Home and abroad, football was on the menu this weekend, being served in all of its 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!
BARCELONA PROVE KLOPP WRONG
Don’t you just love it when a team manages to prove its critics wrong for once?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recently compared the English Premier League’s tough nature to Europe’s other top divisions, claiming La Liga champions Barcelona could retain the Spanish title should they even play half their games this season with a second-string side. So, naturally, the Catalans decided to shame Klopp and like-minded ‘haters’ by losing to newly promoted Alaves at home over the weekend.
Take that, England!
There may be many things not very certain about football, but if any fact is widely acknowledged, it is the age-old adage that Manchester City loves Joe Hart and Joe Hart loves Manchester City. And that’s why when, on Saturday, departed Hart’s Pep Guardiola-anointed replacement, Claudio Bravo, committed errors which nearly cost City all points in the season’s first Manchester derby, Hart generously reached into his own catalogue of gaffes a day later and matched/outdid the Chilean — flapping at a corner and allowing a soft one in on his Torino debut — just so his old faithful wouldn’t feel swindled. Kind heart Hart!
GOOD WEEKEND: NEW EDUBIASE
With just two games to the end of the 2016 Ghana Premier League season, clubs are battling in a bid to either win the title or survive the drop. Not New Edubiase, whose relegation was confirmed in pre-season when they sold Ghana football’s most famous twins. The Adansi outfit recorded a  league-record 15th loss, with the 1-0 reverse at home to Bechem United leaving Edubiase no worse. It does take great confidence and skill to walk across the finish line when nearly everyone is racing towards it with every sinew stretched, doesn’t it?
BAD WEEKEND: MANCHESTER UNITED FANS
Now I know you’re thinking WWLTW is merely stating the obvious but, hey, it ain’t that simple. True United fans would be feeling down because they lost the big derby but, given they’ve only won one of their most recent matches at home, it’s not really something new or overly painful. What would be new and more painful, however, is enduring all those Paul Pogba-related jokes and snides on social media during and after the game. The output from the £89 million man who arrived to such fanfare last month has Red Devils the world over offering one excuse too many and, surely, that couldn’t be a good weekend, could it?
PICTURE OF THE WEEKEND