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Offline dannyboi-ffc

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Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:23:32 AM »
Who would have won the race, Fredericks, Boa or Barrett?

Never saw Les play and until Fred came along I didn't think I'd ever see a player quicker than Boa but Fred is off the charts. He's easily the fastest in this division, impossible to tell where he'd be in the prem for speed until he gets there but he'd be in the top 10 easily I reckon.

Anyway, who wins the race? And have I missed anyone out who you think was even quicker?

Gotta be Fred hasn't it?


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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 09:30:34 AM »
they said on sky during the villa game they reckon we have 3 of the 5 quickest players in the division. Assuming they mean Fred, Sess and Ayite?
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 09:37:37 AM »
Jimmy Conway of course.


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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 09:39:04 AM »
they said on sky during the villa game they reckon we have 3 of the 5 quickest players in the division. Assuming they mean Fred, Sess and Ayite?

Don't forget Aluko, he is pretty rapid as well.

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 09:46:11 AM »
Reminds that I once read that gentleman George Cohen could manage a 100 yards sprint in around 11 seconds.  Perhaps we could ask the great man to be a candidate for a FOF interview and ask him?  The most dangerous use of speed is when it is coupled with the ability to change direction with the ball at feet and under control.  Les Strong, and a few others, could do that (sometimes without falling over).   Love to see defenders being beaten for speed in matches

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 09:50:58 AM »
they said on sky during the villa game they reckon we have 3 of the 5 quickest players in the division. Assuming they mean Fred, Sess and Ayite?
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 10:02:05 AM »
Fred is certainly quick, and one thing he does that I don't remember Les Barrett or Jimmy Conway, or Tosh or Johnny Key doing that much is  he cuts in behind the full-back, beating him for pace rather taking the ball to the by-line to cross, or cutting inside to shoot,like Boa.

This is very important in breaking down  teams that defend deep. And Fred  has the beating of  most defenders for pace, and must be a nightmare to play against. He's definitely become a  very important player to us.

Hard to say who  is fastest, but Fred seems to turn on the rocket boosters to accelerate past defenders in that crucial few yards that take him to the by-line, and in  behind his man ,and  give him the opportunity to pass to an incoming Fulham player - he is one of the fastest I've seen over  fifteen to twenty  yards or so..
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 10:13:46 AM »
Paul Peschialido was no slouch either or George Cohen and Johnny ( padlock ) Key.
It's a tight call, Les or Fred ?, hmm it's a difficult one, if I had to make a decision, I would go for Fred, by the width of a Caterpillars wallet.
Fred is rapid at burning leather.
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »
Malcolm Macdonald won the "superstars" 100 metre sprint in the seventies with an amazing 10.6 which is virtually elite level ! Jimmy was faster than Les (who was no slouch ), but Fred has real pace ,both over shorter and longer distances .


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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 11:01:26 AM »
What amazes me about Fred is his standing start. Astonishing, and a powerful advantage.
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 11:08:04 AM »
What amazes me about Fred is his standing start. Astonishing, and a powerful advantage.

That's what seems to give him an edge over others.
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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 02:48:19 PM »
Paul Parker was pretty quick i seem to remember.


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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 05:26:54 PM »
Didnt see Barrett play but between Fred and Boa it has to be Fred all day long.

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 06:32:45 PM »
Les

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 06:42:58 PM »
I'm assuming were talking about Fred Callaghan....fastest bloke I ever saw over a yard