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After three seasons at the Lane, Didier Zokora is moving on. Spurs have accepted Sevilla’s £7m offer for the Ivorian midfielder, and as a Yiddo I have to say it’s a decent deal, for both parties. Zokora never quite made good on the immense promise he showed at the 2006 World Cup, but he will […]

Tottenham Hotspur players Dave MacKay, goalkeeper Bill Brown, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Dyson (l to r) peer out into the fog in search of Manchester United players. [Photo: PA] The match, a Uefa Cup Winner’s Cup first-round tie in 1963, was postponed because of poor visibility. Ah, those were the days.

Welcome to the second edition of our new daily quiz. Who the dickens is this, on the end of a yellow card? If you’re struggling, click the image to super-size it. So who do you think it is? Leave a comment with your answer. The answer will also be revealed at the end of tomorrow’s […]

Rene Adler and Tranquillo Barnetta show off Leverkusen’s new Adidas away kit, which boasts a white, yellow and red McDonald’s-style colour scheme. That wouldn’t normally be a good thing, but I think this kit gets away with it. Another pic below: Like the kit? Think it looks cheap and nasty? Vote below… Rate Bayer Leverkusen’s […]

“Who are these old men?” Few objective fans could deny that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of Man Utd’s all-time great players. But where exactly does the departed C-Ron rank in United’s hall of fame, alongside legends like George Best, Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel, Denis Law, Ryan Giggs, […]

One is a gentleman footballer. One is a lady footballer. Can you tell who is who though? Think you have a better Shit Lookalike than this? I highly recommend that you Email Pies with your suggestion. This isn’t Diego’s first appearance in SLALs: Shit Lookalikes: Diego Forlan & Fenella the witch from Chorlton and the […]

Some clubs have no No.13 squad shirt (Liverpool and Arsenal, for example), but not all players believe it’s bad luck. Here’s our list of ten players who aren’t triskaidekaphobics: Michael Ballack Wears the No.13 for Chelsea and sometimes Germany. Indeed, Ballack has worn the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for, with […]

Nick Love did a half-decent job directing the film adaptation of John King’s novel ‘The Football Factory’, but then Danny Dyer did a half-decent job of torpedoing the movie’s credibility. Now Love is making is own version of Alan Clarke’s classic 1988 BBC movie, which starred Gary Oldman as ‘top boy’ Clive ‘Bex’ Bissel. Clarke’s […]

Wally Hardinge Wally played cricket for Kent and won one England cap, against the touring Australians in 1921. He also played football for Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Woolwich Arsenal (just before they dropped the Woolwich from their name). While at Bramall Lane he won one England cap, against Scotland in 1910. Gary Lineker Mr […]

1. Is Abbey Clancey’s swimsuit too tight? I’ll let you – and Crouchy – be the judge… [@ Daily Mail] 2. EPL Talk starts Legends of English Football series. First up, Sir Stanley Matthews. [@ EPL Talk] 3. Some high-falutin’, wine-related football blogging that is way too smart for me, but well worth a read […]

If you can’t sleep, watch this video: Either Taylor is so thick and humourless he doesn’t even know what a sitcom is (unless he mishears the question, in which case he’s still thick and humourless); nor does he have any concept of the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’. Jesus Christ on a bicycle. When the Newcastle defender […]

On the left, we have Man Utd’s latest signing (well, provided he passes his medical). On the right is some dude with a tie who looks a little bit like Man Utd’s latest signing. Got a Shit Lookalike for Pies? Email me with your tip. If you don’t know anything about Obertan, he’s a French […]

Recently on Twitter, Freddy Adu asked followers to suggest a nickname for him. He replied to suggestions by Tweeting: “so far i like fredinho, the golden child, and the phantom. Who can give me better ones than these???” The Phantom sounds pretty cool to us. Freddy Tweets once a day at least, with enough regularity […]

An official statement from Milan confirmed the news that Gooch is on his way to Italy: “AC Milan announces the signing on a permanent deal of defender Oguchi Onyewu from Standard Liege. The player has signed a contract with AC Milan through 30 June 2012.” This is massive news for Gooch, obviously, but it’s also […]

Velez Sarsfield fans are hit by water cannons as they try to celebrate their team winning the Argentine league title. [Photo: PA] Velez beat Huracan 1-0 at home to take the title in dramatic and controversial fashion. Huracan had needed only a draw to win the league, while Velez needed a win. With eight minutes […]

Welcome to Pies’ new daily quiz. It’s our version of Spot the Ball, but there’s no missing ball. Instead, you have to identify the footballer whose face has been covered up using the limitless, yet largely untapped powers of Photoshop. So take a look at the picture below and name the footballer: [Photo: PA] Think […]

Some big C-Ron pics for you to enjoy/throw darts at… [Photos: PA]

So Arsenal have stuck a £40m price tag on Cesc Fabregas, or that’s what ‘sources’ at the club told the tabloids. Whether or not there’s any truth in this story – I doubt it - I wanted to ask you all, how much do you think Cesc is really worth? Because to my mind, he’s worth […]

The home kit is fine, the away kit is too clever by half… You might not be suprised to discover that FC Augsburg’s new kits are made by k-k-krazy German manufacturer Do You Football, who are also repsonsible for VfL Bochum’s mental ‘smudged’ kit. Yes, we get that Augsburg begins with the letter A. You […]

Remember when curtain hair was all the rage? It was the Premier League of all hairstyles. Pies travels back in time to that very era (let’s call it the Nineties), to enjoy some of the very best curtains ever seen (and not an undercut in sight). Enjoy… 1. David Seaman Look how attractive the curtains […]

Because there’s nothing worse in modern football than the office plastic… Hmm, wonder why they chose Liverpool? A mere coincidence, I’m sure. Still, as the cliché goes, it’s funny because it’s true. [Spotted @ the splendid Two Footed Tackle]

[Photo @ venturacountystar.com / Juan Carlo] Everton’s first summer signing is Anton Peterlin… Tumbleweeds roll past… When I first heard about the signing I had no idea who Peterlin was either, but I know a bit more now. He’s a defensive midfielder, he’s American, he’s 22 years old, and the remarkable story of his journey […]

Spanish rag Sport claims that Man City want to bring Carles Puyol from the Camp Nou to Eastlands. New Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has told City to stay the hell away from John Terry, and even though JT and Mark Hughes were spotted at the same Dubai resort recently, it now seems 99% certain that […]

Ooh, doesn’t the white shirt really make his tan pop! And number 9 too – the number of a certain forward called Alfredo di Stefano. As a fan of the Premier League and an Englishman, it’s – strangely – a little hurtful to watch the £80m man strut out at the Bernabeu in all-white. Ron […]