Random Football Stuff


#843

Jaysus. 36. Absolutely no age. :frowning_face: RIP.


#844

Watched that like 8 times just because of the beat change :arteta:

Big Fiddy


#845

This is a shame. I went to the same school as this guy – he’s one of my sister’s friends. Football was his life, so must be a difficult time for him, especially as he is only 26. Just shows what one injury can do.

https://twitter.com/hullcity/status/963359883562283008

Ryan has sought the guidance of numerous world renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons who have all advised that a return to competitive football is not advised.


#846

Damn, that’s terrible. Did he receive some kind of brain damage from the incident?


#847

That is sad man.


#848

Poor bloke, 26 is no age to have to retire from the game.


#849

It’s a shame to lose a decent player like this but at least he’s had a lot more than a lot of players. He got to come through the Spurs set up and play for Spurs and I think he had an England cap or two, so he’s already lived a big part of the dream.

It’s sad for him to lose it all but it would have been a lot sadder if it had happened to his 19 year old self and he didn’t get the chance to do any of these things.

He has enough of a name to probably get himself a coaching gig (if he wants it) too so hopefully he’ll do alright for himself after this.


#850

He must not be right in the head if he didn’t.

:eyes:


#851

If Marian Pahars was the Latvian Michael Owen, then Stepanovs was probably the Latvian Titus Bramble. Panic-bought from Skonto Riga by Arsene Wenger in 2000 after an injury to Tony Adams, Stepanovs English career started well – he scored on his debut, and saw his playing time gradually increase until an infamous game against Manchester United.

A Stepanovs-Gilles Grimandi centre-back pairing was no match for Dwight Yorke, who smashed in a 21-minute hat-trick. United were 5-1 up at half-time, and won 6-1 with the Latvian culpable for at least two of the goals.

Stepanovs only made one more appearance that season, but did collect a Premier League winners medal the following year by virtue of being an unused substitute on the day Arsenal clinched the title.

Read more at https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/ranked-50-worst-players-premier-league-history?page=0%2C8&utm_campaign=featuretraffic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=editorial_organic&utm_content=stillimage#UvEPAdjMBsQzZ4ZL.99


#852

You’d think he’d have suffered enough before this news. Poor bloke.


#853

FFS

Why can’t we just wear the black third top?


#854

I quite like the red shorts, reckon we should wear them all the time.


#855

Makes us look like Charlton or some lower league team. Just let us wear the boss 3rd kit.

I mean we’re obviously gonna get humped now


#856

Jeez, just wear our regular home kit against City. Hardly a colour clash, is it?


#857

Xhaka will make red shorts look good


#858

With any luck, Xhaka won’t even be in the stadium


#859

https://twitter.com/footballcliches/status/966807797525635073


#860

https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/845938530627059712

have to say this story about us signing Igor Stepanovs is amazing :arteta:


#861

That is an amazing story. It is so ridiculous. Which is why it must totally be true - I can definitely believe Wenger would sign a defender because he would get cheers from the bench in training.

What a class A idiot.

If you have ever mistrusted that being humiliated by the better half of the top clubs in England and Europe is entirely down to Wenger, start believing.


#862

FYI Ferguson signed Bebe for 6-8m

Every coach has Brainfart signings