• Fulham close in on Roma’s Vincenzo Montella January 4th, 2007 Fulham

    Fulham are close to completing a six-month loan deal for Italian striker Vincenzo Montella. The 32-year-old is expected to finalise the move later today. Nicknamed Little Aeroplane in honour of his aviation-themed goal celebration, Montella cost Roma €25 million when they bought him from Sampdoria in 1999. Although he has struggled with injuries in recent […]

  • Kit Parade: Chelsea away 1961 retro kit January 4th, 2007 Chelsea

    This simplistic but nice replica of the 1961 Chelsea away shirt is courtesy of legendary retro shirt manufacturers Toffs. This was the style of shirt worn by Jimmy Greaves as he found the net 41 times in one season. The white v-neck with blue trim has found its way into the Kitbag January sale and […]

  • Thierry Henry torments mascots as well as defenders January 4th, 2007 Arsenal

    Mischievous Arsenal striker Thierry Henry plays a prank on a young mascot leaving Ajax skipper Tomas Galasek looking very guilty and eager to plead his innocence! More Funny Old Game served up by Pies here [Rob Parker]

  • Gianluca Vialli video January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    I know what Chelsea need right now. They need someone upfront with power, finesse, guile, predatory instincts and a lethal finish. Sadly for The Stamford Oilers, they’ve already signed that person a few years ago in Gianluca Vialli. Watch this video and imagine how great they’d be with Vialli and Drogba up top. For Chelsea […]

  • Beckham off to San Siro? January 3rd, 2007 Bolton Wanderers

    http://www.davidbeckham.com.ar/david-beckham-5.jpg If you believe the gossip, David Beckham currently has two offers if he want to leave Real Madrid this month. There is talk of him going to join the misfits at the Reebok Stadium to play for Bolton Wanderers. As unlikely as that seems, the rumours persist. However, there are now rumours that he could be on his way to…

  • Benayoun wants Hammers to take courage from mud January 3rd, 2007 Transfers & Rumours

    http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/02/85/benayoun_yossi_whfc_profile_2005.jpg Yossi Benayoun has hit out at West Ham’s performances, highlighting the 6-0 annihilation at Reading. Benayoun, who originally turned down a move to Bolton Wanderers, now 4th in the table said “I am ashamed. I am shocked at the way we played. We played like a bunch of drunks…

  • Horror Tackle: Noe Pamarot on Hossam Ghaly January 3rd, 2007 Portsmouth

    A kindly YouTuber has eventually got round to uploading Portsmouth defender Noe Pamarot‘s foot-first assault on Spurs‘ Hossam Ghaly. The sickening crunch on impact indicates it is worthy of Horror Tackle status even if it wasn’t worth a yellow card. Keep your eyes peeled for one of the four teeth Ghaly lost, which can be […]

  • Meet Chelsea’s new star defender Baltemar Brito January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho appears to have put an end to Chelsea‘s defensive crisis, and the solution was underneath his nose all the time. The Special One has revealed he is considering playing 55-year-old assistant coach Baltermar Brito (pictured in his original playing days) because of the prices being demanded by English clubs for their players (the […]

  • Video if new Wigan Athletic signing Kristofer Haestad January 3rd, 2007 Wigan Athletic

    Wigan have completed the signing of Norwegian midfielder Kristofer Haestad. The 23-year-old international has joined the Latics on loan from IK Start. Here is a slightly pixelated video of Haestad scoring a scorcher. More Wigan news and features [Rob Parker]

  • SWP gets merked by Rio Ferdinand January 2nd, 2007 Chelsea

    With Chelsea‘s Shaun Wright-Phillips the subject of much transfer spectulation (with the most noise coming from West Ham it has to be said), it’s worth watching SWP in action. Not on a football pitch, but in a restaraunt getting stitched up by football’s very own Snoop Dogg, Rio Ferdinand. Brrapp! [Mof Gimmers]

  • Julian Dicks slates West Ham January 2nd, 2007 West Ham Utd

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/content/images/2006/08/10/julian_dicks_150x180.jpg If you go to the Shepherd and Dog in the village of Langham on the Essex/Suffolk border you can get a well appointed bar with a wide variety of real ales and guest ales. You can also get some forthright opinions on the state of the current West Ham squad from propreiter Julian Dicks.
    The Hammers cult hero has launched an attack…

  • Fulham ‘keeper cleared of serious injury January 2nd, 2007 Fulham

    I normally have a little whince when there is a horror injury in football, but I’m strong of stomach and watch on largely unflustered. However, that changed yesterday when I screamed like a girl when Antti Niemi fell on his neck and went all wrong-ways. Well, after being aghast at the whole thing, I was thrilled to hear that he’s been released from hospital after doctors cleared him of any spinal injuries…

