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The YouTube top 10: Because it's never too young to start trials for Arsenal

The progeny of Jack Wilshere and Rafael van der Vaart are taking this North London rivalry thing to a whole new level.

It’s the YouTube top 10 so that means Friday is only a few hours away. One last push, now.

10. A TV crew in New Zealand was forced to defend its actions after a helicopter carrying a Volvo Ocean Race TV crew flew too close to the Sky Tower in downtown Auckland.
Onlookers claim it went so close it was ‘scary.’

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9. We used to love it when, on Match Of The Day, the ball would strike the camera and knock it over. The 1986 FA Cup final and Ian Rush springs to mind.
Well, it’s even better when it’s golf. Dustin Johnson’s shot is coming straight for you.

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8. The next Jordi Cruyff? Watch Rafael van der Vaart’s son at the Spurs training ground. He’s like Luka Modric, only a bit dinkier…

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7. …and he’s a positive veteran compared to Jack Wilshere’s little fella Archie. They’re starting them young these days, and he’s at the right club for a start.

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6. Following their ping pong battle last year, Barack Obama and David Cameron continue on the sporting theme with a visit to an NCAA tournament basketball game.
Obama got into it, Cameron looked like he’d left the gas cooker on at home.

YouTube credit: Associated Press.

5. Can Ronaldo do this? Can Messi? Probably, but it wouldn’t always lead to a goal. Check out this amazing rabona cross from Nicklas Bärkroth of Uniao Leiria against Sporting Braga in the Portuguese SuperLiga.

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4. Let’s Dance – a young fan of a Vancouver ice hockey team proves to be quite the distraction in the Canucks’ 5-2 defeat to the Dallas Stars. He’s like David Brent without the sense of awkwardness and pity.

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3. You know how it is.

After a game you can be so eager to shake the hand of the opposition coach you respect so much that you inadvertently end up slapping him up-side the head. Al Wasl keeper Majed Nasser has received a 17-match ban for doing just that to Al Ahli coach, Quique Sanchez Flores, after the Emirates Cup semi-final.

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2. A bit of an oldie here but always worth reliving, especially given what’s happening next June. Packie Bonner and Kevin Sheedy relived their Euro ’88 experiences this week, and this video is one we hadn’t seen for a while. It almost makes us forgive Ronnie his constant carping in his new life as a pundit.

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1. One word. Neymar. The boy may look like a cross between Tina Turner and a floor mop,  but he is a genius.

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