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79796904.jpgArsenal exposed themselves as bad losers again after their FA Cup slaughtering at the hands of Man United. Wenger complained about the state of the pitch, Emanuel Eboue was sent off for a late challenge on Evra and several players had a kick at Nani for his impromptu ‘seal impression’.

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Saturday’s FA Cup to lower league Barnsley was another nail in Rafa Benitez’s coffin. Liverpool’s season is virtually dead and buried now unless the Spaniard can ressurect them for another Champions League miracle – starting against Inter tonight.

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Three Luca Toni goals in the space of 24 minutes gave Bayern Munich victory at Hannover. The win maintained Bayern’s three-point lead at the top of the table with rivals Werder Bremen also picking up three points from their match against Nuremburg. Markus Rosenberg and Ivan Klasnic goals gave Werder a 2-0 win.

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England manager Fabio Capello arrives on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Talk about talent, this kid’s got bags of it. The aerial prowess of Tim Cahill and the temperament of Zinedine Zidane.

Welcome to Who Ate All the Pies’ list of the best 20 teenage footballers in the world. You will have heard of some of them, but watch out for all these kids – they have the world at their feet…
20. Sadick Adams
Nationality: Ghanaian, Club: Atletico Madrid, Age: 18


Ghana is now producing some of the finest football talent in the world, and Sadick Adams is one of its most exciting Black Starlets. He was snapped up by Atletico Madrid after his impressive showing for Ghana at the Fifa U17 World Cup last year, when he scored four goals in the tournament, including one against Spain in their semi final. He’s a striker blessed with explosive pace and remarkable athleticism, although his lack of height (he’s 5ft 6in) may put off the biggest clubs.
The rest of the list after the click…

Thanks to Pies reader nahim1989 for this fine submission. I have never watched Naruto: Shippuden, but according to Nahim it is ‘wildy popular’.

Rene Higuita, the goalkeeper famous for his huge perm, wandering ways and Scorpion Kick, has returned to his native Colombia at the age of 41 to sign for second-division side Deportivo Rionegro. According to Goal.com, ‘Higuita spent 2007 playing for Guaros de Lara in Venezuela under Colombian coach Jaime De La Pava after returning to […]

A big thanks to all Pies fans who voted for us in Soccerlens’ football blog awards. We came out on top in their Best Overall Blog category, which I guess is a bit like winning Best Film at the Oscars, except without the gold statuette or Jack Nicholson sat in the front row with that […]

Liverpool players stretch in front of the Kop during a training session held at Anfield on 18 February, 2008, ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Champions League first-leg against Inter. Photo Alex Livesey/Getty Images

I always like to see one of the big four taken down a peg, and so I smiled when both Arsenal and Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup at the weekend. The manner of their defeats was very different. The Gooners might have expected to lose at Old Trafford, but even their fans must […]

The full draw for this season’s FA Cup quarter finals: Sheffield United or Middlesbrough v Cardiff City Manchester United v Portsmouth Bristol Rovers v West Brom Barnsley v Chelsea First reaction: I would have loved to see Man Utd and Chelsea drawn together, as Alex Ferguson mischievously predicted would happen, but overall I think this […]

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Barcelona won 1-2 in Zaragoza while Real Madrid lost by the same margin against Real Betis to narrow the gap at the top. Ronaldinho’s 83rd minute penalty secured victory for Barca after Thierry Henry had earlier opened the scoring. Royston Drenthe put Real Madrid 1-0 up after six minutes against Real Betis, but a quickfire first-half double from Edu and Mark Gonzalez meant defeat for the league leaders.

This video shows Manchester United’s Nani showing off his circus tricks against Arsenal. Unsurprisingly the Arsenal players start to get a teeny bit frustrated.

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Frank Lampard scored his 100th goal for Chelsea during their FA Cup win over Huddersfield. First and foremost, that vest must be minging because his 99th goal came back in December. Secondly, who was Frank making the dedication to?

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Brian Howard The Barnsley skipper’s late winner gave his side a shock 1-2 win against Liverpool at Anfield (in case you hadn’t heard).

The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please – pretty please, with sugar on top – head over there and VOTE FOR US! PS. I love you all. Did I ever tell you that? […]

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A second Ronaldo Shit Lookalike of the day. The rotund Brazilian is a bit of a ringer for French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who, coincidentally, is the cousin of Newcastle United winger Charles N’Zogbia. Don’t say we never teach you anything!

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Marseille continued their new found form by inflicting a first home defeat of the season on Nice. Goals from Mamadou Niang and Djibril Cisse gave Marseille a 0-2 victory. L’OM are now fifth in Ligue 1, two points behind Nice.

Games

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

February 15th, 2008

1. Career path Wimbledon, Norwich City, Wigan Athletic, Watford (current) 2. True or false? Tomas Brolin has played as a goalkeeper in Swedish non-league football 3. Picture round Who’s been listening to Wham? 4. Team-mates Ray Wilkins, George Weah, Jay Jay Okocha, Gabriel Heinze and David Ginola have all played for which club? 5. The […]

Gary Neville has claimed today that team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘playing on another planet’ this season. But, Pies readers, which planet do you think that is? Vote below… surveys – Take Our Poll

Slavia Prague 1-2 Spurs A very respectable away win that could have been better, but for Radak Cerny’s howler in goal – bring back Paul Robinson, fickle fans cry! (Or just buy a decent keeper, for God’s sake). Spurs actually dominated the game for n hour, and went ahead through goals first-half goals by Dimi […]

‘Oh smeg, I’ve f**ed my knee…’ Thanks to Chringle for this one. More Shit Lookalikes

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A. No.
LA Galaxy’s other ex-Prem man turned up for pre-season training sporting what appears to be a conehead. There is also something distinctly Tina Turner about this look.

Miscellaneous

York City are magic

February 15th, 2008

Comedians Lee and Herring reveal in this cutting documentary that York City is “just a front for what is the largest covern of wizards, witches and warlocks in Britain today.” So now you know.