The gifs that keep on giving: Zebo, the Super Bowl and goalkeepers
This week's round-up features the new star of Irish rugby, a big leap from Australia and sporting strangers
Thanks for all your suggestions on last week's blog. Here are a few highlights from this week.
Apparently Simon Zebo likes to entertain his team-mates with his rapping and dance moves. His flick against Wales was the moment of the Six Nations opening weekend. Zebo is from sporting stock. His father would have run the 800m at the 1976 Montreal Olympics had he not broken his leg in the run-up to the Games and his sister Jessika has hurdled for Ireland. With Zebo on one wing and Craig Gilroy on the other, Ireland have a good chance in this year's Six Nations.
Brian Glanville, the doyen of football journalists, once wrote a book called Goalkeepers Are Different. He wasn't wrong. No matter how simple a task can look – whether it be catching a cross, making a routine clearance or not being nutmegged from 30 yards – goalkeepers can always surprise you.
Sometimes there is a fine line between a goalkeeping howler and a great finish. Pepe Reina made himself look a bit silly when he rushed out to challenge Sergio Agüero, but the City striker's goal required real imagination and technique.
Frank Lampard knocked in a couple of trademark long-rangers this week, first a 30-yard blaster against Newcastle and then a curled effort against Brazil. Marco Reus finished off a lovely team goal for Borussia Dortmund, Daniel Sturridge scored for a "humongous" club against a "fantastic" club and Gareth Bale kept up his scoring form.
Drop your favourites into the comments box below and we'll be back with some more next week
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