cool hit counter

Who ate all the pies

Dip in to scour the latest Deadline Day titbits...

Who Ate All The Pies Logo
latest stories

Emmanuel Adebayor is off to Man City, barring a problem with his work permit; and as that wasn’t a problem for him when he joined Arsenal, it should be fine this time around. Arsenal will get around £25m for the striker, which seems like a fair price. I think Adebayor has the potential to be […]

Danny Dichio now plays for Toronto FC in MLS. He is a cult hero of Toronto’s fans, much as he was at QPR, Sunderland and indeed most of the clubs he’s played for. That’s how Danny rolls - fans love his whole-hearted play, which he combines with a large dollop of humility. He’s made the most […]

This screenshot compares the new faces of Liverpool players for Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 with those in the previous version. All of the faces are more realistic, with the exception of Stevie G, who looks like he has bad AIDS. Torres looks spookily like the real thing, and they’ve got Carragher’s furrowed forehead spot-on. […]

It’s fairly safe to say that Stewart Downing is on his way to the Villa, for a reported fee of £12m. For all those fans who slag off Downing - there is something of the victim about him that makes him an easy target - they should remember that Glen Johnson cost £18m… Villa and Downing will […]

Latest on the JT situation: Man City boss Mark Hughes has gone public in his pursuit of Mr Chelsea, by saying that the player would benefit from a ‘change of scenery’ (not to mention a massive pay rise). Sparky said: “We would like to think we could offer John a different challenge. He’s been at […]

Hot, fresh pics of Tevez at Eastlands this afternoon. He and Sparky make a lovely couple… Click on the image to launch the gallery:

Real Madrid are currently on a pre-season tour of Ireland. Pies has some exclusive pics of His Royal Highness Cristiano Ronaldo in training for you to gawp at… Click on the image to launch the gallery [Photos: PA]:

Think you know who the ball-faced footballer is? (Click image to enlarge) Leave a comment with your answer. Yesterday’s answer: Gilles Grimandi Many different Arsenal players were named, but only a couple of you got it right. Richie B was the first reader to nail it. As he said, ‘something about the sleeves is saying […]

A simple vote, just because I’d be interested to see which fans ‘win’. (I know who my money is on, just as I know who I’d vote for - every time - but I won’t say just now.) So let it out… which team’s fans do you find the most irritating, self-righteous, idiotic etc? Vote below: Which of […]

The A is for my authority, which many players seem to question, thinking they’re somehow going to make me change my mind. B is for babies, which a lot of managers cry like after a decision has not gone their way. C is for the continual criticism I recieve from the touchline - get back in […]

Hadouken! Pub quiz ammo: Ken’s surname is Masters. Got a shit lookalike for Pies? Email me now with your shout.

Gabriel Obertan looks like the result of a failed Fly-style teleportation experiment between Mikael Silvestre and Barack Obama. But he sounds much more like compatriot Thierry Henry… Va va voom.

I’ll admit it: I want Michael Owen to be the Premier League’s top scorer this season. There, I said it. Then I want him to go to the World Cup with England and win the Golden Shoe/Boot/Whatever FIFA call it now. It’s a crazy dream, I know, but then a small part of me still […]

The world tour for Tony Hart’s Gallery was a massive success As expected, Tevez is off to City, for £25.5m. And so another pampered ego who couldn’t do his time on the bench moves on. But will things be any different for the whinging Tevez at Eastlands? Let’s look at the facts… City’s ridiculously swollen […]

Becks is back in training for LA Galaxy. Here he faces the usual array of media microphones. [Photo: PA] Yesterday Dave had his first training session with the Galaxy, after returning from his loan spell in Milan. His public feud with team-mate Landon Donovan was the issue on every reporter’s lips, but Becks claimed that […]

1. Oasis and Kasabian back England 2018 World Cup bid. [@ England 2018 bid] 2. Very sad news. John Hartson diagnosed with brain cancer. [@ BBC] 3. Man Utd to sign the ‘new Ronaldinho’? [@ Guardian] 4. Watch Alex Ferguson’s first press conference ahead of the new season. [@ 101GreatGoals] 5. Kiko Macheda robbed at […]

Hmm, this wasn’t what I ordered. Today’s quote of the day was uttered by Man Utd boss Alex Ferguson: “It is the end of our [transfer] business, so all these stories about who were are supposed to be getting – forget it.” Either this is a huge bluff or Fergie is pocketing a very large […]

I think today’s StB is quite tough. You may disagree… Who’s the faceless Arsenal player? If you think you know, leave a comment with your answer. [Click the image to enlarge, Photo: PA] Friday’s answer: Juan Sebastian Veron No, those aren’t the swarthy arms of Ryan Giggs. Congrats to those of you who identified the […]

One of these men may feature at the 2018 World Cup Even though 2018 seems an awful long way off, imagine how amazing it would be to have a World Cup in England… For many of us, it’s something we’ve never had the chance to experience, and more than 50 years after 1966, Pies thinks […]

Just a goal of absolute beauty and as fine an entry into Pies’ canon of forgotten wonder goals as you could ever hope to see; King Keggy’s involvement in it is key. And what a lovely Southampton kit that was. [Spotted @ Guardian]

Where did all the moustaches go? These days it’s all bare upper lips and waxed chests. Shame. Get a load of this… Caesar Jenkyns Hail Caesar. The rugged Welshman was one of the hardest defenders of his era - he played for Woolwich Arsenal from 1895-96, and became the Gooners’ first ‘international’ captain. Bob Holmes Elementary. […]

OK, this is shit, but shit meaning good - Landycakes needs bigger hair and a meaner glare, but he’s not far off. And any time I can squeeze a pixelated game character into Shit Lookalikes, I leap at the chance. If you’ve never played Dragon Ball Z, there’s more on Vegata here. Got any more videogame […]

How do Galacticos break the ice? By comparing pay packets? If so, C-Ron wins. And do you think Raul is jealous of the new young crop of superstars at his club? Would love to be a fly on the wall at one Madrid’s pre-season training sessions.

The USA has never lost a group match in the history of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That record was severely tested by Haiti this weekend, when only a brilliant Stuart Holden strike in injury time saved the pre-tournament favourites from an embarrassing defeat. Highlights of the 2-2 draw below: Despite the draw, the Haitians still […]

‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this…’ ‘Just smile Daveed, everything will be fine…’ So David Bentley was thumped in the face as he sat in a restaurant. Not nice for the player and especially nasty for his heavily preggo wife, who witnessed the attack. Even if there’s a very small part of you that […]