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

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    Based Adnan Full Member

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    Until this season Martial had only missed 13 games due to injury

    Lingard has 19 assists for the Manchester United first team - Less than he managed for the u21s
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    Port Vale is the only team in England top four divisions that isn’t named after a place/area.
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    Shaqiri is younger than Hazard.
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    Caesar2290 New Member

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    Aubameyang has scored 17 goals in the last 17 appearances while Manchester United have managed only 15 in 17.
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    el diablorojo Full Member

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    In the 1929/30 season under the great Harry Curtis, Brentford won all of their 21 home games in the top division - a record never equalled or bettered :)
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    Mark Pawelek Full Member

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    There are 15 cities called Manchester in the USA but only one called Madrid. So a "Manchester United" have a statistically higher chance of winning the US football league than a Real Madrid.
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    GazTheLegend Full Member

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    That’s fecking amazing
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    Eendracht maakt macht New Member

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    Arsenal?
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    Precaution Full Member

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    Originally Woolwich Arsenal mind you
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    Correct
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    Siorac Full Member

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    That assumes that the team not being based in Madrid would stop the Americans from calling it Real Madrid.
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    OverratedOpinion Full Member

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    Massimo Maccarone is still playing in Italy.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    The wikipedia entry about this is so confusing though.

    So... isn't the valley of ports on the Trent and Mersey Canal a geographical location?
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    red4ever 79 New Member

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    Phil Jones is a professional footballer
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    See, we can't even win the shitty MLS when we have such an advantage :(
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    A long time supporter of Manchester has for the last 20 years had a tenner on Utd to win the premier each season, over the years he is up the grand total of £30.

    A long time supporter of Leicester has every year had a tenner on Leicester to win the premier/championship, over the years he is up the grand total of £49,950
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Think we were a daft result at home to fecking West Brom to matching this in 10/11.
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    fergiesarmy1 Full Member

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    :lol:

    I had a mate who cleaned up on the treble at silly odds though.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    How many goals did they conceed?
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    Zlatan 7 We've got bush!

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    @Port Vale Devil
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    Canada has an Olympic Gold medal in 'soccer'.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Lever New Member

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    No, we only won 18 at home that season, so not even close.
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Yeah few less games but was thinking more we nearly got maximum points at home in the season.
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    jus2nang New Member

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    I'm pretty sure Raúl has scored at least one CL hat-trick....
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    TheRedDevil'sAdvocate Full Member

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    I corrected it a few posts down. He's the only one who has scored more than one hat-tricks, it was a mistake while typing it.
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    Chekov New Member

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    Javier Zanetti received his first red card ever in Serie A having played 548 matches. He used to play wingback or a defensive midfield role and were known to play alot and very rarely being injured.
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    Caesar2290 New Member

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    Only 2 keepers have seen their team score 9 and keep a clean sheet in the PL history. Scmeichel 9-0 vs Ipswich(1995) and Schmeichel 9-0 vs Soton(2019).

    Like father, like son.
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    Karel Podolsky New Member

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    Strange that I always thought Zanetti played mostly as a right midfielder (like Beckham) or as a right winger. Only in the latter part of his carrier he played as a full back and sometimes a DM.
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    Chekov New Member

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    He has such a long career but I think you are right that he often played midfield on the right during the first half of his years at Inter. But he always took great responsibility in defense. Why I mentioned that is because it adds to the impressive fact that he never got a red card in 548 matches but still very involved in duels and in defense.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    There is a bigger gap in time between today and Arsenal’s invincibles (15 years), than between the invincibles and Liverpool’s last title (14 years).

    This doesn’t seem right to me, as it feels like Arsenal’s last title wasn’t that long ago while Liverpool’s last title was from another planet altogether.
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    Needham Full Member

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    Every single Premier League and Championship player's wages.
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    Peter Schmeichel has a different surname from his own son.
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    King Otto Rehakles. One of the best managers of all time.


    Michael Ballacks teams have competed in every big international finals. They have lost them all.
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    Cardboard elk New Member

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    Gary once shit himself and played on until min.83.
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    chomsky89 New Member

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    A footballer with more than 350 international games shouldn't exist. But Kristine Lilly somehow managed that.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Funny thing is I don't recall there's too much furore over this achievement, it's like just any other year in bundesliga :(

    Olaf Marchall was topscorer ja? as defender?
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    chomsky89 New Member

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    Dennis Irwin made a hattrick in 15 minutes for us.
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    I consider Rehagel a miracle coach. Not only he brought Kaiserslautern from 2nd Bundesliga to first just to win it, but then he went ahead and made another mircale happen: winning EUROs with fecking Greece. A coach with Real Madrid, Barca etc. could win 10 CLs in a row, it would be not as huge as this two accomplishments with 2 different (massive) underdogs in my eyes.

    Olaf Marshall was a striker if i remember correctly though.