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  • The D on the edge on the box was originally introduced as a tribute to Kaiser Willem who was the first foreign dignitary to attend the FA cup final in 1901.

    The D stands for 'Deutschland' 
    What?!

    Surely it's just to mark out the ten yards from the penalty spot?
    Nein 
    Hmmm.  Not convinced by that one.
  • Redrobo said:
     Plymouth won the 3rd division as champions in 1930 to division 2. It was calculated at that time the players would have to travel 25000 miles in the course of the season.
    Areoplane travel was considered, but the authorities turned down their request as it was considered too dangerous.
    They finished runner-up six seasons running from 1921-7, when only the champions went up. Talk about groundhog day!

    Did that not happen to England also in the 1982 world cup.
  • The D on the edge on the box was originally introduced as a tribute to Kaiser Willem who was the first foreign dignitary to attend the FA cup final in 1901.

    The D stands for 'Deutschland' 
    What?!

    Surely it's just to mark out the ten yards from the penalty spot?
    Nein 
    Definitely Ten yards not Nine.
    Whooosh!
  • Premiership winning keeper Kasper Schmeichel let in seven goals at The Valley in the 2007-8 season.
  • The D on the edge on the box was originally introduced as a tribute to Kaiser Willem who was the first foreign dignitary to attend the FA cup final in 1901.

    The D stands for 'Deutschland' 
    What?!

    Surely it's just to mark out the ten yards from the penalty spot?
    Nein 
    Definitely Ten yards not Nine.
    Whooosh!
    Cheers for clarifying that!!!

  • Kings Park forerunners for Stirling Albion hosted Cheetah racing at their ground



  • Kings Park forerunners for Stirling Albion hosted Cheetah racing at their ground



    I played on Stirling Albion's old ground Annfield in the mid 80's..

    In the day it belonged to the council and you could hire the pitch, facilities, floodlights for £11 an hour. It had an artificial pitch. We used to play inter department games there.

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  • Isaak Hayik has set the world record by playing as a goalkeeper in a professional football match in Israel. 
    The record is the fact that Isaak is 74 years old ! This game took place yesterday and despite conceding 5 goals in a 5-1 defeat, he kept the score down with some good saves.
    His 29 year old girlfriend said she wasn't surprised he lasted the full 90 minutes.

    Must be something in the Oranges.
  • Redrobo said:
     Plymouth won the 3rd division as champions in 1930 to division 2. It was calculated at that time the players would have to travel 25000 miles in the course of the season.
    Areoplane travel was considered, but the authorities turned down their request as it was considered too dangerous.
    They finished runner-up six seasons running from 1921-7, when only the champions went up. Talk about groundhog day!

    Did that not happen to England also in the 1982 world cup.
    "When quoting goes wrong..." 
  • Bobby Charlton made his Manchester United debut at just 17, he scored two goals, fittingly against Charlton.

    *this fact comes to you courtesy of Marcus Speller and The Football Ramble*
  • Steve Walford has the hat trick of being selected for the worse  XI for Spurs, Arsenal and West Ham, he only made sub for Norwich and West Brom his other club said no comment.
  • Juve have only won the European Cup/Champion's League twice.
  • Juve have only won the European Cup/Champion's League twice.
    Runners up more times than any other team I believe. 7 times if memory serves.
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  • Chizz said:
    If you search Wikipedia for "9-11" or "11-9", you're redirected to the page on the September 11th attacks.  If you search for "7-7" it takes you to the page for the London Bombings.  Such are the iconic status of the numbers 9-11 and 7-7.  

    "7-1" takes you straight to the page for the 2014 World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. 
    Bit rubbish that 4-4 doesnt take you to the right page!!
    But we are fourth in the list when you search for 7-6.
  • Chizz said:
    If you search Wikipedia for "9-11" or "11-9", you're redirected to the page on the September 11th attacks.  If you search for "7-7" it takes you to the page for the London Bombings.  Such are the iconic status of the numbers 9-11 and 7-7.  

    "7-1" takes you straight to the page for the 2014 World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. 
    Bit rubbish that 4-4 doesnt take you to the right page!!
    But we are fourth in the list when you search for 7-6.
    Same with when you search 8-2 it comes up with Man Utd v Arsenal.

    it also comes up with 6 :wink:
  • Barcelona have not made it past the 1/4's of the CL 4 out of the last five years.

  • edited April 2019
    Messi has not scored an away goal in CL knockout stages since 2016 (Arsenal). 
  • Riviera said:
    Messi has not scored an away goal in CL since 2016 (Arsenal). 
    Disagree

    He scored twice at Spurs and once at PSV
  • Ex-Manchester United player David Beckham and ex-Manchester United Manager David Moyes were team-mates. 
  • Bobby Charlton made his Manchester United debut at just 17, he scored two goals, fittingly against Charlton.

    *this fact comes to you courtesy of Marcus Speller and The Football Ramble*

  • Its been over 1 month since the last time there was a draw in the Premier League! (madness!)
  • How many seasons have they played in top flight since that last win though? 

    We are unbeaten away from home in premier league since 2007
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