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And finally… Joel’s in a hole

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Here’s a handy life-tip: look where you’re going. Coritiba’s Cameroonian striker Joel learned the lesson the hard way after he scored two goals against São Paulo then leapfrogged the hoarding (via @MarcSDuffy).

This news story was originally sent via Fan Mail – the FSF’s weekly e-bulletin. Join the FSF for free today from this link and receive all email updates.

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And finally… goal-line tech

84.7% of fans in our 2017 National Supporters agreed that introduction of the goal-line tech in English football had been a success. Pity then, Red Star Belgrade who have no such luxuries as this long ranged effort was not given. Shocking from the officials.

And finally… halfway decent

Everton’s new £45m playmaker Gylfi Sigurðsson got his Toffee career off to a bright start this week by scoring this ludicrous goal against Hajduk Split. The Icelander smashing a loose ball on the volley over the poor Split keeper’s head.

And finally… what does £15m get you?

We share this video without comment other than to say in 1996 £15m got you Alan Shearer. By 2017 £15m got you Chris Woods whose skills are on display here. Gulp. (Skip forward to 50s to see Mr Woods in action.)

And finally… butterfingers

And finally… comes from Midland League Division One with a classic goalkeeping howler. The Bolehall Swifts FC ‘keeper makes blocks a shot fairly well only to undo any impressions of competence moments later. A true gem.

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