Who Ate All the Pies Archives for January 2008

French Football Friday - Lyon open up three point gap at the top of Ligue 1

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A Fred double opened Lyon's Ligue 1 lead up to four points. The seven times champions beat bottom-club Metz 2-0. Nearest rivals Bordeaux drew 0-0 at home to Lille. Third-placed Nancy came from behind to beat in-form Lens 2-1.

French Football Friday - Lyon open up four point gap at the top of Ligue 1

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A Fred double opened Lyon's Ligue 1 lead up to four points. The seven times champions beat bottom-club Metz 2-0. Nearest rivals Bordeaux drew 0-0 at home to Lille. Third-placed Nancy came from behind to beat in-form Lens 2-1.

Fiendish Friday Quiz

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1. Career path Viking, Manchester United, Viking, Groningen, Fulham 2. True or false The first English side to win the European Cup Winners' Cup was West Ham United. 3. Picture round

Brazilian player is attacked by red ants

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Brazilian player Marcos Paulo suffered the misfortune of being attacked by a colony of red fire ants during a recent game. In a bid to avoid being bitten and stung half to death the full-back stripped off and tried to bath himself in a puddle. Having realised that he still had not rid himself of the pests, the Santacruzense player made a dash for the changing rooms to give himself a shower!

The Snapshot - David Beckham reflects on what moving to LA Galaxy has done for his career

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David Beckham attends a promotional event for Adidas in Seoul, South Korea, ahead of LA Galaxy's friendly match against FC Seoul.

Top ten fights between team mates

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Chelsea's John Terry and assistant coach, Henk Ten Cate, are said to have had been involved in a bout of training ground fisticuffs before the Carling Cup Final, which any pundit will no doubt tell you, "happens all the time at every club in the country". You'd think that they would save their agression for the opposition but here is our list of top ten fights between team mates from the training ground to the pitch.

Is everyone being too tough on Chelsea’s Avram Grant?

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It seems like it's only taken one bad game for everyone including Chelsea's supporters to turn on their new manager Avram Grant - but, is he really that bad?

The Daily Vote – Will Steven Gerrard ever win the Premier League with Liverpool?

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Steven Gerrard has recently come out and said he is 'ashamed' at Liverpool's position in the league and that even winning this season's Champions League won't make up for the club's failure in the Premier League. Many pundits thought this would be Liverpool's year to bring home the title they want most but even a Champions League place doesn't look guaranteed at the moment.

10 songs for Wayne Rooney to learn before he quits guitar

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With The Sun reporting that Wayne Rooney is ditching his guitar to take up the drums because he is finding the guitar too difficult, here are 10 songs we reckon Wazza should master before flogging his instrument. 1 Stick In The Middle With Roo The abortive 2006 World Cup song in his honour.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Roma and Inter draw, Serie A gets busy, loads of matches, loads of goals, and Inter still top (of course)

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It has been an action packed week in Serie A with 20 games taking place since your last Gazzetta. Where to begin? The top met last night. Inter Milan and Roma shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Francesco Totti opened the scoring but Javier Zanetti equalised. Inter had previously dropped points at Sampdoria in a 1-1 draw, while Roma beat Fiorentina 1-0 courtesy of a Cicinho goal.

Paddy Kenny scores an own goal to knock Sheffield United out of the FA Cup

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You are a Championship goalkeeper. You have kept the multi-million pound strikers of a Premier League side at bay for the best part of 200 minutes during which time you have been the standout player having made a string of decent saves. Then six minutes before you get the opportunity to become a hero in a penalty shootout, this happens.

Lets hope Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni knows how to work with big players

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This week's Guardian Gallery is poking fun at Giovanni Trapattoni's appointment as manager of the Republic of Ireland. This entry shows Trap realising the, erm, size of the task ahead as he picks up Andy Reid's XXXXL shirt, while Stephen Ireland's two dead grannies sneak past in their hearses. Click here to see the other entries.

