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Simon
March 11th, 2011, 11:20 AM
I'm still getting to grips with the fact that Jose Mourinho hasn't lost a home league match in NINE seasons. That sounds like the sort of stat you would jokingly make up in order to emphasise that he has a great home league record. It's quite difficult to get on board with the idea that it's actually true.

Similarly, Zlatan has won the league wherever he has played for the past seven or eight years, spanning five clubs in Holland, Italy and Spain. Not bad for a player who is irredeemably shit according to every English media correspondent in existence.

I have the feeling that when the dust settles and football finances get back down to a realistic level, we will look back on Andy Carroll and laugh to ourselves at the fact that he cost 35m.

Andy
March 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM
We laugh at that already.

Keano's Magic Hat
March 11th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Trophies won by Sir Alex Ferguson

S.t. Mirren:

1 Scottish First Division championship 1977

Aberdeen:

3 Scottish Premier League Titles 1980,1984,1985
4 Scottish F.A. Cups 1982,1983,1984,1986
1 Scottish League Cup 1986
1 European Cup Winners Cup 1983
1 European Super Cup 1983

Manchester United:

11 English Premier League Titles 1993,1994,1996,1997,1999,2000,2001,2003,2007,2008, 2009
9 Charity/community Shields 1990,1993,1994,1996,1997,2003,2007,2008,2010
5 English F.A. Cups 1990,1994,1996,1999,2004
4 English League Cups 1992,2006,2009,2010
2 European Cups 1999,2008
1 European Cup Winners Cup 1991
1 European Super Cup 1991
1 Intercontintal cup 1999
1 Fifa club World Cup 2008



Incredible.

Andy
March 11th, 2011, 11:25 AM
95 - Arsenal have allowed opposition players fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League.

:eek:

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 11:31 AM
We just went 36 games unbeaten at home.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Arsenal being the first club ever to not have a shot in a Champions League game.

Simon
March 11th, 2011, 11:52 AM
In the first leg of Barcelona vs Inter last year, Victor Valdes covered more distance than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In the second leg, Xavi completed more passes than the entire Inter team.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 11:56 AM
I liked the one Alex posted the other day about Newcastle having not won a 3pm Saturday KO game for 3 years.

I told a couple of mates that and they said it was shit :(

RFF Champ
March 11th, 2011, 12:03 PM
I liked the one Alex posted the other day about Newcastle having not won a 3pm Saturday KO game for 3 years.

I told a couple of mates that and they said it was shit :(

In the Premier League. I think it's been about 15 matches now.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Yeah, they didnt think I was talking "shit". They didn't think it was that impressive.

Andy
March 11th, 2011, 12:11 PM
The one about Rio Ferdinand hardly ever fouling is quite impressive.

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Trophies won by Sir Alex Ferguson

S.t. Mirren:

1 Scottish First Division championship 1977

Aberdeen:

3 Scottish Premier League Titles 1980,1984,1985
4 Scottish F.A. Cups 1982,1983,1984,1986
1 Scottish League Cup 1986
1 European Cup Winners Cup 1983
1 European Super Cup 1983

Manchester United:

11 English Premier League Titles 1993,1994,1996,1997,1999,2000,2001,2003,2007,2008, 2009
9 Charity/community Shields 1990,1993,1994,1996,1997,2003,2007,2008,2010
5 English F.A. Cups 1990,1994,1996,1999,2004
4 English League Cups 1992,2006,2009,2010
2 European Cups 1999,2008
1 European Cup Winners Cup 1991
1 European Super Cup 1991
1 Intercontintal cup 1999
1 Fifa club World Cup 2008



Incredible.
Trophies won by Brian Clough with not the biggest and richest club in the world.

Also incredible.


With Derby County (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_County)
Winner:

Watney Cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watney_Cup): 1970
First Division (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_First_Division): 197172
Second Division (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_Second_Division): 196869
With Nottingham Forest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Forest)

First Division (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_First_Division): 197778
League Cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_Cup): 197778 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_Football_League_Cup_Final), 197879 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Football_League_Cup_Final), 198889 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Football_League_Cup_Final), 198990 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Football_League_Cup_Final)
European Cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Champions_League): 197879 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Cup_1978%E2%80%9379), 197980 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Cup_1979%E2%80%9380)
FA Charity Shield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FA_Community_Shield): 1978
European Super Cup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Super_Cup): 1979
Individual Awards

English Manager of the Year: 1978

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Do you think perhaps helping to transform them INTO the biggest club in the world is perhaps more impressive :)

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Do you think perhaps helping to transform them INTO the biggest club in the world is perhaps more impressive :)
No.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 12:20 PM
I didn't think you'd agree.

He probably should have won more Watney cups.

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Your question didnt really make sense.

Are you suggesting United were a small club when he took over?

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Anyway here is a STAT.

Nottingham Forest have gained more points at Pride Park in 2011 than Derby County have.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 12:39 PM
No, were you suggesting they were the biggest club in the world when he took over?

Red Dog
March 11th, 2011, 12:47 PM
No I wasn't.

It would depend how you define biggest anyway but I dont know who was the biggest club in the world in 1986.

turdpower
March 11th, 2011, 1:00 PM
River Plate.

DavidUK
March 11th, 2011, 1:13 PM
In the first leg of Barcelona vs Inter last year, Victor Valdes covered more distance than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

I had to double check that.

Not strictly true, apparently - he ran 400m more than Valdes according to The Independent. That's still absolutely shocking.

El Capitano Gatisto
March 11th, 2011, 1:21 PM
It's not altogether that mad if you put a bit of thought into it. Barca push extremely high up the pitch and like to put pressure deep in the opponent's half. Ibrahimovic was the target man and leading attacker. There wasn't exactly much running for him to do since he was supposed to stay high up the pitch. He was also subbed after about 60 minutes.

