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Tykeoldboy
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Today's game Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest is the first time in any domestic European league that 2 former European Cup/Champions League winners have met in a second tier league game.


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You should have kept quiet..Wink
Could have used that as an E/O on the twenty questions quiz.


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DOH!


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Hope this useless fact of the day doesn't come back to give me a kicking in Twenty Questions. Today's useless fact is Leicester City are the first team in Champions League history to keep clean sheets in their first four games.


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Duly noted. Cool


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Another useless UEFA fact.
Monaco are playing their UEFA Youth League games at their training ground. Nothing unusual about that except that it is in France not Monaco.



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Some useless facts for today:

Last FA Cup final contested by teams not in PL 2016-17
2008 Portsmouth v Cardiff

Last FA Cup final contested by teams then in top division by not in PL 2016-17
1959-60 Wolves v Blackburn Rovers

Last FA Cup final Contested by teams that play outside PL and Championship in 2016-17
1952-53 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers

Last team to play in FA Cup SF but also play at Conference level
2000-01 Wycambe Wanderers

Last team to play in FA Cup SF but now play at Conference level 2016-17
1954-55 York City
*Orient played in the FA Cup SF in 1977-78 and could be playing in the NL in 2017-18

Last League Cup final contested by teams not in PL 2016-17
1989-90 Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic

Last League Cup final contested by teams then in top division but not in PL 2016-17
1988-89 Nottingham Forest v Luton Town

Last FA Trophy final between teams who have never played in FL
2005-06 Grays Athletic v Woking

Last FA Vase Winners that now play in the NL (steps 1&2) 2016-17
2006-07 Truro City.

I have too much time on my hands Laugh


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The last time the Netherlands played an international match without a 'van' in their starting XI was against France during Euro 2000 (they won 3-2).

However, the last time they didn't have a 'van' in their entire match day squad (Peter van Vossen appeared as a late substitute against France) was way back in 1996 in a friendly 2-0 victory against China.


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The last time the Netherlands played an international match without a 'van' in their starting XI was against France during Euro 2000 (they won 3-2).

However, the last time they didn't have a 'van' in their entire match day squad (Peter van Vossen appeared as a late substitute against France) was way back in 1996 in a friendly 2-0 victory against China.


Maybe they should go back to that selection policy.


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Maybe, although Salford van Hire didn't do the business for them WinkSly


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Maybe, although Salford van Hire didn't do the business for them WinkSly


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE Laugh


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Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet speaks 5 languages and has a degree in politics.

The first English team to win a European trophy is West Auckland Town. They won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of football’s first European competitions, twice in 1909 and 1911.

Rio Mavuba was born in international waters. His birth certificate does not have a nation listed, it just says “Born at sea”.

Arsene Wenger has an asteroid named after him called 33179 Arsénewenger.

Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series, played for Portsmouth under the name AC Smith.

When Harry Redknapp was assistant manager at West Ham, he heard a fan abusing striker Lee Chapman during a pre-season friendly against Oxford City. At half time, he asked the fan to get dressed in the kit and play for the team if he thought he could do better. The fan took up his challenge, played through the second half, and even scored a goal.


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There have been 6 UK Labour Prime Ministers, four of them were christened 'James' but only James (Jim) Callaghan used the name. Ramsey MacDonald, Harold Wilson and Gordon Brown chose not to.



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There have been 6 UK Labour Prime Ministers, four of them were christened 'James' but only James (Jim) Callaghan used the name. Ramsey MacDonald, Harold Wilson and Gordon Brown chose not to.


Was the latter ever Employment Minster, could have been The Godfather of Dole. Ramsey, was his wife Liz?.


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When Harry Redknapp was assistant manager at West Ham, he heard a fan abusing striker Lee Chapman during a pre-season friendly against Oxford City. At half time, he asked the fan to get dressed in the kit and play for the team if he thought he could do better. The fan took up his challenge, played through the second half, and even scored a goal.

The "goal" was disallowed for offside

https://www.theguardian.com/...-played-fan-west-ham



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