The Snapshot – Barcelona's Xavi scores a last minute goal in the Copa Del Rey

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Barcelona managed to salvage a draw with a last minute euqaliser from Xavi in the first leg of Spain's FA Cup equivalent - the Copa Del Rey. Despite dominating the game, Valencia scored on the break through David Villa - but Xavi's goal extends their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15.

Who would be your Premier League player of the season?

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There are still a few games left but enough of the season has been played to establish which players have been the biggest hits in the Premier League and a short list has probably already been penciled in for the end of season awards.

10 possible reasons for William Gallas' sit-in protest

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< Pies analyses possible reasons why Arsenal captain William Gallas chose to hold a sit down protest in the centre circle after the draw with Birmingham at the weekend. 1 Laziness It could just be that he was worn out after the match 2 World peace An old favourite.

Caption comp: What do you reckon David Beckham thinks of Abel Xavier's hair?

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Becks is no stranger to unusual hair cuts but he can't have seen anything like the attention-seeking barnet sported by his LA galaxy team mate Abel Xavier. Beckham seems to be pondering something while sat next to the blonde Teenwolf on the club's tour of Asia - let us know what he's thinking...

The Daily Vote – Would David Moyes do a better job at Liverpool than Rafa Benitez?

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The race for fourth place is on between the two Merseyside clubs with Everton three points clear of Liverpool, although they have a game in hand. While Rafa Benitez has been enduring his worst season at the club, David Moyes has been working miracles down the road - would he do the same if he was with the reds instead of the blues?

Shit Lookalikes - Harry Redknapp and Jonathan Woodgate's goalscoring face

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On this evidence it is probably just as well that Jonathan Woodgate doesn't find himself on the scoresheet too often. Just look at the face it makes him pull! As if by magic Tottenham's housing expert is transformed into droopy-cheeked wheeler dealer Harry 'Arry' Redknapp.

Can Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicolas Bendtner make up their goal differences to save Arsenal's season?

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Sir Alex Ferguson rarely makes any comment without an ulterior motive. So, when he recently claimed that the Premier League title could be decided by goal difference, it was probably a barbed comment relating to Arsenal's striker shortage.

Head to Head - Henk Ten Cate and John Terry

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In the blue corner is Chelsea's Captain Indestructible, John Terry - a fearsome leader with a body carved from granite. While, in the (erm) other blue corner is Henk Ten Cate - a hard-nosed disciplinarian with a previous record of violence.

Wonder goal - Miguel Mea Vitali scores for Maracaibo against Boca Juniors

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The Argentinian league might have its fair share of problems but it is producing some sexy goals at the moment. This strike from Miguel Mea Vitali is up there with Cristiano Ronaldo's effort against Porstmouth in the Oscar nominations for Crispest Free Kick of the Season.

Oranje Wednesday - PSV Eindhoven put four past De Graafschap to stay nine points clear, Marco Van Basten to become Ajax manager

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Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven came from a goal behind to beat De Graafschap 4-1. A Danko Lazović brace bookended a goal from Ottman Bakkal and a Timmy Simons penalty as PSV continued to dominate the league.

Teutonic Tuesday - Bayern Munich extend lead over Werder Bremen

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In a week of low scores and red cards in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich moved four points clear at the top of table after their 1-1 draw with Hamburg. Ze Roberto cancelled out Ivica Olic's opener to secure a point for Bayern. But the Bavarians missed their chance to open up a six-point gap after Werder Bremen's defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

10 nastiest broken legs in football

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With Eduardo now beginning his long road to recovery from the broken leg he sustained against Birmingham at the weekend, Pies gives you 10 of the nastiest broken legs to have been seen on the football field (or at least to have been seen on YouTube!).

Dave Bassett offered Scunthorpe United job in phone hoax

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Dave 'Harry' Bassett has become the victim of a prank phone call in which he was recorded expressing an interest in becoming assistant manager at Scunthorpe United. Harry was told current manager Nigel Adkins was about to be sacked and was asked to work alongside his unnamed replacement.

