I think West Brom would have stood a better chance than Derby County of surviving what looks like being the most competitive Premiership ever next season – with players of the quality and experience of Jason Koumas and Kevin Phillips, they could have prospered. But Derby, West Brom’s conquerors in yesterday’s Â£60m playoff final (watch […]
Who the hell is Alecko Eskandarian? you may ask. Good question. He’s a striker currently playing for struggling Real Salt Lake in the MLS. Alecko is the son of Iranian national player Andranik Eskandarian, an Iranian-Armenian who played for the New York Cosmos in the early Eighties.
This is arguably the worst free kick I’ve ever seen taken by a footballer who is paid real money to play the game. If this is the standard of set pieces in the MLS, then David Beckham is going to come over like a cross between Pele, Superman and God.
Yes, this shiny faced youth shares a name with Germany’s most famous ginger racketeer. Becker junior (he’s not related to Boris snr, as far as we know) is a defender, and currently on the books of FC Kaiserslautern.
Stephen Pearson of Derby County celebrates scoring with team mate Steve Howard during the Championship Playoff Final match between Derby and West Bromwich Albion at Wembley. The goal was enough to secure a 1-0 victory and promotion to the Premiership. [Photo: Phil Cole/Getty Images]
Real Zaragoza’s Argentine midfielder Andres D’Alessandro scored directly from a corner at the weekend, just like he used to score directly from corners for Portsmouth last season… hmm maybe not. Pompey fans can rest assured that his new found skills were in vain as his side lost 3-1 to Sevilla.
Guess who’s back, back again. Beckham’s back, tell a friend. Would the real Steve McClaren please stand up? Real Madrid’s favourite whipping boy-turned-hero David Beckham is back in the England fold and looking a little bit like Eminem.
The England B team taking on Albania tonight in the picturesque surroundings of Turf Moor, Burnley, are arguably the least talked about England side to take to the pitch for the last decade. The chosen few are: Scott Carson, Phil Neville, Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Nicky Shorey, Aaron Lennon, Gareth Barry, Jermaine Jenas, David Bentley, […]
There are blogs aplenty waiting to fill the void for football videos if Premier League lawyers successfully take all the fun out of YouTube, but not many have given thought to bringing the good old fashioned wireless to the blogosphere. The gang at Football Phone ins are changing that, until they get busted by the Five-O themselves that is!
One of the enduring images of last night’s Champions League finals will be an ecstatic Kaka dropping to his knees and praying in his ‘I Belong To Jesus’ t-shirt. While the devout Christian is probably hoping to convert a few non-believers, I suspect the most likely outcome is that a few Sunday League footballers who wouldn’t know the Bible from the byline will incorporate it into their next goal celebration. You can buy a similar t-shirt by clicking here.
1 AC Milan shouldn’t have been in the competition to begin with – they were initially kicked out for their part in the Italian match-fixing scandal. 2 The referee promised a minimum of three minutes injury time. He played 2mins 40secs, including a lengthy Milan substitution.
Lightning wasn’t destined to strike twice despite Liverpool’s best efforts as they left their Champions League final comeback too late this time around. Pippo Inzaghi’s fluke on the stroke of half-time left the Reds unfortunate to be trailing. When Inzaghi doubled his tally on 82 minutes it looked like game over. Dirk Kuyt’s header late on pulled one back for Liverpool but it was too little, too late.
Spurs are on the verge of pulling off a bit of a transfer coup with Southampton youngster Gareth Bale reportedly undergoing a medical at White Hart Lane. The Welsh wonderkid had also been linked with a move to both Manchester United and Arsenal, but Spurs seem to have beaten them to it. The 17-year-old left-back turned down a Â£10 million move to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window, but was widely tipped to move on in the summer.
Part-time musician and full-time waster Pete Doherty was courting controversy as ever at the celebrity Soccer Six tournament by snorting the touchlines. On a rare break from his busy schedule of magistrates’ court appearances, the Babyshambles frontman adapted the Robbie Fowler celebration for his erm… personal use.
The gang at RetroFootballTshirts have a fine array of Liverpool-related retro t-shirts while we are in full Scouse swing ahead of the Champions League final. They include a series of quote t-shirts from the oh-so-quoteable Anfield bosses of yesteryear. This one from Bob Paisley proclaims: “If you don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.” Sound advice as the Reds ahead of their big night in Athens. Click here to buy it.
The worst kept secret in football since Jose Mourinho and Ashley Cole thought they would get a quiet cuppa together has at last being confirmed. Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell will be sidling his way to Stamford Bridge quicker than you can say Jean-Marc Bosman.