• Quotes of the Week November 29th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    http://www.cto-ict.org/images/queen.jpg There have been some cracking quotes floating around this week, including one from HRH Queen Elizabeth II (presumably a Reading fan?) when she quipped “Football’s a difficult business… and aren’t they prima donnas?” when speaking to…

  • Carlos Tevez forced to train in a Brazil shirt November 29th, 2006 West Ham Utd

    Jokers in the West Ham squad have forced Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez to train in a Brazil shirt after he stormed out of Upton Park after being substituted against Sheffield United. Tevez was reportedly also ordered to pay a £1,000 fine to Great Ormond Street Hospital by the dressing room jury. Manager Alan Pardew announced […]

  • Reebok? MY pitch says Jose. November 28th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Chelsea gaffer, Jose Mourinho is hoping the sacrifice of staying in the north this week will result in another campaign-defining victory at Bolton. Mourinho’s side have virtually won the title twice at the Reebok and this time, the The Oilers will go into the game knowing three points on Wednesday evening could haul them level […]

  • Beardo’s brace for Whitecaps November 28th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Why would you want to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps playing a game in 1983 against a team called the Sounders? Well, apart from the fact that the Sounders is a funny team name and that listening to foreign commentary is always a giggle, you can see Peter Beardsley scoring a couple of cheeky goals for […]

  • Bayern boss attacks Abramovich November 28th, 2006 Chelsea

    http://www.valechumbar.com/media/uploads/abramovich.jpg Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s spending power is stifling competition in European football. The former West German striker told Kicker magazine: “Given what Abramovich does every summer in the transfer market, how can German clubs stay competitive?” Rummenigge also accused…

  • Why it’s safe for Freddy Adu to move to Manchester United November 28th, 2006 Man Utd

    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 […]

  • Watford v Sheffield United November 28th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Watford and Sheffield United face each other in the Premiership tonight, but they have already met this year. Back in February it was a promotion tussle, this evening it is the stereotypical relegation battle six-pointer. Either side can put themselves on the verge of escaping the relegation zone with a win. Watford were comfortable winners […]

  • Preston North End stadium announcer in trouble over Uriah Rennie jibe November 28th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    The FA are to contact Preston North End after their stadium announcer had a cheeky half-time dig at referee Uriah Rennie during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace. Announcer Adam Catterall (pictured) said as the teams emerged after the break: "Welcome to the second half of the Uriah Rennie show." Somebody give that man a […]

  • One reason why footballers on the front row of team photos should always be kneeling November 28th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    The beauty of Who Ate All The Pies compared to straight football news websites is that we can post a picture like the one below with no sign of an accompanying story purely because it’s funny! So while we will always keep you updated with our slant on all the latest football news, you can […]

  • Tevez says “Sorry” (or whatever the Spanish equivalent is) November 27th, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    West Ham’s Carlos Tevez has said he is sorry for his huge hissy fit that saw him stropping out of Upton Park after he was substituted at the weekend. The Argentine striker was keen to make amends for reacting angrily during the 1-0 win against Sheffield United. He said: "I know I did very wrong […]

  • The Ronaldinho XI November 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Imagine this. Eleven Ronaldinhos. Well, that’s exactly what some Japanese ad execs thought, and with a bit of wizardry, they made it happen. Watch and imagine just how frightening a team of Ronnies would be (and no, I’m not including the teeth in that). You can see how it was made by clicking here. [Mof […]

  • Blatter rules out video replays November 27th, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    http://www.dw-world.de/image/0,,1610642_4,00.jpg FIFA president Sepp Blatter (pictured left showing off his footballing skills) has all but ruled out the introduction of video replays saying he would never allow matches to be halted as long as he remained the most powerful figure in world football. Whether he actually said that he was the most powerful figure in world football is debatable. Anyway…

  • Blind World Cup under way… but are France bending the rules? November 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Continuing on an alternative World Cup theme, the World Championships of Soccer for the Blind has kicked off in Argentina. The tournament got under way on Friday and will conclude this Thursday. Brazil, Paraguay, England, Spain, France, Japan, South Korea and the hosts are all competing. Although the games are generally played in good spirit, […]

