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Author:  Chief Ogbunigwe [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

oloye wrote:
If you were a keeper, you were either a Fregene, Rigogo or Okalla. If you can shoot the ball hard, you were called a Thunder, for Thunder Balogun.

Those were the days when the owner of the ball would inspect your toes to see if you have sharp nails and toeing the ball was forbidden for obvious reasons. You toe the ball you get a severe warning, in some instances it was automatic red. Your offence, you are trying to burst the ball. The Felele ball or Wembley was succeptible to anything sharp, even your sharp nails could lead to a leak.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  blueangel [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:44 pm ]
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Na Monkey Post we only played with for goals.

Where did the name "monkey post " even come from ?

Author:  Chief Ogbunigwe [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.



do you know the origin/meaning of 'Ago'?

Author:  Damunk [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.



do you know the origin/meaning of 'Ago'?
'Ago' in Yoruba means 'time' which I suspect is linked to the 'bell', often used in marking time.
So when a player kicks fresh air, the swinging leg motion might be seen as similar to the swinging pendulum in a clock, or even the arm motion of someone ringing a bell.

That's my own deduction of where the name 'ago' came from wrt football.
Just my own deductions o.

It'd be interesting to hear what the Igbos and others call the same unfortunate mishap in their language :idea:

Author:  felarey [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

oloye wrote:
All I know is that woe betide the person who burst the ball...
As for the brat who owns the ball, only God can forgive their oppressive regime.
If you are not on good terms with him, we'll remember that advice Jesus gave about making up with the person you have offended.. Well the brat won choose you, you can be sure of that unless you beg and grovel, and possibly give him one of your toffees or even bribe him with your pocket money.

It does not stop there, he is the coach, the ref, the captain of not only his own team, but the two teams. He selects all the best players on his team.

If you don't pass to him, he will ask you to leave or he will leave with his ball. If you tackle him or foul him even outside the field he will demand a penalty be awarded to himself which he will take, if you refuse he will grab his ball and leave.

If you shoot the ball too hard he takes offence, do you want to bust my ball he screams.

Everything revolves around him, he must be the best and no one, I repeat no one must outshine him.

I always feel like wrapping my hands around their neck and squeeze until they beg for mercy for a change.

:lol: Owning the ball was king. Another similar analogy was having the current newspapers. My dad used to bring home the day's newspapers from the office. An uncle in Uni that lived with us would take those papers and immediately become the hotshot on the street. He had a bunch of friends that would grovel, beg and long for the benefit of reading those papers. We've always had the tendency to create a hell hole for ourselves. Looking back at the demand, I wonder how Punch, Tribune, Vanguard etc. didn't become 50B dollar companies hiring 70k+ employees with branches in finance, mining, oil and gas etc. Either mismanagement or the oyinbos took it from us.

Author:  felarey [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
felarey wrote:
There was also that grown up (uncle, aunty, parent etc.) around like the Grinch that stole Christmas, looking to seize the ball if played into their compound or somewhere they disapprove of. Sometimes it's just because they wanted to sleep and didn't like the noise or a NIMBY (not in my back yard) move. Then comes the begging....



I used to think Felarey was na ajebota that grew up in Manchester o

:D I believe any Nigerian schoolboy that played a decent amount of soccer would have had atleast some of this experience. Also anyone that went to a govt (state or federal) run school probably went through this. We haven't touched on building kites, suwe, ten-ten (for girls tho) etc.

Author:  kalani JR [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

I only played organized soccer in my youth. This is all foreign to me.

Author:  jette1 [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:10 pm ]
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"police game" pretty much - kick and run football, when players lack proper fundamentals and ball control skills

Author:  jette1 [ Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:13 pm ]
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blueangel wrote:
Na Monkey Post we only played with for goals.

Where did the name "monkey post " even come from ?


monkey post comes from monkey arms length swing from branch to another

Author:  Chief Ogbunigwe [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Damunk wrote:
Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.



do you know the origin/meaning of 'Ago'?
'Ago' in Yoruba means 'time' which I suspect is linked to the 'bell', often used in marking time.
So when a player kicks fresh air, the swinging leg motion might be seen as similar to the swinging pendulum in a clock, or even the arm motion of someone ringing a bell.

