Something From The Weekend: Arsenal Ladies; Rio Ferdinand's kids; Georgios Samaras; Taye Taiwo

The Good, The Bad and the Odd
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The Good


That is Arsenal Ladies, a team that knows how to win trophies. Yesterday they reached the FA Cup final with a 5-0 victory over Barnet. Since Arsenal Gentlemen last won something, the 2005 chaps' FA Cup, the club's better halves have made the Emirates trophy cabinet their own with five league titles, one Uefa Cup and four FA Cups.

Rio Ferdinand's kids

"Looking forward to chilling with my kids" tweeted the United man yesterday morning. An hour later came this: "Lil men ruined my easter morning..hid their easter eggs in their rooms, I woke up+find them covered in chocolate but they denied eating them!" Children + chocolate = not much chilling.

The Bad

Georgios Samaras

The man who created the template at Manchester City into which Edin Dzeko has fitted so snugly, squandered the chance to give Neil Lennon something to celebrate with his family and bodyguards when the Celtic manager got home. If the Greek striker had scored it would have been the end of the title race, although a draw was the ideal result for local constabulary bearing in mind recent events. They cannot though have been too chuffed with Lennon's full-time impression of Noddy mocking Big Ears in front of the Rangers support.

The Odd

Taye Taiwo

The Graeme Souness/Paul Gascoigne award for diplomacy and the Wayne Rooney prize for services to swearing both go to Marseilles' Nigerian defender. Taiwo faces a suspension after what was described as an "expletive-laced chant" while celebrating his side's 1-0 victory over Montpellier in the League Cup final on Saturday. Taiwo scored the winner and then took to a handily-placed microphone post-match to join the OM support in a terrace song about bitter rivals Paris St-Germain. Taiwo apologised yesterday. Sort of. "All my team-mates told me it wasn't appropriate and that they felt bad about it. I feel bad about it now as well," he said. His actions have been referred to the French football federation's National Ethics Council – now there's a body we could have some fun with over here, although it would no doubt end up being chaired by the ubiquitous Sir Dave Richards.