This week saw Mansfield Town take on Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. These smartly dressed Stags fans chose comfort over practicality by viewing the game from a nearby tree. As Mansfield lost 2-1 to the Reds, a thorn in the side for this pair of avid fans.
Lionel Messi won his fourth Ballon d’Or title this year, adding another new record to his already long list of achievements in the last 12 months. Beating rival Cristiano Ronaldo to the trophy, at the age of just 25 the Argentinian is well on his way to becoming the greatest player of all time.
Shortly after his World Player of the Year triumph, Messi was mobbed by journalists wanting to know what he thought of this momentous occasion. A man of few words, the Barcelona ace humbly acknowledged his family and Barça teammates, giving special recognition to fellow Ballon d’Or nominee Andres Iniesta.
Since joining Arsenal, Andrey Arshavin has not exactly been a fan favourite with his seeming goal-shyness and inconsistency. Had he carried on in the same vein as this photo demonstrates, we could have seen him gracing the stage as Russia’s next Eurovision Song Contest hopeful.
Friday 11th December marked the 35th anniversary of the day in which footballing megastar Emile Heskey was brought into this world. (That’s right, it was his birthday). So in honour of this glorious occasion, Emile went out in full Newcastle Jets get-up sporting a party hat. Upon writing himself a message in the sand, he did forget how to spell his name which was a shame. He had a wonderful day, though.