SK Brann 0-2 Everton A satisfyingly professional performance by the Toffees. Phil Jagielka was particularly impressive, whilst Yakubu, back in the team after going walkabout, was a constant threat up front. The goals came from Leon Osman, a player with huge potential but who often seems to blow hot and cold, and Victor Anichebe (pictured […]
“My shoulders are fairly broad. You take this job knowing it’s always going to be an easy ride.”
So said Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, taking time out from making plans to ruin English football to discuss his plans to ruin English football with Sky Sports.
As reported on The Spoiler, romantic Peter Crouch ‘whisked’ (that’s the correct term for a surprise away trip, no?) WAG Abi Clancy to Paris – the imagination on that man! – for a pre-Valentines break. Abi conformed the golden rule of fashion – when in Paris, wear a stripey top and jeans that make your […]
September 1981 Glenn Hoddle relaxes in his featureless, suburban garden with then-wife Anne (they are now divorced) in London. Gripping feature about reincarnation in Woman magazine, Glenn? Photo Allsport UK /Allsport
PSV Eindhoven opened up a nine-point gap at the top of Eredivisie despite only drawing 1-1 with Heerenveen. The result did mean that Heerenveen moved up to second in the table at the expense of Ajax. Heerenveen are level on 44 points with Ajax, but are ahead by seven on goal difference – precisely the number they put past Vitesse Arnhem last week. Feyenoord and NAC are also on 44 points in what seems to be a neck-and-neck race for second place.
I did toy with the Fat man to be suspended headline, but there you go. Heavyweight Inter Milan striker (are they still admitting to owning him?) Adriano decided to rediscover his form by bringing one of Zinedine Zidane’s most famous moves to the Brazilian league, where he is currently on loan with Sao Paulo. Adextramayo is now facing an extended spell on the sidelines for this shove of his cranium.
A tribute to the men with valium voicesâ€¦ 1. Glenn Roeder I dare you to watch all ten minutes of this video without falling asleep and dribbling on your keyboardâ€¦ A post-football career as a motivational speaker awaits.
Check out some of the horrific coiffs on Italian journeyman defender Milanese, who played for QPR not so long ago. He prefers a variation on a single theme – and that theme is: ‘my hair is indisputedly shit’. Thanks to Zekky for the heads-up.
Julian Bennett of Nottingham Forest celebrates his goal during the League One match between Leeds United and Forest at Elland Road on 12 February, 2008. The clash of League One’s two biggest clubs ended in a 1-1 draw, after Jermaine Beckford’s late penalty cancelled out Bennett’s header. Forest lie fourth in the table, with Leeds […]
Arsenal are back in the driving seat having opened up a five point gap with 12 games to go but Fergie insists that the title race will go down to the wire.
Itâ€™s â€˜squeaky bum timeâ€™ as the United manager would say â€“ but will Unitedâ€™s experience with title run-ins outweigh Arsenalâ€™s youthful exuberance?
The gang at Football365 are just as up in arms as us here at Pies about the Premier League’s ridiculous idea to play a 39th round of match abroad. Unlike us, Football365 has access to a sweatshop manned 24/7 by orphan orang-utans trained in the art of slogan t-shirt production. We totally agree with the sentiments of this Stick your 39th game up your bollix t-shirt though.
Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb are back on the screens this week with That Mitchell and Webb Look. Their sketch mimicking the oversaturation of football in the age of Sky Sports is particularly topical at the moment (sign the petition). As Homer Simpson once said: “It’s funny because it’s true.”
Arsene Wenger doesnâ€™t make too many mistakes in the transfer market â€“ if heâ€™s not moulding tomorrowâ€™s stars from unknowns, heâ€™s letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.
The Bundesliga’s top two went head-to-head as Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Werder Bremen. Brazilian star Diego gave Werder the lead after just six minutes. Luca Toni missed a penalty before Ze Roberto equalised for the hosts. The result means Bayern maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.
Another draw for Liverpool at the weekend has destroyed what title hopes they had for another season â€“ and they now face an equally difficult task to retain their Champions League status, especially with local rivals Everton currently riding high in fourth.
One of the players who really caught my eye at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role in the knockout stages – it’s clear he is seen as something of a luxury […]
For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor â€“ who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist – did the damage, but Rovers made them work for it, even if there was only ever […]
There’s no such thing as an overhit pass – only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.
Pies respects a player who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club’s fans claiming their keeper is ‘England’s number one’ and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello’s first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan ‘England’s No.6′ at the weekend.
Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on Englandâ€™s right side has been put up for grabs â€“ and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.