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Title: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Decky on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:45:30 PM
How come MOTD referred to Woy as Head Coach of West Brom and Redknapp as Manager of Spurs?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cheshire Mag on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:46:04 PM
WBA have a DoF I think.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: midds on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:46:26 PM
Because Hodgson is the head coach and Redknapp is the manager.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Decky on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:47:07 PM
Because Hodgson is the head coach and Redknapp is the manager.

Seen that coming :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Decky on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:47:38 PM
WBA have a DoF I think.

Is that how it works? I thought he would have still be their 'manager' in that situation?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: midds on Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:49:37 PM
Because Hodgson is the head coach and Redknapp is the manager.

Seen that coming :lol:

Not being arsey but they've, technically, got different jobs. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 01:36:04 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that these "Fair Play" financial rules that UEFA is supposedly introducing will amount to absolutely nothing? I predict no significant change to the landscape of top flight European football other than further corruption and inequality. You cannot stop money with rules.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: oldtype on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 01:51:00 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that these "Fair Play" financial rules that UEFA is supposedly introducing will amount to absolutely nothing? I predict no significant change to the landscape of top flight European football other than further corruption and inequality. You cannot stop money with rules.

I'm confident that clubs will continue to completely ignore it and do whatever they want until UEFA actually put their foot down and ban somebody significant (i.e. not FC Random from Lichtenstein) from Europe.

So basically forever then.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: YANKEEBLEEDSMAGPIE on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 02:51:46 AM
Platini's got guts and the force of personality to do this, but it would take a huge and prolonged effort from him so I'm not holding my breath. 

Maybe he'll go after city though, since it will be much easier politically to demonize new money Middle Easterners than it would be, say, Berlusconi or Real/Barca.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 03:03:33 AM
with those two new officials used near the goals, is the 4th official still the 4th official, or is he the 6th official?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 04:08:33 AM
WBA have a DoF I think.

Is that how it works? I thought he would have still be their 'manager' in that situation?

Just depends on how the club runs and wants to label the position.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cronky on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 07:48:41 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that these "Fair Play" financial rules that UEFA is supposedly introducing will amount to absolutely nothing? I predict no significant change to the landscape of top flight European football other than further corruption and inequality. You cannot stop money with rules.

I'm hopeful, but not completely confident. There are bound to be grey areas and room for interpretation, and the test will come if and when a club threatens to challenge a decision in the courts. Institutions such as UEFA don't usually have as much stomach for the fight as an entrepreneur like Abramovich.

An example I can think of is when West Ham were caught out in breach of the rules over the Tevez transfer, but got a large fine rather than relegation, which would be the usual punishment. I think the FA didn't fancy getting embroiled in the courts and chose the punishment that West Ham would find acceptable.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: schmuck on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 08:42:09 AM
Isn't the Hodgson thing because Di Matteo is on gardening leave and technically still holds the title of manager?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 08:42:11 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that these "Fair Play" financial rules that UEFA is supposedly introducing will amount to absolutely nothing? I predict no significant change to the landscape of top flight European football other than further corruption and inequality. You cannot stop money with rules.

Nope. It's a massive red herring IMO.

Decent excuse for not spening any money at this stage though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 08:47:11 AM
Why did Schalke not close man u down  ???
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Post by: Kaizero on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 09:07:29 AM
Isn't the Hodgson thing because Di Matteo is on gardening leave and technically still holds the title of manager?

Di Matteo was never "manager" either.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 09:12:18 AM
Isn't the Hodgson thing because Di Matteo is on gardening leave and technically still holds the title of manager?

Di Matteo was never "manager" either.

He is now a gardner.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 09:23:04 AM
with those two new officials used near the goals, is the 4th official still the 4th official, or is he the 6th official?

Fourth official is still the same- now it's referee, two assistant referees, a four official and two additional assistant referees.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: arnonel on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 09:32:03 AM
what does offside mean?  :fishing:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Why did Keane and Scholes receive Champions League winners medals when they were suspended from the final?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 10:12:39 AM
Why did Keane and Scholes receive Champions League winners medals when they were suspended from the final?
same as league I suppose played enough games during the cl that year to get them
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 10:28:33 AM
Why did Keane and Scholes receive Champions League winners medals when they were suspended from the final?
same as league I suppose played enough games during the cl that year to get them

Did someone not give theirs to the two of them as they were non playing subs on the day of the final? IIRC its only the matchday squad who get medals.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 10:30:16 AM
Apparently, each team in the final gets 30 medals.

It's up to the club who gets the medals - it has to be shared amongst club officials as well.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:19:57 AM
Am I the only person who didn't know that when someone takes a penalty that player cannot play the ball a 2nd time unless it has touched someone else ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:21:31 AM
Am I the only person who didn't know that when someone takes a penalty that player cannot play the ball a 2nd time unless it has touched someone else ?


I thought that was obvious?!

Remember the Henry/Pires penalty shambles a while back?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:22:39 AM
Am I the only person who didn't know that when someone takes a penalty that player cannot play the ball a 2nd time unless it has touched someone else ?


How else would it work? If not, you could just tap it closer to goal first. :laugh:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:24:07 AM
Am I the only person who didn't know that when someone takes a penalty that player cannot play the ball a 2nd time unless it has touched someone else ?



I thought that was obvious?!

Remember the Henry/Pires penalty shambles a while back?

I can yeah but I didn't realise that if the ball directly hits the woodwork, and then ends up back at the feet of the penalty taker without anyone else touching it, if the pen taker touches the ball it's a freekick to the side who conceded the pen.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:53:23 AM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:59:59 AM
Remember when Sheringham hit the post with a pen on his first return to White Hart Lane? He chose to boot it over the bar in a radge, rather than dummy it. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 12:07:06 PM
How mint were Doriva and Joseph-Desire Job?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 12:23:29 PM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle
It was scrapped. Now the rule is the same as for say throw ins or whatever, i.e no specific time, but you can't intentionally time-waste.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 12:27:39 PM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle
It was scrapped. Now the rule is the same as for say throw ins or whatever, i.e no specific time, but you can't intentionally time-waste.

It wasn't, it is still in the laws of the game, you just don't see refs enforce it very often.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: UV on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 12:50:18 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that these "Fair Play" financial rules that UEFA is supposedly introducing will amount to absolutely nothing? I predict no significant change to the landscape of top flight European football other than further corruption and inequality. You cannot stop money with rules.

Nope. It's a massive red herring IMO.

Decent excuse for not spening any money at this stage ever though.

Sorry guys, we really wanted to spend the money we got from Carroll and the other profits we made from last year, but that was in last year's accounts before the financial fair play rules kicked in. If we spend it now it'll mean we make a loss this year and those damn bureaucrats in UEFA would stop us from playing in the Champions League in 2013.  :angry:

We'll just have to pay off some of the debt to Mike instead. :(

Never mind, cheer yourselves up with the news that we're finally going to reward Shola for his years of dedication to the club with the recognition he deserves. Three cheers for Newcarsles new number 9!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 01:22:59 PM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle
It was scrapped. Now the rule is the same as for say throw ins or whatever, i.e no specific time, but you can't intentionally time-waste.

It wasn't, it is still in the laws of the game, you just don't see refs enforce it very often.

They very rarely hold it for more than 6. I often count them, at most they reach 6. ONly time I remember it being enforced was Bolton v us, with Shearer scoring resultant fk!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 01:28:33 PM
Harper seems to hold it for 27 seconds.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:02:47 PM
i'd like to know how long a game would take to complete if the watch was stopped everytime the ball went dead so we actually 90mins of game time.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:05:17 PM
i'd like to know how long a game would take to complete if the watch was stopped everytime the ball went dead so we actually 90mins of game time.

Sure you used to be able to select that option on older versions of FIFA (that's a computer game btw ;)).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 27 April 2011, 11:08:09 PM
i'd like to know how long a game would take to complete if the watch was stopped everytime the ball went dead so we actually 90mins of game time.

Sure you used to be able to select that option on older versions of FIFA (that's a computer game btw ;)).
i had FIFA 98 aswell for the playstation.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: n4e on Thursday 28 April 2011, 03:42:52 AM
i'd like to know how long a game would take to complete if the watch was stopped everytime the ball went dead so we actually 90mins of game time.

Sure you used to be able to select that option on older versions of FIFA (that's a computer game btw ;)).

ISS/PES would do it automatically in the earlier editions aswell. The '10 minute' games would last quite a while.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:12:48 AM
Why isn't there goal-line technology? Serious question here, what actually are the fundamental arguments against it, in the eyes of the footy bosses?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:14:28 AM
Why isn't there goal-line technology? Serious question here, what actually are the fundamental arguments against it, in the eyes of the footy bosses?

I think the big reasons are:

- The want to keep the game flowing
- The cost
- The inability to implement it across all levels of football
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:17:08 AM
Fair enough arguments i guess, aside from the first one, which is a load of bull really. We're talking seconds here.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:20:08 AM
:sadnod:

For the big games (the televised leagues, World Cup, CL etc.), sticking the fourth official on the touchline with various monitors/angles would improve the standard of decisions ten-fold.

Low cost and it allows the game to flow as the official would be watching in real time - Sky can easily pull up a replay in seconds.

The only issue comes with tight calls, where video technology would only add to the debate.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: midds on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:32:45 AM
Why isn't there goal-line technology? Serious question here, what actually are the fundamental arguments against it, in the eyes of the footy bosses?

Blatter wants parity and consistency. So if cameras are going to to be put into the posts of Premier League games then they need to go into every goalpost in every game in every league in every country. It's a romantic philosophy that each game of football is unique and cherished and the rules are consistent regardless of ability.

Kids in the park use the same set of rules as the pros in the Premier League. It's a nice idea but he's out of touch.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:35:08 AM
Sorta agree with him. :-X The game loses romance by the season.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Heneage on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:37:27 AM
It would be a nice idea if it wasn't already flawed with the likes of linesmen, fourth officials and the extra two officials in Europe.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:38:22 AM
Exactly. He added extra officials in Europe without second thought to grassroots football :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 1 May 2011, 12:48:28 AM
It would be a nice idea if it wasn't already flawed with the likes of linesmen, fourth officials and the extra two officials in Europe.

Put it that way... yeah, i guess his own logic is flawed.

Hmm. It's a contentious issue. Can't really make up my mind. The whole thing about the flow of the game is definitely a load of cock and balls though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:30:35 AM
There's absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be goal-line technology. Infact, it's almost farcical that there isn't.

Quick look at a camera, buzzer in the ball, hawkeye. Anything, makes no difference, once it's in place there can be no argument and confusion.

It wouldn't ruin the flow of the game AT ALL. Infact, because there would be no arguing the decision it would prevent the ensuing melee that always follows one of these incidents.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Decky on Sunday 1 May 2011, 02:42:38 AM
The top leagues are different, not because of the game but because of the finances, that is the sad reality. A ball bouncing around the line could mean Champions League football, relegation, the Premier League title and millions of pounds for the clubs involved, it could be the difference between winning and losing a World Cup. Money shouldnt be a factor, but it is. If a side fighting relegation from the Premier League needs 3 points in their last game, if they are drawing and put the ball marginally over the line in the last minute, but the linesman doesnt see it, its not given and they go down. The financial implications of that relegation could see that team go bankrupt and possibly cease to exist. Goal line technology avoids this and rightly so, if a team scores a goal it should be given. Its madness that we can look at the goal on MOTD and even in replays seconds later yet the officials cant look at it at the same time as us and make the decision.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 1 May 2011, 10:15:24 AM
There's absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be goal-line technology. Infact, it's almost farcical that there isn't.

Quick look at a camera, buzzer in the ball, hawkeye. Anything, makes no difference, once it's in place there can be no argument and confusion.

It wouldn't ruin the flow of the game AT ALL. Infact, because there would be no arguing the decision it would prevent the ensuing melee that always follows one of these incidents.

Didn't they recently test a few possible solutions and none of them were 100% reliable? If you are going to have technology it has to be 100% relaible (otherwise what's the point and could lead to manufacturers getting sued etc) and you need to know where to draw the line - is it goals only? Incidents in the penalty box? Would you still have post match trial by TV? Why should the decision for a penalty be any more important than a free kick on the edge of the box or a corner (hell even a throw in if you are Stoke)?

I'm personally against it - daft decisions are part of football, if you want a sterile clinical result go and put the playstation on.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RupertCommunicator on Sunday 1 May 2011, 10:20:46 AM
Why isn't there goal-line technology? Serious question here, what actually are the fundamental arguments against it, in the eyes of the footy bosses?

I think the big reasons are:

- The want to keep the game flowing
- The cost
- The inability to implement it across all levels of football

The second argument is a load of bull too.  If players can get six figures a week, I'm sure clubs can afford a tiny sliver of that for goal line technology.  The second argument could also solve the third one if FIFA dipped into their brown envelopes...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 1 May 2011, 11:08:20 AM
Why isn't there goal-line technology? Serious question here, what actually are the fundamental arguments against it, in the eyes of the footy bosses?

Blatter wants parity and consistency. So if cameras are going to to be put into the posts of Premier League games then they need to go into every goalpost in every game in every league in every country. It's a romantic philosophy that each game of football is unique and cherished and the rules are consistent regardless of ability.

Kids in the park use the same set of rules as the pros in the Premier League. It's a nice idea but he's out of touch.

It's also a very convenient excuse.

I wouldn't have it like, I like the idea that refs get stuff wrong, its part of football, it gives us something to debate.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Sunday 1 May 2011, 11:10:23 AM
There's still plenty for them to get wrong, I just think something as simple as the ball crossing the line, should be given to 100% accuracy, if possible.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 1 May 2011, 11:15:25 AM
There's absolute no way Hawkeye wouldn't be very close to accurate. It is fine in other sports.

As for the 'bad decisions are good for football' argument. Nah, that's bollocks to be honest. Things like tackles and diving are up for interpretation but balls bouncing over the line is black and white, absolutely no reason why they can't have something in place for that.

The idea that it should be the same at every level is stupid too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 1 May 2011, 10:53:26 PM
do Birmingham have the shittest music to run out to?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbY46MJkssw
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 1 May 2011, 10:55:22 PM
do Birmingham have the shittest music to run out to?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbY46MJkssw

There is not one single likable thing about Birmingham City.

I remember when I went down a couple of seasons ago they even had a sponsor for the substitution announcements (Floors2go, so it worked in fairness).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 1 May 2011, 10:56:08 PM
i'd like to know how long a game would take to complete if the watch was stopped everytime the ball went dead so we actually 90mins of game time.

If Rory Delap is playing then at least a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SteveMc on Monday 2 May 2011, 06:43:58 AM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle

I agree, seems to have gone by the wayside.  Incidentally I miss yelling 'STEPS' as the opportunity useed to present itself at the match
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: OoOGazOoO on Monday 2 May 2011, 08:10:41 AM
What's happened to the 6 second rule for goalkeepers holding the ball in their hands? Now they can comfortably hold the ball for 10-15 seconds without any hassle

I thought that yesterday when Szczesny was seemingly having a sleep on the ball towards the end of the game against Man Utd.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 10 May 2011, 10:56:06 PM
Does anybody know of a place where you can view the league table at any given point during the season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 10 May 2011, 10:59:11 PM
Does anybody know of a place where you can view the league table at any given point during the season?

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/2010-2011/table

Drop-down box at the top right.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 10 May 2011, 11:04:51 PM
Does anybody know of a place where you can view the league table at any given point during the season?

http://www.statto.com/football/stats/england/premier-league/2010-2011/table

Drop-down box at the top right.

Top man.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Decky on Thursday 12 May 2011, 03:52:57 AM
Why is the FA Cup final this weekend? Isnt it usually the last domestic fixture of the season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Thursday 12 May 2011, 05:10:47 AM
Why is the FA Cup final this weekend? Isnt it usually the last domestic fixture of the season?

Uefa rules. Wembley needs to be unused for 2 weeks prior to the champ league final
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Thursday 12 May 2011, 11:12:18 AM
Any of you lot played on the 11-a-side pitches, at Parks, in North Shields? Just wondering what the surface is like? Best boots for it, etc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 12 May 2011, 08:30:18 PM
Any of you lot played on the 11-a-side pitches, at Parks, in North Shields? Just wondering what the surface is like? Best boots for it, etc.

Old-style astro-turf, i've only ever wore astr-turf trainers on it, never tried boots.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 12 May 2011, 08:32:15 PM
you need a good old NO game footwear debate.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 13 May 2011, 10:35:49 AM
Any of you lot played on the 11-a-side pitches, at Parks, in North Shields? Just wondering what the surface is like? Best boots for it, etc.

Old-style astro-turf, i've only ever wore astr-turf trainers on it, never tried boots.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 19 May 2011, 11:55:51 AM
Why is the European Cup only inscribed in French?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Thursday 19 May 2011, 01:38:25 PM
Why is the European Cup only inscribed in French?

The original was donated by Le Monde, the French newspaper.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Astroblack on Monday 6 June 2011, 06:17:30 AM
How come in 2003 we faced Arsenal on a friday? I remember even then being like wtf? Was that the last game to be played on a friday in the premierleague? Heartbreaking match iirc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 16 June 2011, 09:29:48 PM
How come on the Swedish equivalent to livesportsontv, we're listed to play Juventus in "London City Cup, Singapore" this Monday? Are we? ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 16 June 2011, 09:30:11 PM
U15s.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 16 June 2011, 09:30:48 PM
Cheers :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:40:27 PM
When do La Liga fixtures for next season get released?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 23 June 2011, 02:15:07 PM
what happened to robert flecks son at rangers?  didn't debut at 16 or something and was going to rule the world...never heard of the c*** again ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 23 June 2011, 07:20:55 PM
Are we likely to run into any issues with the home-grown players rule, with the way things are going? Am I correct that Colo and Jonas would count as home grown next season, under the three-year registration provision?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Thursday 23 June 2011, 07:58:25 PM
Are we likely to run into any issues with the home-grown players rule, with the way things are going? Am I correct that Colo and Jonas would count as home grown next season, under the three-year registration provision?

:lol: You've got to have the 3 years before you turn 21.

We've got plenty.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 23 June 2011, 08:10:20 PM
 :doh: I totally read the rule wrong (like it was three seasons, period, or 36 months before his 21st birthday). Should have been pretty obvious with the "home grown" and all .   :blush:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: nobby_solano on Wednesday 29 June 2011, 11:48:23 AM
it's not quite a daft question, but i didn't know where else to put this....

my mate had this print of st james park when we were young 'uns. the print was entitled 'two for joy' and was a cartoon type painting from the leazes end as andy cole scored the 7th goal past leicester on the last day of the 92-93 season.

does anyone have a digital copy of this print at all?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Anderson on Friday 8 July 2011, 04:46:51 AM
Have we ever played a UN Käerjéng 97? I've just been on my account on the box office and this is in my loyalty points:

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1551/unk97.jpg)

I'm guessing the date is something to do with when the box office was updated, but other that that I'm completely confused. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Friday 8 July 2011, 03:25:29 PM
Must be a glitch in the system, I have the exact same thing!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 8 July 2011, 03:26:47 PM
I have the same too. Probably just testing something.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 8 July 2011, 05:38:35 PM
Have we heard anything more yet about which games are on Sky/ESPN yet?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Friday 8 July 2011, 05:39:52 PM
Announced on Monday, I believe.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Friday 8 July 2011, 05:40:17 PM
Ayeee. Monday at 11am.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 8 July 2011, 05:40:34 PM
Announced on Monday, I believe.

AAaghgggggghhhhhh !!! Wanted it to be today!!!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 13 July 2011, 03:36:38 PM
So, if we were ever in the same league as Gateshead, would we have as severe a rivalry as we do with the unwashed?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Wednesday 13 July 2011, 07:41:01 PM
If you are buying a non-EU citizenship holding player from another English team who has received a work permit in the past, do you need to apply for another work permit when you sign the player?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Gash? on Wednesday 13 July 2011, 07:56:59 PM
Yes. (Based solely on FM)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Bowie on Thursday 14 July 2011, 07:56:24 PM
Why did Inter actually change their name?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Thursday 14 July 2011, 08:05:15 PM
Why did Inter actually change their name?

Please, please, please lay off the drugs. :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 14 July 2011, 08:05:24 PM
Why did Inter actually change their name?

Huh? They've never changed their name.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 15 July 2011, 03:35:24 AM
Why did Inter actually change their name?

Huh? They've never changed their name.

Incorrect. They were known as Ambrosiana for a bit, when the fascists came to town... atleast according to the San Siro tour-guide a few years back (and Wiki upon a quick read up). Dunno if that was what Barack was getting at, though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MidfieldGeneral on Monday 18 July 2011, 10:10:21 PM
(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jul2011/7/8/nemanja-vidic-carries-premier-league-trophy-with-a-mascot-pic-reuters-379984270.jpg)

Is Ji Sung Park shrinking ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Monday 18 July 2011, 10:11:08 PM
(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jul2011/7/8/nemanja-vidic-carries-premier-league-trophy-with-a-mascot-pic-reuters-379984270.jpg)

Is Ji Sung Park shrinking ?

Not based on that picture no. Chucked a bit of weight on though
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Monday 18 July 2011, 10:27:34 PM
Is the official site f***ed on Chrome for anyone else?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ToonImms on Monday 18 July 2011, 10:48:03 PM
What's the cut off date for naming our 25 registered players for the prem? Also, when will our squad numbers be announced (or when are they usually announced)?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Anderson on Monday 18 July 2011, 10:49:24 PM
After the window closes IIRC.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Monday 18 July 2011, 11:04:59 PM
Is the official site f***ed on Chrome for anyone else?

aye
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:11:11 PM
Who was Man City's keeper when Given signed for them?

I've got in my head there was Kasper Schmeichel that started well for them one season - <gap> - Given for 2nd half of the season and then Joe Hart.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:13:06 PM
Who was Man City's keeper when Given signed for them?

I've got in my head there was Kasper Schmeichel that started well for them one season - <gap> - Given for 2nd half of the season and then Joe Hart.

Hart played most of that season, Schmiechel's mini breakthrough was the year before.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:15:00 PM
They had that Swedish keeper as well who played for a bit, but did pretty badly. Think he went to PSV.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:15:45 PM
Wasn't Hart on loan to Birmingham for the whole of the season when Shay arrived?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:16:47 PM
Wasn't Hart on loan to Birmingham for the whole of the season when Shay arrived?

Nope, that was 2009-2010.

Hart was their main keeper in 08/09 (until Shay took over) and 07/08 inwhich Schmeichel played a handful of games at the start.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:17:38 PM
:thup: Cheers
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 3 August 2011, 12:20:03 PM
No bother. You forget how many games Hart has played there because it was only that Birmingham season where he started to shine through as a top quality keeper.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 4 August 2011, 08:56:40 PM
I could have sworn there was a "United for Newcastle" thread - but I can't seem to find it even with the search function... ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 4 August 2011, 08:57:31 PM
I could have sworn there was a "United for Newcastle" thread - but I can't seem to find it even with the search function... ???

The OP deleted it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 4 August 2011, 09:16:07 PM
I could have sworn there was a "United for Newcastle" thread - but I can't seem to find it even with the search function... ???

The OP deleted it.

Ah bollocks. Wanted to see what that was all about. :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:24:37 PM
What happened to United for Newcastle?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: matta on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:49:46 PM
What happened to United for Newcastle?

decided they weren't united at all and left?


edit: Dave's quote!
I could have sworn there was a "United for Newcastle" thread - but I can't seem to find it even with the search function... ???

The OP deleted it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:50:29 PM
What happened to United for Newcastle?

You missed the meltdown live on Twitter and here before everything was deleted.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:54:05 PM
:lol: Gold. Shame he covered it all up; live by the sword, die by the sword. Thank god for index crawlers :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: matta on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:55:06 PM
any quick summary to what happened? just curious .. :)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 4 August 2011, 11:59:08 PM
any quick summary to what happened? just curious .. :)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:02:30 AM
On the same vein did Baggio get the IP ban he was asking for or is he off on one of his cruises?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:02:36 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:04:19 AM
Christ. One day we'll get a proper supporters group...one day.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:09:31 AM
On the same vein did Baggio get the IP ban he was asking for or is he off on one of his cruises?

The latter I assume, he's not banned.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:16:47 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.

:lol: :lol: Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:17:06 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.

Well then......
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: matta on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:18:17 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.


fantastic! very united indeed. sorry for the others in u4n however.

how old is Colocho?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:20:17 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

lolz to the max
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:32:06 AM
From £500,000 to £50.

Master negotiater.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:53:56 AM
From £500,000 to £50.

Master-bator.

FYP
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:58:44 AM
Bahaha what a fud.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 5 August 2011, 12:59:50 AM
This is from memory of the thread on here and a few tweets.

Along the lines of;

Colocho accused Lee Ryder of being on the pay roll of NUFC and suggested a boycott of the Chronicle.

Chris and Kev must have finally had enough of his bollocks and sacked him and changed the passwords to the U4N facebook and twitter pages.

Colocho removed the content of the website or something, he owns the domain. Chris put up a statement and Colcoho said they could buy the U4N domain name for £500,000 and informed them that he had been seeking legal advice and was going to sue them. He then said he'd accept £50 but refused to give out his bank account number and sort code to Chris and Kev so they couldn't pay him and he insisted on cash.

A statement then appeared on the website which ended with the following

'We regret (Colocho) decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting NUFC over his own personal disappointment'

Website, facebook page and thread on here then vanished.
Brilliant :lol:

Cannot believe I missed this like
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Heneage on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:02:27 AM
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brilliant Greg.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:20:20 AM
Found the actual statement.

Quote from: United for Newcastle
United For Newcastle regretfully have to announce that this website is, for the time being, inactive.

The reason for this is regrettable.

On 3rd August 2011,  was asked to leave United For Newcastle following unacceptable comments to members of the public and senior journalists on Twitter, as well as disparaging and inflammatory comments on the Newcastle-Online.org message boards under the alias of Colocho.  was offered full financial remuneration for any input into United For Newcastle.

 has refused to leave amicably, and has locked the rest of the team out of this website’s control panel rather than allow billing to be transferred to us.

We accept that it is entirely ’s right to refuse to sell us the domain name, as it is registered in his name, however we are disappointed that he has seized control of graphics, content and user information that was trusted to United For Newcastle as a whole, and not to  personally.

We regret ’s decision to sabotage this campaign at a crucial stage, and we implore him to consider the wider issues affecting Newcastle United Football Club over his personal disappointment.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:21:18 AM
His last name is Dave?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:21:32 AM
Any chance the moderators could reinstate the thread? Out would that be a bad precedent to set?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:22:35 AM
Colocho is holding the website hostage. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 5 August 2011, 01:35:01 AM
""

Thats made up that like
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: midds on Friday 5 August 2011, 11:16:44 AM
From a purely personal point of view, if the thread starter wants the thread in the bin then his wishes should be respected and it should stay there. That applies to any thread started, then deleted, by the OP.

No-one came out of that thread with much credit in the end and it's where it should be imo. :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Friday 5 August 2011, 11:17:42 AM
Agreed.

Everything's been reposted anyway.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 5 August 2011, 11:20:28 AM
f***ing hell  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Friday 5 August 2011, 08:31:12 PM
fkin hell, how badly do people need the season to start.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Saturday 6 August 2011, 01:13:49 AM
""

Thats made up that like

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 10 August 2011, 05:07:14 PM
Why the hell are backpage bothering to put on coaches for people to the mackems for £14, who the f*** is gunna pay that
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: n4e on Wednesday 10 August 2011, 07:39:42 PM
Is there a NO fantasy league?

*Edit- found it. Not sure why search wouldn't bring it up.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:09:23 AM
How the f*** is George Boateng still playing football, he was finished when he was at Boro about 5 year ago. Madness. Dirty c***.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:10:20 AM
I found out the other day that Frank Sinclair is still playing. Couldn't believe it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:12:58 AM
I found out the other day that Frank Sinclair is still playing. Couldn't believe it.

f*** off.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:19:02 AM
I found out the other day that Frank Sinclair is still playing. Couldn't believe it.

f***ing hell he is, the own goal specialist.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:20:18 AM
He's 40 in December, for f***'s sake.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Thursday 11 August 2011, 12:27:10 AM
39 years old man. I wonder if there's any more outfield players of that age still clogging away?

Mad to think he was playing professionally before I'd even seen my first game live (1993). He'll have been in the first sticker book I owned and everything, I'll bet they even made one of those disproportionate models of him (huge head, little body).

For some reason I had Kevin Ratcliffe and Mark Robinson player in those, only. Tight-fisted parents :angry:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Heneage on Thursday 11 August 2011, 02:44:40 AM
39 years old man. I wonder if there's any more outfield players of that age still clogging away?

Mad to think he was playing professionally before I'd even seen my first game live (1993). He'll have been in the first sticker book I owned and everything, I'll bet they even made one of those disproportionate models of him (huge head, little body).

For some reason I had Kevin Ratcliffe and Mark Robinson player in those, only. Tight-fisted parents :angry:
There's a Paul Ince one of them behind a Durham road sign near the train station. My mate put it there 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: timeEd32 on Thursday 11 August 2011, 02:50:06 AM
I've got Shearer and Ince (England shirts), plus Anderton, Ruddock, and Bjornebye. Lord knows how I ended up with that collection.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Thursday 11 August 2011, 05:19:49 AM
39 isn't really THAT old for athletics. If you have great diet and fitness it is definitely not out of the question.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 11 August 2011, 08:41:16 AM
I had Shearer, Lee, Beardsley, Asprilla that I can remember. Miss those little f***ers.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 13 August 2011, 04:23:30 PM
Why have they started calling Jonny Howson Jonathan Howson?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: n4e on Saturday 13 August 2011, 04:30:17 PM
I found out the other day that Frank Sinclair is still playing. Couldn't believe it.

f***ing hell he is, the own goal specialist.

That one agaisnt Boro man.  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Decky on Saturday 20 August 2011, 08:46:32 PM
How come Match Of The Day isnt in HD this year?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 20 August 2011, 08:51:25 PM
How come Match Of The Day isnt in HD this year?

They're not in HD studios yet. Should be in HD from November after they move.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 20 August 2011, 08:54:48 PM
How come Match Of The Day isnt in HD this year?


FFS man- i can remember watchin it in Black and White.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Conjo on Saturday 20 August 2011, 09:19:47 PM
I found out the other day that Frank Sinclair is still playing. Couldn't believe it.

f***ing hell he is, the own goal specialist.

That one agaisnt Boro man.  :lol:

"Frank Sinclair Unbelievable Own Goals! - O πιο αμπαλος αμυντικος" On popular video streaming site. f***ing hell :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 20 August 2011, 09:22:27 PM
(http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/9484393.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 20 August 2011, 09:24:12 PM
(http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/9484393.jpg)

fkin love it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Consortium of one on Tuesday 23 August 2011, 05:06:09 PM
maybe not daft but then again...

Ashley has determined that he will pay all transfer fees in full.  However, when a player is purchased by installments is interest charged?  I mean, if the clubs agree that the player is worth 11M and the buyer wants to pay over 4 years will they agree upon, say, 12M over the 4 years or will it still remain 11M over the 4 years?

I would think a club would welcome a buyer that wants to pay in full and collect their money in one big chunk rather than smaller payments.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BottledDog on Tuesday 23 August 2011, 05:59:16 PM
maybe not daft but then again...

Ashley has determined that he will pay all transfer fees in full.  However, when a player is purchased by installments is interest charged?  I mean, if the clubs agree that the player is worth 11M and the buyer wants to pay over 4 years will they agree upon, say, 12M over the 4 years or will it still remain 11M over the 4 years?

I would think a club would welcome a buyer that wants to pay in full and collect their money in one big chunk rather than smaller payments.

Yes it should give us an advantage with other clubs that we are willing to pay a fee in full (though obviously we'll try and use this to drive down the fee).

The benefit for ourselves is less clear to me but I vaguely remember someone explaining that Ashley preferred a simplified method that put the players initial costs onto one years accounting, especially after coming into a club where he found we were still paying for players brought in under Shepherd which to him seemed a fairly dangerous practice considering the inherent instability of a football clubs finances based on league position.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 23 August 2011, 06:53:02 PM
TBF, his accounting and finance practices - when actuallly spelled out are quite prudent and financially responsible.  However, I just wish he wasn't such a t!t with our club's finances and actually ran us like other football clubs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 23 August 2011, 07:51:52 PM
how would i find out sunderlands win % since moving to sol?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 1 September 2011, 09:57:36 AM
Was anyone else stupid enough to head to bed about an hour before the end of the transfer window, and jump on here this morning with the ever-so desperate hope that we'd managed to push at least one signing over the line? Even if it was f***ing Ridgewell? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 1 September 2011, 03:25:05 PM
Has NUFC ever gone this long in the PL era without someone wearing the no. 9?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: summerof69 on Sunday 11 September 2011, 07:58:25 PM
Why did Juve move to a new stadium ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 11 September 2011, 08:04:53 PM
Why did Juve move to a new stadium ?

It's not technically new, it's a rebuilt Delle Alpi, they were just lending the other ground while it was rebuilt as they own the Delle Alpi site.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: summerof69 on Sunday 11 September 2011, 08:09:14 PM
Thanks Disco.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tsunami on Sunday 11 September 2011, 08:13:44 PM
Why did Juve move to a new stadium ?

The old Delle Alpi was a concrete s*** hole. It was seriously crap.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 11 September 2011, 08:15:34 PM
I liked how it had an athletics track but it wasn't up to scratch or didn't have the necessary other things needed so it was never used. Good planning.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 11 September 2011, 10:13:29 PM
how would i find out sunderlands win % since moving to sol?

Pick a number between 1 and 10...

....
...

...

that's it, probably close enough.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 12:29:46 AM
Just me who keeps looking at the league table?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 01:08:22 AM
:alone:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 01:12:31 AM
I wonder in what place in the forum I could post a football video in such a sly way it doesnt get picked up on (or takes the longest to get picked up on)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 01:16:11 AM
I wonder in what place in the forum I could post a football video in such a sly way it doesnt get picked up on (or takes the longest to get picked up on)

The admin board.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 01:28:11 AM
I wonder in what place in the forum I could post a football video in such a sly way it doesnt get picked up on (or takes the longest to get picked up on)

The admin board.

say I went to an old thread and planted one, do you get alerted or anything that a YT video has been put on? This is of course, purely academical

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1889/riddleq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/riddleq.jpg/)

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ChrisMcQuillan on Wednesday 28 September 2011, 01:29:56 AM
I wonder in what place in the forum I could post a football video in such a sly way it doesnt get picked up on (or takes the longest to get picked up on)

The admin board.

say I went to an old thread and planted one, do you get alerted or anything that a YT video has been put on? This is of course, purely academical

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1889/riddleq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/riddleq.jpg/)



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Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 2 October 2011, 12:04:15 PM
Truly daft question here but hope someone can help:

Do we know for sure yet if the Toon vs Chelsea match currently scheduled for 3pm on 3rd December is likely to be moved at all?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 2 October 2011, 12:08:21 PM
Sky only have their fixtures listed until the end of November it would appear. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12942,00.html (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12942,00.html) If that helps at all.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Sunday 2 October 2011, 12:57:40 PM
So Man Utd is definitely 3pm sat?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 2 October 2011, 02:39:22 PM
Sky only have their fixtures listed until the end of November it would appear. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12942,00.html (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12942,00.html) If that helps at all.

Cheers mate. I guess it may well change, but for now I'll plan on the basis it's staying unchanged. :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: M4 on Sunday 2 October 2011, 03:56:29 PM
Why does Sky's 3d coverage have separate commentators?

"oohh did you see that ball! Was like it was coming right at us" ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Sunday 2 October 2011, 04:06:03 PM
Something that has just come to my mind, never really given it consideration before.

If a players get injured in the warmup or whatever, i.e. after the team has handed in the team sheet, they obviously don't play him and replace the player with someone else. Does that count as one of their 3 subs, or do they still get the opportunity to make 3 after that? :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 2 October 2011, 04:09:34 PM
I wonder in what place in the forum I could post a football video in such a sly way it doesnt get picked up on (or takes the longest to get picked up on)

I don't know why I'd help you, but the best way would be to modify one of your old posts.

But don't :angry:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 2 October 2011, 11:14:58 PM
Who's that commentator who sounds like a cheesy disco DJ? He commentated the mackem game this weekend and was just on MOTD2 there.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Sunday 2 October 2011, 11:22:51 PM
Something that has just come to my mind, never really given it consideration before.

If a players get injured in the warmup or whatever, i.e. after the team has handed in the team sheet, they obviously don't play him and replace the player with someone else. Does that count as one of their 3 subs, or do they still get the opportunity to make 3 after that? :undecided:

Pretty sure it's not counted as a sub.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 2 October 2011, 11:40:28 PM
Something that has just come to my mind, never really given it consideration before.

If a players get injured in the warmup or whatever, i.e. after the team has handed in the team sheet, they obviously don't play him and replace the player with someone else. Does that count as one of their 3 subs, or do they still get the opportunity to make 3 after that? :undecided:

Pretty sure it's not counted as a sub.

If it's after the teams have gone in it's at the two manager's discretion IIRC.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:37:17 AM
Are there any European football (specifically Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga) highlights on British TV? I know Sky have La Liga covered but is there anywhere (free or with a normal Sky subscription without Sky Sports) that shows the other stuff?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:39:28 AM
Are there any European football (specifically Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga) highlights on British TV? I know Sky have La Liga covered but is there anywhere (free or with a normal Sky subscription without Sky Sports) that shows the other stuff?

