GET TO KNOW ME MEME: Favourite footbal club [2/5] - Borussia Dortmund
The Oldest Footballer in England
Meet Dickie Borthwick. He’s approaching 79, and still plays football.
Beyond the immediate desire to want to kick around with him, this short film by Alex Knowles & James Callum focuses on a man who has been fortunate enough to share his whole life with the game. They made the film with the intent to dispel the myth that ‘old people are past it’ and instead introduce us to inspirational people with invaluable insight, exceptional passion, a never-ending supply of wonderful stories and a thirst for life that refuses to fade.
Mr. Borthwick notes that "football brings a lot of friends into your life… I’m there with young people all the time, playing football! At my age! What more can I ask for?" Cheers, Dickie, for reminding us to appreciate what we all have at our feet.
Fortune does not favour those who play it safe.
It favours the brave.
Call it guts, call it arrogance.
Call it what you will.
Football belongs to those who are willing to take risks.
Those who believe there is nothing to lose, even when everything is at stake.
Those who defy logic, tradition, even gravity.
They always try, they never regret.
And even when they shouldn't, especially then they risk everything.
Borussia Dortmund + info (insp)
Chris Pratt - June, 2008
BVB-Training am 07.09.