• 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 60-51 October 27th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    After a bit of a mix-up yesterday, Pies’ 100 Greatest Premiership Players is firmly back on course. Today we bring you Nos. 60-51, which means we’re exactly halfway through our countdown. If you haven’t yet checked them out, here’s the list so far: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61. You have already read 10 premium articles for […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz October 27th, 2006 Games

    1 Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Everton (current). Whose career path?2 Which Premiership team does luvvie Kenneth Branagh support?3 Who is this?4 Which was the first British club to wear a shirt with a team sponsor?5 In the film Escape To Victory, what was the final score in the Allies v Nazi match? 6 […]

  • HolloWatch: Ian gets hot under the collar at the thought of David Beckham re-creating the Levi’s advert October 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    In his new weekly column on the BBC website (stroke of genius by the way, whoever arranged that!), Ian Holloway has been getting excited at the thought of David Beckham stripping for Dot Cotton in the Eastenders’ laundrette. Becks has agreed to spoof the classic Levi’s 501 advert for Children In Need. Olly’s thoughts on […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 70-61 October 26th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Another day, another ten Premiership greats for you to investigate. Thirty down (check out Nos 100-91, 90-81 & 80-71), 70 to go. Still no sign of the great Brian Deane though… Titus Bramble and Jean-Alain Boumsong, if you’re reading this, we can put you out of your misery now – you’ve not made the cut. […]

  • Classic Horror Hair: Mark Hateley October 26th, 2006 Horror Hair

    Can anyone remember Mark Hateley having a half-decent haircut at any point during his career? No, me neither! For consistently bad hair, Hateley is right up there with the Horror Hair greats. This horrendous mullet was one of his finest moments. The look is completed by the strange attempt at a parting and… is that […]

  • Maradona for Honduras? October 26th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    With Sven Goran Eriksson now playing down reports that he is about to take charge of West Ham, bizarre possible managerial appointment numero dos is Diego Maradona as national coach of Honduras. The new slimline Maradona had been touted for the Argentina job [before as well as] after Jose Pekerman‘s departure. Having been overlooked for […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 80-71 (again) October 26th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Thanks to a small clerical error, yesterday we published Nos. 70-61, rather than 80-71. So today we’re publishing the real 80-71. Yesterday’s post has been amended, so now you can check out the real 70-61. In other words, the ten players we listed yesterday are slightly greater than the ten we’re about to list below. […]

  • Classic Moment: Steve McManaman’s dipping shot against Arsenal, 1997 October 26th, 2006 Liverpool

    Steven Charles McManaman – one of those select bunch of foreign footballers stuck in an Englishman’s body. The Boy from Brazil (well, Bootle at least) gave the Highbury faithful a little taste of a Thierry Henry-esque finish while the future Arsenal star was still a moody Frenchman playing on the wing for Juventus. [Rob Parker] […]

  • Things go from bad to worse for Alan Pardew and West Ham October 26th, 2006 West Ham Utd

    Just when you think West Ham must have hit rock bottom the situation seems to get worse for Alan Pardew and his team. After Tuesday’s embarrassing Carling Cup defeat to Chesterfield, it has now emerged that captain Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood were involved in a training ground bust-up before the match. The Sun reports […]

  • Volzy still loves David Hasselhoff October 25th, 2006 Fulham

    Fulham‘s Moritz Volz has been trying to move away from his reputation as the Hoff’s number one fan. High profile media coverage of his obsession plus the fact that Hasselhoff is now the public face of Fulham’s sponsors Pipex led to Volzy distancing himself from his idol. In his 5 October diary entry, a moody […]

  • Another FIFA 07 motion-caption video: David Villa October 25th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Following Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho, here’s another in the series of motion-capture videos filmed to promote the FIFA 07 game. This time the star of the show is Valencia and Spain’s David ‘ Superman’ Villa. [Rob Parker] You have already read 10 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back […]

  • Kit Parade: Crewe Alexandra October 25th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Manchester United are in action in the Carling Cup tonight which seems like a good excuse for neutrals to get behind Crewe Alexandra. It will be Dario Gradi‘s side in red this evening – this spotty-sleeved Diadora number in fact. Here it is displayed on a rather fetching green table cloth. League One is a […]

