I have no idea what a Globe Soccer Award is, but Frank Lampard got one this weekend, so I care just a little bit. At first, it seems like it's just some random award backed by big money from Dubai, but their ideals speak of lofty goals like bringing the football world together and showing that the global game is about "integration, loyalty, fair play and respect." Or buying influence and legitimacy through money and awards.
Other winners on the night included Lionel Messi, Jorge Mendes (best agent!), Marc Wilmots, and several others. This is the sixth edition of the Awards; Jose Mourinho won one a few years ago for "Greatest media attraction in world football". At least their categories are interesting.
In more legitimate accomplishment news, Petr Čech has finally broken the Premier League clean sheets record in Arsenal's 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth on Monday. It was the 170th clean sheet in his Premier League career, his 8th of the season, to add to the 162 he collected in his Chelsea career.
We had hoped Big Pete would get there in Chelsea colors, but he had to cross the line over to the enemy for the missing 5%. Now that he's done it and broken David James's record, he can stop being good and execute Order 33-1 to sink Arsenal's title hopes.
Velká gratulace, Petr!