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West Ham‘s Teddy Sheringham has been told to start acting his age by the father of Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Francesc Fabregas Snr – who at the 39 is one year younger than the Sheringham – was speaking after the veteran striker clashed with his son during the fiery meeting between the two sides on […]

This photograph of Gazza was taken shortly before his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. I think it is fair to say he was looking worse for wear at the time. Eyewitnesses claim that the 39-year-old racially abused a black photographer and punched another photographer outside the Boujis nightclub, Kensington. He was later […]

Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew have both been handed improper conduct charges by the FA following their scuffle at Upton Park on Saturday. A statement on the FA website said: " The charges relate to their alleged aggressive and confrontational behaviour towards the end of the match at Upton Park on Sunday 5 November. They […]

Everybody is talking about Southend after their shock 1-0 win over Manchester United last night, so here they are attempting the Soccer AM crossbar challenge. Not a bad effort at all from the Shrimpers. First up is man of the moment Freddy Eastwood… [Rob Parker]

http://www.davidbeckham.com.ar/david-beckham-5.jpg David Beckham apparently suffered from ‘psychological difficulties’ after being dropped by Steve McClaren… so reckons Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello. The former ManYoo player resigned as England captain after the World Cup in Germany before being axed from the squad after McClaren succeeded Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager…

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Hansen Verdict

November 8th, 2006

Why don’t more Sunday League teams do spoofs?  This is a little belter with a ‘Hansen verdict’ on some scruffy kids… unless… he actually did analyse them? [Mof Gimmers]

For years, the League Cup has seen various sponsors. It was once the Milk Cup. It was once the Rumbleows Cup. Largely however, it’s referred to as the ‘Micky Mouse Cup’. Usually, Premiership sides put out weakened teams to ensure an injury free squad for ‘more important’ matches like league games, or in some cases, European fixtures. Well, last night, the nation’s love affair…

Injury-plagued Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer has begged to play in the Carling Cup tie with Watford tonight in a pair of goggles. The 27-year-old is out of action with an eye injury after a long layoff with hamstring trouble. Dyer asked to play in a pair of Edgar Davids-style goggles, but medical staff have told […]

Dynamo Kiev rumoured to have held talks with Sven [Times] Southend’s Freddy Eastwood (pictured) the latest Football League player to be linked with a move to Aston Villa [Clubcall] Manchester City to move for in-form Excelsior Rotterdam player Andwele Slory [FansFC] And City are still trying to convince Sylvain Distin to snub moves to Newcastle […]

Despite the fact that his side are still attempting to recoup the eight points they were docked for match fixing, Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has taken the opportunity to complain that refereeing decisions are suddenly going against his side! He said: "There have been too many refereeing mistakes against us in the last 10 days. […]

Having watched this video a few times, I still have no idea what this goalkeeper is attempting to do. Some possibilities: 1 Chase around after the ball like a dog.2 Confirm with the betting syndicate behind his goal that it is now he’s supposed to concede.3 Break the world record for the largest circumference of […]

If you love nothing better than pretending to be Alan Hansen from the comfort of your own living room, this t-shirt might be up your street. Tell it like it is in a t-shirt that tells it like it is with this Armchair Football Pundit design from DJ Tees. It will set you back £17.90 […]

Horror Hair legend Alexi Lalas (pictured then and now) has been swooning over David Beckham – himself no stranger to a bad barnet. Los Angeles Galaxy boss Lalas had admitted he would like to sign to Beckham if he fails to sign a new deal with Real Madrid. He said: "There are thousands of clubs […]

There’s a petition on the web called ‘Bring John Sitton Back Into Football‘. No-one has really signed it, but after seeing a video of him sticking it to his players, I think we should get him as a pundit on Match of the Day a.s.a.p. In a cracking clip that has Sitton telling his players […]

Many forget that the World Cup in USA in 1994 ended as it started. With a terrible penalty miss. Everyone recalls Roberto Baggio’s ballooning row Z-er, but hardly any recalls the stunning moment that saw Diana Ross spoon the ball wide of the goal in a error laden cutain raiser. I’m afraid this is the […]

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/2536845 The FA has launched investigations into the two coin-throwing incidents at the West Ham/Arsenal and Fulham/Everton matches that took place over the weekend. On Saturday, Fulham’s Claus Jensen was hit by a coin thrown by an Everton fan in their 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage and Gunners’ striker Robin van Persie was struck by 2p at Upton Park on Sunday during the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat…

There were some bizarre scenes at the end of West Ham‘s 1-0 victory over Arsenal yesterday. Alan Pardew‘s celebration of the Hammers’ last-minute winner apparently offended Arsene Wenger, which led to an exchange of words and a bit of shoving. The obligatory shunned handshake followed the final whistle. Pardew has now apologised for his celebrations. […]

Good weekendAlan Pardew What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Still in his job and with another win to his name (against Arsenal no less)Sir Alex Ferguson Probably spent Sunday at home with his feet up watching both Arsenal and Chelsea lose.Watford A win at last for the Hornets as they defeat Middlesbrough […]

Our mini-debate over the intent behind Frank Lampard‘s goal against Barcelona is over after he revealed that he did, in fact, mean to score (stay with me cynics, he’s going to tell you how he has spent hours rehearsing such a goal!). He said: "Sometimes I do it as a bit of fun, but it […]

SaturdayFulham v Everton (12.45pm) Fulham are having a good season so far, but I expect Everton to see them off tomorrow. 0:2Bolton v Wigan (3pm) There’s been a few Lancashire derbies in recent weeks and this is a tough one to call. I expect Bolton to be back to their best at the back after […]

This Spanish television footage shows crocked Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o swearing while commentating on the match against Chelsea on Tuesday night before walking out of the commentary box while the match is still in progress! [Via Four Four Two] [Rob Parker]

Glenn ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ Roeder is whining again. He’s hit out at a fixture list which has left his Magpies facing three matches in six days. Newcastle are set to meet Sheffield United on Saturday, two days after facing Palermo in the Uefa Cup, then travel to Watford on Tuesday for a Carling Cup tie. […]

Rudi Voller is pretty much only known for three things. Scoring goals, getting spat at by Frank Rijkaard in Italia 90, and being a rather unsuccessful manager of the German national side. Aside from these things, Rudi was always a nuisance in and around the 6 yard box, and whilst at Marseille, he got chinned […]

Neil Redfearn is set to step out for his 1000th game this weekend. The incredible journey started off in 1982 at Bolton Wanderers where he made his debut as a 17 year old, and will hit the milestone at Bradford Park Avenue who ply their trade in the Unibond League’s Division One. His 1000th game […]

Francis Benali played more than 300 matches for Southampton during his spell at the club. This is his one and only goal: beautiful looping header, which he was evidently ecstatic with. This goal secured a 1-0 victory over Leicester in December 1997. The advantage of never having scored a goal before, it seems, is that […]