Shit Lookalikes - Martin Jol and mystery man celebrating Spurs' Carling Cup win

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Could it be? It is so hard to tell with all that Aldi sparkling wine flying everywhere. It does seem that former Tottenham manager Martin Jol just couldn't quite let go and move on. In fact, he seems to have invaded Spurs' post-match celebrations at the Carling Cup final!

Man City 0-2 Everton – 10 conclusions

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1. Go fourth and prosper Both teams were still chasing the final Champions League position but Everton have now broken clear by going three points clear of local rivals Liverpool - which half of Merseyside will finish fourth?

The Daily Vote – Can Kevin Keegan turn Newcastle around?

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Kevin Keegan's second coming at Newcastle hasn't quite gone according to the prophecy - he has managed only two draws from his first ten games and all attention has now turned to staving off relegation this season.

Are Juventus still paying the price for previous cheating?

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Remember the so-called Calciopoli scandal in Italy that exposed several leading Serie A teams for influencing the outcome of games? Juventus were hit hardest and relegated to the Italian second division while other teams including AC Milan were deducted points. Since then, Juventus have returned to Serie A but there is plenty of fuss being made that they are still paying the price for previous indiscretions...

Send Eduardo a get well soon message

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It doesn't matter which team you support, any true football fan who saw the images of Eduardo's sickening injury against Birmingham will feel for the Arsenal striker. So, please take your time to leave a message of goodwill for Eduardo ad we'll make sure they are printed out and sent to him with a card next week.

Six of the worst hate-filled tackles

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Martin Taylor's tackle on Eduardo that led to the Arsenal striker's gut wrenching injury wasn't born from malice - despite what Arsene Wenger may retract at a later date. But, we have seen a few horror tackles down the years that obviously had more intention of taking the player than the ball - and there's no prizes for guessing who tops that list.

The Daily Vote – Are Arsenal the worst losers in the Premier League?

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We know that it must have been difficult for Arsenal's players to witness Eduardo's horrific injury - but is that an excuse for their behaviour at dropping points to Birmingham on Saturday? William Gallas had a mini-meltdown while Arsene Wenger likened Taylor to a murderer (although he did later apologise).

Is Spurs' Juande Ramos the new Special One?

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The Spurs faithful weren't too pleased when the club decided to replace Martin Jol with Juande Ramos this season - although it was more to do with the club's handling of the situation than the new manager himself. It reminds us of another Iberian manager who came, saw and conquered the English game in his first season.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend and Carling Cup Final 23-24 Feb

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HEROES Juande Ramos Few Spurs fans were expecting silverware when the Spaniard took the reigns from Martin Jol.

Eduardo injury was horrific, but it was an accident

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Thankfully over the course of the weekend the needless posturing that followed Eduardo's horrific leg-break against Birmingham seems to have settled down. The thoughts of Pies and every right thinking football fan are with the little Croatian-Brazilian as he battles to save his career. I have watched the stomach-churning footage of the incident a few times and it is clear that Martin Taylor did not intend to inflict the injury on Eduardo.

Horror Hair - Emmanuel Adebayor

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Maybe the Arsenal strikers glaring headed miss in front of goal against AC Milan convinced him that his hair was the problem. So, it's out with the Bo Derek style plaits and in with the new mini 'fro - hair do or hair don't?

Bizarre advert for online football prediction game

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This advert is for an online football pools game, but the moral of the video seems to be don't be tempted to kick dogs just because they are sat near the penalty spot on a football pitch because they will still bite you. A lesson we can all learn from.

La Liga Lunes - Barcelona move to within two points of Real Madrid

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A few weeks back Barcelona's title challenge seemed dead in the water, but after this weekend's La Liga action the Catalan giants are just two points behind league leader Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed table-propping Levante 5-1 to but Real's hope of winning back-to-back titles in doubt.

