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A slightly weird video from FanBanta featuring comedian Kevin Day. England boss Steve McClaren shows off some of his special powers.

Having already qualified for Euro 2008, Germany’s match against Cyprus at the weekend was a case of running through the motions. They ran through the motions very well though with goals from Clemens Fritz, Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Hitzlsperger provided a 4-0 drubbing.

cake.JPGPies hero Ian Holloway has demonstrated his sweet tooth by discussing his love of fudge cake in his BBC column this week. Asked by a reader what his favourite cake was, Ollie said: “Black Forest gateau’s lovely, but if I was going to choose anything for a pudding it would be fudge cake with a nice bit of ice cream on top.

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Horror Hair: Ronaldo

November 20th, 2007

77979972.jpgI though that Ronaldo was bald by default rather than choice, but that was before dude grew a ‘fro. It seems that the rotund one has hit the bottle and resorted to hair regrowth products.

Steve McClaren has a few important decisions to make before tomorrow’s game against Croatia but who’s going between the sticks could be the deal breaker.

Before the paint on Israel’s upright saved us from Russia scoring the goal that would have knocked us out of Euro 2008 we ran a poll asking if Steve McClaren should be sacked if what we thought the inevitable happened.

It’s a tribal divide that we thought existed with the Scots seemingly more willing to wish England bad luck than we do against them. So now feel free to leave any words of consolation or otherwise for the unlucky Scottish supporters.

Managers in the English lower leagues have been trying to convince the world that direct football has the best results for years now, but it is certainly true in this instance. Just look how this keeper celebrates his input to this route one goal. Bizarre!

While you might be of the opinion that it would be taking the piss if England failed to qualify for Euro 2008, head coach Steve McClaren was doing just that when they were given one last chance to qualify. The England boss missed the exciting conclusion to Israel’s victory over Russia because he had nipped to the loo.

Despite a disastrous start to their qualification games, Spain booked their place at Euro 2008 with a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Sweden. Goals from Joan Capdevila, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos ensured that a qualification which has included defeats against Northern Ireland and Sweden, when the sides last met, ended in success. Spain now […]

They only went and did it! England were given one last opportunity to mess up qualification for Euro 2008 after Israel defeated Russia 2-1 on Saturday night. Goals from Elyaniv Barda and Omer Golan secured victory for the home side.

We all know what the tabloids think, there are conflicting reports about what the players think, but what do you think? Should Steve McClaren be sacked if England fail to qualify for Euro 2008? Has he under-achieved in the job or are the players to blame? Has he had enough chances to stop the rot or does he need more time to stamp his authority on the England set-up?

Marseille ended Lyon’s momentum in their bid to win a seventh successive Ligue 1 title. The underdogs emerged victorious in the battle of the Olympiques. Marseille are currently fourteenth in the table – while Lyon are top of the table – but they picked up a 1-2 away win on Sunday.

Let us know if you can come upo with a better caption for these lovers of kung-fu fighting

There’s never been much love lost between the English and the Scottish, especially when it comes to football. So, the prospect of England missing out while Scotland qualify for Euro 2008 is daunting.
We’ve decided to put this to the test by asking members from each nation to vote for whom they will be supporting as the Euro qualifiers come to a head

In the days before football agents introduced slick PR and brand management to their clients, players took any advertising money they could get. Take the case of legendary Tottenham keeper Pat Jennings. He would think nothing of dressing up as a shot-stopping oil filter for a quick pay-day. You just wouldn’t catch David Beckham dressing up as a wiper blade or Joey Barton acting like a dipstick…

Just look at that cheeky chappy Roberto Carlos. He knows what he’s doing: he wants to throw his water all over the linesman and he does just that! There is no eye contact made afterwards, just a casual wave of apology. I would like to see one of the Premier League boys try this on a freezing November evening and get away without a card!

Sometimes, personal battles go beyond sport and get personal resulting in relationships that will never truly heal. We’ve come up with a first XI of football’s most famous enduring arguments

This is what Pies’ Shit Lookalikes are all about: it’s so shit that it’s good. Either that or it’s just shit!

With England fans crossing their fingers and hoping for Israel to pull off a shock result against Russia on Saturday, Pies celebrates the Israeli players who have plied their trade in the Premier League.
Tal Ben Haim
The no-nonsense centre-back arrived in England in 2004 when Bolton Wanderers signed him. During his three years at the Reebok Stadium he became a highly sought after defender. Chelsea eventually snapped him up on a Bosman free transfer this summer.

Who’s the best and who should be left back in the changing room?

While we’ve been moaning the return of the cold weather, a World Cup has been played in the sunshine on the other side of the world. The Beach Football World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro came to a conclusion at the weekend.

Sadly all the football in Italy this week was overshadowed by the shooting of a Lazio fan and subsequent rioting across the country. Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri, 25, was shot by a policeman while sitting in his car at a motorway service station in Tuscany during a fight between Lazio and Juventus fans. Lazio’s match at Inter Milan was called off prompting rioting in the city. Fans across the country followed suit after hearing of Sandri’s death sparking a series of clashes.

arsenal%20henry%20cannons.jpgThe gang at Deuce of Davenport spotted this gem. This Arsenal fan presumably got this tattoo as a tribute to his beloved Gunners and their loyal El Capitan. Now it has taken on a whole new meaning (or two).

77533407.jpgPremier League strugglers Wigan are looking to get a Brucey bonus by tempting Birmingham manager, Steve Bruce, to rescue the club from relegation.