Bearing a grudge.
42 year-old Kevin Ellison scored for Newport County 10 minutes after coming off the bench to secure their win against his former side Morecambe. That in itself is a great story, but his celebration was just fantastic. After dedicating 9 years of his career at The Mazuma Stadium (formerly the Globe Arena), he was released just 6 months after Derek Adams took charge of The Shrimps and clearly holds a grudge. Running over to the dugout, he celebrated loudly and proudly in Adams’ face. Most players take the “muted celebration” route when playing against their former employers, but after being treating pretty poorly in the last few months of his Morecambe, Ellison had every right to celebrate how he wanted to, and celebrate he did.
So that’s what Jones has got in his locker.
Speaking of celebrations, in last Tuesday’s match against Portsmouth Jordan Jones scored a lovely chip to double Sunderland’s lead and as he wheeled away, seemed to rip the SkyBet League One patch from his arm. This goal moved them up in to real automatic promotion contention and, whether intentional or not, the Northern Ireland international seemed to be implying that they won’t be needing that particular patch much longer. Brilliant, just brilliant. It was a well thought through statement of intent and, if they don’t manage to pull themselves up in to the Championship, it is something that Jordan Jones will be made a mockery of by rival fans for years to come. To quote the ever cringe-worthy world of Football Twitter; “You love to see it”.
Hatty Mother’s Day.
If you haven’t seen Kelechi Iheanacho’s post-match interview after Leicester’s 5-0 win over Sheffield United, please check it out. The Leicester City striker’s emotional response to being being asked how he felt after bagging his first Premier League hattrick was heart-warming even before people started doing some digging in to his personal life. He dedicated his 3 goals “to all the mother’s in the world” on Mother’s Day; something that he had no obligation to do. Internet sleuth’s have since found out that his own mother passed away when Iheanacho was just 14 years old- apparently the reason he wears that number. It was just a lovely gesture and showed what a genuine, likeable person he is.