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A history of football's strangest shirt numbers

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I'd forgotten about Sougou (occasionally) playing for us.

 

He's currently playing for Mumbai FC according to Wiki. 

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Strangest squad number I ever saw was Jon Beswetherick wearing the number 3 shirt for us. This implied that he was not only a left back, but more importantly, a footballer. 

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I seem to rememeber a bif of controversy about Gary Hooper wearing 88 for Septic, its a well known Neo Nazi term for Heil Hitler, due to the initials both being the 8th letter of the alphabet. 

 

Then he came here and wears number 14, which is another Neo Nazi term, relating to the '14 Words', written by deceased Neo Nazi David Lane. 

 

I dare say its total coincidence, but for shirt numbers, its a bit strange. 

 

1-11 as Snoots says. 

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Boss we've got nothing to write about.

Do some pointless article, what did you do last week?

Mascot prices.

Do shirt numbers this week then.

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Amusing but worse things to worry about than squad numbers.

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21 minutes ago, PeteG_1984 said:

Amusing but worse things to worry about than squad numbers.

 

 

Depends on who's wearing 'em Pete, dude.

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13 hours ago, Lord Snooty said:

 

They all do my nut.

1-11 all the way!

 

Im with you Snoots . 

 

No need for these stupid squad numbers. 

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If you have a number 11 on your back you’re a left winger. Simples.

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There was at least one Wembley FA Cup final, possibly more where allocated numbers for both squads was 1-22 with 22 being the opposite keeper.

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1 hour ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

There was at least one Wembley FA Cup final, possibly more where allocated numbers for both squads was 1-22 with 22 being the opposite keeper.

 

1933. Everton vs. Manchester City.


The owls are not what they seem.

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6 hours ago, Kalamunda said:

If you have a number 11 on your back you’re a left winger. Simples.

The wolves goalie this year has number 11. 

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Shouldn’t really make a difference but joe Wildsmith wearing number 2 was just bizarre 

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Prefer old school numbering where 1-11 were first team places to be earned, and we all knew the significance of each number, 

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I actually like the squad numbers so that identification of players is easier from a distance. Though having said that I think numbers 1-11 should reflect the player's position.

 

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I am assuming that those that favour 'old school' numbering are advocating dishing out the shirts on a match by match basis.

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4 minutes ago, OxonOwl said:

I am assuming that those that favour 'old school' numbering are advocating dishing out the shirts on a match by match basis.

 

No, your best 1-11 going into a season. Up to the higher numbers to force their way into the team and earn a first eleven berth for the following season. 

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14 hours ago, lukestheman82 said:

I seem to rememeber a bif of controversy about Gary Hooper wearing 88 for Septic, its a well known Neo Nazi term for Heil Hitler, due to the initials both being the 8th letter of the alphabet. 

 

Then he came here and wears number 14, which is another Neo Nazi term, relating to the '14 Words', written by deceased Neo Nazi David Lane. 

 

I dare say its total coincidence, but for shirt numbers, its a bit strange. 

 

1-11 as Snoots says. 

 

Dont forget number 1, this is how many balls Hitler had, remember singing it as a lad.

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Watched Scarborough v South Shields on Boxing Day, both teams 1 to 11.

Best part of the day for me. 

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