Weird feelings of football

  • The day many of you wished for has finally come - Match Day Score Predictions are no longer restricted to just 5 goals... *

    * The timing of this change is purely coincidental and has nothing to do with any perception of underperformance by any team in recent matches or fan pessimism, justified or otherwise, for future matches. (Probably).

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Old matches from the 1990's/early 2000's on YouTube only feel 'right' if they're uploaded from a hissy, low-fi VHS tape recorded off-air. Pristine, official uploads (of which there were hundreds last year) don't convey that same sense of nostalgia and time capsuling.

No Prem matches between 1992 - 1997 were played in the sun. It was always overcast, floodlit and frosty. You could see everybody's breath.

Teams that played in the early seasons of the Premier League are awaiting their eventual return back to where they belong, even if it's getting on for 30 years and it concerns the likes of Oldham and Swindon that barely/never played in the top flight at any other point in history.

David Beckham grew several inches in height after cutting his hair short.
 

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Beckham retired from being a footballer in 2003 to become a celebrity who played exhibition football.

Seriously it's weird to consider the fact he was still turning out for England under Fabio Capello and only injury ruled him out of the 2010 World Cup, an era I consider to be far and away beyond the 90's-esque pre-HD years of his heyday.
 

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Beckham retired from being a footballer in 2003 to become a celebrity who played exhibition football.

Seriously it's weird to consider the fact he was still turning out for England under Fabio Capello and only injury ruled him out of the 2010 World Cup, an era I consider to be far and away beyond the 90's-esque pre-HD years of his heyday.
I think this with players like Scholes, Neville and Giggs. The longevity is insane. Giggs has his testimonial in 2001, and then kept playing for another 13 years.
 

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Manchester United has actually not won a single match since the Leeds trashing.
 

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Whenever a manager takes over a mid-to-bottom of the table team, Craig Shakespeare is inevitably his right hand man.
 

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Arsenal have been pumped at Anfield every year for 10 years.
 

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No Prem matches between 1992 - 1997 were played in the sun. It was always overcast, floodlit and frosty. You could see everybody's breath.
Correction. There was one game between that time period that was played in the sun. Only one. Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd. The 'You'll never win anything with kids' game.

Aside from that, then no. Every other game was a night game with Martin Tyler and Andy Gray.
 

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When we have the early kick off in the CL games, there are no other games that are on later that night. The results of other games are simply simulated and published after 10pm.
 

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Correction. There was one game between that time period that was played in the sun. Only one. Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd. The 'You'll never win anything with kids' game.

Aside from that, then no. Every other game was a night game with Martin Tyler and Andy Gray.
And Beckham vs Wimbledon too
 

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Every season one or two of the promoted sides will have a striker in outstanding form who then becomes below average the following season once the team has secured their status in the Premier League. Two season ago it was Pukki and Watkins, last season it was Bamford and this season it will be Toney.
 

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No player on the side that's losing has ever suffered from cramp during a match.

Only when you're winning does "cramp" become applicable.
 

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United will always drop crazy points over Christmas to some absolute dross team.
 

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Liverpool hardly lose a game, but still manage to fall well behind City.
 

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Burnley have never won a premier league game, yet stay up effortlessly every season
 

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Kovacic has been world class in every single game he's played against Liverpool.
 

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Prior to 2017 no British football pundit had ever mentioned the word "pressing"

Since 2017 no British football pundit can finish a sentence without mentioning the word "pressing"