Facts about football that shouldn't be true - but are

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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Just saw that Real Madrid have only won La Liga 4 times since 2003. Just 4.

    We've won it 5 times since 2006, for some perspective.

    What are some other unbelievable facts about football?
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    Hound Dog Full Member

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    Re Real, its even worse when you look at it since 2008. Just two.
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    Ole90+3 Full Member

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    Sir Alex Ferguson only won 2 European Cups
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    Manchester United have never won La Liga
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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    There's always one.
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    Bill.s.preston Fluffybunnykins - needs to bulk up (with cake!)

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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    No honestly, they don't even have one.
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    AaronRedDevil Full Member

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    He's right. I checked. Not a one.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Juventus have only twice been Champions of Europe.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Ronaldo has won league only twice (both at Madrid) and never won CL.

    He played for Inter, Barca, Madrid, Milan, PSV but won league only twice. That's a very poor record.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    United have only been champions of europe three times.
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    Mourinhonista Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Manchester United haven't won the league since SAF (>5 years). :eek:
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    Robinho has 100 caps for Brazil, which makes him the most capped forward and 6th highest Brazilian overall.
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    Moriarty Full Member

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    Manchester United didn't win a league title between 1967 and 1993.
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    Inter Milan have been Champions of Europe three times.
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    harms Shining Star of Paektu Mountain Staff

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    Didn't now that one, it's brilliant!
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    harms Shining Star of Paektu Mountain Staff

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    Lukas Podolski has 130 caps for Germany! Only Matthäus and Klose have more.
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    Josh 76 Full Member

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    Liverpool have only won 1 trophy in 13 years.
    (And that's the one there fans call a micky mouse cup).
    Feckin hell.
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    gormless Full Member

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    A player who regularly starts for a top six club killed a woman and only got a fine. Nobody really mentions it.

    Seriously, feck Marcos Alonso
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    BurtSpangle New Member

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    b-b-but, CR7 dominated La Liga, this surely can't be true!
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    "And on the ball now is Marcos Alonso, who killed a woman 8 years ago..." Is that the sort of thing you expect?

    It was in the papers at the time (he was a Bolton player I think).

    Outside of the media, it gets mentioned on here everything his name is brought up.
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    Thought Tony Cottee did that?

    Actually just remembered think Cottee scored in all four divisions in one single season somehow.

    Hudson Odoi is younger than Phil Foden....play him Pep!!!:lol:
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    apparently the footballing term ‘nutmeg’ comes from the early part of the 20th mcentury when nutmeg was very expensive. Sellers would make little wooden nutmegs in and amongst the real ones and increase weight and get more money. The buyers were fooled, hoodwinked or made to look an idiot and hence nutmegged.
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    Arsenal haven't retained a League title since 1934/35.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    13 years,wow.
    I remember when they won the League Cup and the Liverpool players were celebrating the victory so hard.
    I can understand why now.:lol:
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    Josh 76 Full Member

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    Imagine if your an 18 -20 year old Liverpool fan. You have only seen your team win 1 trophy. That's quite depressing.
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    AC Milan won the league scoring 36 goals
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    There's only been 3 openely gay footballers :houllier:
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    Nottingham Forest haven't been in the Premier League since their 98/99 relegation. Since that time nearly half the football league have played Premiership football.

    1. Manchester City
    2. Manchester United
    3. Liverpool
    4. Chelsea
    5. Arsenal
    6. Leicester
    7. West Ham Utd
    8. Everton
    9. Newcastle Utd
    10. Southampton
    11. Huddersfield
    12. Crystal Palace
    13. Cardiff City
    14. Brighton
    15. Fulham
    16. Wolves
    17. Bournemouth
    18. Burnley
    19. Watford
    20. Tottenham Hotspur
    21. Leeds Utd
    22. Aston Villa
    23. Sunderland
    24. Middlesbrough
    25. Coventry City
    26. Derby County
    27. Bradford City
    28. Wimbledon
    29. Sheffield Wednesday
    30. Ipswich Town
    31. Charlton Athletic
    32. Blackburn Rovers
    33. Bolton Wanderers
    34. Birmingham City
    35. West Bromwich Albion
    36. Portsmouth
    37. Norwich City
    38. Wigan Athletic
    39. Reading
    40. Sheffield United
    41. Stoke City
    42. Hull City
    43. Blackpool
    44. Swansea
    45. QPR
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    Siorac Full Member

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    This will forever remain the craziest thing to me. That's relegation level. 19 out of their 34 games ended 0-0 or 1-0 (to either team). Atalanta, who finished 17th, scored 35 - one fewer goal than the Champions! There wasn't a single league game in which Milan scored more than 2 goals.

    And then they proceeded to wallop Barcelona 4-0 in the CL final.
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    *think* it was against Luton, City we're six up when game was postponed then they lost the re-arranged game
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    And had a +21 goal difference. Scoring against that side was probably like winning a trophy.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    James Milner has been a premier league footballer for 6154 days. He was born precisely 6154 days before that. He's been a top flight footballer for exactly half of his life.
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    klayton88 Full Member

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    Jesse Lingard plays for Manchester United. Yeah, I'll be that guy.
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    Trezeguet17 New Member

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    Brazilian Ronaldo scored only 14 goals in the Champions League.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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