Winkle van Tinkle
March 12th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Lucas Radebe had 27 shots in one game Vs Charlton in 2001.

turdpower
March 12th, 2011, 4:15 PM
I bet Best or McGrath have done more.

1_Pablo_Angel
March 13th, 2011, 7:31 AM
As of February 2011, Aston Villa had provided more England internationals than any other club, with 71

Not that unbelievable really, considering what a bloody massive club we are, invented league football, etc etc....

turdpower
March 13th, 2011, 7:35 AM
Now we know who to blame.

Hlebsfall
March 13th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Nicklas Bendtner is a professional footballer.

Winkle van Tinkle
March 15th, 2011, 9:59 AM
Joachim Low is 51 years old.

turdpower
March 15th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Conversely Kanu is about 25.

Badger
March 15th, 2011, 3:23 PM
St Johnstone got McDiarmid Park for free. Asda bought the site of their old home Muirton Park and Saints had their stadium built on farmland owned by the farmer Bruce McDiarmid in return for him having a stake in the club.

Winkle van Tinkle
March 15th, 2011, 3:35 PM
Is that free?

connorboy
March 15th, 2011, 3:45 PM
I imagine it is for the club. The shareholders pay with a diluted holding though I imagine, unless he bought the stake off someone

RuneEdge
March 15th, 2011, 4:33 PM
I remember someone at the time mentioning that Eto'o became the first person to win the Champion's League with two different team in consecutive seasons (Barca and then Inter)
Doesnt Pique count when we won it in 2008 in Moscow, but then lost it to Barca in Rome when he was no playing for the opposite team?

turdpower
March 15th, 2011, 4:40 PM
I don't think he got a winners medal for United to be honest.

He wasn't in the final squad.

Magnus Barelegs
March 16th, 2011, 8:59 AM
St Johnstone got McDiarmid Park for free. Asda bought the site of their old home Muirton Park and Saints had their stadium built on farmland owned by the farmer Bruce McDiarmid in return for him having a stake in the club.

Similar with St Mirren's new stadium. Tesco bought their old ground and, as part of the deal, built their new stadium.

Second City Saint
March 16th, 2011, 1:51 PM
I remember someone at the time mentioning that Eto'o became the first person to win the Champion's League with two different team in consecutive seasons (Barca and then Inter)
Doesnt Pique count when we won it in 2008 in Moscow, but then lost it to Barca in Rome when he was no playing for the opposite team?Can't be right. Before Eto'o there was:

Marcel Desailly ('93 with Marsailles & '94 with AC Milan)
Paulo Sousa ('96 with Juventus & '97 with Borussia Dortmund)
Gerard Pique ('08 with Man Utd & '09 with Barcelona)

MACE
March 17th, 2011, 10:23 AM
Messi's goals/games ratio over the past couple of years.

JIJ
March 17th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Francis Jeffers scored 13 goals in one half of an Everton youth team game in 1994

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 11:41 AM
How about this for a transfer record...Magath in coaching career has bought 125 players and sold 153...and lost a total of 137 million!!!

Blimey.

turdpower
March 17th, 2011, 11:53 AM
I'm going to need a source.

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Tim Caple, the guy who does commentary on Eurosport.

turdpower
March 17th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Well Googling it comes up with nothing.

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Ok. I presume he didn't just nick the stat from googling Magath transfer record.

If you think he's wrong go ahead and work it out.

Simon
March 17th, 2011, 1:39 PM
Good one from Raphael Honigstein on Football Weekly - can't verify this as I have no idea where to look, but he says Arsenal concede 980% more goals when Squillaci and Koscielny are partnered than when Djourou is involved.

Lagom
March 17th, 2011, 1:45 PM
I think it's pretty mental that Gareth Bale went 24 games without being on the winning side with Spurs, even more mental considering the progress he's made since then.

Lagom
March 17th, 2011, 1:48 PM
Good one from Raphael Honigstein on Football Weekly - can't verify this as I have no idea where to look, but he says Arsenal concede 980% more goals when Squillaci and Koscielny are partnered than when Djourou is involved.


I saw Sky pick up on a similar stat last week i think, and a quick google brings up this from the turn of the year.

http://mr-renoog-videos.blogspot.com/2011/01/mid-season-analysis-whats-wrong-with.html

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 1:52 PM
That article is a load of shite, the guy has got his stats all wrong. Looks like he might have been saying Squillaci when he meant Koscielny or something. It's bollocks anyway.

Simon
March 17th, 2011, 3:14 PM
I didn't have time to sit down and think about it but it does seem possible, if not particularly likely. You'd be looking at, say, Arsenal conceding 2 in 10 with Djourou in the side and 20 in 10 when he isn't. It's not as completely as mental as it sounds when you say 980%, but I'd still be surprised if it can be true.

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 3:19 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if it was true. I saw a stat that was something like a league goal conceded every 54 minutes without Djourou and one every 170 minutes with him. We also haven't lost a league game Djourou has played in in over three years.

Bad Collin
March 17th, 2011, 3:45 PM
That article is a load of shite, the guy has got his stats all wrong. Looks like he might have been saying Squillaci when he meant Koscielny or something. It's bollocks anyway.


I wouldn't be surprised if it was true. I saw a stat that was something like a league goal conceded every 54 minutes without Djourou and one every 170 minutes with him. We also haven't lost a league game Djourou has played in in over three years.

:wtf:

Andy
March 17th, 2011, 3:49 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Simon's stat is correct.

I'm questioning the article Lagom posted.

Prototype16
March 19th, 2011, 6:02 PM
Three goals from open play for us today - UN-BE-LIEVABLE!

