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The Fiendish Friday Quiz

October 6th, 2006

1 Blsany, Sparta Prague, Rennes, Chelsea (current). Whose career path?2 Who is this Premiership defender? 3 ‘Half my family is black and I feel close to their culture and their colour. I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins…’ Who said this?4 Which current Premiership manager […]

Struggling Greek outfit Panathinaikos are trying to tempt Graeme Souness to become their new manager. The former Newcastle boss has already tried his hand abroad with Galatasaray in Turkey and Benfica in Portugal – where his main achievements included surrounding himself with mediocre British players. Souness has been out of work since being sacked by […]

There now follows another frustrating Premiership mini-break, during which time England will attempt to strengthen their qualifying position for Euro 2008. The next round of Prem matches begins on Sat. 14th October. I’m sure most Premiership managers hate these mini-breaks, as do most fantasy managers. Anyway, enough griping, here’s the latest Pies fantasy league table:

Nicolas Anelka has missed out on the opportunity to have Kevin Nolan help him bed-in after receiving a late call-up to the France squad. Anelka has been named as a replacement for the injured Sidney Govou, ruining Nolan’s plans for a bonding sessions in Spain. In his BBC column, Nolan said that the Bolton players […]

You will be shocked to read that Joey Barton has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute after mooning Everton fans on Saturday. Barton has until 6pm tomorrow to answer the charge (although quite how he would be able to deny it I’m not sure – the video evidence is pretty conclusive!). The 24-year-old […]

England are set to experiment with a 3-5-2 formation against Macedonia, according to The Times. The squad has worked on the new system in training in preparation for Saturday’s match. The report suggests Stewart Downing would be axed in favour of a lineup of: Robinson; G. Neville, Terry, Ferdinand; Wright-Phillips, Gerrard, Carrick, Lampard, A. Cole; […]

Scary-eyed Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has slagged off England ahead of the two sides’ Euro 2008 qualifier next Wednesday. He said our World Cup performance this summer was ‘defensive and boring’. Cheeky bugger. Bilic told The Sun: ‘They were no good – they were nothing. They were so boring… I have never seen in my […]

Can’t believe that Robin van Persie’s kung-fu wonder volley is only at No.2. Watch the video to see what beat it… [Via The Offside]

Excellent little feature on the Beeb’s website about the aspirations of Plymouth Argyle boss – and Pies cult hero – Ian Holloway. Hollers says he’s always wanted to take a team into the Premiership and that he’s ‘targeted this lot to do it’. Plymouth are far from the best side in the division – they […]

Trevor Sinclair won goal of the season in 1997 for this spectacular overhead kick for QPR against Barnsley in the FA Cup. It’s easy to do: hopeful cross lumped forward, nonchalantly throw yourself backwards at the ball and then wheel away to compare dreadlocks with Rufus Brevett. Text book stuff! [Rob Parker]

Chelsea must be about as popular in Spain as a David Healy hat-trick. Apparently not content with their on-going feud with Barcelona, the Blues have now found themselves in a battle of bitchy press statements with Real Madrid. The argument stems from claims made by Real president Ramon Calderon that Chelsea’s spending was ruining football […]

Chancellor Gordon Brown has helped convince Trinidad and Tobago defender Marvin Andrews to rejoin former club Raith Rovers. The chancellor – a Raith supporter – met Andrews to discuss the move. Andrews was eager to point out that his decision was based on the persuasion of someone with a bit more power than Gordon Brown […]

Standing joke Stan Collymore has announced he is ready for a return to Premiership football. Whether the Premiership is quite ready for Stan Collymore remains to be seen. I can’t imagine too many managers or chairmen being eager to take a gamble on a 35-year-old who hasn’t played for five years. Stan has been on […]

There is always something special about a goalkeeper grabbing a goal, particularly when it is the first ever scored in the Premiership by a keeper and particularly when it is a thumping volley. Step forward Peter Schmeichel. [Rob Parker]

Manchester City‘s stadium has been chosen to host the Uefa Cup final in 2008. The City of Manchester Stadium – City’s home since 2003 – was selected by Uefa’s executive committee today. The committee turned down Wembley‘s bids for the 2008 or 2009 Champions League final (which is fair enough as it probably won’t have […]

Loving the American commentary, straight from the Sheriff John Bunnell school of over-the-top voiceovers. Who’d be a ref?

There’s currently lots of talk in the papers on online that Atletico Madrid have agreed to sell star striker Fernando Torres to Man Utd next summer, for £26m. It’s been reported that Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to make a down-payment of £5million in a bid to beat Chelsea to the signing of the young […]

He’s English for God’s sake, of course he’s not going to score. Very funny clip and couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke (bit of sarcasm, there).

‘I’m fine and I’m happy…’ Dario Silva (pictured) speaks to the media for the first time since his horrific car crash. [Guardian]William Gallas thinks Scotland will be ‘quaking in their boots’ ahead of this weekend’s France v Scotland Euro 2008 qualifier. Cocky shit. Go Scotland! [F365]Sports Illustrated: Andriy Shevchenko is a very expensive decoy for […]

All rise for Leonardo Shaun Goater, Bermuda’s most famous footballer and a cult hero to fans of Rotherham United, Bristol City, Man City, Reading and Southend United. He was the ultimate journeyman striker, blessed with pace and an eye for goal – ‘Feed the Goat and he will score!’. He certainly wasn’t the most stylish […]

BRANDISH, Shiny Media’s new site dedicated to The Coolest Stuff in the World for blokes is now live and kicking, so check it out and spread the word to your mates. It’ll feature must-have gadgets, fashion that won’t make you look like a metrosexual arsehead, illegally fast cars, fine Cuban cigars, Japanese robots, that sort […]

Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is to auction the piece of paper with notes on Argentina players’ penalty habits which he kept down his sock during the World Cup quarter-final shootout. Lehmann was seen reading the note between penalties. The Arsenal keeper claims he struggled to read his pencil scrawl on the sweaty piece of paper […]

I have often thought Thierry Henry would make a great artist. All he needs is a little moustache and a beret. Oh, and some paint obviously. Anyway, he has created a modern art masterpiece to raise money for Bob Wilson‘s Willow Foundation. Tel kicked footballs at cans of paint to make his work of art. […]

Agent Charles Collymore has been charged by the FA for touting one of his players around without the knowledge of his club. Collymore is alleged to have pimped Luton Town‘s Enoch Showunmi (pictured) to Millwall without the knowledge of the Kenilworth Road club. Showunmi is now at Bristol City. Collymore is the agent Luton boss […]