From: Bob on 5 Jan 2010 13:01
> On Jan 5, 9:00 am, "Futbolmetrix" <futbolmet...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>> "Alkamista" <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> I did the research. Arsenal are the only team in the history of the
>>> English league to do this. In Italy, Milan did it in '92, the only
>>> time also.
>> Not entirely correct. Perugia went the whole 1978-79 season
>> undefeated, but finished 2nd behind Milan.
>> Those were the glory days of catenaccio, 0-0 draws, no foreigners in
>> Serie A and parity.
> I meant winning the title undefeated.
Coming in 2nd while undefeated isn't as desirable as doing it while coming
it 1st, but it is probably rarer so isn't it even more 'notable'?
From: Bruce D. Scott on 6 Jan 2010 15:53
Alkamista (alkamista(a)hotmail.com) wrote:
: On Jan 6, 6:24=A0am, b...(a)ipp-garching.mpg.de (Bruce D. Scott) wrote:
: > I was at that match and what makes it all the more remarkable is
: > Germany's very good start... Jancker scored early and Deisler should
: > have had the 2-0. =A0Right after that Owen scores a fluke, and it all goe=
: > into Mad Hatter Land. =A0Donkey Heskey got two goals in the 2nd half!
: Owen's first wasn't a fluke. he slotted the ball into an open goal.
: And Heskey scored only once. Kahn was abominable, just a day or two
: after running his mouth off.
He flicked it in after a lucky bounce from the defense. I did think
Heskey got two but will take your word for it.
On running the mouth, no-one outdoes Hoeness ("they haven't beaten us in
Munich in 100 years and they won't do it in the next 100").
drift wave turbulence: http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/
From: MH on 11 Jan 2010 18:58
> 10 Arsenal going the entire 2003/2004 season undefeated
> 9 Jose Mourinho winning the title in three different leagues in five
> 8 Barcelona winning every competition they entered in 2009
> 7 Spain finally winning a major championship
They had won one before so finally winning again at senior level is more
> 6 Real Madrid's surreal 2009 spending spree
Blah, compared to the effect Abramovich had overall.
> 5 Henry's handball against Ireland
I don't think this belongs here. It is pretty irrelevant in the grand
scheme of things.
> 4 Liverpool winning UCL final after being down 3-0 at halftime
> 3 Calciopoli
> 2 Underdog Greece winning the EC in 2004
> 1 Zidane headbutting his way off the pitch in a WC final
Sao Paolo winning an unprecedented number of back to back Brasilerao
Lyon, never having won a French league title before, winning a record
number of consecutive titles ?
From: MH on 11 Jan 2010 19:01
> On 2 Jan, 15:10, Enzo <s_debgu...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
>>On Jan 2, 12:17 am, Alkamista <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>10 Arsenal going the entire 2003/2004 season undefeated
>>>9 Jose Mourinho winning the title in three different leagues in five
>>>8 Barcelona winning every competition they entered in 2009
>>>7 Spain finally winning a major championship
>>>6 Real Madrid's surreal 2009 spending spree
>>>5 Henry's handball against Ireland
>>No. IMO, of course. Replace with EPL's rise to prominence
>>and the fall of the Serie A.
> Which is why EPL teams have now managed to win exactly half the CL
> titles as Serie A teams this decade and been represented in just two
> extra final berths.
Liverpool plus Man United vs. 2 x Milan - how is that half ?
other six were Real X 2, Barca X 2, Bayern and Porto.
> If you are going to troll at least be good at it.