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It looks a good read just a bit long for the moment - will save for the weekend. My daughter went to school with someone who was offered a contract with Crawley Town whilst still at school and academically just switched off at that point.  He lasted about a year at Crawley before being released and was then in a difficult position.

 

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2 hours ago, Reigate Red said:

It looks a good read just a bit long for the moment - will save for the weekend. My daughter went to school with someone who was offered a contract with Crawley Town whilst still at school and academically just switched off at that point.  He lasted about a year at Crawley before being released and was then in a difficult position.

I remember when Julian Dicks left school in Bristol at the age of 14 to join Birmingham City - he was lucky as he went on to carve out a decent football career - but it probably ended badly for loads of other 14 year olds around that time ...

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4 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

I remember when Julian Dicks left school in Bristol at the age of 14 to join Birmingham City - he was lucky as he went on to carve out a decent football career - but it probably ended badly for loads of other 14 year olds around that time ...

It almost ended badly for him....was done for nicking stuff.

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30 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Ooh! When was that? What was he done for? What did he nick? What sentence did he get? I didn’t know this ...

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/dicks-sets-out-to-challenge-the-cliches-1282671.html
 

Actually it was while he was still in Bristol.  By “done” I meant nicked / caught.

Rumour was same happened at Brum too.

Remember playing against him (Raleigh Sports) at The Clanage.....we lost 11-0, he scored 7.  He was the best I played against as a kid.

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7 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Remember playing against him (Raleigh Sports) at The Clanage.....we lost 11-0, he scored 7.  He was the best I played against as a kid.

I remember playing against Raphael Burke. He was something else. 

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2 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

I remember playing against Raphael Burke. He was something else. 

Me too.....albeit it was in mid-90s when he was plumbing the depths of Odd Down and I was playing for Bris.  You could see he had dribbling skills, but when he tried to pass or cross it was like Junior Bent meets Edward Scissorfeet!  I’d never seen a ball come off of someone’s boots at the angles they did!

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22 hours ago, Davefevs said:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/dicks-sets-out-to-challenge-the-cliches-1282671.html
 

Actually it was while he was still in Bristol.  By “done” I meant nicked / caught.

Rumour was same happened at Brum too.

Remember playing against him (Raleigh Sports) at The Clanage.....we lost 11-0, he scored 7.  He was the best I played against as a kid.

I first played against him when we were about 8 or 9 years old - he was the only one on the pitch who could ping a corner into the box - quite incredible at that age - he also scored a scorcher from outside the box - he was a freak for his age - he burst into tears that day when he was subbed towards the end - reminded us that he was just a kid in reality - he was obviously gonna make it ....

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