The five British sides through to this season’s Champions League knockout stages have found out who they will play in the next round. To celebrate, here is the dramatic conclusion to Manchester United‘s classic smash-and-grab win over Bayern Munich from 1999.
The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League has been made. I intended to tell you what the tie of the round is, but they all look so lip-smackingly delicious I can’t decide! The draw in full is: Porto v CHELSEA – Mourinho heads back to the club he won the title [...]
Wayne Rooney came close to picking up another metatarsal injury on Monday night as his right-foot felt the full weight of Boston Celtics player Paul Pierce. The 17-stone NBA star fell on the foot – which Rooney injured shortly before the World Cup – as he stretched for a ball against New York Knicks. Wazza [...]
http://www.rbk.no/multimedia/archive/00039/paul_jewell_stort_39383a.jpg Wigan gaffer Paul Jewell has spoken out on the subject of diving admitting he would legalise it. What? Can that be right? Anyway, with everyone talking about ‘simulation’ at the moment after ManYoo’s Cristiano Ronaldo went tumbling through the air like a gunned duck and subsequently incurred the bile virtually everyone under…
After this weekend’s theatrics from Cristiano ‘Winker’ Ronaldo, it only seems right that we show you the toy that all kids should have this Yuletide. We’ve featured this before, but with Christmas looming, it only seems fair to give you a nudge. Watch with glee at Winker’s ‘Uppy-Downy’ motion! El miraculo! [Mof Gimmers]
Henrik Larsson – the man who has had more last stands than a General Custer Reenactment club – is to join Manchester United on a three-month loan deal in January. The Swedish striker joined hometown club Helsingborgs from Barcelona in the summer, but their domestic season is now over leaving the 35-year-old free to play [...]
This is hilarious! I’m sure everyone is familiar with the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ game (well, everyone except Phil Neville). The very basic concept around which the game revolves is that you are asked questions and cannot use the words ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in your answer. So, contrary to the footage you are about to watch, [...]
Freddy Adu has been warned not to move to Manchester United by his coaching staff at DC United. The Guardian reports that both manager Peter Nowak and technical director Dave Kasper have been pointing the 17-year-old in the direction of Ajax instead. Kasper said: "Does Freddy want to have to go to Watford on a [...]
No wonder ITV Digital went bust. How much must they have paid Ryan Giggs to dress up in that frilly apron?! Add to that Johnny Vegas’ drinks tab and Monkey’s fee and you begin to see why so many clubs are now struggling to avoid administration. [Rob Parker]
This video delves into the reasons behind Cristiano Ronaldo‘s varnished, polished, extra-shiny and gilt-edged miss against Sheffield United on Saturday. Our main reason for posting it is for a bit of a giggle at C-Ron’s expense though. You can tell it wasn’t his day: he couldn’t even get his spit on target! [Rob Parker]
In the days when Andrei Kanchelskis was ace, and Oldham starred in Semi Finals, goals like this were seldom seen. So enjoy.
Manchester United are in negotiations to take American teenager Freddy Adu on trial later this month ahead of a possible transfer in January. United initially refuted newspaper claims that the 17-year-old would be joining them for a two-week trial. The club has now acknowledged that they are in talks with Adu. It is thought Chelsea [...]
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. [...]
For years, the League Cup has seen various sponsors. It was once the Milk Cup. It was once the Rumbleows Cup. Largely however, it’s referred to as the ‘Micky Mouse Cup’. Usually, Premiership sides put out weakened teams to ensure an injury free squad for ‘more important’ matches like league games, or in some cases, European fixtures. Well, last night, the nation’s love affair…
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 [...]
Everyone’s favourite Malcolm Glazer impersonator, Wayne Rooney, turns 21 today. It is easy to forget England and Manchester United‘s hoover-loving talisman is still so young. Quite what you buy the 21-year-old who has everything, I’m not sure (who said an ageing prostitute?). The Times has instead opted to point out 21 reasons why Rooney should [...]
It’s March 1999 and Manchester United are well on their way to winning the treble. You know it’s going to be your season when even Gary Neville is getting on the scoresheet (at the right end too!). Here he is sliding the ball in from an acute angle against Everton. It demonstrates the type of [...]
What gets your vote as the best Premiership goal of the week? Our vote goes to Gareth Barry’s beauty against Spurs, no question.
I thought goalkeepers were supposed to be part of some imagined union â€“ surely Schmeichel should have let Safe Hands score? By the way, Safe Hands maybe, Safe Feet, definitely not. (Taken from the 1993 Charity Shield at Wembley)
This video shows Wayne Rooney – clad in a motion capture suit which doesn’t leave much to the imagination – boxing, skipping and popping balloons during a recording session for FIFA 2007. Why, you may well ask, is he doing all of these things for a football game? Sorry, were you expecting an answer?! I [...]
There’s currently lots of talk in the papers on online that Atletico Madrid have agreed to sell star striker Fernando Torres to Man Utd next summer, for Â£26m. It’s been reported that Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to make a down-payment of Â£5million in a bid to beat Chelsea to the signing of the young [...]
If you were Kieran Richardson, would you rather remain at a club that you are not good enough to play for and continue to enjoy your fleeting (if unimpressive) performances for England? Or would you prefer to move to a smaller club where you are more likely to get a regular place in the team [...]
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