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Football AM – Keegan wants Micah Richards, Sven wants Lukas Podolski
January 21st, 2008
This morning’s five hottest soccer scoops & rumoursâ€¦ 1. Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to bring Bayern Munich starlet Lukas Podolski (pictured) to Man City. Not gonna happen, Sven. F365 2. Tom Hicks has no intention of selling his stake in his beloved Liverpool. BBC 3. Alex Ferguson in hot water with FA over ‘gestures’ to Reading […]
Micah Richards and his brother show off their dance moves
January 18th, 2008
This video is not just funny because it shows a Premier League football star embarrassing himself by dancing. It is also funny because said Premier League star obviously knows he is being filmed and is performing for the camera. And perhaps the thing that tops it all in the hilarity stakes is the fact that the dance routine has obviously been choreographed and a lot of time and effort has gone into the preparation. Take it away, Micah Richards.
- The XI â€“ Kevin Keegan’s worst signings January 17th, 2008 Fulham
Pies’ halfway Premier League team of the season
January 14th, 2008
I meant to put this team up when we were 19 games (i.e. exactly halfway through the season) into the Prem campaign. Still, better slightly late than neverâ€¦ here, for you to peruse/violently disagree with, is Pies’ Premier League team of the season, at the halfway stage (it will be interesting to see how much […]
Newcastle 0-2 Man City: Sam Allardyce is a dead man walking, but he must keep his job
January 3rd, 2008
Sam Allardyce is probably one more home defeat away from losing his job as Newcastle manager. After his side’s 2-0 defeat to Man City at St James’ Park last night, a beleaguered Allardyce said: ‘A team like Newcastle should not lose three on a trot and it is a low moment.’
(No team is immune from three straight defeats, particularly not a Newcastle team that is blatantly low on confidence.)
January transfer window: Top 5 Rumours of the Day
January 2nd, 2008
The January transfer window is open for business, and so football’s rumour mill has gone into overdrive. Will Berbatov stay at Spurs? Has Joey Barton taken a shower yet? So many questions, so few answers. Here are the top 5 transfer window rumours of the day, neatly summarised in one cut-out-and-keep package:
1 Avram Grant wants to splash out Â£35m to sign both Nicolas Anelka and ‘want-away’ Dimitar Berbatov. Via Daily Star
Manchester City’s FA Cup celebration dinner, 1969
December 3rd, 2007
Sky Sports News might get its fair share of stick for its 24/7 coverage of the most mundane vaguely football-related activities, but here is evidence that the BBC were doing it 38 years ago. David Coleman presents live coverage of the celebratory dinner held by Manchester City following their FA Cup win.
Is Alfonso Alves the striker that Man City needs?
November 1st, 2007
According to reporst in Holland, Sven’s Man Citeh have agreed a near Â£14m deal to sign Brazilian goal machine Alfonso Alves from Dutch side, Heerenveen.
Caption this! Sven Goran Eriksson watches Man City lose 6-0 to Chelsea
October 29th, 2007
“Sven spots Nancy and Ulrika sitting together in the crowd!”
VOTE: Which team is most likely to break into the â€˜Big Fourâ€™ this season?
October 23rd, 2007
With Chelsea struggling to keep their stars happy while they supposedly attempt to change their style of play with an unproven manager, thereâ€™s a chance that another club could make it into the Big Four.
Horror Hair conspiracies: Stephen Ireland, part two
October 15th, 2007
When we gave Stephen Ireland our usual Horror Hair treatment last week we thought we were just indulging in a little harmless mickey-taking at the expense of a guy who had clearly had some sort of baldness treatment/hair transplant. When we linked the mystery of his reappearing hair to the mystery of his reappearing grandmothers it was purely in jest. However, it now seems that Ireland’s hair could be the real reason for his departure from the Republic of Ireland squad.
