Sunday League Samba.
Cast your mind back a few weeks; we mentioned that one Sunday league team would have the chance to sign legendary Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos for a fiver, which, these days, wouldn’t even get you a pint in a lot of the pubs that these teams represent. The competition was run by eBay, who wanted to show that their marketplace isn’t just for buying second-hand t-shirts, it can also be for buying a bald bloke with a left foot like a traction engine. This weekend, Roberto made his return to the game, pulling on the famous maroon shirt of Shropshire-based Bull in the Barne. He even bagged a peno – admittedly after shanking a free kick out for a throw, but he’s 48 now, give him a break. Sadly, Barne lost 4-3. But they lived up to the age-old motto of any self-respecting Sunday league team, ‘win or lose, we’re on the booze’, and went to the local with their temporary teammate – plus Chris Kamara, who wasn’t invited but just turned up with an unplugged mic – to hammer some John Smith’s and Facetime Sergio Ramos. Legendary stuff. Although Roberto did get a bottle of Bud, which is absolutely criminal.Read Original Story