The votes are in:Gooners want Arsene Wenger to sign cover for Kolo Toure Arsenal Pies Branislav Ivanovic’s wife is not as sexy as this Chelsea Pies Steven Gerrard named in Uefa’s Team of the Year. Liverpool Pies How well would a Man Yoo Old Boys XI do in the Prem? Man Utd Pies Does Tottenham’s […]
The hottest five football stories doing the rounds this morningâ€¦ 1. Kevin Keegan to be unveiled at St James’ Park today, but not in front of the Toon Army. BBC Sport 2. Rio Ferdinand: ‘I’d love to be England captain, innit. I’d merk that job.’ Sky Sports 3. Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jermain Defoe issue ‘come […]
Arsenal Pies Will Mathieu Flamini join Claudio ‘The Tinkerman’ Ranieri at Juventus? Chelsea Pies Will Shaun-Wright Phillips be Kevin Keegan’s No.1 transfer target at Newcastle? Liverpool Pies Dubai Investment Capital are willing and able to buy out Tom Hicks’ stake in Liverpool. Troubling times ahead at Anfield? Man Utd Pies Five weeks and counting until […]
For all the entertaining football, promotions and close run title races, the defining moment of Kevin Keegan’s first reign as Newcastle United boss was arguably this blubbering moan about Alex Ferguson.
Subside Sports is selling a Man Utd shirt with Dimitar Berbatov’s name and potential squad number (No.14 is vacant) on the back. Very cheeky, and guaranteed to wind up Spurs fans. Good work Subside, although I’m not sure if it’s quite enough to convince Fergie to part with the Â£30m+ it would take to lure […]
Man Utd fans may have notcied that Giuseppe Rossi is doing really well for Villareal in Spain’s Premira Liga. I always got the feeling that Alex Ferguson never gave the Italian-American fox-in-the-box enough of a chance at Old Trafford. Your question of the day: was Fergie right to sell Rossi? surveys – Take Our Poll
The flashest car in the world vs the flashest footballer in the world. (And do you think Bugatti gave Cristiano a free Veyron? I doubt it.) Via The Beautiful Game
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 […]
Remember Wayne Rooney’s Put It Where You Want It viral for Nike? Well, here is the behind-the-scenes that proves he was unable to hit the camera at the first attempt. No, Wazza’s accuracy is so poor that it took him three whole attempts before he found his tiny target.
December 1995 Eric Cantona checks Man Utd’s defensive wall (featuring Lee Sharpe, David Beckham, Andy Cole and Brian McClair) during the Premier League match between United and Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool won the game 2-0, a defeat that Man Yoo boss Alex Ferguson probably blamed on his side’s ‘low-visibility’ grey kit. Photo Allsport/ALLSPORT
Not only did G. Neville last 45 minutes for Man Utd’s reserves against Everton last night, before being replaced at half-time, but he also scored a goal! Most un-Neville like behaviour, although it wasn’t exactly a wonder goal by all accounts, involving at least two deflections. Still, it is good to see the miserable old […]
May 1998 With the 1998 World Cup just weeks away, Gary Neville and best buddy David Beckham enjoy a sunny day on the golf course with British pro Paul Broadhurst at Mill Ride Golf Course in Ascot. Photo Andrew Redington/Allsport
Juande Ramos has slapped a Â£30m pricetag on Dimitar Berbatov‘s head. Or, to be precise, the Spurs boss has said that ‘a club would have to break the British transfer record to sign Berbatov’. That means Chelsea or Man Utd (the only two English clubs who would buy the Bulgarian) would have to spend more than the reputed Â£30.8m that Chelsea spent on Andriy Shevchenko in 2006.
1 Ronaldo will win the Premier League again this season with Man Utd. I also believe United will win the Champions League in 2008. After that, he may feel that his apprenticeship in England is done; Spain is the league that would suit him best.
2 The weather in Madrid versus the weather in Manchester.
3 He knows he’ll look fabuloso in an all-white kit.
April 1996 Matt Le Tissier shoots at goal as Ryan Giggs and David Beckham look on during the FA Premiership match between Southampton and Manchester United held on April 13, 1996 at The Dell. Southampton won the match 3-1, a famous victory for the Saints. Photo Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
First, what we know about this incident, and I’ll leave the ‘facts’ up to the BBC, because I think they can afford any legal bills more than Pies:
Photographic evidence that Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is taking cheating to a whole new level. The Portuguese has taken to diving in an attempt to con the referee into giving him free-kicks even when the opposition have possession of the ball!
Like the Arsenal vs Chelsea clash, this was not a classic encounter. It was also a surprisingly low-key affair with relatively few talking points. Here are three things I learned from the match:
No.1 Playing in black worked wonders for Liverpool at Marseille, and it also worked for Man Utd at Liverpool on Sunday. So if Man Utd played Marseille at home and Marseille wore black, the French club would winâ€¦ or something like that. Is there something about playing in black that makes you play better? I’d argue yes. I cite Reservoir Dogs:
As this video shows, Crissy Ronaldo blatantly cheated to win a penalty against Derby County on Saturday â€“ let’s ignore the fact he got up and took the penalty, when a selfish player would have allowed Carlos Tevez the chance to get a well-deserved hat-trick; the fact is, he conned the ref. All well and good in such a one-sided game, you might say, but that’s not the point. Imagine the furore if it had happened against Arsenal or Chelsea.
March 1995 A knackered-looking Steve Bruce tries to keep up with Robbie Fowler during the Premiership match between Liverpool and Man Utd at Anfield in the 1994/95 season. Photo Shaun Botterill/ALLSPORT
Cristiano Ronaldo indulges in a spot of fancy Dan-ing on the set of a Pro Evo photoshoot only to be shown up by a teaboy with skills!
Wayne Rooney is good mates with Ricky Hatton, despite the fact that Hatton is a massive Man City fan and Roo plays for United â€“ their friendship conquers such tribal divisions. Rooney, who has carried Hatton’s world title belt to the ring before, is absolutely desperate to attend his mate’s fight against Floyd Mayweather in […]
‘Both readers of this blog will have noted the lame gag we used after United drew Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup for the fourth time in seven seasons â€“ namely that the FA must have their balls glued together. Well while that might not be the case â€“ although we […]
Football isn’t the same without Gary Neville. He’s one of the finest ever examples of a player who you love if he’s on your team, but absolutely hate if he’s not. Even Man Utd fans know deep down that he’s a bit of a humourless prat, but he’s their humourless prat. We do miss G […]