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A football game with a big difference.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by eltictac, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. eltictac

    eltictac Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Feb 12, 2012
    Today I went to the Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, England. It's basically a free for all with goals that are 3 miles apart. They play from 2pm to 10pm on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. The shops are all boarded up and it's complete mayhem! Here is the wikipedia page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Shrovetide_Football

    I don't really like most of the photos, but it's an interesting event, so I thought I'd share them.


    "Turning up" the ball to begin the game:




    I like looking at all the faces in this one:
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    A glimpse of the ball:
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    In the pond:
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    It gets rough and messy, so you shouldn't wear your best clothes:
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    Suddenly I was right by the ball and trapped in a corner!
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    There's some great pictures that other people have taken of people running through rivers and stuff if you google it.
     
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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Thanks, Eltictac!

    Those are some great soccer pictures. When are you going to post the football photos?

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Regards,

    Jim

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  3. eltictac

    eltictac Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Feb 12, 2012
    Ha ha! It's not much like "soccer" either! More like rugby. Although if rugby/football/soccer was more like this I'd be much more interested in it!