Think it's all on ESPN, with highlights/goals sometimes on Eurosport.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:42:15 AM
http://www.live-footballontv.com/football-highlights-on-tv.html (http://www.live-footballontv.com/football-highlights-on-tv.html)

See if you can get S4C. :laugh:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:48:51 AM
I do, f***ing typical that the only way I can watch them is in Welsh. :lol:

Cheers Dave, I'll keep an eye on Eurosport next week. Surprises me there's not more coverage of certain leagues on channels like Eurosport.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:53:34 AM
Eurogoals used to be really good but I'm not too keen on the new format. Not as many goals and too much news/interviews/talking to Rafa Benitez.

ESPN has the lot though. (not much help for you like)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 9 October 2011, 11:54:18 AM
I do, f***ing typical that the only way I can watch them is in Welsh. :lol:

Cheers Dave, I'll keep an eye on Eurosport next week. Surprises me there's not more coverage of certain leagues on channels like Eurosport.

http://www.radiotimes.com/programme/y7g/eurogoals (http://www.radiotimes.com/programme/y7g/eurogoals)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 15 October 2011, 09:07:34 PM
In case anyone's interested I've discovered that you can watch the Ligue 1 highlights on Sky channel 799 at 8pm on Mondays. Presume it's in French but personally I'm not arsed.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 15 October 2011, 09:22:57 PM
Au cas où quelqu'un est intéressé j'ai découvert que vous pouvez regarder la Ligue 1 met en évidence le Sky Channel 799 à 20 heures le lundi. Suppose que c'est en français mais personnellement je ne suis pas arsed.

Quoi? ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Saturday 15 October 2011, 09:27:12 PM
"Je ne suis pas arsed" :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 22 October 2011, 08:45:07 AM
Rank these in order of highest accolade and give an example player of each class:

World class, International class, Premiership class, Champions' League class, Championship class, SPL class, La Liga class
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Saturday 22 October 2011, 12:15:57 PM
Rank these in order of highest accolade and give an example player of each class:

World class, International class, Premiership class, Champions' League class, Championship class, SPL class, La Liga class

Okay. :okay:

World Class - Ozil
Champions League Class - Sergio Ramos
International Class - Pepe
La Liga Class - Soldado
Premiership Class - Downing
SPL Class  - Jelavic
Championship Class - Kevin Nolan :bluestar: Seriously though, think someone like Rob Earnshaw, a few years ago...

There's little rhyme or reason with my player selections. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 22 October 2011, 12:20:32 PM
World class - Messi
Champions League class - Ribery
International class - Klose
La Liga class - Joaquin (careerwise more than now)
Premiership class - Bent
SPL class - Hooper
Championship class - Earnshaw (again, careerwise)

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Saturday 22 October 2011, 12:21:14 PM
Why does Sky's 3d coverage have separate commentators?

"oohh did you see that ball! Was like it was coming right at us" ?

They have a totally different team- match director, cameramen (obviously), editors etc. The replays and graphics are different too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 22 October 2011, 01:31:09 PM
Rank these in order of highest accolade and give an example player of each class:

World class, International class, Premiership class, Champions' League class, Championship class, SPL class, La Liga class
World Class: Messi
Champions League Class: Rooney
International Class: Young
Premiership Class: Bent
La Liga Class: Soldado
Championship Class: Chopra
SPL "Class": Jelavic

put prem class higher than la liga because I do think the standard outside Real/Barca (who would be CL class) is pretty poor
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Wednesday 26 October 2011, 04:30:24 PM
Which match is televised tonight, and on which channel?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 26 October 2011, 04:32:01 PM
Which match is televised tonight, and on which channel?

Wolves-Citeh, SS2

http://www.live-footballontv.com/ (http://www.live-footballontv.com/)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Wednesday 26 October 2011, 04:32:48 PM
Cheers. Bookmarked that link too, thanks :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TRC on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:18:52 PM
How come Everton vs Man U is on at 12 then Chelsea vs Arsenal is on at 12.45 tomorrow? Are both televised in the UK, they don't normally clash?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cheshire Mag on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:20:38 PM
Chelsea Vs Arsenal is on Sunday isnt it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TRC on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:21:30 PM
Oct 29th according to PL.com
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:22:37 PM
Police moved the man utd game
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:22:54 PM
and chelsea is tomorrow
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Friday 28 October 2011, 12:23:01 PM
i think
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:01:12 PM
Both the online fantasy leagues I'm in are showing Bosingwa as being available for this weekend. BBC also doesn't mention him being suspended (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15413593.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15413593.stm))

Are they wrong, or has he appelaed his red card? Can't see anything about it anywhere else.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: midds on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:14:06 PM
Both the online fantasy leagues I'm in are showing Bosingwa as being available for this weekend. BBC also doesn't mention him being suspended (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15413593.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/15413593.stm))

Are they wrong, or has he appelaed his red card? Can't see anything about it anywhere else.

Was a one game ban which was served in the cup against Everton wasn't it? ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:17:08 PM
I though professional fouls reds were 2 games? 1 game for 2 yellows? 3 for violent conduct?

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:32:45 PM
I though professional fouls reds were 2 games? 1 game for 2 yellows? 3 for violent conduct?



Yeah, thought the same. Totally forgot about the cup, but would've still thoguht there was game remaining.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ash on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:34:52 PM
I though professional fouls reds were 2 games? 1 game for 2 yellows? 3 for violent conduct?

Nope, it's only one game.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Boy on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:46:36 PM
Roberto Martinez was on Talksport yesterday and chatting about 'the big seven' in the premier league, in that there were seven away on their own, then the rest could all compete with each other. I am obviously assuming he meant Man U, City, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal, but then who else? It would have to be one of ourselves, Everton or Villa but I can't for the life of me work out who. Maybe he just can't count.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:50:10 PM
Roberto Martinez was on Talksport yesterday and chatting about 'the big seven' in the premier league, in that there were seven away on their own, then the rest could all compete with each other. I am obviously assuming he meant Man U, City, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal, but then who else? It would have to be one of ourselves, Everton or Villa but I can't for the life of me work out who. Maybe he just can't count.

Sunderland obviously
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:52:16 PM
Martinezedia :frantic:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mike on Friday 28 October 2011, 03:55:49 PM
Roberto Martinez was on Talksport yesterday and chatting about 'the big seven' in the premier league, in that there were seven away on their own, then the rest could all compete with each other. I am obviously assuming he meant Man U, City, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal, but then who else? It would have to be one of ourselves, Everton or Villa but I can't for the life of me work out who. Maybe he just can't count.

Either us or...Everton? Villa? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Boy on Friday 28 October 2011, 06:23:47 PM
How far in advance are Sky fixtures announced? I am looking to book a trip across for the Liverpool game but I guess there is a high chance of it moving to Sunday. Also, are there pay on the gates at all home games now?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TRC on Saturday 29 October 2011, 03:49:47 AM
Chelsea are playing today according to betfair also. I'm so confused?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Saturday 29 October 2011, 10:20:47 AM
How far in advance are Sky fixtures announced? I am looking to book a trip across for the Liverpool game but I guess there is a high chance of it moving to Sunday. Also, are there pay on the gates at all home games now?

Currently only selected until 1st Feb 2012.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 31 October 2011, 02:28:27 PM
Hypothetically, if Newcastle drew Gateshead away in the FA Cup 3rd round, would it be moved to St.James Park?

And if it did , what would the attendance be assuming £10 kids, £20 Adults?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 31 October 2011, 02:31:36 PM
:lol: Quite a lot of hypothetical in that question. I'm going to go with: Maybe, Probably not.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Monday 31 October 2011, 03:13:37 PM
Hypothetically, if Newcastle drew Gateshead away in the FA Cup 3rd round, would it be moved to St.James Park?

And if it did , what would the attendance be assuming £10 kids, £20 Adults?

I don't see any reason for it to be moved to St. James'. I would think that we would play at the International Stadium with no worries, it seats 11,750 after all.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 31 October 2011, 05:52:42 PM
Doesn't get moved aside from on police advice which is rare. Segregation would be interesting.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 6 November 2011, 09:18:32 AM
Probably been asked before, if so then apologies, but do the club include people in their attendance figures who enter via the side doors rather than through the turnstiles?

Anyone?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Friday 11 November 2011, 03:11:37 PM
Is the Denmark - Sweden game on tele in the UK?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:04:52 PM
Ok- under 30s only- any of you know from what match the clip of Keegan playing for us on the start of Motd is.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:12:06 PM
Ok- under 30s only- any of you know from what match the clip of Keegan playing for us on the start of Motd is.

No realistic idea but will guess Brighton.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:15:35 PM
Doesn't get moved aside from on police advice which is rare. Segregation would be interesting.

Police advice may be due to the fact thousands may try to gain entry without tickets (which is fairly easy to do at Gateshead isn't it?) and therefore it could become a safety issue.

Can also be switched if both clubs agree can't it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:18:42 PM
Ok- under 30s only- any of you know from what match the clip of Keegan playing for us on the start of Motd is.

No realistic idea but will guess Brighton.


t*** :lol:


edit- cud have played my game a bit :(
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:20:49 PM
:lol: Am I right like?  You're always hearing about Brighton when it comes to Keegan as a player, was it his last game for us?  Also seem to remember seeing Beardsley scoring a classic against the same opposition but mind might be playing tricks there.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:22:56 PM
:lol: Am I right like?  You're always hearing about Brighton when it comes to Keegan as a player, was it his last game for us?  Also seem to remember seeing Beardsley scoring a classic against the same opposition but mind might be playing tricks there.

99% certain your right. KKs last game vs brighton 1984- lovely chip by peterb, header by waddle, rebound tap in by KK, 3-1 win, we were already promoted.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:27:26 PM
See, that's just stuff me dad's shown me / talked about and it's obviously sunk in, I was born in 1984.

I also remember that one of the only football videos we had was the relegation one from the late-80s for some reason, so I watched that a few times when I was a kid.  Think we only won a handful of games but seem to remember us getting a couple of positive results against Liverpool.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 20 November 2011, 10:54:34 PM
See, that's just stuff me dad's shown me / talked about and it's obviously sunk in, I was born in 1984.

I also remember that one of the only football videos we had was the relegation one from the late-80s for some reason, so I watched that a few times when I was a kid.  Think we only won a handful of games but seem to remember us getting a couple of positive results against Liverpool.

hes got the same videos as me :lol:

think we took 4 points off lpool relegation season. born '84  :jesuswept::anguish:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Monday 5 December 2011, 11:06:40 AM
Is there anyone in football that is more dour than Kenny Dalglish?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 5 December 2011, 11:29:17 AM
Is there anyone in football that is more dour than Kenny Dalglish?
ryan taylor
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 5 December 2011, 02:03:14 PM
Any Scottish people in football that aren't dour as f***?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gggg on Monday 5 December 2011, 02:05:20 PM
Paul Hart, Avram Grant
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Monday 5 December 2011, 03:14:21 PM
Is there anyone in football that is more dour than Kenny Dalglish?

His post-match interviews are always thrilling - his face and his voice. Urgh.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Monday 5 December 2011, 05:57:55 PM
Paul Hart, Avram Grant

Don't think Avram Grant is Scottish.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:36:46 PM
could we cope with europa football.

if not,....does it generate enough £££ to build a squad that can cope?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:38:07 PM
No, probably and no, definitely.

Would it be class? Aye.

Would it make us slightly more attractive to foreign players/investors? Aye.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:40:44 PM
could we cope with europa football.

if not,....does it generate enough £££ to build a squad that can cope?

With our current squad size, nope.

Qualification should give us a fair bit of money like, could be enough to sign a couple of players (maybe).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:42:51 PM
could we cope with europa football.

if not,....does it generate enough £££ to build a squad that can cope?

With our current squad size, nope.

Qualification should give us a fair bit of money, could be able to sign a couple of players (maybe).


knew the answer, when I asked . I think it would be a step too far for this squad. and I just dont see Ashley improving the squad enough.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:44:10 PM
i thought there was practically no money in the europa league, can remember stoke's chairman complaining about it not being good for them financially.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Monday 5 December 2011, 09:45:30 PM
could we cope with europa football.

if not,....does it generate enough £££ to build a squad that can cope?

With our current squad size, nope.

Qualification should give us a fair bit of money, could be able to sign a couple of players (maybe).


knew the answer, when I asked . I think it would be a step too far for this squad. and I just dont see Ashley improving the squad enough.

:sadnod:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Monday 5 December 2011, 10:09:10 PM
Fulham made £8m in their run to the Europa League final last season.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Monday 5 December 2011, 10:09:47 PM
Any Scottish people in football that aren't dour as f***?

No. All Scottish football fans over the age of 30 are pathetically dull. Motherwell games are the worst. It's just a stadium full of :okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 5 December 2011, 10:15:00 PM
To qualify for Europe would be brilliant, even with the squad as it is. Obviously we would have to increase the size of the squad; being in European competition would aid that. You would hope that the immediate vision would be to build and improve the squad anyway.

That said, if we did qualify for Europe and went into the competition with as thin a squad as we have now, it'd be pretty darned pointless and would only be a detriment to our domestic campaign.

Either way, i really hope we finish in the top 6 and get into the Europa. I enjoyed the three back-to-back UEFA Cup campaigns and i was bitter as hell when Boro (ffs) and Fulham went onto pip us in later years. I wish it was still a straight knock-out, though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Tuesday 6 December 2011, 10:11:02 PM
Paul Hart, Avram Grant

Don't think Avram Grant is Scottish.

Och aye the jew?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 01:56:25 PM
Paul Hart, Avram Grant

Don't think Avram Grant is Scottish.

Och aye the jew?

Wonderful :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Tuesday 13 December 2011, 01:10:21 AM
Is it just me or has the Suarez and Terry race row investigations went very quiet?... Any word on an outcome?... Seem as those both have been swept under the carpet...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 13 December 2011, 01:12:45 AM
Is it just me or has the Suarez and Terry race row investigations went very quiet?... Any word on an outcome?... Seem as those both have been swept under the carpet...

Still ongoing as far as I'm aware. Took about 2-3 months for a verdict when Emre got charged by the FA 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Tuesday 13 December 2011, 01:21:29 AM
Cheers... Don't know why it should take so long to get to the bottom of it...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: oscar on Sunday 1 January 2012, 10:54:48 AM
Very rarely see free kicks given for back passes these days. An incident on motd last night got me thinking about this. In the Norwich game a defender made a last ditch save on the line, and kicked it straight into the keepers arms. Wondering whether that was deemed accidental, therefore legal, or if the rule just isn't being enforced as much
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Sunday 1 January 2012, 03:19:26 PM
It's all about intent, the Norwich incident he was definitely not passing it back to the keeper
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: abertoon on Sunday 1 January 2012, 10:25:55 PM
Daft Q/Long shot: Anybody know any Leeds season ticket holders/members who might be willing to do a complete random stranger off an internet forum a favour? :lol: Looking to get a couple of tickets for my bro who's a Leeds fan for Bristol, in the away section. Heard it's pretty hard to get Leeds away tickets .
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jimburst on Sunday 1 January 2012, 10:30:27 PM
Has there been a worse set of pundits on MOTD? Crap.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 1 January 2012, 10:32:40 PM
Has there been a worse set of pundits on MOTD? Crap.
any time lawros been on the panel makes it automatically worse than the current one
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Friday 6 January 2012, 03:24:40 PM
something that came to mind earlier and has been bugging me ever since.
Its fair to say that our scouting of players has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years and the clubs been able to get some real bargains like Tiote whom are now being linked with big money moves away which got me thinking, if our scouts can spot these guys who are cheap and can do a real good job in the premier league why in gods name can't the bigger clubs? Do they not bother scouting or are their scouts just incompetent
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: je85 on Sunday 8 January 2012, 07:35:33 PM
Is Kia Joorabchian on the books with us?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia_Joorabchian#Newcastle_United (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kia_Joorabchian#Newcastle_United)

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/864018/kia-joorabchian-to-lead-newcastle-clear-out?cc=5739 (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/864018/kia-joorabchian-to-lead-newcastle-clear-out?cc=5739)

I vaguely remember the ESPN article, but nothing since.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 8 January 2012, 09:34:04 PM
One of the biggest c***s in football. Hate agents.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 8 January 2012, 09:50:50 PM
One of the biggest c***s in football. Hate agents.

He is just a complete c*** of a person.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 8 January 2012, 09:58:38 PM
One of the biggest c***s in football. Hate agents.

He is just a complete c*** of a person.

How do you know him?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 8 January 2012, 10:08:20 PM
Went shooting with him on his travels.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: je85 on Sunday 8 January 2012, 11:20:19 PM
But when he's not shooting at Neesy for s***s and giggles on holiday, is he still our "football adviser" and has this been covered elsewhere with statements from the club or to the local press?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 8 January 2012, 11:22:16 PM
Went shooting with him on his travels.

When you say shooting do you mean troubleshooting poor internet connections in South Vietnam?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 8 January 2012, 11:34:54 PM
Went shooting with him on his travels.

When you say shooting do you mean troubleshooting poor internet connections in South Vietnam?

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 8 January 2012, 11:36:17 PM
Went shooting with him on his travels.

When you say shooting do you mean troubleshooting poor internet connections in South Vietnam?

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 08:11:34 PM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kevlaar on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:33:32 PM
Whatever happened to that 'marching the ball forward ten yards' rule when players were being mouthy c***s?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:36:34 PM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:41:39 PM
Would imagine the answer to yours is "Yes", madras. 

Then again that's because I doubt they'd take more notice of intent than the end result, whereas you'd think they'd do exactly that in my scenario if they had any common sense.  No idea really, it's a minefield.

There was quite a cool article about Opta in the Metro the other day as it happens:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/886337-spectators-who-are-on-the-ball-a-look-inside-the-world-of-sports-stats (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/886337-spectators-who-are-on-the-ball-a-look-inside-the-world-of-sports-stats)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:48:49 PM
Would imagine the answer to yours is "Yes", madras. 

Then again that's because I doubt they'd take more notice of intent than the end result, whereas you'd think they'd do exactly that in my scenario if they had any common sense.  No idea really, it's a minefield.

There was quite a cool article about Opta in the Metro the other day as it happens:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/886337-spectators-who-are-on-the-ball-a-look-inside-the-world-of-sports-stats (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/886337-spectators-who-are-on-the-ball-a-look-inside-the-world-of-sports-stats)
it;s a thing thats always puzzled me when discussing games. some may say player x had a great game as he created both goals, yet others would say if the forward missed the chances then player x actually had a poor game as he done nothing else.....even though in both instances player x had exactly the same game.

works expecially for forwards who can mis hit the ball three times to a hat trick and almost certainly be man of the match whereas as the bramble-esque centre half can play 99% of the game well but slip up and cost the game and be given a 3 in the paper.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:50:04 PM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:53:45 PM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
thats my whole point, those stats don't give true reflection on how good a player is. at very best a secondary  guide to reinforce actually watching the player.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 11:55:57 PM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
thats my whole point, those stats don't give true reflection on how good a player is. at very best a secondary  guide to reinforce actually watching the player.

They do admit as much in the article I've linked to, mind.  Say it's no substitute for scouting but it can certainly help in some ways.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Thursday 12 January 2012, 12:01:41 AM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
thats my whole point, those stats don't give true reflection on how good a player is. at very best a secondary  guide to reinforce actually watching the player.

They do admit as much in the article I've linked to, mind.  Say it's no substitute for scouting but it can certainly help in some ways.
over the long term it can help back up proper scouting, too many take it as gospel though. how many times do you read on here " he's had 5 assists in the last 12 games" type of thing?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 12 January 2012, 12:09:47 AM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
thats my whole point, those stats don't give true reflection on how good a player is. at very best a secondary  guide to reinforce actually watching the player.

i see, didnt realise it was rhetorical
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Thursday 12 January 2012, 12:11:18 AM
You know those Opta stats, etc.  Well...

When a player kicks the ball out of play because someone's down injured does that count as a misplaced pass, a completed pass, or is it not counted at all?

Similarly, what happens when the ball's back in play and they give the ball back to the opposition?
better still, is it classed as an assist when someone shoots, screws it horribly, going towards the corner flag type wide, but in to the path of a team mate who puts it in ?

why would it not be? assists dont have to be intentional
thats my whole point, those stats don't give true reflection on how good a player is. at very best a secondary  guide to reinforce actually watching the player.

i see, didnt realise it was rhetorical
was it ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: The Prophet on Tuesday 17 January 2012, 10:19:56 PM
How many homegrown/English players needed in the squad according to FA guidelines? More specifically will we have enough to scrape through?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gggg on Tuesday 17 January 2012, 11:05:19 PM
What's the most isolated club in England?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 17 January 2012, 11:08:01 PM
What's the most isolated club in England?
liverpool at the moment.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 18 January 2012, 12:08:21 AM
How many homegrown/English players needed in the squad according to FA guidelines? More specifically will we have enough to scrape through?

FA: We have strict limits on....

:tiote:

"We're not fussed really."

 :wat:

"He doesn't count."

:tiote:

"OK he counts."
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 18 January 2012, 12:12:56 AM
How many homegrown/English players needed in the squad according to FA guidelines? More specifically will we have enough to scrape through?

Were fine mate, Krul is regarded as homegrown, 2 Taylors, Best, Shola, Simmo, Gosling, Elliot, thats the 8 you need, then you have Harper, Guthrie, Williamson.

As long as we have 8 we are fine.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: The Prophet on Wednesday 18 January 2012, 01:08:57 AM
How many homegrown/English players needed in the squad according to FA guidelines? More specifically will we have enough to scrape through?

Were fine mate, Krul is regarded as homegrown, 2 Taylors, Best, Shola, Simmo, Gosling, Elliot, thats the 8 you need, then you have Harper, Guthrie, Williamson.

As long as we have 8 we are fine.

:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 18 January 2012, 11:25:05 AM
What's the most isolated club in England?

Carlisle I'd imagine in terms of league clubs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 19 January 2012, 12:59:04 PM
Right. I've got a couple of weeks off in March. Surprise sur-f***ing-prise, not a single home match during my time off (the derby is my final day of f***ing work!! :dave:). Arsenal away and West Brom away I'm free for. I'm registered to buy tickets on .cock but have never actually purchased any. I assume there'll be some kind of loyalty level you have to be at to purchase away tickets? And how easy is it to buy tickets at the Emirates and Hawthorns? I'll settle for home section as I know it'll be tough going to grab away tickets. It's just the Arsenal website looks like it's saying I need to sign up as an Arsenal fanclub member or something to be able to buy any tickets at all. :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:05:26 PM
You should be okay for West Brom like
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:06:45 PM
Aye? So I just need to wait for it to get to general sale on away tickets and jump on the website like I would if it was at St James'?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:07:41 PM
Aye? So I just need to wait for it to get to general sale on away tickets and jump on the website like I would if it was at St James'?

Does Crimpy still sort out trips? Could be able to get you tickets for any that you may miss out on
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SiLvOR on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:11:47 PM
My mate is an Arsenal fan wormy and he said you have to be a "red member" to even gets tickets at all. Not sure what the rule is for away fans though I'll try and find out!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:24:52 PM
My mate is an Arsenal fan wormy and he said you have to be a "red member" to even gets tickets at all. Not sure what the rule is for away fans though I'll try and find out!

Away fans have nothing at all to do with it though. NUFC will set loyalty points somewhere above 25 then drop it accordingly.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:30:10 PM
Cheers for the help though guys! Will pray I can sort something out in the coming couple of months.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 19 January 2012, 01:33:33 PM
Cheers for the help though guys! Will pray I can sort something out in the coming couple of months.

You checked out the tickets & travel section. Usually where the useful members of the forum hide
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: abertoon on Friday 20 January 2012, 08:12:12 AM
Anybody know when the next batch of TV fixtures are released? Trying to make plans for Bin Dippers (H) but it's got TV re-schedule written all over it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cheshire Mag on Friday 20 January 2012, 09:01:10 AM
Aye? So I just need to wait for it to get to general sale on away tickets and jump on the website like I would if it was at St James'?

Away tickets dont go to general sale anymore. Have to be a member/season ticket holder to purchase away tickets now.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 5 February 2012, 09:56:42 PM
Has anyone ever seen someone score with a diving header - where they've dived away from goal?

As in, the cross/delivery has fallen short, so they've had to dive away from goal, swivel in mid-air so their stomachs are facing the sky - and then head the ball on using the momentum of the cross?

I know people have used the back/side of their head to dive and glance on, but I mean using their forehead.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:01:48 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:02:52 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Chelsea v Man Utd, no question.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:03:43 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Chelsea v Man Utd, no question.

hope so, my lass wants me to miss the first 1o mins ffs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:03:46 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Chelsea v Man Utd, no question.

Can't argue with it today, like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:07:20 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Chelsea v Man Utd, no question.

Can't argue with it today, like.

well?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:07:37 PM
Aye it's them.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:08:00 PM
ta
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:08:27 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Is this a serious question?  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:09:11 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Is this a serious question?  :lol:

i was 99% sure tbh.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 5 February 2012, 10:14:55 PM
mod running order anyone, us or chelsea 1st?

Is this a serious question?  :lol:

i was 99% sure tbh.

I was as sure as a Howard webb Penalty for Manu.  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 8 February 2012, 12:11:38 PM
Is the 15mins allocated for half time timed from the whistle ending the first half or does the referee start the time once everyone is back in the dressing rooms? Just wondering if grounds like Old Trafford and Craven Cottage effectively get less time because everyone including the managers have to trudge down half the pitch first. I assume this doesn't apply to matches on TV btw as they will dictate the timings based on adverts.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 8 February 2012, 12:36:48 PM
I think the issue is it's rarely exactly 15 minutes. Often a couple of minutes longer. I imagine it'll start from the time of the half time whistle, an alarm will ring a minute before the 15 minute mark to alert everyone to get back on the pitch.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 15 March 2012, 08:39:50 PM
Can ref's give a penalty for a foul in the box, and at the same time book the player who was fouled for simulation (i.e. dramatising the foul).

See the issue in the Man City game just now for an example.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 15 March 2012, 08:42:24 PM
Can ref's give a penalty for a foul in the box, and at the same time book the player who was fouled for simulation (i.e. dramatising the foul).

See the issue in the Man City game just now for an example.

Don't think the player can be booked if the ref has deemed it a foul.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Thursday 15 March 2012, 08:47:11 PM
Can ref's give a penalty for a foul in the box, and at the same time book the player who was fouled for simulation (i.e. dramatising the foul).

See the issue in the Man City game just now for an example.

Theoretically yes, difficult decision to 'sell' though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Friday 16 March 2012, 02:30:27 PM
Is the reason why the mackems are so intent on getting to Wembley really because it is the stadium with the most toilets in the world?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Friday 30 March 2012, 12:05:40 AM
Does anyone else think of Sir Alex Ferguson as a sort of Ric Flair-esque figure?

(http://i.imgur.com/kh9Eb.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/TUu8D.jpg)

He never gets old enough to stop.
'To be the man, you gotta beat the man' - generally, whoever can beat Man Utd, finishes top
The dirtiest player in the game (in some respects)

Well, that's actually all I've got for now.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Friday 30 March 2012, 12:12:52 AM
Good night, mate? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ketsbaia on Friday 30 March 2012, 12:15:47 AM
That was sensational
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SteveMc on Friday 30 March 2012, 12:18:50 AM
Does anyone else think of Sir Alex Ferguson as a sort of Ric Flair-esque figure?

(http://i.imgur.com/kh9Eb.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/TUu8D.jpg)

He never gets old enough to stop.
'To be the man, you gotta beat the man' - generally, whoever can beat Man Utd, finishes top
The dirtiest player in the game (in some respects)

Well, that's actually all I've got for now.
:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Friday 30 March 2012, 01:26:53 AM
:lol: :lol: That's an amazing post. Just amazing.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Friday 30 March 2012, 01:35:41 AM
:lol: Sort of thing the resident pisshead in my local comes out with.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Thursday 5 April 2012, 07:08:09 PM
just randomly wondering today, How many more points might we have had with a healthy Steven taylor all season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Thursday 5 April 2012, 07:12:18 PM
Has anyone ever seen someone score with a diving header - where they've dived away from goal?

As in, the cross/delivery has fallen short, so they've had to dive away from goal, swivel in mid-air so their stomachs are facing the sky - and then head the ball on using the momentum of the cross?

I know people have used the back/side of their head to dive and glance on, but I mean using their forehead.

Might be wrong but Im kinda sure Jared Borghetti scored a similar type of goal in world cup 2002.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Thursday 5 April 2012, 07:24:43 PM
Has anyone ever seen someone score with a diving header - where they've dived away from goal?

As in, the cross/delivery has fallen short, so they've had to dive away from goal, swivel in mid-air so their stomachs are facing the sky - and then head the ball on using the momentum of the cross?

I know people have used the back/side of their head to dive and glance on, but I mean using their forehead.

Might be wrong but Im kinda sure Jared Borghetti scored a similar type of goal in world cup 2002.

Aye, not the exact same thing but still heading the ball away from the direction he's going
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Thursday 5 April 2012, 08:25:07 PM
Aye, quality goal that like.

Also, Are we allowed to post football clips these days?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 5 April 2012, 08:26:18 PM
Aye, quality goal that like.

Also, Are we allowed to post football clips these days?

No.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 5 April 2012, 08:27:20 PM
Aye, quality goal that like.

Also, Are we allowed to post football clips these days?
(http://i.imgur.com/5GZuw.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 5 April 2012, 08:29:03 PM
Imagine how embarrassing it would be if you'd actually had to answer a question about football clips on here just to be able to sign up, then totally forgot about it only a few months later. Man, that would be embarrassing.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Thursday 5 April 2012, 08:29:32 PM
HEW, DIVIN'T POST ANY FOOTBALL CLIPS

(Sorry Dave)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:38:34 PM
Was Stan Collymore really in Basic Instinct 2? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:41:31 PM
Was Stan Collymore really in Basic Instinct 2? :lol:

Yep! :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:43:00 PM
:lol: Who was he playing? Was he any good? Saw it on his wiki page and thought someone was having a laugh.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:43:18 PM
Haven't actually seen it but this seems to be his character:

(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2006_Basic_Instinct_2/006BIT_Stan_Collymore_003.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Anderson on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:50:51 PM
Fatale...?

:pokerface:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:51:34 PM
Isn't 'fatal' spelled wrong there (unless there's a plot line I've missed)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 5 April 2012, 09:52:57 PM
Femme fatale :pow:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Sunday 8 April 2012, 12:26:30 PM
Does anyone know when Season Tickets for next season go on sale? (Not renewals) Didn't keep my season ticket this season as I was moving away from Newcastle but I've missed it so will probably just accept the additional travelling costs and get one again next season
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Bowie on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 09:49:34 PM
Why actually are there two halves to a league table?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 09:50:44 PM
Why actually are there two halves to a league table?

To fit on the screen?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Bowie on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 10:06:39 PM
Suppose yeah, screens are massive these days though. :lol: Just more of a tradition than owt else now I guess.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 10:26:20 PM
Why actually are there two halves to a league table?

There has got to be some sort of deep and meaningful philosophical to.....

To fit on the screen?

Suppose yeah, screens are massive these days though. :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Aphrodite on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 10:30:01 PM
:lol: Wasn't trying to be arsey, it's just easier to focus on things ten at a time rather all at once. Plus it builds up the 'title race' and 'relegation' battles.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Tuesday 10 April 2012, 11:12:33 PM
Think Im gunna move to the strawberry corner next season. Should be alright considering the bargain hunters dropping out?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 15 April 2012, 01:59:23 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:04:02 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???

No.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:04:43 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???
the welsh teams compete through the english league system, the jocks don't, whats the beef ? no problem with it as it's historical precedent as in the welsh teams have always played through the english league system where as we prefer to keep the jocks out for good reason.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:06:45 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???

I don't know. I wonder if the Welsh teams in the league initially didn't have their own independent infrastructure so were made part of the "English" leagues, or if Scottish teams at any point had the offer/option to be part of "English" leagues.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:09:55 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???
the welsh teams compete through the english league system, the jocks don't, whats the beef ? no problem with it as it's historical precedent as in the welsh teams have always played through the english league system where as we prefer to keep the jocks out for good reason.

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:11:16 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???

I don't know. I wonder if the Welsh teams in the league initially didn't have their own independent infrastructure so were made part of the "English" leagues, or if Scottish teams at any point had the offer/option to be part of "English" leagues.

Maybe onto something there... possibly one for our in-house football historians to explain. It just seems a bit odd how it's evolved like that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:11:25 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???
Kind of, Cardiff and Swansea did start off in the Welsh leagues years ago but joined the English leagues.
Their was some uproar a few years ago when Cardiff qualified for Europe by being FA Cup runners up, the English FA said it was up to the Welsh FA to place them in Europe and the Welsh FA said it was nothing to do with them. In the end they went into Europe as an English club.

The Celtic and Rangers jointing the EPL or even the Championship has been a long debate for a long time.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:17:06 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???

I don't know. I wonder if the Welsh teams in the league initially didn't have their own independent infrastructure so were made part of the "English" leagues, or if Scottish teams at any point had the offer/option to be part of "English" leagues.

Maybe onto something there... possibly one for our in-house football historians to explain. It just seems a bit odd how it's evolved like that.
at one time queens park competed in the fa cup. think it was just that the truculent jocks were adamant to have their own system and the welsh thought "well we only really have four or five teams don't we, while the rest of the stupid buggers chase an egg so we may aswell lump in with the english as thay are really our overlords" (sounds better if you say it all in a cardiff accent.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 15 April 2012, 02:27:49 AM
:lol: Well, it's worked out nicely for the Jocks in the end, eh?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 15 April 2012, 03:43:36 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???
Kind of, Cardiff and Swansea did start off in the Welsh leagues years ago but joined the English leagues.
Their was some uproar a few years ago when Cardiff qualified for Europe by being FA Cup runners up, the English FA said it was up to the Welsh FA to place them in Europe and the Welsh FA said it was nothing to do with them. In the end they went into Europe as an English club.

The Celtic and Rangers jointing the EPL or even the Championship has been a long debate for a long time.

The Welsh FA responding as if they're being started on :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gggg on Sunday 15 April 2012, 04:13:50 AM
Does anyone else think it's a bit off that Welsh teams like Cardiff or Swansea can play in the English Football League and ultimately qualify for promotion to the EPL and thereon Europe (theoretically speaking anyway) whilst Celtic and Rangers etc are left stuck in the SPL? ???

No. It's their own fault for starting their own league.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ToonImms on Sunday 15 April 2012, 10:22:51 AM
Had a long trip to work so just read this whole topic. I'm 22 and believe Keegan's debut was against QPR? (Best be right now I've bought it back up lol).

P.S The Ric Flair post was amazing!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 15 April 2012, 10:40:10 AM
Think Im gunna move to the strawberry corner next season. Should be alright considering the bargain hunters dropping out?

Debating whether to move closer to the corner myself. People I sit round currently are alreet though so don't wanna get stuck next to some bellends.
Title: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan on Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:09:11 PM
Anyone know the number for 'Phoenix' who do away to travel to the Newcastle away games?

Going down to Wigan but can't be bothered with getting BackPage at 9:30am in town for a 3pm kick off, £26 as well. Saw the ad for it in The Mag and they do pick ups in Blyth and other areas in Northumberland before heading to town. If anyone has a copy of this months Mag it might be in there? :aww:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:13:54 PM
01670 540 222

Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Morpeth Bus Station, Ashington Bus Station, Blyth Bus Station, Cramlington (Bus Stops behind Manor Walk, Shopping Centre), Newcastle Central Station, Low Fell, Washington Services, Durham.
Title: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan on Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:30:00 PM
Thank you very much mate! Much appreciated :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 01:43:09 AM
Kev off here was putting a coach on, have a look in the ticket thread
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 12:16:24 PM
what constitutes a successful nutmeg?    is it just playing the ball through the the legs of your opponent, or does the ball need to be touched again by either the 'megger' or his teammate? 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 04:41:10 PM
what constitutes a successful nutmeg?    is it just playing the ball through the the legs of your opponent, or does the ball need to be touched again by either the 'megger' or his teammate? 

The latter, I would say.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 04:43:55 PM
01670 540 222

Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Morpeth Bus Station, Ashington Bus Station, Blyth Bus Station, Cramlington (Bus Stops behind Manor Walk, Shopping Centre), Newcastle Central Station, Low Fell, Washington Services, Durham.

Can you drink alcohol on Phoenix?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 04:45:31 PM
what constitutes a successful nutmeg?    is it just playing the ball through the the legs of your opponent, or does the ball need to be touched again by either the 'megger' or his teammate? 

The latter, I would say.

Not sure about that. What if you prod a shot towards goal through the legs of a keeper, but it hits the post or bobbles just wide or is hilariously put in his own net by David Vaughan. Still a 'meg.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 05:08:26 PM
what constitutes a successful nutmeg?    is it just playing the ball through the the legs of your opponent, or does the ball need to be touched again by either the 'megger' or his teammate? 

The latter, I would say.

Not sure about that. What if you prod a shot towards goal through the legs of a keeper, but it hits the post or bobbles just wide or is hilariously put in his own net by David Vaughan. Still a 'meg.

