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During his time at Glasgow Rangers up in Bonnie Scotland, Paul Gascoigne, already known as ‘troubled genius’ by this point, was followed by a film crew. We all know that former Spuds and Newcastle player  Gazza (or G8) likes a joke, so see what happens when he took the film crew back to his new […]

All these football freestylers are very impressive indeed. However, few show how it could be used in a game of footy, which is what we all like best. Showboating is only great when there are people trying to kick lumps out of the skilled one. Well, this Billy Wingrove bloke seems to be able to […]

Charlton chairman Richard Murray has given his backing to woeful manager Les Reed and said that the Addicks’ board will provide funds for new signings in January….

Sheffield United are hoping to tie up the craziest Yorkshire-Brazilian partnership since Roque Junior pulled on a Leeds United shirt. The Blades are set to start talks with Sao Paulo over a deal which would see the finest up and coming Brazilian youngsters join them for experience. Director Simon McCabe said: "They’re keen to have […]

If anyone spots the heinous crime committed by Besiktas‘s Croatian goalkeeper Marijan Mrmic during this video, please let us know! [Rob Parker]

The BBC is offering its website users the chance to vote for their favourite terrace chant of 2006. The 10-strong shortlist is drawn from chants sent in to be used in the site’s Quotes of the Week feature. Click the link below to see all the candidates. Bury have been chucked out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their 3-1 second-round replay win over Chester City on 12 December. Chester, who are surely buzzing their tits off, have now been reinstated and will play Ipswich in the third round as well as receiving all the cash that comes with being in the second round…

Rodrigo Taddei, Roma’s midfielder, decided to get in on the showboating act when he came up against Olympiakos with his stupendous trick called “The Aurelio” named after… Having just watched the exhaustive enquiry into bungs, the Premier League has targeted 17 transfers that need further investigation following Lord Stevens’ look into illegal payments in football. Lord Stevens was initially investigating a total of 362 transfers and has not given details of the 17 questionable deals…

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Middlesbrough battle it out for newly-appointed England spokesman Joey Barton [Mail]Blackburn want to sign former player David Dunn from Birmingham [Mirror] And, in a happy turn of events, Birmingham want to sell him [Planet Blues] Villa boss Martin O’Neill wants to sign Leicester City defender Richard Stearman, not to be confused […]

Giant-killing Southend United face Tottenham tonight with a place in the Carling Cup semi-finals at stake. Having seen off Manchester United, the Shrimpers now face Martin Jol‘s side at White Hart Lane. The Championship’s bottom-club have their kit supplied by Nike. It’s a basic but sleek navy blue shirt with white trim. Sponsors Insure and […]

This advert for German TV show Sportschau settles once and for all the debate about how football was invented. German Football League – video powered by Metacafe More classic football adverts:Umbro dog commercialCarlsberg World Cup drawRyan Giggs, Johnny Vegas and a monkey [Rob Parker]

Les Reed is under-pressure after only a month in charge of Charlton Athletic with some reports claiming defeat against Wycombe in the Carling Cup tonight would earn him the sack. But while he has struggled to turn the Addicks’ season around, imagine the impact the poor run of form has had on his email coaching […] Attention fans who are thinking of going to the Liverpool/Arsenal Carling Cup match tonight. The quarter-final tie is in doubt due to Anfield being shrouded in dense, thick, pea-soupy fog and a pitch inspection due at 18.15 pm…


Rivelino: A genius.

December 19th, 2006

For me, the greatest left winger who ever lived was Rivelino. I’ll admit there is probably better, but he’s the one I like the best. Why? Well, he could hit a ball so very hard and true and, well, he seems a bit mental. His celebrations during Brazil‘s World Cup win in 1970 are the […] The German Football Association (DFB) have said that their national team will be England’s first opponents in the new Wembley Stadium on 22 August, in 2007. Who else thinks that seems a bit optimistic? Anyway, Germany coach Joachim Low revealed last week that the game was due to go ahead even though the Football Association had not made any announcement of the fixture. Whoops!

Players from Ecuadorian sides Barcelona and Liga Deportiva Universitaria have been warned they face one-year bans and possible jail sentences after a brawl followed their match on Sunday. Former Southampton and Ecuador striker Agustin Delgado was at the centre of the controversy, claiming he reacted to being kicked throughout the game. Barcelona’s Leondardo Soledispa suffered […]

Rapper The Game supports Blackburn Rovers and is apparently planning to watch his team play next year. The Los Angeles-born artist, famous as much for his feud with 50 Cent as for his Grammy-nominated album, has revealed he has a soft spot for the Lancashire side. I’m not sure why exactly he supports Rovers, but […]

In the USA, sports fans are treated to cheerleading displays by good-looking ladies in skimpy outfits while they wait for a match to kick-off. In Britain, we have grown men dressed as 8ft animals locked in a battle of cheekiness and one-upmanship instead. In this video, the Boston United mascot, Pilgrim the Panther, tricks the […] You’ve got to admire the gall of Sam Allardyce. He’s attracted players normally thought to be out of reach for a club like Bolton Wanderers and the latest rumour is one of the biggest and best. With David Beckham unsettled at Real Madrid, it’s got Sam sniffing around…

Plymouth boss Ian Holloway was back on top-form on Saturday with a trademark nutty post-match interview. An angry Holloway was not pleased with a 3-0 defeat against Preston, prompting him to coin the gem: "I didn’t recognise the Green Army. You can’t be an untethered horse." This is not the first appearance of a horse […] With Price Harry and Wills announcing a concert for their mum, Princess Diana (deceased) at Wembley stadium, you can’t help but imagine Sir Elton John taking to the stage surrounded by men in hard hats still putting the roof on or something. Well, funny I should mention that, because the hold up has resulted in a bit of legal action.
The Australian developer of Wembley Stadium, Multiplex, is getting…


Romario: Goal machine

December 18th, 2006

Romário de Souza Faria more commonly known as Romário, has the psychique of a lunchtime boozer. He’s rotund, lethargic and a pip-squeak (in fact, his nickname is Baixinho which essentially means short-arse). He’s still playing now, well into his forties and has scored nearly 1000 official goals, which has only (officially) been obtained only by […]

What better to keep you warm during those long hours spent sitting on the bench than a David Beckham hoody? This Adidas top features the David Beckham Icon logo (didn’t realise he had one, but there it is on the right) and also a lion logo. At £45 you should be able to buy this […]

With the gap between Manchester United and Chelsea down to just two points, it look like the title race could go down to the wire this season. But who do you want to win the league (assuming its a two-horse race)? I’m finding myself in the unusual position of rooting for the Red Devils if […]