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As the site has grown in popularity our mail box has started to fill up with all sorts of interesting correspondence - for which we thank you.

However, not all the letters are useful and some are downright odd. Below, we present a selection of the more unusual enquiries sent us. All names have been changed to protect the innocent (except for one).

Player Enquiry

I am Sxxxxxxx Judas, I am a Ugandan by nationality. I am 25years old mediam size.
I have been playing football since I was born. I have played for 12 years since I was young up to now where I am now and I have played in four diffent clubs in my country.. And I am ready to come and try my best I know I can pass. Football is my dream. I will be so happy once my dream comes true.
I will send you my photos if you reply me back.
Thanks very much
Sxxxxxxxx Judas.
Waiting for your reply.

Q: Is There Any Chance? A: No

Is there any chance of being able to get a list of all 3 million pound + transfers involving English teams.
Or is there a list elsewhere?


Ya puedes consultar el ejemplar de Mayo online: www.xxxxxxxxx.com
Explorando el Glaciar 2006
Carrera de Aventura en relevos, Oct 7 y 8

This is your real name?

coul you please provide me with turnover statistics of the premierleague clubs since 1993. data on the site begins from 1999 till 2001. could you send me any other possible links where i might find this data.
hardshit arora

Player Enquiry 2 - Midfield probably, got a good engine

We are Kenyan athletes.We have been trainning hardly and performing well in track and field events and even now we are good in road races e.g 10km, 15km and 21kms. but unfortunatly what we need is your help or assistance of joining your club and even by organising for us road races.
We request any assistance from you because this is our first time and we hope you will see how fit and strong we are.
My phone no is:254 xxx xxx xxx
Am xxxx and Mutai xxxxx
Thanks in advance

FootballEconomy.com - for all your Pub Quiz needs

Do you know the final answer to this quiz? You will save me from going mad if you can help? Nick Barmby is right so I just need one more!!
Exxxx Wxxxxx
Corporate Services Team Leader
T: +44 (0) xxx xxxx
M: +44 (0) xxx xxxx
E: exxxxx@xxxxxx.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: Sxxx L
Sent: 18 January 2006 15:44
To: xxxx, xxxxx, xxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxx, xxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Football Trivia Question
Missing 2
However it won't let me have Nick Barmby who transferred in 96 Spurs- Boro @ 5.25 and in 97 Boro- Everton @5.75
Any ideas???
Name the 15 English players who have had two or more transfers and with each transfer value exceeding 5 million
Andy Cole That's 1..13 to go
Rio Ferdinand Correct
Scott Parker Correct
Emile Heskey Correct
Robbie Fowler Correct
Jonathan Woodgate Correct
Jermaine Jenas Correct
Peter Crouch Correct
Michael Owen Correct
Chris Sutton Correct
Paul Merson Correct
Les Ferdinand Correct
David Platt Correct

Player Enquiry 3 - He will obey our rule

Dear Sir,
I am Axxxx xxxx xxxx of newstarsocceracademy of ibadan,Oyostate, Nigeria.
I am Nigeria born talented under14 player that can play to defence line or blocking screemer with humble and respect and a discipline player that will obey your rule and regulation in field and anywhere.
Sir i need your help by helping me to find a team or club in your country and any other necessary thing that i can need to make me be one of your team member or one of your player in your club .Please sir i will be expecting your replied from any time now .
Sir i will very appreciated if you allow me and help me.
Your's in sport

Player Enquiry 4 - Wants to get out of the country

Dear Sir/Ma,
Am Micheal xxxxx from Nigeria,I am the P.R.O of a talented side of a youth team in the country,We are hoping to get our football career out of the country,so we have decided to make you our representative there.i want you to assist our players to come for training and to have more knowledge in football,so if you see one of them that can be a part of your players so we can talk about that later.I will apericiate all assistance you can render to us.
Hope to hear from you soonest.Thank You.

Not very constructive

Dear Sir / Madam,
I market a new industry hub website for the Architecture and Design Build industry. xxxxxxxx.com lists many industry suppliers for the design, construction and outfitting of new buildings. It also lists industry events and conferences and has a growing glossary of industry terms. The site also has a projects section listing interesting new buildings from around the world.
I think this website will be useful to your visitors interested in architecture, construction and interior design. If you could add a link to this site from your website (http://www.footballeconomy.com/links.htm) I would be very grateful. If you would like a link back in return, this can be arranged.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Vxxxxx xxxxx

They feel our site fits perfectly with the profile they are looking for

Good Day
We are contacting you on behalf of the site http://www.xxxxxx.com/
We have visited your web site at http://www.footballeconomy.com/ and feel that your site fits perfectly with the profile that we are looking for. Our client is looking for links with their expansive site. Our client is looking to trade reiprocal links with their PR4 site. If you would be prepared to exchange links with our client please add a link to our client's site using the details below.
Title : Martial Arts Karate Tae Kwon Do Sparring Gear
URL : http://www.xxxxx.com/xxxxxxx/
Description : xxxxxx.COm specialises in Sparring gear for Martial arts including Karate and Tai Kwon Do, you'll find all of the sparring gear you require in our on-line store.
or you may cut and paste the following html :etc.

Player Enquiry 5 - "Ghana is now known and discribed as Brazil of America" - eh?

Dear Sir,
When it comes to World football (soccer) power, European are unmatched. But also in the World of football power, even small Ghana has just established at thr World Cup in Germany and that, Ghana is now known and discribed as Brazil of America and as we all know of Brazil of South America. This discribes the crucial World Cup match between Ghana and Brazil in Dortmund on Tuesday, 27 June, 2006. And this tells the whole world what Ghana contrubute when we are talking about football soccer.
The World Cup performances of Ghanaian, African team have been attracted the attention of European Football Clubs, according to the Observer paper in London, after the brilliant performances of the Ghana Black Stars and Czech Republic and the USA clashed, which Ghana won all, and its a "great victory for Ghana and African football teams".
We have had information that, alots of European Football Clubs have eyed Ghana with regards to buy youngsters from Ghana to play in thier clubs in Europe. I wish to state that, the football player managers in Ghana are prepare and ready to trade their young talented and skillfull players from Ghana to Europe and other parts of the world as far as soccer is concerned.
We therefore wish to inform your management that, we are interested to commence deal with you by providing you some youngsters and skilful soccer players from Ghana.
We also wish to inform you about a quite number of players who are making it quite big and great talented in Ghana. Most of these youngsters have a bright future for any foreign clubs and are dreaming to hoping and looking forward to play for any club in Europe.
The players are for instance capable of manning the post for any of the following:
Division (1), Division (2), Premier Division clubs in Europe.
The idols of these young talented players are: Ghanaian players; Michael Essien who play for Chelsea -England, Skipper Stephen Appiah played in Turkey, Goalkeeper Richard Kingston, John Paintsil John Mensah, Sulley Monatri and other Inteernational Ghanaian players who featured in this ongoing World Cup Tournament in Germany; And hopes to be like them, as top Ghanaian, African Stars.
Further steps can be taking as soon as we receive a response from you. We also wish to request you to help us find clubs in Denmark for our players.
We are looking forward to your attention and action in this matter and remain please.
Emmanuel Sxxxxxx
Player Manager