Something From The Weekend: Kean's relief; Officials frustrate; Miracle-worker Del Piero

The Good, The Bad and The Odd

The Good: Kean's relief

Steve Kean will have breathed a huge sigh of relief last week before basking in the pleasure of guiding Blackburn to a vital victory over QPR on Saturday. Kean has long been buried under a heap of criticism this season given Rovers' oft-dour displays. But Fabio Capello's resignation, the extraordinary frenzy engulfing John Terry and Luis Suarez's non handshake meant Kean evaded any negative comments about his coaching, frequently a topic of intense scrutiny. And Rover's win over the Hoops will only have enhanced Kean's once delusional belief that Rovers will survive in the top flight.

The Bad: Officials frustrate

Officials infuriated fans of Middlesbrough and the Irish rugby side over the weekend. Borough fans, having endured a 250-mile journey, saw a meagre 37 minutes of their side's game at Ipswich, which was abandoned due to a frozen field. Irish fans, meanwhile, braved the chill with a 630-mile trip to Paris hoping to see their Six Nations fixture with France. But the clash was called 10 minutes before kick-off, the pitch deemed too dangerous.

The Odd: Miracle-worker Del Piero

Alessandro Del Piero is known for his on-field wizardry and he has now been bestowed with the title of miracle worker. The Italian was acclaimed by parents of Giada Scalise, 12, who say messages recorded by Del Piero at their behest helped bring their daughter out of a two-week coma, after she suffered a brain hemorrhage while watching her beloved Juventus play on TV. After Scalise awoke, though, her first request was not to see Del Piero, but to ask for ice cream.

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