View Full Version : Football facts that sound like lies

12-11-2015, 04:57 PM
As the thread suggests :

Brazil's first official match was against Exeter City

Anthony Martial and David Silva have the same number of player of the month awards

Cristiano Ronaldo is 869 days older than Lionel Messi. Cristiano's son is 869 days older than Messi's son.

Bayern Munich would not have been relegated in 2013/14 even if every shot on Neuer's goal went in

12-11-2015, 05:25 PM
"Bayern Munich would not have been relegated in 2013/14 even if every shot on Neuer's goal went in"

That's a staggering statistic

12-11-2015, 05:39 PM
Didn't believe it myself until someone did the sums online and they would have got 42 points apparently.

Anyone any more?

12-11-2015, 05:59 PM
Diego Maradona has scored more goals with with his hand than Lukas Jutkiewicz has scored with his feet for Burnley.

12-11-2015, 07:22 PM
Stewart Ripley played for England

12-11-2015, 08:43 PM
Brian Laws was appoi......no ,no I'll leave it for now.

12-11-2015, 09:08 PM
Neil Warnock can be turned into an anagram.....and a good one at that :-)

12-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Nelson FC have a 100% win record against Manchester United. :D

Edit - Sorry I should have said at Old Trafford

12-11-2015, 09:15 PM
Sean Dyche once won a staring contest against a statue.

12-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Diego Maradona never played for Blackburn Rovers.

12-11-2015, 09:23 PM
I think this is true...

There wasn't a higher attendance at Wembley than the 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final between that game and the stadium being knocked down.

Someone may be able to verify that or prove it wrong.

12-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Shebby Singh is not Indian.

(He's actually Malaysian)

12-11-2015, 09:40 PM
You can get relegated from the Premier League (only works if you are Indian and sell chicken for a living).

12-11-2015, 10:10 PM
This reminds of the thread about dyche can do or did so and so, which got full a couple of years ago or last year not sure.

12-11-2015, 10:39 PM
Swindon Town are the only team to have been unbeaten whilst in the old First Division

12-11-2015, 10:55 PM
The anagram of David Ginola is almost as good as Neil Warnock

(vagina dildo)

13-11-2015, 09:25 AM
Jari Litmanen (Finland) played international football in four separate decades.

13-11-2015, 12:47 PM
Hull City is the only league club that has no letters you can colour in.

This was the main reason Hull tigers was not adopted

The Bedlington Terrier
13-11-2015, 12:57 PM
Jason Malcolm Wilcox (born 15 July 1971) is an English former professional footballer who played three times for England.

The Bedlington Terrier
13-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Paul Andrew Stewart (born 7 October 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played top division football for Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Burnley and was capped three times at senior level for England in the early 1990s, also winning the FA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur. Unbelievable but true!

The Bedlington Terrier
13-11-2015, 01:03 PM
Jimmy Adamson was never given a full England cap but Wilcox, Stewart and Ripley did. Unbelievable but true!

13-11-2015, 01:58 PM
This time last week, the current managers of the three Lancashire 'B' teams in the Championship, Neil Lennon, Gary Bowyer and Sean Dyche, were all born within three days of each other ( 25.6.71, 26.6.71 and 28.6.71 respectively).

13-11-2015, 02:30 PM
you are correct stevie.more on v wolves,than any play off final.also.the last England match.it had a reduced attendance of 80,000.that was lower.than wolves game

13-11-2015, 02:40 PM
Stefan Schwarz had a clause in his Sunderland contract forbidding him from going into space.

13-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Neither Tony Scholes or myself ever played for England ! Amazing but true.

13-11-2015, 02:52 PM
The fastest red card in history was for Lee Todd after 2 seconds. He was sent off for foul language after exclaiming " F*** me that was loud" straight after the referee had blown, to kick the game off.

13-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Burnley never topped the Div 1 table till they won their last game in 1960.
Burnley went 30 games undefeated in one season to win it in 1920/1