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You are England so you have to speak English.” No wonder Lassana Diarra couldn’t wait to quit Chelsea. Just look at this relentless bullying. Apparently Geremi is Diarra’s father!

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1 Arsenal will fancy their chances of winning the Champions League now. It was an incredible victory for them.

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Pies analyses possible reasons why Arsenal captain William Gallas chose to hold a sit down protest in the centre circle after the draw with Birmingham at the weekend.
1 Laziness
It could just be that he was worn out after the match
2 World peace
An old favourite. Lennon may play for Spurs, but Willie Gallas can still do his bit.
3 Campaign for comfier football pitches
Gallas raises awareness that Premier League football pitches are not very comfortable to sit on. Maybe more players would enjoy a nice sit down at full-time if the pitches were more cushioned.

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Thankfully over the course of the weekend the needless posturing that followed Eduardo’s horrific leg-break against Birmingham seems to have settled down. The thoughts of Pies and every right thinking football fan are with the little Croatian-Brazilian as he battles to save his career. I have watched the stomach-churning footage of the incident a few times and it is clear that Martin Taylor did not intend to inflict the injury on Eduardo.

Cesc bats away Mr CNN’s questions with the expertise of a veteran politician. Links: Arsenal Pies

I noted with interest that Arseblogger doesn’t seem massively bothered about tonight’s Arsenal vs Milan game. He writes: ‘Personally I’m a bit indifferent about the CL this season, it would be nice for the lads to have a good run, but I’ve got all eyes (yes, I said “all”) on the league title this season.’ […]

I always like to see one of the big four taken down a peg, and so I smiled when both Arsenal and Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup at the weekend. The manner of their defeats was very different. The Gooners might have expected to lose at Old Trafford, but even their fans must […]

This video shows Manchester United’s Nani showing off his circus tricks against Arsenal. Unsurprisingly the Arsenal players start to get a teeny bit frustrated.

For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor – who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist – did the damage, but Rovers made them work for it, even if there was only ever […]

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There’s no such thing as an overhit pass – only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

79494592.jpgFootball is a team game, but it’s amazing how much of an effect one individual can have on his ten team-mates. Witness Jimmy Bullard’s match-winning performance for Fulham against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon. His return from a long-term injury has lifted everyone at the club; it’s no coincidence that Fulham struggled in Bullard’s absence.

This spoof movie trailer shows Emmanuel Eboue performing his diplomatic duties from afar.

Well, there’s no doubt which is the plum tie in the draw for the FA Cup fifth round – Arsenal‘s trip to Old Trafford to play Man Utd. To my mind, that fixture just increases the chances that Arsenal will end the season trophyless – it’s not been a great couple of weeks for the […]

Jonathan Woodgate looked all set to move from ‘Boro to Spurs, but it seems Arsenal may have gazumped their north-London rivals at the eleventh hour. The Guardian reports that the Gunners ‘have also agreed a fee with Middlesbrough for the England international’. Wow, I didn’t see that coming. When I heard that a third club […]

Wow, who is Emmanuel Adebayor sleeping with at the FA? The Togolese striker faced a retrospective red card and a three-match ban for violent conduct after causing a cut across team-mate Nicklas Bendtner’s nose during the Carling Cup defeat at Tottenham on Tuesday night, but somehow – don’t ask me how – he has escaped […]

By Ollie Irish, Pies Ed. For all its Mickey Mouse reputation, the Carling Cup (aka League Cup, for old-school football fans) has enjoyed one of the finest weeks in its history – its stock has never been so high. Fans, managers, the media, everyone (bar Arsenal fans) seems to be taking it semi-seriously. And all […]

In the wake of ‘Arsenal Fight Club’ (aka the silly bust-up between Nicklas Bendtner and Manu Adebayor), I thought it would be interesting to ask, who do you think is Arsenal’s hardest player? Adebayor and Bendtner are both big, strong lads, but is there anyone in Arsenal’s current squad who could take them in a […]

The Daily Balls

January 24th, 2008

This morning’s five hottest football stories, rumours and lies: 1. Middlesbrough are happy to sell injury-prone Jonathan Woodgate to Newcastle Utd or Spurs. ‘Boro will want to recoup the £7m they paid to Real Madrid though. Independent 2. Arsene Wenger has been on the phone, offering Theo Walcott to any Premier League club that can […]

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is the subject of an FA probe after allegedly headbutting team-mate Nicklas Bendtner during the Gunners 5-1 Carling Cup defeat to Tottenham on Tuesday night. Surprisingly Arsene Wenger – renowned for his astute observations of his players misdemeanors – said: “I did not know anything about it. I didn’t see it.”

Perhaps this will raise a smile on every Gooner who is suffering today…

Spot the difference… More Shit Lookalikes

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First up, some reaction from the big Arsenal blogs…
‘[Spurs] obviously had the momentum and once that’s going it’s hard to turn it around. They’re still an awful bunch of cockfisters though, singing that song about Arsene and throwing stuff at Cesc as he tried to take a corner. No amount of goals wins you any amount of class.’ Arseblog

Arsenal were one game away from a Wembley final, but Arsene Wenger stuck to his guns and played his ‘Carling Cup kids’ (not exactly kids, but a weaker team than he could have started with, anyway) at White Hart Lane. We all saw what happened. And, let’s face it, Spurs could have scored eight or […]

Can’t wait for the official DVD to appear. For now, this will do the job. Via 101GreatGoals