Classic Moments: Gary Neville blanks former team-mate Peter Schmeichel
October 12th, 2007
The Neviller and Schmeichs played together at Old Trafford for years, so you’d think young Gary would at least shake Peter’s hand when it’s generously offered in the tunnel. Are you f**king kidding me?! This is the Manc derby and there’s no way Citizen Neville, the most ardent Red in the union, would ever forego […]
Horror Hair: Stephen Ireland
October 9th, 2007
Congratulations to Stephen Ireland’s hairdresser who seems to have found a cure for baldness. Last season the Manchester City midfielder sported a hairline not to dissimilar to that of Monty Burns. And yet this season the occasional Republic of Ireland international has a fringe The Beatles would be proud of.
Player of the weekend: Elano Blumer, Manchester City
October 8th, 2007
Who predicted that the most successful transfer of the summer would involve Shakhtar Donetsk and Man City? Not me, for one. But this Sven chap clearly knows his stuff â€“ signing playmaker Elano Blumer has been a masterstroke. The Brazilian put in yet another man-of-the-match performance, in City’s 3-1 stroll against Middlesbrough yesterday. Elano is […]
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 6-7 October October 8th, 2007 Arsenal
Floyd ‘Pretty Boy’ Mayweather is a Man Utd fan
October 3rd, 2007
Here’s a clip of the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Floyd ‘Pretty Boy’ Mayweather, wearing a Man Utd shirt during his visit to the north-west to promote his mega fight with Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton. Of course, Mayweather, who has to be the most annoying sportsman on the planet, is not really a United […]
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 29-30 September October 1st, 2007 Arsenal
Why Sven can’t be the next Chelsea manager
September 26th, 2007
Does anyone else think that it’s funny that the British press seemingly wants Sven Goran Eriksson as the new Chelsea boss? It seems a little more than ironic that the same press who dragged the Swede over the coals for his drab tactics and dour approach whilst at the helm of the England side, seemingly feel that he’s the man to keep Roman Abramovich happy with beautiful free flowing football in the demise of Jose Mourinho’s tenure….
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 22-23 September September 24th, 2007 Arsenal
The best striker in the Premier League? It’s John Carew, of course
September 21st, 2007
Who is the best striker in the Premier League at the moment? Well, according to the league’s in-form defender it is none other than Aston Villa rent-a-tree John Carew. Manchester City and England starlet Micah Richards reckons the 6ft 5in Norwegian – worth exactly one Milan Baros – has been his toughest opponent so far this season.
Do you know who this devilishly handsome brute is?
September 12th, 2007
If you’re shouting names at your computer screen now, there’s a new football quiz that might be right up your street. It’s called Who The Chicken Hell Are You? (clever) and it’s thanks to the betting into folk at Chicken Dinner.
Frankly some of the chickeny quizes are easier than pulling a chav in KFC. We got 12 out of 12 in the “When We Were Young Category” where you supposed to guess who the player is from their youth team mug shot. That’s worryingly easy since we’ve only got two GCSEs and a certificate officially labeling us “special”. However the other categories, are more taxing, more fun, and frankly if someone doesn’t tell us who the top right bloke in the “receeding” section is soon we might burst.
Anyway if you like quizzes, get there now by clicking the word quiztastic. And don’t forget to let us know how you scored…
- XI Things we miss about Sven Goran Eriksson’s reign as England manager (even though we hated it at the time and still wouldn’t take him back) September 7th, 2007 Man City
Carling Cup review: Michael Owen scores first competitive goal since 2005 and Man City march on
August 30th, 2007
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He’s still got it! When Little Michael Owen tucked the ball under the body of Barnsely’s keeper and into the net, it was the first time he’d scored in a competitive game since December 2005, some 20 months ago. The finish was a bit scuffed, but still, Owen thrives on goals, and this is welcome news both for Newcastle and England.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 25-26 August August 28th, 2007 Arsenal
Kasper Schmeichel concedes a goal, aged six
August 23rd, 2007
This video shows something that is a bit of a rarity at the moment: Kasper Schmeichel conceding a goal. But here he is Peter’s lad aged six conceding a sloppy goal in the Old Trafford tunnel. Steve Bruce’s son Alex, currently playing at Ipswich, is the man who beats him at his near post.