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Against the odds, Man City went down and Luton stayed up. Cue Luton boss David Pleat, resplendent in a hideous beige suit and tan shoes, skipping across the pitch in a demented, Riverdance stylee (at about 2min 40 sec into the clip). One of football’s great comedy celebrations.

Liverpool’s new owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks are set to make £40 million available for Rafa Benitez to go on a summer spending spree. Pies gives you the lowdown on the players linked with a move to Anfield today. 1 Daniel Alves (Sevilla) Benitez has been slobbering over the right-sided Brazilian for a long […]

George Gillett and Tom Hicks, Liverpool’s new American owners, have agreed to provide Rafa Benitez with a Chelsea-scaring £40m to blow in the summer transfer market. That’s twice as much as Benitez has had to play with since his arrival at Anfield Since his arrival at Anfield, the most Benitez has spent in a calendar […]

Plymouth boss – and the first manager to tell Pies to “go and swivel” – Ian Holloway has revealed he was thrown out of the referee’s room following his side’s defeat at Ipswich on Saturday. While we hang on Ollie’s every word, it seems referee Jon Morris was not so keen to hear his opinions. […]

If you’re a betting man/woman/animal, it pays to be informed. And while it doesn’t necessarily pay any more to be informed with humour, in the case of Chicken Dinner, it makes the advice even more palatable. The site’s packed with articles, mainly focused on sports or celebrities, providing analysis around big betting topics, as well […]

Forbes has just released its list of the top ten best-paid footballers in the world. The list runs as follows: 1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona) Total earning: £16m The toothy Brazilian has overtaken David Beckham as football’s top earner. 2 David Beckham (Real Madrid) Total earning: £15.8m It’s been a long time since Becks occupied anything other […]

I first became aware of Jefferson Farfan via Pro Evolution Soccer, the greatest video game series in history. In the PES series, he’s a seriously fast, seriously talented striker, who improves in leaps and bounds if you develop him in your Master League team. Now 22, this is Farfan’s fourth season at PSV. He has […]

What a difference a club makes. A few months ago, Javier Mascherano couldn’t get selected for West Ham’s ailing first XI. He was rated behind the likes of Hayden Mullins and Nigel Medi-Ocre. Having watched Mascherano closely during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, this astonished me – the young Argentine was clearly one of […]

It is only a couple of months since we established Vinnie Jones’ current line of work is singing as he appeared on Joss Stone’s album. The football hardman-turned-actor-turned-singer-turned-actor-turned-singer is now acting again. The ex-Wimbledon man has dtiched the glamour of Hollywood for an advert for breakdown service RAC. [Rob Parker]

1-3 Peter Crouch, Liverpool v Arsenal Because we love Crouchinho (‘decent feet for a big man’), he gets the top three spots all to himself this week – it’s not often you see the so-called ‘perfect hat-trick’ (header, left-foot shot, right-foot shot) in a Premiership match, and against one of the league’s big four. England […]

Name Tony Gubba Job Football commentator/reporter Special Powers 1) Longevity – Gubba has been commentating on football (and other stuff, including ITV’s Dancing On Ice) for almost 40 years. Now 63, he shows no signs of stopping. 2) Fly fishing – Tony is a keen fly fisherman. Fancy that! He said ‘The ball must be […]

FIFA president and football’s adoptive father, Sepp Blatter, has announced that he would like to destroy the Premiership. In his latest bizarre outburst, Blatter also takes a swipe at Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger. He told French sports newspaper Attrapé Hors Jeu: “The Premiership is the cancer on modern football. Too much money, too much […]

Good weekend Peter Crouch Liverpool’s hat-trick hero moves the Reds up to third place with victory over Arsenal. Manchester United A 4-1 win against Blackburn puts United within sniffing distance of the title. Charlton A narrow 1-0 win over relegation rivals Wigan. Bad weekend Watford Unlucky not to hold on for a point against Chelsea, […]

She got merk’d! To be fair to Rio, he did apologise and then gave the woman his shirt after the game.

Kits & fashion

Sticker Sunday

April 1st, 2007

Sticker Sunday returns to Who Ate All The Pies this week. Don’t forget to get in touch if you need anything from the Pies swap shop, which is unfortunately very well stocked at the moment!

Stevie G might have thought that Steve McClaren had deflected most of the flak away from him this week, but here at Pies we don’t forget that easily. Here is England’s hero tripping over the air between the keeper’s feet… And a couple of other Gerrard dives after the jump.

We called for Ian Holloway to be installed as the new England manager, and now Ollie has responded to us, via his column for BBC Sport. On learning that Pies had campaigned for him to replace Steve McClaren, Ian said: ‘Ha ha! Well that’s very flattering but I think they’ll have to go and swivel […]

‘In English football you are called Prof if you have two GCSEs; no wonder we are outwitted on the pitch.’ Boris Johnson. Yes, that Boris Johnson. ‘Can Lampard and Gerrard play together? They can. They can. They can.’ No, Steve McClaren, they can’t, they can’t, they can’t. ‘Why anyone would ever dream of wanting it […]

No one was seriously injured after lightning struck the field during this game, between Jomo Cosmos and Moroka Swallows in Johannesburg. Watch out for the plucky interviewer, who wastes no time in getting the lowdown from one of the injured players… [Via The Offside]

Games

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

March 30th, 2007

1 Wimbledon, Tottenham, Charlton, West Brom (current). Whose career path? 2 Pierluigi Collina and Marco Materazzi both support which Serie A club? 3 Picture round: who’s this? 4 Only one Middlesbrough player has featured in every one of their Premiership matches so far. Who? 5 Which ‘keeper will set a new Premiership clean sheets record […]

SATURDAY Liverpool v Arsenal Lawro: 2-1 Pies: 1-0 Bolton v Sheffield Utd Lawro: 2-1 Pies: 3-1 Charlton v Wigan Lawro: 1-1 Pies: 2-1

The always-excellent Kickette alerts us to the fact that Frank Lampard has his own blog, sponsored by Orange. It’s generally very bland but it does occasionally reveal some mildly interesting stuff about the World’s Second-best Player. Here are the top five pearls of wisdom from the pen of Super Frank (who incidentally is fit to […]

The FA Cup is a special competition that means many things to many people. One of the few things it does not mean to anyone at present is staring at Andy Townsend’s misshapen nose and waiting for the next advert break. That could all be about to change though. ITV are apparently close to securing […]

David Beckham collected an Outstanding Contribution to British Sport award (there is a message of hope to all Real Madrid benchwarmers) at the Sports Industry Awards 2007 last night sporting his new haircut. There is definitely a touch of the Tintins about his new strawberry blond short-back-and-sides-avec-quiff. No murmurs about them both having a faithful […]