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Terry Venables has a sing

November 21st, 2006

Terry Venables. When he’s not being regarded as a tactical genius or a villian (depending on which side of the fence you’re on), he can be found crooning or on a sunbed (presumably). Well, thankfully there is no video of El Tel sunbathing, so here he is, singing his little heart out!

http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/res/images/photos/SFL/CISinsuranceCup2005/gordon_strachan_cis.jpg Wee Gordon Strachan believes that the difference between the SPL and the English Premiership is minimal. Strachan sees his runaway league leaders take on Premiership leaders Man United tonight at Celtic Park and has heightened the pressure before the game by deriding the claims that the English league is the best in the world…

Guardian Books have released a book for the 50th birthday of the brilliant ‘You Are The Ref‘. For those not in on the joy of working out various refereeing problems, YATR is a cracking little cartoon strip that asks you how you’d solve a myriad of odd problems that can crop up during a game. […]

Bernardo Corradi became a Manchester City cult hero this weekend. A humourless face, mixed with a pair of goals (out of the blue I might add) and a celebration that defies any logic whatsoever. Bernardo, you’re a legend. [Mof Gimmers]

http://www.teamtalk.com//Images/86593.jpg Hearts fans are understandably angry at the situation surrounding their club. On Saturday, they staged a protest aimed at daft-as-a-brush owner, Vladimir Romanov after the 1-0 defeat to Rangers. The Jambos chairman remained at his Lithuanian base instead of making the trip to…

This video delves into the reasons behind Cristiano Ronaldo‘s varnished, polished, extra-shiny and gilt-edged miss against Sheffield United on Saturday. Our main reason for posting it is for a bit of a giggle at C-Ron’s expense though. You can tell it wasn’t his day: he couldn’t even get his spit on target! [Rob Parker]

The players of non-league King’s Lynn are probably ruing the fact that the Scissor Sisters‘ I Don’t Feel With Dancing being blasted over the PA system coincided with their warm-up on Saturday and that a fan with a sense of humour was there to capture it on his mobile phone. Turns out the King’s Lynn […]

My trips to the cinema seem to provide a useful hunting ground for Lookalikes. Last night I went to see Casino Royale (it is worth the hype, by the way), and didn’t come away empty handed! I present Jeffrey Wright (who plays CIA agent Felix Leiter) and Joleon Lescott…   [Rob Parker]

Good weekendKieron Dyer A goal against Arsenal and 90 minutes on the pitch in his latest return from injury.Wayne Rooney A brace for the man who couldn’t buy a goal a few weeks ago.Everton Scraped a 1-0 win against Bolton without Tim Cahill. Bad weekendArsenal A draw at home to Newcastle leaves them 11 points […]

SaturdayManchester City v Fulham (12.45pm) You never know what to expect from City, but Fulham have drastically improved their away form and I think they could nick it. 0:1Arsenal v Newcastle (3pm) The Magpies tend to frustrate Arsenal, but I can’t see that happening on this occasion. 2:0Chelsea v West Ham (3pm) A couple of […]

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41312000/jpg/_41312422_wembleybo.jpg What a surprise. Wembley Stadium (remember that?) nearly brought English football to its knees when it was revealed that the problems surrounding the stadium brought its operating company to the brink of a collapse that would have dragged the FA down with it, according to the FA’s latest accounts…

Chelsea face West Ham at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. A goal half as good as this one from the corresponding fixture four seasons ago would not go amiss. West Ham won that game 2-3. Step forward the friendly face of facism, Paolo di Canio! [Rob Parker]

Iain Dowie has become the first top-flight managerial casualty of the season this week after leading Charlton to the bottom of the table. Shiny Media’s Ashley Norris must only be hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth as Abney Park Rangers prop up our Fantasy Football table. Click the link below […]

http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/03/44/gerrard_steven_lfc_profile_2006.jpg Get ready to pick yourself up from the floor. The fat Spanish waiter that is Rafa Benitez is ready to play the world’s best central midfielder in… gulp… centre midfield…

Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg was ruled out of Sweden‘s match against Ivory Coast on Wednesday by a piece of cheese. The midfielder accidentally ate the dairy product at an awards ceremony where he was voted Swedish Player of the Year. Ljungberg, who has a cheese intolerance, was left vomiting in a bin and warning staff […]

Oldham midfielder Chris Hall is to get his kit off next week when he stars in a stage version of The Full Monty. The 19-year-old has been given permission by his club to appear in NK Theatre Arts’ charity production. Hall will play the part of ‘Horse’ in the play after club officials went back […]

Liverpool

Michael Owen Video

November 16th, 2006

WIth news that Michael Owen will be "back to the top" according to his knee tickler surgeon Dr Richard Steadman, it may be worth reminding ourselves what an ‘on top’ Owen looks like.

Police are investigating death threats which have been made to the Reading players who were involved in the two incidents that saw Chelsea keepers Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini badly injured. In the aftermath of the incidents, Ibrahima Sonko and Stephen Hunt have received numerous threatening letters at the club’s Arborfield training ground. Thames Valley […]

You can imagine compiling the 100 Greatest Premiership Players is a pretty subjective task. But while you, our faithful readers, were left to squabble over the relative merits of Eric Cantona and Thierry Henry, no player divided opinion at Pies HQ like Brian Deane. One thing we could agree on is that Brian Deane is […]

The form of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba seems to extend to international duty. The Ivory Coast international scored the winner in their match against Sweden last night. His headed goal followed a hat-trick against Watford at the weekend. The match was played in Le Mans, France, for some reason, which probably explains the half-empty – […]

Self-confessed sexist Mike Newell is to keep his job as manager of Luton Town. Newell has been severely reprimanded by the club, but remains in his post despite criticism of female assistant referee Amy Rayner and chairman Bill Tomlins. A club statement said: "Any repetition of such conduct will not be tolerated." The cynics among […]

Rock band Motörhead are the new sponsors of an under 10s team from Lincoln. Greenbank FC now play in black shirts emblazoned with the band’s name and a picture of a skull. The youngsters also run out to the sound of Ace of Spades. Team manager Gary Weight emailed Motörhead frontman Lemmy with the sponsorship […]

Ever wanted to warm-up in the same tracksuit Arjen Robben wears to warm-up when he’s on international duty? No, me neither but I’m sure you don’t have to wear the Holland warm-up tracksuit exclusively for warming up. It will presumably be on display tonight before kick-off as England’s hosts go through their pre-match preparations. The […]

Steve McClaren has been branded mental and nuts by the British press after he ‘cracked up’ after persistant (and quite possibly justified) pressure from Fleet Street. Stevie Mac has claimed that the press have tried to drive a wedge between himself and his right hand man, Terry Venables…