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We all remember Kevin Keegan’s after school endeavours don’t we? His disastrous appearance on Superstars, his ‘hit’ single ‘Head Over Heels’ and of course, doing ads for Brut aftershave. Well, King Kev also did a public service advert for crossing the road with safety. Well, watch it again… with disastrous results once more. That jacket/hair […]

For all the entertaining football, promotions and close run title races, the defining moment of Kevin Keegan’s first reign as Newcastle United boss was arguably this blubbering moan about Alex Ferguson.

Well, Pies will be featuring a lot of Kevin Keegan-related stuff this week, in light of the extraordinary news that King Kev has been appointed Newcastle United manager, for the second time in his career. I confess that I didn’t see that coming, even when Sky Sports News was running it as their main ‘story’ […]

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Yowza! Big news. HRH King Kevin Keegan is returning to Newcastle United to manage the club for the second time. The 56-year-old has been confirmed as Sam Allardyce’s replacement at St James’ Park. Keegan said on Monday: “I’m not ruling myself out or in. It’s a club I love, everyone knows that.”

I love the fact that the great Diego Maradona used to wear a shirt sponsored by… a chocolate bar. Because Maradona himself looked like he might have received and then consumed a few complimentary Mars bars whilst he was at Napoli. However, that didn’t seem to affect his godlike performance for the Italian club. Waistline […]

I guess from the national papers that it’s MAJOR NEWS that Il Postino, Fabio Capello, faces a tax investigation in Italy re: his earnings when he was head coach of Juventus. The FA knew about it before they hired Capello, and now we know about it too. This relentless dirt-digging from the mainstream press is […]

This lovely goal, scored in a pre-season friendly against SC Weiz of Austria in July 2005, is all about TH’s great first touch; the second and third touches are even better. When I see a video like this, it makes me realise that I genuinely miss Henry. English football is a slightly worse place without […]

Karlsruher players warm up during their mid-season training camp at the Gloria Verde Hotel in Belek, Turkey. Photo Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images

79005504.jpg1. Have you ever seen Glenn Roeder smile? I mean really, really smile? The sort of sincere smile where your eyes go all twinkly. I can’t remember it ever happening. Not that Glenn had much to smile about, after his Norwich City side were knocked out by Bury last night, but still. Even thinking about him depresses me :(
2. 500 games in a Liverpool shirt for Jamie Carragher – whatever you think of Mad Dog Carra, that’s some achievement for the ultimate one-club man.

p1_klinsmann_0922.jpg‘In Klinsmann, Bayern are getting one of football’s few real galacticos, and they’re doing it on the cheap, compared to the tens of millions it would cost to bring in a Ronaldinho or Kaka.’ Reuters Soccer Blog

Subside Sports is selling a Man Utd shirt with Dimitar Berbatov’s name and potential squad number (No.14 is vacant) on the back. Very cheeky, and guaranteed to wind up Spurs fans. Good work Subside, although I’m not sure if it’s quite enough to convince Fergie to part with the £30m+ it would take to lure […]

Man Utd fans may have notcied that Giuseppe Rossi is doing really well for Villareal in Spain’s Premira Liga. I always got the feeling that Alex Ferguson never gave the Italian-American fox-in-the-box enough of a chance at Old Trafford. Your question of the day: was Fergie right to sell Rossi? surveys – Take Our Poll

This golden oldie (the video, not King Kev) is particularly topical given that two-thirds of those featured are currently being touted as Newcastle United’s new manager. So pick the Toon’s new gaffer from the hair on offer here. Yes, apparently you could still get away with an advert this cheesey in the 1990s!

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Ajax marked their intentions for 2008 with a 6-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar, but PSV still hold a three-point lead over them at the top of the Eredivisie. PSV won 0-1 at Feyenoord, a result which allowed Ajax to leap-frog Feyenoord and move up to second.

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Pies puts together a team of players who must be wishing they had stayed at their former club rather than seeking out pastures new.

When Pompey keeper David James was asked if he would like a feel of the ball before kick-off he decided he wanted a bit more for his money…

The flashest car in the world vs the flashest footballer in the world. (And do you think Bugatti gave Cristiano a free Veyron? I doubt it.) Via The Beautiful Game

So Paulo Wanchope will no longer wear the national shirt of Costa Rica. He scored 45 goals in 72 international appearances, a very impressive return for such a wildly inconsistent player. Wanchope, still only 31 years old, played for three Premier League clubs in his career: Derby, West Ham and Man City. He was something […]

Fair play to the artist who painstakingly recreated an Argentina shirt on this busty young lady. He/she even went to the trouble of painting on the adidas logo. Admirable attention to detail. (Click to have a closer look.) More babes with balls

‘I am evaluating whether to decide on a definitive captain, or to appoint a provisional captain. I have first to know the candidates well. Please don’t take this as indecision. The captaincy issue is a very important one for England. I must come up with the right choice. A captain must be a leader, someone […]

One is a bespectacled tactician proud to be serving the English public, the other is Fabio Capello.
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Cash-strapped outfit KFC Uerdingen (they’re finger lickin’ good) have placed their manager’s post on eBay in an attempt to raise funds. The highest bidder will take charge of the bankrupt regional fourth division team for 24 hours to sample “all the joys coaching has to offer”.

Luca Toni (right) larks about in the campest possible fashion with team-mate Willy Sagnol, again during Bayern Munich’s Marbella training camp. Photo Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni lifts weights during Bayern’s training camp in Marbella, Spain. Feel the burn Luca. Photo Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images