Peterborough's goal scoring record this season is pretty remarkable - 86 scored, 61 conceded - that's over twenty more scored than anyone else and only the teams in the bottom four have conceded more. I know loads of Peterborough fans -should really go to seem them play sometime

Lagom
March 19th, 2011, 6:33 PM
It'll be 0-0 if you go mate

turdpower
April 4th, 2011, 5:57 AM
The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Thistle in 1979 was postponed 29 times because of bad weather.

MikeHunt
April 4th, 2011, 7:59 AM
that cant be true.

MichaelC
April 4th, 2011, 9:54 AM
It is. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2006/mar/22/theknowledge.sport)

MikeHunt
April 4th, 2011, 10:21 AM
the cup must have gone on past the season end then. unless they tried to play the game on consecutive days.

MichaelC
April 4th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Given its 29 postponements in 40 days, I'd assume so.

Red Dog
April 4th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Who won?

Winkle van Tinkle
April 5th, 2011, 5:24 PM
The fans.

I steal cable
April 5th, 2011, 5:30 PM
:lol::lol::lol:

BBF
April 6th, 2011, 6:12 PM
Messi, Villa and Pedro have gone a combined 1127 mins without a goal for Barca. Yet they've won eight out of nine games + scored 19.

Second City Saint
May 5th, 2011, 5:45 PM
I just read this today.

United's fifth highest transfer fee ever received (behind Ronaldo, Beckham, Stam and Veron) was for John Obi Mikel in 2006.

MMH
May 5th, 2011, 7:00 PM
Just a recent one, Everton have won every shoot out where they have missed their first penalty.

I think its something like we have only won one shoot out where we have scored our first penalty too.

Keano's Magic Hat
June 14th, 2011, 5:31 PM
STAT OF THE DAY: Since Oct 1937 #MUFC have featured a youth player in every game bar 1! (Arsenal away this year). A run of 3516 comp games.

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:19 PM
Thierry Henry has scored or assisted 559 goals in his career to date, and he's only 33. :shocked:

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:22 PM
Double post

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:23 PM
That can't be true. Absolutely impossible.

Second City Saint
June 20th, 2011, 8:26 PM
According to wiki:

Monaco - 28, 37
Juventus - 3, 2
Arsenal - 226, 92
Barcelona - 49, 26
New York - 9, 7
France - 51, 29

Career - 366 goals, 193 assists = 559 in 797 appearances (by my math)

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:26 PM
In fact, not one season has he had a greater combined goals and assists total than games (and that's WITHOUT including sub appearences)

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/player/_/id/8039/thierry-henry?cc=5739

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:29 PM
doesn't include his time at Monaco, though he'd have to have averaged about 50 assists a season if that stat is correct. Unlikely.

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:34 PM
Taken from this article. Took it at face value so apologies if it's wide of the mark. I do remember being amazed by his number of assists before though. The definition of 'assist' is so dodgy though.

So far this season he has 8 goals in 13 games (4 assists too but that's a little bit irrelevent here)

If you break down his career goals...

- 28 goals for Monaco
- 3 goals for Juventus
- 226 goals for Arsenal
- 49 goals for Barcelona
- 9 goals for NY Red Bulls
- 52 goals for France
= 367 career goals

He's 33. They're around half way through this season in the US. He probably has 2 or 3 seasons left in him. I believe they play 30 games a season plus play-offs. He needs 33 goals before he retires basically.

On paper it looks do-able. But he's injury prone these days.

Will he reach 400?

It would be a very impressive total. Especially considering he was a winger for his early career

Thierry Henry has scored more career goals than:
Ronaldo
Gabriel Batistuta
Diego Maradona
Marco Van Basten
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Raul Gonzalez
Andriy Shevchenko
Ronaldinho
Rivaldo
George Weah
Filippo Inzaghi

As a side note, Thierry Henry in his career has assisted 192 goals. He holds the Premier League record for most assists in a single season (24). This means that he has either scored or assisted 559 goals in his career so far...

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:35 PM
Double post

nah don't play that shite you cunt. this post originally said 'in 443 appearances',

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:38 PM
That was meant to go on the end of my first post. Then I realised I got the games wrong.

Actually maybe I didn't.

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:40 PM
Of course you got it wrong, you mong. If you genuinely believed Henry to have 559 goals and assists in 443 games then you are the most stupid person in the world.

Second City Saint
June 20th, 2011, 8:45 PM
He has approx. 70 more goals than Van Basten in twice as many matches, good point Andy.

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:46 PM
genuinely unbelievable stat, that's for sure

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:50 PM
Gah, I tried to do this too late at night. Wiki seems to give the same amount of goals and assists, roughly at least.

The article completely misjudged the apps (or maybe typo) which is what threw me

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:53 PM
797 apps, 558 goals and assists according to wiki. 33 years old. Would've been much easier to phrase it like that from the start. There's the unbelievable stat.

If I'm wrong, abuse me in the morning. :yes:

El Capitano Gatisto
June 20th, 2011, 8:53 PM
I'm not sure about your stats, Andy. Going by the total career goals thing, I question whether Henry has more goals than Raul or Ronaldo. That doesn't sound right and Wikipedia suggests they both have more. Batistuta may do as well and would appear to according to Wiki.

Won't even bother checking Rivaldo, Maradona or Ronaldinho as they spent their careers playing as attacking midfielders.

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:55 PM
Yeah I realise there's a load of holes in that article, I just took the 559 which I thought was amazing. Then posted the article (well, blog post) which thoroughly confused me and everyone else. Need my bed. :wired:

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:55 PM
fuck, it gets worse

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:56 PM
Javier Hernandez has a combined total of 875 goals and assists in 5 games at the Gold Cup

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 8:57 PM
But yeah, the goals and assists is correct I think. He could make 400 goals and 200 assists before 35 which is incredible.

