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  • Micah Richards and Gareth Bale go head-to-head January 26th, 2007 Man City

    Although – as we predicted – the transfer window gossip has been dominated by the big clubs making cooing noises towards Micah Richards and Gareth Bale, both have stayed put so far. That means that the two young full-backs will go head-to-head in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie between Manchester City and Southampton. The BBC has […]

  • Should Stuart Pearce take the England U21 job? January 26th, 2007 Man City

    Man City‘s gaffer, Stuart Pearce has admitted to having a "brief conversation" with the Football Association over the possibility of succeeding Peter Taylor as the manager of the England Under 21 side. On stepping down, Crystal Palace boss Taylor said: "Anybody coming in would have to commit a lot to the job." Psycho feels that […]

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Stuart Pearce says no-one leaves Man City (except the rubbish ones) January 10th, 2007 Man City

    Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has insisted that Micah Richards, Sylvain Distin and Joey Barton will not be leaving the club. Rumours have been rife that the coveted trio are on their way out of Eastlands. Pearce told the Manchester Evening News: "We want to keep the top players. We have not had enquiries and […]

  • SWP gets merked by Rio Ferdinand January 2nd, 2007 Chelsea

    With Chelsea‘s Shaun Wright-Phillips the subject of much transfer spectulation (with the most noise coming from West Ham it has to be said), it’s worth watching SWP in action. Not on a football pitch, but in a restaraunt getting stitched up by football’s very own Snoop Dogg, Rio Ferdinand. Brrapp! [Mof Gimmers]

  • Transfer Window: The race for Micah Richards and Gareth Bale January 2nd, 2007 Arsenal

    The running stories of the newly opened transfer window seem likely to be the chases for two talented young full-backs. Real Madrid have joined the parties interested in 17-year-old Southampton left-back Gareth Bale. The Mirror reports that Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are all waiting to throw £7 million at the Welsh international. It seems […]

  • Terry back operation ‘successful’ December 29th, 2006 Chelsea

    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/jonah_freedman/10/06/world.rankings/p1_terry_1005.jpg Chelsea hope to have John Terry back in action within a matter of weeks, after he undergoing surgery on his back injury. The England skipper has not featured in the Blues’ last three Premiership matches, in which they have conceded six goals and fallen four points behind leaders Manchester United…

  • Micah Richards hung up on England call-up December 6th, 2006 Man City

    Manchester City full-back Micah Richards has revealed he nearly missed out on his first England cap after putting the phone down on Steve McClaren. The 18-year-old hung up believing he was the victim of a prank call. Richards said: "I was in a barbers in Moss Side when my mobile phone rang. This voice said […]

  • Steve McManaman video December 5th, 2006 Liverpool

    You may have seen the Top 10 Real Madrid Goals of All-Time video that we featured on here. Well, I couldn’t help but notice one glaring omission. That being the handful of spectacular goals scored by Steve McManaman whilst he played for the Galacticos. He scored some peaches for Liverpool too, so let’s roll back […]

  • The ball will be landing on runway two (or Man City versus Watford) December 5th, 2006 Man City

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42387000/jpg/_42387046_shittu_getty.jpg Last night I witnessed an astonishing game of football. Manchester City took on Watford… and I don’t think it would be unfair of me to say that the match was by no means a classic. In fact, I don’t think it would be unfair to say that it was the worst match I’ve ever seen. The weather was terrible (I think metre and a half of rain fell on the Manchester City…

  • Arise Sir Joseph of Barton says Lord Corradi November 20th, 2006 Man City

    Bernardo Corradi became a Manchester City cult hero this weekend. A humourless face, mixed with a pair of goals (out of the blue I might add) and a celebration that defies any logic whatsoever. Bernardo, you’re a legend. [Mof Gimmers]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • Classic Moments – Denis Law sends Man United down October 29th, 2006 Man City

    Denis Law was the darling of the Stretford End. Scoring a silly amount of goals, some spectacular, some predetory in the six yard box. For all his European nights of glory, for all his overhead kicks for Manchester United, it’s one goal for United’s rivals City that Law will be best remembered for. A cheeky […]

