A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 05, 2017
“A bad football team is like an old bra—no cups and very little support”

A popular quotation about soccer (football) is:

“A bad football team is like an old bra—no cups and very little support.”

The sports saying has been cited in print since at least 1998 and is of unknown authorship.


11 July 1998, Bangkok (Thailand) Post, “Kickbacks: Let’s hope the final is better than last time,” pg. 1:
Finally a thought for the day: A bad football team is like an old bra. No cups and little support.

Google Groups: alt.sports.spurs
spurs screensaver
~wombat~
3/17/99
(...)
A bad soccer team is like an old bra - it has no cups and little support.
Anon. 

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WON Server - What???
Chris Tate-Davies
3/28/99
(...)
‘A crap football team is like an old bra, has few cups and little support...’

Google Books
The Bowler’s Holding, the Batsman’s Willey:
The Greatest Collection of Humorous Sporting Quotations Ever!

By Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Ebury Press
2008
Pg. 86:
A bad football team is like an old bra–no cups and little support.
ANON

Google Books
Funny Shaped Balls:
The Biggest Book of Sporting Jokes Ever

By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Ebury Press
2009
Pg. 132:
A bad football team is like an old bra—no cups and little support!

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lre...@aol.com
4/17/12
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A bad football team is like an old bra no cups and little support

Twitter
Victoria Kimanzi‏
@Veacqkimanzi
Our national football team is alot like an old bra...no cups and little support
12:12 AM - 23 Feb 2015

Twitter
G.O.A.T.‏
@thatudiboy
A bad football team is like
an old bra – no cups and little
support.
8:10 AM - 28 Feb 2015

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nat‏
@leakedhome
@Calum5SOS Calum why is a football team like an old bra?
No cups & lil support
#vote5sos #kca
11:47 AM - 3 Mar 2015

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Michelle Murphy‏
@mmurphy716
A bad football team is like an old bra, no cups and little support
7:10 AM - 7 Mar 2015

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Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
A bad football team is like an old bra, no cups and very little support.
12:36 PM - 6 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 • Permalink