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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 […]

Thanks to a small clerical error, yesterday we published Nos. 70-61, rather than 80-71. So today we’re publishing the real 80-71. Yesterday’s post has been amended, so now you can check out the real 70-61. In other words, the ten players we listed yesterday are slightly greater than the ten we’re about to list below. […]

Steven Charles McManaman – one of those select bunch of foreign footballers stuck in an Englishman’s body. The Boy from Brazil (well, Bootle at least) gave the Highbury faithful a little taste of a Thierry Henry-esque finish while the future Arsenal star was still a moody Frenchman playing on the wing for Juventus. [Rob Parker]

Just when you think West Ham must have hit rock bottom the situation seems to get worse for Alan Pardew and his team. After Tuesday’s embarrassing Carling Cup defeat to Chesterfield, it has now emerged that captain Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood were involved in a training ground bust-up before the match. The Sun reports […]

Fulham‘s Moritz Volz has been trying to move away from his reputation as the Hoff’s number one fan. High profile media coverage of his obsession plus the fact that Hasselhoff is now the public face of Fulham’s sponsors Pipex led to Volzy distancing himself from his idol. In his 5 October diary entry, a moody […]

Following Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho, here’s another in the series of motion-capture videos filmed to promote the FIFA 07 game. This time the star of the show is Valencia and Spain’s David ‘ Superman’ Villa. [Rob Parker]

Manchester United are in action in the Carling Cup tonight which seems like a good excuse for neutrals to get behind Crewe Alexandra. It will be Dario Gradi‘s side in red this evening – this spotty-sleeved Diadora number in fact. Here it is displayed on a rather fetching green table cloth. League One is a […]

Former England skipper David Beckham will be allowed to leave Real Madrid for £5 million in January, according to The Sun. The 31-year-old will be moved on at a cut-price fee to stop him leaving for nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season. The reports will put MLS teams on high […]

We are not ones for scaremongering here at Pies. Oh wait, yes we are. Click the link below to find out which clubs’ fans should be very, very afraid of what the not-too-distant future may hold.

BREAKING NEWS Ipswich Town is interested in signing Titus Bramble. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play […]

Not our choices, you understand, but there are some pretty good ones in this list…

Yesterday we posted part one of our monster 100 Greatest Ever Premiership Players list, namely Nos. 100-91. If you missed it, you can check out the first instalment here: LINK. Today we tackle Nos 90-81 (you can see where this is going, right?). Has Brian Deane made the cut, you ask? Well, you’ll find out […]

Everyone’s favourite Malcolm Glazer impersonator, Wayne Rooney, turns 21 today. It is easy to forget England and Manchester United‘s hoover-loving talisman is still so young. Quite what you buy the 21-year-old who has everything, I’m not sure (who said an ageing prostitute?). The Times has instead opted to point out 21 reasons why Rooney should […]

In August 1997, Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the best ever Premier League hat-tricks in a match against Leicester. The third goal was the pick of the bunch and bears more than a passing resemblance to the World Cup wonder goal he would score against Argentina at the end of the season. [Rob Parker]

France’s Stephane Porato is the latest keeper to be linked with a move to Chelsea [Reuters] There’s a right old Championship scrap under way to secure the services of Sheffield Wednesday’s Kenny Lunt [Vital Football] Celtic have lowered their ambitions in the MLS transfer market and are now after New England Revolution’s Shalrie Joseph rather […]

What a great picture of the moment this is! It is not quite up to Mike Tyson‘s standards, but it is a bite nonetheless. Martin Jol – who is fast overtaking Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the most blinkered Premiership manager – saw the incident as a "comical nibble." Under-pressure Alan Pardew has had […]

About time too! After weeks of: "We’re just happy to be in the Premier League," Neil ‘Sweetness and Light’ Warnock has finally let rip with the sort of post-match comments we had come to know and love from Football League Warnock. The performance of bald referee Dermot Gallagher – the man who deemed Ben Thatcher’s […]

Today is the first day of the Who Ate All the Pies 100 Greatest Premiership Players mega-list. Just who are the best 100 footballers ever to grace English football’s top flight? Well, you’re about to find out – over the next two weeks we’ll be featuring ten players per day, counting down in reverse order, […]

1 Arsenal are back to their flowing best. They could be up to third if they win their game in hand despite a poor start.2 Watford need to sign a striker who will put their chances away.3 Manchester City are challenging Middlesbrough to be this season’s Jekyll and Hyde team. 4 Referees see things differently […]

Good weekendJussi Jaaskelainen Made a string of excellent stops against Blackburn followed by two penalty saves.Arsenal Henry and Fabregas revived Arsenal’s sexy football of a couple of seasons ago.Paul Scholes A goal on his 500th appearance and a win against Liverpool. Bad weekendWest Ham Bad weekend regulars West Ham drop down to 19th place after […]