• Can Anelka repeat his heroics against The Gunners in the 4th Round? January 8th, 2007 Arsenal

    So, the Fourth Round draw for the FA Cup has been made with some tasty looking ties. Notts Forest have been drawn away at Chelsea and will be looking to cause further upset after beating Charlton at the weekend, but the pick of the draw is Arsenal against Bolton. Always a feisty game, with El-Hadji […]

  • Up the people says Steve Bruce January 8th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Thanks to some terrible photoshopping from me, Steve Bruce has become the country’s leading socialist after claims that the magic of the FA Cup is on the wane after inflated ticket prices kept real fans away from the grounds this weekend. Bruce said; "Third round day was always a big date in my diary but […]

  • Wembley heartbreak January 8th, 2007 Liverpool

    For the first time in years, fans could once again sing "Wemb-er-ley… Wemb-er-ley" as, with any luck, this season will see the FA Cup final go back to its spiritual home. Of course, Wembley doesn’t just hold great memories, but some heartbreaking ones too… that’s what the national stadium is all about.

  • Official confirmation: Henrik Larsson will not be joining Bristol Rovers for the rest of the season January 8th, 2007 Man Utd

    You heard it here first! Henrik Larsson will not be joining mid-table League Two outfit Bristol Rovers until the end of the season. Confirmation came from Larsson’s coach at Helsingborgs, Stuart Baxter, who said the Swedish striker might stay on loan at Manchester United until May.

  • Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano and Real Zaragoza’s Carlos Diogo bitch fight January 8th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    This slap-fest happened at the end of Real Zaragoza‘s 2-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday evening. Luis Fabiano and Carlos Diogo enjoy a quick kiss, before Diogo throws one half-decent punch. It’s slaps all the way from there! More fighting from Latin football [Rob Parker]

  • Good weekend, bad weekend January 8th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Good weekendSwansea The League One outfit secured an impressive 0-3 away win at Sheffield United.Nottingham Forest Another League One side to beat Premiership opposition. Forest saw off Charlton with a 2-0 victory at the City Ground.Henrik Larsson A goal on his Manchester United debut as they beat Aston Villa 2-1. Bad weekendEverton Suffered a 1-4 […]

  • Kevin Nolan and the riddle of butterfly Anelka January 5th, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    Kevin Nolan’s column for the BBC is one of most thrilling reads this century. Of course, I am lying through my back teeth. It’s terrible and amazingly dull. To point this out, I’ve lifted a passage from the Q&A section Kevin has at the end of every column. Brace yourself. Q Hi Kevin I have […]

  • Pardew willing to sell Darren Bent? January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    With Alan Pardew saying "There has been some interest in Darren [Bent]. A short time ago, my decision would have been to say quite categorically he wasn’t going anywhere… But his knee injury has made me think a bit differently," he’s basically saying "does anyone fancy giving us some money for a player who wrecked […]

  • How much for an Owen Hargreaves? January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Once upon a time, there was this kid who played in Germany. He played a few games for England out of position and got booed. Then he played in his preferred role and everyone loved him. Including Manchester United, who have now been told by Bayern Munich that will consider selling Owen Hargreaves for less […]

  • Sean Davis gives Lee Young-Pyo some diving pointers January 5th, 2007 Portsmouth

    This funny incident from New Year’s Day suggests Portsmouth‘s Sean Davis isn’t convinced the contact he made with Tottenham‘s Lee Young-Pyo was forceful enough to require a swallow dive. Davis gives the South Korean a taste of his own medicine, much to the approval of the onlooking Pompey fans! [Rob Parker]

  • Fantasy Friday: week 19 review January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    While most people spent New Year’s Eve boozing as if they were attending an early 1990s Arsenal training session, our fantasy footballers were tucked up in bed ready to run their fantasy socks off and score plenty of fantasy points on New Year’s Day. Click the link below to see the latest league table.