  • Northern Cyprus triumph in ELF Cup for nations that don’t exist November 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    You may not be surprised to know that the unofficial World Cup/tourism-boosting PR exercise taking place in Northern Cyprus we told you about has been won by… Northern Cyprus! The pre-tournament favourites narrowly defeated the mighty Zanzibar 5-0 in the semi-final before scraping past Crimea 3-1 to lift the trophy. Perhaps less predictable and more […]

  • Classic Moment: Nicolas Anelka scores for Arsenal against Manchester United, 1997 November 27th, 2006 Arsenal

    Nicolas Anelka scored a spectacular goal against Arsenal on Saturday to open his account for Bolton, but here he is back in the days when he was happy and skinny scoring his first goal for the Gunners. An 18-year-old Anelka scored this goal against Manchester United in 1997 as he helped his side towards the […]

  • Good weekend, bad weekend November 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Good weekendGlenn Roeder Was unable to hide his delight as Newcastle recorded their first league win in nine against Portsmouth.Eggert Magnusson The new West Ham owner took the applause of the crowd before watching a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.Nicolas Anelka What away to get off the mark for Bolton! A brace (including this cracker) […]

  • This week’s Premiership predictions November 24th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    SaturdayCharlton v Everton (12.45pm) Despite the fact that Les Reed has now had another week to get to know the squad he’s been working with all season (excuses, excuses), I can’t see him turning it around. 0:2Aston Villa v Middlesbrough (3pm) Villa are due a result before their promising start slips away. Boro are a […]

  • Graham Poll given a rest November 24th, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    Graham ‘F**king’ Poll has been taken out of the Premiership spotlight to protect him from press scrutiny, according to reports. The official line is that Poll is on annual leave, but the Daily Mail (a reputable source of course) claims that Poll has been prevented from refereeing this weekend and during next week’s busy midweek […]

  • The Anfield Rap November 24th, 2006 Liverpool

    If anyone can… Macca can… Macca can Macca can Macca can… jesus wept. The Anfield is, in equal measures, a brilliant footy single and a terrible car crash of disasterous things. Like Alan Hansen rapping and dancing. Anyway, all join in, LIVERPOOL FC ARE HARD AS HELL.

  • Hollowatch: I don’t like cricket… November 24th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    With the Ashes hardly gripping the nation (well, it’s on at a stupid time isn’t it?), Cricket seems to be sneaking in to every type of article. Well, here at Pies, we’re no exception. When Ian Holloway was asked about the loafers game, as usual, he came up with some comedy gold. "No. I don’t […]

  • Fantasy Friday: week 14 review November 24th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Football, like life, is full of little mysteries. For example, how did Tony Dorigo win 25 England caps? Or, where exactly is Paddy Kenny‘s eyebrow right now? The question I really want to know the answer to is much closer to home: how have I been top of the Fantasy Football table for three weeks? […]

  • Ryan Giggs, Johnny Vegas and a monkey (there’s no punchline, it’s an ITV Digital advert) November 24th, 2006 Man Utd

    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]

  • Reading ban testimonials. Spare a thought for Graeme Murty November 24th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Reading chairman John Madejski has announced that captain Graeme Murty (pictured) will not be given a testimonial even if he signs a new contract to take him into his tenth year at the club. The 32-year-old, who is currently mulling over a new deal, is out of contract in the summer after nine seasons with […]

  • Kit Parade: Celta Vigo November 23rd, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Celta Vigo are at St James’ Park this evening to face Newcastle in the Uefa Cup (watch it live on Five, kick-off 7.45pm). If their kit looks familiar to you, blame the lazy designers at Umbro. It is basically the England kit in different colours, and with extra Citroen for your money. The shirt is […]

  • Cricketers still playing footy? November 23rd, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    So, as you mental cricket fas are watching our lads get the living crap kicked out of them by Ricky Ponting in the Ashes, it would seem that our England boys could do with an eagle-eyed fielder to throw down his stumps. Sadly, Gary Pratt, the bloke who achieved cult hero status in 2005 by […]