• Brum fans get kicked whilst they’re down January 10th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    I feel sorry for Birmingham City’s fans. I really do. The real ones are being kept out of the ground by over inflated ticket prices and they constantly live in the shadow of their arch rivals Aston Villa. Well, to make matters far worse, their own beloved club have shat on them as well with […]

  • Rafa says ‘sorry’ to Liverpool fans January 10th, 2007 Liverpool

    Rafael Benitez has issued an apology to Liverpool fans following their 6-3 trouncing by Arsenal at Anfield last night: "It is a bad night for us all and all we can say is sorry to the supporters." He avoided blaming Jerzy Dudek for his first-half blunders, saying: "Now is not the time to point the […]

  • Peter Schmeichel: The Premiership’s answer to Rogerio Ceni January 10th, 2007 Man Utd

    Following yesterday’s tribute to goalscoring Brazilian keeper Rogerio Ceni, it is time to remind ourselves of the goals of Peter Schmeichel. The red-nosed Dane is arguably the finest rush goalie to have graced the English game. He might not be as prolific as Rogerio, but he has still scored a couple of crackers. More football […]

  • Ipswich players disciplined for trip to Amsterdam January 10th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Five Ipswich Town players have been disciplined for taking a two-day break in Amsterdam last week ahead of their FA Cup tie against Chester City. First team regulars Alan Lee and Gary Roberts, along with young fringe players Darryl Knights, Scott Barron and Chris Casement, are in hot water over the unauthorised jaunt. Ipswich boss […]

  • 5 Unlikely football club owners January 9th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    As Graeme Souness bids to buy Wolverhampton Wanderers, Pies celebrates some of English football’s more unusual and colourful owners.

  • One to watch: Jamie McCarthy January 9th, 2007 Liverpool

    A host of English and Scottish clubs are currently battling it out to capture 16-year-old Hamilton Academical wonderkid Jamie McCarthy. The midfielder/Neil Lennon Mini-Me scored his first senior goal against Livingston at the weekend.

  • Baddiel and Skinner’s seven greatest football moments January 9th, 2007 Top 10s & lists

    The poor sound quality on this video from Baddiel and Skinner‘s Fantasy Football is worth putting up with to see some excellent funny football moments, including a goalkeeper’s goal to put even Rogerio Ceni to shame. [Rob Parker]

  • Coventry striker up in court January 9th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Coventry striker and kebab lover, Kevin Kyle, is facing two charges of breach of the peace following incidents in his hometown of Stranraer last year. A footballer? Being a rowdy bugger? Get outta town! The Scotland international, who joined the Championship outfit from Sunderland, is accused of shouting and swearing in the Harbour Street and […]

  • Obi Martins debut goal for Nigeria January 9th, 2007 Newcastle Utd

    With Obafemi Martins being touted to Chelsea (and why not?), it’s worth noting that, in essence, Obi Martins has always been ace.  Want proof? Watch his first goal for Nigeria against Ireland when he was just a slip of a lad at 19 years old. Great pace and sweet finish with the outside of the […]

  • Souness confirms bid of £20m for Wolves January 9th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    When I heard that Graham Souness was to take control of Wolves, I naturally thought it would be something like a fight to the death with an entire pack. Well, it isn’t. Old pig heart, Graeme Souness, has claimed that he’s made a £20m bid to take control of Wolves, despite the club denying the […]

  • Can Anelka repeat his heroics against The Gunners in the 4th Round? January 8th, 2007 Arsenal

    So, the Fourth Round draw for the FA Cup has been made with some tasty looking ties. Notts Forest have been drawn away at Chelsea and will be looking to cause further upset after beating Charlton at the weekend, but the pick of the draw is Arsenal against Bolton. Always a feisty game, with El-Hadji […]

  • Up the people says Steve Bruce January 8th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Thanks to some terrible photoshopping from me, Steve Bruce has become the country’s leading socialist after claims that the magic of the FA Cup is on the wane after inflated ticket prices kept real fans away from the grounds this weekend. Bruce said; "Third round day was always a big date in my diary but […]

  • Wembley heartbreak January 8th, 2007 Liverpool

    For the first time in years, fans could once again sing "Wemb-er-ley… Wemb-er-ley" as, with any luck, this season will see the FA Cup final go back to its spiritual home. Of course, Wembley doesn’t just hold great memories, but some heartbreaking ones too… that’s what the national stadium is all about.