Classic Carling Cup Final Moment: John Terry headbutts Abou Diaby's foot

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Just look at that thug John Terry headbutting poor little Abou Diaby's foot. Apparently he was going to untie the laces with his teeth.

Follow the Carling Cup Final LIVE with Pies

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Chas and / or Dave have been crooning, Chelsea pensioners have been medal polishing and about 90,000 fans have been squeezed through Wembley Park's slightly sticky tube station. Yes, after weeks of arguing on the dirty, jellied eel stinking streets of Landaaan Taan, the Carling Cup Final is upon us at last.

French Football Friday - Bordeaux score six to move within a point of Lyon

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Bordeaux closed the gap on league leaders Lyon in style with a 0-6 away win at Monaco. Two goals apiece from Argentinian Fernando Cavenaghi and Johan Micoud, and strikes from Marouane Chamakh and Gabriel Obertan gave Bordeaux and emphatic win which leaves them just one point behind Lyon.

Fiendish Friday Quiz

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1. Career path Torquay United, Manchester United, Leeds united, Sampdoria, Bradford City, Portsmouth, Exeter City, Grindavik, Garforth Town 2. True or false Did Denis Law score the goal that relegated Manchester United from the First Division in 1974? 3. Picture...

Video: Top 20 worst football misses

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If anyone still can't fathom how Arsenal's Adebayor managed to miss that header against AC Milan in midweek - don't worry Emmanuel, we've seen worse...

The Daily Vote – Can Spurs beat Chelsea in the Carling Cup Final?

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Most people are considering Sunday's Carling Cup Final a foregone conclusion with the might of Chelsea retaining the title at the expense of Spurs' transitional team.

Jonathan Woodgate moans about house prices in London

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Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate has become the latest multi-millionaire footballer to moan about house prices in London. In this video he reveals he is yet to purchase a house doon Sooth since his move from Middlesbrough. Get the man a council flat! Click here to see the jovial press conference at which Woodgate made the comments.

Forgotten wonder goals - Ryan Stevenson's solo effort for Ayr United

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Well we say 'forgotten' but I'm not sure if this was ever remembered outside Scotland. Diego Maradona never played for Ayr United - that we know of - but if he had he would have scored goals just like this one. Former Chelsea youngster Ryan Stevenson is the man running from his own half to score against Alloa Athletic.

Atheltico Madrid 0-0 Bolton – Are English fans abused abroad?

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Bolton managed to see out a scoreless stalemate against Athletico Madrid, which took them through to the next round of the UEFA Cup - but celebrations were overshadowed by the heavy handed approach of Spanish police.

UEFA Cup Round Up - 5 questions

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Five British teams played their second leg ties in the UEFA Cup last night with four of them managing to make it through to the last 16 of Europe's secondary competition.

Video – Mitchell and Webb Look at football

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Those comic geniuses Mitchell and Webb of Peep Show fame have offered up this satirical look at Sky's over hyped approach to football on TV with lines like, "A South Coast clash that will go down in history as one of the many football matches that is happening this weekend".

What’s with…those slim-fit vests that Premier League players are wearing?

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Footballers are slaves to the latest fads - we've had nose plasters a la Robbie Fowler, Patrick Viera inspired Vicks stains on shirts - but the latest trend among Premier League players seems to be a skin tight top worn under their club shirts.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Inter Milan in contention for the Champions League... 2009

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Inter Milan can console themselves about their fairly bleak Champions League outlook with the knowledge that they have already pretty much guaranteed qualification for next year's competition. A 2-0 win at home to Livorno, and Roma's defeat to Juventus, means Inter are now a whopping 11 points clear at the top of Serie A.

Dr Evil is a Lyon fan - Cristiano Ronaldo attacked by "laser"

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It seems Lyon have big forces on their side as they take on Manchester United in the Champions League. Man Yoo have complained to Uefa that Cristiano Ronaldo was attacked by a frickin' laser beam before kick-off in last night's match. Ronaldo was apparently dazzled by a "laser" during his warm-up.

