Man still thinks he's slim

A MAN who has put on a fair bit of weight over the years still sees himself as a slim, attractive 20-something, it has emerged.

44-year-old Stephen Malley believes he has the physique of his younger self, despite many years of eating takeaways in a comfy chair and ever-increasing shirt sizes.

Malley said: “Sure, I’m a bit larger than before but I don’t think it’s noticeable if I stand up straight and don’t tuck my shirt in, which admittedly is a bit distressing.

“I certainly don’t let it stop me chatting to attractive younger women. If anything they seem to be more into me and really want to tell me about their problems.

“A few naysayers have hinted I’m a bit chunky now, but that’s just because I’m always standing in the wrong light, or I’ve got too many layers on.

“To be honest it doesn’t matter if I’ve put on a few pounds because my new skinny jeans are a workout in themselves.”

Friend Wayne Hayes said: “Stephen’s unshakeable self-belief would almost be inspiring if he wasn’t so obviously destined for an early, chub-related death.”

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How to be a nutter at your child's football match

ARE you a super-competitive mum or dad who will not tolerate failure by your six-year-old’s football team? Here’s how to intervene in an unhinged way.

Run up and down the touchline screaming like a lunatic

Kids’ football is just a bit of fun, right? WRONG. Run alongside the action shouting things like ‘CLOSE DOWN THAT BLOODY MIDFIELDER!’ they won’t actually understand.

Encourage professional fouls

Instruct your child to ruthlessly chop the legs from beneath players who might score as if they’re a Premier League player with a £19 million salary riding on it. Young bones heal quickly anyway.

Swear like it’s a real football match

Ignore any sense of place or normality and shout things like “FUCKING GET IN THERE!”. If the hapless little team loses, be sure to tell them they are a “USELESS BUNCH OF FUCKING WANKERS”, or worse.

Flip out and join in yourself

Rush onto the pitch and start playing really aggressively, scattering small children like an elephant on the rampage in a village. When you inevitably score, run around punching the air triumphantly. If another adult doesn’t intervene, lead your child’s team to a stunning 116-nil win.

Argue with the referee

Little Sara was CLEARLY offside when she was ineptly trying to kick the ball towards goal. Get right in the ref’s face and tell him he needs a pair of fucking glasses, even if he’s a kindly retiree who does actually wear glasses.

Deck a six-year-old

If a player on the other team annoys you, don’t let the fact that he’s six stop you getting into a bit of post-match argy-bargy with him. The other insanely competitive parents won’t criticise you, they’ll buy you a pint.