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 just enough of that.
Join us feast, then!
POGBA CONTINUES TO BE CONSIDERATE
Paul Pogba has received a lot of stick for his performances following his summer move to Manchester United but WWLTW just doesn’t understand all this vitriol directed towards the £89 million man.
We believe that Pogba, knowing fully well his class, has decided to lower his level a notch just so the other central midfielders in the English game may also have some time in the limelight. Really, if Pogba were as unplayable and scoring screamers every other week as he did at Juventus, would we be so appreciative of the abilities of the likes of Jordan Henderson, Granit Xhaka and Ilkay Gundogan?
And, as the world’s most expensive footballer, he could certainly switch off for as long as he likes. Baafira!
THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY LASTED
It’s never nice to rejoice over the fall of another, and that’s probably the only reason why WWLTW won’t join the rest of Ghana in giving relegated Techiman City that look. The Brong Ahafo side’s participation in the just-ended Premier League offended many, given that they only snuck into the party via the backdoor, and things got even more annoying when the club threatened to boycott the campaign mid-term over a lack of sponsorship for the league. To their credit, though, they made it through the 30-gameweek season, in spite of all the forces against their involvement.
It truly was a blessing having the Real Citizens around — but a blessing many (again, with the distinguished exception of sympathetic WWLTW) would feel they could do without in future season, needless to say.
GOOD WEEKEND: LATIF BLESSING
You know how some people never win at raffles, leaving them wondering how it’d feel to win for once as they watch someone else run off with the coveted prize every time?
Well, Liberty Professionals’ forward Latif Blessing finally stopped wondering this weekend as he won the raffle which rewards a Ghana Premier League goal king contender with a hat-trick which also spared his relegation-threatened team’s blushes on the season’s final day against champions Wa All Stars.
Well done, Latif!
BAD WEEKEND: EDINSON CAVANI
Cavani had been enjoying a carefree life in France since arriving from Napoli in 2013, quietly earning his huge wages while Zlatan Ibrahimovic did all the hard work in getting the goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Even after the big Swede’s departure to Manchester United in the summer, Cavani resisted being dragged out of his shell but has been forced to unleash his inner ‘Ibra’ to help get PSG’s torrid season on track. Cavani did respond duly by hitting four during the weekend’s 6-0 rout of Caen and also netting against Arsenal in mid-week but, really, how long could he pretend being someone he simply isn’t just to silence critics?