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quinta-feira, setembro 28

25 de Setembro de 1066 - Batalha de Stamford Bridge

Pois é... faz hoje 940 anos que ocorreu a batalha de Stamford Bridge, que marcou o fim da era viking.

Pois é... aquele estádio onde o mais brilhante treinador português ensina futebol aos ingleses também se chama Stamford Bridge.
Mas... Stamford Bridge "is a large village on the River Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 9 miles to the east of York."

Mas... toda a gente sabe que o estádio de Stamford Bridge fica em Londres e não em Yorkshire.

Pois é... Mas... então de onde vem o nome do estádio do Chelsea F.C.: "The stream had two local bridges: Sanford Bridge on the Fulham Road (also recorded as Little Chelsea Bridge) and Stanbridge on the King's Road. Now known as Stanley Bridge. Stanford Creek, Sanford Bridge and Stanbridge no doubt all contributed in some uncertain way to the eventual name of Stamford Bridge, which must have been further suggested by the well known Battle of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire, a famous victory by King Harold Godwinson against the Vikings in 1066 that took place shortly before his defeat by the Normans at the Battle of Hastings."

E há mais... é que pelos vistos a vila de Stamford Bridge não ficou só ligada ao futebol pelo nome ao estádio dos blues. É que "It is also the former home of the current England football team's goalkeeper Paul Robinson."

As coisas que um gajo aprende com a Wikipedia.

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