Torquay hold the record for shortest managerial reign in sporting history.
The said manager (Sorry, don't know the name) was employed at 3:30 and terminated at 3:40 when the chairman sold the club.
He said he was doing to muhc of a fantastic job there lol
He would later become manager again in 2002-2006.
Look thread. If I want to scroll down when editing you bloody well let m-fuck it...I'll just do this and quit whining.
Many teams have statues of people outside that once played or managed them in the better or golden years.
For example: Brian Clough is outside Derbys and United have the 3 Georges.
Luton Town however, have there greatest and biggest fan they ever had. Eric Morecombe (1 half of Morecombe and Wise, the greatest duo in comedy history)
Since we're on a wrestling forum. How about some interesting wrestling related stats lads!
Wade Barrett isn't from Manchester as billed. He is from Preston, which is just near Manchester I believe. (It's a bit like the billing of Mason Ryan from Cardiff because his hometown is unheard of) Wade is a lifelong Preston North End fan.
MVP. He supports Manchester United and has been to see them a few times (Unlike 90% of their fans *cough*) and doesn't brag about every little thing they've done. But he had an interesting bet over twitter with a friend. That if Barcalona won the champions league, his picture would be the Barcalona badge and if United won, his friend would put the United badge on his twitter. Obviously Barca won (Easily might I add) and he changed his picture. So MVP changed his picture. Unfortunatly the people on the internet are idiots and started calling him a glory supporter for changing his picture to Barcas.
Les Ferdinand got the 10,000th goal in premier league history.
Peter Crouch recently joined the club of scoring for 6 different clubs when he scored against United for Stoke City. He joins people like Craig Bellamy and Marcus Bent in this club. I say congrats to Mr. Crouch and he should make room for Tevez...VERY soon ;)
I'm sure we all know this stat: Glasgow Rangers are the most successful football team in the wo-WRONG!
Van you trickster! Everyone knows they've won like 50+ domestic leagues.
True, they're the most successful league team. But not overall. Al-Ahly of Egypt have won the Eqyptian league 36 times, Egyptian cup (our FA Cup) 35 times and won the African champions league more than anyone else. Along with other african and Egyptian cups. Which makes them the most successful club in the world to date, sorry Rangers. So next time someone calls you a glory fan of any kind. Say you don't support Al-Ahly :P
Speaking of Al-Ahly. They're recently most famous sadly, for this:
Still won 4-0 but I bet even Torres could've scored th-Nevermind ;)
Fun fact: I recently said about the Blackpool/Bridlington nickname being the same.
Well! Crawley Town, Man Utd, Liverpool and nottingham Forest are all nicknamed the Red (or have the word red in there nickname)
Think thats bad?!
Birmingham City, Chester, Chelsea, Grays Athletic, Southend, Shrewsbury, Everton(also have the toffees as a nickname) and Ipswich Town are all nicknamed the Blues. Great originality there guys...
If MK Dons move down a league (Not looking likely) or if AFC Wimbledon get promoted. Old Wimbledon will face new Wimbledon.
42 teams have Hooligan firms. Also, before you ask. I am not a Guvnor (Man Citys firm) but I am a proud member. Of the Barmby Army ;D
Ronaldos real name is Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Why yes I did use Wikipedia ;D) Of course I am talking about the brazilian Ronaldo from the 90's and early 00's. Now I hear a few people crying Diving portugese Ronaldo is better. Really? Really? Don't make me turn into Miz and scream AWESOME!
European Football of the year aged 21 in 1997 and in 2002. Destroyed any defense put against him in world cup 1998 (which he didn't play in the final for) 1 of 2 men to win FIFA player of the year award 3 times along is Zidane. 97 appearences and 62 goals. Not Pele like. But better than 99.9% of everyone else in football. So tell me he isn't AWEEEEEESOOOOOOME! ...damn, I turned into Miz afterall lol
My mind has now gone blank and my hatred for diving Ronaldo has set in, this'll do. Hope these stats and stories are enjoyable :)
Brilliant, some good stories and facts there, Mr. HooliganX!
Yeah, I'm the same, I can take advantage of the Liverpool fact, the free beer only takes away a little of the pain :(
I'll drop some more later
The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Thistle in 1979 was postponed no fewer than 29 times because of bad weather.
In 1990, the Football League banned Scarborough from wearing shirts advertising Black Death vodka on the grounds of bad taste.
Cash-strapped Portsmouth cancelled their weekly order of new jockstraps in 1999, a move which would save £112. Administrator Tom Burton ordered the club to wash them instead of buying new ones.
Bury players refused to do any more promotional work for the club in 1997 as a protest at the lack of nappy-changing facilities at Gigg Lane for their wives.
In an attempt to boost gates, Bristol City staged a chimps’ tea-party before the 1976 game with West Ham.
In 1993, HFS Loans League team Congleton were forced to call off a minute’s silence to mourn the death of the club’s oldest fan...when he walked into the ground.
Referee Henning Erikstrup was about to blow full-time with Norager leading Ebeltoft 4-3 in a Danish league match when his dentures suddenly fell out. While he scrambled around looking for them, Ebeltoft equalised. Despite vehement protests from Ebeltoft, Mr Erikstup disallowed the goal, replaced his false teeth and promptly blew the final whistle.