Author Topic: What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?  (Read 399 times)

What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?
« on: November 01, 2020, 06:34:14 pm »
Newcastle 2 - Everton 1

Two throwbacks here:-

1. I can't remember when The Lads last beat a team in the top 2 - not counting today!

2. When did a Premiership team last include 7 British (I think) players in its starting eleven?*  (Happy to be shot down over this!)

Edit:  * and ended with 9!

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Re: What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 06:59:40 pm »
And your favourite player travelled to the match on the same corporation bus as you.
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Re: What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 07:10:19 pm »
Basil, just reading the phrase "corporation bus" moistens my eye!  I work for the local council and enjoy asking for a corporation biro and so on.

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Re: What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 07:56:40 pm »

2. When did a Premiership team last include 7 British (I think) players in its starting eleven?*  (Happy to be shot down over this!)


Yesterday. Burnley started with 9 English players (and an Irishman and a New Zealander) against Chelsea.

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Re: What was it like in the Olden Days, Daddy?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 09:54:55 am »
Salvatore, that's excellent!  And though Burnley are only just a Premiership side, I am coming in on a wing and a prayer (the wing being the legendary Bobby Mitchell and the prayer that The Lads also remain a Premiership side - but not one owned by Saudi murderers....).