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Welcome to Pies’ new weekly feature Sticker Sunday. Readers who have been with us since our Bratwurst days might remember the successful Panini Mondays. Sticker Sundays will continue in a similar vein. Every week we will open three packs of Merlin’s FA Premier League stickers and let you know how we are getting on as […]

Keith Hackett will meet BBC radio and television journalists next week in an attempt to counter what is seen as an increase in official-bashing in Aunties output. Hackett, who is the professional referees’ chief, regularly talks to the LMA (League Managers Association) and PFA representatives before each season, and the decision to address broadcasters is […]

All of the Pies Fantasy Football teams have been knocked out of the FA Cup after humiliating defeats to lower league opposition, but it is a relief really. Now we can concentrate on our league form. All that knockout football would have been an unnecessary distraction. Honest. Sob, sob! Click the link below to see […]

Poor old Hossam Ghaly. You play well against Portsmouth, only to be rewarded with having three of your teeth booted out. Ouch. More Spurs news this way

This has to be the oddest football story I’ve heard in ages, but England defender Glen Johnson, who plays for Portsmouth on loan from Chelsea, and Millwall striker Ben May were caught at a B&Q in Kent on Wednesday after the pair were spotted by a security guard putting a toilet seat into a box […]

Musician David Gray is to take to the commentary box for Sunday’s match between Arsenal and Manchester United. The 38-year-old will be a summariser on Radio Five Live Sports Extra’s 1920s-style coverage of the match.

Surely one of the most ill-tempered matches of all time. Sit back and watch the sparks (and Johnny Heitinga) fly once again. [Rob Parker]

This man is on Celebrity Big Brother. I don’t blame you if you don’t recognise his face. I also don’t blame you if you are wondering why his face is on a football site. Well, this idiot is called Jack and he’s going out with Jade Goody. He’s a massive West Ham fan and he […]

Garrincha, in my opinion, is too often overlooked when great players names are mentioned. It’s all Pele, Cruyff, Platini and Maradona. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with looking back at those players, but surely we all know how great they were? Garrincha (which means ‘Little Bird’) was an explosive talent both on the pitch and with […]

When I think of Fulham, it’s usually a dismal traveling support and uninspired football that springs to mind. However, that may not be the case this season as Fulham are, quite obviously, the most entertaining team on the planet. Why?  Let’s look at the stats from the Fulham’s last half dozen games. 25 goals in […]

Following yesterday’s look at kung-fu football film Shaolin Soccer, it is now time to see how the professionals do it. Here is a compilation of some of football’s best kung-fu volleys. Lead on, Gus Poyet! Robin van Persie deserves a special mention for this effort [Rob Parker]

Back in the days when Peter Crouch was still in short normal-sized trousers, Kevin Francis was English football’s token giant. The 6ft 7in striker made his name at Stockport County, having moved to Edgeley Park from Derby in 1991. He scored an impressive 117 goals in 202 games for County before being drafted into Barry […]

AC Milan hoping Ronaldo rolls back into town (probably literally) [BBC Sport] Someone’s told Martin Jol the January sales are on at Manchester City as he prepares a cheeky £10 million bid for Micah Richards [FansFC] Southampton wonderkid Gareth Bale (pictured) is almost certainly on his way to Man Yoo [Guardian] Giving him just enough […]

People often mock the Eurovision Song contest, but there is another musical form that is guaranteed to get peppered at every turn… and that’s the football song. Englandneworder was an obvious freak of nature (by virtue of the fact it was alright) and Three Lions was picked up by the terraces. However, most footy songs […]

This clip is taken from the film Shaolin Soccer (which I admit I had never heard of before finding the video). Click here to find out more about the film. I’ll leave you with a quote on the film from an Amazon reviewer: "If you only watch one film about a combination of martial arts […]

Owen Hargreaves has accused Real Madrid of responding in a "spiteful" manner to David Beckham’s impending exit. The Bayern Munich midfielder, and England team-mate of Beckham at last summer’s World Cup, believes Beckham "will have the last laugh" over his controversial switch to Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy. His summer exit from the Bernabeu […]

When people look back on great players, one name is often omitted. That name is Mark Hughes. ‘Sparky’ had spells at Barca (where they called him Leslie), Bayern as well as spells at Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Blackburn. However, it’s his time at ManYoo where he’ll be remembered best for his explosive finishes… and curly […]

Not content with his attempts to wrangle the Premier League trophy back from Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo has now taken it upon himself to save football from the demons of the underworld! Cristiano Ronaldo Underworld Football is a bizarre mobile phone game which I’d like to imagine was designed by some drunken computer geeks at a […]

This footage from Barcelona‘s defeat away at city rivals Espanyol on Saturday shows a frustrated Frank Rijkaard smashing the dugout as his side go 2-1 down. They eventually lost the match 3-1. [Rob Parker]

Petr Cech has revealed that he will have to play in a rugby-style headguard for the next three years to protect his fractured skull. The Chelsea keeper returns to full training today and will be sporting his custom-made head gear, which includes a protective metal plate. Cech said: "It doesn’t limit me, I’ve been training […]

Crisis club Chelsea – although second in the Premiership is the kind of crisis most clubs would kill for – are fair game at the moment. And Arsenal‘s Alexander Hleb has taken the opportunity to have a potshot. The Belarussian has claimed Andriy Shevchenko is too old to adapt to the English game. Hleb, aged […]

When Sylvester Stallone put in an appearance at Goodison Park before Everton‘s game against Reading yesterday carrying a few extra pounds than when his first Rocky film came out in 1976, there was a certain resemblance to a real-life sporting legend with his own weight problems. [Rob Parker]

This spectacular own goal was scored by China‘s Yan Wung in a pre-World Cup friendly against France. Own goals are often comical, but there can’t have been too many volleyed from the edge of the area so this is a bit special! Surely up there with the Chris Brass’ of this world! [Rob Parker]

I personally wouldn’t have had a problem with him taking helm of club & country, at the same time. But it looks like the SFA have scored a spectacular own-goal on demanding he sides with one – or the other. I always assumed you find a replacement before ‘shooting yourself in the foot’. Where will […]

Barrow defender James Cotterill was sentenced to four months in prison for smashing a rival player’s jaw during an FA Cup match. It is thought to be the first time in recent history a football player has been jailed in England for an offence on the pitch. Cotterill pleaded guilty to punching Bristol Rovers striker […]