Top 10s & lists

Top 10s: Everybody loves a list. Footballing conclusions, opinions, ratings and run-downs all presented in a handy numerical ordering system.

  • 10 Champions League conclusions, quotes and titbits April 10th, 2007 Chelsea

    1 Manchester United v Roma and Valencia v Chelsea: two excellent matches in very different ways. I decided to watch Manchester United first half and Chelsea second half – a good call I reckon! 2 United were absolutely unstoppable. The pace and verve of their attacking play was out of this world. Cristiano Ronaldo was […]

  • The Tuesday 10: Jose Mourinho’s most arrogant quotes April 10th, 2007 Chelsea

    Just think how much less interesting the Premiership would be without Jose. 1 ‘Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.’ The quote that started it all, uttered not long after Mourinho had arrived at Chelsea, in 2004. 2 ‘If I wanted to have an easy job… […]

  • Top five Premiership goals from the Easter weekend April 10th, 2007 Arsenal

    1 Alan Mahon, Watford v Portsmouth Hit with his weaker left foot. Hate to see what he could do with his good foot. Unstoppable. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • MLS review: all the goals from the opening weekend. David Beckham, pay attention… April 9th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    Reigning champs Houston Dynamo couldn’t score against Becks’ LA Galaxy on opening weekend of the new MLS season. But neither could the Galaxy, so honours even for two of the league’s bigger names. Elsewhere, new boys Toronto flopped, suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of CD Chivas, while Chicago Fire downed New England Revolution […]

  • 5 Conclusions: PSV 0-3 Liverpool April 4th, 2007 Liverpool

    1 There are few sights in football as beautiful as a confident Peter Crouch doing his thing. It’s like watching an excitable baby giraffe taking its first steps. 2 Nicely bobbling ball, 25 yards out: John Arne Riise is the man you want! 3 We stuck our necks out after the last round and said […]

  • Top ten highest-paid footballers in the world April 2nd, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    Forbes has just released its list of the top ten best-paid footballers in the world. The list runs as follows: 1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona) Total earning: £16m The toothy Brazilian has overtaken David Beckham as football’s top earner. 2 David Beckham (Real Madrid) Total earning: £15.8m It’s been a long time since Becks occupied anything other […]

  • Top five quotes from Frank Lampard’s blog March 30th, 2007 Chelsea

    The always-excellent Kickette alerts us to the fact that Frank Lampard has his own blog, sponsored by Orange. It’s generally very bland but it does occasionally reveal some mildly interesting stuff about the World’s Second-best Player. Here are the top five pearls of wisdom from the pen of Super Frank (who incidentally is fit to […]

  • The 10 Greatest Football Books, part 2 March 27th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Here’s the second part of our Ten Greatest Football Books list. You can read part one here. My Father and Other Working-class Football Heroes, by Gary ImlachLike Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch, My Father… is more of a memoir than a straight football book. Imlach, whose face you may know from his time presenting TV coverage […]

  • 10 reasons why Ian Holloway should be appointed England manager March 26th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    1 He is not Steve McClaren.2 Even after a dull 0-0 bore draw with Israel, Ollie would still entertain us with his post-match interview. Whereas McClaren… 3 Ian Holloway could motivate a stone (although whether this is a big a feat as motivating a bunch of overpaid egotists is up for debate!)4 Ollie is happily […]

  • The 10 Greatest Football Books, part 1 March 20th, 2007 Kits & fashion

    Why waste your money on dull, cliché-ridden, ghost-written autobiographies by the likes of Fat Frank & Stevie G, when you could invest in a proper football book. Like this brilliant lot (in no particular order): Fever Pitch, by Nick HornbyI’m no Arsenal fan, but I still remember the first time I read Hornby’s brilliant and […]

