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Social Sight: Saints signing video, remembering Bradley and no wow from Hernandez

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Social Sight: Saints signing video, remembering Bradley and no wow from Hernandez

Bradley never forgotten

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, whose plight touched the lives of so many people around the world, died this past week after a long illness. 

The Sunderland fan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer - when he was just 18 months old. 

Bradley went on to be the club's mascot and became "best mates" with his hero, now former Blackcats striker Jermain Defoe.  

This video from BBC News sums up the highs and lows of Bradley’s journey perfectly.

Never forgotten – sleep well little man.

Saints march in with video

Is this the greatest signing video yet…..after ours? 

Southampton have jumped on the latest football craze and have taken the mickey out of football club’s competitive social media signing announcements with a superb video themselves. 

The Saints captioned the video "Are we doing this right?" and the answer is definitely yes, but the extravagant over the top piece did actually announce a new one-year deal for former Villa goalkeeper Stuart Taylor. 

The video may have alluded to a grander new addition with speed-boats and armed security officers but there is no doubt former Villa stopper Taylor will be overjoyed by such effort to announce his contract extension at St Mary's. 

We’ll add you to the What’s App group guys, nice one! 

Worst football ever?

You would only perhaps witness scenes like this in your local Sunday league nowadays. 

However, don’t be mistaken as this is in fact a clash between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers! 

City’s 2-1 victory at Loftus Road back in 1993 was mostly forgotten, until it started getting shared by numerous accounts on Twitter this week for all the wrong reasons. 

Italian football magazine L’Ultimo Uomo have voted it the worst 20 seconds of football ever. 

Do we agree with them? We’ll let you decide…

Joins Madrid and can’t do kick-ups?

Real Madrid’s new signing Theo Hernandez did not exactly give loyal Madrid fans the wow factor on his unveiling. 

Hernandez was officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player a week ago in a €20m transfer, making the switch from cross-city rivals Atletico.

It's become customary at Real that when you are unveiled to the world you do a few keepy-uppies to try impress the fans and prove you’re worth the money. 

Unfortunately, Hernandez clearly hadn't been practicing his keep-uppies record for a while as he could only comfortably complete four before allowing the ball to run away from him. 

Better luck next time!

Bilbao solidarity

The whole Athletic Bilbao squad have shaved their heads in solidarity with one of their team-mates who has just undergone chemotherapy for the first time. 

Defender Yeray Alvarez, 22, was first diagnosed with testicular cancer last year and underwent surgery in December but there was found to be an irregularity in his results. 

Alvarez has since begun his treatment, with his teammates vowing to stand beside him every step of the way. 

Best of luck in your battle Yaray, the football family is with you!


James Jeavons
By @AVFCOfficial 17th July 2017