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 8:58 PM
It's not that incredible. Fantastic record, though.

Second City Saint
June 20th, 2011, 8:59 PM
Not genuinely unbelievable, though. My Jon Obi Mikel stat was better :cool:

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 9:01 PM
Ok fine, leave me alone. I'm going to bed. :mad:

Apparently Fabregas has more assists than Messi, Xavi and Alves in the last five years.

Shove that stat up your bollocks if you don't like it.

Second City Saint
June 20th, 2011, 9:02 PM
Less trophies too

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 9:03 PM
Fuck oooofffffffffff

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 9:05 PM
no trophy

Second City Saint
June 20th, 2011, 9:07 PM
(Spain)

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 9:09 PM
bench warmer

Andy
June 20th, 2011, 9:09 PM
World cup winning assist

Keano's Magic Hat
June 20th, 2011, 9:22 PM
I'll give you that one. You know who also has a better goal scoring than Thierry Henry?

This man:

YouTube - ‪Fergie gives it some wellie‬‏

Bad Collin
June 21st, 2011, 2:34 AM
Lucas has scored 987 goals and got 517 assists in 17 games!!

Red Dog
June 21st, 2011, 5:29 AM
I'll give you that one. You know who also has a better goal scoring than Thierry Henry?

This man:

YouTube - ‪Fergie gives it some wellie‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RWgaMEtIIY)
You know who has a better goalscoring record than him?

Brian Clough.

251 goals in 274 games to be precise.

Better manager, better player.... the list goes on!

Simon
June 21st, 2011, 5:38 AM
Ferguson has a better capacity for whiskey intake.

Red Dog
June 21st, 2011, 5:42 AM
Won't be long now.

MACE
November 3rd, 2011, 3:42 PM
Ronaldo scored his 100th goal in 105 games for Madrid.

Messi scored his 200th as part of a hat-trick last night. He's 24. He's got 10 or more years left.

Scary.

RuneEdge
November 3rd, 2011, 5:47 PM
Whats great is that if you only take into consideration the last 3 years (about the same amount of time Ronaldo has spent at Madrid), the stats are:

Ronaldo: 100 goals in 105 games
Messi: 122 goals in 125 games

Those two are in a league of their own right now. Its mental.

turdpower
November 4th, 2011, 7:32 AM
The fact that Ronaldo scored more league goals than games he played last year was FM cheat player levels of ridiculousness.

Simon
November 4th, 2011, 7:44 AM
United's home game against Sunderland tomorrow is their first 3pm Saturday kick-off since January 1994.

Bennedy
November 4th, 2011, 7:47 AM
Surely not?

turdpower
November 4th, 2011, 7:51 AM
It'll probably change when QATAR SKY demand it to be moved.

turdpower
November 4th, 2011, 7:52 AM
Surely not?

:lol:

FUCK ME.

Simon
November 4th, 2011, 7:58 AM
Ahahaha Bennedy, come on. SURELY NOT.

Alf
November 4th, 2011, 7:59 AM
Thierry Henry has scored more career goals than:

Gabriel Batistuta


You shut your dirty fucking mouth.

son_of_foley
November 4th, 2011, 8:06 AM
He's also way better looking as well

Bennedy
November 4th, 2011, 8:09 AM
Ahahaha Bennedy, come on. SURELY NOT.

There is nothing wrong with me thinking tht stat maWwwy be wrong.

Alf
November 4th, 2011, 8:11 AM
He's also way better looking as well

Not you sof, not you. I don't want to hate you sof.

Grimario
November 4th, 2011, 8:13 AM
He's also way better looking as well

Jesus christ dude, please don't tell me you said that. Batistuta is one of the most beautiful men alive. Henry looks like he was lucky to escape the famine in Ethiopia.

turdpower
November 4th, 2011, 8:14 AM
PSSST. I think he's just trying to wind Alf up.

Grimario
November 4th, 2011, 8:18 AM
Surely not?

son_of_foley
November 4th, 2011, 8:50 AM
Batistuta looks like Owen Wilsons gay brother (hehe luke wilson)

Alf
November 4th, 2011, 8:52 AM
I can't hear this right now.

Bennedy
November 4th, 2011, 9:14 AM
Surely not?



:blah:

Simon
November 4th, 2011, 9:35 AM
Bennedy's fatal error reminds me of me offhand saying "Ronaldo must do about 10 stepovers a second" during a game once, and one of my mates mockingly going ":lol: no he can't" like I was being literal.

Bennedy
November 4th, 2011, 9:59 AM
Sorry Si, but if you are going to post something in the stats thread then I at least want the informaton to be accurate and not you just posting unfunny shit. K?

PS: I am a fucking knobhead.

turdpower
November 4th, 2011, 7:08 PM
I am a fucking knobhead.

That's what I took from your post :D

Bennedy
November 5th, 2011, 3:52 AM
It's all you really need. :yes:

Second City Saint
November 5th, 2011, 4:10 AM
Simon is right though

Simon
November 5th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Maybe not unbelievable, but a genuinely interesting stat - 25 years ago when Alex Ferguson took over United, the bottom four were United, Chelsea, Newcastle and City - the current top four :yes:

Lagom
November 5th, 2011, 8:42 PM
Surely not...

MACE
November 6th, 2011, 12:39 AM
I remember being in High School (93-98-) and United buying Andy Cole from Newcastle fpr 7m. It was an outrageous amount of money.

I remember Cole taking a while to adjust........ but that = my teacher (United fan) saying "Andy Cole is black pudding".

Shocking.

Bad Collin
November 6th, 2011, 6:35 AM
How is a potentially racist comment an unbelievable stat?

turdpower
November 6th, 2011, 8:00 AM
The Bernabeu is currently hosting it's first ever midday kick off.

Watching them in daylight seems wrong.