That's my own deduction of where the name 'ago' came from wrt football.
Just my own deductions o.

It'd be interesting to hear what the Igbos and others call the same unfortunate mishap in their language :idea:


quite close. The full yoruba expression, per senior uncles, na “L’ago epan/epon”. When you swing and miss, your testicles ring the bell. Kai, Yoruba people sef.

Author:  ANC [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:11 am ]
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kalani JR wrote:
I only played organized soccer in my youth. This is all foreign to me.




:lol:

Author:  Damunk [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Chief Ogbunigwe wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.



do you know the origin/meaning of 'Ago'?
'Ago' in Yoruba means 'time' which I suspect is linked to the 'bell', often used in marking time.
So when a player kicks fresh air, the swinging leg motion might be seen as similar to the swinging pendulum in a clock, or even the arm motion of someone ringing a bell.

That's my own deduction of where the name 'ago' came from wrt football.
Just my own deductions o.

It'd be interesting to hear what the Igbos and others call the same unfortunate mishap in their language :idea:


quite close. The full yoruba expression, per senior uncles, na “L’ago epan/epon”. When you swing and miss, your testicles ring the bell. Kai, Yoruba people sef.
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

Author:  kalani JR [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:12 am ]
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ANC wrote:
kalani JR wrote:
I only played organized soccer in my youth. This is all foreign to me.




:lol:


Sadly I was noticed as a prodigious footballing talent at the toddler stage so I never engaged in these childhood games.

Author:  Lolly [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RULES OF FOOTBALL WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Where did you guys play your football?

Nepa
Toros
If you miss the ball, don’t miss the leg

Author:  heavyd [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:18 am ]
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Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.


Sagalo - Mario Zagalo

Window - also Pata/Toros

Author:  Aswani [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:08 pm ]
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Damunk wrote:
Aswani wrote:
Damunk wrote:
Don't forget the 'terminology

"Bodi" - feint or swerve, sending your marker in the wrong direction

"S̩abalẹ"- Sliding or scissor tackle; take the man and the ball together.

"Round table" - a dribble where you turn your marker 360 degrees starting and ending on the same spot leaving him dizzy....and very angry.

"Heighting/Tailor" - to lob ball over your marker's head to collect the other side.

"Window/Findow" - now commonly known as 'nutmegging'.

"Sagalo" - full defensive 'back to sender' volley, named after a famous unknown Brazilian footballer.

"Ago/Bell ringing" - to completely miss the ball, to kick "fresh air".

"Ege" - dribble.

"Troway Cup" - to miss a sitter/'open net' a la Aiyegbeni.

'Set' - local street/yard/field game where 6 or 7-man teams play each other in 'first to 3 goals' matchups; winning side remains on the pitch while beaten side is replaced by another. Games continue until dem drive all of una comot.

'Choosing' - unique team selection process for 'set'.

"F.A." - name given to any ajebota kid that plays football like oyibo, or turns up for 'set' fully kitted in boots, socks and Yarshnal jersey. Usually has his own ball. :biggrin:

Add or modify your own.


Good list but the very first anywhere in the country would have been 'Odiye'.

How could you forget Damunk?
Actually I didn't forget but confused myself.
Thinking about it now, an 'Odiye' was different from a 'Sagalo', but I confused the two and went for Sagalo instead, thinking they were the same thing.
An odiye is an own goal, abi?


Yes, Odiye started out as a headed own goal but then morphed into any own goal.

Author:  felarey [ Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:57 pm ]
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kalani JR wrote:
ANC wrote:
kalani JR wrote:
I only played organized soccer in my youth. This is all foreign to me.




:lol:


Sadly I was noticed as a prodigious footballing talent at the toddler stage so I never engaged in these childhood games.

Did you grow up in Nigeria? If so, where did you play this organized soccer?

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