Found January 20, 2013 on Soccerlens:
English football’s 10 most interesting stories - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEnglish players have always been a favorite of the media. With that said, some of the players seem to have tried their best to attract media attention. Here are some of the most interesting stories from the lives of footballers from England: Wayne Rooney Rice-ilicious lucky charm Jack Robinson, an English goalkeeper who first started playing in the 19th century, ate a plate of rice pudding before each match as he thought it gave him good luck. On the one occasion where he couldn’t have his pre-match rice pudding he conceded a staggering 11 goals. The most expensive £1 coin Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher lost his rag when he was hit by a £1 coin during an FA Cup tie against Arsenal in 2002. The Liverpool legend picked up the coin and hurled it back into the crowd which prompted the referee to send him off, Liverpool to fine him £40,000 and England to drop him. Obscene mascot gets red Macclesfiel...

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