Weird feelings of football

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The ball used in domestic cups somehow negatively effects the game. I feel like I never see decent goals or nice passing plays in domestic cups. I’ve always thought maybe it’s because the ball looks like something my local pub team would be using on a Sunday.
 

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Players wearing white ankle tape are instantly rated more highly. Like Jordan Henderson this season. If he was wearing black boots he wouldn’t have won the FWPOTY.
 
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Upton Park suddenly became named the Boleyn ground 12 months before being knocked down.
 

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Up until the mid 2000s players only ever played in jerseys that were two sizes too big for them.
 

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The ‘weakest’ promoted team usually does the best
The Championship's champion always get relegated while the other two promoted teams manage to stay in the Prem for 5+ years.
 

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- Players always look a lot better when they start wearing coloured boots. Their dribbling and touch looks a lot better. Also, when they go to plain black boots they look rubbish (like Pepe in FA cup final)

- Playing left sided centre back with a right footed player is absolutely normal. But if a left footed player played as a right sided centre back it would look really weird and unbalanced.

- Traditional 442 would feel really risky these days and feel like you have a massive gaping hole in midfield. Yet it was the norm about 15 years ago.
 

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The Championship's champion always get relegated while the other two promoted teams manage to stay in the Prem for 5+ years.
Yeah it feels like that a lot. Norwich won it and ended up last in the league. Although Wolves won it and have looked really good.
I think the position matters a lot less than you would expect though.
 

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- Traditional 442 would feel really risky these days and feel like you have a massive gaping hole in midfield. Yet it was the norm about 15 years ago.
For so long If you didnt play 442 (or at the least 4411) you were either some sort of genius or utterly bonkers.

Even recently when Conte switched to 352 for Chelsea the rest of the league had no idea how to play against it.
 

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For so long If you didnt play 442 (or at the least 4411) you were either some sort of genius or utterly bonkers.

Even recently when Conte switched to 352 for Chelsea the rest of the league had no idea how to play against it.
Yeah, Conte using the 352 had everyone scratching their heads. It was literally unbeatable. Defensively and attacking wise was so flexible. It was like a newly invented way of playing football even though it was nothing new.
 

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Despite relegation, Newcastle have never spent a season out of the Premier League

Players with big hairstyles automatically become faster when they cut them off.

AC Milan are still a top side and have just had a bad few years.

James Milner is immortal and has always existed in the PL, and always will exist.
 

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Upton Park suddenly became named the Boleyn ground 12 months before being knocked down.
iirc they wanted it to be known by its correct name in its final season

no idea why given people spent the last 100 years calling it Upton Park
 

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Real Madrid have won multiple recent champions leagues while never dominating a knock out tie, cup final or El Classico.
 

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iirc they wanted it to be known by its correct name in its final season

no idea why given people spent the last 100 years calling it Upton Park
You'd think a club would always want their ground to be known by its correct name :lol:
 

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For so long If you didnt play 442 (or at the least 4411) you were either some sort of genius or utterly bonkers.

Even recently when Conte switched to 352 for Chelsea the rest of the league had no idea how to play against it.
Yeah, Conte using the 352 had everyone scratching their heads. It was literally unbeatable. Defensively and attacking wise was so flexible. It was like a newly invented way of playing football even though it was nothing new.
Except the time some Portuguese lad removed our star striker and stuck Rashy up top, along with Herrera touch tight to Hazard :D

That was a genuinely easy game.
 

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iirc they wanted it to be known by its correct name in its final season

no idea why given people spent the last 100 years calling it Upton Park
Ah ok, so it's not so much a weird feeling as it is 100% fact then :lol:
 

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Real Madrid have won multiple recent champions leagues while never dominating a knock out tie, cup final or El Classico.
Given how poor Madrid have been at various points over the years it sort of annoys me that we haven't knocked them out since 1968. The last three ties against them we've lost. I'd have liked to have come up against them in the mid-late 00s and given them a good hiding like Liverpool did.
 

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Van Persie goals were always bittersweet because you were worried he'd gassed by busting and absolute bollock sprinting down the touchline during his every celebration.
 

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Every thread about a player that isn't good enough for United will have a comment from someone saying "Would be good for Everton"
 

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Steed Malbranque is still playing, disguised as “Anthony Knockaert”. If you look into Anthony Knockaert’s personal history, it breaks down around the time Steed “retired”.
 

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Every thread about a player that isn't good enough for United will have a comment from someone saying "Would be good for Everton"
Straight from the Watkins thread? :lol:
 

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Mourinho has only had short spells at each club he's managed. Despite this he has had the two longest spells at Chelsea in the last 15 yesrs, the longest spell as a manager at Madrid in 17 years and the longest serving manager at Man United since Fergie.
 

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Somewhere last season a section of football fans decided that Sheffield Utd were to be referred to as Sheffield. This seemed to snowball and it became quite common.
The same clueless feckwits were also calling Bristol City "Bristol" recently. :mad:
 

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Despite unparalleled stats and incredible consistency, Aguero is rarely been spoken about as one of the best players in the PL. Even at City, he's always been highly regarded but never the outstanding player of the team.
 

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Despite unparalleled stats and incredible consistency, Aguero is rarely been spoken about as one of the best players in the PL. Even at City, he's always been highly regarded but never the outstanding player of the team.
He also has escaped being tapped up by the likes of Madrid and Barca despite being tailor made for them. Somehow.