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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

August 15th, 2008

It’s back! 1. Career path Valerenga, Rosenborg, Valencia, Besiktas, Lyon, Aston Villa (current) 2. Multiple choice In what year was Italy’s Serie A founded? a) 1898, b) 1900, c) 1902, d) 1904 3. Picture round Who dis? (Clue: he has less hair now) 4. Get shirty Danone, Sony, Tamoil and Sky Sports have all sponsored […]

Who’s in your engine room? Pies picks six midfielders who will strengthen your fantasy XI 1. Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) Pros Last season, Cesc added goals to assists. Set to improve this season. If fit, will surely play every league game. Cons Expensive to buy. More after the jump…

Mark Hughes embarrassed by home defeat Man City lost at home to Danish side FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their Uefa Cup qualifier last night. It’s a rule in European football that you should always beat a team that you can’t pronounce – City failed miserably there. Sparky’s boys should still turn the […]

Friday’s news and rumours Paul Ince struggling to make friends at Blackburn? [BBC] Martin O’Neill cup-ties Gareth Barry. Screw you, Rafa [The Sun] Wayne Rooney fit for Man Utd opener v Newcastle [Mail] Adrian Mutu ordered by Fifa to pay £13.8m in damages to Chelsea, for failed drug test. It’s the biggest fine ever given […]

That’s all we want to know… Me, I’m going for Liverpool. Call me crazy if you want, I can’t hear you. Who will win the Premier League this season? ( surveys)

Pepe Reina saves penalty to spare The Pool’s blushes Not the start Liverpool fans wanted. Liege should have won the game, but I can’t see Rafa Benitez’s team playing so badly in the return leg. Maybe Liverpool’s ghastly green kit was to blame? Click on the image below to launch the gallery. And if you […]

Arsenal off to a winning start in the Champions League Scrappy first goal, neat set-up by Walcott for the second. Job done, can’t see Twente coming back from that, although as I said in the post below, Arsenal were far from convincing. And apologies for the dire soundtrack – who thinks it’s a good idea […]

Arsenal flatter to deceive, Steve McClaren stays a loser On the face of it, this is a very solid result for Arsenal. But in truth they were second-best to Twente for long periods of this scrappy game – 1-1 would have been a more realistic scoreline. Goals by Billy Gallas and Emmanuel Adeboyor did the […]

The best caption wins a five-disc DVD box set… Poor C-Ron: sat in the stands during Sunday’s Community Shield, all alone and probably wishing he was in Madrid. Oh well, how much sympathy can you have for a man who earns more than £100,000 in a single week? Exactly. Anyway, we want you to come […]

Either that or he has taken off to Holland to become a professional Arsene Wenger impersonator. This is hilarious. At one point he says: “We are what you call underdogs.” No, Steve. You are the one who speaks English as a first language (allegedly); you are what you call underdogs.

Stevie G’s new gym is so big it has a different postcode to his house Gerrard’s neighbours are not happy that the Liverpool skipper is building a f**k-off great gym in his f**k-off back garden. Some neighbours claim the flat-roofed structure is out of keeping with local housing. But despite these objections, Stevie G was […]

Gooners decimated by injury for tonight’s qualifier Arsenal go into the first leg of their CL qualifier without nine members of his first-team squad. The missing players are: Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Samir Nasri (knee), Kolo Toure (hip), Philippe Senderos (hamstring), Tomas Rosicky (thigh), Eduardo da Silva (ankle), Abou Diaby (thigh), Amaury Bischoff (groin), Alex Song […]

No gold medals for this lot…

Who’s got your back? Pies picks six defenders who will strengthen your fantasy XI 1. Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd) Pros The best central defender in Europe right now, and plays for the team that conceded fewer goals than any other in the Prem last season. In this era of squad rotation, Fergie doesn’t ever think […]

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Aston Villa’s new signing from Rangers can’t wait to get his teeth into the new Premier League season. Carlos Cuellar does share the same dentist as Jaws (and Ugly Betty).

Today’s late-summer snacks Man Utd close in on Dimitar Berbatov. He’ll be a United player in the next 48 hours [Sun] Man City boss Mark Hughes has dismissed reports he is set to quit Eastlands amid rumours that Thaksin is trying to sell players behind his back [BBC] Cesc Fabregas did his hamstring in training, […]

Special One prefers Stevie G to Lamps That’s right folks – when asked by the Daily Telegraph to choose his Fantasy Football XI, Jose Mourinho picked Stevie G in midfield ahead of Frank Lampard. Jose’s other favourite Englishman, John Terry, didn’t make the cut either. Mourinho did select two Chelsea players: Ricardo Carvalho and Michael […]

Galaxy do fine impression of collapsing star Well that went well. Ruud Gullit’s Hollywood adventure lasted all of nine months, in which time he again proved that great players don’t necessarily make great managers. Gullit resigned – was he pushed? – and has been replaced temporarily by assistant coach Cobi Jones (the one who looks […]

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The Super Shirt Quiz

August 12th, 2008

Name the six clubs. Some shirts are current, others older Answers below:

Who’s the No.1 name on your fantasy team-sheet? If you are playing a Prem fantasy football competition this season, which goalies should you be scouting? Pies chooses six of the best: 1. Pepe Reina (Liverpool) Pros The Spanish slaphead is established as Rafa’s No.1 stopper, so you know he’ll play in every league game, if […]

Legendary Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling has started the new season in style. Now prepared for the goalscoring exploits of his beloved Hartlepool’s James Brown, Stelling came prepared with a prop. And the Godfather of Soul didn’t let him down…

German girl takes one for the team He shoots… he misses… oh no he doesn’t. [With Leather]

Don’t peak too soon, son 1. Jack Wilshere We told you he was making an impression at the end of last season, and he has continued that form into the new campaign earning a place in Arsenal’s first-team squad in the process. 2. Darren Bent It’s amazing what the sale of two of the biggest […]

United desperately need another forward. But who? C-Ron is out for two months, Louis Saha is made of glass, Fraizer Campbell is too raw… the attacking back-up to Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney – neither of whom are orthodox strikers – looks thin indeed. From a fan’s eye view, we all know that Man Utd […]

Monday’s football brunch Steven Gerrard enjoys some groin love [The Spoiler] Man City boss Mark Hughes furious after Thaskin Shinawatra tries to sell Vedran Corluka and Stephen Ireland behind his back [Mirror] Arsene Wenger will be without injured Abou Diaby (thigh strain) for at least the first month of the season [Mail] Video highlights from […]