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  • Obscene season ticket prices to be slashed? February 26th, 2007 Arsenal

    News reaches us that Premiership chairmen are going to be forced into cutting ‘obscene’ ticket prices because fans have just about had enough of being the victims of daylight robbery every weekend, and as a result, football has reached a tipping point. Two top-flight chairmen have expressed the same view, both of whom predict price […]

  • Kit Parade: Bayer Leverkusen February 14th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    Blackburn‘s Uefa Cup opponents Bayer Leverkusen favour this little red number from the house of Adidas. The kit is similar in style to the Germany national kit. The hand that appears to be groping the wearer’s left breast belongs to energy company RWE. You can buy the kit from Kitbag for £44.99 by clicking here. […]

  • Blackburn’s Ryan Nelsen gets his arse drilled February 1st, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen has revealed that only allowing a surgeon to take a drill to his backside put an end to his nine-month injury layoff. In what sounds like a fairly gruesome procedure, the 29-year-old had his buttock sliced open and holes drilled in a bone so that his hamstring could be reattached. […]

  • Horror Hair – Noel Brotherston January 26th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    We’re in the middle of a ginger afro fetish at the moment at Pies. There have been a few over the years, but surely no-one can match the mighty bonce of Noel Brotherston. Noel was a tricky winger, and graced the flanks of Spurs, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, and Scarborough, and won 27 international caps for […]

  • Pub Debate: Would you go for Champions League football and a top four club, or double your money for a relegation scrap? January 23rd, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    Lucas Neill has decided on the latter. Despite interest from Barcelona after his impressive World Cup and a contract on the table from Liverpool, Neill has made the distinctly sideways move from Blackburn Rovers to West Ham. The reason? If we are to believe the rumours the Hammers will be paying the Australian international £60,000 […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Cult hero: Mark Hughes January 17th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    When people look back on great players, one name is often omitted. That name is Mark Hughes. ‘Sparky’ had spells at Barca (where they called him Leslie), Bayern as well as spells at Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Blackburn. However, it’s his time at ManYoo where he’ll be remembered best for his explosive finishes… and curly […]

  • Souness confirms bid of £20m for Wolves January 9th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    When I heard that Graham Souness was to take control of Wolves, I naturally thought it would be something like a fight to the death with an entire pack. Well, it isn’t. Old pig heart, Graeme Souness, has claimed that he’s made a £20m bid to take control of Wolves, despite the club denying the […]

  • Rapper The Game is a Blackburn Rovers fan December 19th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Rapper The Game supports Blackburn Rovers and is apparently planning to watch his team play next year. The Los Angeles-born artist, famous as much for his feud with 50 Cent as for his Grammy-nominated album, has revealed he has a soft spot for the Lancashire side. I’m not sure why exactly he supports Rovers, but […]

  • Spurs to play behind closed doors and other UEFA Cup news December 15th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Tottenham have been drawn against Feyenoord in the last 32 of the Uefa Cup – a repeat of the 1974 final that the Dutch side won 4-2 on aggregate, but may not be able attend the away match. The Uefa Cup game could be held behind closed doors because of possible disciplinary action against the […]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • Newcastle drawn in Uefa Cup Group of Death October 3rd, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    The draw for the group stages of this season’s Uefa Cup has just been made, and the remaining British clubs all face tricky assignments. Newcastle Utd have been drawn in the toughest group, Group H, along with Palermo (who demolished West Ham), Celta Vigo (solid Spanish team), Fenerbahce (always a tough place to visit) and […]

  • Wayne Rooney decks a drunken Michael Gray over Colleen insults September 8th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Wayne Rooney floored Blackburn Rovers defender Michael Gray (pictured) with one punch at a Manchester nightclub after one too many suggestive comments about his fiancee Colleen McLoughlin. The Sun reports that Rooney – who was set for a career in boxing if he hadn’t made the grade as a footballer – did not even stand […]

  • Ben Thatcher’s elbow strikes again September 4th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Ah. Ben Thatcher. A misunderstood genius or absolute cock? It’s the latter isn’t it? Well, We all know about Thatcher’s assault on Mendes and his elbow on a certain son of a Man Citeh legend has reared its head again. Oh, not to mention the Chinese player who suffered a punctured lung after meeting the […]

  • Uefa Cup draw: Spurs and Hearts both face trips to Prague August 25th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    The Uefa Cup – does anyone care these days? Yes, if you’re team’s in with a chance of winning it. So for fans of Spurs, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham, Hearts, Rangers and Derry, here’s how the first-round draw looks (ties played on 14/28 Sept): Levadia Tallinn (Estonia) v Newcastle UtdMolde FK (Norway) v RangersDerry City […]

  • From clogger to librero: the rebirth of Lucas Neill July 7th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    The World Cup can work miracles for a player’s reputation. Take Blackburn’s Lucas Neill: Pre-Germany he was a no-nonsense right-back, renowned only for breaking Jamie Carragher’s leg – now, after four composed performances at centre-back for Australia, Neill is suddenly the Aussie Beckenbauer. If you’d have told me before the World Cup began that Barcelona […]