October 7th, 2011

Good Week/Bad Week: Good Deeds & Grandads

Only one person in this photo has a fully functioning set of knees. Can you guess which one? Image via twitter.

Whether it’s signing petitions in aid of animals or thinking about spending more time with the oldies, this edition of Good Week/Bad Week is packed to the rafters with inspiring ideas.

Even the Carlos Tevez story. Although to be fair, all that saga inspires us to do is stop reading the newspapers.


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Enough Already!: The Spanish NT added the Order of Merit (above) to their already bloated trophy cabinet this week. We’ve calculated that this makes the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ badge the only bauble they haven’t picked up in recent years, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.

Holden Grey: If you’d have told us that ‘players with pensioners’ was about to usurp bubbas & ballers as our go-to photo category for whiling away those pesky work hours, we’d have frisked you for chocolate and sent you on your way.  But we hadn’t accounted for the über cuteness of Stuey Holden and his grandpappy in this image that the Bolton midfielder tweeted yesterday. Gladdens the heart, no?

What Price A Pooch?: What would you be prepared to offer as a reward if your precious pooch went missing? Tickets for a sold out World Cup Qualifier, perhaps? A man in Peru did just that after his pet had been missing for two weeks, and it was joy unbounded for everyone concerned when ‘Chocolate’ was returned to him shortly after. Tickets for Chocolate, eh? There might be something we can work with in there…



See the dude who’s just about to receive a serious blow to the head? That’s Tom Bender. Image via caughtoffside.

De ‘Fender Bender: Accrington Stanley’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy fixture vs. Tranmere Rovers was called off on Tuesday night after 18- year-old defender Tom Bender was knocked out in a penalty area collision. Bender received a blow to the head when he got caught between a Tranmere player and his own goalkeeper, and was treated on the pitch for half-an-hour before being taken to hospital. He has since been released.

Round 27: The ‘He Said, She Said’ substitution saga took at Manchester City to an unsurprisingly tedious turn this week, when Carlos Tevez’ agent Kia  Joorabchian claimed the player had been the victim of the Mistranslation Monster that seems to stalk the streets of Manchester. To be clear, Tevez loves living in Manchester and ‘fights to play’ at every opportunity. Whatever.

Not In Our Name: Animal activists in Ukraine has set up a petition to protest against the inhumane methods being used to resolve the problem of stray animals prior to the EURO 2012 tournament the country is hosting with Poland. We know that like us, you guys are big on animal welfare and would hate to see acts of cruelty perpetrated in preparation for football games, so please sign up and tell your friends.

Do it now. Before you forget, yo.


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14 Responses to “Good Week/Bad Week: Good Deeds & Grandads”

  1. DebS says:

    What Ukraine is doing is deplorable! Petition has been signed an posted to FB & Twitter.

  2. Hannah says:

    Okay,this has nothing to do with this post,but…..Am I the only person on this earth who didn't know that 'Nando Torres' two front teeth aren't real?

    • footballandme says:

      I think if I remember correctly that his brother knocked them out when Nando wanted to be a goalie… Briefly.

    • DebS says:

      No you weren't the only one who knew that. I would have never guessed.

  3. face says:

    Childish from Tevez, he should know better.

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  5. Rossanera says:

    Well, now that I've seen that picture of Stu with his Nonno, I must leave you all to begin to tidy the mess my ovaries made when they spontaneously combusted. God bless.

  6. Agnes Wonka says:

    Congrats to Spain NT!

  7. JA7 says:

    I LOVEE Stuart. He's like a mix of Tom Felton and Jeremy from the Vampire Diaries.

  8. rachael says:

    So so glad Tom is okay wish him a speedy recovery

  9. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Sure. Tevez! That's exactly what happened….your fans deserve to be treated with more respect,

    Espania deserve it!! :)