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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?


Offline westcliff white

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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?
well it ain't Parker Mcdonald and Martin ;)


Offline RaySmith

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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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Offline colinwhite

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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

Offline H4usuallysitting

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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


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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 06:55:47 PM »
With or without the ball under control?

Les with the ball & with the most composure to consistently do something positive with it at the end of the run

Fred for pure pace but he is often blown for minutes after & lack of oxygen in the blood sees some strange football from him

Offline cmg

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 07:10:25 PM »
I'm assuming were talking about Fred Callaghan....fastest bloke I ever saw over a yard

Yes. Good one!
But it introduces an important consideration.
Fredricks' sprint speed has been astonishing from day one. He is as quick as anyone I've seen in a Fulham shirt and I'd back him over a 100 metres against anyone (except, maybe, Malcolm Macdonald). But 100m sprint speed doesn't win many football matches.

With his chunky, bandy legs and low-slung backside, Gerd Müller wouldn't have been at the races over 100m (probably wouldn't have stayed the distance!). But I never saw anyone quicker over 6 yards in the penalty area.

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 07:15:43 PM »
Fred has pace, no doubt about that but the important question is do we put it to the best advantage. I think we should get the ball to him much earlier when he is in space.

Not sure who is the fastest between Boa and Fred but no doubt in my mind that Boa was the biggest threat on goal.

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 07:39:55 PM »
Fred has pace, no doubt about that but the important question is do we put it to the best advantage. I think we should get the ball to him much earlier when he is in space.

Not sure who is the fastest between Boa and Fred but no doubt in my mind that Boa was the biggest threat on goal.
i'm very inclined to agree but I think it's him, he does'nt go forward soon enough, I could be wrong but it often looks so obvious from where I'm sitting. By the way I do think he's the fastest I've seen since I've been going.

Offline YankeeJim

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Re: Fred, Boa or Les? In a race
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 08:41:10 PM »
Your all forgetting Shefki Kuqi. No one was quite like him.  :022: