Got square feet so never played much football. Last time was in the 90s for a Tartan Army XI against a team from Tallinn. 1-1 at half-time, we were beaten 4-1 as it was too hot for most of our team.
Played rugby until I was 58 (a few years ago now), had my hip done a year later and recently bought myself a new pair of boots and am back playing touch rugby now. Great fun! Have also run all my life, marathons (in the 80s), half-marathons, 10Ks, hill races although now it's just to burn off beer.
Played table tennis at work on night shifts.Never played for a club but did play in a couple of tournaments when on holidays and won one. Quite a few of the guys played for clubs in their own countries too so honing my skills when I should have been working obviously paid off.
I played rugby from the age of 12 up to the age of 50. Hundreds of games, would have been more but for Hibs. Did gymnastics, badminton, athletics all at school. Played golf, tennis. Also used to play cricket every summer. I have excelled at being average at every sport I have tried. Although average would be an over exaggeration for my golf
I was a great swimmer when younger. Fast as anything and at one time I'd never be out of one pool or another. Tennis was another sport I'd often play on a nice summers day. Nowadays, I'm more likely to be out on the golf course.
Played baseball at AAA level in the British league (BBF) and played for a few years when I was stateside. I used to actually be pretty decent at golf, but moving down South (where I simply couldn't afford to play anywhere) followed by the arrival of a young family mean I'm lucky to get 3 or 4 games a year now.
Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push.
I was into athletics in a big way, trained with various top british athletes, competed in different countries, my coach was one of the very few scottish athletes to win an olympic medal on the track
Out of interest do you know what sort of pathway primary school aged kids today might take if they were interested in athletics? One of my kids and a couple of pals really enjoy it and would like more than the rather cursory sessions they get at school but it's hard to find something suitable.
The Euros is the 1st non Hibs football I have really enjoyed in ages. Generally speaking I much prefer watching NFL, horse racing and athletics to football.
Pretty much sums it up for me too. I'm unquestionably more of a Hibs fan than a football fan, though like you I did enjoy the Euros. Apart from that I couldn't actually tell you when I last watched a non-Hibs match (I don't even watch Match of the Day or Sportscene these days).
I love the Olympics (although not so up for them this year) and largely enjoy watching sports where it doesn't bother me too much who wins (ie you can appreciate the skills of the competitors more than you can when you're willing Hibs on at all costs). Andy Murray probably tops any Hibs player as my top sportsman. Also loved going to baseball matches when I've spent time in the States.
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Rugby. Played for Heriots, Leith and Scottish Life.
The names Blair Stewart, Mole & Poser pop into my head with two of the three teams at that age
In terms of sport I suppose it would have been golf till I moved to Ireland then found it too expensive & less craic (just started again last year)..The open water swimming & trail running since I moved here..All just for fun & fitness nothing taken that seriously these days