The Premier League plans to use goalline technology to settle disputes over whether balls have crossed the line from the 2008-09 season. England’s top 20 clubs are expected to have their system of goalline sensors, a version of the HawkEye technology already used in tennis and cricket, in place by then at a cost per [...]
In one of the biggest shocks of the weekend, Ajax cut PSVâ€™s lead at the top of the Eredivisie to five points after battering them 5-1 away from home. With five games remaining, things look to be hotting up. Pick of the goals from the game is this ripsnorter for Sneijder. Pick that out! Goal [...]
All is evidently not well at Manchester City. Despite getting a decent result at the weekend, trouble is still brewing. The latest in the Citeh saga is surrounding the contraversial attack by Richard Dunne on his team mates last week. Now, former skipper Sylvain Distin has revealed the depth of discontent within the Blues camp [...]
Every footballphobic geek’s worst nightmareâ€¦
Hardâ€¦ to typeâ€¦ throughâ€¦ the tearsâ€¦ (sniff)â€¦ his hair is so lovelyâ€¦
1 ‘Taking me from behind is something that is not worthy behaviour of a man.’ Inter Milan’s Nicolas Burdisso after having his nose busted by David Navarro of Valencia. 2 ‘I don’t like Ben Foster because he’s just ended my dream.’ Ian Holloway on Man Utd’s on-loan keeper, who performed heroics for Watford against Plymouth [...]
1 Crewe Alexandra, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace, Coventry City (current). Whose career?2 I was born on 31 Dec 1960. I started my career as a midfielder, before moving into defence. My first professional club was Gillingham. I once scored 19 goals in a season for Man Utd. Who am I?3 Picture round. Who’s the snappy [...]
‘Who are ya?!’ Fair play to Savage for standing up and taking the joke. I don’t know why the darts players had to stop for the noise – they spend their whole lives playing in pubs! [As spotted on The Offside]
SATURDAYMan Utd v BoltonLawro: 2-0Pies: 1-1 Chelsea v Sheffield Utd Lawro: 2-0 (oh do f**k off Lawro) Pies: 3-0 Middlesbrough v Man City Lawro: 1-1 Pies: 1-0
I used to love Mancini, with his feathery hair and casual brilliance â€“ he made scoring goals look so damn easy. The team I support in Italy is Sampdoria, purely because Mancini played for them in the Eighties and Nineties.
Managers and chairmen have predictably ridiculed Football League proposals to decide drawn games with a penalty shoot-out, for which a bonus point would be awarded to the winning team. This radical idea, a brainstorm of Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney, would supposedly make games more exciting. Personally, I think it’s a barmy idea – as [...]
Weclome to Haiku Corner, a serene spot where Pies can sit, meditate and then come up with stunningly brilliant football-related haiku. This week we focus on the magician that is Tottenham’s Dimitar Berbatov. All in white this knightbrightens the Lane with shining goals.But Mido is shit.
That’s right, there is an entire blog dedicated to one football transfer, namely David Beckham’s move to the LA Galaxy. At the moment it’s essentially a Beckham news blog, but it does give you an idea of just how excited some Americans are at the prospect of Becks coming to play in their country: ‘The [...]
Is this the jammiest goal ever scored in the history of the Premier League? Diaby is one lucky lucky sod. Diaby 0-1 AstonVilla-ArsenalUploaded by Tyfoon-Gunners
With Valencia’s David Navarro being handed a seven month ban after battering Nicolas Burdisso, it’s only fair to make him look even more stupid by showing his fracas again. However, this time it’s soundtracked by the Benny Hill theme.
The Football League board is to consider a proposal to scrap draws and decide matches by penalty shoot-outs according to the BBC. Obviously they’ve gone completely mental. The idea will be discussed by Football League chairmen and chief executives at a board meeting on Thursday. There is no indication as to when this could happen [...]
Some players have faces that are crying out to be hit with a fierce jab-cross-uppercut combination, rather than the usual girly slaps dished out on the pitch. Here is our list of Premiership players who we’d like to slap down. 1 El-Hadji Diouf Bolton’s spitting striker is truly the king of slappable (is that even [...]
Commentator Martin Tyler doesn’t seem to realise that’s it’s gone in (either that or the audio is out of sync). A wonderful strike to light up a pretty pointless friendly.
Italian football is making me sick at the moment. Match fixing, rioting than lead to the death of a policeman, the debacle that followed when the San Siro was opened without proper security, and now, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini refusing to apologise after making derogatory comments about Fiorentina’s Romanian striker Adrian Mutu. Zamparini was furious [...]
Today Valencia and Inter Milan will find out if they are to be punished by Uefa for the huge fisticuffs that ensued after their Champions League tie. Valencia duo Carlos Marchena and David Navarro and Inter’s Nicolas Burdisso, Ivan Cordoba and Maicon were also charged with gross unsporting conduct. Uefa’s Control and Disciplinary Body will [...]
Name Cheryl TweedyNationality BritishWAG ofâ€¦ Chelski and England left-back Ashley Cole. And here is OK magazine to prove their love is for real, honest it is.Fame ranking 9/10 – every teenage boy and his right hand knows about Girls Aloud.Babe ranking 7/10 – some may consider her a bit chavtastic for their taste, but you [...]
The pitch: high-school soccer team is losing 2-1 with less than five seconds to play. The goalie (the one in orange) rushes out to help his team-mates snatch an equaliser and bangs in a wonder volley from 30 yards just as the clock reaches zero. Only in America baby!
As reported in The Sun, Jose Mourinho will join Real Madrid as head coach this summer, but only if Frank Lampard comes too. The paper claims The Special One is resigned to leaving Chelsea this summer – he has already declared an interest in managing Madrid some day â€“ and wants to build a Real [...]
Apologies for the repost, and ignore it if you’ve seen it before, but otherwise read onâ€¦ Please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top, find the time to vote for us in the sport category of the Ask.com Best of Brit Blog Awards 2007. You have to register to vote, but it only takes [...]
He may have made his stomach fall to bits by playing whilst injured, but contrary to reports, Thierry Henry insists that he hasn’t played his last game for Arsenal. The Gunners captain has said that he will stay with the club "for life". Henry, now out for the season after he buggered up his groin [...]