Sometimes the best laid plans go to waste. Sometimes everything reverts to nothing. There were about three games of any consequence tonight and we’re choosing to ignore all of it. Huddersfield beating Brighton? Crack on. Cameroon dispatching Ghana? That’s slightly more interesting but still not good enough. Aly Cissokho scoring for Olympiakos? Nearly.
Trying desperately to put the idea that Aly might possibly be useful to one side, something did happen. It happened in Finland. Recently we’ve mocked big sides losing to lower tiern opposition, so it’s only fair we do the same in reverse. Top division HJK defeated third tier IF Gnistan 4-0, with Akseli Pelvas bagging two goals. In fact, of all the competitive games played tonight, he was the only player to score two. That rises you above. What’s even better is that by photographs and video, it looks like you were just playing a five a side game. Finland produced Jari Litmanen. Forever respect Finland.