Everton’s Andy Johnson has pulled out of the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2008 qualifying matches against Macedonia and Croatia. The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in the last minute of Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Man City. A great shame for England, ’cause he’s in fine form right now. Charlton’s Darren Bent will […]
That Joey. In the words of Captain Mannering, he’s football’s ultimate stupid boy. Still, I hope the FA don’t punish him for this, because as you can see in this video clip, it’s hardly up there with Cantona’s flying karate kick.
Police are to investigate television pictures which showed Manchester City‘s Joey Barton exposing his backside to Everton fans after yesterday’s match. The BBC reports that Barton could face police and disciplinary action over the incident. Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce suggested (quite bizarrely) that the incident may have been due to jibes about his side’s […]
Who is the best player in the Premiership? By ‘best’ I don’t mean ‘most talented’ or ‘most skilful’ â€“ I mean ‘most valueable’. According to the Actim Index â€“ the FA Premier League’s official player rating, based on just about every stat there is â€“ the best player currently playing in the top-flight isâ€¦ Andy […]
When you are 2-0 down to your arch-rivals with seconds left to play, surely pride stops you from wanting to concede any more goals. This makes Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina‘s decision to play an injury-time game of hot potato with Andy Johnson even more bizarre. Everton fans, I am sure, could watch this comedy goal […]
‘I would have gone almost anywhere just to get away from David Moyes. If no-one had come in I would have joined Newcastle,’ Wayne Rooney ‘wrote’ in My Story So Far, his autobiography serialised in The Daily Mail. Rooney continues: ‘To me he appeared overbearing; just wanting to control people. I suppose being young and […]
Video compilation of Marco Materazzi in action. Boy, he makes Duncan Ferguson look like Nigel Clough â€“ he’s also the type of committed, panto villain player who fans love/love to hateâ€¦
Having consulted lip-reading experts, I can exclusively reveal what Marco Materazzi said to wind up Zinedine Zidane during last night’s World Cup final (see video below). If you look closely, you’ll see that the Italian hardman definitely said: ‘I played alongside Craig Short for Evertonâ€¦ beat that Jean-Luc Picardâ€¦’ UPDATE: In all seriousness, French sports […]