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Special One prefers Stevie G to Lamps That’s right folks – when asked by the Daily Telegraph to choose his Fantasy Football XI, Jose Mourinho picked Stevie G in midfield ahead of Frank Lampard. Jose’s other favourite Englishman, John Terry, didn’t make the cut either. Mourinho did select two Chelsea players: Ricardo Carvalho and Michael […]

Galaxy do fine impression of collapsing star Well that went well. Ruud Gullit’s Hollywood adventure lasted all of nine months, in which time he again proved that great players don’t necessarily make great managers. Gullit resigned – was he pushed? – and has been replaced temporarily by assistant coach Cobi Jones (the one who looks […]

The Super Shirt Quiz

August 12th, 2008

Name the six clubs. Some shirts are current, others older Answers below:

Who’s the No.1 name on your fantasy team-sheet? If you are playing a Prem fantasy football competition this season, which goalies should you be scouting? Pies chooses six of the best: 1. Pepe Reina (Liverpool) Pros The Spanish slaphead is established as Rafa’s No.1 stopper, so you know he’ll play in every league game, if […]

German girl takes one for the team He shoots… he misses… oh no he doesn’t. [With Leather]

United desperately need another forward. But who? C-Ron is out for two months, Louis Saha is made of glass, Fraizer Campbell is too raw… the attacking back-up to Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney – neither of whom are orthodox strikers – looks thin indeed. From a fan’s eye view, we all know that Man Utd […]

Monday’s football brunch Steven Gerrard enjoys some groin love [The Spoiler] Man City boss Mark Hughes furious after Thaskin Shinawatra tries to sell Vedran Corluka and Stephen Ireland behind his back [Mirror] Arsene Wenger will be without injured Abou Diaby (thigh strain) for at least the first month of the season [Mail] Video highlights from […]

Watch Pompey choke at Wembley… Dire penalties by Lassana Diarra and Glen Johnson. Seriously, would you trust Glen Johnson in a penalty shoot-out? Bonus vid Watch Tottenham’s 5-0 demolition of AS Roma below…

United toothless up front but still claim first silverware of season Man Yoo owned Pompey for most of the game, but their lack of finishing power meant the game went all the way to pens. At which time Pompey totally gift-wrapped the trophy and handed it to the Prem champions – ‘Arry’s team could only […]

One of the best Charity Shields of all time A seven-goal thriller from back in the days of King Eric, to whet your appetite for this Sunday’s Community Shield between Man Utd and Portsmouth. What’s that? You have no appetite for this Sunday’s Community Shield. We know how you feel.

The Super Shirt Quiz

August 8th, 2008

Name the six clubs from the photos. Some are current strips, some from back in the day Answers below…

Olympic ladeez in the house Highlights from the opening round of matches: wins for Norway (against the mighty USA) and hosts China, and a goalless draw between Germany and Brazil in a rematch of the last Women’s World Cup final. Click on the image below to launch the gallery…

Giving new meaning to term “waterlogged pitch” Spotted at Machochip

Friday’s fun-sized selection Stevie G’s missus named new Queen of the WAGs by Tatler magazine [Kickette] Chelsea table £19.7m bid for Real Madrid’s Brazilian striker Robinho. Good luck with that [BBC] Aston Villa invest in a new pair of full-backs: Nicky Shorey (left) and Luke Young (right) [Independent] Rafa Benitez: this is my best Liverpool […]

The best pics from the first round of matches in Beijing Brazil, Argentina and Italy all began their Olympic campaign with good wins. Hosts China could only manage a draw against New Zealand. Click on the image below to launch the gallery…

Much Adu about nothing Bradley 1-0 Adu.

Today’s top football stories, with added mayo West Ham United and Fredrik Ljungberg have parted company, with the Swede just one year into a four-year contract [Guardian] Referee Mark Clattenburg has been suspended pending enquiries into reports regarding his alleged debts [BBC] Iain Dowie’s long-term future as QPR manager remains in serious doubt following a […]

The things footballers do… The Offside Rules has unearthed a great vid of Feilhaber miming to Jordin Sparks’ poptastic hit “No Air”. Of course, Benny had to film himself doing it. Watch the video

Once again, the four British home nations couldn’t agree on sending a GB football team to the Oympics… …But if they did agree to merge the nations, which non-English players would make the squad (bear in mind that all of the squad has to be 23 years old or younger, bar three players)? Here are […]

United draw blank against Claudio Ranieri’s team Cristiano Ronaldo’s ankle, Wayne Rooney’s virus, plus injuries to Gary Neville, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Carrick and Ji-Sung Park have left Fergie with selection issues ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Portsmouth at Wembley. The United manager’s alarming lack of attacking options – buy a striker, man! – […]

Spurs racing car to compete against other European football clubs Tottenham Hotspur are the first Premier League club to sign up to compete in the new Superleague Formula racing series. Spurs will line up alongside teams such as AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, Sevilla and Glasgow Rangers. “England was one of the final pieces of the […]

Scottish giants out of Europe already Rangers slumped to a dismal 2-1 defeat at FBK Kaunas, meaning their European campaign is over in August – there is no drop into the Uefa Cup to fall back on. Honestly, if you can’t beat a mediocre team from Lithuania at home, you don’t deserve anything – thing […]

Beck stays on the fence, avoids Fergie’s wrath In which our David adds his two cents to the Neverending Story that is the C-Ron transfer saga. And no, we don’t know why he’s holding a surfboard.

Top of the morning to you… West Ham reject Tottenham’s £15m offer for Dean Ashton. Spurs dodged a bullet there [Guardian] The C-Ron saga is finally over, says Fergie. The boy’s staying [BBC] The long-term future of Man City is in doubt after it emerged that owner Thaksin Shinawatra has explored the possibility of selling […]