I think a shot on goal is different, but I don't know if you can really claim the meg if you're in the middle of the park.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 05:14:14 PM
Ok, what about if you meg someone in the middle of the park on the half way line, and you sprint to get to get it for about 20 yards and it's really, really close but a different defender (Perchinho) just gets to it before you - while the opponent you meg'd is still in a confounded flat-footed stupor?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:01:56 PM
Last English manger to take a team to a European Final?

Excluding Woy
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:05:27 PM
Last English manger to take a team to a European Final?

Excluding Woy

McLaren?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:08:49 PM
Last English manger to take a team to a European Final?

Excluding Woy

McLaren?
Shout

Before that?

Is it Fagan or am i missing a gaping hole in European football?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Frazzle on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:10:15 PM
Robson did
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:12:07 PM
That was early 80's
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Frazzle on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:13:23 PM
Barca, Cup-winners cup
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 5 May 2012, 04:42:44 PM
f*** sake :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 5 May 2012, 11:32:20 PM
Following on from this:

http://www.football365.com/faves/7723089/What-s-Wrong-With-City-Buying-Success- (http://www.football365.com/faves/7723089/What-s-Wrong-With-City-Buying-Success-)

Do people have more of a problem with Citeh's spending rather than Man Utd because they feel Man Utd "generated" their own affluence?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Saturday 5 May 2012, 11:33:14 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 5 May 2012, 11:38:55 PM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:16:40 AM
I'm not going to pretend I know a great deal of that but wasn't it a case of a massive club making the most of financial avenues available from their self made success?

Compared to a bored, rich billionaire who wants a new toy and instantly makes the lucky club one of the very few who can bid enough/offer enough wages to get practically any player they want?

I might be completely wrong but that is my perception of the two clubs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:18:48 AM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
can't you tell the difference between a share float and someone saying "heres a billion or two" ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:31:14 AM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
can't you tell the difference between a share float and someone saying "heres a billion or two" ?

Other than the difference I've noted in the post you've quoted... no.

The tone of your response indicates I asked in the right thread at least.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:40:32 AM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
can't you tell the difference between a share float and someone saying "heres a billion or two" ?

Other than the difference I've noted in the post you've quoted... no.

The tone of your response indicates I asked in the right thread at least.
ones an investment which needs results to provide a return, ie shareholdes. the other isn't. did you ever play FM. was it better to earn it or did you feel like you were cheating when you used some of the cheats to get an advantage.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:47:42 AM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
can't you tell the difference between a share float and someone saying "heres a billion or two" ?

Other than the difference I've noted in the post you've quoted... no.

The tone of your response indicates I asked in the right thread at least.
ones an investment which needs results to provide a return, ie shareholdes. the other isn't. did you ever play FM. was it better to earn it or did you feel like you were cheating when you used some of the cheats to get an advantage.

Thanks. :thup:

If Man City go on to become the biggest club in the world, with the biggest revenue stream - that covers the expenditure - will it be considered to be an equally as valid investment strategy as the one Man Utd took, just over a longer term? Without knowing about the modern state of football club finances whether that is even possible (though I very much doubt it), it'd be interesting to know if people's perceptions would change if that happened.

Probably not, as Sheikh Mansour could afford the loss (if it went tits up) and afford to wait until such a day came to pass, whereas (presumably) the original purchasers of Man Utd's floated shares didn't have those two luxuries.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 6 May 2012, 12:53:57 AM
Feel free to correct me (no, really.. do!) but wasn't Man Utd's major cash influx from share floats (ie. investors) in the early 90s?

So the difference is one investor (Sheikh Mansour) compared to many investors (the share floats)?
can't you tell the difference between a share float and someone saying "heres a billion or two" ?

Other than the difference I've noted in the post you've quoted... no.

The tone of your response indicates I asked in the right thread at least.
ones an investment which needs results to provide a return, ie shareholdes. the other isn't. did you ever play FM. was it better to earn it or did you feel like you were cheating when you used some of the cheats to get an advantage.

Thanks. :thup:

If Man City go on to become the biggest club in the world, with the biggest revenue stream - that covers the expenditure - will it be considered to be an equally as valid investment strategy as the one Man Utd took, just over a longer term? Without knowing about the modern state of football club finances whether that is even possible (though I very much doubt it), it'd be interesting to know if people's perceptions would change if that happened.

Probably not, as Sheikh Mansour could afford the loss (if it went tits up) and afford to wait until such a day came to pass, whereas (presumably) the original purchasers of Man Utd's floated shares didn't have those two luxuries.
if man city were to go on to do that legitimatly then yes. even though they have had the biggest of helping hands. though as you say the risks arent the same.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Monday 7 May 2012, 10:42:02 PM
Does anyone find managerial win % records interesting? For instance, according to Wiki, Sir Bobby's fantastic time in charge of us being a 46.66% and Souness' hell with 44.82%. Gullit's ill-fated spell in charge at 34.61% compared to Partyin' with Pardy a mere 8% higher win %. Obviously there's more to it than just % but it's just interesting that such a small % can cause such a stark contrast in managerial careers and how their time in charge is percieved.

Just me? Okay. :okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wisdom Body on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 10:49:30 AM
I don't think those managers' win % records have that much to do with how their tenures are perceived. It has more to do with their  personalities and the fans' expectations. There's clearly more than "2%" between fans memories of Sir Bobby's and Souness's times in charge and less than "10%" between Gullit and Souness. Should Pardew somehow leave this summer his period will be perceived better than Souness's since we've exceeded expectations, comfortably avoiding relegation his first 6 months and fighting for a CL place going into the final week of his second season.
I'm not sure win % record is a good way to evaluate a manager unless you're looking at a period when the manager has a settled 5+ season session in charge. It is interesting to note how many post-KK managers' careers have floundered after leaving us.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 11:04:41 AM
I think that about all managers win percentages. But as time goes on they all go down. It's hard to judge a manager just by win percentage if they were anywhere less than 18 months imo. I remember looking at MON's record first at sunderland and it was constantly high 60's for his first 10 games or so. Now look at it. Same with Dalglish and if Di Matteo gets the Chelsea job the same will happen to him.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:14:40 PM
Excuse me for not knowing the answer to these questions but hope someone can help anyway:

1. Does anyone know if the game is on UK television anywhere tomorrow?
2. How come Manchester City vs QPR is starting earlier than all the other matches?

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:16:33 PM
Thatl be a mistake about man city
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:17:08 PM
Sam Jacks will have the match I imagine? Whether that tickles your fancy is another matter
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:20:54 PM
It's just the coverage of the Man City match which is starting at 2pm. I assume the Man United coverage is raw match only.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:22:59 PM
Cheers. Looked to me like Citeh match coverage starts at 2, but Manure starts at 3... Doesn't take much to confuse me admittedly. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:24:18 PM
wonder what they'd do if one game was postponed, waterlogged pitch etc ? call them all off ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 12 May 2012, 10:25:16 PM
usually do that on final day, do the build up on one channel but show the 2nd match on another channel
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:06:08 PM
I feel I am in the correct thread to ask this s*** question, it's daft etc, what happens if say the Man United V Mackems game is called off tomorrow due to too many quaver packets on the pitch/waterlogged/other excuses.

Very unlikely, I know.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:08:32 PM
I feel I am in the correct thread to ask this s*** question, it's daft etc, what happens if say the Man United V Mackems game is called off tomorrow due to too many quaver packets on the pitch/waterlogged/other excuses.

Very unlikely, I know.
well i'm awaiting an answer to a similar TWO f***ing POSTS ABOVE!!!!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Steggy on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:10:25 PM
just wondering what would happen if a game on the last day of the season if postponed for whatever reason, waterlogged pitch perhaps? anybody know?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:12:15 PM
I'd imagine they'd replay it during the middle of the week or whenever they could. Only similar case would have been the Liverpool Arsenal title decider in 89 when they played it after the FA cup final
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:14:58 PM
I'd imagine they'd replay it during the middle of the week or whenever they could. Only similar case would have been the Liverpool Arsenal title decider in 89 when they played it after the FA cup final
they were playing each other though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:15:03 PM
I feel I am in the correct thread to ask this s*** question, it's daft etc, what happens if say the Man United V Mackems game is called off tomorrow due to too many quaver packets on the pitch/waterlogged/other excuses.

Very unlikely, I know.
well i'm awaiting an answer to a similar TWO f***ing POSTS ABOVE!!!!

Wouldn't of thought anyone would ask this question, hence why I went straight to quick reply and clicked post :lol:

Let's just wait and see who responds, it looks like Steggy is also in the same boat, proving a popular question.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:17:15 PM
I'd imagine they'd replay it during the middle of the week or whenever they could. Only similar case would have been the Liverpool Arsenal title decider in 89 when they played it after the FA cup final
they were playing each other though.
aye but the game was scheduled to take place in April but along came Hillsborough and the only time they could place it was then
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Realist on Saturday 12 May 2012, 11:21:33 PM
Does anyone find managerial win % records interesting? For instance, according to Wiki, Sir Bobby's fantastic time in charge of us being a 46.66% and Souness' hell with 44.82%. Gullit's ill-fated spell in charge at 34.61% compared to Partyin' with Pardy a mere 8% higher win %. Obviously there's more to it than just % but it's just interesting that such a small % can cause such a stark contrast in managerial careers and how their time in charge is percieved.

Just me? Okay. :okay:
Managerial win % has been kind of useless in my opinion.  I feel they should publish % of possible points won since it tells a better story. Extreme example but a team could draw all 38 games and (likely) stay up, all with a win % of 0%.  Or win 10, lose the rest and go down with a win % of 26%.   I know which manager (assuming I had no other choice) I'd rather have had. 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 13 May 2012, 05:05:40 AM
Yeahh. That's why I find it so interesting. How opinions of managers can fluctuate so much despite such similar/deceptive win %'s. Hence it being in the daft questions, as it shouldnt' be as interesting as I find it. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Tuesday 15 May 2012, 04:30:45 AM
When did players start wearing ankle tape or who was the first?

Also has anyone noticed a few players wearing white socks with black dots on them over their football socks recently, any idea what are those about?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 10:26:21 PM
Does Mark Knopfler like football and if he does , is he a Newcastle fan?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 10:48:21 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 10:57:11 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3i9l9ww2u1ql8dh3.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:17:24 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:
might not be too bad an idea with a few modifications. naturally we'd only want the best players so thats our team plus sessegnon and then keeping everything even and 50-50, keep the Newcastle united from our name and the football club from theirs. keep the black stripes from our kit and the white stripes from theirs and best all round to have the ground near the better transport links, whichever city has them.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:20:03 PM
His wiki says born in Glasgow but his origins are Newcastle.

Lived in Blyth and went to a school in Gosforth.

Nowt about footy. Probably doesn't care as he's got drugs, sex, and rock'n'roll to occupy himself with :shifty:
and don't fall for the old guff about dire straits being a geordie band as they were formed in london with 2 from newcastle and 2 from leicester.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:21:20 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:
might not be too bad an idea with a few modifications. naturally we'd only want the best players so thats our team plus sessegnon and then keeping everything even and 50-50, keep the Newcastle united from our name and the football club from theirs. keep the black stripes from our kit and the white stripes from theirs and best all round to have the ground near the better transport links, whichever city has them.

 :saylor: It's on then (really didn't think it'd be that easy, but you make a good case  :bluestar:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:39:05 PM
When I was a kid, my grandad told me on April Fools Day that it was in the paper that Newcastle and sunderland were merging, I cried all morning until he put me out my misery. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 16 May 2012, 11:45:35 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/20518910.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 17 May 2012, 04:31:52 AM
When did players start wearing ankle tape or who was the first?

Also has anyone noticed a few players wearing white socks with black dots on them over their football socks recently, any idea what are those about?

Couldn't give you an exact date on the first one, but probably started around the time when velcro stopped being used on shinguards, sometime after 2000 I think, that's when I got my first good pair of shinguards.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 22 May 2012, 02:04:17 PM
mourinho has now won titles in portugal, england, italy & spain - has any other manager equalled or bettered this?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 22 May 2012, 02:12:02 PM
Why don't we just merge with Sunderland into a "megaclub" for the North East region?  :yikes:

Think about it, one huge 100 thousand seater stadium with the new club playing in Black and Red Stripes  :yikes:

North East Land United FC  :cheesy:

My question is; Why couldn't this happen?

Makes perfect sense :whistle:

 :bluestar:
might not be too bad an idea with a few modifications. naturally we'd only want the best players so thats our team plus sessegnon and then keeping everything even and 50-50, keep the Newcastle united from our name and the football club from theirs. keep the black stripes from our kit and the white stripes from theirs and best all round to have the ground near the better transport links, whichever city has them.



So we annex Sunderland. Its brilliant
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ocho on Tuesday 22 May 2012, 02:53:03 PM
mourinho has now won titles in portugal, england, italy & spain - has any other manager equalled or bettered this?

Trapattoni has won titles in four different countries (Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria) and according to his wiki, 3 others have achieved the same feat as well - Ernst Happel, Bela Guttmann, and Tomislav Ivic.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 27 May 2012, 11:25:06 PM
when did boca turn from blue and yellow to yellow and blue ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Anderson on Monday 28 May 2012, 02:30:00 AM
when did boca turn from blue and yellow to yellow and blue ?

Away kit, no?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Smal on Monday 28 May 2012, 02:57:10 AM
Also has anyone noticed a few players wearing white socks with black dots on them over their football socks recently, any idea what are those about?

I have socks that go over my football socks, but they don't have dots on.
http://www.prodirectsoccer.com/Products/Pro-Direct-MetaSox-Football-Elite-Sport-Sock-Soccer-Sock-White-35299.aspx (http://www.prodirectsoccer.com/Products/Pro-Direct-MetaSox-Football-Elite-Sport-Sock-Soccer-Sock-White-35299.aspx)

Matt Jarvis uses the same ones!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 28 May 2012, 08:19:55 AM
when did boca turn from blue and yellow to yellow and blue ?

Away kit, no?

Home team wears change kit in Arg aye.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: clintdempsey on Monday 28 May 2012, 08:42:06 AM
Just saw the posts regarding managers' win %. Take away our European games under Souness and he's left with a win percentage of 35,8%. Seems to be more in line with the reality of his tenure IMO.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 31 May 2012, 10:55:34 AM
Was there a thread devoted to those tehTrunk videos?  If so can somebody link me as I can't find it?

Turns out my mate works with him so wanted to direct his attention to the thread.  My mate didn't know anyone was into the videos.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 31 May 2012, 05:46:25 PM
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php?topic=64199.0
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 31 May 2012, 06:54:07 PM
Ah mint, thanks Dave.  Apparently the BBC approached him to do some bits for them so he made a start, never heard from them again then noticed they'd totally ripped him off and made their own version.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jack Flash on Saturday 9 June 2012, 03:46:31 PM
"There is a genuine spirit here that was sadly absent in 2009 - witness the post-match exchange between Nolan and Williamson.

Despite the most incredible of comebacks, the centre half looked inconsolable and his captain failed to rouse him. Never mind grinning, glad-handing opposition players, swapping shirts or arranging nights out, the sort of reaction Williamson showed was sadly lacking two seasons ago. I just never believed Owen was bothered."


What actually happened with this? Was Williamson upset with how he played or just emotional at the comeback?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Sunday 10 June 2012, 09:59:11 PM
After a tournament like Euro 2012, what happens to all the balls used during the matches ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jimburst on Monday 11 June 2012, 11:00:19 AM
:lol: Great question. I presume they're given to charity or something.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 16 June 2012, 06:22:54 PM
Why is our 5-0 loss to Spurs missing from the season review 11/12 DVD?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Saturday 16 June 2012, 06:30:32 PM
Was an ESPN game, I know last year they couldn't get the rights for the Stevenage game on ESPN and just had 3 or 4 action shots from Flickr :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Saturday 16 June 2012, 07:45:34 PM
Was an ESPN game, I know last year they couldn't get the rights for the Stevenage game on ESPN and just had 3 or 4 action shots from Flickr :lol:

So? It's still a PL game :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Saturday 16 June 2012, 08:21:56 PM
How uncomfortable must Cech's headgear be when it rains?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 16 June 2012, 09:40:46 PM
Why is our 5-0 loss to Spurs missing from the season review 11/12 DVD?

Is it? :lol: Tbf I was at that game and have no desire to see it again.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:09:40 PM
Was an ESPN game, I know last year they couldn't get the rights for the Stevenage game on ESPN and just had 3 or 4 action shots from Flickr :lol:

Brighton ESPN game is on....
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:10:54 PM
Yeah, they had all our other ESPN coverage on last year's too. Just assumed they couldn't quite afford all of it or something :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:18:21 PM
f***ing pitiful that like. I know we got battered but it's still a part of the season. We went though a little run of bad results including that game but bounced back to win six in a row.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:35:05 PM
f*** me, I watched it the other day and never realised. Ahahahah  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:36:40 PM
Can't believe they didn't buy the rights for the Stevenage game last year either.

They've got a right cheek charging a tenner for these DVDs considering the effort put into making them.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 16 June 2012, 10:36:53 PM
Awful day.

Me and me dad were on holiday in a bar full of Yids. Was horrible man :(

Knew i shouldn't have worn my Toon shirt that day :(
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Alan_Shearer on Monday 18 June 2012, 12:51:24 AM
Was just watching this Shearer vs Keane footage, how come they were calling St James' Park the Sports Direct Arena all the way back then?!?!

alan shearer vs roy keane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyg2wofOp3E#)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AliGupter on Monday 18 June 2012, 12:55:30 AM
Are you taking the p*ss?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Anderson on Monday 18 June 2012, 12:55:32 AM
What? :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 18 June 2012, 12:57:38 AM
because thats the pre-match build-up from this season with a recap of the 01/02 game.   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:08:01 AM
The f*** is this. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:10:39 AM
Leaving that up for sheer stupidity.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:13:04 AM
Leaving that up for sheer stupidity.

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:15:27 AM
 :papiss:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:38:48 AM
I think it's the real Shearer.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:40:13 AM
Was just watching this Shearer vs Keane footage, how come they were calling St James' Park the Sports Direct Arena all the way back then?!?!

alan shearer vs roy keane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyg2wofOp3E#)

More to the point how can Roy Keane be at St. James' when he was clearly in Poland earlier doing coverage for ITV?!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 18 June 2012, 01:43:41 AM
Same goes for Gary Neville tbh.

And Shearer.
Title: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 18 June 2012, 06:30:16 PM
Does anyone know if Lee Ryder has a brother?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 18 June 2012, 06:31:59 PM
Does anyone know if Lee Ryder has a brother?

You after a date like?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: S.S.R. on Monday 18 June 2012, 06:33:02 PM
BBC pundit, ITV pundit, English assistant and French coach all in one shot there. Feels like yesterday when they were all playing.
Title: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 18 June 2012, 06:45:44 PM
Does anyone know if Lee Ryder has a brother?

You after a date like?

:lol:

Well Someone on here said he lives near the Quays at North Shields, well I get the shields ferry everyday to work and someone works in the ferry who looks the split double of Ryder.....
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: antz1uk on Monday 18 June 2012, 09:12:19 PM
why are loads of the Croatia players wearing blue sticky plasters? not noticed any other trams covering tattoos up or anything
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 18 June 2012, 09:12:46 PM
why are loads of the Croatia players wearing blue sticky plasters? not noticed any other trams covering tattoos up or anything

Is it not them things Gazza Bale wears to stop injuries?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: antz1uk on Monday 18 June 2012, 09:17:13 PM
just got an answer in wiki answers


Kinesio tape. It gives support and stability to muscles and joints without affecting circulation or range of motion which is a lot better compared to the more basic taping procedures.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 June 2012, 09:26:40 PM
Brought to you by the makers of the world-renowned Snake OilTM and the ever popular Chocolate FireguardTM.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Monday 18 June 2012, 09:49:41 PM
Brought to you by the makers of the world-renowned Snake OilTM and the ever popular Chocolate FireguardTM.
:pardsgrin:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Monday 25 June 2012, 11:26:05 PM
When a player is subsitituted on, are they allowed to immediately take set pieces?

I'm sure they can but I seem to rememember Santon coming on for us on his first game (at SJP against Spus I think) and he wasnt allowed to take a throw in
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 25 June 2012, 11:35:39 PM
When a player is subsitituted on, are they allowed to immediately take set pieces?

I'm sure they can but I seem to rememember Santon coming on for us on his first game (at SJP against Spus I think) and he wasnt allowed to take a throw in

What? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 26 June 2012, 01:02:12 AM
The daftest question ever? :lol:
Title: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 26 June 2012, 04:52:48 AM
When a player is subsitituted on, are they allowed to immediately take set pieces?

I'm sure they can but I seem to rememember Santon coming on for us on his first game (at SJP against Spus I think) and he wasnt allowed to take a throw in

It's a slight technicality but a substitute cannot take a throw-in until they have stepped onto the pitch to be officially become a player in the game.....but all he has to do is sub-in, step onto the field and then step off to take the throw-in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheHoob on Wednesday 27 June 2012, 11:35:38 PM
Talking about Super Mario never missing a pen in the pub today.

Has The Big Sho' ever missed one for us?
Title: Re: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 27 June 2012, 11:56:34 PM
Talking about Super Mario never missing a pen in the pub today.

Has The Big Sho' ever missed one for us?

Once in a friendly (against Bray Wanderers), never competitively.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 27 June 2012, 11:58:14 PM
He's never taken a competitive penalty away from St. James Park, though. Which is really strange. He's scored 8 or 9, all at home.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: The Bard of Byker on Thursday 28 June 2012, 02:43:22 AM
Still can't believe Ba took that last one at the derby.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: timeEd32 on Thursday 28 June 2012, 03:36:54 AM
Still can't believe Ba took that last one at the derby.

Me either. I was stunned.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 28 June 2012, 10:58:42 AM
whatever happened to robert fleck's son at rangers who was gonna be a world beater?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Thursday 28 June 2012, 07:18:21 PM
whatever happened to robert fleck's son nephew John at rangers who was gonna be a world beater?

Still there I think. Loaned to Blackpool last season for a bit.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Thursday 28 June 2012, 08:38:37 PM
whatever happened to robert fleck's son nephew John at rangers who was gonna be a world beater?

Still there I think. Loaned to Blackpool last season for a bit.

Free agent after being released because of a bust-up with McCoist, says Wiki
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 30 June 2012, 02:12:01 PM
Is this the first time in the PL that NUFC have started the season already in the top half? Alphabetically we're 9th out of 20.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 30 June 2012, 02:19:11 PM
Is this the first time in the PL that NUFC have started the season already in the top half? Alphabetically we're 9th out of 20.

aye probably.  In the 90's Merlin sticker books we were always second half.  Halfway (with the forms for applying for required stickers etc) used to be between Everton and Leeds.  I know I'm such a saddo for remembering this.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ketsbaia on Saturday 30 June 2012, 02:25:57 PM
Also, there's no 'B' teams this year, whilst there are 8 in the Championship.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 June 2012, 02:38:20 PM
:lol: and I thought I was a dull b******
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 30 June 2012, 02:53:48 PM
How did Riquelme and Adriano fall so quickly from the very top?

Riquelme especially was absolutely class in the 2006 World Cup. He got substituted against Germany, who then went on to beat Argentina and Riquelme just seemed to completely vanish off the face of the planet after that. I know he went back to South America, but what happened? It's more mysterious than this whole Torres losing his form thing. 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:05:36 PM
adriano was/is a fat mess and did riquelme ever actually reach the top?  he took the p*ss out of us @ sjp i seem to recall but he never fit in at barca and other than a decent spell at villareal he's done nowt has he?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:06:39 PM
Adriano is a Brazilian who got a big contract.

Riqqy just wanted to go home iirc, and for the most part, has done well in Argentina since.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:10:28 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:11:33 PM
adriano was outrageous for parma like, a f***ing toure de force (sp)

soon as he hit inter full time (50/50 contract prior) he went to ratshit...who knows why?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:13:25 PM
adriano was outrageous for parma like, a f***ing toure de force (sp)

soon as he hit inter full time (50/50 contract prior) he went to ratshit...who knows why?

He'd made his money plus he is knocks about with highly shady characters which probably doesn't help his cause.

(http://hoops.sports.ws/media/team/386ca63efb13ebc98a5a33a30cf0b6db.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:14:08 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is

He did cut it in Europe though. He was absolutely class for Vilarreal or do they not count?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:18:53 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is

He did cut it in Europe though. He was absolutely class for Vilarreal or do they not count?

question was how did they fall from the very top, my argument is riquelme never got there
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:22:00 PM
Adriano was massively close to his Dad and his death hit him really hard apparently. Around the time he went off the rails.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:22:26 PM
same question, did veron fall from the very top?  i'd argue not myself?  i'd argue (like riquelme & adriano) he moved to certain clubs for massive fees and didn't entirely justify them...while at the same time being full of ability
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:24:53 PM
Veron was brilliant for Parma and Lazio.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:27:52 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is

He did cut it in Europe though. He was absolutely class for Vilarreal or do they not count?

question was how did they fall from the very top, my argument is riquelme never got there

It's obviously totally subjective but I totally disagree. You don't have a team more or less built round playing for Argentina if you're not at the very top.

Veron has just retired btw. Wouldn't see he "fell from the top", more that he made a couple of poor moves and went home to fulfil a dream.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:32:04 PM
You don't have a team more or less built round playing for

that works for say xavi for say the last 4- 6 years but more or less noone else in world football imo...you could "build a team" around me, if they consistently fail it means f*** all imo dude
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:33:00 PM
Veron was brilliant for Parma and Lazio.

right, but were either "the very top" at the time? again i'd argue not
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:35:49 PM
Riquelme was arguably the best player at World Cup 2006. I think you can say that that's the top.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:45:54 PM
Riquelme was arguably the best player at World Cup 2006. I think you can say that that's the top.

agreed (http://www.fansfc.com/UploadedImages/Players/NickyButt_633571754914375000.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:49:03 PM
That proves nothing really. Nicky Butt, despite being terrible in the latter part of his career got to the top playing for Man United, like it or not.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cheshire Mag on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:50:14 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is

:lol: :lol: :lol: Class.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:55:11 PM
That proves nothing really. Nicky Butt, despite being terrible in the latter part of his career got to the top playing for Man United, like it or not.

so it all depends on what you consider "the top" then, shocker
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:55:55 PM
Veron was brilliant for Parma and Lazio.

right, but were either "the very top" at the time? again i'd argue not

He won Serie A for Lazio when it was technically the best league in Europe (on coefficients). He wasn't just a player there either, he was the key player in that side.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 30 June 2012, 03:56:06 PM
Playing as captain in the final of Copa Libertadores for Boca Juniors is falling off the planet/doing nowt these days? Well I never.

soz captain travels, but in professional football terms it pretty much is aye

don't cut it in europe no-one wants to know, not saying it's right just saying it is

:lol: :lol: :lol: Class.

:pokerface:

Title: Re: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 30 June 2012, 05:10:55 PM
same question, did veron fall from the very top?  i'd argue not myself?  i'd argue (like riquelme & adriano) he moved to certain clubs for massive fees and didn't entirely justify them...while at the same time being full of ability
Veron was f***ing fantastic at Lazio.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Thursday 5 July 2012, 03:09:03 PM
Exactly what is it with Everton and their love for the Scottish/Rangers?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 5 July 2012, 03:15:13 PM
Scottish managers?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:49:56 AM
When was the last time we were as high as ninth in the alphabetical league?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: S.S.R. on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:58:31 AM
Exactly what is it with Everton and their love for the Scottish/Rangers?

It'd be us, but our road to Scotland is so s****, it's actually easier to get to Liverpool from Glasgow.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Recoba on Saturday 7 July 2012, 11:02:00 AM
Exactly what is it with Everton and their love for the Scottish/Rangers?

Moyes and before him Walter Smith, both Scots.

Lawrie Sanchez tried to do the same thing with Fulham, but it shockingly turns out the Northern Ireland team cannot compete in the Premiership.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:01:02 PM
What is the link between Jonas and Spiderman?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:05:59 PM
What is the link between Jonas and Spiderman?

(http://i.imgur.com/FIsob.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:20:04 PM
He's was only nicknamed Spiderman because of the mask iirc. Does he just proper love Spiderman and it's as simple as that?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Realist on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:21:15 PM
He was also bitten by a radioactive spider.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:21:49 PM
He's was only nicknamed Spiderman because of the mask iirc. Does he just proper love Spiderman and it's as simple as that?
Was some kid who asked him to do it, so he did. If I remember correctly
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Si on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:21:54 PM
He's was only nicknamed Spiderman because of the mask iirc. Does he just proper love Spiderman and it's as simple as that?

How more complicated can it get?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:23:54 PM
You say that like it's completely normal :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Si on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:25:35 PM
You say that like it's completely normal :lol:

Well he's not wearing the Spiderman mask because his mother was killed by the Green Goblin and it reminds him of his eternal quest for vengeance   :lol:
Title: Re: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:28:27 PM
You say that like it's completely normal :lol:

Well he's not wearing the Spiderman mask because his mother was killed by the Green Goblin and it reminds him of his eternal quest for vengeance   :lol:

I was just wondering which came first really, the nickname or the celebration.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:29:32 PM
Imagine being in the crowd when he first did it. I wouldn't know what to do with myself.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: healthyaddiction on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:35:56 PM
I seem to remember that he went to go watch spiderman and there was a kid and his dad there who he chatted to and he said he'd put on a spiderman mask if he scored that week.  Lo and behold he scored and so he whipped out the mask and wore it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 7 July 2012, 10:43:38 PM
Speaking of Jonas, Im watching the season review and f*** everyone tbh. I absolutely love him.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stephen927 on Sunday 8 July 2012, 12:06:12 PM
The nickname also comes from his running style.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 8 July 2012, 12:10:22 PM
Imagine being in the crowd when he first did it. I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

Against Barnsley? Or when he was at Mallorca?

Was f***ing class at SJP like; one of my favourite little moments ever at the game.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 8 July 2012, 12:11:48 PM
I was really annoyed he didnt do it against Peterborough like, was sure it was going to be his only goal for us
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 8 July 2012, 12:13:42 PM
I was really annoyed he didnt do it against Peterborough like, was sure it was going to be his only goal for us

Ha aye. Was so random that; still don't quite understand why he didn't celebrate. Something about rumours about him leaving - never really made sense.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 8 July 2012, 12:15:07 PM
I presumed he just forgot to put it in his sock or whatever
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 8 July 2012, 04:02:27 PM
From afer the game:

Quote
Gutiérrez said: "I left it in the changing room because I have read something in the newspapers that I didn't like about me, that I want to leave Newcastle, so I didn't want to celebrate because it's not true. I am happy at Newcastle and I want to be here next year. I want to be here next year in the Premier League and nothing else.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Sunday 8 July 2012, 04:15:28 PM
From afer the game:

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Gutiérrez said: "I left it in the changing room because I have read something in the newspapers that I didn't like about me, that I want to leave Newcastle, so I didn't want to celebrate because it's not true. I am happy at Newcastle and I want to be here next year. I want to be here next year in the Premier League and nothing else.
Most confusing explanation ever. 'I didn't celebrate because I wanted to show people I love it here.' :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 8 July 2012, 04:19:50 PM
:lol: In his defence, some of our fans would've twisted it into a body language extravaganza tbf. 'Look at that celebration, clearly his farewell. Judas c***.'
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 8 July 2012, 05:46:09 PM
Aye, as nonsensical as i remembered it then.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 8 July 2012, 05:47:13 PM
Tbf he didn't look arsed the first few months in the Championship.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sophie S on Monday 16 July 2012, 11:19:14 PM
Why is the manager actually called gaffer? Isn't that the guy doing the lighting on film and theater?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Monday 16 July 2012, 11:24:08 PM
Manager is supposed to keep everything together like gaffer tape?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: FrenchWilliam on Wednesday 18 July 2012, 07:44:36 AM
Was the league cup sponsored by Capital One last season? Showing the Liverpool result here seems to suggest it was: http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup (http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup)

Didn't realise it had changed.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Wednesday 18 July 2012, 03:27:30 PM
Was the league cup sponsored by Capital One last season? Showing the Liverpool result here seems to suggest it was: http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup (http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup)

Didn't realise it had changed.

Was changed on May 31st, they've probably just changed everything on the website to call it that retrospectively
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 18 July 2012, 03:30:01 PM
Was the league cup sponsored by Capital One last season? Showing the Liverpool result here seems to suggest it was: http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup (http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup)

Didn't realise it had changed.

It was called the Coca Cola Cup by Pardew last season :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 18 July 2012, 03:37:12 PM
Was the league cup sponsored by Capital One last season? Showing the Liverpool result here seems to suggest it was: http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup (http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/CapitalOneCup)

Didn't realise it had changed.

It was called the Coca Cola Cup by Pardew last season :lol:
i still call it the league cup. everyone knows what you're talking about unlike keeping up with the latest sponsor which can be mistaken for one of those comps only for the lower leagues.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Wednesday 18 July 2012, 03:56:42 PM
so calling it the milk cup would be outdated?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Thursday 26 July 2012, 07:02:46 PM
When did we last have a player sent off at home?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Thursday 26 July 2012, 07:06:18 PM
When did we last have a player sent off at home?

Raylor v Bolton ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Thursday 26 July 2012, 07:07:27 PM
When did we last have a player sent off at home?

Raylor v Bolton ?

Probably, aye. Was at that.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 30 July 2012, 01:29:51 PM
This might have been asked before, but has a situation ever arisen where one team has finished ahead of another alphabetically?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Shaun on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 09:42:14 AM
Has Xisco played any part in pre-season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 09:52:17 AM
Does anyone know when that clapping rhythm started? You know which one I mean on matchdays, can remember it since I was a bairn, just wondering if anyone knows anything else about it, the history of the clap, etc?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:34:41 AM
You say that like it's completely normal :lol:

Well he's not wearing the Spiderman mask because his mother was killed by the Green Goblin and it reminds him of his eternal quest for vengeance   :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jordan on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11:25:12 AM
Has Xisco played any part in pre-season?
Nah, wish he'd get a chance but clearly something is up with him be it attitude or just not good enough.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11:50:20 AM
Why is the manager actually called gaffer? Isn't that the guy doing the lighting on film and theater?

Gets used across all sorts of lines of work to describe a boss or gov.


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In colloquial British English gaffer means a foreman, and is used as a synonym for "boss". In the UK, the term is also commonly used to refer to sports coaches (football, rugby, etc.).

The term is also sometimes used colloquially to refer to an old man, an elderly rustic. The word is probably a shortening of "godfather", with "ga" from association with "grandfather". The female equivalent was "gammer", which came to colloquially refer to an old lady or gossip.[2]

In 16th century English a "gaffer" was a man who was the head of any organized group of labourers.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 03:02:19 PM
Does anyone know when that clapping rhythm started? You know which one I mean on matchdays, can remember it since I was a bairn, just wondering if anyone knows anything else about it, the history of the clap, etc?

Clapclap clapclap clapclapclapclapclap? Only noticed that in the last few years actually, would quite like to know this as well.

Anyone else know when some of the other chants started as well? The likes of 'Toon, Toon, black & white army' and the Geordie boot boys one in particular.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 03:05:35 PM
Does anyone know when that clapping rhythm started? You know which one I mean on matchdays, can remember it since I was a bairn, just wondering if anyone knows anything else about it, the history of the clap, etc?

Clapclap clapclap clapclapclapclapclap? Only noticed that in the last few years actually, would quite like to know this as well.

Anyone else know when some of the other chants started as well? The likes of 'Toon, Toon, black & white army' and the Geordie boot boys one in particular.

Stole it off Celtic a few years ago iirc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 03:41:53 PM
Always thought it started for Luque :lol:

Do goalkeepers have to choose one side r the other for goal kicks? Ive seen keepers take them from the centre of the 6 yard box and thought they were just being naughty and that the ref wouldnt notice
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 03:42:41 PM
Always thought it started for Luque :lol:

Do goalkeepers have to choose one side r the other for goal kicks? Ive seen keepers take them from the centre of the 6 yard box and thought they were just being naughty and that the ref wouldnt notice

They can take it from wherever they want inside the 6 yard box.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 03:44:08 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Monday 13 August 2012, 12:20:34 PM
Could an outfield player choose #1 if it wasn't taken or wanted by the keeper/s?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Realist on Monday 13 August 2012, 12:25:05 PM
Could an outfield player choose #1 if it wasn't taken or wanted by the keeper/s?
Interesting.  I can't imagine the convention being broken up but in Great Britain yes, in Spain no, if all three keeper positions are used on a roster. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squad_number_%28association_football%29#In_club_football (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squad_number_%28association_football%29#In_club_football)

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In the Spanish La Liga players in the A-squad (maximum 25 players, including a maximum of three goalkeepers) must wear a number between 1–25. Goalkeepers must wear either 1, 13 or 25.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 13 August 2012, 12:26:21 PM
I looked this up not too long ago, and can remember reading somewhere that Argentina used to number their players alphabetically, meaning Ardilles was number 1.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Monday 13 August 2012, 12:46:11 PM
I looked this up not too long ago, and can remember reading somewhere that Argentina used to number their players alphabetically, meaning Ardilles was number 1.

Ardilles wore number 1 in the 1982 world cup...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LJA0210 on Monday 13 August 2012, 12:50:44 PM
didnt mexico do it too when Campo used to wear No.9
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 06:08:53 PM
Who's got the best moniker in football?

