Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's a Funny Old Game

One of the more mundane pleasures of being back 'home' is browsing the charity shops which are taking over the High Streets of England. Liskeard, a small town, has its fair share, my favourite being Oxfam. I'm usually able to pick up an interesting book or an album. Today I couldn't resist Football's Strangest Matches - a hundred and fifty years of weird and entertaining stories. 
Here are five: a dog jumping onto the pitch and scoring with a header (the ref gave it); Leeds being drawn against Cardiff in three successive FA Cup third round ties with each game ending 2:1 to Cardiff; a pigeon killed from a goal kick; Chester's two full-backs, both called Jones, breaking their left legs in the same game; Aston Villa's Chris Nicholl scoring all four goals in a 2:2 draw with Leicester City in 1976.
Not much weirdness about these days. 

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