Gender equality yet to reach Russia, clearly “If my wife’s car drive into group of gypsies, will there be any damage to car? Very nice!” God love Andrey Arshavin and his old-school, Borat-esque sexism. In an interview with the Daily Mail this week, the Russian refused an opportunity to at least pretend that he thinks […]
Ouch, that is nasty This is a leaked photo (montage) of Arsenal’s away kit for the 2009/10 season. First thing you notice…Â it’s blue, like the sort of blue worn by bitter rivals Spurs. Second thing you notice, it looks cheap and nasty. That’s what I think, anyway. Some of you might dig the colour and […]
Arsenal lose again, Chelsea bounce back In the wake of Tom Henning Ovrebo-Gate, I thought Chelsea might suffer more when it came to this battle of the Champions League losers, but I was way wrong. Guus Hiddink’s team came to north London and stuffed Arsenal on their own patch, to cap a truly crappy week […]
RTE pundits > all other pundits As ever, RTE’s excellent gang of football experts shame the likes of Messrs Lawrenson, Townsend and Claridge. Favourite moment: when Souey asks Dunphy which clubs he has managed. Bold chat there, Graeme -Â your managerial track record isn’t very good. More classic Dunphy: Calling BBC pundits “clowns” Slagging off Cristiano […]
Who will win the battle of the Champions League bridesmaids? Someone got busy on Photoshop. A smug Man Utd fan, perhaps? [Thanks to Jamironad for the tip] Seen any more funny football virals? Drop me a line, Pies would love to hear from you
Ex-ref says Roberto Rosetti was right to show red card to Man Utd player That’s right folks, Poll says Fletcher deserved to be sent off in last night’s CL semi. The Scot will now miss the final. In his Daily Mail column, Poll wrote:
May taste bitter… It’s a moist sponge cake coated with disappointment and filled with false hope. Delicious.
Yah, real good now One likes pancakes, killing people and Marlboro cigarettes. The other is Arsenal’s goalkeeper. Thanks to Kipp for this one. Yah. More Shit Lookalikes
The best reaction to United’s walk in the park “It was 11 men against 11 babies. We never doubted ourselves.” Patrice Evra gets cocky after the event “It is the most disappointing night of my career. I felt the fans were really up for a big night and to disappoint people who stand behind the […]
Last night’s game reviewed in handy list format 1. What sound does a one-armed man clapping make? Or the sound of a massive anticlimax? I imagine it’s similar to the noise inside the Emirates after 11 minutes, when the game was effectively killed off by C-Ron’s 40-yard free-kick (great strike but Manuel Almunia should have […]
Gooners, look away now My 10 conclusions on the match coming soon…
Twenty-five minutes into last night’s Champions League semi final, Arsenal’s manager faces the harsh reality that his team is not yet good enough to compete at the highest level.
What does Arsenal’s gaffer know that no one else does?
He’s a baby, baby BABY! A couple of days late on this, I know, but then we’ve only went live on Friday. Cut me some slack here. Oh, and enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
The high-rollers meet in Monte Carlo for draw
1. Liverpool are going to struggle. In their current form and up against PSV Eindhoven, Marseille and Atletico Madrid, it could spell trouble.
Musings on last night’s European action
1. Liverpool have got problems. There is no fluidity or shape to the side and Rafa Benitez doesn’t seem to know how to turn the situation around.
With the startling news in the wake of defeat Fulham that Arsene Wenger doesn’t like excuses, we look at six of his best rational explanations
1.”I did not see it.”
Arsenal star embarrassed in restaurant Cesc Fabregas was dining out with two female friends at Soho club Studio Valbonne when his bill of almost Â£300 arrived. A witness said: “He tried one card, it failed. Then another. It failed again. After much faffing he sent an aide out to get cash.”
Who’s going where, and who’s not going anywhere… Baked-bean head Mikael Silvestre was reportedly undergoing a medical at Man City when he was informed that Arsene Wenger wished to sign him. ‘Silvestre immediately abandoned the medical and hurtled down the M1 to meet Gunners boss Wenger and discuss terms,’ The Sun claims. Hope he stuck […]
Arsenal off to a winning start in the Champions League Scrappy first goal, neat set-up by Walcott for the second. Job done, can’t see Twente coming back from that, although as I said in the post below, Arsenal were far from convincing. And apologies for the dire soundtrack – who thinks it’s a good idea […]
Arsenal flatter to deceive, Steve McClaren stays a loser On the face of it, this is a very solid result for Arsenal. But in truth they were second-best to Twente for long periods of this scrappy game – 1-1 would have been a more realistic scoreline. Goals by Billy Gallas and Emmanuel Adeboyor did the […]
Gooners decimated by injury for tonight’s qualifier Arsenal go into the first leg of their CL qualifier without nine members of his first-team squad. The missing players are: Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Samir Nasri (knee), Kolo Toure (hip), Philippe Senderos (hamstring), Tomas Rosicky (thigh), Eduardo da Silva (ankle), Abou Diaby (thigh), Amaury Bischoff (groin), Alex Song […]
Today’s late-summer snacks Man Utd close in on Dimitar Berbatov. He’ll be a United player in the next 48 hours [Sun] Man City boss Mark Hughes has dismissed reports he is set to quit Eastlands amid rumours that Thaksin is trying to sell players behind his back [BBC] Cesc Fabregas did his hamstring in training, […]
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 […]