Top six transfer rumours, 28 May: Miguel Veloso to Bolton, and other gossip
May 28th, 2008
Meg loves Mig 4eva?
1. Miguel Veloso to Bolton
Gary Megson is hoping to jump the queue to sign Manchester United target Veloso. The Sporting Lisbon midfielder would cost Â£16 million. [The Sun]
Premier League end-of-season report card – part 2
May 13th, 2008
Like some wise old schoolmaster, Pies grades each Premier League team based on their 07/08 campaign. Here’s part two: Man City (9th) Started brilliantly, finished with a whimper. Overall though, Sven-Goran Eriksson did a good job of restoring pride to the sky-blue half of Manchester. A couple of his signings were notable successes – Elano […]
Daily Vote – will Steve Bruce & Wigan Athletic go easy on Man Utd?
May 6th, 2008
Wigan boss urged by Chelsea to “really, really try” against United Seems that Sir Alex Ferguson has no shortage of go-to guys in a crisis. Alan Curbishley (lurking on the right of this photo) ordered his West Ham team to roll over and let United scratch their tummies – “Lads, me and Alex are in […]
Shit Lookalikes – Roger Daltrey and Michael Brown
April 28th, 2008
Out here in the fields, Michael Brown fights for his meals. He gets his back into his living. Or something like that. Cheers to Chringle for this one. The boy’s back on form. More shit lookalikes
The 20 most valuable players in the Premier League
February 4th, 2008
Football is a team game, but it’s amazing how much of an effect one individual can have on his ten team-mates. Witness Jimmy Bullard’s match-winning performance for Fulham against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon. His return from a long-term injury has lifted everyone at the club; it’s no coincidence that Fulham struggled in Bullard’s absence.
Liverpool 1-1 Wigan: Liverpool lack the genius to win the league this season, and Titus Bramble scores again!
January 3rd, 2008
Liverpool are a well-organised, powerful, athletic, talented team â€“ but they don’t half play some dull football. I have no doubt that Rafa Benitez makes sure that his players eat the right shape of pasta, but football is about more than pure science. It’s about genius, it’s about inspiration, it’s about impossible-to-define moments of magic that win you games.
Is Steve Bruce about to leave Birmingham for Wigan?
November 14th, 2007
Transfers & Rumours
Premier League strugglers Wigan are looking to get a Brucey bonus by tempting Birmingham manager, Steve Bruce, to rescue the club from relegation.
Wigan sack Chris Hutchings – can anyone keep them up?
November 5th, 2007
He was the bookieâ€™s favourite to go next so itâ€™s no great surprise that Wigan have shown Chris Hutchings his P45 after the clubâ€™s sixth defeat in a row against Chelsea on Saturday.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 6-7 October October 8th, 2007 Arsenal
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 29-30 September October 1st, 2007 Arsenal
Shit Lookalike: Chris Hutchings and Adolf Hitler
September 24th, 2007
We are not comparing Wigan boss Chris Hutchings to one of history’s greatest monsters in any capacity other than this mildly amusing pose, although JJB Stadium regulars mights testify that the pair share a philosophy on torture!
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 22-23 September September 24th, 2007 Arsenal
Five reasons why Emile Heskey should partner Owen for England
September 6th, 2007
According to his Wigan teammate, Chris Kirkland â€“ Emile Heskey is â€˜Englandâ€™s Didier Drogba,â€™ and he doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s a big man who spends more time on the floor than on the ball.
Shit Lookalike: Emile Heskey and Michael Clarke Duncan
September 6th, 2007
Is Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile, how Heskey would look if he ever broke out a smile?
Horror Hair: Paul Scharner, Wigan Athletic
August 28th, 2007
Wigan’s Austrian man might have been on the scoresheet against West Ham at the weekend, but his barnet is definitely off target. Pretty much anything you could want to be wrong with his hair is incorporated into this look. The fluffiness of the mohican gives a hint of baby duckling chic. The shaved section of the hair reveals a worryingly bumpy head. The mohawk thins towards the crown and – to top it all – has a ginger tinge. Good work, Paul.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 25-26 August August 28th, 2007 Arsenal
The Snapshot Special: Midweek Premier League round-up
August 16th, 2007
Portsmouth 1-1 Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo grimaces after being shown a red card for violent conduct.
Kit Parade Special: New Premier League Home Kits, Part Two & Vote
August 11th, 2007
Kits & fashion
Following yesterday’s imaginatively titled Part One, today Pies profiles the home kits of the 10 Premiership teams who would have their names called at last on the school register.
There is a hint of baseball to Citeh’s new shirt, with its rather fetching white pinstripes. Reebok are out and French brand Le Coq Sportif (currently enjoying a Lazarus-style revival) are in. Last season’s white sleeves are also ditched, and on reflection it is probably a good call. Click here to buy it from Kitbag.
THE VOTE Would you rather buy Jason Koumas or this luxury Mayfair penthouse?
July 11th, 2007
The UK property market has been overinflated for some time now. The football transfer market seemed to have calmed down a bit. Until now that is. Wigan have spent Â£5.3 million on the living football legend that is Jason Koumas. For that money you could buy a luxury four-bedroom penthouse apartment in Mayfair and still have enough change for a decent motor. Why would you spend that much on Jason Koumas?!! So Pies is asking, would you rather spend your money on Koumas or the flat?
Hitler and his henchmen on Sheffield United’s relegation
July 10th, 2007
West Ham Utd
If you thought Kevin McCabe and Sean Bean were the men most distraught at Sheffield United’s relegation, think again. It seems the Blades board is made up of even bigger names than that!
West Ham come up smelling of roses?
July 6th, 2007
It’ could be a tale of two chairmen if Carlos Tevez completes a move to Man Yoo later today â€“ apparently he’s completing a medical in Venezuela in a deal that could eventually be worth more than Â£30m.
Jimmy Bullard’s unique solution to the goalmouth scramble
June 21st, 2007
With the unfortunate news that Jimmy Bullard will not be fit for the start of the season, we are in dire need of a Bullard fix. Here is one of his finest moments: Jimmy leapfrogging a goalmouth scramble while playing for Wigan Athletic. We have no idea why, but that’s Jimmy Bullard for you!
Wigan Athletic sign Titus Bramble. They’re doomed
June 4th, 2007
Wigan have signed error-prone defender Titus Bramble on a three-year contract, thereby sealing their fate next season. Bramble joins on a free transfer and becomes Chris Hutchings’ first signing as Wigan manager – well Chris, things can only get better.
- David Unsworth gets his reward for keeping Wigan up… his P45 May 17th, 2007 Wigan Athletic
More achy breaking news: Stuart Pearce sacked by Man City, Chris Hutchings appointed new Wigan boss
May 14th, 2007
Does the Monday craziness never end? First Paul Jewell keeps WIgan up but then he resigns. Now Man City, who finished four points above the relegation zone, have sacked Stuart Pearce! What does this mean for out-of-work managers like Iain Dowie, Chris Coleman and the mighty Sven? It means their agents will be straight on the phone to Man City, that’s what.