30 Seconds to Mars, Literally.

Quick little post about a pretty decent advert at the moment. Mars have released a 30 second advert (coincidence? Too the band, 30 seconds to mars), with a football edge to it.

Pretty self explanatory when viewing, but England are playing a football match against Holland, in a penalty shoot out. The keeper goes off injured and a fan (eating a the famous chocolate bar), pulls of his jacket and jumps in between the sticks for England in the shoot out.

Anyway, long story short the man saves a Robin Van Persie penalty, and another one with the famous Rene Higuita acrobatic save being replayed! Scott Parker, Glen Johnson and Theo Walcott make appearances in the ad too!

Just a whitty ad, that as a football fan is quite enjoyable and not draining (Ocean Finance sort of thing). Here it is for you lovely lot, enjoy.

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Happy Birthday Sylvinho!

Growing up intoxicated by football, Sylvio Mendes Campos Junior, more commonly known as Sylvinho, was one of my idols.

For reasons unknown still, I always carried a liking for the left back, despite him playing for rivals Arsenal. He has one of the sweetest left foots that has every graced the premier league, and can also defend when called upon.

He called time upon his career after a short stint at Manchester City in 2010, and for me will always be remembered as an influential left back. After all, you can’t be a bad player if you’ve had spells at Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City, right?

Today, Sylvinho is celebrating his 38th birthday, and I would just love to make a little tribute to him with this glowing memory I have. I must of only been 8 years old, possibly 9 (can’t be too sure) when Sylvinho scored this bullet for Arsenal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Frank LeBouef (I think) was the player who makes a tackle on the edge of the 18 yard box, only for it to fall directly to Sylvinho. A left foot bullet is then unleashed to leave Ed De Goey with absolutely no chance. The quality isn’t the best, but take a look at this beauty.