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The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) is meeting the government on Monday to decide when Italian football resumes after hooligans killed an Italian policeman. All weekend matches, as well as an international against Romania, were cancelled. The meeting will take place after the funeral of Filippo Raciti, who died in the riots. The funeral of the […]

Rafa Benitez referred to Everton as a small club at the weekend and it ruffled some feathers.  The Spaniard said after Saturday’s 0-0 Merseyside derby: "When you play against the smaller teams at Anfield you know the game will be narrow." Everton chief executive Keith Wyness responded on the club website and said: "Benitez is […]

Back in September we told you that Michael Ballack was having a whinge (shocking, we know) about the cost of houses in Britain. The Chelsea midfielder refused to pay £4 million for a mansion in Surrey he had his on eye on. It seems the German has now decided that his £130,000 a week salary […]

Good weekendWigan Gave themselves some breathing space from the relegation zone with a priceless win at home to Portsmouth.Cristiano Ronaldo On top form yet again. The man who always lacked that final ball is now delivering almost every time.Reading Up to sixth after an away victory at Manchester City. Bad weekendWatford Lost at home to […]

Sir Alex Ferguson now has a valid reason not to flog John O’Shea to a lower league club: he can be Manchester United‘s reserve keeper! Man Yoo fans were treated to O’Shea’s finest display in a United shirt against Spurs yesterday, and it came while replacing Edwin van der Sar who had broken his nose.  […]

Kits & fashion

Sticker Sunday

February 4th, 2007

It’s Sunday, which means it must be time for the our alliterative attempt to complete Merlin’s FA Premier League Official Sticker Collection: it’s Sticker Sunday of course!

1 "I wouldn’t be like Lampard or Gerrard, who are superstars at their clubs and want the limelight when they play for England. If there were two balls on the pitch, then I think England would be successful but, the fact is, it’s been proven they don’t work together." Joey Barton2 "’We got beat in […]

Like poorly paid cokeheads with a Wednesday payday, most of the Pies Fantasy Football League managers’ scoring was done midweek for Week 22. FA Cup fourth round matches meant no Premiership football last weekend, but normal service was resumed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

One of Pies‘ all-time favourite moments! A worse for wear Peter Crouch sings along to Ini Kamoze’s Here Comes The Hotstepper before posing for a photo (seemingly unaware that he was being filmed all the while!). [Rob Parker]

Arsenal

Is Arsene Wenger a genius?

February 1st, 2007

When Arsene isn’t whining about fixture a pile-up, slapping Alan Pardew like a girl or failing to see a misdemeanour by one of his own players, he’s being a complete genius. As his second string Arsenal side brushed off the challenge of a strong Spurs side in the League Cup Semi Final last night I […]

With the League Cup Final places being decided last night, I thought I’d have a look for an old classic final. Pick of the bunch was a cracking final between Luton Town and Notts Forest in 1989. There’re a whole host of horror haircuts in this clip with Mick Harford, Steve Foster… Stuart Pearce is […]

For many, football has become a little stale since the introduction of seats. Obviously, since the introduction of all seaters stadium, football has been a lot safer, and more pleasant for families when attending matches. However, one of the major drawbacks in the lack of atmosphere. When the grounds had terraces, all the ‘singers’ would […]

Our mission to collate football’s finest collection of ginger afros continues with Alexi Lalas. The former USA international found time for a bit of a ginger afro when he wasn’t in his long hair/headband rocker stage. And look at him now: short hair, always in his suit and preparing to tend to David Beckham’s every […]

The Liverpool manager shows why most footballers favour footwear with studs as he takes a tumble in last night’s 1-2 victory over West Ham! [Rob Parker]

Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen has revealed that only allowing a surgeon to take a drill to his backside put an end to his nine-month injury layoff. In what sounds like a fairly gruesome procedure, the 29-year-old had his buttock sliced open and holes drilled in a bone so that his hamstring could be reattached. […]

Alan ‘Last of the Big Spenders’ Curbishley is the first Premiership manager to splash some decent cash on transfer deadline day. Curbs has taken Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson to West Ham for an initial £6 million. The 27-year-old has decided a five-month jaunt in the Premiership is just what he needs before returning to […]

Tonight, Arsenal take on Spurs in the decider for a place in the league cup final. Well, it must be deja-vu for some fans as 20 years ago, the two sides met in the 1987 league cup semi final, and what a thriller it was! Back then, Arsenal hadn’t won a trophy since 1979 and […]

Yesterday, as a treat for their suffering fans, West Ham put some half time entertainment on for their game against Liverpool. Bonnie Tyler belted through a rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart in an attempt to stir the home fans into action. Hilariously, this backfired massively when Liverpool emerged enthused by the power of […]

The latest Nigerian international striker to make the Premiership their stomping ground is Wigan‘s new signing Julius Aghahowa. The 24-year-old has a decent goalscoring record at international level. He is also the proud owner of a somersault celebration capable of making Lomano LuaLua look distinctly underwhelmed at scoring! Here is a compilation of some of […]

AC Milan have completed the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be in the region of £5 million. The Italian club has taken a gamble on the 30-year-old who was criticised for his World Cup performances, which could be described at best as lethargic, and has been out of the […]

If headbuttee isn’t already a word then it might be soon. Marco Materazzi is in danger of becoming a serial headbuttee! Having already made a bigger name for himself by being "that guy Zinedine Zidane headbutted" than through his footballing prowess, Materazzi has again found himself the butt of a butt. Sampdoria’s Gennaro Delvecchio was […]

Jose Mourinho‘s notes to skipper John Terry are apparently not the tactical masterstrokes we thought… [Rob Parker]

In one of the most predictable moves ever, the Scottish FA have announced that Alex McLeish is to be the new gaffer of the Scottish national side. The former Rangers boss has signed a contract until 2010 and succeeds Walter Smith, who resigned to take over at Ibrox on 10 January. McLeish, who recently turned […]

With everyone mewing about how bad we are at cricket, we fans of the beautiful game can sit back and laugh. Especially when you consider that this man below could probably beat our boys on his own. This man is Brett Lee. Brett promises "I’ll even make you laugh, I’ll even learn some Hindiiiiii" Well, […]

Well, after the weekend’s heroics, the draw has been made for the 5th Round of the FA Cup. Sure enough, there are some tasty looking matches on offer. If Blackpool manage to defeat Norwich in the 4th Round replay, they’ll face Chelsea in what should be a cracking match. Pies favourite Ian Holloway sees his […]