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Title: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: White Noise on December 28, 2010, 11:56:37 PM

http://mexico.worldcupblog.org/players-in-europe/english-fa-block-ochoas-move-to-fulham.html


English FA block Ochoa’s move to Fulham

(http://cdn.worldcupblog.org/mexico.worldcupblog.org/files/2010/12/Ochoa1.jpg)

December 28th, 2010 | by: rich |  View Comments     

Memo Ochoa’s move to Fulham was all but signed and sealed until it was blocked by the English FA at the last minute because the specially made glove he wears on his right hand is illegal!

Memo Ochoa is Polydactyly meaning he has an extra finger, a little known fact, but one that has become problematic in finalising his move to London Premier league club Fulham.

(http://cdn.worldcupblog.org/mexico.worldcupblog.org/files/2010/12/memo_ochoa.jpg)

Ochoa has six fingers on his right hand and consequently wears a specially made glove by sponsors Nike. Fulham were obliged to register this abnormality with the FA who in turn ruled his gloves were illegal due to their size as this gave him an unfair advantage over his opponents.

Only by squeezing two fingers inside the finger of a regular glove would he be eligible to play in the English league. According to Ochoa, this has proven very difficult in the past and restricts his ability to punch and throw the ball as his right arm is his strongest arm.

This rather bizarre obstacle to teaming up with Carlos Salcido at Fulham may be a blessing in disguise however as other football associations in Europe do not have such strict restrictions on goalkeeping equipment and a move to Spain for example is still a possibility with Atletico Madrid, Saville and Deportivo all rumoured to be interested in bringing Memo to La Liga


Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: FatFreddysCat on December 29, 2010, 12:03:35 AM
Couldn't he just chop the other one off?
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Mr Fulham on December 29, 2010, 12:06:54 AM
 :dead horse:


Was Sir Dave Richards involved? Will MAF go to court because of this? :028:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: White Noise on December 29, 2010, 12:11:55 AM
:dead horse:


Was Sir Dave Richards involved? Will MAF go to court because of this? :028:

MAF would know what to do with that spare finger! :58:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Sector9 on December 29, 2010, 12:21:18 AM
Isn't that breaking disability laws?
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: LBNo11 on December 29, 2010, 12:28:51 AM
...good job such a directive doesn't apply to supporters - all the home fans would be banned from Priestfield..!
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Mr Fulham on December 29, 2010, 12:44:56 AM
Checked the story and it's incorrect....  :dead horse:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Lighthouse on December 29, 2010, 12:50:55 AM
This is rubbish. Truth is his fingers were stuck up his Arsenal were expected to make a bid.
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: duffbeer on December 29, 2010, 01:05:41 AM
Six fingered man,  you killed my father prepare to be denied. 
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: FatFreddysCat on December 29, 2010, 01:13:32 AM
...good job such a directive doesn't apply to supporters - all the home fans would be banned from Priestfield..!
A typical Killingscum fan
Deliverance - Banjo Duel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE#)
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Tom on December 29, 2010, 05:00:59 AM
 :tom:, he is an alien or something?
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: nevzter on December 29, 2010, 06:15:29 AM
Six fingered man,  you killed my father prepare to be denied. 

Thus, our keeper must be named "Indigo Montoya." 
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: SuffolkWhite on December 29, 2010, 08:05:09 AM
 :011: Fred you crack me up  :011:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: The Doctor on December 29, 2010, 12:20:57 PM
He'll be off to Norwich the moment the window opens
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Banstead White on December 29, 2010, 02:27:29 PM
...good job such a directive doesn't apply to supporters - all the home fans would be banned from Priestfield..!
:011: :011: :011: :011:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: ToodlesMcToot on December 29, 2010, 02:43:40 PM
Yesterday was "Dia de los Inocentes" = Mexican April Fool's Day

Can't remember if this is the second or third year in a row that story has gotten more than a few bites.  :hook:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: White Noise on March 24, 2011, 01:10:25 PM

http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chicharito-urging-man-utd-take-look-ex-fulham-target-ochoa-1527791 (http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chicharito-urging-man-utd-take-look-ex-fulham-target-ochoa-1527791)


Chicharito urging Man Utd to take look at ex-Fulham target Ochoa

24.03.11 | tribalfootball.com


Javier Hernandez is urging Manchester United to take a look at Mexico teammate Guillermo Ochoa.

Chicharito believes Ochoa could be the man to succeed Edwin van der Sar as United's new first-choice goalkeeper next season.

Ochoa came close to joining Fulham in January and remains with Club America.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson knows all about Ochoa and had him scouted extensively three years ago.

Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: LBNo11 on March 24, 2011, 01:30:37 PM
....tribalfootball is about as believable as talksport or the sunday sport...
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: White Noise on March 24, 2011, 01:38:39 PM
....tribalfootball is about as believable as talksport or the sunday sport...

Just wanted to see the thread title again!! Pure 'Sunday Sport' in itself.  :dead horse:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Logicalman on March 24, 2011, 04:13:11 PM


Does this mean he can count to 22?
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Mr Fulham on March 24, 2011, 04:16:57 PM


Does this mean he can count to 22?

 :dead horse:
Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Mr Fulham on August 26, 2012, 02:27:24 AM
Just came across this seasoned but rather amusing thread...had me in stitches. :011:



Title: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: zander on August 26, 2012, 02:44:12 AM
Talk about timing. Somehow Ochoa came up yesterday when I was talking to a friend and I remembered all about this story.
Title: Re: Re: Memo Ochoa's Move To Fulham Blocked By FA Because Of His 6th Finger
Post by: Berserker on August 26, 2012, 09:27:28 AM
I had a black cat like that, looked a bit strange especially as he was a big beast