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    I would have to check but I'm sure that Bolt isn't actually that fast a starter as far as sprinters go, the thing is he picks up pace over 100m at a ferocious rate, however he's not going to get that sort of space or distance to do so in a game so I'm not sure he has a huge upper hand over others.


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    I would have to check but I'm sure that Bolt isn't actually that fast a starter as far as sprinters go, the thing is he picks up pace over 100m at a ferocious rate, however he's not going to get that sort of space or distance to do so in a game so I'm not sure he has a huge upper hand over others.
    Yip. Once he got into his stride he was unbeatable. Not the fastest out the blocks though.

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    Iím sure I read somewhere that Gareth Bale was clocked running faster than Usain Bolt did at any point of his record breaking 100m sprint when he scored that goal against Barcelona where he ran through the technical area. Did I imagine this or is it true?

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    If youíre not one of the thousands of players offered a contract by Potter this summer then you know youíre ****.
    What makes you think he didn't turn them down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Iím sure I read somewhere that Gareth Bale was clocked running faster than Usain Bolt did at any point of his record breaking 100m sprint when he scored that goal against Barcelona where he ran through the technical area. Did I imagine this or is it true?
    I'd be amazed if that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian cruise View Post
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    I would have to check but I'm sure that Bolt isn't actually that fast a starter as far as sprinters go, the thing is he picks up pace over 100m at a ferocious rate, however he's not going to get that sort of space or distance to do so in a game so I'm not sure he has a huge upper hand over others.
    So what they should do is play him at left back with the remit to sprint forward the entire length of the pitch at opportune times to catch crosses and the like when the defenders aren't expecting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Iím sure I read somewhere that Gareth Bale was clocked running faster than Usain Bolt did at any point of his record breaking 100m sprint when he scored that goal against Barcelona where he ran through the technical area. Did I imagine this or is it true?
    Don't know about that but Darren Campbell is on record saying that at a youth level there were a couple platers who could sprint faster than him, Justin Hoyte was one, but they chose football o er athletics because they could make a serious living out of it were as in athletics you rely on funding and sponsorship.

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    Bale the speediest of footballers, but Bolt could hit just shy of 45kph

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacomo View Post
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    Have West Coast Mariners told him to bolt?
    Not even the Central Coast Mariners have done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB View Post
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    Bale the speediest of footballers, but Bolt could hit just shy of 45kph
    I am happy with Martin Boyle, he scores goals as well as being pretty speedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB View Post
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    Bale the speediest of footballers, but Bolt could hit just shy of 45kph

    Seems like a nonsense, click baity list to me.

    Pace is important but meaningless without technical ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB View Post
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    Bale the speediest of footballers, but Bolt could hit just shy of 45kph
    Rooney???

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    Dennis Rommedahl (Iíve likely spelt that wrong) who I think played for Charlton around a decade ago was the fastest player Iíve ever seen. It was almost comical at times as he looked to be running in fast forward compared to the full back tasked with kicking him. Iím sure there were claims of him covering 100 metres in a little over 10 seconds.

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    Slightly off topic, but Hibs ourselves, had at one time a player on the books who was later on, the fastest man in the world.

    George McNeill, a left winger, turned a professional sprinter after leaving Hibs, and earned the title, but back then the Olympics was amateurs only...other than the Eastern European states, who sponsored their athletes.

    If I recall correctly he may only have played in one first team game for us, but was on the scene for a couple of years I think.

    What I remember of George, while he did not show enough to crack a regular first team spot...he would be like Pele compared to what I have seen of Usain Bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Iím sure I read somewhere that Gareth Bale was clocked running faster than Usain Bolt did at any point of his record breaking 100m sprint when he scored that goal against Barcelona where he ran through the technical area. Did I imagine this or is it true?
    Surely that would make him the fastest man on the planet then. :)

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    It is rumoured that Central Coast Mariners HAVE offered Usain Bolt a contract to play in the A League, and an announcement will be made soon

    Commercial considerations are important, but the old Ďsporting integrityí ethos will take a bit of a hit if he DOES play in the A League.

    If he IS offered a contract, it certainly wonít be because of his footballing ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forza Fred View Post
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    Valletta is the club I think
    It was Valetta and it is an "open ended" offer which suggests a publicity stunt.

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