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what is Internationally capped player?

Post by gnd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Something in Norwegian, translated to English as something like that. Internationally capped/flagged (?) player. (football/soccer)

No idea in either language what it means.

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Post by VinnyD » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:10 pm

Probably means he played for his national team.

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Post by gnd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 pm

hmmm ok thanks Vinny
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 pm

In England a player received a cap (the actual headgear) for each game, with whatever match it was sewn on it, with the date.

Or, they used to.

They didn't wear the cap during the actual game.

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Post by Meatfree » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:07 pm

They were too busy smoking their pipe to worry about that.

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Post by gnd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:24 pm

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 pm
In England a player received a cap (the actual headgear) for each game, with whatever match it was sewn on it, with the date.

Or, they used to.

They didn't wear the cap during the actual game.
Serious question. Do footballers (soccer obv not USian) give a HAT/cap of some sort to the player who did best that match, at end of game?

I thought I saw that on IG (but it was in Norwegian, and I don´t know Euro football too well, so want not sure about the celly)
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Post by gnd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:24 pm

like a baseball cap?
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:28 pm

No, not like a baseball cap.

Like a cap a chimney sweep might have worn in Victorian London.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:30 pm

The best player usually gets a magnum of champagne

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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:08 pm

gnd wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 pm
In England a player received a cap (the actual headgear) for each game, with whatever match it was sewn on it, with the date.

Or, they used to.

They didn't wear the cap during the actual game.
Serious question. Do footballers (soccer obv not USian) give a HAT/cap of some sort to the player who did best that match, at end of game?

I thought I saw that on IG (but it was in Norwegian, and I don´t know Euro football too well, so want not sure about the celly)
Could you be thinking of a hat trick? Scoring three goals. No actual hat involved, although a bowler who took three wickets with consecutive deliveries (cricket) was once awarded a hat, whence the name.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:28 pm

If you get a hat-trick in football you keep the ball.

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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:50 pm

I didn't know that.

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Post by Meatfree » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:24 pm

And if you get two hat-tricks in a match, they get claimed by Harry Kane.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:03 pm

Harry Claim!

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Post by Meatfree » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:32 pm

Chinny cunt. Have you listened to any of the Athletico Mince podcasts? Bob Mortimer does a great impression of him and Debbie Alli.

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Post by Flobster! » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:24 am

The baggy-green (look it up) is made of wool. Dunno about the rest.
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Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:22 am

The first hat-trick recorded was by Harry Flashman (not the arsehole who posts here under that name) and included the wicket if Dr W.G.Grace, and if I recall correctly it was at Lords. I don't remember the title of the book in which it is mentioned.Since that time (as he won a hat by getting the 3 wickets with consecutive balls), things done in threes have been called hat-tricks.

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Re: what is Internationally capped player?

Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:29 am

Re capping. Many sports award a cap to a player for their fist test,( international game against another country). Australian cricketers hold in very high regard their baggy green cap. The All Blacks award a special silver cap to players for their 100th test match.To say how many times a player has been capped is to say how many test matches they have played.

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Post by Flobster! » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:10 am

Although you don't say that about test cricketers, as being in the national team is full-time, whereas a new rugby team is selected for each test/series.
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Re: what is Internationally capped player?

Post by Wellpisser » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 am

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:25 pm
In England a player received a cap (the actual headgear) for each game, with whatever match it was sewn on it, with the date.

Or, they used to.

They didn't wear the cap during the actual game.
They still do get a cap

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