Lyon 1-1 Man United – 10 Conclusions

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Man United turned defeat into a draw with the cushion of an away goal when Carlos Tevez came from the bench to snatch a late equalizer against Lyon in the Champions League last night. Here are ten conclusions we gleaned from the game...

The Daily Vote - Which of the British sides will progress in te Champions League?

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Each of the British sides have now played the first legs of their Champions League ties with varying degrees of success. Liverpool eventually scored against Inter Milan to record a 2-0 win at home, while Chelsea had to settle for a 0-0 draw away at Olympiakos. Arsenal also drew 0-0 but they were at home to AC Milan.

Edgar Andrade breaks his leg

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WARNING: This video may make you vomit in your mouth a little bit. This is quite an old clip but I have never seen it before. Edgar Andrade's leg-break is up there with Henrik Larsson and Djibril Cisse in the sickening stakes. The Mexican youngster's leg does some serious dangling in directions it shouldn't be pointing.

Snapshot: Arsenal 0-0 AC Milan – How much will Arsenal regret this miss?

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Although a goal in the San Siro could still see Arsenal qualify, AC Milan didn't turn out to be the spent force that many people were suggesting. Adebayor could have won it if he managed to convert this close range header in extra time but could only find the bar. Could this be the moment that changed Arsenal's European destiny?

Arsenal 0-0 AC Milan – How much will Arsenal regret this miss?

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Although a goal in the San Siro could still see Arsenal qualify, AC Milan didn't turn out to be the spent force that many people were suggesting. Adebayor could have won it if he managed to convert this close range header in extra time but could only find the bar. Could this be the moment that changed Arsenal's European destiny?

Celtic 2-3 Barcelona – Who is the best forward from Barcelona's Fabulous Four?

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Barcelona have arguably the most talented front line in world football with a quartet that includes Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o. All of them made an appearance last night with Henry and a brace from Messi scoring the goals that saw off some stiff resistance from Celtic. But, who is first name you would pick from Barcelona's so-called Fabulous Four?

Snapshot – David Beckham's LA Galaxy lose in Hawaii

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It sounds like a United Nations summit but England's David Beckham saw his LA Galaxy side lose 1-0 to Japan's Gamba Osaka...in Hawaii.

Oranje Wednesday - Ajax put six past Sparta

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Ajax stole the Eredivisie headlines with a 6-2 thrashing of Sparta, but they remain seven points behind league leaders PSV Eindhoven. Brace from Johnny Heitinga and Kenneth Perez, and goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Rasmus Lindgren gave Ajax victory.

Steve McClaren goes to Spain to learn how to be a football manager

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Just a couple of years too late, Sky Sports sent Steve McClaren to Spain to learn about being a football manager. He picks up some useful new phrases such as 'technique' and 'tactics'. Click here to watch it.

Snapshot Classic - John Barnes's shorts are too tight, Spurs vs Watford

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August 1985 Watford's John Barnes, wearing the tightest of tight shorts, leaves a Spurs defender (any idea who it is? I guess Gary Stevens) for dead during a Division One match at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur won the...

Which Big Four club has the brightest young hope?

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Each of the so-called Big Four clubs - Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool - has a young jewel in their crown that's been dazzling in the Premier League this season. There's Cristiano Ronaldo (22) at United, Cesc Fabregas (20) at Arsenal, John Obi Mikel (22) at Chelsea and Fernando Torres (23) at Liverpool.

Shit lookalike – Antonios Nikopolidis and George Clooney

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Anyone watching last night's Champions League game between Olympiakos and Chelsea might have noticed a striking resemblance between the Greek goalkeeper, Antonios Nikopolidis, and screen legend, George Clooney - not quite Ocean's Eleven but not far off.

Female ref who posed for Playboy is back in the game

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Referee Ana Paula Oliveira was banned from officiating for 245 days last year after she posed naked for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. The Brazilian FA removed her name from a list of referees available for international competitions. However,...