Ringo
November 6th, 2011, 8:17 AM
we should just continuously update this thread with ronaldo and messi's records.

12th hat-trick for Ronaldo today.
103 goals in 106 games.

MACE
January 22nd, 2012, 4:12 PM
I remember being in High School (93-98-) and United buying Andy Cole from Newcastle fpr 7m. It was an outrageous amount of money.

I remember Cole taking a while to adjust........ but that = my teacher (United fan) saying "Andy Cole is black pudding".

Shocking.

What the fuck?! :lol: I have absolutely no recollection of posting this whatsoever!! Posted at 4:39am, haha.


we should just continuously update this thread with ronaldo and messi's records.

12th hat-trick for Ronaldo today.
103 goals in 106 games.


Messi's 14th hat-trick for Barcelona today:
1 in 2006-07
1 in 2008-09
3 in 2009-10
4 in 2010-11
5 in 2011-12

He has now scored 110 goals in 118 Liga games under Guardiola and needs only 20 more goals to become Barcelona's all time top goal scorer.

He's only 24.

MACE
February 12th, 2012, 6:32 PM
Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 matches for Manchester United.
He is now on 119 in 122 matches for Madrid.
Wallop.

Simon
February 12th, 2012, 6:33 PM
Tonight was his 800th hat trick for Madrid.

BBF
February 12th, 2012, 6:35 PM
United's home game against Sunderland tomorrow is their first 3pm Saturday kick-off since January 1994.


Surely not?

:lol:

Simon
February 12th, 2012, 6:36 PM
:D I just re-read that as well but didn't wanna bump my own bit of merking.

Red Dog
February 12th, 2012, 6:49 PM
Our goal at home yesterday was the first since November 16th.

Bennedy
February 13th, 2012, 4:24 AM
Surely not?

I steal cable
February 13th, 2012, 9:30 AM
ahahahaha wooooooooooooo

Red Dog
February 14th, 2012, 6:03 PM
7 games without a win, just 3 goals scored.

1 win in last 15 games, just 6 goals scored.

8 home games without a win, just 1 goal scored.

Last 13 league games. Won 1, drawn 2, lost 10. Only 6 goals scored.
(5pts from a possible 39)

The unbelievable stat is that Cotternill still has a job.

UK Blue
February 14th, 2012, 6:45 PM
Another unbelievable stat is that you actually paid us compensation for his services. When we were about to sack him anyway.

Red Dog
February 14th, 2012, 8:19 PM
Post match comment:

"If we had kept a clean sheet we would have won 1-0"..

The Rosk
February 15th, 2012, 4:16 AM
You can get just better than evens on Forest being relegated. Tempting.

Red Dog
February 15th, 2012, 4:19 AM
If we sack Cotternill we will stay up because the squad is good and law of averages say whoever replaces him will be better.

If we keep him I'd slap the bet on myself.

MMH
February 15th, 2012, 4:27 AM
Since becoming a manager in 1985/6 Kenny Dalglish has only signed 2 black players.

Just saying....

The Rosk
February 15th, 2012, 4:37 AM
Barnes and...?

That is brilliant.

The Rosk
February 15th, 2012, 4:52 AM
http://www.sporting-heroes.net/files_football/HAMILTON_Des_19970719_GH_R.jpg

Got him. Found a thread on this on another forum, and found the following squad pics.

http://www.liverweb.org.uk/19881989.jpg
http://www.futbolingles.es/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Blackburn1994-95.jpg
http://images.linnlive.com/68d944a4f58a94ba64d7ccb36c2dff85/746130f6-d451-4162-a5df-fe9745375cbd.jpg

Love the comment below the last one:

"Noticeable here as well with Glen Johnson seeming lonely. They’ve grabbed one of their boot polishers to come in the photo - trying to make up numbers…"

Beefy
March 13th, 2012, 9:26 AM
I thought that this was pretty unbelievable. According to the paper this morning, Stephen Fletcher has scored eight goals from nine chances all season.

Frank Lampard has eight goals from ten chances.

Lagom
March 13th, 2012, 9:55 AM
Like Pogrebnyak's first 5 shots in English football all being goals. Lovely stuff.

Beefy
March 13th, 2012, 9:57 AM
It's impressive finishing. But I don't get how Stephen Fletcher can play upfront all season and only get nine chances.

RFF Champ
March 13th, 2012, 10:02 AM
It's impressive finishing. But I don't get how Stephen Fletcher can play upfront all season and only get nine chances.

Was it qualified as 'clearcut chances'? There was an article that I read about the most clinical strikers in the Premier League up to January:

Clearcut chances scored/Clearcut chances

1. Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United)
Clear Cut Chances 13/25
Clinicality 52%

2. Steven Fletcher (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Clear Cut Chances 8/11
Clinicality 73%

3. Peter Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion)
Clear Cut Chances 12/21
Clinicality 57%


4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Clear Cut Chances 8/16
Clinicality 50%


5. Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)
Clear Cut Chances 11/17
Clinicality 65%

Again though, I question their accuracy because Berbatov didn't play much.

Simon
March 13th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Good stat from Football Weekly yesterday - in the 1989/90 season, Hugo Sanchez scored 38 league goals for Real Madrid in 35 games. To score these 38 goals, he took just 38 touches. Every single goal was taken first time, with no controlling touch.

Beefy
March 13th, 2012, 10:55 AM
That is genuinely unbelievable.

Simon
March 13th, 2012, 10:59 AM
I don't just make these thread titles up on a whim you know Beefy, they take months of hothouse planning and focus grouping.

Beefy
March 22nd, 2012, 8:00 AM
Shamelessly stolen from twitter, but:
Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll & Luis Suarez have scored as many goals in their last 103 matches as Leo Messi has scored in his last seven.

