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 Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 15:43

The big man scored a couple this evening. Here's the story with videos of the goals...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-12/usain-bolt-scores-first-goals-for-central-coast-mariners/10371876
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: WheelKing99  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 15:48

Scary. Watched the big man a few times and he is absolutely rotten.

Form is temporary, Class is permanent
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 15:58

Quote:

WheelKing99, Fri 12 Oct 15:48

Scary. Watched the big man a few times and he is absolutely rotten.


Have you got anything good to say about anyone?

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 16:05

I would actually agree with what wk said.
He took part in the soccer aid game at Wembley earlier this year and he was pretty useless.
However.. That was hardly a competitive game. Maybe he's picked up since then and it's not just a massive pr stunt by the mariners.
.... I doubt it.... But ye never know eh 😏

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: WheelKing99  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 16:33

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PARrot, Fri 12 Oct 15:58

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WheelKing99, Fri 12 Oct 15:48

Scary. Watched the big man a few times and he is absolutely rotten.


Have you got anything good to say about anyone?


No.

Form is temporary, Class is permanent
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 16:56

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WheelKing99, Fri 12 Oct 16:33

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PARrot, Fri 12 Oct 15:58

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WheelKing99, Fri 12 Oct 15:48

Scary. Watched the big man a few times and he is absolutely rotten.


Have you got anything good to say about anyone?


No.


Shabbit critebag eh!

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: JnrB  
Date:   Fri 12 Oct 16:59

He was terrible in that soccer aid game. But his pace and physical presence would always cause an issue and his touch can’t be any worse than lukaku’s......

No brainer for a club to sign him. Even if he’s truly awful you could make a fortune on merchandise.

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 16 Oct 12:17

Interesting move by Maltese club, Valetta...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/16/usain-bolt-offered-european-professional-football-deal-reports
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: Tekkers  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 18:30

Did you see who assisted his goals? Scotland's very own Ross McCormack. Did anyone know he was even out there - slipped by me!
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 19:17

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Tekkers, Thu 18 Oct 18:30

Did you see who assisted his goals? Scotland's very own Ross McCormack. Did anyone know he was even out there - slipped by me!


He couldn’t even slip by his own security gate


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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: WheelKing99  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 20:49

Bolt must have seriously improved since Soccer Aid . Either that or it’s a gimmick

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 21:23

Maybe he just needed a bit of time to adapt.... He was absolutely murder at soccer aid though.
Then again.... The cynic in me says that the interest in him (from various clubs worldwide apparently) is purely PR related.

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 21:47

It's a great money making potential, even if he is honking.

Mariners can't lose to my mind. Aussie soccer probably isn't the highest level anyway, so they won't attract top old players as the MLS does in USA.

So, now they can boast, the fastest man on the planet and some folk might go just to see him, football being secondary.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 22:59

I would agree that this is very much driven by marketing and finance. And it will be interesting to see if he boosts crowds significantly. TBH, I think I could be tempted to go along to watch him when next the Mariners play Melbourne Victory.

As far as quality is concerned, mach1 is correct in saying the Aussie league is no MLS. At best, the average is somewhere equivalent to the bottom half of the Scottish Premier League, with the top couple of sides being up with Hearts or Aberdeen or The Rangers, but not Celtic.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: WheelKing99  
Date:   Thu 18 Oct 23:43

I thought MLS was on par with the SPL to be honest.

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 21 Oct 22:12

BBC News - Usain Bolt offered Central Coast Mariners contract - agent
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45931496

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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Sun 21 Oct 22:19

He has a contract but didn't play in the first league game which they drew.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 22 Oct 07:28

I wouldn't count on Usain Bolt's Australian adventure lasting a whole lot longer. He's been offered a contract, right enough, but it is nowhere near what the ex-runner is looking for... he has been offered $150,000 pa, but he is looking for $3m pa.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-22/usain-bolt-offered-a-league-contract-central-coast-mariners/10405696
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: GG741  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 01:45

And he has gone.
Apparently he has ended his indefinite training period, effective immediately.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 07:56

One pro said he had a touch like a trampoline.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 08:30

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wee eck, Fri 2 Nov 07:56

One pro said he had a touch like a trampoline.


It was Andy Keogh.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45988823
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 10:05

Yeah - some irony in Andy Keogh saying Bolts first touch is poor.

The Pars should sign him. He can play up top alongside maradona jr
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: Gully Pars  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 10:49

If he was that desperate to play professional football, he would of accepted the mariners offer. Surely he doesn't need a big pay packet!!!
You could see by McCormack reaction to bolts goals, that he wasn't a fan of his.

Another thing. Ross is way to good for this league, but I think he likes the fact that he can put in minimal effort and still be the best player in the league.

M Dunlop
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 13:09

He must have a set of working gates to allow him to train as well.

Can't see any club in world football silly enough to pay Bolt 3 million dollars a year based on football ability alone.Seems like it was a publicity stunt given the offer and demands are so wide apart.
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: Kirky615  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 13:58

Mccormack is a lazy player, watched him with villa and he didn't work back when he lost the ball, hates to train but enjoys receiving signing on fees. Poor player now who has never reached his potential through his poor attitude





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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 17:36

Valletta were interested!!
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 Re: Usain Bolt scores two goals
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Nov 17:44

Presumably his agent will be trying to convince a club of the value he could generate from merchandising, publicity, promotional work etc, not just his value as a player.
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