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stolen from another forum for you all. :D ;)

William 'fatty' Foulkes





Some interesting and funny things about William Foulkes.

At the end of the first match in the 1902 Cup Final Foulke protested to the officials that Southampton's equalizing goal should not have been allowed. Foulke left his dressing room unclothed and pursued the referee, Fred Kirkham, who took refuge in a broom cupboard. Foulke had to be stopped by a group of F.A. officials from wrenching the cupboard door from its hinges to reach the hapless referee.


He then moved to Chelsea for a fee of £50 and was made club captain. Foulke, by now was remarkably temperamental. If he thought his defenders were not trying hard enough, he would walk off the field. Opposing forwards who incurred his displeasure would be picked up and thrown bodily into his goal.

During the 1896-97 season Foulke brought a First Division game to a halt by hanging off the crossbar when bored and snapping it.
At one time his weight was 24 stones.

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I hadn't heard of him, but he seemed a real character to say the least! They do say you have to be mad to be a keeper. :p

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SALFORD RED said:
Opposing forwards who incurred his displeasure would be picked up and thrown bodily into his goal.

ummmm...thise might be the most awesome thing I have ever read
 

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SALFORD RED said:
stolen from another forum for you all. :D ;)

William 'fatty' Foulkes





Some interesting and funny things about William Foulkes.

At the end of the first match in the 1902 Cup Final Foulke protested to the officials that Southampton's equalizing goal should not have been allowed. Foulke left his dressing room unclothed and pursued the referee, Fred Kirkham, who took refuge in a broom cupboard. Foulke had to be stopped by a group of F.A. officials from wrenching the cupboard door from its hinges to reach the hapless referee.


He then moved to Chelsea for a fee of £50 and was made club captain. Foulke, by now was remarkably temperamental. If he thought his defenders were not trying hard enough, he would walk off the field. Opposing forwards who incurred his displeasure would be picked up and thrown bodily into his goal.

During the 1896-97 season Foulke brought a First Division game to a halt by hanging off the crossbar when bored and snapping it.
At one time his weight was 24 stones.

:D :D

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LOL he snapped it just because he was bored. That is Genius.
 
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Sheffield United v Spurs 1901 FA Cup final. You can see Faulkes pulling up his shorts and kicking the ball.



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SALFORD RED said:
Sheffield United v Spurs 1901 FA Cup final. You can see Faulkes pulling up his shorts and kicking the ball.




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Lmao, @ that guy with the cane. Ever so English.
 

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SO fRANK LAMPARD ISNT CHELSEAS FATTEST EVER PLAYER AND SIMON COWELL NEVER STARTED THE HIGH PANTS fashion craze --- go figure
 
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