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   Wednesday, 27 November, 2002, 18:14 GMT
Funny Old Year
David Seaman
Oops, I did it again

The Queen experienced hers a couple of years back, but 2002 was truly David Seaman's annus horribilus.

England's 'number one' had more balls over his head than a juggling troupe - and even a trim of his famous pony-tail failed to do the trick.

Seaman's only saving grace came courtesy of his daughter's obsession with Teletubbies, which prevented him seeing the constant replays of that free kick.

Football Crazy
Manchester United misfit Juan Veron was another who admitted to a Tubby fixation - although Laa-Laa and Tinky Winky probably make more sense than a Fergie team talk.

Unlike Veron, Ronaldo enjoyed a glorious World Cup - even if he didn't manage to score off the pitch.

A 40-day nookie ban for the Brazilian players worked wonders, with the buck-toothed boy gleefully announcing after the final that he would "be having sex in a few moments".

Ronaldo didn't do so well on the haircut front, his bizarre triangle creation vying with David Beckham's dead chicken and Christian Ziege's landing strip for football's worst barnet.

Thank God for David Seaman, they chorused.

Elsewhere, an excited dairy farmer named one of his herd Beckham. Still, no more ridiculous than calling your second-born Romeo.

Meanwhile, in the land of the suits, Keith Harris left the FA (Orville is tipped to return as chief executive) - and the good people of Hartlepool elected the football club's monkey mascot H'Angus as mayor.

Oh Brother!

Talking of muppets, Big Brother once again captured the public's imagination, as women with dodgy haircuts screamed at one another on late night television.

Or was that the curling final?

Out on the golf course, Jonathan Byrd indulged in a bit of fore-play with his girlfriend - and promptly picked up his first USPGA Tour win.

Byrd smacked his tee-shot into Amanda Talley's back in the final round of the Buick Open.

It bounced off to give him a favourable lie and a lead he would never relinquish. Just shows - it always pays to watch the birdie.

At Wimbledon, Serena Williams romped to victory despite seemingly coming straight from a nightclub.

If you preferred to get a few Zs in, snooker was the place to be.

Hairy moments
Poor old Graeme Dott was docked two frames in the China Open after failing to hear two alarm clocks, while in the LG Cup, the match between Steve Davis and Alan McManus was stopped because a spectator was snoring.

Nothing personal, of course, lads.

Everyone was put to sleep by Formula One this year - even the 'amusing' dead heat planned by Schumacher and Barrichello was an unqualified disaster.

Thankfully the Commonwealth Games raised a titter, in the shape of intrepid Kenyan cyclists George and Arthur - who went for a practice ride on the M61.

Luckily, they came away unharmed - which is more than can be said for Seaman.

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