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Monkeys are ace aren’t they? Firstly, they’re the funniest creatures in the zoo. Secondly, some of them are fantastic in films (just look at Any Which Way but Loose). They also let us get up to no good with their clever invention of ‘monkey business’. Well, keeping in theme, a new lad rag called Monkey […]

If Frank Lampard intended for his deft chip to end up in the back of the net against Barcelona last night then it was pure genius. I’m inclined to think he was just hoping to stand the ball up at the back post for someone to tap-in. What do you reckon Pie-ers? Brilliance or fluke? […]

A Sunday League footballer has become the laughing stock of London after an in-depth email outlining why he should not be played on the right of midfield was emailed to thousands of addresses. Mike Rolt, who plays for Radley College old boys team, responded to a short email from the team manager with an essay […]

"…Thomas charging through the midfield… Thomas… it’s up for grabs nooooow  THOMAAASSS!!!"  Surely these words are tatoo’ed on every single Arsenal fans minds? Has there ever been a better close to a season? Liverpool all set to win the league on goal difference if they could keep the score at Anfield 1-0 to the gunners… […]

Lee Hendrie is on fire at the minute. The Aston Villa misfit has almost single-handedly turned Stoke City’s season around since joining them on loan. Hendrie was talked into joining the Potters by his dad, who is friends with Stoke boss Tony Pulis. Since joining the club at the end of September, Hendrie has bagged […]

Andriy Shevchenko – in his AC Milan days (when he used to score) – is pitched an idea for renaming American football in this advert for ESPN SportsCenter. [Rob Parker]

With Alan Pardew having alleviated some of the pressure on him with victory over Blackburn, the attention of the tabloids has now turned to Newcastle‘s Glenn Roeder. The in vogue insult to any manager’s credentials is, of course, to have Sven Goran Eriksson linked with you job. The Sun reports that Sven has ‘targeted’ Newcastle […]

http://soccernet-att.espn.go.com/design05/images/domr/arsenewenger205_cb_g.jpg Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal boys against displaying the ‘arrogance’ they showed when they played against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. The arrogance which he speaks of is the result of…

The last time Celtic travelled to Portugal to take on Benfica in the European Cup, the game was decided in the strangest a manners. Celtic took an impressive 3-0 victory with them, but a Eusebio inspired side saw Benfica win the return fixture by the same score. With penalty shoot outs not on the agenda, […]

1 When you are as good as Wayne Rooney, you don’t just lose the ability to score goals overnight.2 Sometimes a couple of underrated Englishmen are better than two superstar Argentinians. Step forward Teddy Sheringham and Hayden Mullins.3 Sticking nine men in your penalty area and defending for dear life can be an effective method […]

After Neil Warnock‘s excellent rant last week, Jose Mourinho has (you may not be surprised to hear) been criticising referees this week. The Special One blasted referee Martin Atkinson for awarding Sheffield United a penalty during Saturday’s match. This video ought to remind us what a difficult job match officals have to do! [Rob Parker]

This Deutschland 1974 t-shirt is one of a range from Retro League featuring logos from classic World Cups. The collection also includes t-shirts for Argentina 1978 and Mexico 1986. The stylish shirts are also slim-fitting as an extra nod to the period. Click here to buy it. [Via Retro to Go] [Rob Parker]

Good weekend Alan Pardew There is nothing like three points to get the critics of your back. A 2-1 win over Blackburn was West Ham’s first victory since the opening day.Wayne Rooney Monkeys have been departing backs left, right and centre this weekend. A hat-trick for Wazza at Bolton ended his goal drought in style.Liverpool […]

Everytime you come to the finest football site on the web, you are asked a question. That question being, "Who ate all the pies?" Well, thanks to the folks at Football365, you can now answer that question in T-Shirt form. You can proudly strut around claiming "I ate all the pies" whilst balancing a pint […]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/2005/01/17/sfnhan17.jpg Arsene Wenger loves the beautiful game. Us fans love the beautiful game too. However, people who support smaller clubs like watching their side beat Arsenal by any means even more. Which is precisely Arsene’s gripe. Wenger has said that he’s becoming bored by…

Denis Law was the darling of the Stretford End. Scoring a silly amount of goals, some spectacular, some predetory in the six yard box. For all his European nights of glory, for all his overhead kicks for Manchester United, it’s one goal for United’s rivals City that Law will be best remembered for. A cheeky […]

Newcastle‘s comeback kid Kieron Dyer is injured again after maked a 30 minute comeback against Portsmouth in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night. Dyer’s notorious groins and hamstrings are still intact, but the midfielder is now facing at least two weeks on the sidelines after picking up an injury to his left eye. Rumours that […]

Dennis Wise has taken over the reigns at Leeds this week. Here is one of his finest moments as a player: a spectacular equaliser against AC Milan in the Champions League in 1999. [Rob Parker]

SaturdaySheffield United v Chelsea (12.45pm) I hope the Blades make a game of it, but I can’t see anything other than a big Chelsea win. 0:4Arsenal v Everton (3pm) Arsenal are back in top gear and should have enough to see if Everton if they get the first goal. 2:0Bolton v Manchester United (3pm) Fergie […]

After a bit of a mix-up yesterday, Pies’ 100 Greatest Premiership Players is firmly back on course. Today we bring you Nos. 60-51, which means we’re exactly halfway through our countdown. If you haven’t yet checked them out, here’s the list so far: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61.

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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

October 27th, 2006

1 Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Everton (current). Whose career path?2 Which Premiership team does luvvie Kenneth Branagh support?3 Who is this?4 Which was the first British club to wear a shirt with a team sponsor?5 In the film Escape To Victory, what was the final score in the Allies v Nazi match? 6 […]

In his new weekly column on the BBC website (stroke of genius by the way, whoever arranged that!), Ian Holloway has been getting excited at the thought of David Beckham stripping for Dot Cotton in the Eastenders’ laundrette. Becks has agreed to spoof the classic Levi’s 501 advert for Children In Need. Olly’s thoughts on […]

Another day, another ten Premiership greats for you to investigate. Thirty down (check out Nos 100-91, 90-81 & 80-71), 70 to go. Still no sign of the great Brian Deane though… Titus Bramble and Jean-Alain Boumsong, if you’re reading this, we can put you out of your misery now – you’ve not made the cut. […]

Can anyone remember Mark Hateley having a half-decent haircut at any point during his career? No, me neither! For consistently bad hair, Hateley is right up there with the Horror Hair greats. This horrendous mullet was one of his finest moments. The look is completed by the strange attempt at a parting and… is that […]

With Sven Goran Eriksson now playing down reports that he is about to take charge of West Ham, bizarre possible managerial appointment numero dos is Diego Maradona as national coach of Honduras. The new slimline Maradona had been touted for the Argentina job [before as well as] after Jose Pekerman‘s departure. Having been overlooked for […]