WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEKEND: ‘KUMKUM PHOBIA’, THE ‘GLASS-MAN’ RETURNS

It was a weekend filled with lots of weird stuff and WWLTW takes a weird look at the weirdest of them all

By: KickerGh Staff

Home and abroad, football was on the menu this weekend, being served in all flavours. Here at WWLTW, though, we like it best in one particular shade, namely, the ‘weird’ — and, thankfully, we did have plenty of that.

Join us feast, then!

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, PHOBIA!

Drama, suspense, action and success just when all seems lost; problems just when things appear to be going well.
WWLTW isn’t describing your favourite soap opera, lest you’re wondering. No, this is reference to Hearts of Oak’s season so far and, over the weekend, the Phobians gave us the latest episode in their ever so exciting soap opera of a campaign. While a win over Ashantigold is not something so rare this season (c’mon, a team only has to wish for it hard enough to get one!), the manner in which it came last Sunday in Obuasi was remarkable. Hearts overcame all the drama that had preceded the game this week,  with chairs being karate-chopped open all their off-field issues threatening to pull the team down, to chalk a triumph at a ground they last won at almost a decade ago.

It all sounds somewhat scripted, doesn’t it?

Well, for Hearts, 2016 has been nothing short of Hollywood-worthy action and, before anyone gets any ideas, WWLTW wants to make it clear that we are seriously considering buying the movie rights to Hearts campaign as it’s quite obvious that more twists and turns await.

DIABY’S LATEST ‘MADE OF GLASS’ MOMENT

It should be easy to enjoy a decent football career when you’ve got French international Abou Diaby’s body and talent. Instead, the midfielder’s frame, which could pass more easily as a loosely assembled unit of fragile glass molecules than a network of well-bound bones and sinews, continues to work against him. From Auxerre (where he started out) to Arsenal (where he, er, peaked), Diaby has so often sprained and strained all sorts of body parts imaginable [and unimaginable] that WWLTW gathers a Guinness World Record plaque for the highest, most varied injury-per-game ratio in sport is already on its way to Diaby’s home, following his latest knock, picked up on only his third league appearance for current club Olympique Marseille against Nantes on Sunday. Oh, and, as a simple precaution, the plaque has been cast in thick Plaster of Paris, just in case, you know, clumsy Diaby thinks it’s an appendage to his body and ends up breaking that, too.

GOOD WEEKEND

And so the Manchester United fans finally get to go to Wembley, but they didn’t suck quite as much joy from this fresh post-Fergie milestone as did the vocal Against Supporters Union (ASU) members who were willing to sacrifice the opportunity to troll United over the weekend at least once in the hope that winning the FA Cup will keep Louis van Gaal employed at Old Trafford beyond this season, consequently creating infinitely more trolling opportunities in the future. A risk worth taking, surely, but one that might just pay off as the Red Devils rarely disappoint these days (sorry, Jose)!

BAD WEEKEND

Aduana Stars have always been a nuisance ever since claiming a league title they had absolutely no right to in 2010, but they’re taking the habit to all-new levels of ‘mtchew-ness’ this season. The Brong Ahafo side has vowed to get other clubs competing in the league to dismiss their own technical heads after losing theirs over a terrible start to 2016. Kotoko ‘fired’ David Duncan shortly after he lost in Dormaa some weeks ago, and Aduana, spurred on by that ‘success’, has sought to do same to poor Yusif Basigi and Tom Strand of struggling Hasaacas and Medeama respectively during the Premier League’s past two matchdays. Really, someone ought to quench the ‘Ogya’ before they wreak any more havoc. It’s so not cool, guys!

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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