10 things we loved this weekend: Depay, Everton, Bale, Lambert & more

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Former Manchester United and Tottenham attackers, Stoke City’s new gaffer and some wonderful self-deprecation from an Everton fan all made us smile this weekend.

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay. Thirty seconds left of stoppage time. Lyon 1-1 PSG. Absolutely yes.

Gianneli Imbula

Literally the only way to describe this is ‘ping’.

Max Arnold

Don’t worry, your first instinct will definitely be to go, ‘What? That’s deflected.’

After a second watch, you’ll go, ‘F*cking hell.’

Juan Carlos

Remember that time Tim Howard scored for Everton and he looked ashamed of himself for embarrassing a fellow member of the goalkeeper’s union in Adam Bogdan?

Yeah, Deportivo Lugo’s Juan Carlos does not care about the goalkeeper’s union.

Leon Bailey

He’s destined to be constantly linked with a move to the Premier League for the next two years.

Paul Lambert

We’re not saying our editor Homzy is getting carried away or anything, but his new Paul Lambert tattoo looks ace.

Arda Turan

Back in Turkey, back playing football, back scoring brilliant goals.


We’re big fans of a long, sprawling Twitter thread highlighting all the embarrassments of a club’s recent history. Everton’s is a beauty.

Stuck in the middle with you

Speaking of long Twitter threads, this one highlighting the Premier League’s best ever mid-table sides is one of our favourite things of all time.

Charlie Adam being described as the “beer belly Xavi” has made our day.

Gareth Bale

The only way this could have been more ‘Ronaldo-Bale’ was if it was ruled out for Ronaldo interfering with the goalkeeper from an offside position.

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