than a scud in the thigh wae a Mouldmaster!

http://www.clicksports.co.uk/_images/prodv2/699_thumb.jpg

:D

templbluenose
11-07-2008, 22:03
guy in my school team was knocked out after being hit full force in the baws with one from five yards away.

all he got was the cold sponge down his shorts poor c**t.

Red_White_and_Ajax
11-07-2008, 22:04
guy in my school team was knocked out after being hit full force in the baws with one from five yards away.

all he got was the cold sponge down his shorts poor c**t.


****ing hell , I winced at that :D

and I wasn`t even there

therayc
11-07-2008, 22:05
take one for the team.

not my life philosophy i must add.

Ayrshire_Billy_Boy
11-07-2008, 22:13
Or you have to do a sliding tackle to save a goal on one of those red blaize pitches with broken glass and stone everywhere........

Deejj206
11-07-2008, 22:20
Take one for the team and run about for 20 minutes with a leg warmer than 20 cans of ralgex sprayed on it.

Red_White_and_Ajax
11-07-2008, 22:22
Or you have to do a sliding tackle to save a goal on one of those red blaize pitches with broken glass and stone everywhere........


if it was down to me , I`d be taking kick off in about 30 seconds :D

Jaws II
11-07-2008, 22:34
Or you have to do a sliding tackle to save a goal on one of those red blaize pitches with broken glass and stone everywhere........


Done it, see my previous post!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I was peeling bits of the scab off for weeks and some of it was the size of a childs head.>:)

scabrag
11-07-2008, 22:35
I've always been a 'take 1 for the team' player. Not because i'm tough, the exact opposite, never wanted the abuse that came from sh#tting out of it.

The old mouldmasters were torture weapons though, that picture posted earlier sent a shiver down my spine :eek:

Galaxy_Ranger
11-07-2008, 22:41
Took one in the face from Big John in Oban once.

Never bein he sam sinse

Mad Broon
11-07-2008, 23:05
you went to cardinal newman ?


You from local to Cardinal Newman RWA?! Didn't know that if you were!

I would've been lunging at the ball from however far away I was! No concern for myself, just getting the ball!

Speaking of Cardinal Newman actually, and the blaze pitches there, I got my worst grazes there, one time I went up for a header playing at right back, and the left mid just ducked and backed into me, so I went fling over the top of him and landed pretty heavy, and ended up with grazes from my shoulder all the way down my back and side to around the side of my calf! Needless to say it was fecking sore and I probably tried to cripple the c-unt next chance I got! lol >:)

Red_White_and_Ajax
11-07-2008, 23:05
You from local to Cardinal Newman RWA?! Didn't know that if you were!

I would've been lunging at the ball from however far away I was! No concern for myself, just getting the ball!

Speaking of Cardinal Newman actually, and the blaze pitches there, I got my worst grazes there, one time I went up for a header playing at right back, and the left mid just ducked and backed into me, so I went fling over the top of him and landed pretty heavy, and ended up with grazes from my shoulder all the way down my back and side to around the side of my calf! Needless to say it was fecking sore and I probably tried to cripple the c-unt next chance I got! lol >:)


pretty close to it

Mad Broon
11-07-2008, 23:21
pretty close to it

Fecking shitehole, i'm sure you'll agree! >:)

Have to say, had a right good laugh at the memories of mouldies and ash parks!

jigster
11-07-2008, 23:34
took one for the team(wee guy syndrome) always thought they were worse when they were a bit soft let down kinda, especially the headers...ps at school pe when playing we"d always try & hit non footballers with bleezers(hard shots) coz they didn"t know what we knew..>:) >:)

noucamp72
11-07-2008, 23:51
The night before our game for the school it frosted over during the night and all the rivets on the red ash pitch were frozen solid.

