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And finally… Stoke Tuesdays

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

It’s a Tuesday night in Stoke. Last kick of the game. On his debut. 40-yard own goal. Injured in doing so. Welcome to English football, Juninho Bacuna. Thanks to our chair Malcolm Clarke for the tip off on this one. Got to see this in person.

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And finally… hard times

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek had a rough match for PSG in the Women’s Champions League final, receiving several knocks and a head injury during the match. The pressure was on though, as the match went to penalties…

And finally… memories

Sad news came from China this week that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté had died from a heart attack aged just 30. During his 139 appearances for the Magpies he scored only one goal – you don’t need us to explain the backstory, just enjoy it once more. Rest in peace, Cheick.

And finally… fast-kickin’, low scorin’

The USA met neighbours Mexico in a World Cup qualifier this week. Finishing 1-1 the game got off to an excellent start with this fantastic long-range lob from Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, who you may remember from a three game loan stint at Aston Villa in 2011. No?

And finally… Ronaldinho

It’s 15 years this week since Ronaldinho looped that free kick over Seaman’s head at the World Cup. That’s enough of an excuse for a link to the greatest piece of showmanship in a warm up ever. Take a bow, Ronaldinho. Amazing…

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