Christian 'Onion' Rodriguez has got to be up there.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 06:15:46 PM
 :jonas:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 17 August 2012, 08:36:19 PM
Ligue 1 has an official youtube channel now that shows highlights and goals from every match. Is there any reason we cannot post these videos here? Is there an reason England cannot do this?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Friday 17 August 2012, 08:39:15 PM
Who's got the best moniker in football?

Christian 'Onion' Rodriguez has got to be up there.

Christian "El Hobbit" Bermúdez
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/-wf3TIUZCNgM/SGpZUQKsqLI/AAAAAAAAACg/trQkhXihvKA/Christian%252520Bermudez.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Friday 17 August 2012, 08:44:12 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Friday 17 August 2012, 08:47:43 PM
Ligue 1 has an official youtube channel now that shows highlights and goals from every match. Is there any reason we cannot post these videos here? Is there an reason England cannot do this?

No.

Money.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Tuesday 21 August 2012, 05:37:40 PM
probably been asked a million times before, but i couldnt find anything using the search function.

whats the diffference between the Platinum Club, Bar 1892 and the Sports Bar? and what do i get there that i wouldn't get in my normal seat, except a better view? thinking of paying the extra fiver for the europa league match next week.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: womblemaster on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 12:03:58 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19279583 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19279583)

wh y is this being played on a weds?  is there going to be one game a week on a weds from now on?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 12:04:58 PM
Chelsea have to play the European Super Cup this weekend.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 12:05:25 PM
Quote from: BBC
...against Reading on Wednesday, a fixture brought forward from the first weekend of September due to Chelsea's involvement in the UEFA Super Cup a week on Friday

Helps if you actually read the article ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 10:07:10 PM
Can someone sort this out :

How the hell did Ivanovic's suspension get served in the reserves? ridiculous

I didn't even think there were reserves anymore now there is the under 21's league, which he couldn't even play in (probably wrong and some s*** rule about 3 overage players)

If I'm true that Ivanovic can't even play for this team, how can he been suspended from it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 10:09:18 PM
Already found out from trusty wiki:

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The Professional Development League is open to players in the under-21 age group or younger, but each team sheet may contain the names of one overage goalkeeper and three overage outfield players

What a joke that Ivanovic got away with not being suspended for 3 PL games. Infuriating.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 10:24:58 PM
Chelsea have to play the European Super Cup this weekend.

Great, seeing as they play us too ;D
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 10:27:44 PM
Super Cup ain't til the 31st.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 24 August 2012, 08:51:16 AM
Can you slam a window shut?  Ive only ever heard the phrase "slammed the door shut"

Should it really be called the Transfer Door?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Friday 24 August 2012, 09:43:23 AM
i'd say you can slam a window shut
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SweMatt on Friday 24 August 2012, 09:51:59 AM
probably been asked a million times before, but i couldnt find anything using the search function.

whats the diffference between the Platinum Club, Bar 1892 and the Sports Bar? and what do i get there that i wouldn't get in my normal seat, except a better view? thinking of paying the extra fiver for the europa league match next week.
They're just about the same, just in different locations. You'll have some more space (including seating) in the bar at half time but that's about it.
Atmosphere is terrible, no singing etc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:39:43 AM
Who won Goal of the Season in the year of the Albert chip vs Man Utd?

I don't know why the goal hasn't got a bigger reputation, basically.

- He's a CB
- Lobbing the goalkeeper from that distance is more difficult than lobbing from range (as there are fewer projectile paths which work)
- It was against Schmeichel (not some two-bob goalkeeper); and
- It rubber-stamped the humiliation of Man Utd
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:50:22 AM
Beckham?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:52:39 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goal_of_the_Season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goal_of_the_Season)

Trevor Sinclair's absolute beast of an overhead kick won it in 96/97...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:52:46 AM
Le tissier for Southampton, the next week in a 6-2. The we cant see each other shirt nonsense.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:58:30 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goal_of_the_Season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goal_of_the_Season)

Trevor Sinclair's absolute beast of an overhead kick won it in 96/97...

Ah. Fair enough. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 25 August 2012, 11:59:11 AM
"Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1996-97" on YouTube shows all 10 contenders...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 25 August 2012, 12:10:28 PM
Some canny goals on that list. Still reckon Bergkamps against us is a bit overrated. Still an excellent goal nonetheless
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Sunday 26 August 2012, 10:25:40 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 26 August 2012, 11:03:37 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 26 August 2012, 11:18:17 PM
I reckon Casillas started it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 26 August 2012, 11:23:10 PM
I reckon Casillas started it.

(http://www.iffhs-media.de/9-b/9-Goalkeeper-1994-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 26 August 2012, 11:30:19 PM
I knew someone would do that :lol: Casillas was the one that instantly popped into my head when the question was raised.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 27 August 2012, 12:03:34 AM
I knew someone would do that :lol: Casillas was the one that instantly popped into my head when the question was raised.

Nah, I reckon he probably popularised it along with Barthez and global warning.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Monday 27 August 2012, 12:07:28 AM
Barthez, knew there was a more obvious one!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Monday 27 August 2012, 12:08:38 AM
Buffon does it as well
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: KDT on Monday 27 August 2012, 12:09:32 AM
Gianluca Pagliuca is the first I can remember, obviously Campos was before him but I was a bit young for USA 94
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:09:32 AM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:36:27 AM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Maybe I'm immensely gullible then :lol: My memory's got it linked to Lionel Perez for some reason and an actual ref saying it. Ah, now I see where I went wrong.

 :okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MKSC on Monday 27 August 2012, 10:50:53 AM
I've always done it when playing in goal, right back to when I was playing as a kid. I guess I started it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Monday 27 August 2012, 11:47:50 AM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?
Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
That was what I always thought too. I have just seen it more and more and yesterday, I saw a goalkeeper in League 1 with short sleeves and it led me to ask the question.
Does that mean that there was never a law after all ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Monday 27 August 2012, 12:10:57 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:05:00 PM
Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
It should be, but I am becoming less trusting of the officials to spot even the most obvious things.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:06:51 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
not in the days when keepers rarely wore gloves. imagine that eh kids ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:09:21 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
not in the days when keepers rarely wore gloves. imagine that eh kids ?

I started out as our schools GK, no gloves and f*** me the ball stung like you couldn't imagine. Even when we did get gloves, they were the ones with patches that were like tyre treads. When they got wet it was like wearing rubber knickers on your hands.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: henke on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:11:20 PM
Barthez, knew there was a more obvious one!

Didn't Barthez go through a phase of cutting the lower sleeves off with scissors at half time? Or am i on acid again.

I'm sure he did. Because i can remember a commentator, way back when, saying how it was against the laws of the game for a keeper to have short sleeves.

 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:16:05 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
not in the days when keepers rarely wore gloves. imagine that eh kids ?

I started out as our schools GK, no gloves and f*** me the ball stung like you couldn't imagine. Even when we did get gloves, they were the ones with patches that were like tyre treads. When they got wet it was like wearing rubber knickers on your hands.
aye, i think it was sepp maier who made the wearing of gloves at all times fashionable for keepers.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Monday 27 August 2012, 01:30:02 PM
When did it become acceptable for goalkeepers to wear short sleeve shirts ?

Thought it wasn't cos the ref can't tell whose hand is up in a crowd. Who's got away with it?
I was always told that and believed it. Never crossed my mind that keepers rolled their sleeves up all the time.

Wouldn't the big white glove be a tell tale sign?
not in the days when keepers rarely wore gloves. imagine that eh kids ?

You'll be telling us they didn't wear illuminous green boots next.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 30 August 2012, 11:39:44 AM
is the league cup draw after wolves tonight?

is uefa cup group stage draw tomorrow?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 30 August 2012, 11:42:27 AM
is the league cup draw after wolves tonight?

is uefa cup group stage draw tomorrow?

Yes/Yes
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 30 August 2012, 11:53:02 AM
cheers
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:18:18 PM
how are man city up to 2nd pot in the CL draw? they were 4 last year and went out in the group stage
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:18:57 PM
how are man city up to 2nd pot in the CL draw? they were 4 last year and went out in the group stage

It's based on there record in recent seasons so their coefficient must be quite good.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:19:35 PM
Surely winning the league has something to do with it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:20:04 PM
forgot about uefa cup run too last season. what did they do the year before?

dortmund are still pot 4 and went out in the group stage
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:20:15 PM
isnt it just european record?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:51:50 PM
Yup, you get x amount of points depending on what league you're from then the rest is based on recent European performance.

Whens the league cup draw?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:53:06 PM
Whens the league cup draw?

he just asked that too  :lol:

tonight after Northampton-Wolves.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Friday 31 August 2012, 01:27:30 PM
Which is the best thread to read : 'Rumours in the Press' or 'Thoughts on the Transfer Window' ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 31 August 2012, 01:28:28 PM
None of them  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Friday 31 August 2012, 01:34:19 PM
None of them  :lol:
:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TRC on Monday 10 September 2012, 01:56:50 PM
Which shop is cheapest for our top? En route to the metro and I hate shopping
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Monday 10 September 2012, 02:23:20 PM
Which shop is cheapest for our top? En route to the metro and I hate shopping

i'd assume Mike's discount emporium
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Tuesday 11 September 2012, 07:50:36 PM
Does anyone check Newcastle fixtures before committing to responding to social events? :blush:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Boy on Tuesday 11 September 2012, 07:52:19 PM
Does anyone not?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 15 September 2012, 07:23:09 PM
In a situation like that in the mackems-racists match: there are 3 minutes added on, the clock's showing 93:30 and it's a goal kick.

Why does the ref always wait for the goalkeeper to take the goal kick before the whistle is blown?  Does the ball have to be in play when the whistle is blown?  Can see why they'd let a team take a corner I suppose but the goal kick thing is pointless and happens often.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 16 September 2012, 01:23:53 PM
In a situation like that in the mackems-racists match: there are 3 minutes added on, the clock's showing 93:30 and it's a goal kick.

Why does the ref always wait for the goalkeeper to take the goal kick before the whistle is blown?  Does the ball have to be in play when the whistle is blown? Can see why they'd let a team take a corner I suppose but the goal kick thing is pointless and happens often.

Yes.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: JH on Sunday 16 September 2012, 02:12:26 PM
No it doesn't.

The whistle should be blown when the allocated added time is up, regardless of whether the ball is in play or not. You only have to extend time for a penalty.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 16 September 2012, 02:50:06 PM
So when the ball is dead time is not added? Wow. You learn something new every day. Not from FIFA's f***ing website like, I have also learned that today :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jack Flash on Sunday 16 September 2012, 03:56:12 PM
How many Southern managers have been successful with a Northern team?

I can't think of too many besides Pardew.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Thursday 20 September 2012, 10:27:50 PM
Why don't the Europa league winners qualify for the Champions league? Wouldn't it give some extra meaning to the competition and incentive for clubs to take it seriously?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 25 September 2012, 11:05:32 AM
Coxim x Ponta Porã - sul-mato-grossense série b 2012 - Massagista zagueiro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgIW5pz-MHk#ws)

(from 0.19)

:lol: at this video but what would be the actual rule on this? Penalty to the attacking team? Indirect FK?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 25 September 2012, 11:08:59 AM
:lol:

Would it not be a drop ball or something equally unfair on the attacking side?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 25 September 2012, 11:15:08 AM
If that was the case , we need to get Dezza Wright hanging about behind the posts to run on a half someone.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 25 September 2012, 07:39:57 PM
:lol:

Would it not be a drop ball or something equally unfair on the attacking side?

Tediously, this is absolutely correct.

Incidentally, this sort of thing is why FIFA have appointed Time Lords as referees at the highest level, so they can freeze play, knee the physio in the knackers on the bye-line and then resume the match as if nothing happened. Obviously we're none the wiser and the beautiful game remains unsullied by gamesmanship. Well done FIFA. :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Monday 1 October 2012, 09:24:13 PM
hopefully not getting laughed out of here...............Why are Football Derbys, called that?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Monday 1 October 2012, 09:26:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Monday 1 October 2012, 09:29:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby)

cheers - wonder if Brendan rogers will appeal that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Monday 1 October 2012, 11:38:04 PM
:lol:

Would it not be a drop ball or something equally unfair on the attacking side?

It's called "outside Interference or outside agent".

And it would be a Drop Ball due to law 8  - If, while the ball is still in play, the referee is required to stop play temporarily for any reason not mentioned elsewhere in the Laws of the Game, the match is restarted with a dropped ball.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 2 October 2012, 10:47:45 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_derby)

Incidentally, the Ashbourne Shrovetide football is utterly mental :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 04:52:23 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 06:11:48 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?

erm, i don't remember much comment when he outsourced catering?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 06:14:41 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?

erm, i don't remember much comment when he outsourced catering?


 :okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: healthyaddiction on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 06:24:12 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?

erm, i don't remember much comment when he outsourced catering?


 :okay:

That was absolutely disgusting.  How dare he outsource catering! (better?)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 06:29:21 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?

erm, i don't remember much comment when he outsourced catering?


 :okay:

That was absolutely disgusting.  How dare he outsource catering! (better?)

 thanks for trying.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Wednesday 10 October 2012, 06:29:36 PM
will mike ashley ever make a commercial decision here that will pass quietly?

erm, i don't remember much comment when he outsourced catering?

I vaguely do actually, but can't remember why :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gbandit on Thursday 18 October 2012, 07:39:46 AM
If having a really high percentage of people from your own country play in your premier league is meant to make your national team better, why are Scotland so s****?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gbandit on Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:02:28 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/h4OH7.jpg)

:notbad: Maybe too much "national" :blush:
I like it, whenever philosoraptor gets a run out I enjoy him

Edit: maybe homegrowns
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 30 October 2012, 10:18:43 PM
Norwegians, how much do you pay for TV2's Premier League coverage? And is every game available on tv, or are some only online?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 31 October 2012, 07:56:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h4OH7.jpg)

:notbad: Maybe too much "national" :blush:

Diminishing returns to national.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 31 October 2012, 07:58:28 PM
Okay, pretty daft question which will reveal the fact that I've never been to a PL game.

How does seating work? Do season tickets gain you access to the same seat year round? Or just to a certain section? Seems like fans are often asked to move to different seats depending on how rowdy the home supporters might be. If I buy a single game ticket, will that put me in a certain seat? Or just a specific section?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 31 October 2012, 07:59:26 PM
Specific seat
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jack Flash on Wednesday 31 October 2012, 08:01:05 PM
Same seat for every game with a season ticket and you always get a seat number on your ticket. Away games a bit different as you can (usually) stand where you like in your teams allocated section and nobody really cares.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 1 November 2012, 12:24:07 PM
Same seat for every game with a season ticket and you always get a seat number on your ticket. Away games a bit different as you can (usually) stand where you like in your teams allocated section and nobody really cares.

Ah, this is where my confusion was coming from. System doesn't sound all that different from the other major sports.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:17:39 PM
Are NUFC away league games just one giant rowdy p*ss-up? Having never been to one i'm not sure what the atmosphere is generally like. I'm asking for my Dad here really, who's slightly more sedate and is more of a 'sit quietly and watch' kinda fan. I, of course, am always mad fer it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:23:57 PM
Are NUFC away league games just one giant rowdy p*ss-up? Having never been to one i'm not sure what the atmosphere is generally like. I'm asking for my Dad here really, who's slightly more sedate and is more of a 'sit quietly and watch' kinda fan. I, of course, am always mad fer it.

Definitely no sitting.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:25:46 PM
:thup: Okay, cheers Desmond.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:28:59 PM
Aside from that it depends who you're around, yes there is a lot more drunkeness and OTT stuff but most are just there to support the lads and act normally but with more singing. All in my experience though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:46:39 PM
Are NUFC away league games just one giant rowdy p*ss-up? Having never been to one i'm not sure what the atmosphere is generally like. I'm asking for my Dad here really, who's slightly more sedate and is more of a 'sit quietly and watch' kinda fan. I, of course, am always mad fer it.

Just from what I've heard, you should get tickets when Toon plays at Craven. Sounds like they sit around drinking tea and nibbling biscuits.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: heymanhooman on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:54:57 PM


Just from what I've heard, you should get tickets when Toon plays at Craven. Sounds like they sit around drinking tea and nibbling biscuits.
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I ususally just get "neutral zone" tickets at Craven Cottage - mainly Geordies with a few bewildered Chineses tourists - and not much chance of sitting
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:57:14 PM
Cant imagine how unhappy I'd be if we ever had a 'neutral section' like
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: henke on Thursday 1 November 2012, 03:59:44 PM
Cant imagine how unhappy I'd be if we ever had a 'neutral section' like

That's the first time i'd ever heard of it!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: heymanhooman on Thursday 1 November 2012, 04:06:32 PM
For our games it just works as an overspill for the away fans.  I've often wondered why they do it.  is it some sort of way of selling tickets to the away fans without going through the away club.  I would have thought genuine neutral would be happy sitting with the home fans. 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 November 2012, 04:09:13 PM
For our games it just works as an overspill for the away fans.  I've often wondered why they do it.  is it some sort of way of selling tickets to the away fans without going through the away club.  I would have thought genuine neutral would be happy sitting with the home fans. 

Probably, when I lived down south they advertise it a bit to tourists n all.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 5 November 2012, 08:55:55 AM
why do radio 5 have 2 commentators for their live games and switch them half way through each half ?

alan green, is it good that he's in a job so it gives hope to other over oppionated crap hacks or should we have to put up with his annoying twitterings ? quite frankly i'd even rather listen to motson or pearce.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 08:16:49 PM
Did the Italian (Milan) defences of yesteryear use zonal marking?
Title: Re: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 10:27:27 PM
why do radio 5 have 2 commentators for their live games and switch them half way through each half ?

alan green, is it good that he's in a job so it gives hope to other over oppionated crap hacks or should we have to put up with his annoying twitterings ? quite frankly i'd even rather listen to motson or pearce.

I think it's just to do with how intensive radio commentary is but then plenty other stations don't so maybe there's another reason for it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wisdom Body on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 02:24:56 PM
Did the Italian (Milan) defences of yesteryear use zonal marking?

Sacchi's Milan is generally thought of as having introduced zonal marking to Italy in the late '80s. Before that Italian teams were famous for particularly grim, rigid man-marking, with most games being decided by personal duels between defenders and attackers.
(http://www.corriere.it/Media/Foto/2007/08/09/zico--140x180.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 02:27:54 PM
When i think of Italian man marking i always think of Maradona and Gentile  :lol: he was basically stuck to him ffs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 02:44:47 PM
why do radio 5 have 2 commentators for their live games and switch them half way through each half ?

alan green, is it good that he's in a job so it gives hope to other over oppionated crap hacks or should we have to put up with his annoying twitterings ? quite frankly i'd even rather listen to motson or pearce.

I think it's just to do with how intensive radio commentary is but then plenty other stations don't so maybe there's another reason for it?

that, and also maybe something to do with the co- comentator doing short reports for various other bbc radio channels, when not commentating live, and swapping just to keep them fresh for either job?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 09:38:42 PM
Correct.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 11:22:37 PM
i'm willing to forego that if it gets rid of alan green.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 11:36:14 PM
i'm willing to forego that if it gets rid of alan green.

I too echo this. Alan Green is a f***ing cretin.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Monday 12 November 2012, 01:44:20 AM
Last corner we scored from? Was it Demba Ba vs Wolves?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Monday 12 November 2012, 01:45:16 AM
yes
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 08:26:09 AM
Has anyone tried getting Southampton away tickets? Every time I click on "quick seats" nothing happens.
I've tried Firefox and IE, (I'm at work), if this helps.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 09:51:45 AM
worked last week or whenever i did it
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 10:11:54 AM
Are Shalke still ran as a democracy and if so, are they the only professional club that do this?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: benge23 on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 11:02:05 AM
Has anyone tried getting Southampton away tickets? Every time I click on "quick seats" nothing happens.
I've tried Firefox and IE, (I'm at work), if this helps.
I couldnt pick any seats either i guess its sold out, damn it was looking forward too it as i leave on the doorstep of the ground!  :'(
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SiLvOR on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 01:02:41 PM
Has anyone tried getting Southampton away tickets? Every time I click on "quick seats" nothing happens.
I've tried Firefox and IE, (I'm at work), if this helps.
I couldnt pick any seats either i guess its sold out, damn it was looking forward too it as i leave on the doorstep of the ground!  :'(

Yeah think it's sold out now, bit of a shame because it was still showing so I got that fleeting moment of hope :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: benge23 on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 01:22:39 PM
Haha yeah this 12th man seems like a waste of money for away games
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 14 November 2012, 11:26:03 PM
Why does orginal Ronaldo, call himself Claro?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 14 November 2012, 11:27:12 PM
Actually forget it , I think its just advertising a company on his twitter name.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 18 November 2012, 10:33:55 PM
Why does Atlético Madrid's Koke prefer to be called like that when his real name is basically George Resurrection?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 18 November 2012, 10:37:58 PM
Why does orginal Ronaldo, call himself Claro?

why was he down as Calcio on FIFA 98 or 99?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 18 November 2012, 10:40:18 PM
Is an offside classed as a foul stat wise?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 18 November 2012, 10:42:15 PM
Why does orginal Ronaldo, call himself Claro?

why was he down as Calcio on FIFA 98 or 99?

Trademark I think, he was R9 in FIFA 2001.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheHoob on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:02:14 PM
What is it fans chant after that long "ooooooooooooooh" before a keeper takes a goal kick? Noticed Millwall doing it on the telly yesterday.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:06:17 PM
oooooooooh you're s***, aaaaaarrrrrghhhhhhhh isn't it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: nuneaton on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:20:29 PM
What is it fans chant after that long "ooooooooooooooh" before a keeper takes a goal kick? Noticed Millwall doing it on the telly yesterday.

cant be anything intelligent
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:25:10 PM
What is it fans chant after that long "ooooooooooooooh" before a keeper takes a goal kick? Noticed Millwall doing it on the telly yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWm-23RSjfs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWm-23RSjfs)

1:36
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:48:58 PM
Are NUFC away league games just one giant rowdy p*ss-up? Having never been to one i'm not sure what the atmosphere is generally like. I'm asking for my Dad here really, who's slightly more sedate and is more of a 'sit quietly and watch' kinda fan. I, of course, am always mad fer it.

Bit late to the party but Away games are absolutely class. Enjoy them infinitely more that home games. You should get yourself to one.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:50:28 PM
Away games are nowhere near as good as they were 5-10 years ago. Now just full of p*ssed up radgies who are more concerned about getting mortal than backing the lads.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Monday 19 November 2012, 08:51:26 PM
What is it fans chant after that long "ooooooooooooooh" before a keeper takes a goal kick? Noticed Millwall doing it on the telly yesterday.

Honestly, I felt the "old" truck hit me as soon I read this post.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Monday 19 November 2012, 11:06:24 PM
What is it fans chant after that long "ooooooooooooooh" before a keeper takes a goal kick? Noticed Millwall doing it on the telly yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWm-23RSjfs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWm-23RSjfs)

1:36

Ooooooh s*** keepaaaaaaa. Innit?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Monday 19 November 2012, 11:09:21 PM
f*** knows
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Monday 19 November 2012, 11:47:28 PM
I thought it was "Ohhhhhhhhhh... You're s**t, aaaaahhhhh!!!!"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Monday 19 November 2012, 11:57:18 PM
I thought it was "Ohhhhhhhhhh... You're s**t, aaaaahhhhh!!!!"
always was when i were a lad.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 12:23:49 AM
I've known it to be 'dodgyyy keepaaahhh'.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 01:36:47 AM
I thought it was "Ohhhhhhhhhh... You're s**t, aaaaahhhhh!!!!"
always was when i were a lad.
(Possibly apocryphal) Wasn't Shay meant to have shouted "Ohhhhhhhhhh... We're s***, aaaaahhhhh!!!!" as he took the GKs in the last-straw-that-broke-his-spirit game against Lipool? Wasn't close enough to hear but me mate swears down. For what that's fuckin worth :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 05:11:43 PM
Any professional teams have grey home shirts?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 05:15:32 PM
Why does Atlético Madrid's Koke prefer to be called like that when his real name is basically George Resurrection?

Anglicized Spanish names are great. The first name of a guy I met in Mexico was Angel of Jesus.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 05:23:43 PM
Any professional teams have grey home shirts?

On phone so can't check but I've a vague recollection of a team called Cristal having grey shirts. Fully expect to be rebuffed by one of the South America nerds. :razz:

Galaxy had a grey shirt with a yellow sash one year I think. Again, could be miles away. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 20 November 2012, 05:34:33 PM
How did we manage to get £1.5million for Paul Robinson?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Sunday 25 November 2012, 10:39:08 PM
When did people start making badges for every single fixture... and who buys them ?
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9051/badgen.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 November 2012, 10:43:26 PM
United vs Newcastle. :anguish:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Sunday 25 November 2012, 10:44:04 PM
United vs Newcastle. :anguish:
My first thought as well :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 26 November 2012, 01:56:18 PM
Same here, awful.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Monday 26 November 2012, 02:16:33 PM
Has a team ever won the UEFA Cup and haven't finished top of their group?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 26 November 2012, 02:46:35 PM
Has a team ever won the UEFA Cup and haven't finished top of their group?

Yup, Zenit in 2007–08 came 3rd of 5 in their group. Everton finishing top and beating them.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Lotus on Monday 26 November 2012, 03:18:31 PM
What does a 'fitness test' involve?

Cones?

Shuttle runs?

A couple of 50-50's?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jill on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:26:08 PM
At the match do you prefer to join in with:

Toon Toon
Black & white army
Both
Neither

I tend to go for black & white army, I think it suits my girly high pitched voice more.. although it comes out more like "bbaaiittearmy!"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:27:48 PM
I alternate so guess that means both!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:29:23 PM
At the match do you prefer to join in with:

Toon Toon
Black & white army
Both
Neither

I tend to go for black & white army, I think it suits my girly high pitched voice more.. although it comes out more like "bbaaiittearmy!"

B&W army for me, never toon toon, dislike it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:30:37 PM
Toon Toon is definitely manly shouty so I would say that, one of the best moments of my life on a night out was when my mate (not a Newcastle fan) got a packed pub in Hitchin randomly shouting 'Toon, Toon, Black & White army' :lol:

Don't think anyone but our group knew what the hell it meant but it was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:44:46 PM
i'm a 'Toon, Toon' person, mainly as i have a deep voice, so it suits it more.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:53:42 PM
My 'Black and White Army' tends to come out more like Blaaawaaaarmmmyyy as well :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 6 December 2012, 09:54:39 PM
neither.  Up there with 'geordie boot boys' in the s*** song stakes.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Saturday 8 December 2012, 06:18:21 PM
Is Jonathan Wilson the most intelligent Mackem about football?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 8 December 2012, 06:19:21 PM
Ugh I can't stand Jonathan Wilson.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Saturday 8 December 2012, 11:47:59 PM
why does the BBC have an african player of the year award ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Sunday 9 December 2012, 02:53:19 AM
My 'Black and White Army' tends to come out more like Blaaawaaaarmmmyyy as well :lol:

Trust me, it comes off like that on tv. I had the hardest time understanding almost every English chant for years, everyone is so out of sync. It's been easier recently, probably because there's only about three chants throughout the league.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: OzzieMandias on Sunday 9 December 2012, 03:06:54 AM
Toon Toon.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Sunday 9 December 2012, 03:18:37 AM
Black and white army.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sima on Sunday 9 December 2012, 05:17:36 PM
TOON TOON
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Sunday 9 December 2012, 07:21:07 PM
my sister asked me that when i was younger, then was all :anguish: when i told her and she said you weren't allowed to tell anyone. was gutted :okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: AlanSkärare on Monday 10 December 2012, 01:51:40 PM
My 'Black and White Army' tends to come out more like Blaaawaaaarmmmyyy as well :lol:

I've been singing this around my mates for years. They've grown somewhat fond of it, but nobody can ever get round the fact that you always end up going "BAUWADAMY" instead of Black & White Army.

It's turned into a case where most of my friends, not Newcastle fans at all, randomly burst into "BAWUADAAAMMY" wherever we are, whenever in whatever context. Bizarre.

Hoping it picks up and becomes a thing.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Monday 10 December 2012, 01:55:11 PM
if im starting it il begin with a big, slow toon toon
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Monday 10 December 2012, 04:46:59 PM
Toon toon. Toons much nicer to say, easier in the tonguethan blawhiarmy  Occasionally both. We need a composer though like, back in the day we could I go half an hour, now it's unsustainable after 2 mins.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 12 December 2012, 02:26:12 AM
Anyone listen to the Men in Blazers pod?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 19 December 2012, 04:47:05 PM
Is there an official transfer list?

You very rarely hear of players getting put on it but is there an actual register with players no wanted by clubs?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ItalianMagpie on Thursday 20 December 2012, 03:23:43 AM
My 'Black and White Army' tends to come out more like Blaaawaaaarmmmyyy as well :lol:

I've been singing this around my mates for years. They've grown somewhat fond of it, but nobody can ever get round the fact that you always end up going "BAUWADAMY" instead of Black & White Army.

It's turned into a case where most of my friends, not Newcastle fans at all, randomly burst into "BAWUADAAAMMY" wherever we are, whenever in whatever context. Bizarre.

Hoping it picks up and becomes a thing.

Well it does sound like that, actually, especially to me (I guess cause of the different mother tongue). When a friend of mine (italian as well) came for the first time at SJP and asked me what was that middle part of the chant he refused to believe that it was "black and white army", and I think he still does :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Thursday 20 December 2012, 08:58:48 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 20 December 2012, 09:13:01 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

His mother runs on to the pitch and shouts "Why didn't you go when I asked if you needed the toilet!?"

?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 20 December 2012, 09:14:59 PM
There's no forum awards this year Jon.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 20 December 2012, 09:16:36 PM
There's no forum awards this year Jon.

f*** DA POLICE!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Thursday 20 December 2012, 09:54:40 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

His mother runs on to the pitch and shouts "Why didn't you go when I asked if you needed the toilet!?"

?

Thanks for clearing that up. ;)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Thursday 20 December 2012, 10:22:17 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

He can ask the referee for permission to temporarily leave the field, he can be substituted or he can go in his shorts (which probably leads to temporarily leaving the field for equipment change).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 20 December 2012, 10:23:34 PM
Sure Grobbelar done it once so they were late kicking off for it
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: malandro on Thursday 20 December 2012, 10:25:41 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

He can ask the referee for permission to temporarily leave the field, he can be substituted or he can go in his shorts (which probably leads to temporarily leaving the field for equipment change).
That might explain some of the s*** performances I've seen over the years.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Friday 21 December 2012, 10:31:01 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

He can ask the referee for permission to temporarily leave the field, he can be substituted or he can go in his shorts (which probably leads to temporarily leaving the field for equipment change).
That might explain some of the s*** performances I've seen over the years.
i'm sure there is footage of a player having shat himself on the pitch. gary lineker i think.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SMTW on Friday 21 December 2012, 10:41:22 PM
If a player needs to have a s*** at the beginning of the second half, what happens?

He can ask the referee for permission to temporarily leave the field, he can be substituted or he can go in his shorts (which probably leads to temporarily leaving the field for equipment change).
That might explain some of the s*** performances I've seen over the years.
i'm sure there is footage of a player having shat himself on the pitch. gary lineker i think.

aye he did. During Italia 90. Was on big fat quiz of the 90s recently. Had completely forgot about this story until then
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mick on Friday 21 December 2012, 10:51:02 PM


aye he did. During Italia 90. Was on big fat quiz of the 90s recently. Had completely forgot about this story until then

It was against Ireland and we got a free kick when he went down.  :lol:  He was seen on tele flicking the s*** from his shorts while he was sitting on the pitch.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TRC on Tuesday 1 January 2013, 05:20:22 PM
How do the fixtures for the premiership work? I've just noticed that who ever we play, Sunderland play their rivals. Last three games we have played Sunderland have played their rivals? Has it always been like this or is it just a coincidence?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 1 January 2013, 05:29:28 PM
Coincidence.

This is a good read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2009/06/secrets_of_the_fixture_compute.html (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2009/06/secrets_of_the_fixture_compute.html)

Lost count of the number of times I've posted that now. :laugh:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheHoob on Tuesday 1 January 2013, 06:16:12 PM
Coincidence.

This is a good read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2009/06/secrets_of_the_fixture_compute.html (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2009/06/secrets_of_the_fixture_compute.html)

Lost count of the number of times I've posted that now. :laugh:

Bit about the boxing day fixtures is intradesting, never knew they took into account distance, really limits the amount of teams we can play especially with so many southern teams being in the league this season.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 5 January 2013, 01:44:25 AM
anyone been in the family enclosure at SJP?  wondering what facilities they have there or is it just like anywhere else in the ground?  someone was telling me it's got facilities, games and all sorts of s*** set up for little uns
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 5 January 2013, 02:17:53 PM
Have we ever gone a whole season without winning an away game?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 5 January 2013, 05:20:45 PM
How many penalties would you score out of ten against a Premier League keeper? For every goal NUFC steal £1m from the mackems transfer budget and vice versa for every miss.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 5 January 2013, 05:22:28 PM
How many penalties would you score out of ten against a Premier League keeper? For every goal NUFC steal £1m from the mackems transfer budget and vice versa for every miss.

Is this Noel's house party or something? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Robster on Saturday 5 January 2013, 05:22:37 PM
Why does nothing ever run f***ing smooth at NUFC ?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Sunday 6 January 2013, 07:00:20 PM
How many penalties would you score out of ten against a Premier League keeper? For every goal NUFC steal £1m from the mackems transfer budget and vice versa for every miss.

Is this Noel's house party or something? :lol:

I just wondered what everyone thinks :lol:

Whenever I watch football and you seem some tall keeper standing in the middle of the sticks I have a lot of sympathy for penalty takers that miss, because the goal looks so much smaller - but then when I play football and I'm looking at the goal from ground level, and I'm running up to take a penalty - it feels f***ing impossible to miss the goal is so ridiculously big.

The transfer budget bit was just to add some pressure to the occasion :razz:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 6 January 2013, 07:01:30 PM
2 or 3, I'm pretty gash though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Novocastrian on Sunday 6 January 2013, 07:28:11 PM

I'm game to have a go, here are my penalty credentials  :coolsmiley::

I read a book about the history of the penalty kick, the book states that for best results aim into one of the top corners and hit it 60-70%.

I've only took 3 penalties in proper games but applied this technique and scored 2  :frantic: and missed 1, although I scored the first time and the ref ordered a re-take for encroachment. I blasted the retake over the bar.  :embarrassed:

I reckon I would score 6 or 7, some of these keepers do look pretty big though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 6 January 2013, 08:46:32 PM
I used to be class at penalties, would stick in exactly the same place every time and never saved.

Now I am absolutely atrocious. I doubt I would score 1.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tiresias on Sunday 6 January 2013, 08:50:12 PM
I might score a paneka until the keepers saw me do more than 1 and realised that was the best I can kick a ball
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Sunday 6 January 2013, 10:56:18 PM
Don't underestimate how easy it would be for top keepers to know which side you'll go
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jack Flash on Sunday 6 January 2013, 10:59:43 PM
I read a book about the history of the penalty kick, the book states that for best results aim into one of the top corners

You needed a book to tell you that? :lol: Hit the top corner and it's in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Sunday 6 January 2013, 11:21:34 PM
High and straight down the middle

GOAL !!!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 8 January 2013, 07:37:45 PM
Fucksakes. When was the Southampton fixture shifted to the Sunday? :rant:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 8 January 2013, 07:52:12 PM
Just confirmed today I think. was always going to happen with the Europa game on the Thursday like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 8 January 2013, 07:58:20 PM
Just confirmed today I think. was always going to happen with the Europa game on the Thursday like.

Aye, I suppose. Schoolboy error.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 06:57:17 PM
1. Are teams allowed to use rugby throw-in tactics on corners (ie. hoisting a team-mate in the air)?

2. Where would NUFC have finished in the French league last year?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:00:14 PM
1. Are teams allowed to use rugby throw-in tactics on corners (ie. hoisting a team-mate in the air)?

2. Where would NUFC have finished in the French league last year?

1. No it's classed as ungentlemanly conduct.

2. Trois.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:02:29 PM
1. Would undoubtedly be deemed unsporting behaviour.

2. 3th.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:04:05 PM
Seems unfair. If you can execute it, fair play to you surely? It's similar to one of your own players ducking out of a wall on a free-kick IMO (in terms of spirit of the game etc).

Extreme set penises droughts call for extreme measures.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:07:11 PM
Seems unfair. If you can execute it, fair play to you surely? It's similar to one of your own players ducking out of a wall on a free-kick IMO (in terms of spirit of the game etc).

Extreme set penises droughts call for extreme measures.

One of your own player ducking out of a wall doesn't benefit you though does it. Unlike us say buying Crouch and using Williamson to lift him up to gain an advantage.

Come to think of it, that would be some funny stuff, Williamson would drop him for starters.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:07:22 PM
It's an interesting question mind, obviously going as far as rugby would be daft but there's surely nothing to stop you placing a player in a strategic position and another 'climbing' as is often given as a foul but off his own teammate.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:10:43 PM
For some reason made me think back to when Steve Watson did his forward roll, then chucked it in the box :lol:

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:11:42 PM
It's an interesting question mind, obviously going as far as rugby would be daft but there's surely nothing to stop you placing a player in a strategic position and another 'climbing' as is often given as a foul but off his own teammate.

