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THINGS WE LOVE: What's caught our attention on the world wide web this week?

THINGS WE LOVE: What's caught our attention on the world wide web this week?

What's caught our attention on the world wide web this week?

In our latest edition of Things We Love, Club Journalist Caroline Oatway rounds up the best of the internet's offerings from the past seven days…

Serendipity

Sweden legend Henrik Larsson hit the headlines this week – and he didn’t even do anything.

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the TV show, Pointless, in which contestants aim to score the fewest amount of points, with the most unique answers they can think of.

The more obscure the answer, the better…

Anyway, moving on… in a bizarre twist of fate, a pairing who do not share our love of the beautiful game were given the option to choose “Euro 2000 goalscorers” as a category.

Having been advised by her partner beforehand to “just answer Henrik Larsson to any football question”, the duo decided to throw caution to the wind.

Oh, how it paid off! Watch and enjoy…

 

Manchester la la la

If you’re Mancunian born and bred, are a regular visitor or are planning to visit this wonderful city at some point, this may be of interest to you..

 

An unbreakable bond

The footballing world were deeply saddened to learn of Graham Taylor’s passing.

Musician and Watford fanatic Elton John shared a heart-warming tribute to the former Hornets manager – his close friend.

A fitting tribute.

 

Standing alone

This takes some guts…

Britain’s Got Talent contestant Paul Manners only belted out a rendition of Blue Moon in the Sir Alex Ferguson Suite at Old Trafford at the Football Blogging Awards!

Although he could have done with some help with the lyrics, (thankfully) he wasn’t booed off stage. In fact, he even had a dancer in Natalie Pike.

 

Portrait of an icon

Considered the greatest manager of all time, Rinus Michels will go down in footballing history.

In memory of the Dutchman, who passed away in 2005, Daniel Storey of Football 365 has penned a piece which focuses on his achievements and the lasting impact he had on the game.

Here’s a sneak peek…

“To talk of trinkets is to focus on a fragment of Michels’ legacy. Not only was he “the father of Dutch football”, as Marco van Basten famously said, but also the most influential coach in the game’s history. He sculpted a style of play that came to define a country’s footballing ethos, and implemented strategies that would become commonplace across the world. Variations of Michels’ ideas are still considered visionary today.”

Dive in deeper (highly recommended) here.

 

Guardiola gold

In celebration of Pep Guardiola’s 46th birthday, Olympic Channel dug out this absolute gem…

A little hero

 

Anything we’ve missed? Tweet us @ManCity and share your favourite finds from the week!

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