We played with one of those lethal balls but that was the least of my worries.
It was a 50/50 to a loose ball on the wing....i was fast then and beat the defender to it......he caught me when i was going at full pelt and i went flying......shirt folded up around me and i went skidding along the solid ash tearing my skin to shreds on the one side of my body.......was carried off screaming by the teachers to get bathed over a wash hand basin....scars on my knee are still prominent.......just thought i would share my worst football playing memory......i was 14.

Coldo
11-07-2008, 23:56
AAARRRRGGGGHHHH :eek:

I can feel the sting just thinking back to those days.

ashvalebear
12-07-2008, 00:11
Took many a whack on the thigh with those bloody balls, big red mark on your leg for days!! Stung like feck when it happened.
Have a memory of playing football in P.E. one afternoon on the red blaes at Colston Secondary, sliding in on someone and grazing my shin from the knee to the ankle, leg full of red ash and dirt, P.E. Teacher took the wire brush and dettol to it after we were finish, screams could be heard in Kirky!!
My Dad told me he used to play on the black ash pitch across the road from Colston School, when they used the leather balls with the laced stitching in the miiddle, was defending a corner, went up and headered the ball clear, felt his forehead wet, reached up and wiped it, looked at his hand covered in blood then realised the bloody lacing in the ball had took his eyebrow off!!
Bassa's of balls those mouldmasters and the old brown leather things!!

enigmablue
12-07-2008, 00:20
Great memories of BB football.

I was always pretty crap but one day playing for the 137 i scored 4 in one game and two actually bounced full on off my coupon into the net. The first goal was beacuse I used to take my specs off to play and it was my attempt at going for a header and the second was when the keeper attempt a goal line kick out only for my face to get in the way. It stung like f*** but i was so pleased it didn't matter. It was still red when i got home!

PS the other goals were 35 yard screamers...honest :ninja:

xkpblue
12-07-2008, 00:46
I used to play for Lorne Street school , in KP , on the black ash pitches called "The Plots".

One freezing Saturday morning after the prams , bricks , and dogshit had been cleared off the pitch the game began.

Five minutes in I caught a volley from an orange "mouldy" on the inside of my right thigh.

It felt like someone had sliced 10 inches of skin off , thankfully it was that cold I couldn't even greet.

I hated those F@cking things.

blue72
12-07-2008, 01:10
Got 2 mouldmasters from Newitts y/day, not the same though not got the dimples am well p'ed off :( cany wait to do some damage with them all the same >:)

savus
12-07-2008, 01:58
The "all weather" pitches in Belfast circa mid sixties-seventies and the mouldmaster balls we used bring back memories.
I remember almost blacking out after heading a kick out from the keeper,but you know what I soon learned how to kill a ball coming out of the air after that.

Also when the moment demand a slide tackle there was never any hesitation. You didn`t what to be labelled a big girls' blouse.

MoodyBlue
12-07-2008, 02:10
Brancumhall pitches, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1979:
Red blaze surface, full size goals, sloping pitch, howling gale, no nets, full size ball.

Meanwhile, in Holland....

Is it any wonder the quality of our football has suffered?

savus
12-07-2008, 02:18
Brancumhall pitches, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1979:
Red blaze surface, full size goals, sloping pitch, howling gale, no nets, full size ball.

Meanwhile, in Holland....

Is it any wonder the quality of our football has suffered?

Yeah but the Dutch are well known as great footballers with no jam tart

DocStone
12-07-2008, 03:01
I only admit this when I am pished.

I got "knocked the phuck out" by a mouldmaster.

Why only when pished I hear you ask? Cause a fecking girl kicked it. Hilda bastarding Hood. Bend it like Becks? Hoof it like Hammer more like.

Twated me right in the face aged 10, did a full backwards twist with a busted nose salko.

nero21
12-07-2008, 03:10
I took a rasping volley full in the face from about 2 feet from a mouldmaster when i was about 12. Hurts even thinking about it.

Jacunion
12-07-2008, 08:55
They were indeed an invention of the devil.

However how sore was it when you halfheartedly went up for a header and it skimmed the top of your head? Now that was pain!!

