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It seems that in the soon to be sunken island nation of Tonga, soccer has a big following, and matches are played regularly. But they must have had my youth coach teaching them how to play, because they seem to have taken one of his pearls of wisdom, “Lads, if you can’t kick the ball, for God sake kick the man who has the ball.”

Posted by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com

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About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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