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MAN UTD Edwin van der Sar Safe hands overall, despite one spill and a couple of sliced kicks. Took a couple of knocks for his trouble, from team-mate Wes Brown. In truth, Barcelona, never really tested him. 7 Owen Hargreaves Robot-like stamina saw him patrol the right-hand line with admirable discipline. Unsure of his positioning […]


1 What a time for Paul Scholes to score his second goal of the season. And what a goal!

This must be one of the worst looks we’ve seen Beckham rock, ever. He has more hair on his face than on his head, lending him a macho, “big gay bear” look that is a million miles away from his usual metrosexual image. At least things are looking up for the LA Galaxy, who thrashed […]

Crazed commentator Ray Hudson got overexcited even by his standards when Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas (his favourite man in the whole wide world) saves a penalty from Athletic Bilbao’s Joseba Garmendia. Given that Garmendia looks like he is about to have a nervous breakdown before taking the kick he was never likely to score really.

Guy Ritchie makes shit films (well, apart from “Lock Stock”) but this time he has surprised us all by directing a pretty good ad: Some wonderful camerawork in there, although I’m not sure how much digital trickery has been employed. Via The Spoiler

A lookalikes/horror hair 2-for-1 mega deal, starring Cristiano Ronaldo and a crime-fighting robot Manga boy. As suggested by Pies reader Stacy S – thanks Stacy, a fine example of the genre. More shit lookalikes

West Bromwich Albion’s Jonathan Greening is mobbed by fans after the club (effectively) secured promotion to the Premier League following their 1-1 draw against Southampton. West Brom’s superior goal difference would require Hull City to win their last game by more than 10 goals. Congrats to Tony Mowbray and his excellent team: they’ve been the […]

1. Marcos Senna, Villareal vs Real Betis Great vision and even greater execution from the Villareal midfielder.

This clip from French TV shows at least part of the already infamous Battle of the Bridge in which Manchester United players got into a scuffle with Chelsea ground staff after Saturday’s match. It is difficult to see what started the incident (especially as it was allegedly something said by one of the groundstaff). Patrice Evra seems to charge at a groundsman who swings for the left-back, knocking a steward over in the process. Why not sit in a darkened room behind Venetian blinds and make your own judgement on the video for that authentic FA experience?

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor (right) celebrates with team-mate Emmanuel Eboue after scoring the eighth goal of the game, thereby completing his hat-trick. The win ensures that Arsenal will finish the season in at least third place – they could still win the league, if Chelsea and Man Utd can get no more than one point […]

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Remember the other Ronaldo (the one who was the Ronaldo but got fat and injured and eclipsed by Cristiano)? He has been up to his partying tricks again, but this time his antics backfired. The AC Milan striker picked up a couple of hookers in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night. But Ronnie’s fun and games came to an abrupt end when he realised that he had quite literally got more than he had bargained for.

Pies looks at some of the sponsors who made it almost impossible to play for the shirt.
1 AC Milan – Pooh Jeans
Milano’s kit was giving off the sweet smell of success in 1981. Manfully modelled by Joe Jordan here.

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Out here in the fields, Michael Brown fights for his meals. He gets his back into his living. Or something like that. Cheers to Chringle for this one. The boy’s back on form. More shit lookalikes

Stop the press! C-Ron has won the PFA Player of the Year, for the second year in a row – no surprise there. Ronaldo was not present in person to collect the trophy ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at Old Trafford. But he was shown on a video screen accepting his […]

Michael Ballack had his best game in a Chelsea shirt on Saturday against Man Utd, and I believe it’s no coincidence that Frank Lampard was not playing alongside him. The Englishman, who was absent due to the sad, untimely death of his mother Pat, is a fine player but in my opinion he is a […]

Avram Grant celebrates on the touchline after his Chelsea side beat Man Utd 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, a result that keeps the Premier League title race alive.

Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas finds a way to get Cesc Fabregas and Philippe Senderos interested in his team-talk in this viral for Nike. The video also features another plug for Fabregas’ forthcoming TV show.

It’s a beautiful sight for all Tottenham fans – Luka Modric, one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe, sitting in the stands at White Hart Lane. I’m still not sure how Spurs beat the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Newcastle, Man City and Bayern Munich to the signature of the Croatian […]

This some what dubious video shows former footballer and outspokenTalksport presenter Alan Brazil under arrest for drink driving and providing a breathalyser test. While the ethics of this video are debatable, the humour is undoubted. One of the highlights: “Do you think I’m pissed? Do you think I’m a danger? I’m behind you guys – I’m not pissed.” The ex-Ipswich man was found guilty and banned from driving for 20 months.


Michael Ballack Chelsea’s two-goal hero put the Blues on level-pegging with Manchester United in the title race.

Lines of Umbro’s new England Away shirt hang over Carnaby Street in London, to celebrate St George’s Day.


The Fiendish Friday Quiz

April 25th, 2008

1. Career path ASEC Abidjan, Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiakos, AS Monaco, Barcelona (current) 2. Multiple choice Which of these clubs has Fabio Capello not managed? a) Juventus, b) AC Milan, c) Roma, d) Parma 3. Picture round Who’s got chest control? 4. Team-mates Mido, Frank Stapleton, Benni McCarthy and Jan Molby have all played for […]


Good old Kevin Keegan has got Newcastle playing exciting football once again and the fans who feared they were set for a relegation scrap are enjoying the no frills football of mid-table obscurity. But judging by some of the rumours knocking around, Keegan is keen to kick-on and move the Magpies further up the table.

So Liverpool have officially launched their new adidas home kit. And here it is… According to Liverpool’s official website, “The designs are already a big hit at Melwood, where the attention to detail and new V-neck are proving popular.” Yeah, I can see Dirk Kuyt having such a conversation with Peter Crouch: “Ooh, Crouchy, I […]

RANGERS 0-0 FIORENTINA And still the Glasgow club keeps its hopes of a quadruple alive. They’ve been here before in this competition, namely in the quarter final, when they looked average in the first leg at home, drew 0-0, then stole a professional away victory, against Sporting Lisbon. Fiorentina are a better team than Sporting, […]