Tabloid hacks with the ability to put two and two together â€“ there are some out there â€“ have naturally decided that Juande Ramos, Spurs’ new head honcho, will raid the changing room at his former club Sevilla. Which all means that we’ll be seeing the likes of Fredi Kanoute and Daniel Alves playing at [...]
In which Gus Poyet, Tottenham’s new sidekick, inflicts some awesome ‘karate goalness’ on Sunderland. And what a sublime chip from Gianfranco Zola to set Poyet up. Now, if Gus can only teach Jermaine Jenas to do that at Spurs, he will be on to something.
Why doesn’t the Premier League have more hot cheerleaders at every game? They do it in America for the NFL, so why not over here? I appreciate they are there to keep the fans entertained whilst there’s yet another break in play for TV commercials, but stillâ€¦ what’s not to like? Especially when it’s Halloween, [...]
HEROES Rob Green Saved a last-gasp penalty (pictured) to snatch a point for West Ham at Pompey. Surely Green now has to be taken seriously for England’s No.1 shirt instead of Paul Robinson? Cesc Fabregas Showed off the full extent of his freakish maturity and talent with a wonderfully authoritative performance at Anfield. Stevie G [...]
January 1980 Diego Maradona, aged 19, stretches as he prepares to get out of bed at home in Argentina. Note the teddy bear and I Love Soccer sticker on his wall. Aw, he was just like any other teenager â€“ except he was also the most talented young footballer in the world. And a teddy [...]
The New York Giants practice prior to their NFL game (no, it’s not an exhibition match this time) against the Miami Dolphins, which will be played at Wembley Stadium tomorrow. The Giants should stomp all over the Dolphins, who have been abject this season: they have lost all seven of their games so far, whereas [...]
GAME OF THE WEEK
Liverpool v Arsenal, Larwo 1-1, Pies 1-2
This is the first big test that Arsenal have faced this season and with Liverpool all but out of the Champions League, it couldn’t have come at a better time at Anfield with confidence low at Anfield.
If you are tempted by the prospect of buying Alan Hansen’s Sports Challenge â€“ one of those interactive DVD-style quiz things â€“ for your PC or console, then don’t. It’s poo, at least according to one reviewer from website RewiredMind, who savaged it: ‘Alan Hansenâ€™s Sports Challenge is an abomination of monstrous proportions. If youâ€™ve [...]
Poor old ‘Arry’s face has been fighting a losing battle with gravity for as long as we can remember, not unlike his canine counterpart â€“ watch out Louise, it’s only a matter of until until Jamie does the same
Pro Evo wouldn’t be the same without a few amusing bugs and glitches, so it’s nice to know that the latest version of The Greatest Videogame Series Ever Made still has the capacity to f**k up at strange moments. This glitch is one of the funniest I’ve seen.
1 Partizan, Aston Villa, Real Zaragoza, Parma AC, Osasuna, Toronto FC (currently there on trial). Whose career? 2 Benelucky was the official mascot at which major football tournament? 3 What links Tomas Brolin, Hidetoshi Nakata, Tino Asprilla, Hernan Crespo, Lilian Thuram and Hristo Stoichkov? 4 Just one Scottish player was named in Pele’s ’100 Greatest [...]
Forget Martin Jol’s sacking, the mess that is the England national team, Liverpool’s Champions League worries and all other football stories. This is the question on the lips of every true football fan: has Posh had breast implants? When Posh went on Chris Moyles’ radio show recently, he accused her of getting implantsâ€¦ Moyles: ‘Everybody [...]
According to reports, Martin Jol was actually sacked before last night’s kick-off â€“ great timing, no? I doubt Jol’s mind was on the match as much as it should have been, and that was reflected in Spurs’ tepid performance. Getafe are in the bottom three of Spain’s Primera Liga, and so this should have been [...]
A solid home win for David Moyes’s men. Tim Cahill, who lasted 65 minutes before being substituted, scored on his return from a long-term injury. It’s hard to underestimate just how much Everton have missed the combative Aussie since he last played for them in March. He’s their key player, their talisman, their heartbeat. Mikel [...]
In 1986, cult Birkenhead punk-folk band Half Man Half Biscuit â€“ one of John Peel’s favourite all-time groups â€“ released their infamous debut single, ‘The Trumpton Riots’. On the B-side was the almost-as-infamous track, ‘All I want for Christmas is a Dukla Prague away kit’, a wonderful study of adolescent rivalry and table football. Here’s [...]
It seems theyâ€™ve tried everything but bionic body parts to try and restore Andriy Shevchenko to his former glory at Stamford Bridge â€“ including enlisting the help of former athlete, Darren Campbell, to remind him how to run.
April 1978 George Best presents Pele (he’s the one wearing the red ‘sports suit’) with a plaque commemorating the Brazilian as the best football player in the world during ‘Pele Appreciation Day’ at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, California. A friendly match was played between the LA Aztecs and NY Cosmos to mark the occasion. [...]
Even on this YouTube video, you can hear the oohs and aahs of anticipation from the Southampton fans every time Walcott gets the ball. His feet were clearly faster than his brain, but Arsene Wenger is seeing to it that Walcott turns into a talent England can be proud of.
Little Lionel Messi, probably the best player in the world right now, has accused Rangers of playing ‘anti-football’, after the Scottish club held Messi’s Barcelona to a 0-0 draw at Ibrox on Tuesday in the Champions League. Messi said: ‘It’s incredible. Rangers didn’t want to play football. They practised anti-football from the first minute and [...]