My dad taught me from my youngest days to use both feet. So I did.Call me naive here, but in my experience any thread started by Ulster couldn’t possibly have been about football. Anyway, I thought Grammar school kids played rugby? Talking of two footed, Bradshaw scuffed that’s shot near the end, you would think players could shoot with both feet but apparently not
I could take inswinging corners or free-kicks with both feet. I only ever scored two screamers from outside the box: one right foot, the other left.
Hence I really don't rate blokes like Malone who is screwed the moment you run onto his right foot.
You are right: we were a rugby-playing school, adopting football in my final year. I did play rugby and in games used to rack up quite a few points: I was captain of the school district's athletic team, ran for Kettering Harriers so used to both get my fair share of tries by moving from prop to wing and take the conversions, too.
But I refused to play for the school on Saturdays as it interfered with playing men's football from the age of 13. They really weren't happy!
I didn't have bad coaches at rugby, either. It was first Bob Taylor, who at the time was captain of The Lions, England and Northampton; then Johnny Hyde, who first played Rugby for England while still a schoolboy!