Ref's are told to watch for little sly things like that though. I remember quite a while ago this actually happened and the FA stamped on it straight away.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:12:45 PM
For some reason made me think back to when Steve Watson did his forward roll, then chucked it the box :lol:



Which for some stupid reason is outlawed in the professional game in this country. Can't see what's wrong with this one myself.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:18:59 PM
It's an interesting question mind, obviously going as far as rugby would be daft but there's surely nothing to stop you placing a player in a strategic position and another 'climbing' as is often given as a foul but off his own teammate.

Maybe this could be the new set penis. Get Tiote to carry Willo on his shoulders at the back post from set pieces.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:27:35 PM
It's an interesting question mind, obviously going as far as rugby would be daft but there's surely nothing to stop you placing a player in a strategic position and another 'climbing' as is often given as a foul but off his own teammate.

Maybe this could be the new set penis. Get Tiote to carry Willo on his shoulders at the back post from set pieces.

Knowing our set penises though, it'll be Williamson on Anita's.   :megusta:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 9 January 2013, 07:33:39 PM
Williamson would crush him :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Thursday 10 January 2013, 01:04:11 AM
It's an interesting question mind, obviously going as far as rugby would be daft but there's surely nothing to stop you placing a player in a strategic position and another 'climbing' as is often given as a foul but off his own teammate.

Maybe this could be the new set penis. Get Tiote to carry Willo on his shoulders at the back post from set pieces.

This would be excellent. Tiote doing a running charge into the box with his oddly effeminate war cry, with Williamson careering through the air aloft his shoulders. And the ball floating harmlessly into the hands of the opposition goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Thursday 10 January 2013, 01:34:50 AM

Tiote is oddly effeminate

:tiote:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Thursday 10 January 2013, 03:06:30 PM
Who is the most capped PL player? (Gary Speed still? Or everyone's favourite deja vu post?)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 10 January 2013, 03:07:49 PM
Shay Given?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 10 January 2013, 03:12:18 PM
David James?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 10 January 2013, 03:12:26 PM
Its  :giggs: as you thought Beren
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 10 January 2013, 03:16:09 PM
Oh i thought you meant International caps.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:28:29 PM
Who were the big names to depart following the last relegation campaign?

I'm aging myself here as a committed NUFC fan.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:30:13 PM
Bassong. Martins. Owen. Duff
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:30:25 PM
Who were the big names to depart following the last relegation campaign?

I'm aging myself here as a committed NUFC fan.

http://www.nufc.com/2012-13html/transfers-shearer.html (http://www.nufc.com/2012-13html/transfers-shearer.html)
http://www.nufc.com/2012-13html/transfers-hughton.html (http://www.nufc.com/2012-13html/transfers-hughton.html)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:31:01 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Geordie Ahmed on Saturday 19 January 2013, 10:31:42 PM
Who were the big names to depart following the last relegation campaign?

I'm aging myself here as a committed NUFC fan.

Beye
Duff
Martins
Viduka out of contract
Owen out of contract
Bassong
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Incognito on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:17:03 PM
David Edgar
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:23:24 PM
David Edgar

What could've been. :(
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:31:56 PM
If we go down that arsehole will have relegated probably be the most talented group of players to be relegated from the Premier League.

Seeing this and similar in the Pardew thread. Who would generally be perceived as the most 'talented' team to get relegated from the PL? West Ham in 02/03?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:32:38 PM
If we go down that arsehole will have relegated probably be the most talented group of players to be relegated from the Premier League.

Seeing this and similar in the Pardew thread. Who would generally be perceived as the most 'talented' team to get relegated from the PL? West Ham in 02/03?

Going by media/reputation probably them/us.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:43:31 PM
:thup: Was only 12/13 and interested in our goings on to know just how good that lot could've been. Or if there were any particularly big shock relegations from the 90s.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 19 January 2013, 11:47:14 PM
:thup: Was only 12/13 and interested in our goings on to know just how good that lot could've been. Or if there were any particularly big shock relegations from the 90s.

West Ham had a lot of young players destined for better things, we had lots of name players on a final pay day. Blackburn (98/99) & Boro when they reached the cup finals would maybe be others too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:01:30 AM
That Portsmouth team that went down in administration really had some decent players, but there was just too much chaos for anything to work.

If we sign Yanga-Mbiwa and keep everything else status quo, our XI will not have one English player. Have there been any teams in the Premier League built that way?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:02:12 AM
Arsenal, famously. In fact Pardew once fell out with Wenger about it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:02:25 AM
That Portsmouth team that went down in administration really had some decent players, but there was just too much chaos for anything to work.

If we sign Yanga-Mbiwa and keep everything else status quo, our XI will not have one English player. Have there been any teams in the Premier League built that way?

Chelsea were like that for a bit. Arsenal occasionally too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:04:23 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4792270.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4792270.stm)

:laugh:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:04:54 AM
Ha! Did not know that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:04:56 AM
Good shout on Portsmouth, Baba.

Crazy to think that we could be next for an all-foreign XI when you look back to just 2 seasons ago.

EDIT: Quality from Pardew there. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:06:58 AM
Good shout on Portsmouth, Baba.

Crazy to think that we could be next for an all-foreign XI when you look back to just 2 seasons ago.

I've questioned it in a couple of threads, it's a sad indictment on the club IMO. If it happens I'll start a thread as it's a bit little Englander & I'm loath to come across that way as I'm as faux foreign as you get.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:14:06 AM
Good shout on Portsmouth, Baba.

Crazy to think that we could be next for an all-foreign XI when you look back to just 2 seasons ago.

I've questioned it in a couple of threads, it's a sad indictment on the club IMO. If it happens I'll start a thread as it's a bit little Englander & I'm loath to come across that way as I'm as faux foreign as you get.
when you see the stupid prices that english players are going for its hard to disagree with the buy foreign policy
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:14:44 AM
I don't know how I'd feel about it tbh. I think my main issue is being one of 'those' teams to rival fans where I'll start hearing self-righteous s***. And it's normally the one I rant about, but I wouldn't be able to handle another thing my Arsenal supporting mate could get on his high horse about now they finally have a few English players.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:15:31 AM
I don't know how I'd feel about it tbh. I think my main issue is being one of 'those' teams to rival fans where I'll start hearing self-righteous s***. And it's normally the one I rant about, but I wouldn't be able to handle another thing my Arsenal supporting mate could get on his high horse about now they finally have a few English players.
and are doing worse with them than with the team full of non english players, go figure
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:19:14 AM
Good shout on Portsmouth, Baba.

Crazy to think that we could be next for an all-foreign XI when you look back to just 2 seasons ago.

I've questioned it in a couple of threads, it's a sad indictment on the club IMO. If it happens I'll start a thread as it's a bit little Englander & I'm loath to come across that way as I'm as faux foreign as you get.
when you see the stupid prices that english players are going for its hard to disagree with the buy foreign policy

They're not all stupid prices and we should be looking, ideally, to develop our own.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:20:35 AM
Good shout on Portsmouth, Baba.

Crazy to think that we could be next for an all-foreign XI when you look back to just 2 seasons ago.

I've questioned it in a couple of threads, it's a sad indictment on the club IMO. If it happens I'll start a thread as it's a bit little Englander & I'm loath to come across that way as I'm as faux foreign as you get.
when you see the stupid prices that english players are going for its hard to disagree with the buy foreign policy

They're not all stupid prices and we should be looking, ideally, to develop our own.
I do honestly think thats what they want as well but it does take time for any changes in youth structure which have been made to have any meaningful effects in whats coming through
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:27:54 AM
How many successful players have you produced in the 2000s? Taylor?

And yeah, it takes time. When we first revamped our youth system in the Cruyff years, most of the players that came through in the following seasons were pretty s***. It took about 10 years until we  developed players that could do a job in the first XI.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:36:06 AM
Suppose it depends how you're defining successful. Aaron Hughes? The Caldwell brothers are still just about going. Forster? Carroll?

Shola? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:37:45 AM
Suppose it depends how you're defining successful. Aaron Hughes? The Caldwell brothers are still just about going. Forster? Carroll?

Shola? :lol:

"Successful" = starters for NUFC (or sold up to richer teams)

I suppose Forster would have been one if it weren't for Krul. Carroll...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:39:42 AM
Carroll for a year? Not a definite starter but 200 appearances from Hughes, too. Definitely a damning indictment, like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:41:18 AM
Yeah Carroll fits the bill, if only for the big money you got for him. And I rate Hughes, actually. I had forgotten he was one from your setup.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:42:25 AM
Without doubt the position that requires the most technical ability is central midfield and we've not produced one able to play Premier League football (possibly even league football?) since Lee Clark.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:47:00 AM
How come Carrick slipped from your grasp? I seem to remember he was quite rated as a schoolboy when he still lived in the NE.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:49:56 AM
Not anywhere near 100% sure but I want to say he was just more impressed by the West Ham set up (who wouldn't at that time?). Anyone with actual knowledge is more than welcome to come and set me wrong.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:51:56 AM
How come Carrick slipped from your grasp? I seem to remember he was quite rated as a schoolboy when he still lived in the NE.
to say Shepherd neglected the youth system would be an understatement plus combine that with Keegan removing the reserve side at a time he would be looking around at who to join and its not hard to see why he went to West Ham who have a good record of bringing through players
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:55:19 AM
Fair enough, then. It's a pity; he doesn't get much credit but I have him for a pretty talented midfielder.

Reminds me of how Atlético dissolved their reserve sided and prompted Raúl to join Real Madrid.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:55:37 AM
How come Carrick slipped from your grasp? I seem to remember he was quite rated as a schoolboy when he still lived in the NE.

Keegan released him and others because our pitch was falling apart.


Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:56:25 AM
I get the impression that our youth recruitment has made the classic mistake of focusing on players that stand out early on because they're either bigger or faster than the others at an early age. Doesn't surprise me that our one real success is a massive brute.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:56:57 AM
Would like us to produce more players through the academy and have more local lads make it at the club.

Where we buy players from I can't say it bothers me as much/at all, I personally don't see much difference in buying some cockney kid from Crystal Palace or some Frenchie from Lens. We're still buying them in, they're not local and they are in no way a reflection of the strength of the club really. It annoys me that our scope is so limited way more, if they really are determined with this policy of buy, develop, sell then they need to go the whole hog with a global scouting/recruitment system. That means not just in France but domestically, all over Europe, in South America etc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Sunday 20 January 2013, 12:59:00 AM
I get the impression that our youth recruitment has made the classic mistake of focusing on players that stand out early on because they're either bigger or faster than the others at an early age. Doesn't surprise me that our one real success is a massive brute.

You're not the only ones. I'm seeing this creeping up a lot in Spanish youth football as of late. The prestige and media hype of youth competitions have increased tenfold in Spain in the past years; this has provoked that clubs go for the win with bigger/faster players instead of building for the future.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DYr1sRx_JIg/UNzdmKl3KNI/AAAAAAAAqq0/8psJEZOwqYg/s1600/pro_photo1356643076.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 01:00:02 AM
Would like us to produce more players through the academy and have more local lads make it at the club.

Where we buy players from I can't say it bothers me as much/at all, I personally don't see much difference in buying some cockney kid from Crystal Palace or some Frenchie from Lens. We're still buying them in, they're not local and they are in now way a reflection of the strength of the club really. It annoys me that our scope is so limited way more, if they really are determined with this policy of buy, develop, sell then they need to go the whole hog with a global scouting/recruitment system. That means not just in France but domestically, all over Europe, in South America etc.
south america's difficult for any english side to get many really young players because of the work permit thing, unless they qualify for an eu passport they won't get one. And they do have a look around europe (tiote anita-holland cisse-germany) its just players in the french league are more likely to adapt quicker and french clubs (except for PSG and Monaco) finances are looking grim in the near future if they bring in this 75% tax thing
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 20 January 2013, 01:04:19 AM
Yeah we do buy from Holland and Germany too infrequently but I mean anybody on here could do that scouting to an extent. You just need a subscription to ESPN/watch dodgy internet streams.

We have a wisely old scout who does have a keen eye for a player, but that seems to be about it in terms of our network. They're mostly established, well known full internationals. When we get somebody else from outside of that (Curtis Good) it happens because an agent has came to us and practically forced him on us for a trial.

I do wonder how many of the deals have been initiated/led by agents, bet Santon was.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 20 January 2013, 01:07:53 AM
Yeah we do buy from Holland and Germany too infrequently but I mean anybody on here could do that scouting to an extent. You just need a subscription to ESPN/watch dodgy internet streams.

We have a wisely old scout who does have a keen eye for a player, but that seems to be about it in terms of our network. They're mostly established, well known full internationals. When we get somebody else from outside of that (Curtis Good) it happens because an agent has came to us and practically forced him on us for a trial.

I do wonder how many of the deals have been initiated/led by agents, bet Santon was.
you could say that about a great many clubs, every manager gets inundated with calls from agents touting this prospect or that hidden gem in the windows its about sifting through the BS to find the actual good ones. Santon was a strange one by himself though given the tendency for Italian players to stay in Italy and just how highly rated he had been by Inter to let him go so cheap was baffling
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 20 January 2013, 01:15:36 AM
Graham Carr's record of unearthing "gems" is certainly overplayed. Only Tiote was really obscure (even then he'd played in a World Cup) and we know that he was being looked at before Carr arrived because KK sent Hughton to watch him.

Not that I'm saying Carr's not doing a good job but the real star of deals like Cabaye and Ben Arfa has simply been the price rather than "unearthing" two full French internationals.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 20 January 2013, 01:26:19 AM
Agree, although given the stories we definitely scout/watch players extensively which will play a part too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 20 January 2013, 02:39:16 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4792270.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4792270.stm)

:laugh:

And then we'll understand why Willo will continue to receive minutes, even after Yanga-Mbiwa signs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Tuesday 22 January 2013, 07:35:11 PM
Just having come on for the first time, how many gifs have been posted today?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: chicken little on Tuesday 22 January 2013, 07:52:57 PM
the real star of deals like Cabaye and Ben Arfa has simply been the price rather than "unearthing" two full French internationals.

guess who..

Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 22 January 2013, 11:57:33 PM
Just having come on for the first time, how many gifs have been posted today?

Far, far, far too many.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 23 January 2013, 12:09:34 AM
Just having come on for the first time, how many gifs have been posted today?

Far, far, far too many.

Not enough imo :)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: RR15 on Thursday 24 January 2013, 02:39:58 PM
I believe this to be a daft question, this is why I am here.

I heard the phrase “recycling the ball” at work today, please somebody explain what this could mean?

Cheers.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 24 January 2013, 02:47:11 PM
I believe this to be a daft question, this is why I am here.

I heard the phrase “recycling the ball” at work today, please somebody explain what this could mean?

Cheers.


not immediately playing the ball forward if there isn't much on but playing it sideways/backward and starting the attack again.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 25 January 2013, 07:28:08 PM
Clubs: singular or plural?

Newcastle United "is" a club

Newcastle United "are" a club
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Friday 25 January 2013, 07:30:41 PM
Here: are
America: is

I think we both know who wins that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 25 January 2013, 07:37:30 PM
:lol: :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 03:45:56 PM
Is there an 'away fans pub' in Newcastle? I'm just wondering because there's not that many places that wouldn't welcome them in town in my experience, so do they generally all just hang around the bigg market/gate etc or a specific place?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 03:53:33 PM
Used to see a lot of away fans floating around in players (not so much that I would say an 'away bar') .... same as Rosies actually, quite a few seem to pop in there some match days.

So much choice around the stadium tbh so they're everywhere :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 04:16:39 PM
Used to see a lot of away fans floating around in players (not so much that I would say an 'away bar') .... same as Rosies actually, quite a few seem to pop in there some match days.

So much choice around the stadium tbh so they're everywhere :lol:

Aye, pisses me off how a lot of clubs don't have anywhere for away fans to drink around the ground (Man City, for one).

The coach I go down on just stops at a pub in some random town outside of where we're playing.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 29 January 2013, 04:25:35 PM
Would have thought Shark Bar will be popular with away fans...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 2 February 2013, 11:35:47 PM
Sweepstake: when will Motson retire?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 February 2013, 11:37:09 PM
Sweepstake: when will Motson retire?

After Operation Yewtree.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 2 February 2013, 11:37:47 PM
Sweepstake: when will Motson retire?

After Operation Yewtree.

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 2 February 2013, 11:40:23 PM
Is there an 'away fans pub' in Newcastle? I'm just wondering because there's not that many places that wouldn't welcome them in town in my experience, so do they generally all just hang around the bigg market/gate etc or a specific place?

canny few seem to get in the Irish centre from my experience.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Sunday 3 February 2013, 03:56:01 PM
Man utd fans used tilleys this year
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 3 February 2013, 05:15:30 PM
How and why do footballers take so much vicious abuse on twitter and continue to post as though it isn't happening?

I was looking at Osaze Odemwingie's twitter as he was supporting SE during the game and every thing he's tweeted for the last week has received an endless supply of people either taking the p*ss out him or directly insulting his personal character. Why would continue to deal with this every day?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 3 February 2013, 05:16:26 PM
Cos he's a f***ing c***?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Miercoles on Monday 4 February 2013, 08:18:01 AM
So obviously I'm late to the party here, but what's up with the whole Giggs/repost thing? I don't see the connection at all...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Monday 4 February 2013, 09:14:26 AM
So obviously I'm late to the party here, but what's up with the whole Giggs/repost thing? I don't see the connection at all...
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,64846.msg4203882.html#msg4203882
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Miercoles on Monday 4 February 2013, 06:34:15 PM
So obviously I'm late to the party here, but what's up with the whole Giggs/repost thing? I don't see the connection at all...
http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,64846.msg4203882.html#msg4203882

cheers
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: localshop on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 10:23:59 AM
Did Sky used to have a thing were you could text in your score out of ten for individual players or am I making it up?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 03:32:48 PM
Why does this have legendary status?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21317369
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 03:37:21 PM
I'm sure Giggs wasn't because someone's stream was behind? I thought it was because Giggs actually did score in super duper 'Fergie Time' about the 96th minute or something ridiculous?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: aussiemag on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 03:42:57 PM
I'm sure Giggs wasn't because someone's stream was behind? I thought it was because Giggs actually did score in super duper 'Fergie Time' about the 96th minute or something ridiculous?

I always thought it had something to do with Giggs shagging his brothers wife..
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 03:45:57 PM
Why does this have legendary status?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21317369

Bobby Moore, perfect tackle and the timing of it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 03:54:55 PM
Why does this have legendary status?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21317369

Football wasn't live on TV much, it was the World Cup, it was Brazil, Jairzinho was in cracking form, Bobby Moore had captained us to the trophy just four years before so was a legend, it was a perfectly timed tackle. Mostly because of all that.

We lost anyway and Jairzinho scored :(

EDIT: Aye, what Northerngimp said.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Weezertron on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 05:00:13 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/c16b3c1ee39c4c8458e6ed133e7c68ab/tumblr_mhrxgxgDf91qcb5fko1_400.gif)

Who is this?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 05:19:11 PM
Here: are
America: is

I think we both know who wins that.

I always mix that one up myself. Clubs are singular in Spanish too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Wednesday 6 February 2013, 05:48:39 PM
Here: are
America: is

I think we both know who wins that.

I always mix that one up myself. Clubs are singular in Spanish too.

:lol: That's fine. Americans need to learn English though. There should be a thread for this...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dokko on Friday 8 February 2013, 12:12:22 PM
Can anyone remember when there were rumours of David Ginola quitting us and football to become a racing car driver?  :lol:

All down to him shooting a Renault advert on the Tyne bridge (I think)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 12:48:47 PM
do you think the players ever have a game of 'garages'*  between themselves in that big barn thing where they train ?

*garages, a game of football where everyone had their own goal and played against everyone else, usually with a 3 touch rule, not working as a team, own goals and headers count double.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 02:13:51 PM
:thup: Used to play Garages all the time as a bairn.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 02:17:27 PM
Garages was class, used to play gates too. Which is obviously the same just against some poor f***ers' gates instead of their garages.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 03:26:13 PM
why do none of the islands off england (Jersey, Isle of Man etc) have a decent football team?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Coco on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 03:56:45 PM
What kind of price are tickets for category A home games?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:00:43 PM
do you think the players ever have a game of 'garages'*  between themselves in that big barn thing where they train ?

*garages, a game of football where everyone had their own goal and played against everyone else, usually with a 3 touch rule, not working as a team, own goals and headers count double.

Surely, it's a good training game.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:02:13 PM
Are Real and Barca huge in the Middle East? Every time I see one of their jerseys on the street, it's being worn by a Lebanese or Egyptian guy.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:05:20 PM
why do none of the islands off england (Jersey, Isle of Man etc) have a decent football team?

Because they have tiny populations? And if the players were any good they'd qualify to play for England
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:09:26 PM
:thup: Used to play Garages all the time as a bairn.
What rules did you play by, garages was a class game.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 04:27:44 PM
why do none of the islands off england (Jersey, Isle of Man etc) have a decent football team?

Relatively low population, possibly the age of the population, islands have more than one small team in their own league, good players play in England (Le Saux, Le Tissier)? Newport (IOW) are usually fairly strong and are still in the FA Vase this year, but there are several teams on the Isle of Wight. The better teams play on the mainland in various non-league divisions, and there is an Island League for the rest.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 07:04:09 PM
Is there anywhere in world football that isn't 'a hard/tough place to go'?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 07:06:27 PM
:thup: Used to play Garages all the time as a bairn.
What rules did you play by, garages was a class game.




garages was ok, one garage door each, 3 lives. but I think I prefered the football games where the end two garages were the goals. so a game of football with both goals facing the same direction. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 07:06:32 PM
Is there anywhere in world football that isn't 'a hard/tough place to go'?

Jersey, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Miercoles on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 07:09:02 PM
Are Real and Barca huge in the Middle East? Every time I see one of their jerseys on the street, it's being worn by a Lebanese or Egyptian guy.

same with man united
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:10:21 PM
Is there anywhere in world football that isn't 'a hard/tough place to go'?

Jersey, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight.
wearside for us.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:10:37 PM
Did anyone else play spot/spot the dog and kingo?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:13:25 PM
Did anyone else play spot/spot the dog and kingo?
spot was just about a foorball game, kingo was basically tuggy with a tennis ball. we had amate with such a throwing arm on him you couldn't deny getting hit with the ball as you'd yelp with pain and limp away.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:18:21 PM
Did anyone else play spot/spot the dog and kingo?
spot was just about a foorball game, kingo was basically tuggy with a tennis ball. we had amate with such a throwing arm on him you couldn't deny getting hit with the ball as you'd yelp with pain and limp away.

Spot was class for improving accuracy, especially with a 10/5 second rule.

Kingo destroyed me like. :lol: Most of my bruises in life are as a result of playing kingo. The only game I hated was singles, it was just a mess, no one ever scored. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:40:20 PM
Did anyone else play spot/spot the dog and kingo?
spot was just about a foorball game, kingo was basically tuggy with a tennis ball. we had amate with such a throwing arm on him you couldn't deny getting hit with the ball as you'd yelp with pain and limp away.

Spot was class for improving accuracy, especially with a 10/5 second rule.

Kingo destroyed me like. :lol: Most of my bruises in life are as a result of playing kingo. The only game I hated was singles, it was just a mess, no one ever scored. :lol:
is that world cup singles ? I am the current european beach world cup singles champion (well if they can have world championship wellie throwing and nettle eating and similar narrow terms) aswell as being half of the euro beach knee based head tennis world champion aswell (never beaten in 4yrs with my mate claus)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:42:38 PM
Used to play spot all the time with my dad. :aww:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:47:31 PM
How is Clive Tyldesley considered a footballing expert?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:48:16 PM
How is Clive Tyldesley considered a footballing expert?

Is this a trick question?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:49:24 PM
Did anyone else play spot/spot the dog and kingo?
spot was just about a foorball game, kingo was basically tuggy with a tennis ball. we had amate with such a throwing arm on him you couldn't deny getting hit with the ball as you'd yelp with pain and limp away.

Spot was class for improving accuracy, especially with a 10/5 second rule.

Kingo destroyed me like. :lol: Most of my bruises in life are as a result of playing kingo. The only game I hated was singles, it was just a mess, no one ever scored. :lol:
is that world cup singles ? I am the current european beach world cup singles champion (well if they can have world championship wellie throwing and nettle eating and similar narrow terms) aswell as being half of the euro beach knee based head tennis world champion aswell (never beaten in 4yrs with my mate claus)

It was really simple. One keeper and everyone else playing only for themselves. 'nee blasties!' :lol:

Round the clock was mint if everyone was good at kick ups.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:54:05 PM
For some reason it was Wembley singles round here. Loved that and doubles. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:55:53 PM
aye was Wembley singles/doubles for me too.

Used to love a class game of "headz n volz*" too




















*that's headers and volleys for you posh folk.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:57:15 PM
I was f***ing horrendous at headers and volleys. We tried to play a couple of years back when we were bored down the park one afternoon. I ended up just sitting out of it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:57:19 PM
How did these things spread without the internet? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:58:58 PM
I was f***ing horrendous at headers and volleys. We tried to play a couple of years back when we were bored down the park one afternoon. I ended up just sitting out of it.

I was always the divvy that would try and go for an overheard kick to try and knock 3 points off, usually ballooning it wide.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:59:38 PM
I hated headers and volleys. Such a s*** game considering other potential options.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:01:32 PM
I was mint at it. Proper Mark Hughes in me younger days when it came to the volley like.  :flex:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:01:37 PM
why do none of the islands off england (Jersey, Isle of Man etc) have a decent football team?

They all have in-house leagues. Their national teams play in the Island Games.

Guernsey have bridged that gap last season though by entering into the league system using players on the island, they won the league first season at a canter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey_F.C.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:02:08 PM
Aww I loved heads and volleys. 3 lives and if it goes wide you lose 2 lives, over and you lose 1, keeper catches it and the player that took the shot goes in net. :aww:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:02:26 PM
Hated bum slaps or bummers or whatever you called it. Really was no need [/pussy] :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:04:19 PM
Aww I loved heads and volleys. 3 lives and if it goes wide you lose 2 lives, over and you lose 1, keeper catches it and the player that took the shot goes in net. :aww:

:thup: I'd purposely aim for the 'keeper so I could go in goal. :blush:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:04:23 PM
Hated bum slaps or bummers or whatever you called it. Really was no need [/pussy] :lol:

 :lol: Arsewhacks here.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:05:21 PM
We played headers and volleys with 10 lives each, you lose a life if someone scores and 2 lives if it gets passed around the world and volleyd in. Keper catches or it goes over/wide and you're in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:06:18 PM
Always hated heads and volls, and also singles. Wembley doubles is always good, especially cos you need an odd number of people to do it and this is normally why your original game of football was s***/one sided.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:09:02 PM
I used to love doubles when I was on my own actually, was always treated like you were Pele if you managed to get through any rounds, even if just getting near the ball and scoring was fairly likely in the early rounds :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:10:24 PM
Singles always meant you either had goal moochers galore, or you had to bring in some pretty difficult-to-enforce rules to put a stop to it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:10:44 PM
Someone just goes in goal until a team a through if there's an even number of players. Doubles was class though, mostly because you get to have a rest every round.

Only headers in the box too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:11:35 PM
Someone just goes in goal until a team a through if there's an even number of players. Doubles was class though, mostly because you get to have a rest every round.

Was minging if you were scraping through every round. Absolutely knackered all the way through :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:12:09 PM
and throughout all these games you had to commentate.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:12:20 PM
Someone just goes in goal until a team a through if there's an even number of players. Doubles was class though, mostly because you get to have a rest every round.

Only headers in the box too.

Aye, but how often was there a 'box'.  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:12:38 PM
Singles always meant you either had goal moochers galore, or you had to bring in some pretty difficult-to-enforce rules to put a stop to it.

I'd go in goal a lot, we just had an agreement I'd disallow any goal-hanging goals. Respect. :snod:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:13:11 PM
Anyone else have 'battle of the s***s' when two players or two pairs just couldn't score and it would take ages? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:14:28 PM
we played one called "60 seconds" too.  Was a bit like heads and vols.

one in goal, 60 seconds to score one goal (volley from anywhere, headers only in the 6 yard box).  If you did that, you had 60 seconds to score 2, then 3 etc.  Keeper would count out loud.  If you skied it, put it wide or it was caught you went in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:14:41 PM
Did anyone else used to sing 'ooh ooh heads and volleys' or was that just my group of mates?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:15:01 PM
and throughout all these games you had to commentate.

My mate always used to scream "JAAAN MOLBY, THEY'VE GIVEN HIM TOO MUCH ROOM!!" every time he was on the attack :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:15:10 PM
Singles always meant you either had goal moochers galore, or you had to bring in some pretty difficult-to-enforce rules to put a stop to it.

I'd go in goal a lot, we just had an agreement I'd disallow any goal-hanging goals. Respect. :snod:
didn't you read, MOOCHER, not goal hanger. i'd rather be labelled a puff (sic) or mackem than a moocher, the greatest insult known to man. those werew the same people who had to be told to bunky off the bay when playing 21 buzz off.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:16:13 PM
Goal moochers. :pilko:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:17:11 PM
We definitely had a rule for goal hangers but I can't remember what it was, think it was just tunnel of death or something :lol:

They should have that in football now for when people like Suarez dive.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:17:40 PM
and throughout all these games you had to commentate.

My mate always used to scream "JAAAN MOLBY, THEY'VE GIVEN HIM TOO MUCH ROOM!!" every time he was on the attack :lol:
i once got told off by a friend of the family, said they'd tell my parents if they heard me do it again, my crime..."CANNELL!"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:18:13 PM
and throughout all these games you had to commentate.

My mate always used to scream "JAAAN MOLBY, THEY'VE GIVEN HIM TOO MUCH ROOM!!" every time he was on the attack :lol:

Im f***ing creased at that. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: henke on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:25:48 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:26:49 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:


loved it, what were your rules- if the keeper caught you you went in goal?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:28:57 PM
Another one was making the circle bigger and bigger on a field and seeing how far apart you could go and still play it to feet without anyone moving.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:35:39 PM
We called this Singles thing Coppers, double Coppers was usually the choice at school dinner time.  Was proper mint.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:35:54 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:


loved it, what were your rules- if the keeper caught you you went in goal?
we played if you shot wide or over the keeper got a point, we'd also have a mark on the deck (the box) only headers could be scored inside there.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:36:45 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:
it's how o learned to cross a ball, to get some height on it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:39:22 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:


we used to hoof balls at garage doors to get people to ring the police- this was how my Rocket shot part of my game was well developed :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:40:21 PM
Headers and volleys was ace.

We played it damn near every night after school. So much so that my volleying was superb compared to every other aspect of my game.  :lol:
it's how o learned to cross a ball, to get some height on it.

Aye, day 1: Jonas. day 492: Dave Beckham :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: timeEd32 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:41:04 PM
and throughout all these games you had to commentate.

My mate always used to scream "JAAAN MOLBY, THEY'VE GIVEN HIM TOO MUCH ROOM!!" every time he was on the attack :lol:

Im f***ing creased at that. :lol:

I'm dying.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:41:54 PM
We weren't allowed footballs at lunch time for some reason so had to use a tennis ball, pretty sure we were getting close to Brazilian level by the time we left school :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:45:14 PM
We weren't allowed footballs at lunch time for some reason so had to use a tennis ball, pretty sure we were getting close to Brazilian level by the time we left school :lol:
we had to use a large marble a couple of times (a bolliker) and yes i tried a header from a throw in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:46:00 PM
I remember playing football curbsies with varying levels of 'how many points would I get for getting a curbs from here?' that escalated into me asking how many points Id get to hit my garage door from more or less down the street.

I blasted it and just when it looked like it was going to curl, the wind caught it and it kept on going and smashed our outside front door light to smitherines! :lol:

I was already walking to my room when my mam came out to see what had happened and subsequently bollocked me.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:48:36 PM
aye theres hardly any smashed windows nowadays with all this double glazing. and fking. 'NO BALL GAMES' everywhere.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:49:18 PM
anyone play headers ? two goals pretty close to each other , throw the ball in the air and try to score with a header. there was a kid down our way used to pull the ball back onto his forehead and head butt it. he'd win cos of the power he'd get behind it but he also got a red patch on his head and must've done some damage.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:50:34 PM
We weren't allowed footballs at lunch time for some reason so had to use a tennis ball, pretty sure we were getting close to Brazilian level by the time we left school :lol:

:lol: Reminds me of primary school when there was a rota for one or two classes to use the playing field at lunch time during the winter, let alone banning footballs. Didn't want the field to get destroyed (what else they were using it for f*** knows), so we'd just be allowed a patch for 20-something kids to 'play' on.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:51:54 PM
Why can't you play outside your own house?

I'll pop it next time!

...and it was class when everyone scampered away when the ball went into the most feared neighbours garden.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:51:57 PM
We used to play 4 or 5-a-side on High Farm field with 1 keeper, always ended 20-19 :lol:

Used to sneak on to Darsley Park before it became the training ground as well.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:53:28 PM
We used to play 4 or 5-a-side on High Farm field with 1 keeper, always ended 20-19 :lol:

Used to sneak on to Darsley Park before it became the training ground as well.


used to play on there, next to the cricket pitch ( horse field now) on a sunday morning.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:54:31 PM
anyone play headers ? two goals pretty close to each other , throw the ball in the air and try to score with a header. there was a kid down our way used to pull the ball back onto his forehead and head butt it. he'd win cos of the power he'd get behind it but he also got a red patch on his head and must've done some damage.

Aye, I used to do that playing heads volleyball in a pool on holiday or whatever. Only with a penny floater though. f*** doing that with a caser like! :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:55:28 PM
Why can't you play outside your own house?

I'll pop it next time!

...and it was class when everyone scampered away when the ball went into the most feared neighbours garden.
because the little gits that want to play otuside ours are crap with none of the basics of ball control. they don't want to pass to each other or have a lamp post as a goal. they just want to kick the ball as high and hard and long as possible.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:55:57 PM
We used to play 4 or 5-a-side on High Farm field with 1 keeper, always ended 20-19 :lol:

Used to sneak on to Darsley Park before it became the training ground as well.


used to play on there, next to the cricket pitch ( horse field now) on a sunday morning.

Was just a horses field by the time we started venturing up there regularly, we played on the rough patch of grass next to the bowling green, was hidden away from the main building.

Ball used to pop on the hedge a bit too much like :lol:

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:58:10 PM
I played on Palmersville field a few years ago and these 18 year old lads asked us for a game. They only played for the f***ing county. :lol: It was horrible.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:00:35 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:03:03 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:

Aye, or it got kicked onto the school roof. My brand new Mitre Delta got kicked on the roof in year 5 and I got it back in year 7. :lol: Not even kidding.

Also "DIVN'T SIT ON IT, MAN! YILL EGG IT"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:03:52 PM
I played on Palmersville field a few years ago and these 18 year old lads asked us for a game. They only played for the f***ing county. :lol: It was horrible.

When we were quite young (around 12 probably) we played against Andrew Fotiadis (you will need wikipedia :lol:) and a few of his England under 18 team mates and beat them in a 5-a-side :lol:

Probably the most damming proof that English coaches train the ability out of the players.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:04:16 PM
Always remember my YTS days back in the early/mid 90s.  The different groups used to take each other on at break times.

The first two games, morning and lunch went well, great games and all level.  The afternoon was built up and everyone was f***ing pumping.  We ran outside and yours truely hoofed the ball over norham road but the ball rolled back onto the road and a van driver ran it over and burst it.

Everyone justed sighed and went back inside for a cup of tea from the vending machine.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:04:30 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:06:56 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:

Aye, or it got kicked onto the school roof. My brand new Mitre Delta got kicked on the roof in year 5 and I got it back in year 7. :lol: Not even kidding.

Also "DIVN'T SIT ON IT, MAN! YILL EGG IT"

:thup: :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:07:53 PM
I played on Palmersville field a few years ago and these 18 year old lads asked us for a game. They only played for the f***ing county. :lol: It was horrible.

When we were quite young (around 12 probably) we played against Andrew Fotiadis (you will need wikipedia :lol:) and a few of his England under 18 team mates and beat them in a 5-a-side :lol:

Probably the most damming proof that English coaches train the ability out of the players.

Wew! David Borley, Mark Rassmussen and Stuart Richardson from our school all ended up playing professionally like. Mark wasn't allowed to play in the yard in case he got injured and couldn't play for England. The year above me in middle school won everything going. My year was s****. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:08:10 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:09:17 PM
we only had a yard, surrounded by buildings, at primary school.  Therefore the rule was sponge balls only (which you had to buy yourself and bring in)

f***ing ridiculous when it rained.  Soaked up all the water and sometimes some tiny stones and stuff, people would just stand on them to stop you getting it.  If you got hit with it you'd get an almighty wet splat.  They also disintegrated incredibly quickly.  I still remember some of us running around kicking what was effectively a bit of mis-shapen sponge in sheer desperation to keep playing.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:09:55 PM
I had a mitre Magma.

Awesome ball.

