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    Posted: 12 Oct 11 at 12:30pm
Hey everyone, Tongue

Well let me start of by saying that normally I'd play the Wide Receiver and Cornerback positions.

As you can see by my stats I'm a pretty skinny dude. At almost 6 feet and only 155 and I'm not exactly the guy on the field who puts fear into other player's eyes. I always wanted to play linebacker, But people have told me that I'm too small to play a LB. I wanted to ask if anyone knows how I could turn that perception around. If anyone has similar experience or a story to share I'd be very glad to hear it.

I was thinking if anyone could also help out in terms of how a workout for a linebacker should look like I'd be very grateful.

Thanks in advance!
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I can honestly say I've never been a Wide Receiver. I will start by saying I'm only 5ft7 and 24.

I started my football career in Year 5 at school, playing left back, I even managed to score a few goals from this position too. My overall ball skill let me down so I had to reevaluate my position in the team, this is when I turned to Goalkeeping. I found this suited me much better and this furthered my career into the A Team (not with Mr T, although that was my nickname for a time) in Year 6.

As I gained more experience I worked my way through the teams in secondary school, finally achieving my goal (but not scoring one) in Year 9 of playing in a cup final for my secondary school, we won, it was magical. Smile


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In my kind of football, I played Fullback till I was about 14, but stopped growing upwards and have a hard head so moved to hooker. Hurt back stopped play in 1984, at which point I had to fall back on the alternative career as international pop sensation... or was that the other guy? 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote didlydon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 11 at 3:55pm
Justin! You've come back to us! Hug Now, what I'd suggest is packing all this football & singing nonsence in & GET SAILING! You know it makes sense.... 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ellistine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 11 at 5:18pm
My early football career consisted entirely of seeing how high I could kick a football in the cow field next to our house. It lasted for about 10mins. That's it. I got over it. 

Tennis against the wall however was a completely different story. Played that for years!
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In our house it was cricket, with a tin bucket for a wicket and over the fence scoring 4 and out! Similarly when my own children were young.
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