11 things we loved this weekend: Cole, Rashford, Alderweireld & more

Quick Reads

On a weekend when footballers became an easy target for criticism, a number of players showed they were doing plenty to help those in need.

Meanwhile, we saw an excellent example of homeschooling and a bunch of idiots from Leeds playing Championship Manager for 24 hours straight.

We’ve rounded up some of the best stories and clips we saw this weekend.

This kid

Some productive homeschooling has gone on here.

Joe Cole

We’ve always loved him.

Joe Cole, again

Rob feels incredibly smug about picking him in his 2000s Premier League Draft Dream Team now.

The Square Ball

Sure, they raised over ยฃ12,000 for Leeds foodbanks by playing Championship Manager for 24 consecutive hours. And sure, they got actual celebrity Jon Richardson in from his garden pub, The Dog and Bastard.

But what we’re most impressed about is Michael Normanton wearing his suit for the play-off final. Hero.

Paolo Di Canio

Admire the fact he’s still rocking the short shorts and listen to him speak sense.

Josh & Jacob Murphy

It’s easy to give footballers a hard time right now, but plenty are doing their bit.

Toby Alderweireld

As we were saying.

Marcus Rashford

It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.

Dan James

#bantering off Billy Gilmour on FIFA.

Dejan Stankovic

We’ve been watching this an awful lot on loop.

This Twitter account

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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