Southampton push the boundaries of the kit launch genre, Tony Pulis prepares for a surprise appointment, and a terrible prediction is unearthed – all in Social Shots.
In our new regular feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football in the past 24 hours. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared….
Time to brush up on the Italian, Pulis?
Pulis to depart Middlesbrough, announced on the same day Allegri says he will be leaving Juventus. Just too much of a coincidence, for me.
— Steve Douglas (@sdouglas80) May 17, 2019
The Sean Longstaff to Man Utd reports took everyone by surprise…
To be fair, a midfield trio of Fred, Scott McTominay and Sean Longstaff would be the envy of most sides in the top half of the Championship.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 17, 2019
De Ligt, De Leader
What a player. What a leader. 19-year-old Matthijs De Ligt.
19 years of age.
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) May 16, 2019
Tadic goes crazy
Things all seemed fairly normal… and then Dusan Tadic got a bit carried away in Ajax’s celebrations.
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) May 16, 2019
Bet he’s missing life at Southampton.
Crackers kit launch
Speaking of whom… The Saints have taken kit launches to a whole new level with this parody of the Fyre music festival.
With Wilfried Zaha ready to leave Selhurst Park, it’s going to be a long summer for one Crystal Palace blogger…
I woke up this morning in quite a good mood…
It's gradually dawned on me that I'll answering questions and writing articles about Wilf and a move ALL SUMMER LONG meaning I'm debating emigrating to Fiji. Anyone else fancy it?
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) May 16, 2019
Almost a decade on since he left Everton in controversial circumstances, Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling was kitted out in an interesting outfit for his stag do.
Dan Gosling appears to be going on his stag do in a full Everton kit with a few of the Bournemouth players😂 pic.twitter.com/PmKdrzpxPm
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) May 16, 2019
Ibe don’t believe it
Good call, John.
— Howard Hockin (@howiehok3434) May 16, 2019
It’s a long shot
Spare a thought for the person who wasted a lot of time working this out.
Liverpool would have won the 2018-19 Premier League title if long-range goals were worth double. pic.twitter.com/dEEXnz0sUa
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 17, 2019
Really. This isn’t a thing.
On this day…
Arsenal are currently preparing for their Europa League final with Chelsea, but this won’t bring back good memories. Their last European final ended in a painful defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League.
📆 17 May 2006:
Henrik Larsson turns the Champions League final on its head.
He comes off the bench to set up both of Barcelona's goals and break Arsenal hearts.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 17, 2019