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naijaliverpool

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Hello, im having an argument with my bro and i wanna know if its possible for a professional footballer playing at the top level i.e Bundesliga,BPL,La liga etc to be unable to do keepy uppys at least to a number 200.

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Your brother is cleverer than you are. You might be able to extrapolate an answer from that, but then again, maybe not...
 

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great answer. perhaps i was cleverer than you by interchanging our roles in the argument.

You're either weirdly paranoid or a little bit dim, because that doesn't make any sense unless you assume I'm randomly going to to call you wrong either way.

Dont try to be a smartass next time just answer the question

No.

:)
 
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It's a clever wind up to be fair
 

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I've heard rumours that at the very top level they can do upto as many as 26 in ONE go but i dunno whether its bullshit so don't quote me.
 

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"The men's record is held by Dan Magness of England, a 25 year old professional freestyler, who kept a regulation football aloft for 26 hours using just his feet, legs, shoulders and head; he completed the feat, which took place in Hong Kong, in June 2010."

What a sad individual. I'm probably just a grumpy bastard but I struggle to see the point in these types of endurance.
 

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Completing the required 200 keepy uppies is crucial for the finalising documentation when signing for a new club. At semi-pro level, you are expected to complete no less than 50. In Leagues One and Two you have to reach a minimum of 100. In the Championship it's 150, and you are exactly right, in the top divisions like the Premier League it's 200 keepy uppies.

When a team is promoted every player has the Summer and pre-season to practise keepy uppies in order to register for the first game. If they can't reach the new standard in that time, they have to be transferred or loaned out for the season, or sometimes even released. Jermaine Jenas is a famous example of this. He ended up retiring last year because he couldn't do any more than 120 keepy uppies, quite the decline. Most teams practise their keepy uppies straight after they achieve promotion and have plenty of time, this is why it's so difficult for the play-off winners to adapt.

There are also spot-checks throughout the season. In 2003, Rio Ferdinand failed to complete a keepy uppy test and was banned for a few months and made to practise in his garden under the supervision of a FA representative and one ex-professional.
 

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I'm a bit of a freestyler when it comes to keep uppies....I can usually keep the balloon in the air the whole way round my house without it dropping. AND THAT INCLUDES THE STAIRS.
 
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I'm a bit of a freestyler when it comes to keep uppies....I can usually keep the balloon in the air the whole way round my house without it dropping. AND THAT INCLUDES THE STAIRS.

But can you do it without using your hands?
 

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Completing the required 200 keepy uppies is crucial for the finalising documentation when signing for a new club. At semi-pro level, you are expected to complete no less than 50. In Leagues One and Two you have to reach a minimum of 100. In the Championship it's 150, and you are exactly right, in the top divisions like the Premier League it's 200 keepy uppies.

When a team is promoted every player has the Summer and pre-season to practise keepy uppies in order to register for the first game. If they can't reach the new standard in that time, they have to be transferred or loaned out for the season, or sometimes even released. Jermaine Jenas is a famous example of this. He ended up retiring last year because he couldn't do any more than 120 keepy uppies, quite the decline. Most teams practise their keepy uppies straight after they achieve promotion and have plenty of time, this is why it's so difficult for the play-off winners to adapt.

There are also spot-checks throughout the season. In 2003, Rio Ferdinand failed to complete a keepy uppy test and was banned for a few months and made to practise in his garden under the supervision of a FA representative and one ex-professional.

Trying to stop myself laughing out loud reading this
 

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