  • Marco Materazzi tussles with Messina coach Bruno Giordano January 2nd, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Marco Materazzi had a very quiet 2006. Winning the World Cup, but managing to overshadow that by being the man headbutted by Zinedine Zidane. What better way to round the year off than a touchline tussle with the coach of the opposing team? Just like Zidane, Messina coach Bruno Giordano picked up a red card […]

  • Transfer Window: The race for Micah Richards and Gareth Bale January 2nd, 2007 Arsenal

    The running stories of the newly opened transfer window seem likely to be the chases for two talented young full-backs. Real Madrid have joined the parties interested in 17-year-old Southampton left-back Gareth Bale. The Mirror reports that Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are all waiting to throw £7 million at the Welsh international. It seems […]

  • One to watch: Moses Ashikodi, Watford January 2nd, 2007 Miscellaneous

    Watford have completed the signing of Rangers striker Moses Ashikodi. The 19-year-old former Millwall and West Ham youth team player had not found favour at Ibrox since moving there in January 2006, but impressed during a trial at Vicarage Road. The Nigerian-born youngster has represented England at every level from under 15s to under 19s.

  • Fantasy Friday: week 18 review December 29th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    Christmas has been and gone, but which of our Fantasy Football teams has Santa been good to? Click below for the latest league table and update. Don’t forget that bumper points are up for grabs again this weekend with the hectic New Year fixture schedule.

  • Terry back operation ‘successful’ December 29th, 2006 Chelsea

    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/jonah_freedman/10/06/world.rankings/p1_terry_1005.jpg Chelsea hope to have John Terry back in action within a matter of weeks, after he undergoing surgery on his back injury. The England skipper has not featured in the Blues’ last three Premiership matches, in which they have conceded six goals and fallen four points behind leaders Manchester United…

  • Crouch shipped off to Newcastle in January? December 29th, 2006 Liverpool

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41757000/jpg/_41757802_robocrouch_getty270.jpg With Liverpool being decidedly average so far this season, January sees Rafa Benitez given the opportunity to flex his Spanish muscle in the transfer market… and with his sights set on David Villa from Valencia, someone will have to make way. It appears that Peter Crouch is all set to be shipped out for a reported £12million… but who is daft enough to pay an inflated price like that?

  • Pressley to join Addicks? December 29th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41636000/jpg/_41636624_pressley220.jpg Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley has undergone a medical at Charlton, but his agent has not ruled out a move to Scottish champions Celtic. The 33-year-old was at The Valley on Wednesday and held talks with Addicks gaffer Alan Pardew. The players agent, Blair Morgan, told the Scotsman: “He had a medical while there but nothing should be read into that. It now comes down to two excellent offers from two clubs – one in…

  • It’s a kit of an animal: Sausage snack firm supplies new gear for renamed Peperami FC December 28th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    A London part-time outfit has secured a new kit after deciding to change its name to Peperami FC. Wandsworth FC, of the Wimbledon and District League, decided on the new tag after being inspired by an advertising campaign for the spicy sausage snack. When Peperami’s manufacturers Unilever heard about the situation they sensed a good […]

  • Shunsuke Nakamura reveals his goal against Dundee United was copied from a YouTube video December 28th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    It’s not just bloated football bloggers who want to get back to their turkey sandwiches and mince pies that benefit from using YouTube videos. Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura has revealed that his cheeky chip against Dundee United on Boxing Day was inspired by a video on the site. The Japanese midfielder said: "The reason I […]

  • Carlos Valderrama gets groped in the penalty area December 27th, 2006 Miscellaneous

    This player is presumably trying to find out whether Little Carlos has a matching ginger Afro! [Rob Parker]

  • Sir Alex Ferguson to get an iPod as a late Christmas present from Rio Ferdinand December 27th, 2006 Man Utd

    Rio Ferdinand has revealed he is to buy an iPod for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. And he’s going to fill it with his favourite hip-hop and garage tracks before giving the gift! Rio told a United fanzine that Fergie was "totally confused" by his musical tastes. He said: "He just says ‘What is […]

  • Henrik Larsson breaks leg December 22nd, 2006 Man Utd

    With Henrik Larsson nearly ready to play for Manchester United, it’s worth remembering that he isn’t just an incredible goal-scorer… but a tough nut too. Larsson came back from a horrific leg break twice the player he was before… and had a better haircut. Watch and whince. [Mof Gimmers]

  • Hamman era ends as Cardiff do deal December 22nd, 2006 Transfers & Rumours

    A takeover deal to secure the future of Cardiff City FC has been signed just minutes before deadline. There were fears that the club could have been put into administration if a deal was not done by noon on today (Friday) but director Steve Borley confirmed the agreement was struck at 11.45 this morning to […]