longsiders1882 Posted February 28, 2007 Share Posted February 28, 2007 or at least they used to be. It's nothing new, James. In fact, such behaviour can be traced back as far as December 12 1891, when Burnley's game at home to Blackburn had to be abandoned because the Rovers players left the field ... complaining of the numbing cold (northern softies, anyone?). Andrew Ward's book, Football's Strangest Matches, recalls that, shortly after the interval, all of Blackburn's outfield players returned to the changing room, leaving only their goalkeeper Herby Arthur on the pitch. Upon the resumption of play, Arthur even successfully appealed for offside, then, with no one to pass to from the subsequent free-kick, he began time-wasting, leaving the referee with little alternative but to abandon the game. The Guardian Also did any of you hear the praise of your team on Radio 5 Live this AM from ex Arsenal Midfielder Paul Davis? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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