  • Top five Premiership goals of the weekend March 19th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    Not a vintage weekend for Prem goals. Here are the five best… 1 Wayne Rooney, Man Utd v Bolton WanderersWonderful interplay between Messrs Ronaldo & Rooney, with a cheeky finish to boot. ManUtd_Bolton_2-0_768K_StreamUploaded by zamalektv You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Top 20 most slappable Premiership players March 14th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    Some players have faces that are crying out to be hit with a fierce jab-cross-uppercut combination, rather than the usual girly slaps dished out on the pitch. Here is our list of Premiership players who we’d like to slap down. 1 El-Hadji Diouf Bolton’s spitting striker is truly the king of slappable (is that even […]

  • Top Five Goals of the Weekend March 12th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    1 Ugo Ehiogu, Celtic v RangersIs that really Ugo Ehiogu? If so, where did he find the skill to manage this finish? Most out of character. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Top five Premiership goals of the weekend March 5th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    1 Dimitar Berbatov, West Ham v SpursA lovely, lovely free-kick from one of the Prem’s most stylish forwards. Even Paul ‘Kryten’ Konchesky couldn’t use his massive Skeletor head to keep it out of the net. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Goal of the month (global style) February 13th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    This compilation selects some of the best goals from around the world from January. Any favourites, Pies fans? [Via 101Greatgoals, Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 Conclusions: England 0-1 Spain February 8th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    1 I should have switched the TV off after the first three minutes. England’s exciting attacking play stopped shortly after this. 2 The new England kit really is awful.3 Peter Crouch cannot play up front by himself. He was impressive in holding the ball up but England’s attacks were too slow and predictable as a […]

  • 5 Unlikely football club owners January 9th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    As Graeme Souness bids to buy Wolverhampton Wanderers, Pies celebrates some of English football’s more unusual and colourful owners. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Baddiel and Skinner’s seven greatest football moments January 9th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    The poor sound quality on this video from Baddiel and Skinner‘s Fantasy Football is worth putting up with to see some excellent funny football moments, including a goalkeeper’s goal to put even Rogerio Ceni to shame. [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come […]

  • One reason why footballers on the front row of team photos should always be kneeling November 28th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    The beauty of Who Ate All The Pies compared to straight football news websites is that we can post a picture like the one below with no sign of an accompanying story purely because it’s funny! So while we will always keep you updated with our slant on all the latest football news, you can […]

  • 10 Conclusions from this weekend’s Premiership matches October 30th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 When you are as good as Wayne Rooney, you don’t just lose the ability to score goals overnight.2 Sometimes a couple of underrated Englishmen are better than two superstar Argentinians. Step forward Teddy Sheringham and Hayden Mullins.3 Sticking nine men in your penalty area and defending for dear life can be an effective method […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 60-51 October 27th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    After a bit of a mix-up yesterday, Pies’ 100 Greatest Premiership Players is firmly back on course. Today we bring you Nos. 60-51, which means we’re exactly halfway through our countdown. If you haven’t yet checked them out, here’s the list so far: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61. You have already read 4 premium articles for […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 70-61 October 26th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Another day, another ten Premiership greats for you to investigate. Thirty down (check out Nos 100-91, 90-81 & 80-71), 70 to go. Still no sign of the great Brian Deane though… Titus Bramble and Jean-Alain Boumsong, if you’re reading this, we can put you out of your misery now – you’ve not made the cut. […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 80-71 (again) October 26th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Thanks to a small clerical error, yesterday we published Nos. 70-61, rather than 80-71. So today we’re publishing the real 80-71. Yesterday’s post has been amended, so now you can check out the real 70-61. In other words, the ten players we listed yesterday are slightly greater than the ten we’re about to list below. […]

  • 5 Sets of fans who should be worried October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    We are not ones for scaremongering here at Pies. Oh wait, yes we are. Click the link below to find out which clubs’ fans should be very, very afraid of what the not-too-distant future may hold. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Top 10 Worst Goalkeeping Blunders video October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Not our choices, you understand, but there are some pretty good ones in this list… You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow