History, history tells us, has a strange way of folding in on itself at times. On December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee was the massacre of more than 200 men, women and children of the Lakota by the US 7th Cavalry Regiment.
On February 3, 2015, wounded knee was used by Harry Redknapp as a reason to leave Queens Park Rangers. “I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks,” he said.
There has as yet been no corroboration of reports that it was more an operation to save face after Tony Fernandez suffered a sprained wallet than ’Arry ’aving a dodgy patella.
In another twist of history, two years after being let go as Hoops manager, Stoke boss Mark Hughes beat his former club in what turned out to be not-so ’Appy ’Arry ’s final match in charge of QPR, one that brought their win-less away streak to a record 11 games.
And on the centenary of Stanley Matthews’s birth, 31-year-old Republic of Ireland-hitman Jon Walters made history by being the first Stoke player to get a hat-trick in the Premier League era on his 200th appearance for City.
Arsenal turned back the clock by bulging the onion bag five times in a match for the first time since January 23, 2013 – 110 games – in a 5-0 victory over Aston Villa at the Emirates
But in an outcome of more historical importance than all these, Sivly Kloung of Bayon FC became the first manager in recent memory to win a Fantasy Football Gameweek with a Stoke striker – to the annoyance of scholars who now have to rewrite the history books.
Sivly’s incredible prescience in picking Potters’ Star Man Walters for 19 points helped earn him $20 Cellcard phone credit. He also had Gooners midfielder Santiago Cazorla as captain for 34 points (a goal and two assists for 17), Spurs striker Harry Kane with 13 points for scoring two and a Cazorla colleague, rookie right-back Hector Bellerin, for 12, Another Dream Teamer of note was yet another Arsenal player, midfielder Mesut Ozil, who accrued 13 points for a goal and an assist.
Vicheth Lne was the Facebook competition winner and wins $5 Cellcard credit for correctly guessing that Eden Hazard would bag the highest points tally in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with title rivals Manchester City.
Gameweek 24 will be played over the weekend, with the standout tie being the north London derby of Tottenham versus Arsenal.