I almost published this with the wrong date — good thing I actually proofread something for a change.
Let’s get to that ramble.
Ramble of the Day
Another one of my Instagram investigations. I will not be too critical this time, though.
Tottenham’s most recent goalscorer, Jan Vertonghen, was one of the around 1,567 Spurs players posting about Uno on Instagram yesterday. While most of them elected to play with adults, Vertonghen decided playing with his kid might also be fun. It may also be an educational experience, teaching his daughter how to count — and deception.
Let’s take a peek at the picture first. It’s nice of the younger Vertonghen to show us her cards. The viewer gets to see what both players can do to make the game more interesting, and it is clear that the toddler has an interesting card among her set. Unfortunately for her, her dad gets a look at her cards, also.
Little does she know that showing her opponent her cards will not matter. Look at his cards. That child only has doom and gloom coming her way.
The greatest part of the post is Vertonghen’s caption. He knows all about the doom and gloom because he’s bringing it. I wonder what other ways he teaches his children important life lessons.
Also -- why are there two piles on the floor?
Now, to the links!
Links of the Day
Fresh off of kicking Arsenal out of the FA Cup, Nottinham Forest have themselves a new coach in Aitor Karanka.
André Villas-Boas is 45th out of 91 after two stages in the Dakar Rally.
Here’s a wild little the world of international football: The Canadian Soccer Association basically poached itself by hiring its women’s national team coach, John Herdman, as its men’s national team coach only nine months before the women’s team has to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
The Guardian’s selection of the 12 best photographs from the weekend’s FA Cup matches.