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 enough of that.
Join us feast, then!
It was supposed to taste dreadful, you know — this ‘Sushi’ dish Hearts of Oak fans have dined on this season. Somehow, though, head chef coach Kenichi Yatshuashi has chosen to rebel and go against expectations, constantly pulling up surprises bad and good.
The Phobians have managed to disappoint by finishing the first round in fourth place despite most pundits predicting worse when the season started. Rebels in the truest sense of the word, Hearts have left more people wide-eyed in astonishment than a magician performing the most complicated tricks — a feat certainly not to be scoffed at. WWLTW wishes them more jaw-dropping moments in the second round.
‘SEEING’ GOALS, SCORING ‘EM
It’s great being Cristiano Ronaldo right now. The Portuguese has just won his third Uefa Champions League trophy, top-scored again with a record 17 goals in this year’s edition, netted the decisive spot-kick in the final, and is on the verge of reclaiming the Ballon d’Or.
Really, is there anything in the world he couldn’t do?
Apparently not, although what he revealed as his new skill after Saturday’s final wouldn’t be your wildest guess.
“I had a vision,” the man with the finest torso of all-time said post-match.
“I saw I’d score the winning goal. I asked [Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane] to let me take the fifth penalty because I knew I was going to score the winning goal.”
Now, that’s something, eh. Clearly, Ronaldo is operating in a far higher realm than whoever your favourite footballer is. No-one — unless they are Lionel Messi and T.B Joshua rolled in
one — comes close. You ‘do all’, charley!
Avram Grant’s policy of inviting at least one new face from the local scene to warm the Black Stars bench in each roster he names is surely pleasing to many a Ghana Premier League player — unless, of course, you’ve already had your turn. Not that AshantiGold’s Kadri Mohammed, the latest victim in Grant’s grand game of Russian roulette, would mind, however. Traveling to Mauritius, doing nothing, and having the more relevant guys in the squad exert themselves to credit your bank account with $8,000?
What’s not to like?
Nobody knows that ‘hero-to-zero’ feeling as much as 2013’s Miss Belgium, Noémie Happart, whose boyfriend, Atletico Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco, chose to celebrate scoring in club football’s biggest fixture by giving her a quite passionate kiss. Ms. Happart spent the next moments moving from inspiration to bad luck, if you believe the hounding social media, and will probably spend the rest of her life wondering if that amorous moment was worth it after all, as Atleti went on to lose the final on penalties. Well, WWLTW doesn’t think it was.
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