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Psydkik (Psydkik)
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Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In a surprisingly dull and uneventful football match one weekend, Newcastle United didn't score a single goal all game, yet still won the match. How?
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Did they win by forfeit? Did the other team score an own goal? Was the other team penalized for some reason by having a goal subtracted from their total? Did they win in a penalty shootout, meaning the score was technically 0-0 with Newcastle winning on penalties? Did they bribe the refs to declare them the winner?
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Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this the Premier League team Newcastle United? Did they play football as in "association football/soccer"? Or some other form of football where you can score by other means than goals?
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Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 11:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gregoryuconn:

Did they win by forfeit? No

Did the other team score an own goal? No

Was the other team penalized for some reason by having a goal subtracted from their total? No

Did they win in a penalty shootout, meaning the score was technically 0-0 with Newcastle winning on penalties? No

Did they bribe the refs to declare them the winner? No


Sleepingbeaver:

Was this the Premier League team Newcastle United? No

Did they play football as in "association football/soccer"? No

Or some other form of football where you can score by other means than goals? Yes
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So it was a game of Gaelic Football? Or Australian Football?
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American football? And they didn't score a field goal but still won because they scored a touchdown (or safety, I suppose, but 2-0 games are extremely rare.)
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Gregoryuconn:

American football? And they didn't score a field goal but still won because they scored a touchdown (or safety, I suppose, but 2-0 games are extremely rare.) No

Sleepingbeaver:

So it was a game of Gaelic Football? No
Or Australian Football? Yes


Another easy one, but hey, they can't all be 100-post headaches, can they ;-)


***************Spoiler***************

They were playing Australian Football.

In Australian Football, teams can score a "Goal" if they kick the ball between the centre posts, which gets them 6 points. They score a "Behind" if they miss the centre posts, but kick the ball through the outer posts, which gets them 1 point.

Newcastle United Jets is a real Australian Football team, based in Newcastle, Queensland. Perth Glory is an equally real team based in Perth, WA. And they do actually play in the same league I believe. But although they're real, this game result is completely fictional.

In the fictional game, the Jets scored seven behinds, and Perth scored just one goal and nothing more. (This would, if it happened, probably be the lowest-scoring footy match ever - prefessional teams scores are usually around the 40-120 mark for each side, but technically it's possible to score so low, same as it's possible for a basketball match to finish 2-0.)

In footy syntax - Goals.Behinds (Score) - the result was:


Newcastle United Jets: .. 0.7 (7)
Perth Glory: ............ 1.0 (6)

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