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Unknown Footballer

By rlack  
I saw this lonely football boot abandoned in a puddle on cobbles in a street in Bidston, Wallasey. It was one of those moments when I found myself wondering how it came to be there. Was the boy bullied on the way to football practice? Where is the other boot. I imagined an angry Mum at the front door: ". Why can't you be more careful with your things....? We're not made of money?"

Tags: Football Rain Sunday Puddle Black and white Lost Landscape and travel Footballer Sports and action

Voters: TyChee, Pete, plugin and 21 more

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Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
10 Dec 2007 11:55AM
SteveMcD 14 17 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2007 11:56AM
Great photo, definately makes you wonder about the story behind it.
Imagine23 15 241 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2007 12:45PM
Well spotted, great shot Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Dec 2007 10:37PM
looks almost brand new too!

great shot
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 2:16PM
Great use of your photographers eye and the B&W is a good choice. As you say, it tells a story and I imagine a poor kid having to sit out of the game after he had to hurry to get there in time.
backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 10:30PM
love it...congrats on the HC

User_Removed 15 7 8 Netherlands
12 Dec 2007 9:58PM
great photography. perfect. Bert
rlack 17 7
14 Dec 2007 10:37AM
Thanks so much for the HC Pete. It's the first time anyone has ever awarded me anything for a photo I've taken and I'm greatly encouraged.

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