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England manager Steve McClaren was forced to call upon an inexperienced Arsenal youngster yesterday just to get enough players for a nine-a-side match. After a spate of withdrawals from his original 28-man squad, McClaren turned to 19-year-old Academy player Matthew Connolly (pictured) as the England set-up descended into farce. The centre-back joined the England squad […]

This video from earlier this year shows Essen striker Younga Mouhani scoring a cheeky goal against Chemnitz. The goal is in a similar vein to the goal Dion Dublin scored against Newcastle a few seasons back, but is better because: a) he is standing so close to the keeper; and b) he looks like he […]

You can celebrate giantkilling Basingstoke Town‘s FA Cup victory over Chesterfield at the weekend by buying your very own club bodywarmer. The chunky navy and yellow sleeveless puffa jacket will be perfect for keeping you warm when Basingstoke visit Chelmsford City or Aldershot in the next round. It isn’t available online, but if you call […]

Ouch! This video shows TV footage of Barrow defender James Cotterill allegedly (I can’t really see any legal challenge being mounted against this evidence, but we’ll cover our backs anyway!) punching Bristol Rovers striker Sean Rigg in Saturday’s FA Cup clash. Rigg’s jaw was fractured in two places in the incident. Cue pundits with choruses […]

England manager Steve McLaren has been putting notices up in pubs around the country asking players to volunteer to play for their country against Holland on Wednesday. McLaren has taken this unusual step after every eligible professional player in the country pulled out of the squad with a niggling injury. The latest of whom, Jermaine […]

Good weekend Didier Drogba It is difficult to believe this is the same Drogba who never quite lived up to his transfer fee. A hat-trick against Watford continues his excellent form this season.Reading Up to 11th in the table after their 3-1 victory over Spurs.Kolo Toure An excellent finish from Arsenal’s would-be star striker. Bad […]

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Batigol Batistuta

November 11th, 2006

Right foot, left foot, six yard box, from distance, with his head, knee, face… Gabriel ‘Batigol’ Batistuta could probably fart a goal in. Let’s celebrate one of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen. [Mof Gimmers]

Manchester City youngster Micah Richards is the only new face in the England squad to face Holland on Wednesday. The 18-year-old right-back has been named in the 28-man squad, as recommended by Pies after the Macedonia game in September. Steve McClaren has resisted the temptation to call-up fellow under 21 internationals Leighton Baines and Theo […]

In the days when Andrei Kanchelskis was ace, and Oldham starred in Semi Finals, goals like this were seldom seen. So enjoy.

Fear not, folks. The Fantasy Friday review has served its five-match touchline ban for overzealous celebrations and is back with a vengeance. Is it all change in the Who Ate All The Pies Fantasy Football League? Click below to find out.

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Football’s Conmen

November 10th, 2006

With Roy Keane hitting out at football’s ‘conmen’ saying "I see lads I’ve played with dive, and going down like they’ve been shot. It drives me crazy. Trying to get another player sent off is cheating. And a lot of players are trying to put one over on the referee", maybe we should have a […]

In the days when men were real men… albeit with terrible perms (like the one sported by Graeme Sharp on the left) and bruiser tasches… sticker albums were full of players who didn’t even know what a stylist was, and if they did, they’d probably chin ‘em. Well, if you’re getting dewy eyed about the […]

No wonder Newcastle are struggling this season. PC Glenn Roeder has been too busy locking up Gazza to worry about tactics, team selection and inspirational team talks. He might be dull in the world of football, but he is probably one of the most charismatic coppers ever!   For more Glenn Roeder fun-poking, check out […]

1 Blackburn in bid to sign David Beckham [The Sun] 2 Alan Smith to join Cardiff on loan [BBC Sport] 3 Freddy Eastwood is lined up for a move to West Ham (three years after they released him) [Guardian] 4 Steve Sidwell wants a new contract at Reading despite previously saying he wanted a move […]

Manchester United are in negotiations to take American teenager Freddy Adu on trial later this month ahead of a possible transfer in January. United initially refuted newspaper claims that the 17-year-old would be joining them for a two-week trial. The club has now acknowledged that they are in talks with Adu. It is thought Chelsea […]

Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

It started with a terrible song and a dancing wolf, and harvested a blessing from the pope, new found hero status for David O’Leary, and an Englishman being near Sainted by the people of Ireland. Yep, it’s time to cast our minds back to Eire’s first ever World Cup finals in 1990. [Mof Gimmers]

Oh look! Another scandal involving football managers! This time it involves betting. The FA is all set to investigate allegations that several Premiership managers have laid bets on top-flight matches. The claims were made by a former employee of bookmakers Victor Chandler. "We will see if there has been any breach of our regulations and […]

It is difficult to appreciate Wayne Rooney was just 16 when he scored this goal to end Arsenal’s 30 game unbeaten run. He is still only a youngster and yet this magical moment came all of four years ago. [Rob Parker]

West Ham‘s Teddy Sheringham has been told to start acting his age by the father of Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Francesc Fabregas Snr – who at the 39 is one year younger than the Sheringham – was speaking after the veteran striker clashed with his son during the fiery meeting between the two sides on […]

This photograph of Gazza was taken shortly before his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. I think it is fair to say he was looking worse for wear at the time. Eyewitnesses claim that the 39-year-old racially abused a black photographer and punched another photographer outside the Boujis nightclub, Kensington. He was later […]

Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew have both been handed improper conduct charges by the FA following their scuffle at Upton Park on Saturday. A statement on the FA website said: " The charges relate to their alleged aggressive and confrontational behaviour towards the end of the match at Upton Park on Sunday 5 November. They […]

Everybody is talking about Southend after their shock 1-0 win over Manchester United last night, so here they are attempting the Soccer AM crossbar challenge. Not a bad effort at all from the Shrimpers. First up is man of the moment Freddy Eastwood… [Rob Parker]

http://www.davidbeckham.com.ar/david-beckham-5.jpg David Beckham apparently suffered from ‘psychological difficulties’ after being dropped by Steve McClaren… so reckons Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello. The former ManYoo player resigned as England captain after the World Cup in Germany before being axed from the squad after McClaren succeeded Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager…

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Hansen Verdict

November 8th, 2006

Why don’t more Sunday League teams do spoofs?  This is a little belter with a ‘Hansen verdict’ on some scruffy kids… unless… he actually did analyse them? [Mof Gimmers]