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    Unusual/Notable stuff from around the football world.

    Didn't see any thread where this would fit, so I started one instead.

    Here's a clip from Iraq v Qatar U-19 game to decide which team advances to the Asia championship.

    It has gone to a penalty shootout, and Iraq need to score to stay alive. The keeper saves, celebrations ensue, ref cuts short celebrations because keeper came off his line before the ball was kicked. Adding considerable insult to injury, he books the keeper for this, which is his second booking, so he's off.

    Outfield player and captain steps into goals, and saves the retaken penalty.


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    Way to open and close the thread!

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    Probably not what you had in mind but I see that Bate Borisov won their 12th Belarus title in a row with 96th minute goal !! http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42130159
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Benevento Calcio have had a gruelling introduction to life in Serie A, losing their first fourteen games before the arrival of AC Milan on Sunday.

    Their pitiful run looked destined to continue as they trailed 1-2 five minutes into stoppage time.

    Then, up steps goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli to secure their first ever Serie A point with a spectacular diving header.


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    I don't know if historic stuff counts, but I stumbled on this cracking piece of footage on YouTube.

    Leeds v Everton, 1968. A Norman Hunter cruncher, but the commentator is incredible. "I don't think Everton will risk a substitute as yet", he blithely says as the unconscious Howard Kendall is lifted off the pitch - not stretchered, but literally carried off by two physios, his head lolling from side to side. "Because once the substitute is brought on, there is no going back"

    It really was a different game back then. In many ways I think it was a much better game, but in some ways the modern game is a vast improvement.

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    Early 51st birthday present for Kazuyoshi Miura (King Kazu) as he signs a contract extension with Yokohama FC, to give him a 33rd year of professional football. He may be able to break his own record as the oldest professional to score a top-level goal.

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    Mark Clattenburg stops Saudi Arabian game to observe Muslim call to prayer.

    https://twitter.com/i/moments/956248293054599170

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I don't know if historic stuff counts, but I stumbled on this cracking piece of footage on YouTube.

    Leeds v Everton, 1968. A Norman Hunter cruncher, but the commentator is incredible. "I don't think Everton will risk a substitute as yet", he blithely says as the unconscious Howard Kendall is lifted off the pitch - not stretchered, but literally carried off by two physios, his head lolling from side to side. "Because once the substitute is brought on, there is no going back"

    It really was a different game back then. In many ways I think it was a much better game, but in some ways the modern game is a vast improvement.

    The best thing about the current game, in England at least, is the state of the pitches. Some of the games used to be played on mud baths, including semi-finals of the FA Cup.



    Substitutes are good but they can also be a very negative thing as well when there are two or three at the end of a game to kill time.
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    Wigan 1-0 Man City in the FA Cup tonight.

    That's former Sligo manager Paul Cook getting one over on Guardiola.

    Man City played the entire second half with ten men, and yet still had 82% possession.

    Maybe the magic of the Cup isn't quite dead yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post

    Man City played the entire second half with ten men, and yet still had 82% possession.
    I switched it on around 80 mins, and it took me a while to realise Wigan had an extra man. It's incredible the way City keep a hold of the ball, though it didn't work out tonight.
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    Ex-Arsenal and current Hemel Hempstead player Sanchez Watt was sent off and then un-sent off in bizarre circumstances in a recent game.

    The referee repeatedly asked him his name while giving him a yellow card, he repeatedly replied with his surname, ref thought he was taking the p!ss, sent him off for dissent. Captain came over and explained his surname, ref rescinded the red card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Ex-Arsenal and current Hemel Hempstead player Sanchez Watt was sent off and then un-sent off in bizarre circumstances in a recent game.

    The referee repeatedly asked him his name while giving him a yellow card, he repeatedly replied with his surname, ref thought he was taking the p!ss, sent him off for dissent. Captain came over and explained his surname, ref rescinded the red card.
    This reminds me of a story (possibly an urban legend) from the 1960s, so it may only appeal to posters of a certain vintage.
    At the time, Liverpool had an well-known England international striker called Roger Hunt. At the same time Coventry City had a midfielder called Ernie Hunt. Anyway, Ernie Hunt was being booked in a particular game by a ref who asked him his name (no surnames on shirts in those days). He stated he was Roger Hunt, and got sent off for being smart. Ironically, his name was indeed Roger Hunt and Ernie was just a nickname.
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    I thought the Watt bit was a Waterford Whispers-type article actually.

    Reminds me of this -


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    Perhaps inspired by English fan invastions, the Greeks took it to a new level when PAOK Salonika president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch, armed with a gun, to protest a disallowed goal that he felt shouldn't have been ruled out. The game was abandoned after the opposition AEK players left the pitch and did not return.
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    Not only that, but the ref apparently did change his mind and award the goal, before the game was abandoned owing to AEK refusing to continue.
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    Tomorrow at 6am Irish time is the league match with the furthest possible distance to travel - Luch-Energia Vladivostok v Baltika Kaliningrad.

    It's 4,500 miles away - the equivalent of a team from Dublin having a league game in Seattle. That's 50% further than I think the longest distance a LoI club ever travelled for a competitive game (Pat's v Karagandy)

    It's 12 hours by plane, with a stop-over in Moscow. 7 days by train.

    You can drive too - but it's 6,500 miles by road. There's a story of three Zenit St Petersburg fans who did it once; the car didn't survive. It got the fans to the game - Zenit won 2-0 - but the car died in Vladivostok, and the three had to get the train back, only just making it in time for their next home game. The club gave them a present of a new car; the old one is in the Zenit museum now.

    The time difference alone is 8 hours, so you've to factor in jetlag getting to a league game. And of course it's much worse for Vladivostok, who have to do this every second week. This map shows just how isolated they are.

    All this in a division - the Russian second flight - with average crowds of 2000.
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    Wonder why Russia doesn't just regionalize things? And how do Vladivostok afford to keep going? Their Wiki says they are owned by the city/region.
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    https://streamable.com/4n8hu

    from Duisburg v Ingolstadt, Feb 24th

    Duisburg scored a goal that was disallowed but the goal music still ran and was still running as the game was continuing. The Duisburg keeper, Flekken, thought the goal had been given and was pottering about waiting for "the restart". Pretty chaotic stuff and gave me a laugh. Duisburg still won...

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    Ah Zlatan.

    LA Galaxy 3-0 down at home in their first ever derby match against LAFC.

    They pull one back on the hour, and then throw on Zlatan with less than 20 minutes to go.

    They bring it back to 3-2, and then -



    (Warning - contains American commentary)

    In injury time, he added an (offside) winner to make it pretty much a perfect Zlatan debut.

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    Posted by Samhaydenjr in the Reece Grego-Cox thread, but deserves to be remembered here too.

    Macclesfield v Woking last Friday. 1st v 19th; a big game at both ends of the table. 2-2 into the 94th minute when -

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TerraceIm...129920/video/1

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