DalryBear
12-07-2008, 09:59
Take it for the team.

That's why my knees are now ****ed :D
Good,me and you wouldve got on well:D


I was never shy of shouting at the pussies in front of me for not closing down the shots.:mad:



Goalkeeper Loyal:D



ps saying that it was a bastard when you had some ***** clean through...and he wasnt planning to lets say "place it":D ,know all about it getting a mouldmaster skelped off yer dome at point blank range!!:eek: :D

Jaws II
12-07-2008, 10:07
I only admit this when I am pished.

I got "knocked the phuck out" by a mouldmaster.

Why only when pished I hear you ask? Cause a fecking girl kicked it. Hilda bastarding Hood. Bend it like Becks? Hoof it like Hammer more like.

Twated me right in the face aged 10, did a full backwards twist with a busted nose salko.


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Pussy!!!!:D

Popbear
12-07-2008, 10:15
if it was winter time take 1 for the team and get substituted and hot bath for yerself and a wee greet when naebody`s lookin
LOL
How many times did guys end up in tears after being hit with one of those balls? lethal things.

britain
16-07-2008, 08:29
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Being a keeper I had to get in the way of them:eek: .

Sore memories Loyal:D

campsie
16-07-2008, 08:42
honestly cant think of the ball you mean.we always used proper leather balls at our school and the sunday league team I played for.saying that they fecking hurt too when you got sconed.


Has to be bullsh!t quote of the century, first of all your old enough to remember the orange mitre, but i'll give you your slight memory loss, secondly, while i didnt know you at school i know there was no way you played school football never mind sunday league, norman my friend stick to fc ukin about at least you went on a mazy doin that;)

just read doc stone, you are saved:D

90minsofmadness
16-07-2008, 08:42
Take one for the team.

You's are all jessies

Likely Lad
16-07-2008, 08:43
Cant believe I have missed this thread :eek:

I got football banned for a week in Primary School, I always had a pretty hard shot when I was a kid, cracked a screamer into the back of the net, only problem was the goals were made from Schoolbags and the ball travelling at a good rate ****ed a P3 right on her fanny. Cue laughter all round and the girls parents phoning up the school to complain.

Shotters Nation will back this up.

The school made me apologise to her and I think said girl is now a lesbian.

90minsofmadness
16-07-2008, 08:50
and I think said girl is now a lesbian.


:D



We were always getting football banned too. Then the banned leather balls, then the mouldmasters, then another type of plastic must be playing with tennis balls by now.

britain
16-07-2008, 08:54
In saying that I got my own back by accidentally bursting two.

During one PE game, I kicked from my hands and the mouldmaster sailed over the fence surounding the pitch and landed on the spiked fence.

I did the same with my next goal kick.

On the next kick out, our PE teacher shouted " Just roll it out son !"

carltonblue
16-07-2008, 09:04
Our sadistic PE teacher Mr Campbell used to pump those mouldmasters up till they were like cannonballs. My favourite was when on a cold morning ice had formed in the ruts of the red blaes pitch and after taking a red patcher on the thigh you gashed your leg to bits on the frozen ash.

Happy days.

GJ21
16-07-2008, 09:13
would like to think i'd take one for the team but i would prob get the **** out of the way !!!! :D :D :D

Greenock Bear
16-07-2008, 09:33
Thinking back about this, the most evil thing I ever did on a football park was right after I had left studmarks on a winger's chest and got booked for it (unfairly I thought - he had elbowed me in the cheekbone when I was defending a back post corner a few minutes earlier), from the resulting free kick the ball broke to me at right back and instead of clearing the ball downfield, I turned and booted the ball as hard as I could right off the wee wingers cheenies.

Poor lad was carried off as a result as it was from about 3 yards away and I really really meant it when I kicked the ball at him.

