A criticism often levelled at Arsenal goalkeepers is that they don’t show enough command or aggression – so maybe Arsene Wenger wants to cast an eye over Jesus Corona of Cruz Azul.
Or after watching this video, maybe he’ll realize Manuel Almunia is not such a bad option after all. Shot-stopper Corona was involved in a horrific scene at the end of his side’s Mexican Cup semi-final defeat against Morelia, which ended with the 30-year-old head-butting opposition coach Sergio Martin. With Morelia leading 3-0 in the 89th minute and 3-2 on aggregate, one of their fans ran onto the pitch, made a remark to Crux Azul captain Gerardo Torrado and was attacked by several of the visiting team's players, sparking a free-for-all. The referee dismissed three players, two from Cruz Azul and one from Morelia, and sent both teams' coaches to the stands but missed the incident involving Corona. Amazingly, the head strong Mexican was only banned for six matches, but dropped from the national team. He said: ‘It's lamentable what happened. I make a little mistake and I'm out of the national team.’
If you thought Abou Diaby’s boot to John Terry’s swede in the Carling Cup final was a stomach churner, don't watch Mehdi Carcela's run in with on-loan Liverpool defender Chris Mavinga.
The Standard Liege winger was scampering down the touchline when the Genk defender literally brought him crashing down to earth while trying to clear a ball off his nose. With the two locked in a foot race down the flank, Carcela looked to have got better of his man when he attempted to nod the bouncing ball into his path, only for Mavinga to put a swift end to the move by landing a mighty left peg straight into the mush of the Belgian midfielder. Carcela unsurprisingly lay out cold on the turf, while frantic players from both clubs beckoned on the physio. The 21-year-old was hurriedly stretchered off the field, and to compound his unconscious misery, the referee only produced a yellow card for 19-year-old culprit Mavinga, and Genk went on to win the match a lift the Belgian title.
and tell me just how do you miss this Sean Stewert of St. Pat's hang your head in shame my son!!