Odds and ends

Football scouts pick out a disproportionate number of blond players, presumably because the colour catches the eye. This is known as an “availability heuristic” – when information stays in your memory even though it’s irrelevant.
A collection of four more such soccer related observations here..
Gerd Müller was also a preposterous hero. He had a huge backside and looked hideously unnatural, but he more than any other footballer in history was blessed with a supernatural awareness of where to run, when to run there, and how to get the ball past the keeper.
Statistics and picturesque descriptions of 5 other great finishers of the game here..
And if that’s not enough here are the 10 greatest EPL strike pairs of all time.

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