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Grind

Carlton Palmer

Admittedly, this must have been before we signed him, but I was watching a friendly between England and Brazil from 1992 on the idiot box last night (FSC does a good job of showing "classic" games in their entirety) and I couldn't help but notice how strangely effective Carlton Palmer was. As a footballer.

I'm only halfway through the game - I don't remember the match at all: it's 1-1 at halftime and Line Acre missed a PK - I'll watch the rest after I deal with the feckin' snow on the roof.

It wasn't an overly special Brazil team (only Branco, Bebeto and Mauro Silva rang any bells with me - Rai anyone?) and the England team also features Daley (useless), Sinton (doing okay) and the Steven(s) brothers. No Barnes, Pearce or Shearer.

Anyway, Palmer hasn't been super silky, but he definitely isn't playing like the "Let's hoof the ball at their penalty spot from just inside our half" twunt I recalled.

Did Wilkinson feck him up? Weird what you remember about players sometimes.
Grind

I should also add that Graham Taylor was the England manager - which makes Carlton playing on the ground even more surreal to me.
Late Doors

The classic "second touch is a slide tackle" player

He got some great late comeback goals for us in a little golden spell i recall.

He had everything a player needs when he didnt have the ball. It was only when he got it you relaised how rubbish he was. I actualy almost hated him when Wilko was imploding
Grind

I was sat in the lower East "family" stand thingummy for most of Carlton's tenure (I've since moved back to my original standing place in the Kop) and I swear I saw him try the same lumped ball from the same spot to well, a different (but same) spot ten or so times per game.

Excruciating.
Grind

Mrs Grind is not letting me watch the second half.

Apparently I'm supposed to be doing worthwhile stuff instead.

Modern women are rubbish.
fartcatcher

http://fourfourtwo.com/interviews/whathappenednext/69/article.aspx
Grind

Probably just keeps trying to sell the same badly appointed flat over and over again.
fartcatcher

He never looked like he had complete control of his arms and legs.

It was almost like he was on strings and every now and then someone pulled one at random.
Dalek

Re: Carlton Palmer

Grind wrote:


It wasn't an overly special Brazil team (only Branco, Bebeto and Mauro Silva rang any bells with me - Rai anyone?) and the England team also features Daley (useless), Sinton (doing okay) and the Steven(s) brothers. No Barnes, Pearce or Shearer.



Wasn't he the player who did what is known as the Rai Flick?
Grind

Probably.

I would've said the game (which ended 1-1) came from an era when I was paying more attention than usual to international football, but I really didn't recall many from the Brazil squad.

The game was a warm-up for the Euro championships in Sweden and it was amusing listening to Andy Gray big up England's chances.
bearing

Was this Le Tournoi or was that tournament later?

I could google but I can't be arsed.
Seal

bearing wrote:
Was this Le Tournoi or was that tournament later?

I could google but I can't be arsed.


thought that was 98, but likewise on the Googling...
Late Doors

bearing wrote:

I could google but I can't be arsed.


I have noticed this a lot lately
Grind

Late Doors wrote:
bearing wrote:

I could google but I can't be arsed.


I have noticed this a lot lately


Or even not noticed it?

I Arsed it online and came up with all the information I needed on Carlton.

And Bearing.

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