Monday’s football brunch Steven Gerrard enjoys some groin love [The Spoiler] Man City boss Mark Hughes furious after Thaskin Shinawatra tries to sell Vedran Corluka and Stephen Ireland behind his back [Mirror] Arsene Wenger will be without injured Abou Diaby (thigh strain) for at least the first month of the season [Mail] Video highlights from [...]
Top of the morning to you… West Ham reject Tottenham’s Â£15m offer for Dean Ashton. Spurs dodged a bullet there [Guardian] The C-Ron saga is finally over, says Fergie. The boy’s staying [BBC] The long-term future of Man City is in doubt after it emerged that owner Thaksin Shinawatra has explored the possibility of selling [...]
Shiny new players, in shiny new kits Click on the image below to launch the gallery…
Has anyone seen this man’s hair? Seems like Stephen Ireland had enough of the wig jokes and decided to break out the clippers. Wise move.
City start European campaign with solid win Sparky Hughes will be relatively happy to come away from the Faroe Islands with a win and a clean sheet. Fine goals by Martin Petrov and Dietmar Hamann – his first in more than three years – gave City a comfortable victory. Click on the image below to [...]
Relax, meaningful football is back after several long weeks Man City take on EB Streymur (of the mighty Faroe Islands) in ther first round Uefa Cup qualifier tonight. Sparky Hughes has picked his strongest squad for his first game in charge of City. New signing Jo is set to make his competitive debut. Click on [...]
Lardy Brazilian ex-genius still has some skills Fat-Ron, unwanted by Barcelona, showed he still has some magic left in his feet in a comeback friendly, against a Lionel Messi representative game. In his 56 minutes on the pitch, Ron scored twice, made two assists, and generally belied his chunky frame with a nimble performance. Black [...]
Sparky makes his first signing Mark Hughes hasn’t wasted much time in strengthening Man City’s sketchy forward roster. Today he unveiled Jo, signed from CSKA Moscow for a “club record” undisclosed fee. In his Moscow days, Jo looked like a windswept crackhead, but he’s since had a haircut, which sucks, because there aren’t enough crackhead [...]
Finding the Lonely Hearts of Euro 2008 the perfect home in the Premier League
Arsenal – Artur Boruc
Poland’s keeper was in top form during the competition and a move to a top four club could be enough to tempt him away from Celtic. The Gunners – with Jens Lehmann on his way out – could be interested.
Today’s hottest football gossip, brought to you by the number nine 1. Richard Dunne to Portsmouth Man City’s captain is in the final year of his contract, and Portsmouth are very keen to tempt the player to south, according to the Manchester Evening News. Dunne is currently on holiday but other reports suggest that he [...]
The world’s best player (two years ago) to link up with Darius Vassell? My mind is boggling If Ronaldinho ends up at Eastlands, it will be the biggest transfer coup in Premier League history, perhaps in the whole history of football. That’s not to say that Man City are a small club, but if you [...]
Monday’s best football stories 1. Karim Benzema to Man Utd Fergie is preparing a Â£30m mega bid for the very highly rated Lyon striker. God help the rest of the league if the United boss gets his man. [Manchester Evening News] 2. Jose Mourinho to Inter Milan This is more than mere rumour now, it [...]
Vote on which one is most likely to happen… 1. Peter Crouch to Villareal Will Crouchinho (pictured) be playing in all-yellow next season? Perhaps, if Villareal can find Â£15m for the English beanpole. [KopTV] 2. David Bentley to Spurs Juande Ramos is keen on bringing Blackburn’s English star to White Hart Lane, for Â£15m [The [...]
Like some wise old schoolmaster, Pies grades each Premier League team based on their 07/08 campaign. Here’s part two: Man City (9th) Started brilliantly, finished with a whimper. Overall though, Sven-Goran Eriksson did a good job of restoring pride to the sky-blue half of Manchester. A couple of his signings were notable successes – Elano [...]
City fans defend their beloved Sven ‘We don’t need no Phil Scolari, We don’t need Mourinho Hey, Thaksin, leave our Sven alone!’ Absolutely inspired.
West Bromwich Albion’s Jonathan Greening is mobbed by fans after the club (effectively) secured promotion to the Premier League following their 1-1 draw against Southampton. West Brom’s superior goal difference would require Hull City to win their last game by more than 10 goals. Congrats to Tony Mowbray and his excellent team: they’ve been the [...]
Liverpool co-owner George Gillett has invited prospective new owners Dubai International Capital to the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea. BBC Sport Manchester City are close to their highest ever transfer pay-out after reportedly agreeing terms to pay Â£20m to CSKA Moscow for Brazilian striker Jo (pictured, left) – surely Jo is the man with the [...]
Today’s top football stories… Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra (pictured) will conduct a review of the club as speculation mounts about manager Sven-Goran Eriksson’s future. Thaksin has revealed he is unhappy with City’s showing in the second half of the Premier League season. BBC Sport David Villa is ready to snub Chelsea and move to [...]
Pies reader SweetG reckons Manchester City’s Zimbabwean striker Benjani is the spit of actress Nina Sosanya. Perhaps more a Shit Lookalike/Horror Hair combo. Keep your suggestions coming, Pies fans.
It is difficult to comprehend what this young Manchester City fan must be feeling. Firstly, his 15 seconds of fame come along at precisely the moment he happens to be dropping his tray of chips. Secondly, after spending half-time queuing up most of the way round Eastlands for said chips the youngster is now left with the prospect of watching another 45 minutes of dire football – served up by City and Wigan Athletic – on an empty stomach. Poor kid.
1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute’s silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd’s sponsorless kit looked really great – made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are sorely lacking a) an incisive striker, and b) a decent right-back to replace Gary Neville. With [...]
Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone’s books, even if you are only there for the money!
Football 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.