Simon
March 22nd, 2012, 8:12 AM
ahahaha that is great.

Beefy
March 22nd, 2012, 8:27 AM
It's a great stat because of how unbelievable both parts of it are.

BBF
April 4th, 2012, 2:18 PM
YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS FUCK OFF BEEFY

Hlebsfall
May 10th, 2012, 8:27 AM
To continue with the Messi theme, he has now scored as many club goals this season as Emile Heskey has managed in the past 10 years.

turdpower
May 10th, 2012, 5:14 PM
That is unbelievable, only because I assumed that total happened 5 years ago.

Simon
May 15th, 2012, 6:35 PM
City had 44 shots against QPR.

turdpower
May 16th, 2012, 1:23 PM
I had about 44 shots after the QPR game. :(

Simon
May 25th, 2012, 5:16 PM
The record points totals in Portugal, England and Spain were all achieved under the same manager - Jose Mourinho.

The Rosk
May 25th, 2012, 7:03 PM
Alex McLeish got fewer points at Villa this season than he did at Birmingham the previous season - when Blues were relegated.

He also amassed the least total points for a season Villa have had since 1895 - when there were only 12 teams in the division.

His style of play led to Villa scoring less than a goal per game on average - 37 in 38.

Villa did not score from a corner all season but conceded from 16.

Villa had 64 shots in the entire season - just 20 more than Man City did vs QPR alone.

The Rosk
May 25th, 2012, 7:04 PM
Looking at that I still cannot figure out how we were not relegated.

RFF Champ
May 26th, 2012, 5:24 AM
Average attendance dropped by 4k too, previous years they had been dropping by 1k a year. So at an estimated average of 25 a ticket that's a drop in just ticket sales alone of about 4mil over the season.

RFF Champ
May 26th, 2012, 5:31 AM
Stephen Warnock made the most appearances out of any player at Villa last season.

The Rosk
May 26th, 2012, 8:05 AM
AaaaaaaaahahahAaaaaaaaahahahaaaa

Simon
June 18th, 2012, 9:48 AM
Ashley Cole has played in every England game at a major tournament since his first at World Cup 2002.. Tomorrow will be his 20th game in a row.

Beefy
June 18th, 2012, 10:44 AM
In the first two rounds of fixtures at Euro 2012, only Germany played fewer long balls (35 yards+) than England did.

Bad Collin
June 18th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Nice stat. I did notice that long balls were rare against Sweden.

Simon
June 18th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Mario Gomez was in possession of the ball for 21 seconds in the opening two Germany games and scored 3 goals.

Simon
June 19th, 2012, 10:40 AM
Another good stat but would have been better for shitting ourselves up before the tournament started - the omens did not look good.

We had never won our opening game, never won against Sweden at a competitive tournament, and never beaten a host nation.

Simon
July 17th, 2012, 12:08 PM
The money that left United to pay off debts last season was the equivalent of letting every fan into every home game for free :eek:

Beefy
October 11th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Not sure about this being 'genuinely unbelievable' but in the absense of a 'rather nice stats' thread, the 90,000 sell-out crowd at Wembley this Saturday to see England play will be the highest crowd that San Marino have ever played in front of and is close to three times the size of the population of entire Republic.

Simon
October 11th, 2012, 11:32 AM
That's not bad :D

Couple I couldn't be arsed to post yesterday:

-Spurs have never lost in the 26 games in which Aaron Lennon has scored.
-Walter Samuel has won all 10 Milan derbies he has played in.

The Rosk
October 26th, 2012, 4:25 AM
Kieron Dyer has 33 caps for England.

Simon
October 26th, 2012, 4:27 AM
Poor old Kieron Dyer. He was so good before his injuries.

Edin Dzeko has 7 away goals as a substitute in the Premier League - only Jermain Defoe (9) has more. Mad to think he's done that in two years.

turdpower
October 29th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Solskjaer got 4 against Forest. You'd think he'd be up there. How many does he have?

MMH
October 29th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Duncan Ferguson had a fair few too.

turdpower
November 6th, 2012, 7:09 AM
Saw this on Football 365:

On the face of it, and for all the mocking, Fernando Torres's strike-rate of four goals in ten Premier League games this season is actually perfectly respectable. However, the importance of his goals is questionable at best. Indeed, only one of Torres's goals this season - his opener against Arsenal - has actually made any difference to the result. Acutally, scratch that - that's the only goal in his entire time at Chelsea that has made a difference to the result. The strike in the Nou Camp last season changed the score on the night, but Chelsea still would've gone through on away goals, even if he hadn't caused Gary Neville's 'gentleman's moment'. If you'd removed his entire goal-scoring contribution to Chelsea in nearly two years there, they would be precisely two points better off - 50million that might have been better used making hats to keep the rain off.

I think that is worthy of this thread.

Simmo Fortyone
November 6th, 2012, 7:09 PM
Surely that should read "two points worse off"?

turdpower
November 7th, 2012, 3:56 AM
It should be, yes.

turdpower
November 23rd, 2012, 4:09 AM
Messi has scored more goals in 2012 than the entire AC Milan squad apparently.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2012/11/21/3543549/in-numbers-messi-has-scored-more-goals-in-2012-than-the

Jaymz
November 23rd, 2012, 4:35 AM
Fernando Torres averages 2.75 goals per manager at Chelsea.

Expect a hat trick this weekend then Benitez to get the sack

Andy
November 25th, 2012, 4:16 PM
All 11 Barcelona players on the pitch at the moment are products of their academy.

Ringo
November 25th, 2012, 4:26 PM
Fernando Torres averages 2.75 goals per manager at Chelsea.

Expect a hat trick this weekend then Benitez to get the sack

4.75 ACTUALLY. Jeesh.

And that Barca stat is pretty amazing. 3 have been sold and brought back of course, but still.

