Everton Starlet Shane Duffy Passes His Theory Test At 11th Attempt…Yep, 11th

Alan Duffy

20th, April 2012


By Alan Duffy

“What’s the stopping distance at 60mph in the rain again?”

Yeah sure, there’s a lot more sordid news concerning footballers doing the rounds today, but in an antidote to all the sleaze and criminality, we bring you an inspirational tale of dedication and mental strength.

Irish youngster Shane Duffy Tweeted today that he had passed his driving theory test, and good luck to him. However, the fact that the Everton only managed to make the grade after 11 attempts doesn’t bode well for his practical, does it? Indeed, it could be sometimes ’til he’s cruising the streets of Liverpool in an over-sized armour-plated Range Rover or some such footballery motor. Here’s the celebratory Tweet…

By the way, Duffy is another one of those Irish players to switch allegiance from Northern Ireland to the Republic, a move which resulted in the centre-half getting a call up to the senior squad in February.

Anyway, good luck with the practical test, young Duffy. And remember, if at first you don’t succeed, then try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try again.

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  1. Gooneriano says:

    Haha! Poor lad. Congratulations goes to him. But Alan, you put in one too many “try’s”. Alan Duffy/Shane Duffy. Maybe you guys are related :-p

  2. Professor Erno Breastpinchd says:

    When I did my basic 125cc motor bike test I went over the handlebars and ran myself over with the bike…

    And still passed. God knows how you fail that exam.

  3. Cosa says:

    Doing his best to bury the stereotype that footballers are slightly less mentally capable than staplers

  4. big mean bunny says:

    he must be thick as shit to have failed that many times, not helping the stereotype of footballers and Irish people being a bit dim!

  5. Hey ma, get off tha dang roof! says:

    Absolutely perfect picture.

  6. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Typical footballer, idiot.

  7. usrick says:

    Bad enough he needed 11 tries to pass the test – why on earth would he broadcast the fact via Twitter?

  8. Lorenzo says:

    At least he’s happy

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think he got his tatts to remember which side of the road to drive on….!!

  10. werderbremen_rulez says:

    How come they let you take the test 11 times? Like, is it possible to fail 20 times and still pass??? This is not right, really.

    Liverpoolers, better watch out!

  11. Eoin2012 says:

    Big mean bunny are you for real? English people are IDIOTS! David Beckham is one example good with money and selling himself but is absolutley THICK! Fuck England

  12. PatBlueIre says:


    Exactly…stupid prick bunny… Does he even realise you should put a capital at the start of a sentence. Jeez English people eh

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