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|Mick Mills quiz question|
at 20:36 27 Jul 2020
Mick Mills holds a record with 6 other people in English football.
What is that record?
at 12:40 27 Jul 2020
Since Successive wins 39 matches
Since scored in both halves 19 matches
Since won by more than one goal 25 matches
Since away win 12 matches
|Championship roll of honour|
at 12:14 27 Jul 2020
Title best odds
1 Leeds 5/1
2 West Brom 12/1
3 Brentford 12/1
Relegation best odds
22nd Charlton 9/4.
23rd Wigan 4/1
24th Hull 5/1
Top Scorers best odds
1 A Mitrovic 26 goals 6/1
2 O Watkins 25 goals 40/1
3 L Grabban 20 goals 25/1
4 K Grant 19 goals 16/1
at 12:01 27 Jul 2020
Fact One: Leeds won the Championship this season because they defended better.
Last season F 73 A 50
This season F 77 A 35
.Fact Two: It is said Bielsa improved Leeds without them spending more money. This is not true.
In the eight seasons from 2010-11 to 2017-18 Leeds average rank for Championship wages was 12th. Their average Championship position was 12th. Last season with Biesla as manager Leeds expenditure rose, in relative as well as absoulte terms.
Leeds payroll was 46 million the seventh highest in the Championship.
How will Leeds do in the PL next season, on average promoted teams won 87 points in the Championship and 39 points the following season in the PL.
Leeds are better than average Championship promoted winners. They accumulated 93 points. In the PL such teams have averaged 42 points and finished 15th.
at 19:30 18 Jul 2020
9 games since last win.
12 games since last draw.
5 games since last home win.
7 games since last home draw.
9 games since last clean sheet.
38 games since successive wins.
17 games since scored in both halves.
at 13:59 17 Jul 2020
The record for most corners in a match for one side is believed to be Sheffield Utd's 28 to West Ham's 1 in Div 2 at Bramall Lane on October 14,1989, for all their pressure , Sheffield Utd lost 2-0.
Nottingham Forest led Southampton 22-2 on corners ( PL, Nov 28, 1992) but lost the match 1-2.
Tommy Higginson ( Brentford, 1960s), once passed back to his own goalkeeper from a corner kicks.
When Wigan won 4-0 at home to Cardiff (Div 2) on February 16, 2002, all four goals were headed in from corners taken by Northern Ireland international Peter Kennedy.
Steve Staunton (ROI) is believed to be the only player to score direct from a corner in two internationals.
In the 2012 Champions League Final, Bayern Munich forced 20- corners without scoring, while Chelsea scored from their only one .
|Innovations in football|
at 12:41 17 Jul 2020
Size of Ball: Fixed in 1872.
Shinguards: Introduced & registered by Sam Weller Widdosown ( Nottingham Forest & England) in 1874.
Referee's whistle: First used on Nottingham Forest's ground in 1878.
Professionalism: Legalised in England in the summer of 1885 as a result of agitation by Lancashire clubs.
Goal-nets: Invented & patented in 1890 by Mr JA Brodie of Liverpool. They were first used in the North v South match in January, 1891.
Referees & Linesman: Replaced umpires & referees in 1891.
Penalty-Kick: Introduced at Irish FA' request in the season 1891-92 season. The penalty law ordering the goalkeeper to remain on his goal-line came into force in September,1905, and the order to stand on his goal-line until the ball is kicked arrived 1929-30.
White ball: First came into offical use in 1951.
Floodlighting: First FA Cup- tie (replay), Kiddminster Harriers v Brierley Hill Alliance,1955. First Football League match: Portsmouth v Newcastle (Div 1),1956.
Heated Pitch: to be used for frost tried by Everton at Goodison Park in 1958.
First Soccer closed- circuit TV : At Coventry ground in October 1965( 10,000 fans saw their team win at Cardiff).
Substitutes: (one per team) were first allowed in Football League matches at the start of season 1965-66. Three substitutes ( one a goalkeeper) allowed, two which could be used ,in Premier League matches, 1992-93. The Football League introduced three substitutes for 1993-94.
Three points for a win: introduced by the Football League in 1981-82, by FIFA in World Cup games in 1994.
Offside law ammend: player 'level' no longer offside, and ' professional foul', made sending-off offence, 1990.
Penalty shoot-outs; introduced to decide FA Cup ties level after one replay and extra time, 1992.
New back-pass rule: goalkeeper must not handle ball kicked to him by a team-mate, 1992.
Linesman: became 'referees' assistants, 1998.
Goalkeepers: not to hold ball longer than six seconds, 2000
Free-kicks: advanced by ten yards against opponents failing to retreat,2000. This experimental rule in England was scrapped in 2005.
at 14:26 16 Jul 2020
One man show- Chris Nicholl ( Aston Villa)
Scored all four goals in 2-2 draw away to Leicester Div 1, March 20,1976- two for his own side & two own goals.