  • Joey Barton charged for bringing the game into disrepute by FA October 5th, 2006 Everton

    You will be shocked to read that Joey Barton has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute after mooning Everton fans on Saturday. Barton has until 6pm tomorrow to answer the charge (although quite how he would be able to deny it I’m not sure – the video evidence is pretty conclusive!). The 24-year-old […]

  • Manchester City to host the 2008 Uefa Cup final October 4th, 2006 Man City

    Manchester City‘s stadium has been chosen to host the Uefa Cup final in 2008. The City of Manchester Stadium – City’s home since 2003 – was selected by Uefa’s executive committee today. The committee turned down Wembley‘s bids for the 2008 or 2009 Champions League final (which is fair enough as it probably won’t have […]

  • Cult Hero: Shaun ‘Feed the Goat’ Goater October 4th, 2006 Man City

    All rise for Leonardo Shaun Goater, Bermuda’s most famous footballer and a cult hero to fans of Rotherham United, Bristol City, Man City, Reading and Southend United. He was the ultimate journeyman striker, blessed with pace and an eye for goal – ‘Feed the Goat and he will score!’. He certainly wasn’t the most stylish […]

  • Video of Joey Barton’s moon at Everton fans October 2nd, 2006 Everton

    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 to probe Joey Barton’s backside October 1st, 2006 Everton

    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 […]

  • Ben Thatcher will not face police charges over Pedro Mendes incident September 29th, 2006 Man City

    Every man and his dog knows Ben Thatcher stuck one on Pedro Mendes, but the police do not think they could get anything to stick on Thatcher. In a statement released today, Greater Manchester Police said that Thatcher would not face charges for his elbow on Mendes and that the matter would be dealt with […]

  • Thierry Henry’s unlikely heroes: Paul Dickov and Kevin Davies September 22nd, 2006 Arsenal

    When you are the role model of every young striker in the country, who do you look up to? Well, Paul Dickov and Kevin Davies, according to Thierry Henry. The Arsenal striker cited the pair when asked about his role models. He said: "I look at Paul Dickov, the way he moves as he’s always […]

  • Cult Hero: Georgiou Kinkladze, Manchester City September 18th, 2006 Man City

    "And all the runs that Georgi makes are winding. And all the girls in Manchester are blinding," claimed Manchester City fans’ adapted version of Wonderwall by Oasis. One out of two isn’t bad! The little Georgian captured the imagination with his mazy dribbles and often spectacular goals. Kinky – like many great Cult Heroes – […]

  • Ben Thatcher banned for eight matches. Is that long enough? September 13th, 2006 Man City

    Manchester City defender Ben Thatcher has been given an eight-match ban by the FA for his horrendous forearm smash on Pedro Mendes. The ban has been back-dated to include the two games Thatcher has already missed through the internal suspension handed out by City. Is that really a long enough ban? Paolo di Canio picked […]

  • The struggle between player power and the club September 6th, 2006 Arsenal

    Something odd is happening in football. It seems that there is a power struggle going on. Players are trying exert some of their weight into decisions, and clubs are trying regain the power they once had. Two big stories this week prompted this. Firstly, the story of William Gallas and the ‘own goal’. Gallas wanted […]

  • Ben Thatcher’s elbow strikes again September 4th, 2006 Blackburn Rovers

    Ah. Ben Thatcher. A misunderstood genius or absolute cock? It’s the latter isn’t it? Well, We all know about Thatcher’s assault on Mendes and his elbow on a certain son of a Man Citeh legend has reared its head again. Oh, not to mention the Chinese player who suffered a punctured lung after meeting the […]

  • Man City introduce ‘gay scheme’ August 29th, 2006 Man City

    Manchester City are seemingly gunning for the ‘pink pound’ with a new initiative to encourage homosexuals to watch the footy in North Manchester. The club has paid a four-figure sum to join the Diversity Champions scheme, run by gay rights group Stonewall. It is the first professional club to join the scheme, which focuses on […]