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Myths in football

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posted on 6/4/20

comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 - A Reputable Poster (U2462)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 - A Reputable Poster (U2462)
posted 1 minute ago
United got battered by Bayern in the 1999 CL Final.
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I wouldn't say you got battered but Bayern were the better team on the night and it was a smash and grab. One of those times when despite the rivalry, you have to stop yourself from jumping up and cheering when it happens. The shame.
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I felt that way when you came back against AC. Watched at my mates who is a Liverpool fan. Sometimes you just get caught up in the game.
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Hope you had a long shower after that!
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A massive kebeb as I recall it.
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Did you get it from the bottom of a bin?

posted on 6/4/20

Did you know that UEFA requires teams to have a certain number of "minorities" within a squad? For example there needs to be at least one ethnically challenged player and they are actually required to have at least one player from the LGBTQ+ community. Although they are by law not allowed to disclose who that player is. It's really quite interesting.

comment by Melt (U22362)

posted on 6/4/20

Newcastle’s overly attacking football of the 90s is a myth. They struggled to score goals, especially in the Ferdinand/Asprills season - had they won it that season they would have had the lowest total goals for a title winning team in PL history.

posted on 6/4/20

That Lukaku has a 24" dong... I measured it, was only 19"

posted on 6/4/20

They were a really ttacking team, just not a very good one. Asprilla is so overrated as well.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by BruceAndPally (U8201)
posted 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Dennis Law relegated United: We would have gone down regardless.

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you hear that one all the time

Another one related to that game: After the pitch invasion at Old Trafford clubs started putting the fences up (only true for the Stretford End)

posted on 6/4/20

VVD didn't get dribbled past for a season, or whatever it was.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Ollie Crankshaw (U1734)
posted 30 minutes ago
Did you know that UEFA requires teams to have a certain number of "minorities" within a squad? For example there needs to be at least one ethnically challenged player and they are actually required to have at least one player from the LGBTQ+ community. Although they are by law not allowed to disclose who that player is. It's really quite interesting.
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Everyone knows that.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 6/4/20

Kane not turning up in big games. He has like 10 goals in 10 games against Arsenal, which is the biggest fixture for Spurs.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Spurtle (U1608)
posted 1 minute ago
Kane not turning up in big games. He has like 10 goals in 10 games against Arsenal, which is the biggest fixture for Spurs.
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Big in north London

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 15 minutes ago
VVD didn't get dribbled past for a season, or whatever it was.
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Difficult for someone to dribble round you if you keep running away from the player with the ball...

posted on 6/4/20

comment by Diafol Coch 77 - A Reputable Poster (U2462)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 15 minutes ago
VVD didn't get dribbled past for a season, or whatever it was.
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Difficult for someone to dribble round you if you keep running away from the player with the ball...

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Says a person who has never really played football to any decent level.

posted on 6/4/20

That all modern footballers are fitter than they used to be.
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That isn't a myth. Surely athletics has shown us that

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yes its taught us that in 1976 the World 100m record was c. 9.8 secs and today it is c.9.6 secs.

That's how much athlete have improved in 50 years!


Super Mac would have pi55ed past most PL footballers from a standing start today... and he was a known drunk with dodgy knees.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by RB&W 'The Judge' (U21434)
posted 2 seconds ago
That all modern footballers are fitter than they used to be.
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That isn't a myth. Surely athletics has shown us that

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yes its taught us that in 1976 the World 100m record was c. 9.8 secs and today it is c.9.6 secs.

That's how much athlete have improved in 50 years!


Super Mac would have pi55ed past most PL footballers from a standing start today... and he was a known drunk with dodgy knees.


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Literally insane. Players run nearly 20% further now than even in the 70s.

posted on 6/4/20

That Diego Maradona handled the ball in scoring the first gol in the WC1986 QF for Argentina against England.

Know-ware in the official statistics of the game does it state that there was a handball during the scoring of the gol. The gol stood so is a good gol and anybody saying anything different is a lyer.

posted on 6/4/20

Literally insane. Players run nearly 20% further now than even in the 70s.


Have you played a game of football. What is 20 % more.

Im not talking about distance either Im talking speed.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by RB&W 'The Judge' (U21434)
posted 7 seconds ago
Literally insane. Players run nearly 20% further now than even in the 70s.


Have you played a game of football. What is 20 % more.

Im not talking about distance either Im talking speed.
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Donovan Bailly held the 100m WR of 9.835 secs in 1996 it wasn't until 1999 that a sub 9.8 was run by Maurice Greene in 9.79 secs.The WR 50 years ago was 9.95


posted on 6/4/20

comment by RB&W 'The Judge' (U21434)
posted 11 minutes ago
Literally insane. Players run nearly 20% further now than even in the 70s.


Have you played a game of football. What is 20 % more.

Im not talking about distance either Im talking speed.
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You said fitter.

comment by IAmMe (U18491)

posted on 6/4/20

Ray Wilkins & Herrera both had an innate sense of the oppositions positioning.

posted on 6/4/20

People were running 9.8 in 1976.

But 0.22 seconds may not sound by a lot but it’s actually loads. Watch Bolt’s world record, then look at the times of the other runners and see how far in front of them he is. It’s a massive amount at elite level sprinting.

posted on 6/4/20

*weren’t running

posted on 6/4/20

comment by IAmMe (U18491)
posted 4 minutes ago
Ray Wilkins & Herrera both had an innate sense of the oppositions positioning.
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We aren't making myths up.

posted on 6/4/20

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 26 minutes ago
comment by RB&W 'The Judge' (U21434)
posted 2 seconds ago
That all modern footballers are fitter than they used to be.
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That isn't a myth. Surely athletics has shown us that

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yes its taught us that in 1976 the World 100m record was c. 9.8 secs and today it is c.9.6 secs.

That's how much athlete have improved in 50 years!


Super Mac would have pi55ed past most PL footballers from a standing start today... and he was a known drunk with dodgy knees.


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Literally insane. Players run nearly 20% further now than even in the 70s.
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Could they run this additional distance on the pitches used in the 70's?

posted on 6/4/20

I did say circa.

So you have supplied the exact figures. So my point is proven. It hasn't changed much.

Yes the game is quicker today. Its more direct, the ball runs faster and pitches are greener. Players are bigger and more bulky/muscular and they have better diets and don't drink as much.

But today's fast ones are no 'faster' particularly. Some today, as in yesteryear, are as slow as feck. Have you watched Juan Mata for example? Have you seen the amount of players in big games collapse to the ground with cramp playing on today's bowling green like pitches. Imagine if they were playing at the Baseball Ground or Stamford Bridge in 1976. They would need wheel chairs for a week after that.



posted on 6/4/20

No it’s not, it’s changed loads because that time difference is a lot in elite level sprinting. And it’s not just the fastest time either, the amount of runners that have beaten the ten second barrier, and the regularity with which it’s done by many runners, is incomparable to back in the 60/70’s.

Beating that barrier made you the fastest man on the planet back then. Now it’s a prerequisite just to make the US and Jamaican Olympic teams.

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