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Following on a tangent from the previous post, here's a point that was made to me by a female friend of mine some time ago.
A lot of blokes between the age of 18 and 35 are good looking. I know it's all in the eye of the beholder, blah blah blah but a lot of guys of this age are decent enough looking fellas.
There are 44 teams in the top two divisions of British football. They have first team squads of, what, 20 players? So that's the best part of 900 blokes between the ages of 18 and 35, say.
Name more than about half a dozen that are good looking.
Now, I'm not a great authority on what constitutes a great looking young man, and so we will maybe have to turn to our female/gay readers at this point for assistance with disproving this theory or otherwise. But, whilst you could presumably name any number of pop stars, film stars or other celebs of that age that are regarded as good looking, try and do the same with footballers from the Premiership and Championship.
James Beattie, maybe? Thierry Henry? Freddie Ljungberg, I guess.
But then.....no-one. For every Thierry there are a busload of Crouches and Nevilles and Repkas and Radzinskis and Bents and Earnshaws (etc).
Why is this? And am I missing lots?