Ripped to bits playing garages.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:10:41 PM
I took in an all weather ball once. It didn't go down well like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:10:46 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.


the weight of a caser when it had been skinned alive on concrete and left out in the rain. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:11:34 PM
we only had a yard, surrounded by buildings, at primary school.  Therefore the rule was sponge balls only (which you had to buy yourself and bring in)

f***ing ridiculous when it rained.  Soaked up all the water and sometimes some tiny stones and stuff, people would just stand on them to stop you getting it.  If you got hit with it you'd get an almighty wet splat.  They also disintegrated incredibly quickly.  I still remember some of us running around kicking what was effectively a bit of mis-shapen sponge in sheer desperation to keep playing.

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:12:32 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.


the weight of a caser when it had been skinned alive on concrete and left out in the rain. :lol:
how many times did you organise a game, about 20 of you turned up on the field......no ball!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:12:40 PM
The pain of getting smacked by a size 4 Mitre Tactic. f***ing hell, the pain!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:13:59 PM
genuine daft question - why are 5-a-side balls covered in luminous fur?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:14:03 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.


the weight of a caser when it had been skinned alive on concrete and left out in the rain. :lol:
how many times did you organise a game, about 20 of you turned up on the field......no ball!


actually calling on unpoplar ponces who never played, just to see if they had a ball. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:15:09 PM
I played on Palmersville field a few years ago and these 18 year old lads asked us for a game. They only played for the f***ing county. :lol: It was horrible.

When we were quite young (around 12 probably) we played against Andrew Fotiadis (you will need wikipedia :lol:) and a few of his England under 18 team mates and beat them in a 5-a-side :lol:

Probably the most damming proof that English coaches train the ability out of the players.

Wew! David Borley, Mark Rassmussen and Stuart Richardson from our school all ended up playing professionally like. Mark wasn't allowed to play in the yard in case he got injured and couldn't play for England. The year above me in middle school won everything going. My year was s****. :lol:


Mentioned this before but the player who couldn't get into our school side outfield and had to play in goal went on to be a forward at league 1 sides and is currently playing for Gateshead.

I have worked in an office since leaving school :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:17:22 PM
This lad once came into school with red and yellow cards :lol: everyone just told him to f*** off. He also fashioned a 'blue card' that he showed to the person he thought was man of the match. It's alright though, he's dead now. Haha, nah.

He was the kid that would say it went in when you didn't have a bar and it went 14ft over. If you disagreed he took his ball and went home.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:18:33 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.


the weight of a caser when it had been skinned alive on concrete and left out in the rain. :lol:
how many times did you organise a game, about 20 of you turned up on the field......no ball!


actually calling on unpoplar ponces who never played, just to see if they had a ball. :lol:
aye, the question "is your simon coming out ?", "no he's doing his homework"," is his ball coming out then?"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:19:27 PM
This lad once came into school with red and yellow cards :lol: everyone just told him to f*** off. He also fashioned a 'blue card' that he showed to the person he thought was man of the match. It's alright though, he's dead now. Haha, nah.

He was the kid that would say it went in when you didn't have a bar and it went 14ft over. If you disagreed he took his ball and went home.

In primary school we had a kid that would say he was getting trophies made but would tell you what you won, I won best slide tackler :snod:

Ripped to shred knees and perma-grass stained trousers. I really was the man!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:20:13 PM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

:lol:

Was the start of the end that like.

Also, "Divvin't kick it on the concrete man, it's new!". Mitre was the ball to have when I was growing up.


the weight of a caser when it had been skinned alive on concrete and left out in the rain. :lol:
how many times did you organise a game, about 20 of you turned up on the field......no ball!


actually calling on unpoplar ponces who never played, just to see if they had a ball. :lol:
aye, the question "is your simon coming out ?", "no he's doing his homework"," is his ball coming out then?"


 :lol:  im sure one of them was Simon, aye.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:20:17 PM
This lad once came into school with red and yellow cards :lol: everyone just told him to f*** off.
:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:20:45 PM
I played on Palmersville field a few years ago and these 18 year old lads asked us for a game. They only played for the f***ing county. :lol: It was horrible.

When we were quite young (around 12 probably) we played against Andrew Fotiadis (you will need wikipedia :lol:) and a few of his England under 18 team mates and beat them in a 5-a-side :lol:

Probably the most damming proof that English coaches train the ability out of the players.

Wew! David Borley, Mark Rassmussen and Stuart Richardson from our school all ended up playing professionally like. Mark wasn't allowed to play in the yard in case he got injured and couldn't play for England. The year above me in middle school won everything going. My year was s****. :lol:


Mentioned this before but the player who couldn't get into our school side outfield and had to play in goal went on to be a forward at league 1 sides and is currently playing for Gateshead.

I have worked in an office since leaving school :lol:

It's crazy like isn't it. I know someone that played with Peter Ramage and he cannot believe that he ended up playing professionally and that he was all hard work and that was it. I think he regrets not sticking in more because he probably would have made it with the same amount of effort.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:24:31 PM
Bad memories of playing on the astro turf at Wallsend Sporty, couldn't help myself sliding all over and wrecking my knees.

So glad most places use that 3G stuff now.

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:27:08 PM
We once somehow managed to end up with a Mitre Delta. The king of footballs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:27:22 PM
Wallsend sport centre astro turf may aswell have been sandpaper.  Loads of battle scars off that s***.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:30:35 PM
The Mitre Delta was the king.

Do they still make drill tops?  :blush:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:31:16 PM
:thup: Used to play Garages all the time as a bairn.

Same.  Was class.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:31:26 PM
astro turf ? ASTRO BLOODY TURF ?, we had grass for a month or two, then about 10month of mud or solid hard baked soil. when it got dark we played in the street and that meant slide tackles on tarmac and gravel
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:33:51 PM
Aye, we played at the Sporty for 6 weeks solid one summer, was class except when you fell over.  Still felt mint playing in such decent facilities, mind.

On days when there were only 2 of us there we'd nip over to the 5 aside pitches and play 1-on-1 where you weren't allowed to cross the half way line when attacking or go in your own box while defending, was a pretty good game that actually, high octane stuff.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Coco on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:39:55 PM
A kid in my class brought in a brand new, red mitre delta that he got for his birthday. 2 minutes into the first match, it was on the roof. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:53:23 PM
We had these red, titanium hard, plastic footballs for PE. Getting one of those spanked at your leg in the winter is one of the most painful memories I have.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 10:58:21 PM
The size-5 Mitres we used in PE were like cannonballs :lol: Seemed huge at the time and were rock hard.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 12 February 2013, 11:00:20 PM
The size-5 Mitres we used in PE were like cannonballs :lol: Seemed huge at the time and were rock hard.
aye, came as a right shock after the nice soft, only half inflated casers we were used to at home.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 12:12:04 AM
We weren't allowed footballs at lunch time for some reason so had to use a tennis ball, pretty sure we were getting close to Brazilian level by the time we left school :lol:
we had to use a large marble a couple of times (a bolliker) and yes i tried a header from a throw in.

We actually had to use rolled up socks a lot, everyone handed one over to make a ball. I tell that to the youth of today, and they don't believe me.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:15:13 AM
Man, I can still remember the fury at the dinnerladies telling us all to go in. f***ing shut up man, we're just putting pressure on 'em. Alas, they never understood. :( Lunchtime matches were always best when they finished like 2-1, or something. Our group of lads actually had plenty of close games - they were quite high octane.

I find it interesting, the whole 'tier' of footballing ability. For example, of the 14/15 of us that played every lunchtime, I was probably the 2nd/3rd best or something, and I'm s***. I got a token invite to the actual school matches, just to fill up the numbers. The team captain of our school team was my best friend around the ages of 3-10 - we learnt how to kick a football together. He turned into a class player by age 13, no one could touch him. The lad never made it beyond York City Under-18s and occasionally warms the bench for Pickering Town.

Then, like, imagine how badly you'd get beaten by Kidderminster Reserves, or whatever. I would love to have a kickaround with Mike Williamson, James Perch, Danny Simpson and co, just to witness how badly beaten I would get by players I call 's***' (context obviously goes out the window at times).

It just makes you wonder how the f*** the best players get so f***ing good. Football is a unique sport; I reckon if I played snooker or golf every single day from the ages of 3 to 18 (like I did with footy, pretty much), I would be a great player. Football's just different though. I firmly believe that you must just be born with world class footballing ability; it's got to be some kind of gift.

(Deep.)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ChrisMcQuillan on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 03:30:41 AM
Man, I can still remember the fury at the dinnerladies telling us all to go in. f***ing shut up man, we're just putting pressure on 'em. Alas, they never understood. :( Lunchtime matches were always best when they finished like 2-1, or something. Our group of lads actually had plenty of close games - they were quite high octane.

I find it interesting, the whole 'tier' of footballing ability. For example, of the 14/15 of us that played every lunchtime, I was probably the 2nd/3rd best or something, and I'm s***. I got a token invite to the actual school matches, just to fill up the numbers. The team captain of our school team was my best friend around the ages of 3-10 - we learnt how to kick a football together. He turned into a class player by age 13, no one could touch him. The lad never made it beyond York City Under-18s and occasionally warms the bench for Pickering Town.

Then, like, imagine how badly you'd get beaten by Kidderminster Reserves, or whatever. I would love to have a kickaround with Mike Williamson, James Perch, Danny Simpson and co, just to witness how badly beaten I would get by players I call 's***' (context obviously goes out the window at times).

It just makes you wonder how the f*** the best players get so f***ing good. Football is a unique sport; I reckon if I played snooker or golf every single day from the ages of 3 to 18 (like I did with footy, pretty much), I would be a great player. Football's just different though. I firmly believe that you must just be born with world class footballing ability; it's got to be some kind of gift.

(Deep.)

Might want to have a check for a nearby gas leak.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 04:02:11 AM
:bluf:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 08:32:23 AM
Worst case scenario with no football was stone football. Used to make the most unpopular kid go in net! Evil. Its true though yorkie, I think its part genetic with regards to footballing ability as 90% of lads play football at every oppertunity for the first 16? Years of their life, and yet don't come close for professional status. 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SMTW on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 08:49:53 AM
I remember one time when I was really young at school we didn't have a ball so just made do with an imaginary football.
One of my mates at the time was a single child, spoilt, cry baby type. He ended up not getting his own way and took said imaginary football inside.
Ended our match that did. The b******.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 08:52:58 AM
Always remember if you player singles in the north it was called just singles but in the south it was Wembley Singles lol
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: nobby_solano on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 08:54:16 AM
we got a bit better at football during primary school when because of the dinner nannies complaining at us booting a size 5 about the yard we had to play with a tennis ball instead. of course whatever skill we'd built up was lost over the summer holidays mind but for that few months we did well  ;D
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:04:16 AM
Always remember if you player singles in the north it was called just singles but in the south it was Wembley Singles lol

Honestly, sometimes I'd be happy to get put out playing that.  Used to be absolutely f***ed by the time you got through a couple of rounds if there's loads of you.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:08:09 AM
Always remember if you player singles in the north it was called just singles but in the south it was Wembley Singles lol

Honestly, sometimes I'd be happy to get put out playing that.  Used to be absolutely f***ed by the time you got through a couple of rounds if there's loads of you.

The key to this was either scoring early on every round or just wait till last few people and then turn it on.  I preferred doubles.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:09:41 AM
For a bit we played Football Italia, was also known as foul football. Horrible game. Luckily we were all small enough to not hurt anybody.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:10:03 AM
I was the one who tried to score early and failed and was one of the last 2 left

:okay:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:10:50 AM
For a bit we played Football Italia, was also known as foul football. Horrible game. Luckily we were all small enough to not hurt anybody.

Foot Brawl :lol:

Used to love it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:12:39 AM
I was the one who tried to score early and failed and was one of the last 2 left

:okay:

Same.  I was useless at it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: nobby_solano on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:41:58 AM
Was f***ing devastating when your ball popped :lol:
even when it had been hanging on for ages, like when your caser had a tumor (the bladder sticking out where the stitching had came away)

we'd always called that sticking out bit 'the pleb'  ;D
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:44:22 AM
Do youths still play these games? As in, outside amongst all the health and safety risks and paedophiles?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:46:07 AM
I was the one who tried to score early and failed and was one of the last 2 left

:okay:

Same.  I was useless at it.

Nah, you just had to have a bit of strategy. Identify the manics who'd go chasing to the end of the playground before anyone has taken a shot; wait for them to take the edge off then get a goal. Repeat until you were down to the last 3, then step it up (the other two would always assume you were going to sit back in the semi-final, no matter how many times you played the same strategy). Then you'd take your chances in the final and hope the other lad was knackered.

Dodgy keepers were usually the pet hate in 'Wembley' (nae singles).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:55:06 AM
Dodgy keepers were usually the pet hate in 'Wembley' (nae singles).

"you let that in man you could have had that!!"

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:02:35 AM
Dodgy keepers were usually the pet hate in 'Wembley' (nae singles).

"you let that in man you could have had that!!"

:lol:

The box rule was quite funny as well as any goal near it and everyone screaming for pelanties all around.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TBG on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:08:28 AM
Do youths still play these games? As in, outside amongst all the health and safety risks and paedophiles?

Think it's DLC for Fifa 13
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:11:11 AM
"Pens aal rund"

:lol: reminiscing here

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:21:34 AM
remember we played a secondary school game away at Lord Lawson using what I'm fairly certain was a f***ing netball, the cheap c***s!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:24:47 AM
 :lol:

We used to play with this orange cricket/hockey ball at Ivy Road, it was step up from the tennis ball we used to play with. Then someone bought a football in, but he turned into a right little Hitler and thought he was manager of the yard 'I'll pick the teams, it's my ball'.  :hmm:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:26:23 AM
Do youths still play these games? As in, outside amongst all the health and safety risks and paedophiles?

 :lol: see the Facebook thread in general chat, things done changed. You have reminded me of a particularly nasty P.E. teacher we used to have who used to moan that kids would rather play computer games than be out playing football. Unfortunately living in the countryside the only pitches that were available to be used were the school pitches and despite only ever really needing one pitch (there were 4 btw) the same P.E. teacher used to forbid people from using any school pitches outside of school hours.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:28:19 AM
it was mad in primary school like.  To any normal human being, it just looked like the side of a building, few drainpipes and a window ledge but to a 10 year-old those two drainpipes and that window ledge made a goal.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:30:45 AM
it was mad in primary school like.  To any normal human being, it just looked like the side of a building, few drainpipes and a window ledge but to a 10 year-old those two drainpipes and that window ledge made a goal.

Back of Palmersville chippy there's a similar type of deal. Two drain pipes, a wall, and going diagonally across another drainpipe with a metal casing around it - That's the GK. Hours were spent shooting against that wall to beat the GK. To the left were little mini concrete bollard things, those were defenders/the wall to practice freekicks over.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 10:37:31 AM
it was mad in primary school like.  To any normal human being, it just looked like the side of a building, few drainpipes and a window ledge but to a 10 year-old those two drainpipes and that window ledge made a goal.

Back of Palmersville chippy there's a similar type of deal. Two drain pipes, a wall, and going diagonally across another drainpipe with a metal casing around it - That's the GK. Hours were spent shooting against that wall to beat the GK. To the left were little mini concrete bollard things, those were defenders/the wall to practice freekicks over.

Bottom of my street were some garages, if no one wanted to go in goal we used 2 of the garages as goals, the bricks that seperated the garages were the 'keeper, as were the big long hinges and locks.  Cue the 'nah, hit the hinge' ... 'did it f***' ... 'not playing anymore' arguments.

Funny the things you'd do as a kid for a kick about.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:13:23 PM
For a bit we played Football Italia, was also known as foul football. Horrible game. Luckily we were all small enough to not hurt anybody.

Hackies! Football Italia is a much better name.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:15:58 PM
Did anyone ever have the misfortune of playing at Keegan Park in Killy? It's how I still imagine Compton. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:25:28 PM
Man, I can still remember the fury at the dinnerladies telling us all to go in. f***ing shut up man, we're just putting pressure on 'em. Alas, they never understood. :( Lunchtime matches were always best when they finished like 2-1, or something. Our group of lads actually had plenty of close games - they were quite high octane.

I find it interesting, the whole 'tier' of footballing ability. For example, of the 14/15 of us that played every lunchtime, I was probably the 2nd/3rd best or something, and I'm s***. I got a token invite to the actual school matches, just to fill up the numbers. The team captain of our school team was my best friend around the ages of 3-10 - we learnt how to kick a football together. He turned into a class player by age 13, no one could touch him. The lad never made it beyond York City Under-18s and occasionally warms the bench for Pickering Town.

Then, like, imagine how badly you'd get beaten by Kidderminster Reserves, or whatever. I would love to have a kickaround with Mike Williamson, James Perch, Danny Simpson and co, just to witness how badly beaten I would get by players I call 's***' (context obviously goes out the window at times).

It just makes you wonder how the f*** the best players get so f***ing good. Football is a unique sport; I reckon if I played snooker or golf every single day from the ages of 3 to 18 (like I did with footy, pretty much), I would be a great player. Football's just different though. I firmly believe that you must just be born with world class footballing ability; it's got to be some kind of gift.

(Deep.)

The bit in Fever Pitch about Gus Caesar is really good. You know, you have to be essentially one of the two or three best in your city to get to that level, miles and miles better than anyone, yet you can get on the stage and still be hopelessly out of your depth.

I was very good as a kid - played County Schools (for Middlesex, which has a LOT of kids) and partnered a guy at school at CB who captained England schoolboys and went on to play for Norwich and a couple of others. Yet I never really got close to playing semi-pro. Only one guy from our Sunday team did. I was one of the best two or three in our team, and one of the others was a guy who was fantastically talented, yet a hardcore smoker (and some more). He played youth for someone (Orient I think) but it was neither of us. It was a guy who didn't seem to have a lot of talent at all, but had looked after himself - would run the odd marathon, had some pace. He told me about it, but hardly anyone else - he seemed almost sheepish, couldn't believe it. I remember we'd talk about his Saturday game in the pub after Sunday - how he was playing right-mid and was told to keep it very simple, keep his position, track the player, give it the way you're facing and go - the basic stuff. At that level it's about discipline and athleticism, with a certain basic level of talent.

Obviously at "world-class" level it's a different planet. One thing I have found fascinating in the US is the level of professionalism in certain (most) sports at an early age. If you have any kind of talent - even if you're just big - you will find a team of coaches and a rigorous, dedicated training program for both technique and physical development. I don't know about your school, but at mine the team in the first couple of years was run by a Maths teacher. And we were very good. Training was rudimentary, and probably once a week. In the UK, the clubs do the job of scouting and picking up, but I can't help but feel that if the same level (and breadth) of nurturing was involved in schools, then that would make a massive difference. I guarantee you that I would be able to kick properly with my right foot, at least.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:29:09 PM
Do youths still play these games? As in, outside amongst all the health and safety risks and paedophiles?

I've been wondering this a lot, particularly as I'm now in a new country and have kids myself. I would be out with my mates on our bikes literally all day, and remember playing those massive games at the park from tea (when school ended) until dark. Are we really remembering things correctly, and if so, does this still happen?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:33:09 PM
Always remember if you player singles in the north it was called just singles but in the south it was Wembley Singles lol

Honestly, sometimes I'd be happy to get put out playing that.  Used to be absolutely f***ed by the time you got through a couple of rounds if there's loads of you.
I always called it cuppa's.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:39:28 PM
Wembley Singles/Doubles is just extra effort. "You coming over the school for a game of Wembley Singles?"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 02:44:41 PM
Was always singles/knockout/doubles, never heard "Wembley ..." before :lol: heard Cups before as well.

While we're on, I used to love a game of Heads and Vols when I couldn't be arsed to run about.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 04:41:31 PM
Singles/doubles was always "Knockout Wem" (as in Wembley). :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 04:48:03 PM
It was Wembley Singles/Doubles round our way, though we were in North London.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 05:16:41 PM
Was always singles/knockout/doubles, never heard "Wembley ..." before :lol: heard Cups before as well.

While we're on, I used to love a game of Heads and Vols when I couldn't be arsed to run about.

I only enjoyed Heads and Vols if it was 'Hot Arse'.

When the 'keeper had 3 lives and if 3 goals were scored every one would take turns in blasting the ball against the keepers arse.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 07:02:52 PM
Cheek/Sheikh/Chake/Chick/Sheek...Tiote?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: MW on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 07:14:20 PM
Check
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 07:22:56 PM
Checked and it's Shake
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 07:26:37 PM
I've always gone with Shake. But heard it pronounced a few different ways, just wanted to clarify.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:02:47 PM
In my youth I've played in a full schoolyard game, around 30 a side, where an empty can was used as a ball. This was in the early 2000s as well. :lol:

Anyone here ever play Eggs?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:11:32 PM
Was always singles/knockout/doubles, never heard "Wembley ..." before :lol: heard Cups before as well.

While we're on, I used to love a game of Heads and Vols when I couldn't be arsed to run about.

I only enjoyed Heads and Vols if it was 'Hot Arse'.

When the 'keeper had 3 lives and if 3 goals were scored every one would take turns in blasting the ball against the keepers arse.
we had a similar to that, sure i've described in on here, we turned heads and volleys into "umph" where, without the keeper knowing the point wasn't to score but to hit the keeper and hurt him, when the keeper knew about it it was "grand master umph" as it became harder. different points for where the keeper got hit and how direct a shot it was.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:17:06 PM
we went all out when we got to 14/15 like.  All chipped in for a couple of nets and pegs.  Lad that lived nearest the field kept them in his garage.  We thought we were the f***ing business.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:21:15 PM
we went all out when we got to 14/15 like.  All chipped in for a couple of nets and pegs.  Lad that lived nearest the field kept them in his garage.  We thought we were the f***ing business.
We stole a net and used it for a good few years. It might still be in my shed. Was a right pain in the arse when it was cold and wet, having to bundle this massive net into a black bag every time. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:27:47 PM
when about 10 there was a lad round our way (he was about 13) who would make a goal out of bits of wood and a net of polythene sheeting. it would only be 5-a-side size and look great till someone scored or hit the woodwork and the lot collapsed.

but then we'd go the the gala field on a sunday morning for the club (CIU) games where till the games started we'd have full sized goals and nets, then at half time, then at full time when we got clever and said "we'll take them doon and bring them back to the club before last orders" and we had goals and nets for over an hour.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 13 February 2013, 11:38:35 PM
we went all out when we got to 14/15 like.  All chipped in for a couple of nets and pegs.  Lad that lived nearest the field kept them in his garage.  We thought we were the f***ing business.
We stole a net and used it for a good few years. It might still be in my shed. Was a right pain in the arse when it was cold and wet, having to bundle this massive net into a black bag every time. :lol:

We kept ours in a crate which was used to stand on to hang it properly.  Also used to lose pegs all the time as well which was a nightmare.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ketsbaia on Thursday 14 February 2013, 01:48:59 AM
60 seconds is a pain because of the inconsistent counting which, quite frankly, became a distraction. Didn't like 'Headz n Volz' either because I don't like that Stoke crap.

Wembley singles/doubles all the way :smug:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:00:47 AM
Were/are there not nets at various parks already set up over there?

There were enough people who played when I was younger, but now my friends and I can get 12-22 people together a week in the summer. There's five places in my incredibly tiny hometown with nets set up, one even for 5 and 6-a-side. Most of them have been set up by my very ambitious high school coach, but even other neighboring towns have that many options.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:48:54 AM
Were/are there not nets at various parks already set up over there?

There were enough people who played when I was younger, but now my friends and I can get 12-22 people together a week in the summer. There's five places in my incredibly tiny hometown with nets set up, one even for 5 and 6-a-side. Most of them have been set up by my very ambitious high school coach, but even other neighboring towns have that many options.

The posts are there, but the nets almost never are. There might be several reasons: People steal them; there are less public pitches now than there used to be; there is simply less space in the UK than in the US; there are more teams in the UK, and so more uses of pitches, therefore more damage to nets, therefore more expensive to replace; it's an easy cut for UK councils to make; we are still subject to post-war rationing of football nets; we no longer have a fossil fuel industry to make the plastics for the twine. Take your pick. I have actually commented on this before driving round my town, as in the UK, Sunday teams would have to bring their own nets for every home game. Here, they seem to be in place. Are they simply less used in the US? Are they only found in more community-minded towns? Are Americans simply more community-minded? Does God protect the nets in the US? Who actually pays for them and puts them up here?

I feel that I have over-thought this.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 14 February 2013, 05:03:56 AM
God delegates net-protection to Jesus iirc.

My school district growing-up had 3-4 good quality fields with the posts there year-round. Public district, public fields. Never difficult to find space. Also, no competition really.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 14 February 2013, 07:43:13 AM
:lol: It's probably God.

In all seriousness, I just don't think there's a very large demand for nets in America, so people just don't steal them. I've definitely played and practiced with my fair share of posts without nets, in the 90's almost every net was years old and had holes in it. I can answer some questions in terms of my city, because I know my old coach has paid/used funding to get our goals, he probably has six around the city. In fact, one practice we spent the entire time fitting new nets onto our goals, he loved new s***. I'm just happy that we have goals in so many different parks, nets or not.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Miercoles on Thursday 14 February 2013, 08:49:03 AM
Yeah nobody here gives enough of a s*** about soccer to steal nets
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jill on Thursday 14 February 2013, 08:53:49 AM
Used to love playing football in the hockey goals on the school field, they were the perfect size.

Or in the 11 a side goals when they'd have the nets up for the pub league and would leave them up for a while afterwards.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:07:08 AM
My favourite was when I used to 'help' my Grandad at our local ground (Dunston UTS :huff: The Fed :smug: ) when he put the lines on the pitch, drive round on the tractor cutting the grass etc....always used to get him to put the nets up so me and my kid could play, felt like the mutts nuts :D
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:29:29 AM
Were/are there not nets at various parks already set up over there?

There were enough people who played when I was younger, but now my friends and I can get 12-22 people together a week in the summer. There's five places in my incredibly tiny hometown with nets set up, one even for 5 and 6-a-side. Most of them have been set up by my very ambitious high school coach, but even other neighboring towns have that many options.

The posts are there, but the nets almost never are. There might be several reasons: People steal them; there are less public pitches now than there used to be; there is simply less space in the UK than in the US; there are more teams in the UK, and so more uses of pitches, therefore more damage to nets, therefore more expensive to replace; it's an easy cut for UK councils to make; we are still subject to post-war rationing of football nets; we no longer have a fossil fuel industry to make the plastics for the twine. Take your pick. I have actually commented on this before driving round my town, as in the UK, Sunday teams would have to bring their own nets for every home game. Here, they seem to be in place. Are they simply less used in the US? Are they only found in more community-minded towns? Are Americans simply more community-minded? Does God protect the nets in the US? Who actually pays for them and puts them up here?

I feel that I have over-thought this.

Never any nets on basketball courts over here either and neebody plays that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Brazilianbob on Thursday 14 February 2013, 11:48:43 AM
Used to watch Steve Carney playing for a pub team and as a defender he took no prisoners in fact I used to physically flinch when he took out opposing players.  He them signed for Newcastle and looked like a powder puff when he came up against 2nd division strikers.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 14 February 2013, 12:06:09 PM
Were/are there not nets at various parks already set up over there?

There were enough people who played when I was younger, but now my friends and I can get 12-22 people together a week in the summer. There's five places in my incredibly tiny hometown with nets set up, one even for 5 and 6-a-side. Most of them have been set up by my very ambitious high school coach, but even other neighboring towns have that many options.

The posts are there, but the nets almost never are. There might be several reasons: People steal them; there are less public pitches now than there used to be; there is simply less space in the UK than in the US; there are more teams in the UK, and so more uses of pitches, therefore more damage to nets, therefore more expensive to replace; it's an easy cut for UK councils to make; we are still subject to post-war rationing of football nets; we no longer have a fossil fuel industry to make the plastics for the twine. Take your pick. I have actually commented on this before driving round my town, as in the UK, Sunday teams would have to bring their own nets for every home game. Here, they seem to be in place. Are they simply less used in the US? Are they only found in more community-minded towns? Are Americans simply more community-minded? Does God protect the nets in the US? Who actually pays for them and puts them up here?

I feel that I have over-thought this.

Never any nets on basketball courts over here either and neebody plays that.
But we'd still steal it for other uses, I imagine if you tied the bottom and strapped it to a large stick it would make a decent net for catching ducks for example. If I saw a baskeball net out in the open I certainly couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 14 February 2013, 12:07:10 PM
^ Crime doesn't pay, kids.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 14 February 2013, 02:42:24 PM
Unless it's an indoor court, it's rare to find nets on basketball hoops in the states too.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Thursday 14 February 2013, 03:09:35 PM
Because people keep pinching them to craft duck nets? We have the same problem.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 February 2013, 09:59:29 PM
If the Premier League/Football League agreed that managers couldn't be sacked (on the basis of poor performance) any less than three years after being appointed, would it make much/any difference to things as they are now?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tiresias on Sunday 17 February 2013, 10:44:12 PM
It would have good and bad effects, lots of good managers would feel the benefit of not being knee jerk sacked, but on the other hand clubs wouldn't risk appointing some managers at all, so you'd probably end up with a lot more 'safe hands' managers keeping things ticking over but maybe a trend towards conservative safe managers ranter than hot heads like Mourinho, and slightly bonkers ones liek AVB
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:07:12 PM
Who would comprise an all-Geordie starting XI, using current players?

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:18:50 PM
Who would comprise an all-Geordie starting XI, using current players?

Current players for us or any club?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:19:28 PM
Who would comprise an all-Geordie starting XI, using current players?

Current players for us or any club?

Any professional club.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:28:48 PM
Thanks to Wikipedia: Harper, Taylor and the Ameobii, bolstered by Michael Carrick, Lee Novak, Jonny Rowell, Danny Graham and assorted current reserve or Gateshead players.

Thank Christ we don't have a Catalan-style national side.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:29:21 PM
On current form, I'd say Forster in goal like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:31:55 PM
On current form, I'd say Forster in goal like.

Oh aye, my bad. Finding it quite hard to think of them from outside us.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:34:02 PM
On current form, I'd say Forster in goal like.

Oh aye, my bad. Finding it quite hard to think of them from outside us.  :undecided:

Aye, it's very hard - I was going to post a team but then realised I couldn't really think of anyone apart from the obvious ones.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:37:33 PM
Ant McPartlin's supposed to be alright between the sticks...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:41:43 PM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2011/2/1/1296590992099/Andy-Carroll-of-Liverpool-007.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:42:53 PM
Embarrassingly would Peter Ramage be 2nd best (or at least experienced) centre back?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:43:00 PM
Michael Owen as a co-commentator on Match of the Day 2, why?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 18 February 2013, 03:53:09 PM
Because he's a c*** is always the correct answer.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 28 February 2013, 05:58:20 PM
I think this has been asked before, but apart from the obvious stuff (camera, eyes, an open heart) what would people that have done the SJP stadium tour recommend that I take with me?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 16 March 2013, 02:14:26 PM
Is Victor Anichibe Everton's Shola Ameobi?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Venkman on Saturday 16 March 2013, 02:17:28 PM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Rocker on Saturday 16 March 2013, 02:23:37 PM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

Anything to do about the Gremlins on the North Shields ferry landing?  ???

No idea.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jill on Saturday 16 March 2013, 02:26:01 PM
Sure this was discussed a while back, wasn't there something about how you used to play local rivals at new year because it was less distance to travel? No idea on any specific matches though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Slippery Sam on Saturday 16 March 2013, 03:01:05 PM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

The mists of time frustrate me.  Someone can put the meat on these bones.  NUFC beat Sunlun 3-1 iirc on new year's day in, er, '83 (can't be arsed to check it)?  No fighting as such as sunlun always 'ran away' - the words just come from that era of 'boot boy' etc.

EDIT: It's our song, btw.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 17 March 2013, 12:10:43 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Sunday 17 March 2013, 01:36:48 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:
the line "the sunderland ran away" should be a clue.

anyhoo, there was a vogue for while of having derbies on new years day (to save fans having to travel the length of the country.....makes sense really, todays fixture lists compilers could learn a lot) so manmy clubs will have a song about chasing their local rivals on that day.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 21 March 2013, 02:16:28 AM
Can anyone recommend some good books about NUFC (history, player autobiographies, etc.)?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Thursday 21 March 2013, 11:12:36 AM
Can anyone recommend some good books about NUFC (history, player autobiographies, etc.)?
paul joannou's books on the club are normally decent. i also have a soft spot for the newcastle united fc story by john gibson (mainly details the fairs cup run)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 21 March 2013, 11:16:17 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:


Im fairly sure it was sung before '85. I thought it was about the derbies in late 70s, or the 3-1 home win nyd in '80.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: madras on Thursday 21 March 2013, 11:18:48 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:


Im fairly sure it was sung before '85. I thought it was about the derbies in late 70s, or the 3-1 home win nyd in '80.
aye, pretty sure it refers to the 1980 derby in our case.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Thursday 21 March 2013, 11:20:49 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:


Im fairly sure it was sung before '85. I thought it was about the derbies in late 70s, or the 3-1 home win nyd in '80.
aye, pretty sure it refers to the 1980 derby in our case.


such a gutter that season- didnt we go top with that win on nyd- hardly won another game- Sunderland went on a run and beat us to promotion. :(
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 21 March 2013, 12:42:09 PM
Can anyone recommend some good books about NUFC (history, player autobiographies, etc.)?
paul joannou's books on the club are normally decent. i also have a soft spot for the newcastle united fc story by john gibson (mainly details the fairs cup run)

:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 02:36:58 PM
what makes Viagogo legal while ticket touting isn't? there dosn't seem much difference between the two to me...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Al Moody on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 02:38:34 PM
How does Viagogo work? Can I, a season ticket holder who can't attend the match, sell my seat on there?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 02:43:55 PM
How does Viagogo work? Can I, a season ticket holder who can't attend the match, sell my seat on there?

Yes but generally unless it's very high demand no-one will buy it as you have the lowest you can sell for is face value (+ their ridiculous fees).

Would make more sense if you could flog it for less given that nobody is losing out that way.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Al Moody on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 02:46:51 PM
How does Viagogo work? Can I, a season ticket holder who can't attend the match, sell my seat on there?

Yes but generally unless it's very high demand no-one will buy it as you have the lowest you can sell for is face value (+ their ridiculous fees).

Would make more sense if you could flog it for less given that nobody is losing out that way.

Can't go to the derby (live in London) so might shift it. Just seen people selling theirs on there for 100 quid and upwards. I couldn't charge that much like, it's shocking. I usually just share it out between my mates and my dad for free.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Al Moody on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 03:18:13 PM
Hmm - because I haven't renewed my season ticket for next season (due to moving away) it won't let me register my current and valid ST to Viagogo because despite being ST holder this season, my status logging into nufc.co.uk now is back to General Sale instead of Season Ticket Holder.

Anybody know anything about this/way around this?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: TheHoob on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Do teams like Gateshead have many proper supporters rather than just NUFC or SAFC supporters who fancy a match going along?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 08:15:15 PM
Huge Gateshead fan myself.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 08:17:49 PM
Do teams like Gateshead have many proper supporters rather than just NUFC or SAFC supporters who fancy a match going along?

Would've thought they've a hardcore of a few hundred (may be more/less) who'd consider themselves Heed fans primarily/only.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 27 March 2013, 09:43:19 PM
Do teams like Gateshead have many proper supporters rather than just NUFC or SAFC supporters who fancy a match going along?

Aye there's the "Heed Army".  Stick that in on YouTube and there's videos of them home and away.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 28 March 2013, 02:04:06 AM
Was wondering that about Blyth Spartans when I was over there a couple weekends back. Not a massive turn-out as you'd expect, but plenty passion.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 30 March 2013, 02:44:23 PM
If we don't win at QPR, will it be the first time we've gone a whole PL season without recording a double over any team?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Saturday 30 March 2013, 02:47:13 PM
If we don't win at QPR, will it be the first time we've gone a whole PL season without recording a double over any team?

Yes.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 8 April 2013, 03:20:41 PM
Where can one buy some form of decent quality nylon NUFC flag to fly proudly on top of one's home? Don't really want a piece of s*** that falls apart / looks washed out after a week.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:09:41 AM
Anyone know when next seasons fixtures will be announced?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:10:46 AM
Anyone know when next seasons fixtures will be announced?

Round about 17th June as always i would assume
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:16:20 AM
Anyone know when next seasons fixtures will be announced?

Round about 17th June as always i would assume

:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:19:34 AM
Anyone know when next seasons fixtures will be announced?

Round about 17th June as always i would assume

:thup:

Have just had a look, 20th is a Thursday so will probably be that.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:40:42 AM
Anyone know when next seasons fixtures will be announced?

Round about 17th June as always i would assume

:thup:

Have just had a look, 20th is a Thursday so will probably be that.

Magic, cheers fella.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 10 April 2013, 10:57:06 AM
What division? :bluestar:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 11 April 2013, 10:39:55 PM
Can the season just end now please?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Saturday 13 April 2013, 11:59:47 AM
Where can one buy some form of decent quality nylon NUFC flag to fly proudly on top of one's home? Don't really want a piece of s*** that falls apart / looks washed out after a week.


:lol: We've been having the same convo at our place. I've got a decent Spurs one from our anniversary match, but the wife has a Villa one too. Then you add in the fact that I wouldn't mind flying a Union flag and an Aussie flag. The house will be like the United Nations.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 13 April 2013, 02:05:34 PM
Where can one buy some form of decent quality nylon NUFC flag to fly proudly on top of one's home? Don't really want a piece of s*** that falls apart / looks washed out after a week.


