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Well that was fun. What had been built up as a potential Premiership decider (Super Wednesday! Sky would have screamed) ended up as the dampest squib of the season. The sight of Chelsea’s players dutifully forming a guard of honour for the likes of Kieran Richardson, Dong Fanzhuo and Chris Eagles was faintly ridiculous, and the 90 minutes that followed was zzzzz-worthy. I got so bored I changed channels to watch Ugly Betty – and I’m not even metrosexual.


The Daily Snapshot

May 10th, 2007

Tomasz Kuszczak of Man Utd stretches for the ball under pressure from Chelsea’s John Terry during last night’s Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. [Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images]

This classic goalkeeping howler sees Blackburn Rovers keeper Tim Flowers being undone by his own vandalism. Stan Collymore’s daisy-cutter hits the stud marks Flowers has put on the pitch to help him with his angles.

If you thought Michael Ball was a naughty boy for stamping on Cristiano Ronaldo at the weekend, think again. This action from the Turkish league takes it to a new level, although the dive which sparks the incident is nearly deserving of the stamp.

Combining the subjects of the two previous posts, here’s a clip of Eamon Dunphy’s TV interview with Roy Keane, first televised in 2003 on TV3 in Ireland. I find Keane endlessly fascinating and he’s clearly an intelligent men, despite some of the brainless things he did on the pitch. Here’s part one of the interview. […]

Not amazingly funny but accurate in as much as Roy Keane probably does have a devil and a slightly bigger devil on each shoulder. [From 2DTV]

New footy website Fanbanta has produced this clip mocking the customary pre-match one minute’s silence. It’s funny because it’s true! No wonder one minute’s clapping is now being touted as the way forward.

‘This madness… they don’t believe it, why are they saying it?’ Taken from Dunphy’s weekly football show for 3 mobile. He’s just brilliant, isn’t he? I could listen to his punditry all day long.

beckenbauer.jpgThis rather nice Adidas track top is an exact replica of one worn by Franz Beckenbauer back in the day. The minimalistic approach to sportswear is to be applauded as Adidas resist the temptation to put a huge logo over the front.

Sensing that cynical bloggers the world over were suggesting his sensational goal was an overhit cross, IFK’s Andres Vasquez has been showing off on Swedish television to prove that he meant it.

Des totally owns Pennis and Alan, who appears to be loaded on Valium, takes it all in his stride…

Oh, Cloughie, never one to mince his words was he? Coming from anyone else, this would sound xenophobic. But coming from Old Bighead, it sounds almost reasonable. What a legend.

74093575.jpgPhew, after the immense shock of seeing Tottenham’s rubbish new kit, I could do with some positive Spurs news. And here it is: Dimitar Berbatov, the best player in the whole world (or at least the best Bulgarian) is reportedly set to stay at Spurs for another season.

VIF Fredrikstad supporters welcome fans of Lyn Oslo. Brilliant. [Via The Offside]

1.jpegArsenal with a white away kit and now this madness! I’m still not convinced this is genuine, even though the picture seems to be free of the signs of Photoshop. Anyway, Caught Offside has posted this pic of what is apparently Spurs’ new kit for next season. I think it’s a nod to a similar strip worn by Tottenham in the 19th, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it simply out of respect for the club’s traditions.

wine_racks2_small.jpgWith the Premiership title in the bag, Alex Ferguson has written off Liverpool’s chances of winning a sixth European title later this month. ‘I told Carlo [Ancelotti, Milan's boss] at the end of our semi-final that there is no way he can now not win this competition,’ said Fergie.

NewcastleOwen.jpgIt is clear to see that some nasty injuries have claimed a yard or two of Michael Owen’s pace over the years, but he must still fancy his chances in a foot race if reports in this morning’s papers are anything to go by.

The 1999 to 2000 season: it was a simpler time. Chris Sutton was considered a big money signing by Chelsea fans, Fergie’s ‘kids’ still formed the backbone of his team and Dennis Wise was a pesky Premiership midfield imp instead of a newly-relegated League One manager.

He’s got a pineapple on his head. Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee and his pineapple haircut were the victims of endless ribbing from David Baddiel and Frank Skinner in the early 1990s.

Celebrate the World Cup-winning exploits of the late Alan Ball with this new t-shirt from TShirts365. As the spiel on their website says: “A man who we grew up knowing as a cap wearing squeeky-voiced underachieving manager… Later we found out he was one of the best English players of all time and won the World Cup.” Here’s to Bally – a legend. Click here to buy the t-shirt for £14.99.

Kevin%20Bond.jpgNewcastle could weaken their defence in a legal case if, as expected, they appoint Big Sam Allardyce as their new manager. Remember Glenn Roeder’s former assistant Kevin Bond? Yeah, the guy who was Harry Redknapp’s assistant at Portsmouth and was sacked by Newcastle after being implicated in the BBC Panorama bungs investigation. Do you see where we are going with this now?

valdano2.jpgEx-Real Madrid coach and World Cup winner Jorge Valdano has attacked Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho, likening the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Chelsea to ‘a shit hanging from a stick’.

73892138.jpgAs we told you yesterday, Man Utd boss Alex Ferguson is on the look-out for three players to strengthen his squad this summer. Striker is one position he needs some more quality, but where are the world-class strikers? It’s a question that Fergie has been asking himself: ‘You look through the world and say to yourself: “where are all the strikers?” There are not a lot of them going around, believe me.’

Gallagher.jpgOasis guitarist Noel Gallagher received a gloating phone call from Primal Scream bassist Mani – and a pub full of Manchester United fans – after the Red Devils were crowned champions.