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poppyfield
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Squad numbers

Post by poppyfield » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:26 am

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers ... ad-numbers.

Having seen this , which looks brilliant, i thought could this be another revenue stream for the club, we have sold hundreds of replica shirts this season,
would it be possible to have the shirt you've already purchased embossed with the name and number of your favourite player.
machine costs don't look to bad, just a thought.
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bga
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Re: Squad numbers

Post by bga » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:30 pm

I have never understood the Science (or Maths) behind squad numbers. It all makes sense until after Rivers. Why do we have a number 77 and number 44 etc?

olrad
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Re: Squad numbers

Post by olrad » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:17 pm

Probably because 4 and 7 are already allocated ...

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Re: Squad numbers

Post by Darlogramps » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:51 pm

bga wrote:I have never understood the Science (or Maths) behind squad numbers. It all makes sense until after Rivers. Why do we have a number 77 and number 44 etc?
Does it matter? It’s just a number.

Sometimes it’s personal significance to the player involved.

Bigger things for us to be concerned about than the fact someone wears 44 for us.
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Re: Squad numbers

Post by Vokuhila » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:35 pm

bga wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:30 pm
I have never understood the Science (or Maths) behind squad numbers. It all makes sense until after Rivers. Why do we have a number 77 and number 44 etc?
You've probably never understood the science or maths behind squad numbers because there is no science or maths behind squad numbers.

Let's be honest, some of the classic numbering is actually pretty illogical: why have left backs traditionally worn '3' and centre midfielders '4' for example?

On the other hand, Ivan Zamorano wearing '1+8' and Sean Reid having a number that is the sum of all the positions he could possibly play in any one given game makes perfect sense to me.

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