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22 April 2016 ~

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Sepp Blatter has just launched a book, Sepp Blatter: Mission & Passion Fussball, but early reviews are mixed. Almost every character behaves like a cliched movie villain – it's just not realistic.

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Bishkek150Badge of the week ~ FK Alga Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Sometimes of course one yearns for the simplicity of a big old football on a badge, or a nice straightforward tiger. Alga Bishkek make the crest-fancier really sing for his supper with a partially abstract image that is open to multiple interpretations.

Some see a stylised representation here of a white wolf howling for the ecstasy and pain of existence, for the joys and sufferings of its pack. Others see a large, foaming river with many tributaries, representing the passage of life from the jaunty optimism of the tinkling mountain stream to the unhurried fatalism of the river as it completes its journey into the eternal sea. Most, however, are agreed that it as a frog pouring milk onto a chaise longue.

There is a saying in Kyrgyzstan that any action which is unnecessary – like prodding the Call Lift button after you’ve already pressed it once or another album by a doe-eyed Canadian singer-songwriter – is akin to a frog pouring milk onto a chaise longue. To be honest, it doesn’t get used much these days, it’s a bit of a mouthful. The club use it as an emblem, though, because it is unnecessary to brand themselves – they are free spirits and, like the true ingredients of a Fray Bentos pie, are ultimately unknowable. Cameron Carter

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Gary Lineker made an impression in Brazil to judge by the first name of this Brazilian player in Portugal.

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Sassuolo still have a chance of a first-ever qualification for the Europa League – so perhaps the pressure is getting to their keeper, Andrea Consigli.

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from Keith Turner
“If Sam Allardyce had a subscription to the Telegraph he may have cancelled it now.”

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Arsenal may not finish in the top four this year – but at least they’re getting good at Headis.

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The super-size Southern League Premier trophy needs half a team to hold it.

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Also in the news this week
Hayes & Yeading manager not scared of Voldemort
Gabby on the gas
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