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19 Things You'll Remember If You Were Totally Obsessed With Football At School

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2. Being told that you weren't allowed to wear blades (even though you just bought brand news ones) when you played for the school team but never really knowing why.

3. Not being able to concentrate in Geography class because you knew the PE teacher was going to pin the teamsheet for the next school match on the outside of his door at lunch time.


5. Your best mate's dad turned from a mild mannered accountant into one of Danny Dyer's football hardmen when the school team played.

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Then he drove you home after the match and you just sat silently in the back because you lost 16-2 and you could tell he was ashamed.


13. When you'd been looking forward to a match against your local rivals all week but it got rained off even though pitch was FINE.

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And the kids from the other school spread a rumour that you chickened out of the match (and everyone believed them).

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17. That one kid in class who dominated up front because he had a growth spurt at the age of 10.

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But your team started losing when you reached the age of 12 and his height was nothing special.

19. Fighting over kit numbers and everybody wanting to be No.10 or No.7 (Welsh people wanted to be No.11).

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Your coach's favourite player ALWAYS got the kit number they wanted, and you had to pretend like you didn't even want that number anyway.

(There's nothing wrong with No. 4).