  • Kit Parade: U-S-A! January 5th, 2007 Fulham

    Fulham fans can celebrate Craven Cottage’s new status as the American Embassy by snapping up the USA national team shirt. With Clint Dempsey having agreed a move to join Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra, and Chris Coleman still keen on Oguchi ‘Gooch’ Onyewu, west London is becoming a home-from-home for exiled Yanks. The retro-style shirt […]

  • Breaking News: Le Guen and Rangers part company January 4th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Rangers manager Paul Le Guen has left the club by mutual consent after a difficult couple of weeks at Ibrox. The Frenchman had recently stripped Barry Ferguson of the captaincy after claiming the player was undermining him in the dressing room. Le Guen then gave the armband to Gavin Rae who admitted that he was […]

  • Zidane has a 5-a-side kick about January 4th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Imagine this. You’re down the local leisure centre having a kick about with your chums… and then… Zizou turns up and makes a complete chump of you and all your pals. Well, I don’t know if this is what exactly happened, but from this video, we can certainly see what such a thing would look […]

  • Wigan slash ticket prices again January 4th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    As you can see from this picture here, Wigan Athletic have been suffering when it comes to getting bodies through the turnstyles. Recently, Paul Jewell has been frustrated at the low attendances which saw them cut the price of tickets for the Chelsea game to £15, sparking a virtual sell-out. However, the gate dropped dramatically […]

  • Fulham close in on Roma’s Vincenzo Montella January 4th, 2007 Fulham

    Fulham are close to completing a six-month loan deal for Italian striker Vincenzo Montella. The 32-year-old is expected to finalise the move later today. Nicknamed Little Aeroplane in honour of his aviation-themed goal celebration, Montella cost Roma €25 million when they bought him from Sampdoria in 1999. Although he has struggled with injuries in recent […]

  • Kit Parade: Chelsea away 1961 retro kit January 4th, 2007 Chelsea

    This simplistic but nice replica of the 1961 Chelsea away shirt is courtesy of legendary retro shirt manufacturers Toffs. This was the style of shirt worn by Jimmy Greaves as he found the net 41 times in one season. The white v-neck with blue trim has found its way into the Kitbag January sale and […]

  • Thierry Henry torments mascots as well as defenders January 4th, 2007 Arsenal

    Mischievous Arsenal striker Thierry Henry plays a prank on a young mascot leaving Ajax skipper Tomas Galasek looking very guilty and eager to plead his innocence! More Funny Old Game served up by Pies here [Rob Parker]

  • Gianluca Vialli video January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    I know what Chelsea need right now. They need someone upfront with power, finesse, guile, predatory instincts and a lethal finish. Sadly for The Stamford Oilers, they’ve already signed that person a few years ago in Gianluca Vialli. Watch this video and imagine how great they’d be with Vialli and Drogba up top. For Chelsea […]

  • Beckham off to San Siro? January 3rd, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    http://www.davidbeckham.com.ar/david-beckham-5.jpg If you believe the gossip, David Beckham currently has two offers if he want to leave Real Madrid this month. There is talk of him going to join the misfits at the Reebok Stadium to play for Bolton Wanderers. As unlikely as that seems, the rumours persist. However, there are now rumours that he could be on his way to…

  • Benayoun wants Hammers to take courage from mud January 3rd, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/02/85/benayoun_yossi_whfc_profile_2005.jpg Yossi Benayoun has hit out at West Ham’s performances, highlighting the 6-0 annihilation at Reading. Benayoun, who originally turned down a move to Bolton Wanderers, now 4th in the table said “I am ashamed. I am shocked at the way we played. We played like a bunch of drunks…

  • Horror Tackle: Noe Pamarot on Hossam Ghaly January 3rd, 2007 Portsmouth

    A kindly YouTuber has eventually got round to uploading Portsmouth defender Noe Pamarot‘s foot-first assault on Spurs‘ Hossam Ghaly. The sickening crunch on impact indicates it is worthy of Horror Tackle status even if it wasn’t worth a yellow card. Keep your eyes peeled for one of the four teeth Ghaly lost, which can be […]

  • Meet Chelsea’s new star defender Baltemar Brito January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho appears to have put an end to Chelsea‘s defensive crisis, and the solution was underneath his nose all the time. The Special One has revealed he is considering playing 55-year-old assistant coach Baltermar Brito (pictured in his original playing days) because of the prices being demanded by English clubs for their players (the […]

  • Video if new Wigan Athletic signing Kristofer Haestad January 3rd, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan have completed the signing of Norwegian midfielder Kristofer Haestad. The 23-year-old international has joined the Latics on loan from IK Start. Here is a slightly pixelated video of Haestad scoring a scorcher. More Wigan news and features [Rob Parker]

  • 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]