I'd like to know that too
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 13 April 2013, 02:07:23 PM
Who was the commentator for our 3-2 vs Barcelona in the CL? Forget his name. Sounds an old chap, but that Tino hat trick and his commentating for it is class.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Saturday 13 April 2013, 02:12:36 PM
Who was the commentator for our 3-2 vs Barcelona in the CL? Forget his name. Sounds an old chap, but that Tino hat trick and his commentating for it is class.

Brian Moore (RIP), absolutely brilliant commentator.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Saturday 13 April 2013, 02:14:42 PM
Who was the commentator for our 3-2 vs Barcelona in the CL? Forget his name. Sounds an old chap, but that Tino hat trick and his commentating for it is class.

Brian Moore (RIP), absolutely brilliant commentator.

:thup: Loved him.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 13 April 2013, 02:14:53 PM
:thup: yes! Thanks man. Goosebumps some of his calls man.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 13 April 2013, 03:19:14 PM
Love his commentary on that game.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 14 April 2013, 03:49:18 PM
Can the season just end now please?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 18 April 2013, 03:13:40 PM
Does the 6 second goalkeeper rule still apply?

Sure someone mentioned its no longer in force, the keepers just hold onto it for as long as they like now? I know it was hardly ever used (apart from Jussi at SJP)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 18 April 2013, 03:15:19 PM
Does the 6 second goalkeeper rule still apply?

Sure someone mentioned its no longer in force, the keepers just hold onto it for as long as they like now? I know it was hardly ever used (apart from Jussi at SJP)
Nah, it was scrapped ages ago. Now the same rules apply as for example throw ins or free kicks, ie no set time limit.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 18 April 2013, 03:16:00 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: toonpete1892 on Thursday 18 April 2013, 10:28:06 PM
If the laws state that a red card has to be given for a deliberate handball and a handball has to be deliberate to be given, why isn't a red card given for every handball?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Peppe on Thursday 18 April 2013, 10:32:55 PM
Does the 6 second goalkeeper rule still apply?

Sure someone mentioned its no longer in force, the keepers just hold onto it for as long as they like now? I know it was hardly ever used (apart from Jussi at SJP)
Nah, it was scrapped ages ago. Now the same rules apply as for example throw ins or free kicks, ie no set time limit.

Heard a goalkeeper saying that once he had been booked for time wasting he would just keep doing it because there was 0% chance of the ref giving him a second yellow and sending him off for time wasting. Maybe he's right, I don't know if I've ever heard of someone being sent off for it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Sifu on Thursday 18 April 2013, 10:54:37 PM
What's the craic with Viagogo?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Thursday 18 April 2013, 10:54:57 PM
What's the craic with Viagogo?

Legitimised ticket touting.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 18 April 2013, 10:56:56 PM
What's the craic with Viagogo?

Legitimised ticket touting.

We do seem to like partnering with these legitimate dodgy activities with Wonga being effectively a legal loan shark firm.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Thursday 18 April 2013, 11:03:13 PM
What's the craic with Viagogo?

Legitimised ticket touting.

Only for 1 game a season if we're playing well.

If anything, and it'll never happen, they should allow STs too sell their tickets cheaper.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Friday 19 April 2013, 12:48:03 AM
on a similar note to the question about the 6-second rule. Do keepers not have to take their goal kick from the side it went out (like with corners)? I was always taught to take it from the side it wen't out on when i played in goal when i was a lot younger, pretty sure i got made to take a few again, if taken from the wrong side.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Friday 19 April 2013, 12:50:27 AM
No I don't think it matters any more. Obviously if the keeper keeps taking the p*ss he'll end up getting booked though.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Friday 19 April 2013, 12:53:41 AM
nope, just has to be on the line
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Friday 19 April 2013, 09:34:57 AM
Keepr can take a goal kick from anywhere in his 6 yard box. That's the whole point of the box.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Friday 19 April 2013, 09:36:43 AM
Can a goalkeeper be booked for diving (simulation)? I'd imagine they could but wonder if its ever happened.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Friday 19 April 2013, 03:55:16 PM
Keepr can take a goal kick from anywhere in his 6 yard box. That's the whole point of the box.

You used to have to take it on the one side, but that changed a long time ago.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 23 April 2013, 08:39:16 PM
if England got to the WC final next summer ( :lol:), would ITV still give us these bellends?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Tuesday 23 April 2013, 08:55:26 PM
Tyldsley is so bad like. I've never heard such a pretentious bellend in my life.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Slippery Sam on Tuesday 23 April 2013, 08:56:14 PM
If the laws state that a red card has to be given for a deliberate handball and a handball has to be deliberate to be given, why isn't a red card given for every handball?

Yellow.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 24 April 2013, 08:01:45 PM
My dad has just said he heard channel 4 or 5 had won the rights to show the French and German league next season... Has anyone heard anything along these lines as he's getting on a bit... :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Friday 26 April 2013, 05:04:57 PM
Anyone know how much money Dortmund stand to earn if they get to the CL final?

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Friday 26 April 2013, 08:19:46 PM
Anyone know how much money Dortmund stand to earn if they get to the CL final?


Quote from: wiki
As of 2012–13, UEFA awards €2.1 million to each team in the play-off round. For reaching the group stage, UEFA awards a base fee of €8.6 million. A win in the group is awarded €1 million and a draw is worth €500,000. In addition, UEFA pays teams reaching the first knockout round €3.5 million, each quarter-finalist €3.9 million, €4.9 million for each semi-finalist, €6.5 million for the runners-up and €10.5 million for the winners.

Playoffs: €2,100,000
Base fee for group stage: €8,600,000
Group match victory: €1,000,000
Group match draw: €500,000
Round of 16: €3,500,000
Quarter-finals: €3,900,000
Semi-finals: €4,900,000
Losing finalist: €6,500,000
Winning the Final: €10,500,000

A large part of the distributed revenue from the UEFA Champions League is linked to the "market pool", the distribution of which is determined by the value of the television market in each country. For the 2010–11 season, Manchester United, who lost the final, earned nearly €53.2 million in total of which €27.3 million was prize money, compared with the €51.0 million earned by Barcelona, who won the tournament and was awarded with €30.7 million of prize money.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SiLvOR on Saturday 27 April 2013, 11:43:28 AM
If you get fouled in the box and it's an obvious penalty, but a team mate instantly cracks it into the net, would the ref play the advantage or always give the pen? Can't think of any examples where I've seen an advantage given instead of the pen so just wondering if it's a done thing?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Saturday 27 April 2013, 11:47:13 AM
If you get fouled in the box and it's an obvious penalty, but a team mate instantly cracks it into the net, would the ref play the advantage or always give the pen? Can't think of any examples where I've seen an advantage given instead of the pen so just wondering if it's a done thing?

It's happened a few times over the years... All depends how quick the ref blows the whistle... As he can't give goal if he has blew for penalty...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LFEE on Saturday 27 April 2013, 11:49:03 AM
Who was the commentator for our 3-2 vs Barcelona in the CL? Forget his name. Sounds an old chap, but that Tino hat trick and his commentating for it is class.

Brian Moore (RIP), absolutely brilliant commentator.

:thup: Loved him.
Who was the commentator for our 3-2 vs Barcelona in the CL? Forget his name. Sounds an old chap, but that Tino hat trick and his commentating for it is class.

Brian Moore (RIP), absolutely brilliant commentator.

:thup: Loved him.

Always preferred Barry Davies...
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: palnese on Saturday 27 April 2013, 11:56:27 AM
If you get fouled in the box and it's an obvious penalty, but a team mate instantly cracks it into the net, would the ref play the advantage or always give the pen? Can't think of any examples where I've seen an advantage given instead of the pen so just wondering if it's a done thing?

We got the advantage a few years back at Fulham. Smith was hacked down in the area, and the ball fell to Milner, who scruffed a half decent chance. The ref then gave the pen, and Barton put it away.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SiLvOR on Saturday 27 April 2013, 04:47:55 PM
:thup: forgot about that game :lol:

Thanks for answering my daft question. Now let's all go back to abusing Pardew
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 28 April 2013, 02:32:54 PM
If you get fouled in the box and it's an obvious penalty, but a team mate instantly cracks it into the net, would the ref play the advantage or always give the pen? Can't think of any examples where I've seen an advantage given instead of the pen so just wondering if it's a done thing?

We got the advantage a few years back at Fulham. Smith was hacked down in the area, and the ball fell to Milner, who scruffed a half decent chance. The ref then gave the pen, and Barton put it away.

Only incident I can remember is the 2006 CL final. Not a penalty but Lehmann brings down Eto'o outside of the box, Giuly rolls the ball into the net but the ref brings it back for a free kick and sends Lehmann off.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Monday 29 April 2013, 12:41:04 PM
we all believe we're capable of doing better than the current staff.  :cheesy: so, who from N-O would you have to replace 1) Pardew  2) Carver 3) Stone? 
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: aussiemag on Monday 29 April 2013, 12:42:39 PM
To replace Pardew (Mole) and to replace Llambias (Dave). Coaches are to be selected my Mole.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Monday 29 April 2013, 12:49:20 PM
To replace Pardew (Mole) and to replace Llambias (Dave). Coaches are to be selected my Mole.

ohh, i like replacing Llambias better!  #3 is that!
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 03:57:29 AM
Where did that Pardew smiley originate from?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 07:04:08 AM
Where did that Pardew smiley originate from?

From a picture of him, it's only his face, mate
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 07:07:05 AM
:lol: Aye, I mean what is the original picture. I want to see it.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 04:46:08 PM
A post the other day mentioned that we have always been a complete basket case of a club.

Was just wondering how many times since the second World War have we actually appointed a decent manager?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BottledDog on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 06:41:32 PM
A post the other day mentioned that we have always been a complete basket case of a club.

Was just wondering how many times since the second World War have we actually appointed a decent manager?

If you can hang on two ticks, HTT'll be along shortly to sort this one out for you. :thup:

All the best,
BottledDog
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 06:42:40 PM
A post the other day mentioned that we have always been a complete basket case of a club.

Was just wondering how many times since the second World War have we actually appointed a decent manager?

If you can hang on two ticks, HTT'll be along shortly to sort this one out for you. :thup:

All the best,
BottledDog

:thup:

And you think it'd be a straightforward answer as well. All that needs to be supplied is a single number.

:nope:

At least 8 paragraphs.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 1 May 2013, 08:40:22 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 4 May 2013, 01:01:38 AM
Does the 6 second goalkeeper rule still apply?

Sure someone mentioned its no longer in force, the keepers just hold onto it for as long as they like now? I know it was hardly ever used (apart from Jussi at SJP)
Nah, it was scrapped ages ago. Now the same rules apply as for example throw ins or free kicks, ie no set time limit.

Incorrect - The 6 second rule still exists in the LOTG.

Quote
An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of the following offences:
- Controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession

Rarely, if ever called, because of the fact that it results in an IFK from within the penalty area....and referee's don't want to call those.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 4 May 2013, 01:07:39 AM
If the laws state that a red card has to be given for a deliberate handball and a handball has to be deliberate to be given, why isn't a red card given for every handball?

You're confusing the offense of "handling" with Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Oppportunity by Handling.   

A simple occurence of Handling the ball is only a direct free kick.  Does not have to be a Yellow card, unless there is some other reason to give a misconduct. Usually the yellow would be given for Unsporting Behaviour but there is no requirement to give a yellow card for handling.

The more serious offense is Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Oppportunity by Handling (DOGSO-H in the referee vernacular) and this states that the player must be dismissed if they deny a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball. Here the referee must be very sure that the opposing player would have scored if they player had not handled the ball. If they believe that, then the player must be dismissed.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 4 May 2013, 01:10:12 AM
Do keepers not have to take their goal kick from the side it went out (like with corners)? I was always taught to take it from the side it wen't out on when i played in goal when i was a lot younger, pretty sure i got made to take a few again, if taken from the wrong side.

Corners must be taken from the side that the ball went out on, but Goal Kicks can be taken from either side. The rule states that they can be taken from anywhere in the goal area - the requirement to take it from the side that it went out on is a myth.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 4 May 2013, 01:12:40 AM
If you get fouled in the box and it's an obvious penalty, but a team mate instantly cracks it into the net, would the ref play the advantage or always give the pen? Can't think of any examples where I've seen an advantage given instead of the pen so just wondering if it's a done thing?

It's happened a few times over the years... All depends how quick the ref blows the whistle... As he can't give goal if he has blew for penalty...

A referee would love to play the right advantage here and let the goal be scored. All depends on the "whistle to mouth" time.   As LFEE says, once the referee blows to stop play, he cannot play advantage anymore.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kaizero on Saturday 4 May 2013, 01:23:55 AM
Does the 6 second goalkeeper rule still apply?

Sure someone mentioned its no longer in force, the keepers just hold onto it for as long as they like now? I know it was hardly ever used (apart from Jussi at SJP)
Nah, it was scrapped ages ago. Now the same rules apply as for example throw ins or free kicks, ie no set time limit.

Incorrect - The 6 second rule still exists in the LOTG.

Quote
An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of the following offences:
- Controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession

Rarely, if ever called, because of the fact that it results in an IFK from within the penalty area....and referee's don't want to call those.


Happened in a match between Zambia and Norway a few months ago actually, confused as f*** why the ref blew at first until I remembered that rule actually still exists.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Saturday 4 May 2013, 03:07:08 AM
Happened once in the final minute of one of my high school games, it was placed right on the six and we scored to make it 1-1. Was pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 4 May 2013, 03:28:52 AM
Big controversy in the U.S.-Canada women's semi-final at the Olympics last summer when that call was made against Canada.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Saturday 4 May 2013, 03:47:05 AM
I remember Shacka being done in the UEFA, at Metz perhaps, for taking too many steps with the ball, back when that was the rule. Only time I remember that being enforced.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 4 May 2013, 03:58:10 AM
Big controversy in the U.S.-Canada women's semi-final at the Olympics last summer when that call was made against Canada.
Yep - huge controversy.  TV had to go back and see the referee warning the GK on several occasions before they put away the pitchforks and torches.

Hence why referees will be very lenient on this one. Must be extremely blatent and be occuring frequently before it would get called.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 5 May 2013, 05:24:21 PM
Why are Watford called the Hornets yet their badge has a f***ing moose on or something?

I realise this could apply to us not being called the Seahorses, btw.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 5 May 2013, 05:25:45 PM
Why are Watford called the Hornets yet their badge has a f***ing moose on or something?

I realise this could apply to us not being called the Seahorses, btw.
from wiki

Watford's initial nickname was The Brewers, in reference to the Benskins Brewery, which owned the freehold of Vicarage Road.[60] This nickname did not prove particularly popular, and upon the adoption of a blue-and-white colour scheme in the 1920s, the club became predominantly known as The Blues. When Watford changed kit colours in 1959, supporters chose The Hornets as the team's new nickname, and the club later introduced a crest depicting a hornet.[6] In 1974 the design was changed to depict Harry the Hornet, the club's mascot.[6][61] The club's nickname remains, but in 1978 the hornet crest was replaced by a depiction of a hart – a male red deer – on a yellow and black background. A hart represents the town's location in the county of Hertfordshire. Until Barnet[c] joined the Football League, Watford were Hertfordshire's only league club.[64] Other nicknames have since been adopted, including The Golden Boys,[65] Yellow Army[66] and The 'Orns.[67]
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: palnese on Friday 10 May 2013, 09:16:09 AM
We played a game yesterday, and a strange situation occured. One of our lads came through on goal, and the keeper rushed out and obstructed him, just like any other defender. He was nowhere near the ball. The ref gave an indirect free-kick in the box, and didn't even book the gk.

You don't see things like that very often. Did the ref make the right decision, or should it have been a pen?

Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Friday 10 May 2013, 03:51:29 PM
It's a foul surely? Denying a goalscoring opportunity, pen and sending off by the letter of the law?

Anyway, my question has probably been answered but how does relegation to the Conference south/north work? What if all 4 teams relegated from the Premier are southern? What happens if it happens for a 2nd season? Do the midland teams just fluctuate between the two?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Friday 10 May 2013, 04:11:08 PM
Aye the FA (or an offshoot of the FA) just transfer teams from one division to the other.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Friday 10 May 2013, 04:37:27 PM
I see :thup: Must be a pain in the arse for some clubs that like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 11 May 2013, 08:51:54 PM
We played a game yesterday, and a strange situation occured. One of our lads came through on goal, and the keeper rushed out and obstructed him, just like any other defender. He was nowhere near the ball. The ref gave an indirect free-kick in the box, and didn't even book the gk.

You don't see things like that very often. Did the ref make the right decision, or should it have been a pen?

Obstruction (or technically impeding) means that there is no foul because there is not physical contact. The lack of physical contact makes this a technical infringement which is an IFK. Had there been physical contact then it would have been a DFK and that in that location it would have been a penalty.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 12 May 2013, 02:17:12 AM
We played a game yesterday, and a strange situation occured. One of our lads came through on goal, and the keeper rushed out and obstructed him, just like any other defender. He was nowhere near the ball. The ref gave an indirect free-kick in the box, and didn't even book the gk.

You don't see things like that very often. Did the ref make the right decision, or should it have been a pen?

Obstruction (or technically impeding) means that there is no foul because there is not physical contact. The lack of physical contact makes this a technical infringement which is an IFK. Had there been physical contact then it would have been a DFK and that in that location it would have been a penalty.

I must be missing something. How can you be obstructed if there is no physical contact? If I'm going somewhere and you want to stop me, you're going to have to do it physically. I'm assuming of course that you would not stoop so low as to threaten to sully my reputation, thereby causing me to lose control of the ball, for that would be frowned upon even in the colonies, egad.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 12 May 2013, 03:35:19 AM
On a similar note, I can remember Lovelyhands getting a penalty in that belting 6-1 Barnsley game, after the goalkeeper hadn't touched him. He didn't dive or anything even though there was no contact, but was still impeded, and thus a penalty was given. Strange one.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 12 May 2013, 08:25:44 PM
Did finalise what we're doing pre-season yet or is it going to be slapdash as f*** again?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Monday 13 May 2013, 03:48:07 PM
Is there anything to stop one of the billionaire owners from letting one of their small children register to play in the Premier League and requesting they be substituted on to take/score a penalty one day when Citeh are three-nil up against someone?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Monday 13 May 2013, 03:51:03 PM
Did finalise what we're doing pre-season yet or is it going to be slapdash as f*** again?

From .com

Following online speculation that United could spend part of their next pre-season programme in the USA, further claims of games in South Africa have appeared.

Briefing journalists about the visit of Liverpool to Cape Town later this month, City of Cape Town tourism spokesman Grant Pascoe confirmed that Newcastle and Everton both remain possible pre-season visitors:

"Both teams are very keen on coming out - Newcastle are first concentrating on avoiding relegation, but have indicated that they will make the trip, while Everton were out here last week to inspect the venue and facilities and they were very impressed."
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Monday 13 May 2013, 03:51:52 PM
:thup: be nice if it wasn't a shambles for a change. Couldn't give a f*** who/where they play like.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Monday 13 May 2013, 05:45:32 PM
Is there anything to stop one of the billionaire owners from letting one of their small children register to play in the Premier League and requesting they be substituted on to take/score a penalty one day when Citeh are three-nil up against someone?

Would depend on the age but once they were over 15 or so I'd guess not ???
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: alexf on Monday 13 May 2013, 05:48:06 PM
Not much difference to managers selecting and favouring their own son I suppose.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 14 May 2013, 05:10:26 AM
We played a game yesterday, and a strange situation occured. One of our lads came through on goal, and the keeper rushed out and obstructed him, just like any other defender. He was nowhere near the ball. The ref gave an indirect free-kick in the box, and didn't even book the gk.

You don't see things like that very often. Did the ref make the right decision, or should it have been a pen?

Obstruction (or technically impeding) means that there is no foul because there is not physical contact. The lack of physical contact makes this a technical infringement which is an IFK. Had there been physical contact then it would have been a DFK and that in that location it would have been a penalty.

I must be missing something. How can you be obstructed if there is no physical contact? If I'm going somewhere and you want to stop me, you're going to have to do it physically. I'm assuming of course that you would not stoop so low as to threaten to sully my reputation, thereby causing me to lose control of the ball, for that would be frowned upon even in the colonies, egad.


It means moving into the path of the opponent to force them to slow down or change direction to get around you. Players are entitled to their own position on the field, but they cannot move into the path of the opponent with the sole intent of blocking their path (implied here is that the ball is not within playing distance)

But the key difference between the referee giving a DFK or an IFK is whether there is contact (a foul).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: newsted on Tuesday 14 May 2013, 06:52:46 PM
We played a game yesterday, and a strange situation occured. One of our lads came through on goal, and the keeper rushed out and obstructed him, just like any other defender. He was nowhere near the ball. The ref gave an indirect free-kick in the box, and didn't even book the gk.

You don't see things like that very often. Did the ref make the right decision, or should it have been a pen?

Obstruction (or technically impeding) means that there is no foul because there is not physical contact. The lack of physical contact makes this a technical infringement which is an IFK. Had there been physical contact then it would have been a DFK and that in that location it would have been a penalty.

I must be missing something. How can you be obstructed if there is no physical contact? If I'm going somewhere and you want to stop me, you're going to have to do it physically. I'm assuming of course that you would not stoop so low as to threaten to sully my reputation, thereby causing me to lose control of the ball, for that would be frowned upon even in the colonies, egad.


It means moving into the path of the opponent to force them to slow down or change direction to get around you. Players are entitled to their own position on the field, but they cannot move into the path of the opponent with the sole intent of blocking their path (implied here is that the ball is not within playing distance)

But the key difference between the referee giving a DFK or an IFK is whether there is contact (a foul).

Oh. I'd probably just try to run through them tbh :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Wednesday 15 May 2013, 02:10:11 AM
Most do, and that would make it a foul (and DFK) not impeding/obstruction (and a IFK)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 15 May 2013, 06:59:59 AM
Has Papiss scored more disallowed goals than allowed goals this season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 18 May 2013, 07:18:54 PM
Where do the away fans' coaches park at SJP?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Andymc1 on Saturday 18 May 2013, 07:24:09 PM
Where do the away fans' coaches park at SJP?

Just up Barrack Road.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Greg on Saturday 18 May 2013, 07:25:27 PM
Where do the away fans' coaches park at SJP?

On Barrack Road.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 18 May 2013, 07:25:57 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mattoon on Saturday 18 May 2013, 07:34:23 PM
Is there anything to stop one of the billionaire owners from letting one of their small children register to play in the Premier League and requesting they be substituted on to take/score a penalty one day when Citeh are three-nil up against someone?

Would depend on the age but once they were over 15 or so I'd guess not ???

Paul Dogleash anyone?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: healthyaddiction on Sunday 19 May 2013, 09:08:03 AM
It happened in Dream Team so that's good enough for me as evidence.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Kaizero on Sunday 19 May 2013, 09:17:28 AM
Is there anything to stop one of the billionaire owners from letting one of their small children register to play in the Premier League and requesting they be substituted on to take/score a penalty one day when Citeh are three-nil up against someone?

Gaddafi did with his son for Perugia IIRC. though not through actually owning the club. More through being all "I kill you!"

Unless you were talking about age, then IIRC the rule is you have to be 16 or over in the Premier League. /FM
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 25 May 2013, 09:30:56 PM
:thup:

Why don't any/many teams try the genius Argentina freekick from the 1998 World Cup?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 26 May 2013, 10:24:29 PM
Messi scored one a bit like that a few years ago against Recreativo Huelva. Not sure how subtly I can put this, but try looking on a popular video sharing website. O0
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tiresias on Sunday 26 May 2013, 10:34:40 PM
always wondered this too, albeit obviously if you do it more than once guess people will cover it, tried it on fifa against mate mind didn;t come off :D
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Tuesday 28 May 2013, 10:59:06 PM
Are Everton a bigger club than ourselves?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 12:27:25 AM
Are Everton a bigger club than ourselves?

I dunno, but they're better-run.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Stu on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 12:59:54 AM
How's that?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 01:16:05 AM
How's that?

They don't have Mike Ashley for owner, Alan Pardew for manager, or Derek Llambias for director.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 01:26:01 AM
Better-run is up for debate depending upon their reaction to life after Moyes tbh.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 02:05:35 AM
Mark Hughes linked to the Stoke job.

I don't get it. Why do Premier League clubs keep hiring this guy? What has he ever accomplished as a manager?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ronaldo on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 02:06:49 AM
Getting the most expensive side every assembled to draw 3-3 at home to Burnley was pretty neat.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Peder75 on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 09:55:32 AM
:thup:

Why don't any/many teams try the genius Argentina Swedish freekick from the 1998 1994 World Cup?

FYP  ;)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10:30:08 AM
Are Everton a bigger club than ourselves?

15 major honours to our 11, god knows how many years of constant top-flight football so historically yes.

But since Sky invented football and we had our moments in the sun we have caught up using the peripheral means such as players, European campaigns, league finishes and resources.

Should they ever get their act together and get a stadium with Liverpool they'll catch up on all that and will still likely have their honours whereas we're unlikely to add to ours any time soon.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:06:30 AM
Aye, success to me has very little sway on the size of the club unless it still has a bearing on their current status. Liverpool pretty much live and breathe of their previous success where as a club like Aston Villa can't.

Ultimately it comes down to how much revenue you can pull in, the overall worth of the club and how attractive you are to players etc.

It's all irrelevant though, Everton are far better than us :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:09:12 AM
Revenue :anguish:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hughesy on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:13:54 AM
Mark Hughes linked to the Stoke job.

I don't get it. Why do Premier League clubs keep hiring this guy? What has he ever accomplished as a manager?

Did very well at Blackburn without much money, did a very good job with Wales and did well at Fulham.  Don't get me wrong - wouldn't want him to be our manager, but I don't think he is anywhere near as bad as everyone makes out.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:19:40 AM
Revenue :anguish:
Profit then :lol:

That f***ing emoticon does my tits in like :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:25:16 AM
Revenue/profit/whatever.

The fact you're even considering it is a sad indictment on the game.

Easily the best thingee on here.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:28:16 AM
Anguish is class, like. Disco's been reppin' :anguish: since before it was cool.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:33:58 AM
Ultimately making more money (or just pumping more money in) is what makes a club tick. Man City and Chelsea are now 2 of the biggest and most attractive clubs in the world because of money, it's absolutely s*** but it's hardly deniable.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:35:43 AM
Ultimately making more money (or just pumping more money in) is what makes a club tick. Man City and Chelsea are now 2 of the biggest and most attractive clubs in the world because of money, it's absolutely s*** but it's hardly deniable.

I totally agree.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:48:44 PM
Why don't clubs use player exchanges more when selling off their top players? Seeing all these crazy fees, it can't hurt to take a gamble on a few of the buying clubs younger or not wanted players (especially coming from a 'big club'). That Fulham deal where they got Kačaniklić and someone else from Liverpool for Paul Konchesky is a great example of when it works (I'm sure someone can think of better examples)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:50:38 PM
Why don't clubs use player exchanges more when selling off their top players? Seeing all these crazy fees, it can't hurt to take a gamble on a few of the buying clubs younger or not wanted players (especially coming from a 'big club'). That Fulham deal where they got Kačaniklić and someone else from Liverpool for Paul Konchesky is a great example of when it works (I'm sure someone can think of better examples)

I think alot of clubs need to seel to bring an income in.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:54:08 PM
Why don't clubs use player exchanges more when selling off their top players? Seeing all these crazy fees, it can't hurt to take a gamble on a few of the buying clubs younger or not wanted players (especially coming from a 'big club'). That Fulham deal where they got Kačaniklić and someone else from Liverpool for Paul Konchesky is a great example of when it works (I'm sure someone can think of better examples)

Not sure wacko would agree with you there like :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:55:57 PM
Why don't clubs use player exchanges more when selling off their top players? Seeing all these crazy fees, it can't hurt to take a gamble on a few of the buying clubs younger or not wanted players (especially coming from a 'big club'). That Fulham deal where they got Kačaniklić and someone else from Liverpool for Paul Konchesky is a great example of when it works (I'm sure someone can think of better examples)

Not sure wacko would agree with you there like :lol:

Well works for the selling club I meant  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Saturday 1 June 2013, 11:58:17 PM
Why don't clubs use player exchanges more when selling off their top players? Seeing all these crazy fees, it can't hurt to take a gamble on a few of the buying clubs younger or not wanted players (especially coming from a 'big club'). That Fulham deal where they got Kačaniklić and someone else from Liverpool for Paul Konchesky is a great example of when it works (I'm sure someone can think of better examples)

I think alot of clubs need to seel to bring an income in.

Definitely understand that if the selling club is in dept (which most are to be fair) but wouldn't grabbing a few players plus some money show the supporters that at least they are getting something tangible in return.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:17:27 PM
who's the heaviest player in football?  i don't necessarily mean overweight, just who's carrying the most.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:18:08 PM
who's the heaviest player in football?  i don't necessarily mean overweight, just who's carrying the most.

Micah Richards.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:21:10 PM
Yakubu is pretty fat.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ste on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:21:40 PM
Hatem Ben Arfa.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:30:45 PM
Hulk?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:34:09 PM
(http://www.fansfc.com/UploadedImages/Players/Jon%20Parkin_633585405137656250.jpg)

Jon Parkin
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 June 2013, 07:34:46 PM
(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/152307238-jon-parkin-of-fleetwood-town-in-action-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QXiiCMkcdKP%2Bs9U4KL0Sg48EIqR4mJy%2Bek0uK7exc7cZmWQgrJFDMquJvNmsCNaDXQ%3D%3D)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Slippery Sam on Sunday 2 June 2013, 08:19:10 PM
Remy?  That money belt must be fuckin' groaning.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 2 June 2013, 08:21:20 PM
who's the heaviest player in football?  i don't necessarily mean overweight, just who's carrying the most.

McCleans head alone is the heaviest.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 2 June 2013, 08:21:49 PM
Elokobi
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Wisdom Body on Sunday 2 June 2013, 08:23:33 PM
Has to be a goalkeeper. I'd say Jeroen Verhoeven of FC Utrecht, listed at 100 kg (227 lbs). The most visibly fat footballer I can think of.

(http://www.animaatjes.nl/voetbal-plaatjes/voetbal-plaatjes/jeroen-verhoeven/animaatjes-jeroen-verhoeven-28828.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: durhamunigeordie on Sunday 2 June 2013, 09:58:46 PM
Akinfenwa

EDIT - 101 kg apparently
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bulivye on Tuesday 4 June 2013, 03:10:58 AM
ta everyone.
 i was just wondering about the physics involved when footballers collide---how heavy do you need to be to be virtually 'unknockable' off the ball?  it seems that some really fit rugby/nfl mesomorph types would be very difficult to go shoulder-to-shoulder with.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Friday 7 June 2013, 08:46:57 PM
Have we had any youth players rated as highly by the national media like say Dean Bowditch or Freddie Sears and fall so far down the leagues at a young age?

Probably a lot of players I am not thinking of but the worst I can really think is Chopra and even he made a decent career for himself, Huntington was never really rated outside Newcastle as far as I know and even Ramage could be playing in the prem again next season :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Friday 7 June 2013, 09:01:15 PM
How's that?

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01690/harper_1690392c.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Friday 7 June 2013, 09:25:12 PM
ta everyone.
 i was just wondering about the physics involved when footballers collide---how heavy do you need to be to be virtually 'unknockable' off the ball?  it seems that some really fit rugby/nfl mesomorph types would be very difficult to go shoulder-to-shoulder with.
Heavier than any healthy human. If I run into you full speed and you are standing still, my momentum will smash you to the ground. I don't care who we are talking about. It is about mass times velocity rather than just mass.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 11 June 2013, 04:03:57 AM
did pardew make the phrase 'over the line' commonplace in reference to transfer deals?  seems to be fuckin everywhere now, he's the first t*** i remember spouting it
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 11 June 2013, 02:44:28 PM
Anyone know when the Bundesliga fixtures are announced for next season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Tuesday 11 June 2013, 03:03:57 PM
Anyone know when the Bundesliga fixtures are announced for next season?

I, too, would like to know. :shifty:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ginola on Friday 14 June 2013, 07:18:49 PM
Anyone know when the Bundesliga fixtures are announced for next season?

21st June
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Friday 14 June 2013, 08:32:03 PM
Anyone know when the Bundesliga fixtures are announced for next season?

21st June

Danke.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 15 June 2013, 05:45:38 PM
is Romain Amalfitano still alive?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: henke on Saturday 15 June 2013, 05:57:19 PM
Did we have a youth team player years ago who was thrown out because he was on smack?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: ItalianMagpie on Monday 17 June 2013, 08:02:12 PM
Since when there's a seeding system in the League Cup first round draw? Why was it introduced? Does it extend to other stages of the tournament?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Monday 17 June 2013, 08:03:07 PM
top 2 seeded teams go straight to the final iirc.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 7 July 2013, 08:10:10 AM
Mathematically, what is the maximum number of points a team could need to ensure they were not relegated. Essentially, I am asking what is the the threshold of "absolute safety". I was searching for the answer in my head, but the permutations are too much for me. I believe 42 is the highest that has ever been needed in the Premiership (West Ham's previous relegation), but there must be potential for the number to be substantially higher.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 7 July 2013, 08:27:04 AM
I'm guessing 58?

I'd imagine the minimum that all 20 teams could get over a season is 57 (win one and lose one of the two meetings against each other).
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LRD on Sunday 7 July 2013, 08:30:00 AM
I think 2 draws give you less points than a win and a loss.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Open_C on Sunday 7 July 2013, 08:30:13 AM
I've thought about this before.. I came to the conclusion that since it would be dependent on other factors (specifically the results of all the other teams that weren't relegated), I'm not sure you can work it out in a static way and it'll always be dependent on what else is happening in the league.  I'd be intrigued to find out if there was a way to do it, though :)

I'm guessing 58?

I'd imagine the minimum that all 20 teams could get over a season is 57 (win one and lose one of the two meetings against each other).

Man, I'll be thinking about this all day now :anguish:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: LRD on Sunday 7 July 2013, 08:38:55 AM
I'm thinking it this way:

1. Table has to be as close as possible when it comes to points.
2. Consider 2 teams already doomed to oblivion i.e. 0 points. We are considering the teams in 17th and 18th with as many points they can get without ensuring survival.
3. As a result of #2, we have to consider 4 wins (over the 2 bottom teams) each for the rest of the 18 teams plus a balance of 1 win/ 1 loss .

That would mean a safety mark of around 63 pts (4 wins over bottom 2, 17 losses, 17 wins).

Am I making sense? :lol: Synapses dulled by afternoon stupor so forgive me if I create more confusion. :lol:

Edit: Revised.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 7 July 2013, 10:28:00 AM
Aye you could potentially have 18 teams who win 21 and lose 17 each, with the two bottom teams only taking points off each other.
 
So guess 64 would be what kept you up. (W 21, D 1, L 16.)
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 7 July 2013, 06:39:32 PM
:thup: Good work. I can't see a way around LRD's logic.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Froggy on Friday 26 July 2013, 07:00:13 AM
Remember when Mutu breached his contract while at Chelsea and was fined 17m? Did he ever pay that?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Neil on Friday 26 July 2013, 05:32:59 PM
On a different note, that incident provided one of the thickest comments I've ever heard in my life from a friend of mine - incidentally a Mackem.

Him: "Where's Mutu at?"

Me: "He's at rehab probably."

Him: "What league are they in?"
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Village Idiot on Friday 26 July 2013, 06:14:13 PM
On a different note, that incident provided one of the thickest comments I've ever heard in my life from a friend of mine - incidentally a Mackem.

Him: "Where's Mutu at?"

Me: "He's at rehab probably."

Him: "What league are they in?"

Amazing :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 26 July 2013, 08:33:30 PM
Remember when Mutu breached his contract while at Chelsea and was fined 17m? Did he ever pay that?

Did he f***ed...chelsea realised they bought a bag of shyte and tried it on
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 28 July 2013, 07:18:34 PM
How come sponsors haven't made their way on to international shirts yet?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Disco on Sunday 28 July 2013, 07:20:32 PM
How come sponsors haven't made their way on to international shirts yet?

Ireland have rocked one for ages.

I guess most countries see the national shirt as something worth not tarnishing with a company name. Plus the numbers on the front thing.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 28 July 2013, 07:23:38 PM
Anyone know how many games Colo is going to miss due to his red? i realize its just pre season games, but still effects the build up to next season.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 28 July 2013, 07:28:24 PM
Just the one isn't it?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 28 July 2013, 07:36:15 PM
Just the one isn't it?

That's what i thought, but wanted to know if there's any likelihood of it being 3 due to violent conduct  :undecided:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 28 July 2013, 09:11:10 PM
I read he wouldn't miss any due to it being pre-season?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 28 July 2013, 09:12:21 PM
Well he was suspended today :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 28 July 2013, 09:16:21 PM
Well he was suspended today :lol:

What? f*** am I out of the loop.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 28 July 2013, 09:20:07 PM
Yeah he gets suspended for pre season games instead of league games.

I'm just wondering how many?
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 28 July 2013, 09:39:05 PM
How come sponsors haven't made their way on to international shirts yet?

Ireland have rocked one for ages.

I guess most countries see the national shirt as something worth not tarnishing with a company name. Plus the numbers on the front thing.

:thup: Yeah, you're probably right.  Still fairly surprising though and had forgotten about Ireland.

