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.

Birthday wishes

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.

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 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.

Marathon man

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.