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74138739.jpgThe man revered as ‘God’ returns to his spiritual home tonight as Robbie Fowler comes back to Anfield in a Cardiff shirt to play in tonight’s Carling Cup match.

The Teaser is one day late, but here at last – I was struck down with man flu yesterday but feeling a bit better today. Most of you should know the drill by now… guess the footballer from the picture clues: EASY MEDIUM HARD Answers after the click…

Max ‘call me Mr Flexible’ Kruse of Werder Bremen gets all tantric during the DFB Cup second round match between Werder Bremen and St. Pauli at the Weser Stadium on October 30, 2007. Photo Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images

As requested, here’s Roo’s wonder goal that announced him to the world. He was just a few days shy of his 17th birthday at the time – scary. I didn’t think Clive Tyldesley’s voice could go any higher, but it goes off the scale here, like some parodic, Spitting Image version of himself.

Juande Ramos started work as Spurs manager on Monday by holding a double training session. He’ll already have a decent idea of which players he wants to keep and the deadwood he wants to offload. We asked you yesterday which players he should ditch; now I’ve taken a close look at Tottenham’s first team squad […]

January 2003 Wayne Rooney, then aged 17, poses in front of a portrait of Everton legend Dixie Dean at Goodison Park, following the signing of his first professional contract on January 17, 2003. Photo Getty Images

This one’s for all the B-boys in the house – Nike’s Magos Del Futbol ad mixes football and hip hop with a Latin style, which basically means breakdancing with ball

75039757.jpgThe arrival of a new manager usually causes a few worried looks around the training ground as players from the old regime wonder if they will have to make way for a new revolution.

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We’ve decided to take a look at some of the most highly represented foreign nations and ask you to vote who is the best ambassador for their country – starting with a list of top ten Brazilians who’ve brought the beautiful game over here.

We’ve all had a go at asserting our masculinity by punching one of those bags at the fairground to make the bells go off but for this guy it’s just some extreme heading practice…perhaps he’s Glaswegian!

52629977.jpgMan mountain and Easter Island lookalike, Jaap Stam, has called an end to his playing career because of injury and a lack of focus.

Gothenburg defeated Trelleborg to secure their 18th Swedish league title. Surprisingly, Sweden’s most famous club had not been champions since 1996. This video shows how they did it, plus post-match shenanigans where the players celebrate in the dressing room by wearing hats made out of tinsel. Lovely.

May 1993 Roberto Baggio of Juventus in action during th Uefa Cup Final match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund. This photo is taken from Juve’s home leg in Turin. The Italian side won 3-0 at home and 3-1 in Dortmund, to secure a comfortable victory. Baggio scored twice in Germany; his namesake Dino (no relation) […]

75962016.jpgThe FA has charged both Dennis Wise and referee, Danny McDermid, for swearing at each other during a game between Leeds and Gillingham back in September.

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“Sven spots Nancy and Ulrika sitting together in the crowd!”

How long before Frank Rijkaard, the master of the well-aimed spit, signs Addo for Barcelona? The PSV midfielder/defender shows a lot of phlegm potential in this incident.

Fabien Barthez, the clown prince of goalkeeping, offers to hail Paulo Di Canio a taxi during an FA Cup match between West Ham and Man United. What was he thinking?

June 1986 They don’t make players as cool as Socrates and Zico any more. Socrates – is there a cooler name in football history? No, there isn’t – apart from Zico, perhaps. Anyhow, here they are at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, celebrating Socrates’s winning goal against Spain in Group D. Either that or […]

Listening to The Guardian’s Barry Glendenning talk on the paper’s Football Weekly podcast about about how much his mate hated playing under Gary Megson – Megson reputedly made said player trade in his Porsche for a shitter car – made me think that perhaps I was being a bit harsh on Bolton fans, who didn’t […]

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But, while there were probably better strikes than Tevez’s first goal against Middlesborough, it was the build up that finished with a backhell pass from Rooney in the box that wins our vote.

Isn’t it ironic that both Khouri and Morisette come from Canada? Not really, but Janelle sure as hell looks like she could be Alanis’s younger, hotter sister.

76780358.jpgIt’s been quite a year for Gareth Barry, he’s gone from international occasional to England’s most consistent performer and now there are rumours that Chelsea are preparing a £15m bid to bring him to the Bridge.

Stevie Gerrard and Cesc Fabregas staked their individual claims for the Premier League’s best midfielder yesterday with inspiring performances and a goal apiece that split the points. But, which one would you prefer in your team?

Tabloid hacks with the ability to put two and two together – there are some out there – 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.