It was during February 1985.

britain
16-07-2008, 14:05
Good,me and you wouldve got on well:D


I was never shy of shouting at the pussies in front of me for not closing down the shots.:mad:



Goalkeeper Loyal:D



ps saying that it was a bastard when you had some ***** clean through...and he wasnt planning to lets say "place it":D ,know all about it getting a mouldmaster skelped off yer dome at point blank range!!:eek: :D

And the goalkeeper gloves of the late 70s / early 80s never really helped protect your hands.:eek:

Mind you, once you'd saved a mould master, getting the belt from a teacher wasn't usually as sore as that:eek: :angel:

briggsy
16-07-2008, 14:08
And the goalkeeper gloves of the late 70s / early 80s never really helped protect your hands.:eek:

Mind you, once you'd saved a mould master, getting the belt from a teacher wasn't usually as sore as that:eek: :angel:

if the teachers had any sense back then they'd have given you a moldmaster on the thighs, or had belts made out of the material, they'd never have gotten any trouble off us then.

The_Gub
16-07-2008, 14:19
Testicles are for life. I'd have stood behind you.

Mrs Albertz
16-07-2008, 14:26
I only admit this when I am pished.

I got "knocked the phuck out" by a mouldmaster.

Why only when pished I hear you ask? Cause a fecking girl kicked it. Hilda bastarding Hood. Bend it like Becks? Hoof it like Hammer more like.

Twated me right in the face aged 10, did a full backwards twist with a busted nose salko.
That's possibly one of the funniest things I've ever read on here :D :D :D

britain
20-07-2008, 18:49
Wee bump as this thread brings back some funny, but painful memories.

HUMIE
20-07-2008, 19:58
I got my mate a belter with that type of ball. Cold Saturday morning they kicked off punted the ball straight at the back of our defence and i caught it with a beauty of a volley just when my mate was turning round to get the full mitre mouldmaster in the nuts, subbed there and then not even a minute into the game

thornhill bear
20-07-2008, 20:01
as a forward , I was never far enough back for this dilemna to happen for me

Ditto that was for defenders to look out for, ha ha

camdogg2020
20-07-2008, 20:09
Take one for the team. When I was younger there were too many in my team that would have moved out the way and it always pissed me off. Remember many a time in the car on the way home having a 'warm patch' where the ball had hit.

Stuart_WATP
20-07-2008, 20:11
ooaffft those things were created by satan himself.

I hated them, over the park play world-cuppy and my big mate who is built like a tank smacks a shot , damp weather, the ball soakin and skiddin along the ground, smacks right off my legs, the red mark wouldnt shift for hours i was in agony.

but gettin skelped on the coupon with 1 is absolute torture.

dixusbixus
20-07-2008, 20:13
My grandpa ued to tell me that the old leather balls got so heavy when wet that when the goallie booted it out you would intentionally misjudge the flight and let it go over your head to save yourself from concussion.

Markpro
20-07-2008, 21:31
still remember getting one smacked off the inside of my thigh in winter.
absolute hell, felt like my skin had been ripped off.
next tackle is usually with the elbow to get rid of red mist :mad:

flany-kpl
20-07-2008, 22:39
Take it right on teh forehead, ball goes over the opposition bar and you fall to the ground for 10- 15 minutes:D

Blue Lew
20-07-2008, 22:51
My worst experiences came in the same game.
It was freezing and blowing a gale, the rain was horizontal.

I am ashamed to say I ducked out of the way of a mouldmaster travelling at top speed only for it to rip some of my hair out as it grazed my head:o
I got totally bollocked by Mr Stirling - a sadistic Physics teacher who ran the school team.

I redeemed myself later on by blocking a goal bound shot using my inner thigh.

It hurt like f@ck.

I cried on the inside

mark_knopfler
20-07-2008, 22:51
Jeezo, you would only header one of those beasts once. Rip the hair aff ye. As for getting caught on a cold thigh? Actual torture

texas ranger
20-07-2008, 22:55
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

I took a broken nose for the school team with an orange mouldmaster blasted into my face from point blank range.

