Weird things about football that are true but don't sound it

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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Ashley Young is older than Antonio Valencia :houllier: Took me by surprise when I heard it the other day, given that one can't do much anymore, and the other is a rather competent all-rounder.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Don’t say that too loudly on here!
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    I rate him, always have :D Come at me! He never faffs about with contracts, he takes a pay drop to stay at the club, and always seems to do decently when I see you play.

    (Although I do understand why United fans would want him as a squad player rather than a first team XI player).
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Sums him up tbh. He’s solid and has served the club well with minimal fuss. We could do better of course - I’d like to see Dalot as first choice moving on - but he’s great as a squad option. In terms of areas we need to address, right back is well down the list - but some here make out like he’s the second coming of Titus Bramble!
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Following Martials goal today v Watford, this is the first season since 1995/96 that United have had 4 players score 10+ goals.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    I thought more than 6 teams would have achieved it.

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    sugar_kane Full Member

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    On a similar note, Jesse Lingard being older than Lukaku is another strange but true United age-related factoid.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    Dunno about weird but Ive just learnt that to score four goals is called a haul and five is a glut, six is a double hatrick (of course) but seven is a haultrick! All these years watching footy and I never knew that.
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    This does seem an insane stat considering some of the line ups we have had. (08/09 for example).
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    Missed 2014 and 2016? :confused:
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    What’s weird to me is that we were the only team who had done this until 2010.
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    Needham Full Member

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    And Independiente and Arsenal got theirs from Forest.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    According to who? I've never heard most of those terms ever used in more than 30 years of playing and watching football.

    Two goals is a brace, three a hat-trick and that's it!

    "Congrats on your glut" sounds so wrong.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    I read it in a magazine at work and I thought just like you ‘that can’t be right?’ I’ve watched football for years and never heard this. But yeah, ‘congratulations on your glut’ doesn’t sound right
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Liverpool have had the most winners in the PL after 90 minutes. 33. Arsenal are next on 25 and United and Spurs both have 22. Wouldn't think it with all the talk of Fergie time and I'm sure a lot would have thought Utd would top that list, never mind be so far behind.
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    LoneStar Full Member

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    Not sure if someone already mentioned this, but Neymar is older than Phil Jones!

    It really messed my mind this!
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    CherryBoy New Member

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    United played an all-English backline against Watford yesterday

    No English manager has ever won the Premier League
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Factoid means things that are generally mistaken to be facts but are actually untrue.
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Rooney signing for United is closer in time to the signing of Cantona than the signing of Fred.
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    the_irish123 New Member

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    Pato is 29
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    How is that weird?
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    Needham Full Member

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    It sounds like "lab tooth" backwards.
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    C'mon FC New Member

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    Regarding 14 someone already said that, 16 was no world cup.
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    chomsky89 New Member

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    Steven Gerrard and Laurent Blanc have exactly the same number of club-goals in their careers.
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    saintquin New Member

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    Shane Long is a striker!
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    That's genuinely weird.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Read in the paper today that Wolves apparently didn't commit a single foul against Brighton on saturday. Pretty incredible.
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    That’s amazing. Blanc is actually Montpellier’s top goalscorer ever too,
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    Nuts.
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    Zidane only won 4 major club honours (2 scudettos, 1 La Liga and 1 CL) in a 17 season career. His club palmarès is well padded with domestic and European Super Cups, Intercontinental Cups and Intertotos.
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    Ryan7 Full Member

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    Up until the City match United had never lost a Premier League home game by a 2-0 scoreline.
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    The Nani New Member

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    Wow. Have a hard time believing that but then Madrid really didn’t win much back then did they.

    Either way, Zizou was brilliant.
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    dogwithabone Full Member

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    I’ve never heard of those terms either in any official way although have heard of, say, 5 goals in 3 games over a short period being described as a ‘haul’.

    To be fair though not too many score 5, 6 in a game is virtually unheard of and as for 7 I don’t think I’ve ever come across that in a professional football match !
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    Pretty sure the Football Ramble either endorsed or came up with those names.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    Not exactly true though. Laurent Blanc has 137 goals in 708 games, Steven Gerrard has 191 goals in 748 games. Club stats only.

    They have the same amount of LEAGUE goals, 125. Which is still pretty interesting, I'll admit.
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    RoyH1 Full Member

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    That's an astonishing number of goals for a defender. Did he play midfield early in his career or something?
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    The Boy Full Member

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    Michael Owen won the Ballon d'Or beating Raul and Oliver Khan.

    That was weird at the time as well!

    Before him the only English players to win it were Kevin Keegan, Bobby Charlton and Stanley Matthews
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    Started as an attacking midfielder.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    United have spent 806million and at best competes for 6th place
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    Thunderhead Full Member

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    that can't be true

    edit - looks like it is, that's bloody amazing
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