Top 10s & lists

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

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 90-81 October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Yesterday we posted part one of our monster 100 Greatest Ever Premiership Players list, namely Nos. 100-91. If you missed it, you can check out the first instalment here: LINK. Today we tackle Nos 90-81 (you can see where this is going, right?). Has Brian Deane made the cut, you ask? Well, you’ll find out […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 100-91 October 23rd, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Today is the first day of the Who Ate All the Pies 100 Greatest Premiership Players mega-list. Just who are the best 100 footballers ever to grace English football’s top flight? Well, you’re about to find out – over the next two weeks we’ll be featuring ten players per day, counting down in reverse order, […]

  • 10 Conclusions from this weekend’s Premiership matches October 23rd, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 Arsenal are back to their flowing best. They could be up to third if they win their game in hand despite a poor start.2 Watford need to sign a striker who will put their chances away.3 Manchester City are challenging Middlesbrough to be this season’s Jekyll and Hyde team. 4 Referees see things differently […]

  • Top 5 quotes of the week October 20th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 ‘Everyone’s very comfortable on the ball and almost all of them are athletic. We play what I call "orgy football": the other team know they’re going to get it, but they don’t know from whom or where from.’ Cardiff chairman Sam Hammam (pictured). Lovely image, Sam – you’re a poet 2 ‘He can smell round […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players October 19th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Starting next week, Who Ate All the Pies will be revealing its 100 Greatest Ever Premiership Players. From next Monday, we’ll be doing 10 players a day, starting at 100 and working down to the Top 10. It’s the list to end all lists and we hope it’ll generate a lot of heated pub/water cooler […]

  • 5 Better options for Chelsea than signing Fabien Barthez October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    It is not a great surprise that Jose Mourinho has moved quickly to distance himself from reports linking Chelsea with a move for Fabien Barthez. It’s rumours like that which can ruin managerial reputations! With Carlo Cudicini almost ready to return and Hilario proving himself a capable understudy, there can’t be many options worse than […]

  • 10 Most Underrated Players in the Premiership October 17th, 2006 Arsenal

    10 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough)If you want commitment and the odd leg-breaking tackle, ‘Mad Dog’ Pogatetz is your man. Middlesbrough’s Austrian defender ‘never, ever gives less than 300%’ in games, according to former Boro coach Steve McClaren. Pogatetz is a versatile defender and can play at centre-half, as he has done this season, or left-back. He’s […]

  • FIFA announces longlist for World Player of the Year award October 12th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    The powers-that-be at FIFA have announced their usual long shortlist for the World Player of the Year award. I sometimes wonder whether they just trawl through last year’s list and cross off a few names they haven’t heard mentioned for a while. Frank Lampard? He had a relatively poor season and an appalling World Cup. […]

  • The Best of Bobbles: 5 Goalkeeping Divot Disasters October 12th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Peter Enckleman Aston Villa v Birmingham City You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 Conclusions: Croatia 2-0 England October 12th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 What a depressing performance from England. They barely created a chance and were overrun by Croatia. 2 I predicted before the Macedonia game that when England played 3-5-2 they would look uncomfortable in the new system, and so it proved. 3 I made it to point three without mentioning Paul Robinson! I would have […]

  • Mid-table England XI October 10th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    With Scott Parker tipped to add some sweat and work ethic to the England side to play Croatia tomorrow, I began wondering what the national team would look like if Steve McClaren followed dropping David Beckham by removing a few more big-name players. Click below to see Pies’ Mid-table England XI – excluding any players […]

  • 10 Conclusions: England 0-0 Macedonia October 8th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 That was a fairly short honeymoon period for the man with the ginger quiff. 2 Joe Cole: you are free to regain full fitness at any time and revert Stewart Downing to a comfortable seat on the bench. 3 Shaun Wright Phillips is wasted at Chelsea. He would be pushing for a starting place […]

