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James Milner and Theo Walcott fired England Under-21s to victory against the Republic of Ireland. Milner scored the deflected opener just before the hour mark, and added a second with a low drive that went in off the post.

Presumably but together by an Inter Milan fan, this video cuts through the Duck’s hype to show some bloopers he has accumulated already in his short Serie A career.

Thanks Rusty, for doing what many fans would like to do to the obnoxious Dyer. I love how the hirsute Turkish keeper follows up his near-decapitation of Dyer with almost the same move on the ball.

Here’s Jimmy Bullard, angler extraordinaire, explaining the intricacies of lake fishing (and how not to use a catapult…) on Soccer AM. What a gent.

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The Tuesday Teaser

February 5th, 2008

Three footballers, each one crudely represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click)… 1. 2. 3. Answers after the click…

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England’s players met up with their new manager, Fabio Capello, yesterday for what was a more strenuous training routine than they’ve been used to. Ashley Cole has been no stranger to tough times recently so what advice do you think he’s giving to team mates Wayne Rooney and Jermaine Defoe?

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Bundesliga is back! The enormous winter break is over at last and the football has recommenced. Bayern Munich survived fear over their rustiness to beat Hansa Rostock 1-2 on Friday evening. The familiar duo of Franck Ribery and Luca Toni grabbed their goals.

Brazilian goal scoring legend Romario has announced his retirement from football at the grand old age of 42. During his career he’s scored untold goals for European clubs like PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona and in Brazil with Flamengo, Fluminese and Vasco Da Gama – not mention winning the 1994 World Cup with his country.

Who ate all the pies? Not Tom Huddlestone, at least not these days. The Hudd has reportedly lost a stone and a half since the arrival of Juande Ramos, a loss that you can clearly see in these two pics above. The one on the left was taken in July 2007; the one on the […]

Barcelona wonderkid Bojan Krkic, 17, is eligible to play for Spain and Serbia. His dad, also called Bojan, is Serbian, whilst his momma is Spanish. Luis Aragones has just called him up to Spain’s senior squad for the friendly against France, a move that essentially says to the Serbian football authorities: ‘Krkic is our player […]

It’s not just the placement of the backheel, it’s the casual elegance of the flick. A simply beautiful goal, from a player who appreciated more than most the aesthetics of the beautiful game.

Cristiano Ronaldo considers the meaning of life before Man Utd’s game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Either that, or he’s just spotted a cloud that looks like a puppy. Photo Getty Images

Cameroon 3-2 Tunisia Three goals for the Cameroons – is that the right word? – and no goal for Samuel Eto’o? Despite Eto’o not stretching his lead at the top of the all-time scorers’ list in the ACN, Cameroon did enough to sneak past a plucky Tunisian outfit, in what was an enthralling game. Tunisia […]

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While Stevie G will be given the first chance to lead out Fabio Capello’s England revolution, it will be a few months before the rightful owner of the captain’s armband is decided.
Click through to vote from a list of leading candidates.

The clip from Match of the Day 2 shows the Premier League’s naughtiest mascot, Billy the Badger, getting up to mischief. Firstly he taunts Avram Grant in what can only be described as an act of badger baiting. More recently, he delayed the kick-off for the second half of the Fulham-Aston Villa match with his breakdancing antics.

You could be forgiven for thinking that one of the perks of employing an Italian as England manager would be the guarantee of stylish kits, but apparently this is not the case. Perhaps England’s new away kit was too far down the production line for Don Fabio to intervene. We are stuck then with this […]

Pies compiles a team of players who are Shit Lookalikes of the FA Cup.
1 Richard Wright
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That is one way for a keeper to make sure he can reach the top corner.

There’s nothing in the football rule book that says you can’t score with your back. Via 101GreatGoals

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Saturday’s Premier League game between Spurs and Man United didn’t seem like the dirty game that a total of 10 yellow cards suggests it was. And, since United picked up seven of those cards, much to Fergie’s dissatisfaction of course, the club have incurred an automatic £25,000 fine.

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Both strikers are playing their parts in the transfer window’s most protracted saga – Portsmouth sold Benjani to Man City to fund a deal to bring Defoe from Spurs, but it now seems that Defoe is only on loan while ‘complications’ have prevented the Zimbabwean from joining City.

Half-time at a football match in Holland (can anyone tell me what ground it is?) and out come the freaks… losers on the Dutch version of Pop Idol, to be specific. This clip is a couple of years old, but I’ve never posted it before for some mysterious reason. Always cracks me up.

It’s clear that Ivory Coast are by far the strongest team at the Africa Cup of Nations. They destroyed Guinea 5-0 in the quarter finals, and will surely get past either Angola or Egypt in the semis. The only man who can stop them from lifting the trophy is… Michael Essien. He has dragged Ghana […]

Oh, how I wish this story were true. Alas, I don’t think even Goldenballs’ balls are that big… Spotted on The Spoiler

Thanks to reader John Rain for this bizarre spot – they must share the same barber. I’ve never seen Nightbreed, and now I don’t think I ever will… this Peloquin character looks scary. More shit lookalikes

79494592.jpgFootball is a team game, but it’s amazing how much of an effect one individual can have on his ten team-mates. Witness Jimmy Bullard’s match-winning performance for Fulham against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon. His return from a long-term injury has lifted everyone at the club; it’s no coincidence that Fulham struggled in Bullard’s absence.