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

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The Hawthorns is the highest ( above sea level ) football ground in the UK.

Port Vale's Vale Park is second and Oldham's Boundary Park the third highest.
 

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Ashley Young has played 241 times for United but only has 18 goals to his name. I know he plays RB now; but he has played a lot at RW/LW and that seems surprisingly low.
 

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Mourinho has better PPG ratio with us than Klopp has with Liverpool.

Klopp - 204 matches: 115 W - 52D - 37L = 1,95 PPG
Mourinho - 114 matches: 84W - 31D - 29L = 1,97 PPG
 

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I thought more than 6 teams would have achieved it.

Hahahaha. Something about putting these underperformers in such epic poses with their names in big capital letters really got to me. Can't stop laughing.

At least Rashford is really a young player who will come good.
 

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Vincent Kompany has won the Premier League more times than Cristiano Ronaldo.
 

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Vicente Guaita (palace keeper) kept more clean sheets in his 20 games (8) then DDG who played all 38. Even Cardiff City kept more clean sheets and they got relegated
 

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I've known for ages now but I was surprised when I found out Denis Irwin played for Leeds.Thought he just sort of appeared at Oldham before we bought him for a long while, even after he retired.

I was only young when he'd have been there and they were division 2 so off my radar.
 

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Marcos Rojo has been at United as long as Teddy Sheringham, Eric Cantona, Andrei Kanchelskis, and Ruud Van Nistelrooy
This is so depressing.
 

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Ligue 1 is set to be named ‘Ligue 1 Uber Eats’ from 2020.

As part of the deal, an Uber Eats driver will deliver the match ball each game.
 

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There are over 540 000 results when one searches "Wesley Sneijder" "Manchester United".

That is more than Teddy Sheringham (367 000) and Juan Sebastian Veron (96 000) combined.

As a side note, "Alexis Sanchez" "Manchester United" gives us 7.4 million
"Alex Ferguson" "Manchester United" gives us... 7.9 million. :confused:
"Bebe" "Manchester United" gives us 6 million.
 

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One that always amazes me is that Ryan Giggs had his United testimonial in 2001 - before going on to play for the club for another 13 years! He wasn’t even half way through :lol:
 

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So the basket case that is Arsenal has now lost fewer games this season than Manchester City in the Premier League (6 vs 7) and the exact same in all competitions (8).

Struggling with this one.
 

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So the basket case that is Arsenal has now lost fewer games this season than Manchester City in the Premier League (6 vs 7) and the exact same in all competitions (8).

Struggling with this one.
That is a ridiculous stat.
 

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So the basket case that is Arsenal has now lost fewer games this season than Manchester City in the Premier League (6 vs 7) and the exact same in all competitions (8).

Struggling with this one.
Just shows you what harm too many draws can do; three for City in the league vs an enormous 15 for Arsenal (us on nine isn't too clever either). When you think a win and two defeats is as good as three draws it puts in perspective how getting pegged back/'settling for a point' can feck you over in the long run.
 

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Just shows you what harm too many draws can do; three for City in the league vs an enormous 15 for Arsenal (us on nine isn't too clever either). When you think a win and two defeats is as good as three draws it puts in perspective how getting pegged back/'settling for a point' can feck you over in the long run.
Absolutely. United getting draws with Everton away, City at home and Spurs away doesn't sound too bad, but just winning one and losing two would match it, despite feeling worse.
 

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Absolutely. United getting draws with Everton away, City at home and Spurs away doesn't sound too bad, but just winning one and losing two would match it, despite feeling worse.
Yeah. The thing is draws against your near rivals aren't the worst thing in the world, given the net benefit of taking two point from them while you get one, but drawing with the likes of Villa and Southampton is ridiculous. Just put them away.