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Is there a word for a "delayed frenzy"?nfm24 wrote:
In 1965 a director of the Real Republikans club (Ghana) was called Isaac Newton.
[sits back and waits to admire Mark's pun frenzy]
He's now sadly been cut from the squad after an injury. Let's hope for a speedy recovery. (I'm sorry, I'll go sit in the corner now...)mattsanger92 wrote:
So if there wasn't enough reason to want Guinea-Bissau to do well at the Africa Cup of Nations this month... they have a player in their squad called Zé Turbo.
They have distinguishable names - Al-Ahli Saudi vs Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.pieter wrote:
not so bizarre as every Arab country has some clubs named Al Ahly.....they should mention the city like in Europe.... (nobody will remark Sporting playing Sporting when Anderlechts meets Sporting Lisboa)
Yes and let's apply this to countries also. No country should be permitted to have a name longer than 19 characters unless there is a convenient and unique abbreviation or acronym.TheRoonBa wrote:
I think club names should really be streamlined.
Also a famous English referee had a similar family name. If some fan shouted: “B.....d!”, he could always say they were acclaiming him and not insulting him...!mattsanger92 wrote: So just noticed something in the teamsheets for this match... check out #16 of France, and writers of English-language spy parodies looking for villain names take notes.