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Avoiding drive-by shootings in Tipp and Paul Pogba's ever-changing hairstyles - It's Comments of the Week

Plus, we are not letting Liverpool forget about their infamous cream suits from the 1996 FA Cup final.

AFTER CRYSTAL PALACE manager Alan Pardew claimed Shane Long has a ‘history’ of diving for penalties, Fran Heavey was quick to stand up for the Irish striker, after replays showed he was fouled by Palace defender Martin Kelly:

“He has a history of going down when he’s been absolutely sledged from behind.”

There were plenty of talking points after Dublin and Mayo played out a pulsating All-Ireland football final on Sunday, and funkytown added an extra topic to the debate:

Talking point number 6, stitching in jerseys not holding up!

Diarmuid Connolly with Lee Keegan, Keith Higgins and goalkeeper David Clarke

As Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said teenager Marcus Edwards reminded him of a young Lionel Messi, Joe Bloggs wasn’t so hopeful of the 17-year-old’s future:

He’ll be playing for Rotherham in 4 years time.

After Dirk Kuyt claimed he could hear Paul Pogba shouting at his Manchester United teammates during their Europa League clash against Feyenoord, neeneee wanted to illustrate the limited impact the world’s most expensive footballer has had since he returned to Old Trafford:

Maybe Jose has run his course and teams know his tactics and know how to overcome them.Paul Pogba stats this season:
Goals 0
Assists 0
Hairstyles 4

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League - Old Trafford Source: Nigel French

Before celebrating his international call-up, Conor Hourihane confirmed that Roy Keane spoke to him before the League One Play-Off final last season, saying that nobody remembers the losers at Wembley. However, Conor Pocock dispelled that myth:

Nobody remembers the losers at Wembley? I’ll never forget those white suits.

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Soccer - Littlewoods FA Cup - Final - Manchester United v Liverpool Source: EMPICS Sport

Nine-year-old Timmy Costello really got the crowd going at the National Ploughing Championships during the week, in the only way they know how -a Tipp-praising GAA rap. Henry Shefflin and Seamus Callanan seemed to enjoy it, but Phil O’ Meara had a word of warning for the youngster:

Let’s hope he steers clear of the great North Riding – South Riding rap divide. It would be beyond a shame to lose “Tipp-Pac” to a drive-by shooting…..

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay is looking to force his way onto the US bobsleigh team, after entering this week’s National Push Championships in Canada, and Cillian Ó Corrbuí has a theory how he decided to switch sports:

Man I think he just typed into YouTube how to win an Olympic medal. The first result says to join the Bob sleighing team

China Athletics Worlds Source: Kin Cheung

Finally, Wexford Youths confirmed this week that Inter-county hurler Lee Chin has joined the League of Ireland side as they aim to beat the drop. Seanvallely hopes he doesn’t hurt the Leesiders once again this year in a different code:

Hope he doesn’t damage Cork for a second time this year!

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