They say it was the good old days......

bally1
21-07-2008, 00:09
I feel more sorry for the auld boys like suck and co who back in the 40's had to play with what could be described as a boulder wrapped in brown leather and laced with what felt like metal rods.

One header of that ****er at speed and it was a month in the infirmary.
I remember it well. Heid that fecker on the laces on a wet day and you seen stars for days. I'd like to see the dug man try and bend that around the wall.:ninja:

britain
23-09-2009, 13:04
Wee bump as the other blaze pitch thread reminded me of it !

Jaws II
23-09-2009, 13:15
Wee bump as the other blaze pitch thread reminded me of it !

Bringing back my painful memories!:(

BurtonCBell
23-09-2009, 13:30
remeber one of those f**ers hittin me on the ear, the sorest thing i've ever felt, tho i do remember gettin hit on the baws with one and feelin i had to pee but couldn't or was taht just me ??

I got hit on the ear with one as well. The most painful thing to happen to me, followed closely by getting shot in the neck at paintball.

thommo2006
23-09-2009, 13:36
When I was younger I was back for a corner (I play up top) anyway same thing happened closed down a shot smacked me in the balls hurt like fook but the ball fell to the same guy another shot then creamed me in the face. Suffice to Say I have never gone back for a corner since lol

marlowbear
23-09-2009, 13:42
Quite possibly the funniest thread I've read on here.

Tearsrollingdownmycheeksloyal :D

robert11s
23-09-2009, 14:12
As the Primary school centre half and captain it was my job to take one for the team. Had many a dimpled purple bruise on the thigh taking one of them beauty's. A frozen red ash park at Leithland school

reidy
23-09-2009, 14:21
What was the proper Mitre ball (think it had 18 panels and cost about £40) called. It was every bit the brute the Mouldmaster was, only without the dimples.

Remember the first night out with aforementioned ball, Met a header 25 yards out and it carried over the crossbar.

Me, I was nearly carried off the pitch with a Mitre shaped crater on my forehead.


Update...It was a Mitre Multiplex. Mitre advertised it as the toughest ball in the world.

They really weren't joking.

mildmannered janitor
23-09-2009, 14:36
I thought the strike to the inside of the thigh was the worst until I took a direct hit to the ear in subzero conditions. My own fault for pussying out of taking it square in the face though.
Mouldmasters did make a cool 'boing' noise when they bounced though.

reidy
23-09-2009, 14:41
I thought the strike to the inside of the thigh was the worst until I took a direct hit to the ear in subzero conditions. My own fault for pussying out of taking it square in the face though.
Mouldmasters did make a cool 'boing' noise when they bounced though.

Not that you would have heard the boing after getting skelped on the ear...

omegaman
23-09-2009, 14:45
It's Saturday morning in winter.

It's so cold it can't snow.

There's a force 10 wind blowing down from the Arctic circle.

You're only 10 years old and playing on full size blaize pitch with a coach who won't allow you to wear gloves, trackie bottoms, a sweatshirt or anything other than your flimsy regulation nylon strip.

Your toes are in the early stages of frostbite, you can't move your fingers and your mouth has begun to freeze up.

You're out on the right wing and your team mates just aren't passing the ball.

You're getting horsed by some team with a centre forward who looks like he's already begun shaving and whose brothers and friends are standing on the touchline with aggressive dogs threatening you with violence any time you go near, something that causes you to wander infield much to the irritation of your coach.

You begin casting envious glances at the warm car your old man and brother are sat in drinking tea at the other side of the pitch.

And then, your attention having strayed, the full force of the Mouldmaster crashes against your spindly white thigh with the ferocity of two dozen frenzied hornets.

The tears swell up in your eyes and you bite down on a lip you can no longer feel, hoping against hope your sadistic coach will haul you off because this is truly, truly miserable.

But he doesn't and instead simply shouts at you to pay attention and get on with it.

Why?

