As a bus snakes its way out of Lyon in the dead of night, four Saint-ÃÂtienne players gather around a table to watch a YouTube clip on a MacBook Pro, the screenÃ¢ÂÂs brightness lighting up the smiles on their ecstatic faces. Its owner is sat fidgeting in front of the keyboard, pressing play, then rewind over and over again with childish abandon.
The Newport County player overhit the ball, which spun over the pitchside hoarding and landed squarely on a plastic table by the refreshment bar. It hit a cup of tea, splattering the contents over its owner, a wheelchair-bound Hayes & Yeading Utd fan.
If disgruntled Manchester United fans had been forced to endure what poor old Valencia supporters have been through in recent years, then they would probably have gone to even more extraordinary measures to rage against the machine than changing the colour of their scarves.
Last weekend produced more surprises than most children get on Christmas morning, actually thatÃ¢ÂÂs not really saying a whole lot as nowadays as most teenagers already know theyÃ¢ÂÂre getting , an Xbox, a Wii and TV. thatÃ¢ÂÂs bigger than their parentstÃ¢ÂÂ car - that sort of thing.