As another footballing weekend draws to a close, there’s once again been no shortage of things to laugh at and take the mick out of. Here are my six favourite and funniest moments of the weekend.
- Diabolical Dale
Sometimes in this job you need to be able to laugh at your own team even when it hurts. My beloved Rochdale travelled to Peterborough in League One this weekend, hoping to continue our recent good form. I was left slightly disappointed as we shipped 6 (six) goals with no reply after a series of shocking defensive errors. This is not the surprising part however, as we managed to do so despite having 64% possession, showing it’s not just about having the ball but what you do with it. Ah well, onto next week.
- Wolves’ fans wishes come true
In January of last season, Wolves fans were eagerly anticipating the loan signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea, with many fans stating that they couldn’t wait to see the young English striker scoring at Molineux. Turns out they would only have to wait a few months. Abraham, of course, stayed at Aston Villa for the rest of the campaign and has started this season on fire with his boyhood club Chelsea. Abraham hit a wonderful hat-trick on his visit to Molineux, even finding time to score an own goal to give the home fans what they’d been hoping for.
- Neymar not popular
Neymar is certainly a man who splits opinion. A fantastically talented footballer with an awful attitude, and clearly a man who wanted out from PSG in the latest transfer window. Neymar’s move back to Barcelona never materialised, meaning he will be staying in the French capital until January at least. In PSG’s home game against Strasbourg this weekend, the Brazilian was subject to boos from the home fans for the entire game and couldn’t even stop the booing when he won the game in the dying moments with a superb overhead kick.
- Wes ‘the speedster’ Morgan
Wes Morgan was one of several professional players to be less than happy with his new FIFA 20 rating when they were released earlier this week. So distraught was the Leicester captain in fact, that he forced the Foxes social media man to film him sprinting across the pitch in order to prove that he deserved more pace on his new card. Whilst I’m sure it’s a lot quicker than I could manage, the video didn’t really do Wes any favours, and perhaps his rating was more accurate than he might want to believe.
- Manchester City football club
If you followed any football from the weekend you won’t have missed this one. Newly promoted Norwich were already far from favourites against Man City before it was announced they would be missing an array of first-team players thanks to injury and other restrictions. Daniel Farke’s men did the impossible though, and they should be seriously credited for the way they performed against much more talented and much more expensive footballers. But I’ve got to take the mick out of someone and frankly Manchester City should not have lost that game considering the players they have at their disposal.
- Matteo Guendouzi
When Arsenal went 2-0 up away at Watford, I’m sure most Premier League fans expected Arsenal to continue to be shocking at the back and somehow mess it up. In fact, two errors from their centre-backs meant that they would only be leaving with a single point. I’m not here to laugh at their defence however, that’s far too easy. Matteo Guendouzi made the rather silly mistake of gesturing to the Watford fans to shut up, showing them that it was 2-1 to Arsenal at the time. As you already know by the final 2-2 scoreline, this was a very stupid, but also very funny retrospectively, thing for the Frenchman to do. Arsenal; you just keep on being you.S