Fact or Fiction: Football's greatest stories examined (1)

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It's impossible to write this opening line without sounding like a cantankerous old goat, but here goes. The internet is ruining football.

Gone are the days of old classics like "thinking about what you want to say" and "making a considered argument". Now in their place is a spew of word-vomit, a deluge designed to fill an infinite space*.

Here to strike back for proper reflection and research against the knee-jerk fast-food nature of the internet and social media in particular, we thought it would be a good idea to examine some of these Twitter accounts that post those dubious-looking football facts and find out if they're true.

You know the ones. They claim to have unearthed factoid gems about the time that Cristiano Ronaldo walked on the moon. Well, we're going to put their claims to the test.

Click through and join us on a journey as we separate fact from fiction.... 

*Please don't include this article in the word-vomit. Internet diarrhoea yes, but never word vomit. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Andros Townsend

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