Simon
November 28th, 2012, 10:36 AM
That Barca stat is amazing.

Simon
November 28th, 2012, 5:02 PM
This is an amazing stat from Infostrada. Manchester United have never lost a Premier League game at Old Trafford in which they have led at the break.

From the BBC feed

turdpower
November 28th, 2012, 5:13 PM
According to Ian Darke - Johnny Evans just did his first foul in over 11 hours of football.

Andy
December 1st, 2012, 5:06 PM
http://i.imgur.com/8zOfP.jpg

Andy
December 16th, 2012, 8:18 PM
Lionel Messi has scored 90 goals in 2012. Ninety.

Simon
January 7th, 2013, 7:51 PM
Since 1993 all but five of Manchester United's FA cup ties have been picked to be shown live on TV.

turdpower
January 8th, 2013, 3:43 AM
That's mental, what are the TV stations thinking dropping those five?

turdpower
January 8th, 2013, 4:09 AM
I genuinely had a go at trying to think of them.

I have one so far! Man United/Sunderland 3rd round 1996.

Simon
January 8th, 2013, 6:49 AM
I suppose it's not bad as you initially think, seeing as from the quarters every game is shown live, but it's still mad to think that there must have been 60-odd ties from the 3rd/4th/5th rounds since 1993 and they've almost all been shown live.

turdpower
January 31st, 2013, 4:03 AM
Reading/Man United 1995/96. Bruce misses an open goal and Cantona puts his fingers in his ears.

I will get all 5.

Simon
February 2nd, 2013, 10:41 AM
Adam Le Fondre has 5 goals in his last 48 minutes for Reading, mad.

The Rosk
February 3rd, 2013, 7:56 AM
If games finished after 45 minutes in the Premier League this season, Aston Villa would be sitting in sixth place.

Hlebsfall
February 3rd, 2013, 10:01 AM
And if only second halfs counted, Arsenal would be second. That was in the program last week, they're pretty good at clutching at straws as well.

Simon
February 5th, 2013, 11:17 AM
Not an unbelievable stat but one I found interesting at least - all of Ashley Cole's 99 caps have been starts.

Simon
February 19th, 2013, 8:17 AM
Ex-Arsenal players have won 64 trophies since Arsenal last won one :D

Matt E
February 20th, 2013, 6:46 PM
Ex-Arsenal players have won 64 trophies since Arsenal last won one :D

Does count some shitty ones e.g. community shields, but said trophies:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/9879561/Arsenal-trophy-drought-the-titles-Arsene-Wengers-former-players-have-won-since-the-Gunners-last-secured-silverware.html

Beefy
February 26th, 2013, 7:30 AM
Despite having a fairly decent season, Southend haven't scored in the first half of a home league game for almost six months - since September 8th 2012.

We've also not scored in the first half of any of our last ten matches.

Simon
February 26th, 2013, 7:33 AM
John Carew has never won the Champions League, the FA Cup or the League Cup, but has lost in the final of all three.

Bennedy
February 26th, 2013, 7:56 AM
Because he's shit.

Simon
February 26th, 2013, 7:59 AM
Shit enough to play in three major finals.

It's not actually that unbelievable a stat, but I thought it was interesting and didn't think anyone would get it if I put it in the quiz thread.

Andy
February 26th, 2013, 8:04 AM
I would've got it cos I follow zonal marking on twitter too. :D

turdpower
February 26th, 2013, 8:05 AM
Is he the only player to do that then?

Simon
March 1st, 2013, 11:56 AM
Guess so.

Another interesting one, if a little contrived...if George Best had played for as long as Giggs, he'd have still been there when Ferguson took over at United :D

Andy
March 30th, 2013, 2:43 PM
I know it's not so unbelievable anymore because it's Messi but...he's just scored in a 19th consecutive game in La Liga, meaning he's scored against every single team in the division in consecutive games.

El Capitano Gatisto
March 30th, 2013, 2:55 PM
The search to find ever more obscure Messi records continues.

Andy
March 30th, 2013, 2:57 PM
That's hardly obscure.

turdpower
March 30th, 2013, 2:58 PM
Score a goal against every team with rabona overhead kicks.

El Capitano Gatisto
March 30th, 2013, 3:07 PM
That's hardly obscure.

Of course it is.

StevieV
March 31st, 2013, 4:16 AM
It's obscure because no one has ever done it.

Andy
March 31st, 2013, 4:38 AM
It's not particularly contrived like some of the ones you hear. Ooh Messi is the first player ever to score 20 goals in the period between Valentines Day and Good Friday.

turdpower
March 31st, 2013, 5:24 AM
Jesus, that IS impressive.

Mik
March 31st, 2013, 5:38 AM
It also sets a new record for consecutive goals doesn't it?

Andy
March 31st, 2013, 6:05 AM
Yeah but he's continuously just beating his own record now. The previous record was 11 games or something.

StevieV
March 31st, 2013, 6:36 AM
It's not particularly contrived like some of the ones you hear. Ooh Messi is the first player ever to score 20 goals in the period between Valentines Day and Good Friday.

I agree. It's not contrived. It's just unfathomable for anyone else.

turdpower
April 11th, 2013, 3:00 PM
This isn't unbelievable, just quite nice.

Xavi completed the game against PSG with a 100% pass success rate, which has lead to PG's favourite website creating a graphic of all players who have done it previously and how many passes they achieved.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JKNohA8cSmV5D0jtEJ4s9g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTY0MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_GB/Sports/Eurosport/987932.jpg

StevieV
April 29th, 2013, 5:20 PM
This is straight from the bbc live text who are probably quoting opta but

"Gabriel Agbonlahor's goal means he is now Aston Villa's leading scorer in the Premier League with 61 - ahead of Dwight Yorke (60), Dion Dublin (48), Juan Pablo Angel (44) and Gareth Barry (41)."