Because it's character building.

justagrin
23-09-2009, 14:48
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Go in High and hard always gets you out of footballs tough situations.

fourbus
23-09-2009, 14:49
As the Primary school centre half and captain it was my job to take one for the team. Had many a dimpled purple bruise on the thigh taking one of them beauty's. A frozen red ash park at Leithland school

The old Liethy still brings tears to the eyes remmebering those days.

P2PRFC
23-09-2009, 14:51
Take one for the team , remember once jumped to block a shot and smashed into my back, it was still stinging that night

Battlefield Bear
23-09-2009, 15:09
I used to wear a 'Mark Knopfler' style headband when we played with one of those bastards


give yourself concussion heading a waterlogged one




and the simple solution with regards to the midfielder lining up a drive, is to take his legs away as he's pulled his shooting leg back.

right into a puddle in the red ash.


:agree:

We were normally fortunate enough to get a proper ball to playu with in BB and school matches, but some of the other companies had Mouldmasters. Blackfriers always played with a Mouldy until we insisted on playing with our own ball!

I also remember catching a particularly nasty one off the big lad that used to play centre half for the 83rd!

You'll remember better than me though!

garde forestieres
23-09-2009, 15:12
I once controlled a mouldy on the chest that had been hit hard it was spinning and I took it on the nipple and it was bruised for at least a week.

reidy
23-09-2009, 16:01
I once controlled a mouldy on the chest that had been hit hard it was spinning and I took it on the nipple and it was bruised for at least a week.

You're lucky you still have that nipple if the ball was spinning.

It could have made prime mince out of your tit.

ross89harrison
23-09-2009, 16:13
Take 1 for the team, I was the sitting midfielder so happened many times but that was me job on the park, scored a good few crackers as well mind :D

Idioteque
23-09-2009, 16:19
Take one on the shins ffs :)

The satisfaction of the block would overcome the pain IMO

sweepitup
23-09-2009, 16:42
I once controlled a mouldy on the chest that had been hit hard it was spinning and I took it on the nipple and it was bruised for at least a week.

Was just going to mention nipple burn on a cold morning off one of these. Legs or face I could suffer couple hours and you were fine, nipple burn lasted at least 3 days normally a week!!!!

The Blue on The Hill
23-09-2009, 17:03
Classic stuff.

Victim - caught a mouldy full pelt on the side of my face on a cold school day morning. Couldn't feel a thing, the whole side of my head was numb, to the point I was dribbling out the side of my mouth for the rest of the day. My ear was beetroot. To this day I have poor hearing in the ear that took the blow and I blame it on that dreadful piece of plastic.

Perpetrator - desperate clearance in the dying minutes, caught one sweet as nut on the volley, top velocity for about 5-10 yards before smacking our centre half square between the shoulder blades. The noise was sickening. I'm only alive today because he was a fat bastard and fear is the best motivator going, I've never run so fast in my life.

pb056
23-09-2009, 17:04
The reputation of those things had folk running for cover.

A common trick would be to wind up the left foot to shoot, which would force at least 3 defenders to jump and turn their back at the same time. leaving loads of room to dribble in an score.

The amount of goals scored doing this was frightening. And its was all caused by the fear of the ball!!

Sam_English
23-09-2009, 17:10
Anyone with any sense would get the feck out of the way of a Mitre mouldmaster

pontoon-blue2
23-09-2009, 17:56
get tae fook oot the way

iangrazza
23-09-2009, 18:24
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

I'm afraid mouldmasters and midfielders are from different eras!

nelster
23-09-2009, 18:40
I took one for the team aged 10, it was a sickener, one of those mornings where the red blaize pitch can collapse a wee half inch under your foot as it's all frozen and raised up on top.

Perishing, chased a ball up the line, full back did what David Robertson should have done in Marseille and put his laces through the ball, bang on the side of the face.

Was greetin for about a minute, ear hurt for ages :D

Braesbear22
23-09-2009, 18:44
I still have the imprint on my thigh and that was 38 years ago never mind the red blaes in my knees

GingerFurball
23-09-2009, 20:33
Was just going to mention nipple burn on a cold morning off one of these. Legs or face I could suffer couple hours and you were fine, nipple burn lasted at least 3 days normally a week!!!!

