• Arsene warns against arrogance October 31st, 2006 Arsenal

    http://soccernet-att.espn.go.com/design05/images/domr/arsenewenger205_cb_g.jpg Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal boys against displaying the ‘arrogance’ they showed when they played against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The arrogance which he speaks of is the result of…

  • Celtic lose Benfica match over coin toss October 31st, 2006 Miscellaneous

    The last time Celtic travelled to Portugal to take on Benfica in the European Cup, the game was decided in the strangest a manners. Celtic took an impressive 3-0 victory with them, but a Eusebio inspired side saw Benfica win the return fixture by the same score. With penalty shoot outs not on the agenda, […]

  • 10 Conclusions from this weekend’s Premiership matches October 30th, 2006 Top 10s & lists

    1 When you are as good as Wayne Rooney, you don’t just lose the ability to score goals overnight.2 Sometimes a couple of underrated Englishmen are better than two superstar Argentinians. Step forward Teddy Sheringham and Hayden Mullins.3 Sticking nine men in your penalty area and defending for dear life can be an effective method […]

  • Funny referee video clips compilation October 30th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    After Neil Warnock‘s excellent rant last week, Jose Mourinho has (you may not be surprised to hear) been criticising referees this week. The Special One blasted referee Martin Atkinson for awarding Sheffield United a penalty during Saturday’s match. This video ought to remind us what a difficult job match officals have to do! [Rob Parker]

  • Classic World Cup logo t-shirts from Retro League October 30th, 2006 Kits & fashion

    This Deutschland 1974 t-shirt is one of a range from Retro League featuring logos from classic World Cups. The collection also includes t-shirts for Argentina 1978 and Mexico 1986. The stylish shirts are also slim-fitting as an extra nod to the period. Click here to buy it. [Via Retro to Go] [Rob Parker]

  • Good weekend, bad weekend October 30th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Good weekend Alan Pardew There is nothing like three points to get the critics of your back. A 2-1 win over Blackburn was West Ham’s first victory since the opening day.Wayne Rooney Monkeys have been departing backs left, right and centre this weekend. A hat-trick for Wazza at Bolton ended his goal drought in style.Liverpool […]

  • I Ate All The Pies T-Shirt October 29th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Everytime you come to the finest football site on the web, you are asked a question. That question being, "Who ate all the pies?" Well, thanks to the folks at Football365, you can now answer that question in T-Shirt form. You can proudly strut around claiming "I ate all the pies" whilst balancing a pint […]

  • Boring Boring Football pines Wenger October 29th, 2006 Arsenal

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/2005/01/17/sfnhan17.jpg Arsene Wenger loves the beautiful game. Us fans love the beautiful game too. However, people who support smaller clubs like watching their side beat Arsenal by any means even more. Which is precisely Arsene’s gripe. Wenger has said that he’s becoming bored by…

  • Classic Moments – Denis Law sends Man United down October 29th, 2006 Man City

    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 […]

  • Kieron Dyer is out again after a ‘freak’ eye injury October 27th, 2006 Newcastle Utd

    Newcastle‘s comeback kid Kieron Dyer is injured again after maked a 30 minute comeback against Portsmouth in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night. Dyer’s notorious groins and hamstrings are still intact, but the midfielder is now facing at least two weeks on the sidelines after picking up an injury to his left eye. Rumours that […]

  • Classic Moments: Dennis Wise scores against AC Milan October 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Dennis Wise has taken over the reigns at Leeds this week. Here is one of his finest moments as a player: a spectacular equaliser against AC Milan in the Champions League in 1999. [Rob Parker]

  • This week’s Premiership predictions October 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    SaturdaySheffield United v Chelsea (12.45pm) I hope the Blades make a game of it, but I can’t see anything other than a big Chelsea win. 0:4Arsenal v Everton (3pm) Arsenal are back in top gear and should have enough to see if Everton if they get the first goal. 2:0Bolton v Manchester United (3pm) Fergie […]

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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 […]