The football season is back underway and with it the same old brouhaha as Luton and Boro proved at Kenilworth Rd. Penalty given for a dive outside the box? Check! Penalty ballooned into the stand? Check! Fans goading penalty taker with a "waaaay!" Check! Good to be back.
Chelsea winger Pedro scored a delightful little goal against an Austrian side owned by a large soft drink brand in a largely meaningless pre-season friendly tournament this week. His smart finish from Ross Barkley’s cross put the West London side 4-1 up. Well done that man.
Atlanta United's Josef Martinez is And finally's class clown this week by way of this truly imbecilic penalty. Luckily for him he redeemed himself by scoring a 92nd minute winner - but hopefully the Venezuelan has learned a valuable lesson about show boating.
We regularly document the incompetence of professional footballers with And finally... but this week LA FC's Mohamed El Munir shows us that extreme competence, with a fantastic recovering tackle, is just as memorable. His heroics kept the score down to 1-0, and LA would eventually come back to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1.
Schalke 04's new signing Benito Raman looks like he has some cobwebs to dust off if this pre-season kick-about against Oberhausen is anything to go by - as the young Belgian is seen scuffing his chance at an open goal...
Mexico struggled past the small island nation of Haiti this week beating them 1-0 after extra time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Luis Montes contributed to Mexico's huffing and puffing with this terrible miss after being presented with an open goal by his El Tri team-mate.
To the new world for this week's And finally... which is provided by an old face - DC United's Wayne Rooney scoring an absolute belter from well inside his own half. His blammer in the 10th minute was enough to give DC all three points.
A textbook howler by San José Earthquakers 'keeper Daniel Vega is this week's entry for And finally... taking his eye of the ball at a crucial moment, and handing a 1-0 lead to their MLS opponents FC Dallas.
Wendy Renard gives us the first entry into the And finally... archive from this summer's Women's World Cup in France. The French defender's meek intervention sends the ball trickling over the line (skip to 51 seconds).
Last week confirmation came that Coventry City would be groundsharing for the second time in six seasons - here Moz Baker from the Sky Blue Trust gives us their reaction to the team's 'home' games being at St Andrew's in Birmingham next season... We've endured plenty of sad days while supporting Coventry City. Friday's devastating announcement that the Sky Blues will be relocating to St Andrew's n...