1. The greatest GIF of all time?
I’m just going to leave this here.
77 MINS— Ashwood City FC (@AshwoodCity) September 22, 2019
What a strike from Nicholaas Timmerman!!@WestHam 0-2 Ashwood City #WHUASH #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/tc8WOYbNJP
2. Call the game off - we’re on a stag do, Gaffer!
Scottish football has a place in my heart, and it just continues to shine bright like a diamond every single week.
You may remember back in August, Saturday’s opponents Bolton Wanderers decided to postpone their game against Doncaster Rovers due to “welfare concerns” with their young players.
There’s no such concerns at Thurso FC in the Caledonian League, however, as they fielded their youngsters last weekend following a host of first team withdrawals.
“We will be short on numbers for this due to injuries, work commitments and this stag party that some are going on.”
Those were the words of Thurso manager, Stevie Reid, who obviously understands the needs for a session.
Fair play, Stevie, fair play.
3. Keano is at it again - this time he destroys Carragher!
With Jack Ross underperforming in his role as Sunderland manager again this weekend, many fans have clamoured for the return of our permanently-angry former boss Roy Keane.
Remembered fondly on Wearside, the former Manchester United captain once again reminded us of his box office quality with Sky TV announcing the Irishman as their newest regular pundit.
Akin to the win at Derby County on his managerial debut, fans couldn’t have wished for a better start from Keano as he shot down Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher live on air following West Ham’s 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.
The best part? As brutal as he is, Keane is absolutely bang on the money - again.
4. Move over Craig Gordon - there’s a new greatest save in town!
The Stadium of Light has seen some pretty amazing saves.
Darren Ward tipping Pele’s (no, not that one) header onto the bar, Craig Gordon’s award winning reflexes against Bolton Wanderers and Lionel Perez’s block to deny Dean Saunders in the play-offs.
However, I’m not sure any of us have seen something quite as brilliant as this from Egyptian goalie Mahmoud Gad.
Yes ‘keeper...— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) September 22, 2019
FUCKING HELL. YES ‘KEEPER. pic.twitter.com/1g8sPIoVVH
5. The longest serving manager of all time!
Everyone loves a feel good story and they don’t come much better than this one!
84-year-old Larry Barilli was honoured by the SFA at their annual Grassroots Awards after managing seven teams in the Greenock area since the 1950’s!
He is officially the longest-serving manager in Britain!
On receiving his award, Barilli, now a great-grandfather, hilariously quipped that when he was thirty-eight years old, his wife said to him ‘Larry, you will need to choose between me and football’, before he replied ‘that’s a pity, because I liked you’.
We salute you, Larry.
6. German football is a gift from the Gods
There are those who say we don’t need drums in British football. They are those who say bouncing in unison is cheesy. There are some who think megaphones to start chants are immature.
Then there’s Jan Kirchhoff’s former club FC Magdeburg.
This is what German football is all about.— Alex Howell (@Bundesliga_UK) September 23, 2019
Around 4,000 Magdeburg fans made the 1,000km return journey to Kaiserslautern. For a third division match. #FCM #fckfcm
7. Dusan Tadic is finding new ways to hit the target!
After hitting over thirty goals since his move from Southampton last season, it would be fair to say Serbian winger Dusan Tadic has been a massive hit at the Johan Cruyff Arena, but this is one shot that connected a little too well!
Poor David Neres, at least you took it like a champ!