  • Official confirmation: Henrik Larsson will not be joining Bristol Rovers for the rest of the season January 8th, 2007 Man Utd

    You heard it here first! Henrik Larsson will not be joining mid-table League Two outfit Bristol Rovers until the end of the season. Confirmation came from Larsson’s coach at Helsingborgs, Stuart Baxter, who said the Swedish striker might stay on loan at Manchester United until May.

  • Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano and Real Zaragoza’s Carlos Diogo bitch fight January 8th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    This slap-fest happened at the end of Real Zaragoza‘s 2-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday evening. Luis Fabiano and Carlos Diogo enjoy a quick kiss, before Diogo throws one half-decent punch. It’s slaps all the way from there! More fighting from Latin football [Rob Parker]

  • Good weekend, bad weekend January 8th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Good weekendSwansea The League One outfit secured an impressive 0-3 away win at Sheffield United.Nottingham Forest Another League One side to beat Premiership opposition. Forest saw off Charlton with a 2-0 victory at the City Ground.Henrik Larsson A goal on his Manchester United debut as they beat Aston Villa 2-1. Bad weekendEverton Suffered a 1-4 […]

  • Kevin Nolan and the riddle of butterfly Anelka January 5th, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    Kevin Nolan’s column for the BBC is one of most thrilling reads this century. Of course, I am lying through my back teeth. It’s terrible and amazingly dull. To point this out, I’ve lifted a passage from the Q&A section Kevin has at the end of every column. Brace yourself. Q Hi Kevin I have […]

  • Pardew willing to sell Darren Bent? January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    With Alan Pardew saying "There has been some interest in Darren [Bent]. A short time ago, my decision would have been to say quite categorically he wasn’t going anywhere… But his knee injury has made me think a bit differently," he’s basically saying "does anyone fancy giving us some money for a player who wrecked […]

  • How much for an Owen Hargreaves? January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Once upon a time, there was this kid who played in Germany. He played a few games for England out of position and got booed. Then he played in his preferred role and everyone loved him. Including Manchester United, who have now been told by Bayern Munich that will consider selling Owen Hargreaves for less […]

  • Sean Davis gives Lee Young-Pyo some diving pointers January 5th, 2007 Portsmouth

    This funny incident from New Year’s Day suggests Portsmouth‘s Sean Davis isn’t convinced the contact he made with Tottenham‘s Lee Young-Pyo was forceful enough to require a swallow dive. Davis gives the South Korean a taste of his own medicine, much to the approval of the onlooking Pompey fans! [Rob Parker]

  • Fantasy Friday: week 19 review January 5th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    While most people spent New Year’s Eve boozing as if they were attending an early 1990s Arsenal training session, our fantasy footballers were tucked up in bed ready to run their fantasy socks off and score plenty of fantasy points on New Year’s Day. Click the link below to see the latest league table.

  • Kit Parade: U-S-A! January 5th, 2007 Fulham

    Fulham fans can celebrate Craven Cottage’s new status as the American Embassy by snapping up the USA national team shirt. With Clint Dempsey having agreed a move to join Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra, and Chris Coleman still keen on Oguchi ‘Gooch’ Onyewu, west London is becoming a home-from-home for exiled Yanks. The retro-style shirt […]

  • Breaking News: Le Guen and Rangers part company January 4th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    Rangers manager Paul Le Guen has left the club by mutual consent after a difficult couple of weeks at Ibrox. The Frenchman had recently stripped Barry Ferguson of the captaincy after claiming the player was undermining him in the dressing room. Le Guen then gave the armband to Gavin Rae who admitted that he was […]

  • Zidane has a 5-a-side kick about January 4th, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Imagine this. You’re down the local leisure centre having a kick about with your chums… and then… Zizou turns up and makes a complete chump of you and all your pals. Well, I don’t know if this is what exactly happened, but from this video, we can certainly see what such a thing would look […]

  • Wigan slash ticket prices again January 4th, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    As you can see from this picture here, Wigan Athletic have been suffering when it comes to getting bodies through the turnstyles. Recently, Paul Jewell has been frustrated at the low attendances which saw them cut the price of tickets for the Chelsea game to £15, sparking a virtual sell-out. However, the gate dropped dramatically […]