That was the weekend that was: Missing... making it... and mistaken

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Vinnie Jones

Queen's Park Rangers

The 34-year-old former Wimbledon hard man has not played competitively for five months and lost his QPR coaching job when Gerry Francis became manager. Although at the threshold of a successful acting career, he still hopes for another club after Rangers agreed to give him a free transfer.

Martin Bullock

Barnsley

A raw talent who took some taming at the start of his career, the 23-year-old midfielder is at last persuading Premiership managers to take a look - Aston Villa's John Gregory among them. Two FA Cup goals in a week will not harm his hopes for a big-time move.

Paolo di Canio and the Scarlet Pimpernel (as played by Richard E Grant). Thanks to Mr D Wilson of Sheffield for spotting the uncanny resemblance between the elusive Pimpernel and Wednesday's Italian striker, especially during the past two months.

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