Fastest own goals; 8 seconds Pat Kruse of Torquay, for Cambridge Div 4, Jan 3,1977; in First Division, 16 sec by Steve Bould Arsenal away to Sheffield We'd, Feb 17,1990.
Half an own goal each; Chelsea's second goal in a 3-1 home win against Leicester on December 18, 1954 was uniquely recorded as 'shared own goal', Leicester defenders Stan Millburn & Jack Froggat, both lunging at the ball in an attempt to clear, connected simultaneously & sent it rocketing into the net.
Match of 149 own goals; when Adama, Champions of Malagasy (formerly Madagascar) won a league match 149-0 on October 31, 2002, all 149 were own goals scored by opponents Stade Olympique De L' Emryne. They repeatedly put the ball in their own net in protest at a refereeing decision.
at 19:31 15 Jul 2020
Brentford's player trading profits
Neal Maupay to Brighton -18.2m
Bought for 1.6m, sold for 19.8m
Chris Mepham to Bournemouth- 12.2m
B team product, sold for 12.2m
Andre Gray to Burnley- 10.65m
Bought for 550k, sold for 11.1m
Ezri Konsa to Aston Villa- 9.5 m
Bought for 2.5m, sold for 12m
Scott Hogan to Aston Villa-8.7m
Bought for 750k, sold for 9.5m
Ryan Woods to Stoke- 5.5m
Bought for 1m, sold for 6.5m
Jota to Birmingham-4.5m
Bought for 1.2m, sold for 5.7m
Brentford have the fourth-lowest playing budget in the Championship, but 3rd in the table.
They made wholesale changes overnight; transfers were inspired by mathematical models & obscure stats were sent to the touchline at half-time to influence tactics.
This season, the average age of Brentford's starting XI is 24 years & 324 days.
The second youngest in the Championship.
They bought Benrahma & Bryan Mbeumo from Ligue 2.
Brentford co-director of football Rasmus Ankersen
Brentford's Dane who has written books on developing talent, reckons most companies spend two per cent of their time recruiting & 75 per cent managing their recruitment mistakes.
Anderson was one of the first men in football to realise that, contrary to cliche, the table doesn't lie. And as a result , football's data revolution emerges from a small old ground.
|Brentford squad tonight|
at 18:12 15 Jul 2020
|Norwich stats this season|
at 17:55 11 Jul 2020
24th league defeat - in no league season in their history have they lost more.
Fewest away goals in a season 7 lowest ever in PL history
Failing to score a League- high 17th game this season.
Norwich have been relegated from the PL for a record fifth time.
Nine of the 11 players that started against West Ham today also started the final Championship game of last season.
While Aston Villa spent more than 100 million after winning promotion, Norwich spent a fraction of that sum, with 750,000 for West Ham Sam Byram one of their biggest outlays.
Only highlights for Norwich beating Man City, Everton away & 2 home draws against Tottenham & Arsenal.
|Bundesliga restart stats|
at 12:47 1 Jul 2020
Home wins 26
Away wins 37
When both teams scored
44 games out of 82
Teams home form
Leipzig finished 3rd P 5 W 0
Wolfsburg finished 7th P 4 W 0
Schalke finished 12th P 4 W 0
Koln finished 14th P 5 W 0
Augsburg finished 15th P 5 W 0
Paderborn finished 18th P 4 W 0
Weekly Home Draw Away
Round 26 P 9 H 1 D 3 A 5 both teams scored 5
Round 27 P 9 H 2 D 2 A 5 both teams scored 4
Round 28 P 9 H 2 D 5 A 2 both teams scored 6
Round 29 P 9 H 3 D 0 A 6 both teams scored 4
Round 24 P 1 H 0 D 0 A 1 both teams scored 0 postponed game before lockdown
Round 30 P 9 H 2 D 4 A 3 both teams scored 5
Round 31 P 9 H 1 D 2 A 6 both teams scored 5
Round 32 P 9 H 5 D 1 A 3 both teams scored 5
Round 33 P 9 H 4 D 2 A 3 both teams scored 6
Round 34 P 9 H 6 D 0 A 3 both teams scored 4
at 19:11 28 May 2020
There have been only five home wins in 27 Bundesliga games played behind closed doors. The ratio represents a 25% slump for success in home soil and underlines how fans in the stands are a key component to home advantage.
|Four PL games free to air on the BBC|
at 19:03 28 May 2020
Plus sky will make 25 of the remaining top-flight matches free to air, including the Merseyside Derby on the first weekend of 19-21 June.
|England semi-final starting 11|
at 20:17 12 May 2020
Which starting 11 was the best?
England v Croatia 2018 World Cup
England v Germany Euro 1996
England v Germany World Cup 1990
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