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Its a funny old game and its true

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This took place at White Hart Lane, of all places in 1945. Arsenal were playing Dynamo Moscow when a dense fog descended on the pitch. The referee refused to abandon the match because the visiting team had come all the way from Moscow. The game swiftly reduced to farce! One Arsenal player was sent off for fighting, but sneaked back on again in the fog. The Russians substituted a player, but never sent their player off. Indeed, there were strong suspicions, that throughout the game, the Russian side secretly increased from 11 players to 15! The problem was that no-one could actually see enough to count them. The final confusion happened when the Arsenal goalie became disorientated in the fog, ran into the goal post and knocked himself out. He was replaced by a member of the crowd.:D
 

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Longest throw in
48.17 metres (158 ft 0.4 in) - Michael Lochner at Bexley High School, Ohio (USA) in June 1998.
 

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Hungry footballers
This record goes to Fernando d'Ercoli playing for Pianta against Arpax in Italy 1989. When he was given the red card by the referee, he got so mad that he snatched the red card from his hand and ate it all! Another display of temper came from Mike Bagley of Bristol in 1984. When the referee booked him for swearing, he took the ref's notebook, ripped out the page with his name on, and ate that! :D
 

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Worst dissaplinary record
No doubt about it, this record goes to Ricky Goddard of North Warnborough. By 1992, he had been suspended for five out of his nine years as a footballer. On one occasion, he was banned for six months when he sneaked into the ref's changing-room at half time and urinated over all his clothes.
 

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Did you know
The first cantilever stand was built at Scunthorpe Uniteds Old Show Ground in 1958, 4 years prior to the one at Hillsborough. The stand replaced the old East Stand which was burnt down, it took just over 3 months to erect in readiness for their first game in the Second Division. :D
 

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Did you know.
17 completely new stadiums have been constructed since 1988: Millennium Stadium - Cardiff , Bolton Wanderers, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Middlesborough, Millwall, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Reading, Scunthorpe United, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Walsall, Wigan Athletic, Wimbledon, Wycombe Wanderers.:D
 
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