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  • Calcio Storico….WTAF?
  • Premier Icon winston
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    I saw a picture that piqued my interest in the Sony World Photo competition:

    Sport shortlist. Calcio fiorentino resembles a combination of rugby, football and wrestling, which originated in 16th-century Italy. Two teams of 27 players battle it out on a pitch covered in sand for 50 minutes. It’s a brutal game and there are plenty of injuries - despite this, no substitutions are allowed. Fighting techniques, such as martial arts, are permitted

    So I checked out the sport…..a combination of skill, history, funny trousers and ultra violence – whats not to like?

    i suppose that will have to do until this becomes a real sport 😀

    alpin
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    Keep wanting to visit Florence on one of these weekends!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Zebedee might have something to say about that.

    Premier Icon LAT
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    Zebedee might have something to say about that.

    Ermentrude tells me they have an open relationship these days

    Premier Icon LAT
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    This somehow looks more stylish

    Premier Icon winston
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    You have to give credit to a sport that only has three rules..

    1. No kicks to the head

    2. No more than 1 on 1 in a fight

    3. No substitutions allowed even in the case of injury or death.

    “Wheres the ball?”

    “…there’s a ball?”

    regenesis
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    Premier Icon funkrodent
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    That is awesome. Fast track the lot of them into the Italian six nations squad, they could hardly do any worse. At least they’d put up a good fight..

    Premier Icon FB-ATB
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    The first time I went to Sienna, I found it hard to believe they race about 12 horses around the square when you compare the size of that to a race track like Sandown.

    Premier Icon Caher
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    I’d still back the Wimbledon ’88 team to kick them all off the park.

    Premier Icon leegee
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    Vice world of sports

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