I was just clearing the final table of the evening before heading home from the Football Transfer Tavern, when I noticed one of the punters had left behind a card of some kind.
Now, like any 90s kid, it didn’t take me long to workout that Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet is sporting the iconic Ash Ketchum pose from the successful Japanese cartoon series Pokemon.
The punter who left this behind was telling me earlier in the day about what an exceptional goalkeeper the Belgium international is and that has handling of the ball and dealing with crosses is the best in the Premier League. I suppose that explains the ‘gotta catch ‘em all’ part; or perhaps ‘all’ should be replaced with ‘ball’!
I suppose, if Mignolet was a Pokemon his stats would read something like this:
Boyband potential 93
Liverpool delusion 89
Penalty saving 97
Anyway, I’m going to lock up now, get myself home and dust off my old Pokedex.