A game got called off because of a fightTracy Woodward / GettyYour goalie was just the kid who hated runningDan Mullan / GettyYour coach was just a teacher in a tracksuitPaul Walters / GettyYour school didn't own corner flagsThinkstockIf a ball went over the hedge, that was the end of the gameGetty ImagesYour changing rooms didn’t have hot waterCreative CommonsYou lost 5-0 one timeBuzzFeedYou lost 10-0 one timeBuzzFeedYou lost 15-0 one time?BuzzFeedLost 20-0??BuzzFeedYour star player was just the biggest kidGetty / Ross KinnairdYour primary goal was to torment your teacherThinkstockYour goalposts didn't have netsThinkstockThe only formation you ever played was 4-4-2 – it never workedLineup BuilderYour centre-back was just the angriest kid in your yearMartin Bernetti / GettyYour left-winger was just the only kid who was left-footedBob Rosato / BuzzFeedYour keeper couldn't take goal kicks – so your centre-back took themCreative CommonsYour striker was scared of heading the ballCreative CommonsYour kit was just your PE kitDebenhamsSometimes your kit was just your PE kit but with a bibMitreYour coach let you use exercise books for shin padsThe ConsortiumYour keeper dropped the ball in their own goal (quite often)Getty ImagesSomeone's parent got sent home by the ref for swearing on the sidelinesFAYou couldn't play in winter because your school didn't have outdoor lightingThinkstockYour pitch was on a hillCreative CommonsAt least two of your players smoked at half-timeCreative CommonsYou had to forfeit a game because half your team didn't turn upCreative CommonsThe ref was always the (biased) coach of the home teamPixabayYou used the dimpled Mitre balls that put you hospital if you went for a headerMitreNo linesmen...no offsidesCreative CommonsYou went a whole season without winningGetty / Mike Hewitt / Via GeographYou lost 5-0 but celebrated because you drew the second half 0-0Javier Soriano / GettyThis was your pitch...on a good dayGeographThere was a slight issue with your penalty spot, in that it was just a puddleGeographYour crossbar was crooked from the older kids hanging off of itGeographYou asked the other team if you could play rolling subs because nobody could last 90 minutesCreative CommonsYou didn't have boots so you just played in your trainersChris IsherwoodYou took it in turns to go in goalCreative Commons
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