Registered On: June 21, 2017
Guys correct me if i’m wrong but I presume none of you on here either played or trained professionally?,if not then the levels of fitness and expectancy levels on you all playing local league stuff is light years away from the professional game. Training methods are better now then back in the day but the game is much faster paced and certainly over 90 minutes the continued speed of the game over that period compared to 40 years back is considerable. Just saying, I relise the injuries and particlarly hamstring problems are many but I believe its to do with the speed levels expected of every player these days, hamstring injuries have always been the achilles heel ( pardon the pun ) of the quick player. The fact some of you played Saturday then Sunday after sustaining a knock the day before, be it a deadleg or a slight pull somewhere, is totally irrelevant when comparing like for like to what the professional game demands today when playing twice a week. The standards fitness wise and sustainability wise are massive now compared to 40 years back IMO.