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For the next few days, we want your votes so we can put together a definitive Premiership team of the season, position by position (including, finally, a manager). Naturally enough, we’ll start with the No.1s, namely goalkeepers. Vote in the poll below for your choice for the ‘keeper of the season. NOTE You can only […]

I could fill a list like this 20 times over, but here are ten of my favourites… 1 El Halawani, Apollon K v Panathinaikos I’m a little unclear about the details of this (please correct me if it’s not El Halawani who dived), but I do know that it’s such a brilliant example of the […]

JT never knew what hit him… [Via Chelsea Blog]

‘Giggs and Scholes seem like sentimental picks to me. Remove Ronaldo from the ManU lineup and you notice the hole.’ [The Footie Fool] ‘Players like Gareth Barry and Nemanja Vidic deserve recognition but they’ll never get it because they’ll never be the best players in the league and they aren’t young, yet have outperformed Micah […]

Enzo Zidane – isn’t that the coolest damn name you ever heard? He sounds like a superbad Bond villain or a racing driver from the Fifites. As it happens, he’s neither – but he is the son of a certain Zinedine Zidane, which surely comes third on the list of coolness. Enzo, named after Uruguay […]

Robbie Fowler’s white-line snort is still the best… Best Goal Celebrations – Celebrity bloopers here

Have your predictions won you a lovely Goalhanger t-shirt? Read on…

On the back of our Player of the Season vote, the shortlist for the official PFA Player of the Year award has just been announced. Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba head the list, naturally, with a supporting cast of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and… wait for it… you’re gonna love this… […]

So the Prem season is almost over and I think it’s safe to now ask you the big question: who is your player of the season? We’ve listed our candidates below, but if you disagree with our shortlist, then click ‘Other’ in the poll and join the debate by adding a comment. For the record, […]

According to the Fake Faces lookalike agency, Gerry Crawford decided to become a lookalike ‘when he realised the amount of people telling him he looked like Juan Veron’. Hmm, he looks more like a rubbish WWF wrestler than Veron. However, should you feel the urge to utilise the talents of Gerry/Juan (it’s hard to tell […]

1 James McFadden, Everton v Charlton Reminiscent of Gazza’s famous goal against the Scots at Euro 96. A great goal to win a less-than-great game. Match highlights here (McFadden’s goal is near the end of the clip): Everton vs Charlton HighlightsUploaded by FootballHeaven

So the FA will be happier than Larry this morning. They got the showpiece final they wanted for the new Wembley. No surprise that Watford couldn’t match Man U’s firepower (although they put up a good fight), but Blackburn really made Chelsea sweat; the Blues won out after extra time, causing Roman Abramovich to fall […]

In week two of the MLS, there were wins for Dallas (against the currently winless LA Galaxy – Becks, they need you), Houston Dynamo, New England Revs, Red Bull NY and the brilliantly named Kansas City Wizards. Watch all the goals here, courtesy of Climbing the Ladder…

If you didn’t read The Observer yesterday, you will have missed out on Tom Humphries’ excellent ‘big interview’ with Roy Keane (first published in the Irish Times). The Sunderland boss/new Alex Ferguson speaks freely, even revealing that some of his players do impressions of him: ‘They were brave enough after the few pints to ring […]

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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

April 13th, 2007

1 Spurs, Ipswich Town, Birmingham City, Wolves (current). Whose career? 2 Which team plays its home games at the Home Depot Center? 3 Picture round. Who’s this? 4 To the nearest 100, how many toilets are there in the new Wembley Stadium? 5 What was England’s 1990 World Cup song World In Motion originally called, […]

The FA must be dying to see England’s two best teams (Man Utd and Chelsea) grace the new Wembley, and I wasn’t surprised to see the semi-final draw keep the pair apart. Scott Murray, writing in today’s Guardian sports blog, claims that he wants nothing more than a gloriously unfashionable Blackburn v Watford final. It’s […]

Pies vs the huge football brain of Mark Lawrenson. It’s on again! If you fancy yourself as a top tipster, add your predictions for the weekend’s action to be in with a chance of winning a cool retro-style footy t-shirt from our friends at Goalhanger.com. SATURDAY Arsenal v Bolton Lawro: 2-0 Pies: 1-1 Man City […]

Real Madrid, stick that in your overpriced pipe and smoke it! Master Ronaldo loves playing with John O’Shea, Kieron Richardson and Darren Fletcher so much that he has decided to snub your billion-dollar advances and sign a new, improved five-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2012. ‘I am delighted,’ said CR. […]

Watford are reported to still have 1,500 unsold tickets for Saturday’s semi-final against Man Utd at Villa Park, whilst Blackburn and Chelsea, who meet at Old Trafford on Sunday at 4pm, have both failed to sell 8,000 tickets of their allocations. The FA has come in for criticism for its choice of venue, but, as […]

As someone with a soft spot for Spurs, I really thought they were going all the way in the UEFA Cup this season. Their name was on the cup, or so I thought until about ten minutes into last night’s second-leg quarter final, when they found themselves 2-0 down to a very strong Sevilla side […]

DIDIER DROGBA TO SCORE FIRST FOR CHELSEA AGAINST BLACKBURN (4-1) Blackburn’s rugged approach to life should be ideally suited to defending against big powerful players. If it is then no one has told Didier Drogba. The Ivorian has scored each of the last three times he has started against Mark Hughes’s men, twice bagging the […]

Welcome to our weekly Fantasy Football review. Things are hotting in up in the Pies Fantasy League. With just a handful of games remaining, there is everything to play for (well, unless you’re among the mid-table masses in which case you might as well pack up for the summer like Blackburn in real-life). Anyhow, I […]

Fulham goalkeeping coach Dave Beasant found himself out of work for about half an hour on Tuesday night. The ex-Wimbledon keeper was sacked at 11pm – along with manager Chris Coleman and most of his coaching staff – in a telephone call from the Cottagers’ managing director, David McNally. Beasant had barely had time to […]

Yes, that Brian McFadden – the chunky one who used to be in Westlife. Cracking finish (from a charity football match). Steve Staunton, you could do a lot worse…

Like ‘Who Ate All the Pies’, Some People Are On the Pitch is a phrase that is a part of the fabric of English football. And, like Pies, SPAOtP (a handy acronym, don’t you think?) is also a fine football blog that you should add to your favourites. It features good writing (always a bonus), […]