  • Top 10 goals of the week video October 5th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Can’t believe that Robin van Persie’s kung-fu wonder volley is only at No.2. Watch the video to see what beat it… [Via The Offside] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 Random Scandinavian Premiership stars of yesteryear October 2nd, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Following Wayne Rooney‘s admission that his boyhood football hero was former Everton winger Anders Limpar, we salute some of the Premier League’s old Scandinavian stars who might have slipped your memory. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 more things you’ll never hear a football manager say September 29th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Back by popular demand: 1 Sam Allardyce: "I’m so proud of you, son."2 Chris Coleman: "I think referees can be intimidated by the crowd here at Craven Cottage, so I do feel sorry for away teams when decisions go against them."3 Martin Jol: "Another midfielder? No thanks, my squad is at its optimum size."4 Rafa […]

  • 10 things you’ll never hear a football manager say September 28th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Following yesterday’s 10 things you’ll never hear a football commentator say, it’s the turn of the managers. 1 Arsene Wenger: "Yes, I saw the incident quite clearly from my seat on the touchline and the referee was right to send my player off."2 Sir Alex Ferguson: "His advertising work is just something he’s got to […]

  • 10 things you’ll never hear a football commentator say September 27th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 ‘Referee Uriah Rennie has had another perfect game.’2 Chelsea, the people’s club…’3 ‘Flawless defending from Titus Bramble there.’4 ‘Michael Brown pulled out of that 50/50 tackle.’5 ‘Arjen Robben stayed on his feet in the box… he could easily have gone down and looked for a penalty.’6 ‘That’s the third game in a row that […]

  • 10 Conclusions from Saturday’s Premier League matches September 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 BBC Grandstand’s Roger Johnson deserves a bravery medal for attempting the following sentence live on national television: "Danny Shittu shanked a shot wide." 2 New Sheffield United coach Brian Kidd seems to have a positive organisational effect despite their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. 3 New Manchester City coach Beanie the toy horse seems to […]

  • Who Ate All the Pies Premiership Pub XI September 12th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    In the light of Shay Given‘s overdue criticism of Newcastle’s ‘sub-pub standard defence’ (Titus, I think he means you), here’s Who Ate All the Pies’ Premiership Pub XI, featuring eleven players who you might not be surprised to find yourself up against on a rainy Sunday morning on Hackney Marshes… You have already read 4 […]

  • 15 Easy steps to wasting £100 million with Newcastle United September 11th, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    When it comes to wasting money on transfer fees, few clubs do it quite as well as Newcastle United. It is not easy to spend £100 million on transfer flops in less than 10 years – you wouldn’t think there was that many dodgy signings to be made. Click below to read how you do […]

  • 10 Most Overrated Players in the Premiership September 11th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    DISCLAIMER: All Who Ate All the Pies’ lists lack objectivity, so if you disagree with any of our choices then please vent your spleen by adding a comment. (Of course, I’ll still be right…) You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 Conclusions: Macedonia 0-1 England September 7th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 It was nice to hear a frank after-match interview from Steve McClaren instead of hearing about the view from behind Sven’s rose-tinted specs. 2 Peter Crouch is a star! 3 That was one whistle-happy referee. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 More Horror Tackles (with video, natch) September 4th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Our Top 10 Horror Tackles got a big, big response, so here’s another 10 (not all of them are football tackles, cause YouTube doesn’t have much in the way of action from the 1970s… 10 Daniele De Rossi on Brian McBride Short, sharp elbow to the temple. To his great credit, McBride, a true tough […]

  • Top 10 Horror Tackles (with video) August 31st, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    10 Dan Smith on Abou DiabySmith broke Diaby’s ankle with this awful two-footed lunge. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Premier League team of the week August 30th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    David James (Portsmouth)Daniel Agger (Liverpool)Sol Campbell (Portsmouth)Linvoy Primus (Portsmouth)Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa)Gareth Barry (Aston Villa)Jimmy Bullard (Fulham)Joey Barton (Man City)Mikel Arteta (Everton)Kanu (Portsmouth)Darren Bent (Charlton) A second appearance for both Kanu and Sol Campbell, reflecting Pompey’s great start to the season. Do you agree with our choices? Who have we missed out? You have already […]