RE­PORTS WE COULDN’T MAKE UP

World Soccer - - From The Editor -

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

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