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Louis Saha has scored more League goals than any Derby player this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had the best minutes/goals ratio in the Premier League in 3 seasons including his last one.

Ronaldo scored 11 more league goals than the entire Derby County team this season.

A few weeks ago Bristol City were top of the Championship and Colchester were bottom. Bristol City had scored 46 goals and Colchester had scored 58.

In fact there was one week when Bristol City were top with a negative goal difference, 1st time I have ever seen that.


These are a few things I noticed this season, here are few funny ones down through the years.

Staf Van den Buys scored an amazing own goal hat-trick when he played for Germinal Ekeren in their Belgian Premier League home game against Anderlecht.The result was 2-3, so without his three own goals, Germinal would have won the match!

On the 4th July 1999, an Argentinian called Martin Palermo set a new record when he missed 3 penalties...in the one match! Argentina ended up losing the match 3-0 so if he had scored all three...

The highest score between two, full-strength international teams occurred in the 1966 Arab Cup played in Iraq. The result was Libya beating Oman 21-0!

A Manchester City fan was banned in 1995 from bringing dead chickens into City’s Maine Road ground. He used to celebrate City goals by swinging the birds around his head.

There are only two football teams in the Isles of Scilly – The Gunners and the Wanderers. They play each other every week in the league, the only break being when they meet in the Cup.

Stopping off en route to Iceland , the Albanian national team were thrown out of England in 1990 after going on a shopping spree at Heathrow. They had thought “duty free” meant help yourself.

The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Thistle in 1979 was postponed no fewer than 29 times because of bad weather.

When England entertained Malta in 1971, the match was so one-sided that the ball didn’t cross the England goal-line once in the entire 90 minutes. And Gordon Banks in the England goal didn’t have a shot to save.

At the age of 52, Pedro Gatica cycled from his home in Argentina to Mexico for the 1986 World Cup, only to find on arrival that he couldn’t afford to get in. While he was trying to haggle for a ticket, thieves stole his bike.

Any one got any other crazy football facts or stories please post.
 
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Football banned in England.

Football was banned in England way back in April 1314 by Edward II when the game consisted of vast mobs attempting to kick, carry or throw the ball between opposing villages. "For as much as there is great noise in the city, caused by hustling over large balls from which many evils might arise which God forbid, we command and forbid, on behalf of the king, a pain of imprisonment, such game to be used in the city in the future," he proclaimed.


And in England and Scotland.

During the Hundred Years' War between England and France, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V all thought the game stopped their subjects practising archery and issued laws to suppress it. Scottish kings didn't look upon the game much more favourably and in 1424 James I decreed that "na man play at the Fute-ball".

And in Manchester and Derby.

Football was banned in Manchester in the early 17th century because of shanked passes breaking windows. Despite playing in his youth, the game's "frivolity" didn't fit into Oliver Cromwell's puritanical world view and the fact that the game was played on Sundays was particularly frowned upon. This led to football on the Sabbath pretty much disappearing for the next 300 years. However, the authorities never succeeded in stamping the game out - despite cities such as Derby introducing anti-riot laws to combat it - and its popularity increased as time went on, eventually leading to the formation of the FA.

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SALFORD RED said:
Football banned in England.

Football was banned in England way back in April 1314 by Edward II when the game consisted of...

...game out - despite cities such as Derby introducing anti-riot laws to combat it - and its popularity increased as time went on, eventually leading to the formation of the FA.
lol. Interesting.

Because of how big football has become in Britain, it sounds funny that it was banned at one point.

Glad it wasn't bad for good! :p
 

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The last time the league was decided on goal difference on final day was in 1968 when United LOST the league title by TWO POINTS.

They then went on to win the European Cup

Spooky eh??? Good reversal!!!!!!
 

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antdevil78 said:
The last time the league was decided on goal difference on final day was in 1968 when United LOST the league title by TWO POINTS.
Doesn't even make sense.

And don't wish for a reversal; that would had the Russians the cup.

Those facts at the top are truely amazing. Derby are an embarrasment, and should be repremanded. Apart from them, the PL has been amazing this season; even more sweater the fact we won the title, this time at Wigan Pier, this time at Wigan Pier.......
 

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antdevil78 said:
The last time the league was decided on goal difference on final day was in 1968 when United LOST the league title by TWO POINTS.

They then went on to win the European Cup

Spooky eh??? Good reversal!!!!!!
hmm dont think that makes any sense :confused:

That time in 68 was City winning the League. Same points going into last day,
but United lost at home and City won 4-3 away, which handed them the
League :rolleyes: but couple of weeks later we had that famous victory
in Wembley to win the European Cup.
So lets hope we dont get the reversal lol :p

Its eery that happeneing 40 years ago......but now we need to win
the European Cup for the boys who departed us 50 years ago.
 

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scott 4 evra said:
There are only two football teams in the Isles of Scilly – The Gunners and the Wanderers. They play each other every week in the league, the only break being when they meet in the Cup.
I found this one hilarious.
 

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Scotland have not won a home friendly since 1996.
Thats slightly embarrassing for us Scots :eek:

Then again, their only friendlies. :p

We did get some fantastic home results in competitive games ;)
 
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