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As Ryan Giggs comes to terms with becoming a double European Cup winner and holder of Manchester United’s record for most appearances we celebrate some classic Horror Hair from the Welsh wizard. Lest we forget, this was the era of the Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff (tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM!) and Giggs has cannily incorporated his wavy locks into this Will Smith-style flat top. A stroke of Horror Hair genius.

If the cap Vids

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Transfer truths or sneaky speculation from bored hacks? You decide.

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1. Samir Nasri to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has launched an £11 million bid to bring the new Zidane to the Emirates. Nasri wants to make the move and the only stumbling block is Marseille’s masterplan that they might get Hatem Ben Arfa in a swap deal if they sell to Lyon instead.

The best bits from last night’s gripping Champions League final This wasn’t a classic game, but it was very tense and utterly absorbing, I thought – on reflection, United just about deserved to win, as they could have been three or four goals up in the first half. Credit to Chelsea for coming back and […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED
Edwin Van der Sar
The hero of the penalty shootout as he saved from Nicolas Anelka. A couple of important saves in the match too. 8
Wes Brown Quietly effective for the most part. Kept Malouda quiet, although the French winger was doing a pretty decent job by himself. 7
Rio Ferdinand Made some crucial interventions especially in the first-half, but got a little reckless as cramp and fatigue set in. 7

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1 Man Yoo might not have deserved it on the night, but it has been their season. They have been the best team in Europe this season and it is not too often that the best team wins this competition.

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This shit goalkeeping kit made Chelsea’s keepers look like patchwork Scousers. And nothing dates a football shirt quite like being sponsored by Amiga. Chelsea will shortly be taking to the pitch in Moscow wearing slightly more tasteful kits than this, but the blast from the past is being modelled by Russian goalie/poodle Dimitri Kharine. Neatly done, I’m sure you’ll agree (unlike Kharine’s Horror Hair).

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The questions on almost everyone’s lips It’s a vote bonanza on Pies today. So many questions – all you have to do is think and click… Where will you watch the final? ( surveys) More votes below…

We tell you who’s going to win in Moscow, amongst other things 1. If United are losing with ten minutes to go, Clive Tyldesley will inevitably invoke “that night in Barcelona”. 2. Chosen methods of leadership: Rio Ferdinand and John Terry will both clap their hands a lot. It’s the key ingredient in both players’ […]

Six of the best CL finals (or European Cup finals, if you’re old school), with all the YouTube evidence you need 1. Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt (1960) A ten-goal thriller, although the result was never really in doubt. Frankfurt actually scored first, but Madrid’s legendary side hit back in crushing fashion, thanks to four […]

The best pics from Chekski’s pre-final training session Ashley Cole lies injured after a hefty challenge by team-mate Claude Makelele. Cole should be fit to play this evening.

The best pics of United’s pre-final training session C-Ron, simply the chest.

French midfielder almost puts Cashley out of the Champions League final According to Chelsea, Ashley Cole should be fit enough to play tonight, but no thanks to Claude “Mad Mak” Makelele, who scythed down his team-mate with a two-footed tackle, of the type that might have earned the Frenchman a red card in a proper […]

On the pitch Michael Ballack will take risks to score… but not in the bedroom. Apparently this is a UN AIDS awareness campaign, although given how breathless Ballack is after his snail pace dribble it could just as easily be for asthma. Try not to have nightmares about Michael Ballack thrusting a condom in your face, kids.

Time to go back to the old school again. And it seemed sensible to catch-up with a Champions League winner given that the big day has arrived.

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Newcastle star faces several months in prison Bad boy Joey Barton has been sentenced to six months for assault and affray. The 25-year-old troublemaker was arrested in Liverpool on 27 December 2007 after he was involved in a confrontation outside a McDonald’s restaurant. The judge told the Newcastle star that it was a “violent and […]

There’s a £10 free bet for all Pie readers on tomorrow’s Champions League Final. Just open an account and your first bet up to £10 is free! – if you win you keep all the money, if you don’t, you lost nothing, nada, zilch. Bet now Reputations can die in the killing fields of Moscow. […]

Choose your Man Utd starting XI… Fergie has a very tough job picking just eleven players for tomorrow’s CL final. He has told the media “I know my team”, but obviously he has not yet revealed it. Which team would you start with? Here’s my selection, in a 4-3-3 formation: The back five Edwin van […]

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An ugly, but practical kit. This Everton away strip was safe to leave on the washing line in Liverpool because nobody would want to nick it. The season does hold some fond memories for Everton fans as they won the FA Cup. It also heralded the arrival of Joe Royle, Duncan Ferguson and Daniel Amokachi. I doubt very much if there are many Everton fans still getting wear out of this shirt.

Six rumours, but which is most likely to materialise?

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1. Wayne Bridge to Juventus
Claudio Ranieri is eager to sign Wayne Bridge for the second time in his career to rescue him from playing second fiddle to Ashley Cole. The Turin giants will battle a host of English clubs for Bridge’s signature and have made an official approach to Chelsea. [Daily Mail]

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Pies has acquired confirmation of the Chelsea line-up for tomorrow. All the information you need is after the jump. Remember where you heard it first.

Tell me, Kenyon, are you loaned sums tonight?

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1 Roman Abramovich – Chelsea
“Erm, Peter. You know that £500 million I lent you the other day when you were strapped for cash? I’m going to be needing that back.” The oil tycoon is apparently a more slippery character than we thought. While he continues to bankroll Chelsea, it has emerged today that the money is an interest-free loan rather than a donation. You could argue that being free of interest is a necessity for watching Chelsea play…

Sponsored post alert! It is not unheard of for games between United and Chelsea to be settled by three goals, usually with Chelsea winning – most famously in one of the greatest performances under Jose Mourinho when they comprehensively outplayed United at Stamford Bridge to win the Premiership title three years ago. That year they […]

Spurs midfielder goes all Miami Vice A good look for JJ? We think not.