The worst was not realising how bad it was due to the cold, then jumping into a shower.

WokinghamBear
23-09-2009, 20:37
Everyone took one for the team...... Once and never again.

gazzasno8jersey
23-09-2009, 22:06
Worst had to to misjudgeing a hearder and the mouldmaster skimming off the top of the ear, feckin agony ! Always remember our goalie making wee red ash sandcastles for his goal kicks just to try get a wee bit of height .

Toe-bash Loyal :D

Red_White_and_Ajax
23-09-2009, 22:12
when did this bugger get bumped back up ? :D

sregnar
23-09-2009, 22:55
had a fair few stingers on the thigh/ass whatever i could stop the ball with:D

bad times haha

belly
24-09-2009, 11:32
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

Is it on a blaes pitch perchance?

Greenock_Ger1983
24-09-2009, 11:36
I was a goalkeeper back in my mould master days. It was like trying to save a cannon if someone manager to hit the thing hard.

Remember the ball going through my hands before and hitting me in the face. Think i was in a coma for 3 and a half years.

gardi
24-09-2009, 11:38
I used to play in goal, and one of they horrible things was toe bashed in my general direction, only managed to get my thumb to it which in turn was bent back to touch my wrist and was left dangling by a bit of gristle!

jimjohn
24-09-2009, 12:09
What do they do with the stuff nowadays that they used to make red ash/blaise pitches . Who in there right minds ever thought of making pitches with this devil stuff .

Red_White_and_Ajax
24-09-2009, 12:24
Headers were the worst. :eek:

the metallic sound the bastard made as you rose like a salmon to thump it clear with your head :D

worse when slightly wet

abronhillbear
24-09-2009, 12:29
Playing St Aidens (Scum) in the Schoolboys Scottish Cup. We were winning 2-1 with about 10 minutes to go. The boy is running through on goal and I managed to get back and slide tackle him and get the ball out for a corner. Everyone gets back to defend I look down and theres no skin on the outside of my calf right up to my hip. Im defending the post ball comes in cleared out to one of their boys at the edge of the area...He blooters it and I take it full pelt on the moosh! That game couldn't finish quick enough. Was in agony on the bus home and then spent the rest of the day getting slagged for it at the Rangers game.

Good Times! :)

jaws
24-09-2009, 12:42
ah the joys of boys football in the 70's.......nipples raw from rubbing against the cheap nylon jersey in the cold, various parts of your body tatooed by being struck with venom by that instrument of torture, the miter mould master and having to spend saturday lunch time in the bath scrubbing blaize out of various wounds while your da', in his vest with a tea-towel on his shoulder made you a roll'n'sausage (his only venture into the kitchen of the week)! HAPPY DAYS

britain
24-09-2009, 16:55
For a keeper, a frozen blaze pitch with a mitre bouncing like a speed ball was a nightmare:eek:

No padded goallie tops or trousers in those days (well not in my BB or school teams)...

bobans27
24-09-2009, 16:57
Ive never played on a red ash pitch.

Where I come from theres plenty grass/open space. My wee Primary School however (50 kids when I was there) was built on a hill so out school football pitch was on a massive slant :D Kicking up the way was a nightmare but you always won when shooting downhill :D

britain
24-09-2009, 16:59
Aye with the astro turf pitches of today, my kids,they don't know they are born...

schosha
24-09-2009, 17:03
Take one for the team... Ting

Mitre sign on my thigh

Ah those were the days

schosha
24-09-2009, 17:04
Ive never played on a red ash pitch.

