REPORTS WE COULDN’T MAKE UP
1 YOU GOAT-A BE KIDDING
Sunderland boss Jack Ross is rewarded with a goat every time his side pick up three points in League One. An anonymous fan has donated an animal to people living in poverty overseas on the manager’s behalf ever since the team won 2-1 against Charlton Athletic in August.
2 BEATEN NUNEATON
Leading 7-2 with 28 minutes left to play, Nuneaton Borough must have been thinking about who they might get in the next round of the FA Youth Cup. However, Halesowen Town refused to accept that their cup run was over and came back to record a remarkable 9-8 win.
3 A BLOODY MESS
Spanish fourth-tier side Zamora unveiled a new kit emblazoned with a design of the human circulatory system. Heartfelt condolences to all those who have to wear it ...
4 THE NAME GAME
Benin’s national side have launched an online survey to find a new nickname to replace their current monicker Les Ecureuils – which translates into English as “The Squirrels”.
The West African nation first coined the name in the 1960s to reflect a small nation aiming to climb high. But the Federation Beninoise de Football now feels it is time for a change more in keeping with the team’s ambitions, saying: “The name given to the national team must resonate with the population and reflect our strong ambitions in the sporting world.”
kit...the heart of the matter
Charitable... Jack Ross
squirrel...benin’s Junior salomon
goat...worth three points