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Old 27-10-19, 04:32 PM   #41
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I am wondering if it will be as significant in years to come as footballs now are much lighter than they used to be previously but how much heading of the ball went on in the 50's/60's/70's compared to now? I have no idea, before my time. A lighter ball but more frequent heading may be as damaging.

Obviously at some point kids are going to need to learn to head a ball and it should be up to medical professionals and not ex-players or managers to opine what age the risks become sufficiently reduced to be acceptable.
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Old 01-11-20, 03:52 PM   #42
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Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.
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Old 01-11-20, 06:32 PM   #43
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Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.
I saw this. He's about a hundred years old, so pretty much impossible to tell if it's down to repeated, minor head trauma or because he's ancient.
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Old 01-11-20, 06:51 PM   #44
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Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

A horrible disease that steals your memories and Iíve been through it with both parents. Not nice to hear about such a legend of the game but thankful he is knocking on a bit and didnít get struck down with it in his sixties...

Best of luck, Bobby... YNWA
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I saw this. He's about a hundred years old, so pretty much impossible to tell if it's down to repeated, minor head trauma or because he's ancient.
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Old 01-11-20, 07:24 PM   #46
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To be fair he is 83 so you can't tell whether it's football. I don't recall him doing a lot of headers.
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Didn't mean in it in a disrespectful way.

Both of my late grandmothers had it - well one dementia and the other Alzheimers which I believe is a strain of the former. The one was in perfect health until 92, went on to deteriorate badly and passed at 95. The other was not so fortunate, she got it in her late 70s and lived the last decade of her life in uncertainty. On a good day she knew everything, on a bad one she didn't know who any of her family were. To my knowledge, I'm fairly certain neither of them participated in contact sports.

If I don't know who I am at 70, is it because of my family history or because I've headed footballs and was punched repeatedly in a boxing ring?
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