By Ollie Irish
Believe nothing you read on any football website today (except Pies, of course… ahem)
1. Southampton to add gold paintbrush to club crest after JP Trophy win
“Saints are set to commemorate their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final win with a special addition to the Club crest.
“In recognition of Sunday’s marvellous victory that saw the Club pick up its first piece of silverware in 34 years, it has been decided to celebrate the occasion by doing something to signal Saints’ Trophy triumph.
“In the same manner that Clubs who have achieved European title success often honour the victory by embroidering a gold star above their logo, Saints have decided to pay tribute by embroidering a gold paintbrush above the traditional Club crest.”
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2. Referees on Segways
“Sam Allardyce last night gave the thumbs up to an amazing ‘ref-mobile’.
“The Blackburn boss believes the motorised two-wheeler will keep referees up to speed with the game’s fastest players.
“Football authorities have been secretly testing the Segways – and they will be used in the Blue Square Premier next season.
“With players like Theo Walcott, Gabby Agbonlahor and Aaron Lennon capable of incredible speeds, it is hoped this new innovation will help refs keep up.”