With daily routines now a thing of the past and the lives, and work habits, of many taking a dramatic shift, CasinoBeats is taking a few minutes out to enjoy a few of the brighter, quirky and touching moments that social media has served up in the last week.
So if you like a good lucky story, fancy a giggle or two or simply need any kind of sporting fix to get over the wave of cancellations, we hope the below satisfies those cravings.
Ronaldo, stick that down your pipe!
Once a highly regarded and talented centre forward, Dean Ashton’s footballing career unfortunately came to premature end in 2009 when the then West Ham United striker was forced into retirement due to injury.
Here the ex-Crewe Alexandra and Norwich City frontman watches back a selection of his best strikes while plying his trade with the Hammers, as sons Ethan, 12, and Lucas, 9, play pundit.
“Those red boots… They look terrible on you, dad!” ?@TheDeanAshton watches back his West Ham United goals with his two sons, Ethan (12) and Lucas (9). This is a must watch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Gpi53Xbnzg
— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 20, 2020
World War Two veteran Owen saw his 101st birthday party cancelled due to coronavirus, so a picture emanated on social media with one simple wish. Despite surpassing that with flying colours, I’m sure he’d appreciate one or two more well wishes.
That’s a shocker
SBC Towers is filled with fanatical football fans and despite all the rivalries that exist one commonality remains consistent, we, like many many others, love to see a horror miss. So sit back and enjoy the following 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
? A collection of absolute horror misses to pass two minutes and 40 seconds of lockdown time… pic.twitter.com/HUwBJ9eQoA
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) March 24, 2020
Fancy a trip to Iceland?
Proposing is equally one of the gratifying and terrifying moments all rolled into one, but what would you do if all those carefully laid plans were unexpected cancelled? Take note…
The show must go on
Self-isolation, quarantine and/or lockdown can play havoc with those daily training regimes, however, the individuals in the following two videos have a novel idea to combat that depending on the size of your budget.
This isolation goalkeeper training drill is brilliant ?
(via @TheSJTobin) pic.twitter.com/cuZ5Yonq2W
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2020
This too shall pass
CasinoBeats’ home city of Manchester is no stranger to recent devastation, with the city’s Northern Quarter frequently adorned with good look messages in the form of graffiti. We are proud to say it has not disappointed this week.
Last year the Rugby League family rallied after Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Charity events have continued aplenty since, with one most recent effort seeing Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby, and longtime team-mate of Burrow, Kevin Sinfield completing a solo marathon.
Wow, just wow! Kevin Sinfield runs a marathon on his own in support if his great friend @Rob7Burrow and achieves a personal best!! If you feel you can sponsor him go to https://t.co/5O51ysGoYK https://t.co/WQuHBPmOZ5
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 22, 2020