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  • Sir Stanley Matthews played his last League game aged 50. He was last selected fpr England aged 42.
  • Southend have a 100% win record against Man Utd

    Mark Gower and Jamal Campbell-Ryce started for Southend, with Frank Moussa and Simon Francis on the bench :smile:
  • Robert Earnshaw has scored hat tricks in the Premier, champ, League 1, 2 both domestic cups and for Wales.
  • Bolton are the only league side to have has a polka dot home kit.
  • No fact was repeated until Addickted posted about Denmark at 6.09pm

    FACT.
  • Addickted said:
    No fact was repeated until Addickted posted about Denmark at 6.09pm

    FACT.
    And at 6.43
  • 50 years after successfully landing a probe on mars, we still don’t have the technology to understand the qualifying process for Euro 2020.
    I thought this was going down the path of the 'Nicky Bailey penalty.'
    My mistake. 
  • Darlington & Charlton are the only teams to have lost an FA Cup game and progressed to the next round.
  • Huddersfield's current unbeaten run of 372 games is a world record.
    I thought their run started when they beat us 7-6 at The Valley.
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  • Charlton Athletic are undefeated in matches against international sides. 
  • Chizz said:
    Charlton Athletic are undefeated in matches against international sides. 
    France & China?
  • Michael Owen never scored 20 league goals in a season.
  • Jermaine Defoe is still scoring goals, just now actually. 
  • Miroslav Klose scored 71 goals for Germany and none of them were further out than 12 yards from goal, ie penalties.
  • edited April 2019
  • edited April 2019
    Just realised this was a duplicate!!
  • Gareth Bale is the only PL player to score a goal, have an assist, score an own-goal and get a yellow card in the same match.
  • Alan Shearer has missed the highest number of penalties in the Premier League.
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  • David de Gea has never saved a penalty for Man Utd.
  • Ryan Giggs has been substituted for more than any player in PL history.
  • Riviera said:
    Miroslav Klose scored 71 goals for Germany and none of them were further out than 12 yards from goal, ie penalties.
    Pretty sure this was true of ruud van nistelrooy in the premiership... Until he played us of course
  • It took Cristiano Ronaldo, the World's most famous number 7, over 400 matches to score in the 7th minute of a game.
  • The ball burst in the 1946 final involving Charlton, and it burst in a league match Charlton played a week later, and in the 1947 cup final too.
  • seth plum said:
    The ball burst in the 1946 final involving Charlton, and it burst in a league match Charlton played a week later, and in the 1947 cup final too.
    It was rumoured that Stuart Leary was playing in his cricket spikes instead of football boots  :)
  • The Netherlands went 18 years (1996-2014 I think) always having a ‘van’ player in the team
  • edited April 2019
    Charlton reached the FA cup final in 1946 despite losing to Fulham in a 3rd round tie that season
    The only team ever to reach the final having lost along the way.
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