The January transfer window is open for business, and so football’s rumour mill has gone into overdrive. Will Berbatov stay at Spurs? Has Joey Barton taken a shower yet? So many questions, so few answers. Here are the top 5 transfer window rumours of the day, neatly summarised in one cut-out-and-keep package:
1 Avram Grant wants to splash out Â£35m to sign both Nicolas Anelka and ‘want-away’ Dimitar Berbatov. Via Daily Star
The first Shit Lookalike of 2008 naturally sees me draw on my festive experience of watching the entire first season of Heroes on DVD. I was struck by how much D.L. Hawkins (played by Leonard Roberts), the guy who can walk through walls, looks like Arsenal’s Lassana Diarra (the new Claude Makelele).
On the ninth day of Christmas, Pies sends to you nine Tevez’s dancing…
On the seventh day of Christmas, Pies sends to you seven Svens a-swimming…
On the fifth day of Christmas, Pies sends to you five old wings… [Garrincha, Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, George Best and Jimmy Johnstone]
As you may have noticed from the lack of posts in the last couple of days, Pies is on its Christmas break. We’ll be back in full force, a couple of pounds heavier no doubt, from January 2nd 2008 (my God, the future is here!). Thanks for all your support in 2007 â€“Â to Chringle, Clayton, […]
Fulham have gone backwards under Lawrie Sanchez and the club was absolutely right to sack him today. The Cottagers have won just two league games all season and played pretty shit football along the way. They should never have sacked Chris Coleman in the first place, but hey, that bus left a long time ago.
Welcome to the Pies’ Festive Fiendish Friday Quiz. It’s a bumper edition, with more fiendishly difficult questions than ever to keep you occupied as you count down the hours before you get to leave work for the Christmas breakâ€¦ 1 Slavia Prague, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Aston Villa (current). Whose career? 2 Which English team […]
Back in July we alerted you to the Latin American mullet of FC Dallas’s Juan Carlos Toja. The Colombian’s hair – his tribute to Doors singer Jim Morrison – is so popular with his team-mates that they all want to copy him. That is why the players made sure they had a Toja wig on hand while recording their player introductions for ESPN2!
See if you can tell from this video whether Sampdoria’s sulky striker Antonio Cassono was:
a) not really bothered that getting booked meant he would be suspended for the match against former club Roma
b) distraught at the thought of his impending suspension and felt the need to bawl and stomp his feet like a toddler.
April 1996 Matt Le Tissier shoots at goal as Ryan Giggs and David Beckham look on during the FA Premiership match between Southampton and Manchester United held on April 13, 1996 at The Dell. Southampton won the match 3-1, a famous victory for the Saints. Photo Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Peter Crouch’s sending-off was the turning point. The decision was correct: it’s clear from the clip that Crouch suddenly saw red and had no intention of going for the ball. He wanted to clatter Mikel â€“ wouldn’t you? â€“Â and did. And not like Frank Lampard to get a deflected goal, is it?