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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

April 25th, 2008

1. Career path ASEC Abidjan, Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiakos, AS Monaco, Barcelona (current) 2. Multiple choice Which of these clubs has Fabio Capello not managed? a) Juventus, b) AC Milan, c) Roma, d) Parma 3. Picture round Who’s got chest control? 4. Team-mates Mido, Frank Stapleton, Benni McCarthy and Jan Molby have all played for […]

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Good old Kevin Keegan has got Newcastle playing exciting football once again and the fans who feared they were set for a relegation scrap are enjoying the no frills football of mid-table obscurity. But judging by some of the rumours knocking around, Keegan is keen to kick-on and move the Magpies further up the table.

So Liverpool have officially launched their new adidas home kit. And here it is… According to Liverpool’s official website, “The designs are already a big hit at Melwood, where the attention to detail and new V-neck are proving popular.” Yeah, I can see Dirk Kuyt having such a conversation with Peter Crouch: “Ooh, Crouchy, I […]

RANGERS 0-0 FIORENTINA And still the Glasgow club keeps its hopes of a quadruple alive. They’ve been here before in this competition, namely in the quarter final, when they looked average in the first leg at home, drew 0-0, then stole a professional away victory, against Sporting Lisbon. Fiorentina are a better team than Sporting, […]

Did I say mean? I meant absolutely shit – this is so embarrassing you have to watch it with fingers in your ears, to prevent exposure to a woeful Jamaican/Geordie accent.

Depending on who you listen to, Arsenal have discovered either the new Dennis Bergkamp, the new Liam Brady, the new Alex Hleb or the new Cesc Fabregas. No matter which of these players’ shadows you choose to impose over 16-year-old Jack Wilshere, the amount of saliva emanating from the mouths of Arsenal fans is equal. His performance this week against West Ham in a reserve match has left many Gunners urging Arsene Wenger to ‘do a Cesc’ and draft WIlshere into the first-team despite his tender years.

No doubting the big game this weekend. The title will all but be decided at Stamford Bridge tomorrow lunchtime as Chelsea take on Man Yoo in what Sky Sports may or may not be calling the Battle for the Universe in an action-packed commercial set to the Star Wars theme. Anyway, here is a classic moment sent in by Pies reader Mr E Dunphy, of Dublin.

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Come with me, Pies readers, on a journey through time and space. Well, a journey inside the brain of Matthieu Flamini actually. The Frenchman’s logic has got me a little baffled so I’m hoping that we will be able to piece together some answers between us.

The basic premise of this new Pepsi advert is that lots of different people are asked to design their own football-related commercial. The results include Cesc Fabregas dashing round playing guitar while dressed as Indiana Jones, and Frank Lampard eating (no suprise there, you might think) and attempting volleys while dressed as a ninja.

Somebody should have told C-Ron that you are supposed to wait until the final before a display like this. Whereas the AC Milan man was dedicating victory to JC, Ronaldo was presumably seeking redemption for another dive. The eleventh commandment according to C-Ron: “Thou shalt give me a free-kick if I hit the deck.”

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Any ideas what Ronaldo’s reverse angle would show? I Belong At Real?

RTE pundit Dunphy doesn’t hold back in his condemnation of C-Ron’s “disgraceful” performance against Barcelona last night: Bit harsh on Ronaldo, no? His petulant, look-at-me display was distasteful, but not disgraceful.

Didn’t get a chance to post this up yesterday. For the seven people in England who heven’t yet seen it, here’s Jon Arne Riise’s tragi-comic own goal: Oops. You have to laugh (unless you’re a Liverpool fan).

Le Tissier sticks it to Thommo when Havant & Waterlooville take the lead at Anfield: More after the break…

The Champions League semi-final picture is no clearer after the first legs. Both games ended in draws, with little to choose between either set of teams. Chelsea probably have the edge after Riise’s late own goal, but it’s way too early to write off Liverpool, who outplayed the Blues for most of the first leg […]

BARCELONA Valdés Rarely called on, had no say in Ronaldo’s penalty miss. 6 Zambrotta Showed his pedigree and almost scored with a killer shot from range. 7 Márquez Very fortunate to get away with a foul on C-Ron in the area. Otherwise solid. 6 Milito Unlucky to give away the penalty so early on, but […]

This just in from Popbitch: “Ken Loach is making a biopic of Eric Cantona‘s time at Man Utd, provisionally titled Finding Eric. The director hasn’t lost his “man of the people” credentials. Rather than staying in the posh Lowry Hotel he’s in a big standard 3 star place, refusing the services of a chauffeur and […]

Pies has looked deep into its crystal match ball. This is how our team of footy-mad bloggers thinks tonight’s Barca vs Man Utd clash will pan out: Ollie, Pies Ed. “Fresh from predicting a 1-1 draw at Anfield last night – not an amazing feat, I admit – I can confidently say that I have […]

In which Barca, inspired by the genius of Hristo Stoichkov and Romario, dished out a football lesson to United. HARD FACT Man Yoo have never beaten Barcelona in the Camp Nou.

C-Ron juggles a ball during a Man Utd training session at the Camp Nou, ahead of tonight’s Champions League semi final against Barcelona. Photo Martin Rickett/PA Wire

En-route to the Treble, United enjoyed two thrilling 3-3 draws with Barca in the Champions League group stage. In a true group of death, Barca were eliminated as the Red Devils and their future final opponents, Bayern Munich, progressed. During the opening group game at Old Trafford, David Beckham gave United a 3-2 lead with this trademark free-kick. All the good work was undone by naughty Nicky Butt who conceded a penalty for handball and (literally) handed Barca a point.

On the left is Tom Hicks Jr, son of Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks (funny that). On the right is Foster Gillett, son of Liverpool co-owner George. Both heirs attended last night’s Champions League semi final at Anfield; both men were seen wearing a Liverpool scarf – Hicks Jr even waved his about like a proper […]

Good to see that Thommo, an ex-Liverpool stalwart, is professional enough to retain his composure when things don’t go his way… If this childish petulance represents the level of punditry in this country, we’re in serious trouble. Desperate stuff. Chaps, you’re not down the pub.

LIVERPOOL Jose Reina Had little to do. Some decent distribution out of hand, and could do nothing about Riise’s own goal 6/10 Alvaro Arbeloa Not one of his best games. Sloppy in possession. 5 Jamie Carragher A typically committed performance from a player who thrives on nights like this. Not pretty, but very effective. 7 […]

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1 If John Arne Riise had a sensible haircut he probably wouldn’t have diverted Salomon Kalou’s cross into his net.

Pies’ gang of “experts” (cough) calls tonight’s CL semi: Ollie, Pies Ed. “The red team will score first, then the blue team will equalise. Either that, or it will happen the other way around. This is a nailed-on 1-1 draw. Again.” Prediction 1-1 Lee, Chelsea Pies Ed. “Nothing (literally nothing) will happen for 60 minutes, […]