  • David Beckham can leave Real Madrid for £5 million in January October 25th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Former England skipper David Beckham will be allowed to leave Real Madrid for £5 million in January, according to The Sun. The 31-year-old will be moved on at a cut-price fee to stop him leaving for nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season. The reports will put MLS teams on high […]

  • 5 Sets of fans who should be worried October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    We are not ones for scaremongering here at Pies. Oh wait, yes we are. Click the link below to find out which clubs’ fans should be very, very afraid of what the not-too-distant future may hold. You have already read 10 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Another club wants Titus Bramble! October 24th, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    BREAKING NEWS Ipswich Town is interested in signing Titus Bramble. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play […]

  • Top 10 Worst Goalkeeping Blunders video October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Not our choices, you understand, but there are some pretty good ones in this list… You have already read 10 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 90-81 October 24th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Yesterday we posted part one of our monster 100 Greatest Ever Premiership Players list, namely Nos. 100-91. If you missed it, you can check out the first instalment here: LINK. Today we tackle Nos 90-81 (you can see where this is going, right?). Has Brian Deane made the cut, you ask? Well, you’ll find out […]

  • Happy 21st Birthday to Wayne Rooney October 24th, 2006 Man Utd

    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 […]

  • Classic Moment: Dennis Bergkamp completes his hat-trick in style against Leicester, 1997 October 24th, 2006 Arsenal

    In August 1997, Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the best ever Premier League hat-tricks in a match against Leicester. The third goal was the pick of the bunch and bears more than a passing resemblance to the World Cup wonder goal he would score against Argentina at the end of the season. [Rob Parker] You […]

  • Rumour Tuesday: Chelsea take keeper Stephane Porato on trial October 24th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    France’s Stephane Porato is the latest keeper to be linked with a move to Chelsea [Reuters] There’s a right old Championship scrap under way to secure the services of Sheffield Wednesday’s Kenny Lunt [Vital Football] Celtic have lowered their ambitions in the MLS transfer market and are now after New England Revolution’s Shalrie Joseph rather […]

  • Photo of the day: Jermain Defoe ‘nibbles’ on Javier Mascherone October 23rd, 2006 Tottenham Hotspur

    What a great picture of the moment this is! It is not quite up to Mike Tyson‘s standards, but it is a bite nonetheless. Martin Jol – who is fast overtaking Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the most blinkered Premiership manager – saw the incident as a "comical nibble." Under-pressure Alan Pardew has had […]

  • Neil Warnock snaps at last with Dermot Gallagher bearing the brunt October 23rd, 2006 Everton

    About time too! After weeks of: "We’re just happy to be in the Premier League," Neil ‘Sweetness and Light’ Warnock has finally let rip with the sort of post-match comments we had come to know and love from Football League Warnock. The performance of bald referee Dermot Gallagher – the man who deemed Ben Thatcher’s […]

  • 100 Greatest Premiership Players, 100-91 October 23rd, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    Today is the first day of the Who Ate All the Pies 100 Greatest Premiership Players mega-list. Just who are the best 100 footballers ever to grace English football’s top flight? Well, you’re about to find out – over the next two weeks we’ll be featuring ten players per day, counting down in reverse order, […]

  • 10 Conclusions from this weekend’s Premiership matches October 23rd, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 Arsenal are back to their flowing best. They could be up to third if they win their game in hand despite a poor start.2 Watford need to sign a striker who will put their chances away.3 Manchester City are challenging Middlesbrough to be this season’s Jekyll and Hyde team. 4 Referees see things differently […]

  • Good weekend, bad weekend October 23rd, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Good weekendJussi Jaaskelainen Made a string of excellent stops against Blackburn followed by two penalty saves.Arsenal Henry and Fabregas revived Arsenal’s sexy football of a couple of seasons ago.Paul Scholes A goal on his 500th appearance and a win against Liverpool. Bad weekendWest Ham Bad weekend regulars West Ham drop down to 19th place after […]