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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:04 am
Posted by Fishermanscap on Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:04 am
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Shoulder pads?

When I watch games from the early 90’s on YouTube I’m staggered by the size of the shoulder pads and other bits of protection some players are wearing. I mean to the modern eye it looks like armour.

Players today don’t seem to wear anywhere near as much protection. Now we all know modern youth are soft :wink: so it can’t be that players are tougher, so why has it dropped out of use?

I only bring it up because already we are two shoulders down (Walker and Westerman), so would it’s reintroduction help?

I really don’t know the science or the stats but from a layman’s perspective you’d think it might help?
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:13 am
Posted by imwakefieldtillidie on Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:13 am
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Fishermanscap wrote:
Shoulder pads?

When I watch games from the early 90’s on YouTube I’m staggered by the size of the shoulder pads and other bits of protection some players are wearing. I mean to the modern eye it looks like armour.

Players today don’t seem to wear anywhere near as much protection. Now we all know modern youth are soft :wink: so it can’t be that players are tougher, so why has it dropped out of use?

I only bring it up because already we are two shoulders down (Walker and Westerman), so would it’s reintroduction help?

I really don’t know the science or the stats but from a layman’s perspective you’d think it might help?


I once read that Wigan stopped their players using them. The arguement was that whilst it made the impact softer for their players, it also reduced it for the opponents they were tackling. I don’t know if this is why everyone else followed suit.
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
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Fishermanscap wrote:
Shoulder pads?

When I watch games from the early 90’s on YouTube I’m staggered by the size of the shoulder pads and other bits of protection some players are wearing. I mean to the modern eye it looks like armour.

Players today don’t seem to wear anywhere near as much protection. Now we all know modern youth are soft :wink: so it can’t be that players are tougher, so why has it dropped out of use?

I only bring it up because already we are two shoulders down (Walker and Westerman), so would it’s reintroduction help?

I really don’t know the science or the stats but from a layman’s perspective you’d think it might help?


They also had padded shorts for a while too but, I think they were outlawed.
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Posted by JINJER on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:24 pm
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Posted by phe13 on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:28 pm
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All the Shakespeareos?
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:31 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:31 pm
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Posted by MOPSEY LIVES ON on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:38 pm
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Posted by MOPSEY LIVES ON on Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:42 pm
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.........All of the heroes?........

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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Posted by Fishermanscap on Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:34 pm
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Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Posted by Fishermanscap on Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:35 pm
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