Unseen Achademicals and cnapan.

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Unseen Achademicals and cnapan.

Postby Twmws ap Gwylym » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Unseen academicals, got it for Christmas, wondered whether Terry has heard of the old Welsh form of football called cnapan, which makes Ankh Morpork's version seem quite tame!
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:26 pm

Welcome to the site, Twmws ap Gwylym! :D

I have to say that I've never heard of that one either.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:04 pm

welcome to the site twmws ap gwylym, cnapan isnt really played in south wales its mote a far west waleian sport :) i think its still played down in newquay on the august bank holiday
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:06 pm

Welcome to the site, Twmws ap Gwylym.
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:17 pm

Various forms of football have been played over the years, the tame ones played with pigs bladders and the wild ones with human heads.
The oldest form of Football is Gaelic football which was played by warriors.
Although I believe that Terry Pratchett was just getting at the extremities of Football fans and what they do when they often dont even watch the game. And of course comically exaggerating this.
Any one who is interested in this should watch the film Football Factory.
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