THE CAMOUFLAGED Genoa youth coach may have been likened to a fictional Vietnam War veteran this week when he was caught in a bush spying on a Sampdoria training session, but he’s not the only Rambo making an assault on the football headlines.
It wasn’t so long ago that Aaron Ramsey goals were so infrequent that every time he scored it was mockingly linked to a high-profile death.
The Twitter Users Obvious Jokes Club has been left scrabbling around the obituary columns over the last month as the Welshman’s goal scoring touch transformed from occasional sniper rifle to Syrian chemical weapon.
So convincing is his resurrection, there’s even a bandwagon swelling with passengers who claim Ramsey is better than Jack Wilshere. The injury-prone Englishman, who is yet to score or make an assist, was bought for £23m by Judean Peoples’ Front.
Another player to come in from the cold of indifferent Kenna form is Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Icelandic midfielder scored twice on Saturday as his Headless Chickens teammates Michu, Craig Gardner and Gareth McAuley also struck to help their team to the top of the Kenna for the first time since entering the league.
Aaron Ramsey joins nearly-namesake Aron Gunarsson, Jose Fonte, Frazier Campbell, Steven Whittaker, Peter Whittingham and Nathan Redmond as over-performing players left unsigned by Kenna managers at last month’s auction.
Come October’s transfer window they will all be in high demand as managers look to the sparse talent available to improve their sides.
|1||Headless Chickens||John N||46||5|
|3||Team Panda Rules OK||George||34||1|
|4||Sporting Lesbian||Ben M||34||0|
|5||Judean Peoples Front||Sholto||32||1|
|6||FC Testiculadew||James N||28||2|
|9||St. Reatham FC||Mike||23||1|
|12||Lokomotiv Leeds||Ben S||19||0|
|14||Still Don’t Know Yet||Pete||18||1|
|16||Just put Carles||Carles||16||0|
|20||Rapids De Cullons CF||Jorge||13||0|
|21||KS West Green||Stix||11||0|
|22||This is Sparta…Prague||Rich||9||0|
|23||PSV Mornington||El Pons||5||0|
|Player of the week||12||Ramsey, A – ARS – MID|