When it gets to the World Cup and that I doubt FIFA would stand for it either, since it's all about them making money and nowt else.
Title: Re: Daft questions thread - Football edition
Post by: Ryan on Thursday 1 August 2013, 08:21:23 PM
Do some players change their kits at half time? Notice some players coming off and their tops are absolutely soaked in sweat.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Friday 2 August 2013, 04:42:00 PM
How many people actually buy keeper tops? Only people who play keeper and would want a keeper top to play in or collect? Its got to be low right?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 3 August 2013, 03:26:19 PM
Has anyone got Metro's version of "You Get What You Give"? from the '99 cup final?  It has to be knocking around somewhere.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 03:15:40 PM
Not really sure where to put this....Paulinho... is he an attacking mid who will score a fair share of goals for Spurs or the defensive mid i seen in confed who will pop up with the odd few?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Craig-NUFC on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 03:33:09 PM
Tim Vickery reckons he's a box to box midfielder who in time will be able to chip in with 10-15 goals a season.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 03:44:39 PM
How many people actually buy keeper tops? Only people who play keeper and would want a keeper top to play in or collect? Its got to be low right?

Basically only know people who have them to wear while playing.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 05:07:47 PM
Tim Vickery reckons he's a box to box midfielder who in time will be able to chip in with 10-15 goals a season.

That will do me, he's dropped from my fantasy. Cheers.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 05:08:50 PM
Tim Vickery reckons he's a box to box midfielder who in time will be able to chip in with 10-15 goals a season.

That will do me, he's dropped from my fantasy. Cheers.

10-15 goals isn't enough for a midfielder?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 05:13:43 PM
Tim Vickery reckons he's a box to box midfielder who in time will be able to chip in with 10-15 goals a season.

That will do me, he's dropped from my fantasy. Cheers.

10-15 goals isn't enough for a midfielder?

In time he said, haven't got time in my fantasy to wait around for him to bang 10-15 goals in a year or two years time when he's developed  :lol: well at least that's what i assumed he meant.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 05:16:36 PM
:lol:

Oh right, obviously aye, you can't be waiting for people to develop in your fantasy team!
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Tuesday 6 August 2013, 06:37:30 PM
My fantasy football team is class.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:58:23 AM
Is a Transfer Request anything more than a formality? For example in the Suarez situation, everyone at Liverpool knows that he wants to go. He has said so multiple times, so isn't the idea that he might put in a 'Transfer Request' as a last resort kind of redundant? Or does it do more than just formally requesting a transfer?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:59:22 AM
Is a Transfer Request anything more than a formality? For example in the Suarez situation, everyone at Liverpool knows that he wants to go. He has said so multiple times, so isn't the idea that he might put in a 'Transfer Request' as a last resort kind of redundant? Or does it do more than just formally requesting a transfer?

The player loses out on any loyalty bonuses and transfer fee, so the selling club get to keep the lot. It's widely accepted 10% is the norm, so in Suarez's case he'd lose £4m off Liverpool to push through his transfer to Arsenal, Suarez will probably look for a bigger fee again off Arsenal to compensate. Like Carroll did with Liverpool.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BillClinton on Thursday 8 August 2013, 01:01:15 AM
Is a Transfer Request anything more than a formality? For example in the Suarez situation, everyone at Liverpool knows that he wants to go. He has said so multiple times, so isn't the idea that he might put in a 'Transfer Request' as a last resort kind of redundant? Or does it do more than just formally requesting a transfer?

The player loses out on any loyalty bonuses and transfer fee, so the selling club get to keep the lot.

 :thup: That makes sense, thanks.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: madras on Thursday 8 August 2013, 01:08:12 AM
Is a Transfer Request anything more than a formality? For example in the Suarez situation, everyone at Liverpool knows that he wants to go. He has said so multiple times, so isn't the idea that he might put in a 'Transfer Request' as a last resort kind of redundant? Or does it do more than just formally requesting a transfer?

The player loses out on any loyalty bonuses and transfer fee, so the selling club get to keep the lot.

 :thup: That makes sense, thanks.
more annoyingly though, they can agitate for a move like suarez is, like given did, but unless they actually put a request in they get the cash. disgusting, disgraceful and completely taking the p*ss.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 8 August 2013, 11:20:48 AM
We were discussing junior football at work yesterday.  When I was 10 or so I played in nets for a Saturday 7-a-side team.  One game, the other team sent their keeper up for a corner looking for an equaliser.  Muggins here gathered it, and with one of their players trying to block me from kicking it out my hands, I hurled it down the pitch David James-esque into the empty net.

Goal was disallowed because apparently the 'keeper can't throw it into the goal.  Obviously it's highly unlikely this would ever happen in a proper game due to the size of the pitch, but surely there would be no grounds to disallow it if it did?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Thursday 8 August 2013, 11:25:13 AM
Probably along the same lines as not being able to score directly from a throw in.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Thursday 8 August 2013, 11:35:54 AM
We were discussing junior football at work yesterday.  When I was 10 or so I played in nets for a Saturday 7-a-side team.  One game, the other team sent their keeper up for a corner looking for an equaliser.  Muggins here gathered it, and with one of their players trying to block me from kicking it out my hands, I hurled it down the pitch David James-esque into the empty net.

Goal was disallowed because apparently the 'keeper can't throw it into the goal.  Obviously it's highly unlikely this would ever happen in a proper game due to the size of the pitch, but surely there would be no grounds to disallow it if it did?

That happened to me when refereeing a 5 a side game except there keeper was actually in goal, he launched ball up to his team mate who was on edge of other box and player went to flick it but missed the ball went straight in with keeper rooted to the spot! Not really knowing what the crack was I just give the goal and said the player got a nick, player confirmed he did, other team hurled abuse at me. I’m guessing it shouldn’t have been given but spur of the moment, calling the flick seemed easiest way out.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:48:56 PM
No idea about the rules (you need bimpy for that) but surely you can't score with your hands (hence gk goal disallowed, throw-in goals disallowed as Cajun mentioned)?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:50:58 PM
Did Enkelman actually touch that throw-in Mellberg took?  Thought it went right under his foot myself.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:51:49 PM
Think he just got the slightest of touch.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:51:57 PM
Did Enkelman actually touch that throw-in Mellberg took?  Thought it went right under his foot myself.

Referee must have thought he did, or it should had been disallowed.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Thursday 8 August 2013, 12:54:17 PM
Enckelman.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: newsted on Thursday 8 August 2013, 07:32:22 PM
Did Enkelman actually touch that throw-in Mellberg took?  Thought it went right under his foot myself.

Referee must have thought he did, or it should had been disallowed.

Iirc the replays showed he didn't touch it, but as you say the ref thought he did. Should have been a corner I think. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 9 August 2013, 10:24:54 AM
Did Enkelman actually touch that throw-in Mellberg took?  Thought it went right under his foot myself.

Referee must have thought he did, or it should had been disallowed.

Iirc the replays showed he didn't touch it, but as you say the ref thought he did. Should have been a corner I think. :dontknow:

Aye if no touch its a corner
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dr Venkman on Friday 9 August 2013, 11:51:34 AM
What happened on New Years Day? And why has every set of supporters got a song about fighting with their rivals because of it?

always thought ours was more to do with 1985.  Beardsley's hat-trick, rather than fighting. :dontknow:
the line "the sunderland ran away" should be a clue.

anyhoo, there was a vogue for while of having derbies on new years day (to save fans having to travel the length of the country.....makes sense really, todays fixture lists compilers could learn a lot) so manmy clubs will have a song about chasing their local rivals on that day.

That makes sense.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Beren on Saturday 10 August 2013, 07:33:59 AM
In the last 5 years, how many times have Arsenal been knocked out of the CL by the eventual winners?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Saturday 10 August 2013, 11:12:24 AM
In the last 5 years, how many times have Arsenal been knocked out of the CL by the eventual winners?

Barcelona in 2011 the only one, at least off the top of my head.

EDIT: Oh wait, aye, Bayern this season :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 14 August 2013, 08:27:33 PM
Is there a "little things in football life" thread?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 14 August 2013, 08:32:48 PM
Is there a "little things in football life" thread?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php?topic=92266.0
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 18 August 2013, 03:55:18 PM
Am I right in thinking that if you score directly from an indirect freekick it then becomes a freekick to the goalkeeper and not a retake of the original freekick?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Sunday 18 August 2013, 04:08:27 PM

Am I right in thinking that if you score directly from an indirect freekick it then becomes a freekick to the goalkeeper and not a retake of the original freekick?

Partly Correct, as long as the free kick was taken correctly then the ball is in play. The ball must, however, touch another player before a goal can be scored.
The restart would be a goal kick, as the ball left the field of play over the goal Lin last touched by an attacking player.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 18 August 2013, 05:30:16 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 18 August 2013, 07:14:19 PM

Am I right in thinking that if you score directly from an indirect freekick it then becomes a freekick to the goalkeeper and not a retake of the original freekick?

Partly Correct, as long as the free kick was taken correctly then the ball is in play. The ball must, however, touch another player before a goal can be scored.
The restart would be a goal kick, as the ball left the field of play over the goal Lin last touched by an attacking player.

:thup: It's great having a qualified ref on here for this stuff. :clap:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Sunday 18 August 2013, 08:48:42 PM
Smart GK will let the IFK go straight in to the goal rather than trying to save it. Slightest touch means its a goal.

When I coached youth teams I always told them to shoot directly on goal for an IFK because you knew that some one would panic and try and stop the shot.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 18 August 2013, 09:39:48 PM
So if someone cheekily had a shot from an IdFK, and the keeper parried it in, it's a goal? Even if it were in the box?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Sunday 18 August 2013, 09:46:35 PM

So if someone cheekily had a shot from an IdFK, and the keeper parried it in, it's a goal? Even if it were in the box?

Yes. The law says the ball cannot go directly into the goal on an IFK. It doesn't say WHO has to have the second touch before a goal can be scored.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: newsted on Sunday 18 August 2013, 10:00:44 PM
Given that most players don't know the laws of the game we should totally do that. But I guess our guys wouldn't know what "indirect" means. Dammit.

"See the man?"

"See his hand up?"

"Kick the ball hard."

"Good boy."
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 19 August 2013, 11:53:58 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSDBbfKCQAEZ2Ew.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TjqEW1P.png)

What the f*** is this?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Monday 19 August 2013, 11:58:57 PM
Why do I support Newcastle United?  :(
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: bimpy474 on Tuesday 20 August 2013, 12:00:53 AM
Why do I support Newcastle United?  :(

Because you're a div, just like the rest of us.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: henke on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:10:29 PM
This has possibly been done before but can you guys piece together NUFCs history / record in penalty shoot outs. I can vaguely recall going out of the cup around '91, i think that was the first year shoot outs were brought in. Competetive matches only mind, so not that one in Malaysia or where ever it was when Jenas tried to be a smart arse.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:15:03 PM
Partizan - lost

Watford - won.


Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:15:59 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSDBbfKCQAEZ2Ew.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TjqEW1P.png)

What the f*** is this?
It's Colo and Jonas, then Messi and Pinto.
Mates with mate.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Jack Flash on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:17:18 PM
What the f*** is this?

Argentine green tea. "Mate" possibly.

This has possibly been done before but can you guys piece together NUFCs history / record in penalty shoot outs. I can vaguely recall going out of the cup around '91, i think that was the first year shoot outs were brought in. Competetive matches only mind, so not that one in Malaysia or where ever it was when Jenas tried to be a smart arse.

Had them with Man Utd and Chelsea in the League Cup under Keegan I think.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: henke on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:49:58 PM
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'07 - Watford - Won

Can anyone add to that?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 03:50:25 PM
If you buy a ticket for Newcastle's away allocation (at any away game), does that all go to Newcastle?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BottledDog on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 04:03:51 PM
If you buy a ticket for Newcastle's away allocation (at any away game), does that all go to Newcastle?

You'd like to think we'd get it all, or at least a share, but not sure we get anything if the Prem is similar in set-up to the Scottish Prem. Different in the FA cup obviously.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 04:04:28 PM
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'07 - Watford - Won

Can anyone add to that?

Chelsea beat us in that asian cup or whatever s**** it was when JJ tried that ridiculous chip down the middle.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 04:08:37 PM
Yerba mate leaves in a gourd, filled with hot water from your flask, infused and then drank all in one go through a bombilla (the metal straw). f***ing rank, Argentines and Uruguayans swear by it though.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 27 August 2013, 05:28:51 PM
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'07 - Watford - Won

Can anyone add to that?

Deportivo La Coruna- win

(http://www.nufc.com/images/2010-11images/2010-08-03barton.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: henke on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:04:45 PM
Not sure the Deportive one counts. But i suppose if it wins you a huge trophy it must be a competetive game, so i'll add it.

'91 - Tranmere - Lost
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'06 - Watford - Won
'10 - Deportivo la Coruna - Won

So you could say we're on a roll. :lol: Can anyone add to that?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:07:39 PM
(http://www.nufc.com/images/2010-11images/2010-08-03barton.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:08:08 PM
'12 - Braga - DRAWN
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:08:27 PM
Not sure the Deportive one counts. But i suppose if it wins you a huge trophy it must be a competetive game, so i'll add it.

'91 - Tranmere - Lost
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'06 - Watford - Won
'10 - Deportivo la Coruna - Won

So you could say we're on a roll. :lol: Can anyone add to that?

'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'07 - Watford - Won

Can anyone add to that?

Chelsea beat us in that asian cup or whatever s**** it was when JJ tried that ridiculous chip down the middle.

If Deportivo is counting, i'm taking Chelsea  :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:17:19 PM
That list got me thinking, as I thought we might have been knocked out by Watford on pens in the late eighties.  We didn't though, what I was thinking was the 1988/89 season, when we played Watford 4 times, as drawn games kept going into replays. (looked this up) It was a 0 - 0 draw at home with them on the 7th Jan, then a 2 - 2 draw at Watford on the 10th Jan. It then came back up to us on the 16th Jan for yet another 0 - 0 draw, to then us being knocked out on the 18th of Jan 1 - 0 back down at Watford.  Christ, you can see why they scrapped that idea!
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: henke on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 03:20:30 PM
'91 - Tranmere - Lost
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Chelsea - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'06 - Watford - Won
'10 - Deportivo la Coruna - Won
'12 - Braga - Draw - Most rediculous tournament rules ever.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: madras on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 06:25:36 PM
sunderland knocked us out on pens in the league cup about 1980, pecsi dozsa knocked us out the fairs cup on pens about 1970.

Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: henke on Wednesday 28 August 2013, 06:45:42 PM
The years were correct.

'70 - Pecsi MFC - Lost
'80 - Sunderland - Lost
'91 - Tranmere - Lost
'92 - Bournemouth - Lost
'96 - Chelsea - Lost
'98 - Blackburn - Lost
'02 - Everton - Lost
'03 - Chelsea - Lost
'03 - Partizan Belgrade - Lost
'06 - Watford - Won
'10 - Deportivo la Coruna - Won
'12 - Braga - Draw - Most rediculous tournament rules ever.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:05:02 PM
What's the earliest in a season a club has been relegated from the top flight, statistically?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:08:09 PM
I don't think anyone has been 'statistically' relegated before, ever. Usually goes on points, mate.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:08:48 PM
Oh you. Zany as always.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:38:29 PM
That's not zany. It's true facts.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:49:19 PM
That's not zany. It's true facts.

Facts are by nature, true. You can't have false facts.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:50:34 PM
Another true fact, from LRD there. Can you think of any other true facts?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Friday 20 September 2013, 01:57:15 PM
:lol:

Have fun. I'm out.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: The_Miz on Monday 23 September 2013, 11:14:20 PM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Monday 23 September 2013, 11:21:52 PM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

51%
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 09:39:54 AM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

I've always thought of it as being playing for percentages. I.e do X, Y and Z enough times and you'll get a goal. From the Allardyce and Pulis school of thought. I think that's what it is, but I sometimes hear people say percentage football, when what I think they actually mean is possession football.

I could be wrong, though.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: The_Miz on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:10:28 AM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

I've always thought of it as being playing for percentages. I.e do X, Y and Z enough times and you'll get a goal. From the Allardyce and Pulis school of thought. I think that's what it is, but I sometimes hear people say percentage football, when what I think they actually mean is possession football.

I could be wrong, though.

This is pretty much what I thought. Lump it into danger area enough times and someone will get a head on it etc. Kind of just seems synonymous with hoofball/setpiece-orientated strategies but I wondered if anyone could give a more informed view given how it is mentioned so often. Thanks though.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:12:28 AM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

I've always thought of it as being playing for percentages. I.e do X, Y and Z enough times and you'll get a goal. From the Allardyce and Pulis school of thought. I think that's what it is, but I sometimes hear people say percentage football, when what I think they actually mean is possession football.

I could be wrong, though.

This is pretty much what I thought. Lump it into danger area enough times and someone will get a head on it etc. Kind of just seems synonymous with hoofball/setpiece-orientated strategies but I wondered if anyone could give a more informed view given how it is mentioned so often. Thanks though.

Yeah , when I use it I mean low risk options, stuff that is more likely to succeed than not. Taking a pass to a nearby teammate rather than whacking it long. Which is kind of the opposite of what some people mean!
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Doug on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:30:59 AM
That list got me thinking, as I thought we might have been knocked out by Watford on pens in the late eighties.  We didn't though, what I was thinking was the 1988/89 season, when we played Watford 4 times, as drawn games kept going into replays. (looked this up) It was a 0 - 0 draw at home with them on the 7th Jan, then a 2 - 2 draw at Watford on the 10th Jan. It then came back up to us on the 16th Jan for yet another 0 - 0 draw, to then us being knocked out on the 18th of Jan 1 - 0 back down at Watford.  Christ, you can see why they scrapped that idea!
I remember trudging through those allotments at the old Vicarage Rd. away end on a miserable Tuesday night to witness our demise in that tie. What fun we continue to have supporting this club!
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: The_Miz on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:34:10 AM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

I've always thought of it as being playing for percentages. I.e do X, Y and Z enough times and you'll get a goal. From the Allardyce and Pulis school of thought. I think that's what it is, but I sometimes hear people say percentage football, when what I think they actually mean is possession football.

I could be wrong, though.

This is pretty much what I thought. Lump it into danger area enough times and someone will get a head on it etc. Kind of just seems synonymous with hoofball/setpiece-orientated strategies but I wondered if anyone could give a more informed view given how it is mentioned so often. Thanks though.

Yeah , when I use it I mean low risk options, stuff that is more likely to succeed than not. Taking a pass to a nearby teammate rather than whacking it long. Which is kind of the opposite of what some people mean!

Could well be this tbf
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:47:52 AM
Just Googled it and it would seem that the common conscensus is that it's both. Essentially risk and reward.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: The_Miz on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 11:56:24 AM
Just Googled it and it would seem that the common conscensus is that it's both. Essentially risk and reward.

 :thup:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 05:47:40 PM
Can someone give me a definition or an accurate description of "percentage football" please?

I've always thought of it as being playing for percentages. I.e do X, Y and Z enough times and you'll get a goal. From the Allardyce and Pulis school of thought. I think that's what it is, but I sometimes hear people say percentage football, when what I think they actually mean is possession football.

I could be wrong, though.

This is pretty much what I thought. Lump it into danger area enough times and someone will get a head on it etc. Kind of just seems synonymous with hoofball/setpiece-orientated strategies but I wondered if anyone could give a more informed view given how it is mentioned so often. Thanks though.

This is a pretty good article, which illustrates one point of view. I always thought of it as having a root in the Charles Reep quotes: “over 80 per cent of goals result from moves of three passes or less”; “60 per cent of all goalscoring moves begin 35 yards from an opponent’s goal" etc etc.

http://www.wsc.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2502&Itemid=29
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 05:51:15 PM
I tend to think it's more simple. If you're a winger/FB in an advanced position, rather than play a seemingly harmless short ball to a colleague - guaranteed to get to him - you might put a cross into the penalty area without having a specific target in mind, in the hope that someone makes the right run, or the defence panics. That's the percentage ball - as you say, risk versus reward.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: The_Miz on Wednesday 25 September 2013, 01:18:23 PM
Cheers for the input fellas
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Saturday 5 October 2013, 06:29:39 PM
Is there any rule preventing a team from wearing their away kit instead of their home one all the time. Was wondering this during today's match, Cardiff could still play in blue.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Saturday 5 October 2013, 06:31:43 PM
Don't think so, as long as the kits don't clash. We have used our alternate kits on a few occasions, likely for the sake of promoting sales.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: nufcjb on Saturday 5 October 2013, 06:33:14 PM
Is there any rule preventing a team from wearing their away kit instead of their home one all the time. Was wondering this during today's match, Cardiff could still play in blue.
Not sure about the Premier League but last week, Bayern used their away kit playing at the Allianz..so don't think it applies internationally. Up to each respective league I guess
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 5 October 2013, 07:19:04 PM
Did there use to be a rule about players needing to tuck their shirts in?

And if there was, what happened to the rule?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 7 October 2013, 03:04:26 PM
Why don't Everton chant Leighton Baines to the tune of purple rain?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Monday 7 October 2013, 03:59:59 PM
Why don't Everton chant Leighton Baines to the tune of purple rain?

I think they do it to You're So Vain?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:02:46 PM
Or Mr Vain.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Dr Colossus on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:06:00 PM
Or Mr Vain.

I like this idea better. What the hell rhymes with 'Mr Wrong'?

Neeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllll, what do youse sing?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:09:04 PM
It'll be something like 'Leighton Baines, my lord, Leighton Baines.'
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Incognito on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:45:27 PM
Or Mr Vain.

I like this idea better. What the hell rhymes with 'Mr Wrong'?

Neeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllll, what do youse sing?

Epic if they signed Alex Song like.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:48:49 PM
Call him Nile Ranger
Call him Alex Song
Call him Leighton Baines

I know what I want and I want it now
I want Giroud
Cos I'm Leighton Baines

doesn't make any sense whatsoever
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 7 October 2013, 04:52:02 PM
That is sew random?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: TRC on Tuesday 8 October 2013, 08:42:06 PM
Predictions for the crowd vs City in the Milk cup?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Thursday 10 October 2013, 12:05:14 PM
what's your favourite defunct North American club? For me it has to be Team Hawaii, who were founded in 1977, dissolved in 1977 and played their home games at the Aloha Stadium. They then left Hawaii and became the Tulsa Roughnecks, owner of perhaps the most devastatingly intimidating logo known to man.

Spoiler
[close]

I really should do some work.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Kanji on Monday 21 October 2013, 07:14:47 PM
What's the significance or reason for the name "Rangers" in football clubs? I know the obvious meanings of Rangers, but just curious how it find its way into football clubs...

I feel like I know this answer but figured I'd ask....
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: madras on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 02:30:11 PM
do teams practise in the colour/style kit they'll be using for their next game or practise at the same time as their next game ?

could it have any beneficial effect ?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 06:19:39 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 06:29:30 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 06:32:58 PM
Time wasting at the end of the match.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 06:39:32 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?


I would imagine its not back in play until you do?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:10:10 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvu52timT4k&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

Check this out, thought it was f***ing genius myself and then the c*** linesman flags to get it ruled out after letting play carry on a good ten seconds.

Doesn't need to leave the quadrant btw, becomes active as soon as touched after the whistle. Was interested to see if anyone else knew the rule as I wasn't sure initially.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Slippery Sam on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:14:41 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvu52timT4k&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

Check this out, thought it was f***ing genius myself and then the c*** linesman flags to get it ruled out after letting play carry on a good ten seconds.

Doesn't need to leave the quadrant btw, becomes active as soon as touched after the whistle. Was interested to see if anyone else knew the rule as I wasn't sure initially.


Isn't there something in all free kicks etc where the ball has to travel the whole ball's diameter before it's 'in play' ?????
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:16:57 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvu52timT4k&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

Check this out, thought it was f***ing genius myself and then the c*** linesman flags to get it ruled out after letting play carry on a good ten seconds.

Doesn't need to leave the quadrant btw, becomes active as soon as touched after the whistle. Was interested to see if anyone else knew the rule as I wasn't sure initially.


Isn't there something in all free kicks etc where the ball has to travel the whole ball's diameter before it's 'in play' ?????

FIFA's current laws of the game simply state "the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves", but it did used to be as you suggest.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:21:22 PM
The ball is "technically" in play as soon as it is kicked and moves.

Alas, in this example, the intended deception of the defending team also included the AR who also didn't register that the player had intentionally played the ball, and ruled that the there was second touch by the dribbling player.

A team tried this during a game I was refereeing, and I allowed it (didn't result in anything). But I did give a IFK to the opposition at the next free kick to the "clever" team as the kicker repositioned the ball with their foot and I called it a double touch. They never tried that again.

I also guarantee that had the defending team in the video, swooped in and taken the ball up-field after the first slight kick, that the team taking the clever corner would have protested. Can't have it both ways.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:22:15 PM
I thought when Pires messed up the penalty pass to Henry that time it was because the ball didn't move a full diameter. Henry's reaction suggested that was the case.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Slippery Sam on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:22:29 PM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvu52timT4k&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

Check this out, thought it was f***ing genius myself and then the c*** linesman flags to get it ruled out after letting play carry on a good ten seconds.

Doesn't need to leave the quadrant btw, becomes active as soon as touched after the whistle. Was interested to see if anyone else knew the rule as I wasn't sure initially.


Isn't there something in all free kicks etc where the ball has to travel the whole ball's diameter before it's 'in play' ?????

FIFA's current laws of the game simply state "the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves", but it did used to be as you suggest.

Thanks. I'm old and set in my ways. Linesman etc.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:23:43 PM
The ball is "technically" in play as soon as it is kicked and moves.

Alas, in this example, the intended deception of the defending team also included the AR who also didn't register that the player had intentionally played the ball, and ruled that the there was second touch by the dribbling player.

A team tried this during a game I was refereeing, and I allowed it (didn't result in anything). But I did give a IFK to the opposition at the next free kick to the "clever" team as the kicker repositioned the ball with their foot and I called it a double touch. They never tried that again.

I also guarantee that had the defending team in the video, swooped in and taken the ball up-field after the first slight kick, that the team taking the clever corner would have protested. Can't have it both ways.

It's difficult to pick up there but you could clearly hear Draper telling the assistant referee that he had taken it and there was no protest at all, he then tells Doran who pauses a while before carrying it towards the box.

The assistant didn't flag immediately after the second touch either like, waited until the goal was scored and Inverness were celebrating before signalling the referee. He'd even started jogging back to halfway...
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Exiled in Texas on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 10:52:23 PM
I was watching at work (so no sound).

I bet the CR over ruled the AR on this one.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 23 October 2013, 01:44:10 AM
When taking a corner do you need to knock it out of the quadrant?

Hypothetically, in what circumstances would you not want to? It's such a small area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvu52timT4k&feature=youtu.be&t=1m54s

Check this out, thought it was f***ing genius myself and then the c*** linesman flags to get it ruled out after letting play carry on a good ten seconds.

Doesn't need to leave the quadrant btw, becomes active as soon as touched after the whistle. Was interested to see if anyone else knew the rule as I wasn't sure initially.


Rooney and Giggs did the same trick against Chelsea. Disallowed by the ref too.

Edit: Their ball was outside the quadrant and the linesman raised his flag immediately. Not quite the same situation I guess.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Boy on Wednesday 30 October 2013, 07:32:16 PM
What's the story with Southampton and their lack of stripes anymore?
I had thought they had a one off centenary strip but still plain red this season.

Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 30 October 2013, 08:41:23 PM
Why is the offical Skrill/Conference website giving me eye cancer?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 30 October 2013, 08:48:32 PM
What's the story with Southampton and their lack of stripes anymore?
I had thought they had a one off centenary strip but still plain red this season.

http://www.save-our-stripes.co.uk/
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 1 November 2013, 12:18:50 PM
Who are some of the best English league footballers never to play in the top flight?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Friday 1 November 2013, 12:37:16 PM
Steve Bull.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: newsted on Friday 1 November 2013, 06:17:01 PM
Nah, he played for WBA in the top flight. Robin Friday, allegedly.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Friday 1 November 2013, 09:00:05 PM
Nah, he played for WBA in the top flight.

Didn't know that!
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Saturday 2 November 2013, 12:57:35 AM
Who are some of the best English league footballers never to play in the top flight?

Did Alan Comfort ever get to play in the top flight for Middlesbrough?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: jdckelly on Saturday 2 November 2013, 01:01:54 AM
Nah, he played for WBA in the top flight.

Didn't know that!
only 4 games according to wiki so pretty easy to miss
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: newsted on Saturday 2 November 2013, 01:14:58 AM
Who are some of the best English league footballers never to play in the top flight?

Did Alan Comfort ever get to play in the top flight for Middlesbrough?

No, they'd just been relegated when he signed.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 3 November 2013, 03:00:28 PM
If a goalscorer gets booked for going into the crowd celebrating then surely the rest of the players that follow him and join in the celebration should also get booked?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 3 November 2013, 10:42:57 PM
Has a goalkeeper ever scored for us?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 3 November 2013, 10:47:10 PM
Has a goalkeeper ever scored for us?

Nope.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: maybe_next_year on Sunday 3 November 2013, 11:02:05 PM
Jose Enrique scored one in the championship...
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: josimar on Monday 4 November 2013, 11:30:56 AM
After the match on Saturday, I was wondering how many goals we score at the Gallowgate compared to the Leazes. It feels like we score quite a lot more at the Gallowgate end to me.

Anyone got the stats?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Monday 4 November 2013, 01:54:30 PM
After the match on Saturday, I was wondering how many goals we score at the Gallowgate compared to the Leazes. It feels like we score quite a lot more at the Gallowgate end to me.

Anyone got the stats?

I don't have them to hand but they definitely used to be kept track of in the match programme, so somebody who bought one on Saturday may be able to tell you.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: josimar on Monday 4 November 2013, 03:00:32 PM
Thanks. I don't buy the programme usually but might have a look at the next match.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Wullie on Monday 4 November 2013, 03:29:32 PM
In the league this season, I make it 6 Gallowgate, 1 Leazes.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Atticus on Monday 4 November 2013, 03:32:15 PM
There was definitely a skew towards the Gallowgate season-on-season if my memory isn't betraying me, but it was never particularly massive.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Walter on Monday 4 November 2013, 05:34:56 PM
What's the story with Southampton and their lack of stripes anymore?
I had thought they had a one off centenary strip but still plain red this season.

It's for the Red Bull re-branding

(http://s21.postimg.org/xo8z7wvev/FC_Red_Bull_Southampton_Logo_HD_Wallpaper.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 12:00:08 AM
Outside of Zonal Marking, what are some good sites for tactical match analysis?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 03:16:18 PM
Anyone ever watched a game with Arabic commentary?

What are the commentators talking about?  Seriously they don't shut up.   :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 03:18:31 PM
Anyone ever watched a game with Arabic commentary?

What are the commentators talking about?  Seriously they don't shut up.   :lol:

Same from the Russians.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 03:20:32 PM
Outside of Zonal Marking, what are some good sites for tactical match analysis?

There's a lad on here who's got a nice blog which looks specifically at ours. Can't remember who it is. Helpful. :aww:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 03:25:38 PM
Outside of Zonal Marking, what are some good sites for tactical match analysis?

There's a lad on here who's got a nice blog which looks specifically at ours. Can't remember who it is. Helpful. :aww:

Ocho Col.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 06:16:10 PM
Outside of Zonal Marking, what are some good sites for tactical match analysis?

There's a lad on here who's got a nice blog which looks specifically at ours. Can't remember who it is. Helpful. :aww:

Ocho Col.

:thup:

http://nufcvisualised.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:43:59 PM
How come you never see any South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi etc) footballers? Even players that were born in England with Indian parents.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:45:12 PM
Chopra, Zesh Rehman, Jesminder Bhamra
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:46:51 PM
...exactly, 3. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:49:00 PM
2 actually, the 3rd one is the Indian lass from Bend it like Beckham
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:49:50 PM
Chopra, Zesh Rehmann, Jesminder Bhamra

:lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:50:08 PM
2 actually, the 3rd one is the Indian lass from Bend it like Beckham

Still think they should have called it Bending it like Beckham. For that reason I've never watched it.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:52:57 PM
Neil Taylor's ma is Indian.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 07:55:34 PM
How come you never see any South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi etc) footballers? Even players that were born in England with Indian parents.

Would rather play cricket
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 09:53:55 PM
How come you never see any South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi etc) footballers? Even players that were born in England with Indian parents.

The was an article on BBC about this a few weeks back
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 10:08:02 PM
How come you never see any South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi etc) footballers? Even players that were born in England with Indian parents.
It is quite strange. There are twice as many Asians in the UK as Blacks, yet obviously blacks are much more common in football. People say that the issue is cultural, but how many generations of people from those countries have been living in metropolises such as London and Birmingham? Of course, some may think there is an athletic deficiency given that people from that part of the world are not represented in any of the explosive athletic sports.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 10:20:31 PM
Here it is;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24532778 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24532778)

Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 10:23:46 PM
Another article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24593671 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24593671)
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 10:42:43 PM
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2794/55022124.jpg)
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 7 November 2013, 08:12:32 PM
When did people stop applauding cross-field passes from one full back to the other?

I remember it happening all the time in the mid '90s.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 7 November 2013, 08:19:06 PM
When did people stop applauding cross-field passes from one full back to the other?

I remember it happening all the time in the mid '90s.

We just did, tbh (sort of).
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 7 November 2013, 08:19:49 PM
When did people stop applauding cross-field passes from one full back to the other?

I remember it happening all the time in the mid '90s.

When Danny Simpson was our right-back.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Thursday 7 November 2013, 08:23:55 PM
Posting this in the football edition because I can't find the one in chat. How do you avoid splash back? I've tried peeing from a distance, kneeling down to pee, even peeing in the sink. Open to suggestions but I will not resort to sitting down and peeing. My grandfather didn't fight in 'nam so I could lose sight of what it means to be a man.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 7 November 2013, 09:09:31 PM
Gloves
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: triggs on Thursday 7 November 2013, 09:10:44 PM
Posting this in the football edition because I can't find the one in chat. How do you avoid splash back? I've tried peeing from a distance, kneeling down to pee, even peeing in the sink. Open to suggestions but I will not resort to sitting down and peeing. My grandfather didn't fight in 'nam so I could lose sight of what it means to be a man.
p*ss on the side of the bowl
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: TheHoob on Thursday 7 November 2013, 09:42:30 PM
Posting this in the football edition because I can't find the one in chat. How do you avoid splash back? I've tried peeing from a distance, kneeling down to pee, even peeing in the sink. Open to suggestions but I will not resort to sitting down and peeing. My grandfather didn't fight in 'nam so I could lose sight of what it means to be a man.
p*ss on the side of the bowl

http://phys.org/news/2013-11-university-physicists-urine-splash-back-tactics.html
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Oakie Doke on Thursday 7 November 2013, 09:46:16 PM
Keep it football-related, guys.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 7 November 2013, 10:27:14 PM
Posting this in the football edition because I can't find the one in chat. How do you avoid splash back? I've tried peeing from a distance, kneeling down to pee, even peeing in the sink. Open to suggestions but I will not resort to sitting down and peeing. My grandfather didn't fight in 'nam so I could lose sight of what it means to be a man.

p*ss off  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Disco on Friday 8 November 2013, 09:30:33 PM
Do folk reckon a European Super League isn't that far away?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 8 November 2013, 09:32:30 PM
No
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Hughesy on Friday 8 November 2013, 09:38:04 PM
When did people stop applauding cross-field passes from one full back to the other?

I remember it happening all the time in the mid '90s.

Glad to be honest - used to really annoy me.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: madras on Friday 15 November 2013, 12:21:57 AM
would we remember the new years day mackems games so well if Boney M had never existed ?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 15 November 2013, 09:00:58 AM
Very good. :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: madras on Friday 15 November 2013, 10:56:36 PM
why, when I type "manchester united address" into google does it give me 3 Adderstone Avenue, Cramlington ?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Foluwashola on Friday 15 November 2013, 11:38:21 PM
Wondered what Fabio was deein in the Village Club last Friday like.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 16 November 2013, 12:18:37 PM
why, when I type "manchester united address" into google does it give me 3 Adderstone Avenue, Cramlington ?

:lol: Looks like some bloke has used google review for it and thats why.
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 20 November 2013, 01:09:07 PM
Team 1:

                                Akinfeev

Lichtsteiner       Varane       T.Silva      Lahm

                      Yaya Toure     Modric

                                Iniesta
                    Messi                   Kagawa
                                 Falcao


vs

Team 2:

                               Karnezis

A.Valencia      Kompany    Ambrose    Baines

                  Pirlo              KPBoateng

         Robben           Vidal                  CR7

                             Suarez

Work-place "discussion". Who wins?
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: palnese on Wednesday 20 November 2013, 01:11:10 PM
0-0
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: icemanblue on Wednesday 20 November 2013, 01:14:34 PM
What? :lol:
Title: Re: Daft questions: Football edition
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 20 November 2013, 05:03:01 PM
Team 1:

                                Akinfeev

Lichtsteiner       Varane       T.Silva      Lahm

                      Yaya Toure     Modric

                                Iniesta
                    Messi                   Kagawa
                                 Falcao


vs

Team 2:

                               Karnezis

A.Valencia      Kompany    Ambrose    Baines

                  Pirlo              KPBoateng

         Robben           Vidal                  CR7

                             Suarez

Work-place "