Saturday, July 30, 2016

Largest US crowd

105,826 in attendance at Michigan today for Real Madrid-Chelsea. Largest US crowd ever for a football game. 

Most shots in a World Cup Final

There were 77 shots in the 1966 final, 25 more than in any World Cup final since then.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Allardyce Fifa17


Monday, July 18, 2016

Most shots to hit the woodwork since 2011/12

Liverpool (105)
Man City (89)
Man Utd (78)
Arsenal (78)

Zlatan, God of Manchester


Bees cause game to be abandoned

An Ecuadorian Primera A game between River Plate and Aucas had to be called off after an angry swarm wrecked havoc in the stadium.

Players, referee, coaching staff and fans were seen sprinting for cover, with the match lasting just over 10 minutes before it was called to a halt. 

Grigg and Pigba get same number of votes

Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg received as many votes as France midfielder Paul Pogba in Uefa's search for Europe's best player.

Journalists from 55 member associations voted for their five best-ranked players for last season.

Juventus' Pogba and Wigan's Grigg came 25th out of 37. 

Grigg, 25, failed to make an appearance at Euro 2016 but gained notoriety after a song was adapted in his honour.

'Will Grigg's On Fire' - a parody on Gala's 1996 song Freed From Desire - was written by Wigan fan Sean Kennedy, after Grigg scored 25 goals in League One during the 2015-16 season.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Premier League wins

Two thirds of Premier League wins in 2015-16 (179/273) came by the team that covered more distance than their opponents.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Griezmann's Portuguese roots

His mother Isabelle is of Portuguese descent, and her father Amaro Lopes was a Portuguese footballer for F.C. Paços de Ferreira

£1 release clause

Bradford City have activated a £1 release clause in Blackpool goalkeeper Colin Doyle’s contract. 

The 6ft 5in 'keeper, capped once by the Republic of Ireland, will follow goalkeeping coach Steve Banks to Valley Parade.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Pub gets a Wales makeover


Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Punter backs Leicester and Wales

One lucky punter has backed Wales to win Euro 2016 at 150/1, having also put money on Leicester to win the Premier League at 5,000/1.

The punter has backed both upsets to occur, with a Wales triumph resulting in a £2,084 payout to go with their £13,333 winnings from the Foxes' success.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Partick Thistle seek fan for 'scary' mascot job

Club officials said the successful candidate should be able to whip crowds into a frenzy, pose for selfies and not mind being dragged in all directions.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Football is a simple game


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