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View cornisheagle's Profile cornisheagle Flag St Austell 05 Mar 12 7.04pm Send a Private Message to cornisheagle Add cornisheagle as a friend

Do any of you oldies remember those quality plastic footballs (fridos)that nearly every kid had in the late 50's and 60's.

I seem to remember that they were quite cheap and were very durable.Do they still make them?

 

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View saveloy's Profile saveloy Flag carmarthen 05 Mar 12 7.14pm Send a Private Message to saveloy Add saveloy as a friend

Quote cornisheagle at 05 Mar 2012 7.04pm

Do any of you oldies remember those quality plastic footballs (fridos)that nearly every kid had in the late 50's and 60's.

I seem to remember that they were quite cheap and were very durable.Do they still make them?

Were they the orange balls with the black lines on them?

 

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View haycj's Profile haycj Flag new cairo, now england Maidenhead,... 05 Mar 12 7.17pm Send a Private Message to haycj Add haycj as a friend

Hey I remember them, if the orange with black lines on, but in the seventies. Dont age me thanks

 

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View cornisheagle's Profile cornisheagle Flag St Austell 05 Mar 12 7.26pm Send a Private Message to cornisheagle Add cornisheagle as a friend

The ones I remember were white and they had 'pimples' on them.

 

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bobby444 Flag croydon 05 Mar 12 9.26pm

Quote cornisheagle at 05 Mar 2012 7.04pm

Do any of you oldies remember those quality plastic footballs (fridos)that nearly every kid had in the late 50's and 60's.

I seem to remember that they were quite cheap and were very durable.Do they still make them?


5 bob from woolworths we used to burst em every day up shrublands all you could hear was mum can we get a new ball . thanks for the memories mate

 

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View Palacetinian's Profile Palacetinian Flag Surrey Fam 05 Mar 12 9.29pm Send a Private Message to Palacetinian Add Palacetinian as a friend

Quote cornisheagle at 05 Mar 2012 7.26pm

The ones I remember were white and they had 'pimples' on them.

I remember those! Sports Direct are doing good quality Sondico balls for 2.50 at the moment!! Remember all profits go to Mike Ashley!!

 


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View barber o'reilly's Profile barber o'reilly Flag Teenage Wasteland 05 Mar 12 10.28pm Send a Private Message to barber o'reilly Add barber o'reilly as a friend

I remember being about six or seven having one and hoofing it into the garden of the old lady who lived opposite. We used to call her catwalker and my older brothers had convinced me that she was a witch .Anyway I was too s*** scared to try and get it back and the vindictive old cow kept it for weeks right next to her back door where I daren't try and get it back from.

 


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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 05 Mar 12 10.44pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

them things used to sting like fcuk if someone blasted it on your bare leg.....ouch!!!!!

 

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Hoof Hearted 06 Mar 12 10.20am

Quote collier row eagle at 05 Mar 2012 10.44pm

them things used to sting like fcuk if someone blasted it on your bare leg.....ouch!!!!!


Hahaha... you used to get the imprint of the pattern of the ball on your inside thigh which lasted all day.

Our school banned them and we had to play footy with a tennis ball in the playground. The tackles used to fly in on hard concrete and my staprest trousers were always getting ripped and covered in blood.

 

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View aquickgame2's Profile aquickgame2 Flag Beni = summer,Caribbean = winter 06 Mar 12 1.29pm Send a Private Message to aquickgame2 Add aquickgame2 as a friend

Anyone remember putting "dubbin"on the old leather balls before playing a game.

I never really knew why we did it ?

 

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Hoof Hearted 06 Mar 12 3.21pm

My first pair of footy boots had nailed in studs!

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 06 Mar 12 3.27pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Quote aquickgame2 at 06 Mar 2012 1.29pm

Anyone remember putting "dubbin"on the old leather balls before playing a game.

I never really knew why we did it ?

Same reason you put it on the boots. Waterproofs it and softens the leather to prevent it from cracking.

 


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