I have to imagine this is the group that would take joy in a strange Arsenal own goal, so here’s one from Lotte Wubben-Moy in yesterday’s game against Chelsea.
Ramble of the Day
Sometime last year, I wrote about how I made a pledge to get a jersey of a player who scored two hattricks in a senior competitive game. I also admitted that this probably happened at some point between January 2012, when I made this pledge, and now but that I wouldn’t go so out of my way to find out, and that I ran the risk of this resulting in me buying the jersey of a player or club I really don’t want to own the jersey of.
Yesterday, my younger sister was scrolling through FotMob and saw what Paris Saint-Germain’s women’s team was up. To put it simply, they had a very easy 90 minute against Issy FF.
The headline for us, though, was that forward Nadia Nadim scored not six, but seven goals in the team’s 14-0 win, which meant that meant my eight-plus year search was finally over. Plus, it was good news — PSG is not a team I despise, and Nadim is an extremely impressive footballer. She has an impressive résumé as a player, but an amazing story as a refugee from Afghanistan turned footballer and soon to be reconstructive surgeon. It’s worth reading up on her, and there are plenty of pieces to read — an interview by Donald McRae for The Guardian in April, a profile by Felicia Pennant for British Vogue last year, and a profile by Howard Megdal in The New York Times in 2015 spring to mind.
An added plus is that this season’s kit isn’t offensive, either.
tl;dr: I’ve been waiting to buy a jersey of someone who scored six goals in a senior competitive game, and it turns out it’ll be a Nadia Nadim Paris Saint-Germain jersey.
Stay informed, read this: Sarah Spain on the Miami Marlins’ Kim Ng, the first female general manager in a North American professional men’s league for ESPN
Links of the Day
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Ray Clemence died aged 72.
A Premier League player was arrested on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment.
Argentina’s Javier Mascherano retired after a 17 year career.
Sunderland agreed to a takeover by a consortium that includes Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, son of former Marseille owner Robert and an heir to the Louis-Dreyfus fortune.
A longer read: Adam Elder interviews San Diego Loyal’s Collin Martin on his team walking off the field after he was the victim of homophobic abuse, and standing up for himself and others for The Guardian