Password security rules don't make sense

I'm surprised Burnley isn't top of the list myself but here ya go the top UK hacked password fails.
Most used in totalNamesPremier League football teamsMusiciansFictional characters
123456 (23.2m)ashley (432,276)
liverpool (280,723)blink182 (285,706)superman (333,139)
123456789 (7.7m)michael (425,291)chelsea (216,677)50cent (191,153naruto (242,749)
qwerty (3.8m)daniel (368,227)arsenal (179,095)eminem (167,983tigger (237,290_
password (3.6m)jessica (324,125)manutd (59,440)metallica (140,841)pokemon (226,947)
1111111 (3.1m)charlie (308,939)everton (46,619)slipknot (140,833)batman (203,116)

After all the above advice if you are still using a crappy password it's only a matter of time, literally, before you get hacked.
Well obviously you're going to have problems getting the DNA sequence of a Portsmouth virgin, I lived in Fareham from age 11 to 18, that was 40+ years ago. They were rare enough then, I doubt they've become anymore common since.
A Portsmouth virgin: A girl that can outrun her brother.

As for work passwords, I got so sick of thinking up passwords every 5 minutes I began using military nomenclature that I could remember without having to write it down somewhere or spend Monday mornings trying in vain to punch it in correctly.

For example: L85A2-Rifle, Type21_Amazon, S15-Javelin. #

I could then note a hint in my diary that will jog my memory if I really need to.
It's about as secure as I need it for my work stuff.

# Not ones I've actually used in case the CCP want to hack my works computer to listen to my downloaded music files.
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