Am I way off or does it sound mental that a side who have been premier league ever presents have basically never had a properly prolific striker?

turdpower
April 30th, 2013, 3:05 AM
Everton's is also 60 in Duncan Ferguson

http://www.talksport.co.uk/magazine/features/130412/revealed-every-premier-league-clubs-all-time-top-pl-scorer-195235

There's probably a better, less overly "clicky" list than that somewhere.

Simon
May 22nd, 2013, 5:05 AM
Not a stat, and not exactly 'unbelievable' (and half of you have probably already heard this on The Football Ramble, but fuck you) but a lovely little coincidence.

The hospital David Beckham was born at is called Whipps Cross :D

MACE
May 25th, 2013, 7:49 AM
Apparently all 91 clubs, aside from Arsenal, have changed managers since Arsene Wenger last won a trophy.

The Rosk
May 25th, 2013, 7:55 AM
What no way I don't believe it no chance

Peter Griffin
May 25th, 2013, 8:29 AM
There may be something to that, Cloughie is the championships longest serving manager at four and a half years so going by that, the rest of the football league isn't that much of a stretch.

The Rosk
May 25th, 2013, 8:29 AM
Ssshsgahahashhaaa

wardy
May 25th, 2013, 8:51 AM
Jesus

turdpower
May 25th, 2013, 12:31 PM
If you take Blackburn Rovers 1994/95 vs Arsenal FC 2005/06 to present day. Blackburn have won more trophies.

Owlerton
June 12th, 2013, 7:26 AM
Courtesy of Sid Lowe's La Liga round-up today...

Less money was spent by Spanish clubs in the January transfer window than QPR spent on Chris Samba.

Slare
June 12th, 2013, 7:33 AM
:lol: Brilliant

MACE
October 31st, 2013, 1:55 PM
Since Arsenal last won a trophy, Leo Messi has turned professional & won 78 individual trophies/awards, including 4 consecutive Ballon d'Ors.

turdpower
October 31st, 2013, 1:58 PM
Messi must have had his debut before May 2005.

Hlebsfall
October 31st, 2013, 3:04 PM
...Less than a year after his start, Frank Rijkaard gave him his league debut against RCD Espanyol on 16 October 2004 (at 17 years and 114 days)

Simon
October 31st, 2013, 3:04 PM
Messi and Ronaldo have scored over 85% of the total goals in La Liga over the past three seasons.

MACE
October 31st, 2013, 3:04 PM
EDIT: Beat me to it.

Canuck
October 31st, 2013, 4:25 PM
That's incredible, but also somewhat sad.

Dave
October 31st, 2013, 5:05 PM
Messi and Ronaldo have scored over 85% of the total goals in La Liga over the past three seasons.Unbelievable because it's false...

Total goals in La Liga over the last three seasons (2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12): 2441
Goals scored by Messi and Ronaldo in that time: 195
Percentage scored by Messi and Ronaldo: 8.0%

Looking at the last three full seasons it's 7.8%.

And in those last three full seasons they've only scored 38% of Barcelona and Real's La Liga goals. Well, that's obviously "only" compared to 85%, otherwise it's pretty damn impressive.

The Rosk
October 31st, 2013, 5:52 PM
alskjhakgshgkaghlkgslhalghsa

well played, Simon.

Grimario
October 31st, 2013, 5:52 PM
Oh look, if it isn't Dave Killjoy with the facts to ruin everything.

son_of_foley
October 31st, 2013, 6:13 PM
More chance of it being 85% of hattricks I would think

Grimario
October 31st, 2013, 6:17 PM
More chance of it being 85% of hattricks I would think

85% of wanking lyrical about football in La Liga was done over Ronaldo and Messi.

son_of_foley
October 31st, 2013, 6:31 PM
Think they scored 35 in the league so unless there's only been 6 other hattricks that's maybe not right

Simon
October 31st, 2013, 6:47 PM
Someone falls for it every time. It was Bennedy last time:


United's home game against Sunderland tomorrow is their first 3pm Saturday kick-off since January 1994.


Surely not?

From page 5 of this thread :D

Grimario
October 31st, 2013, 6:48 PM
From page 5 of this thread :D

Page 5? We are only on Page 4, you low post count per page utilising buffoon.

son_of_foley
November 1st, 2013, 3:38 AM
Someone falls for it every time. It was Bennedy last time:





From page 5 of this thread :D
Mad bantz

Simon
November 1st, 2013, 4:56 AM
Just a bit of fun

Dave
November 1st, 2013, 5:21 AM
Oh look, if it isn't Dave Killjoy with the facts to ruin everything.Yep, don't want our Canadian friend to get the wrong idea.

EDIT: And yeah, completely fell for Simon's post - though he's done such a great job at appearing to be a fool before that thinking he believed it was an easy error.

Simon
November 1st, 2013, 5:30 AM
You went to the bother of checking that Messi and Ronaldo weren't scoring about 900 goals between them each season for three years...and I'm the fool :eek:

Grimario
November 1st, 2013, 5:32 AM
Yep, don't want our Canadian friend to get the wrong idea.

EDIT: And yeah, completely fell for Simon's post - though he's done such a great job at appearing to be a fool before that thinking he believed it was an easy error.

This song is for you. Except replace the relevant bit with Killjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cShYbLkhBc

Dave
November 1st, 2013, 5:47 AM
You went to the bother of checking that Messi and Ronaldo weren't scoring about 900 goals between them each season for three years...and I'm the fool :eek:I like to be thorough in supporting my arguments - comes from years of dealing with secondary school students and studying Maths.

Simon
November 1st, 2013, 5:51 AM
aahahah fair play.