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RPCB

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Khalid’s anecdote about taking the Number 9 is a good one

“The 37-year-old admits he requested that number when he first arrived in west London, as he told FOX Sports: "It was my dream to become a striker for a top team, so I thought 'maybe I can force it this way'.

"No, I just arrived there and it was all last minute. The competition was already started and it was two days before the game vs Middlesbrough when I signed my contract. One day before the match I was entitled to play.

"I had to pick a number and the kit man from Chelsea started with No. 9. And then he continued with 45, 47... So my thought was 'I'm not gonna play with a number like that' so I said 'Okay, give me No. 9'.

Boulahrouz went on to reveal that then-boss Jose Mourinho reacted with confusion over his choice of shirt, before shutting down his explanation and offering him an alternative number fit for his role.

"On matchday, we were in the hotel when he asked me why I chose No. 9," he added.

"I told him I didn't want to play with a high number like 47 or 49. 'You can understand that, right?' But he responded: 'But No. 2 is also available' and I was thinking 'Oh God, what am I doing?' I guess that kit man set me up."

I am just going to assume from now on that when defenders wear numbers that a striker would typically wear, it’s all a setup. 😂
 

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Jatz

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I wouldn't consider myself humourless at all, I just won't ever find an ACL funny.
 

Bostonian

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I think the humourless bore is the one saying someone deserves to hurt themselves for drinking alcohol during the off season because they have money and are a “role model”.

Except he didn't say he deserved it.

He mused at a hyperthetical situation.

Get it right.
 

Bostonian

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Falling over could be funny(as long as they don't hurt themselves), but doing a knee?

Cmon.

He was talking about a hypothetical situation.

People laugh about getting injured doing stupid stuff all the time.

Even the people who got injured.
 

SM

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He was talking about a hypothetical situation.

People laugh about getting injured doing stupid stuff all the time.

Even the people who got injured.

Can't remember ever laughing at the idea of someone getting injured but you do you.
 

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