Where I come from theres plenty grass/open space. My wee Primary School however (50 kids when I was there) was built on a hill so out school football pitch was on a massive slant :D Kicking up the way was a nightmare but you always won when shooting downhill :D

I grew up with blackash ffs :D

No wonder the Borrheid boys had some players :cool:

captainscarlett
24-09-2009, 17:26
Playing for the school v Hollyrood a certain Hollrood player who went on to play for Scotland struck a shot flush from 20 yards with a moldmaster I saw it coming and ducked the goalie got it flush in the face nose flattened blood everywhere.He looks as if he has gone 3 rounds with Iron Mike to this day.I wonder Don if you view this board if you do sorry again after 45 years

britain
16-06-2010, 19:55
The things kids don't do anymore reminded me of this thread.

HutchyLoyal
16-06-2010, 20:20
i was a keeper - horrible taking one in the puss, equally horrible picking the red ash out of all the scrapes and gashes on erse, knees, elbows, etc, etc - and we wonder why as a nation we struggle ????

britain
16-06-2010, 20:21
you are playing for the school team

the ball breaks to one of their midfielder outside the box and he lines up a drive

its a mitre mouldmaster

do you take one for the team or do you get the **** out of the way ?

In case anybody has forgotten the original question !:D

Dutch_FR1908
16-06-2010, 20:22
Take one for the team of course :)

billywizz
16-06-2010, 20:28
Happened to me once, was a cold Wednesday afternoon for the School, and i took one on the side of the face, ****ing brutal wasn't the answer, but it saved a shot on goal, so i took one for the team if you like, and at the age of 11, bubbling wasn't an option:D

scooby
16-06-2010, 20:52
Sighthill flats.

My mate stayed on the top floor. 19 storeys high.

Me and my mates get him to throw the ball out the window, happened all the time.

One of the guys kid on they are going to catch it, when he suddenly realises it IS heading in his direction. He tries to run out the way, but the ball is like a guided missile and is on course for his head.

At the very last second he raises his arm to deflect the ball, it hits his forearm, and breaks it in two places.

The rest of the guys are falling about, pissing themselves laughing, no sympathy whatsoever.

The ball? I will let you guess what kind it was.

britain
16-06-2010, 22:49
Ruining your new nylon studs in a single game.

Red_White_and_Ajax
16-06-2010, 23:01
Take one for the team of course :)

you Dutch gits have never had to use the mouldmaster :D

Popbear
16-06-2010, 23:07
I would have been the one launching a thunderous shot or cross:)

alan007bruce
16-06-2010, 23:20
I'd rather be hit with a scud missile than one of those bad boys!

Red_White_and_Ajax
16-06-2010, 23:22
Happened to me once, was a cold Wednesday afternoon for the School, and i took one on the side of the face, ****ing brutal wasn't the answer, but it saved a shot on goal, so i took one for the team if you like, and at the age of 11, bubbling wasn't an option:D

ouch

that is all :D

pb056
16-06-2010, 23:28
The sound of it being struck well, followed by the sound of it skelping some poor bastard is truely horrifying.

Red_White_and_Ajax
16-06-2010, 23:31
The sound of it being struck well, followed by the sound of it skelping some poor bastard is truely horrifying.

I was trying to explain it to the Mrs but there are no words :D

ontheline
16-06-2010, 23:31
depends if it is a tim school or not

pb056
16-06-2010, 23:43
I was trying to explain it to the Mrs but there are no words :D

I cant describe it myself, but I can hear it now in my head. :(

The scream of victim was almost as tragic. You'd know it was a real bad one when the parents at the side of the pitch winced as the youngster folded on the edge of the box, in pure agony.

rbaird
16-06-2010, 23:49
if it was any other ball then yes, but not the mouldmeister!

Bille
17-06-2010, 05:53
Red Ash was a Glasgow thing. Outside glasgow even the school teams run across an ash track to get on the grass pitch. In Glasgow we ran over the grass to get onto the red ash.
First few games were played with a laced up leather bladder. If not dubbed properly they weighed a ton when wet and the lace would actually cut your forhead were you stupid enough to head the thing.
My first football boots had wooden toe caps??? Honestly. Mum had bought them as a surprise. I was mortified but wore them a few times. Mates none too happy.
Great for defending.