Do Arsenal fans secretly want to be knocked out of the Champions League by Milan?

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I noted with interest that Arseblogger doesn't seem massively bothered about tonight's Arsenal vs Milan game. He writes: 'Personally I'm a bit indifferent about the CL this season, it would be nice for the lads to have a good run,...

Cesc Fabregas talks to CNN about his Arsenal future

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Cesc bats away Mr CNN's questions with the expertise of a veteran politician. Links: Arsenal Pies...

10 conclusions - Liverpool 2-0 Inter Milan

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1 Losing to a Championship side is the perfect way to get your team prepared to play one of the best team's in Europe. 2 Although it does help if they play most of the match with 10 men. Marco Materazzi's first yellow was perhaps a little harsh but having picked it up he cannot complain about his second.

The Snapshot - David Pizarro's goal, Roma 2-1 Real Madrid, Champions League

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David Pizarro of Roma scores during last night's UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. God knows what Roma captain Francesco Totti is up to on the ground - is...

The Daily Vote - can Celtic really shock Barcelona?

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Thierry: 'Ronnie, brilliant news!' Ronaldinho: 'What is it Thierry?' Thierry: 'We drew Celtic in the Champions League!' Ronaldinho: 'Sweet!' Is it that clear-cut though? Barca are obvious favourites to go through, but Celtic are in the last 16 of...

Liverpool's squad isn't good enough - a list of players Rafa Benitez should keep, and the ones he must ditch…

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Watching Liverpool beat Inter last night reinforced the fact that Rafa Benitez has assembled a solid, professional squad. However, compare Liverpool's strength to the squads of Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal, and it's clear that they lack the quality to...

Forgotten wonder goals - Karim Benzema, Lyon vs Lens

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A backheeled nutmeg (even if it was unintentional) to beat two defenders, followed by a strong run and clinical finish? Yes, it's easy to see why so many people are raving about Lyon's young striker, Kazim Benzema. A note...

COMPETITION Win FIFA Street 3 for PlayStation3!

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Who Ate All the Pies has teamed up with EA Sports to give you the chance to win a copy of its great new video game, FIFA Street 3, for PlayStation3. Take your favourite footy stars to the streets and...

The XI - The Premier League's golden oldies

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Pies puts out a team of Premier League pension dodgers. Old heads might come in handy in the dressing room, but this lot have a combined age of 392! Jens Lehmann (Arsenal, aged 38) The Gunners old timer spends lots of his time sitting on benches and loves nothing better than a good moan.

Pies Champions League picks - Liverpool vs Inter, Olympiakos vs Chelsea

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Liverpool vs Inter (Anfield 7.45pm) A massive night for Liverpool, and especially for beleaguered boss Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard has been publicly backed by 'Pool's US owners, at least until the end of the season, but I still think there's...

Snapshot Classic - Alexei Lalas shows off some fan artwork, 1994 World Cup

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June 1994 Alexi Lalas shows off a hand-drawn gift received from a fan after the USA's World Cup victory over Colombia at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The U.S. won the game 2-1. Photo Mike Powell /Allsport...

Shit Lookalikes - Rafa Benitez and Derek Zoolander

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Thanks to our friends at The Spoiler for this tremendous spot. Rafa's working the Blue Steel, or is it Le Tigre? Or Magnum perhaps? I don't know - they all look the same. Anyhoo, maybe after tonight, when Inter...

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required... 1. 2. 3....

Should William Gallas have been punished for kicking Nani?

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Arsenal exposed themselves as bad losers again after their FA Cup slaughtering at the hands of Man United. Wenger complained about the state of the pitch, Emanuel Eboue was sent off for a late challenge on Evra and several players had a kick at Nani for his impromptu 'seal impression'.

If you think Nani was showboating – check out Brazil’s Kerlon

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Cruzeiro's Kerlon Moura Souza is the latest player to be labeled 'the next Ronaldinho'. The young Brazilian is famed for his so-called 'seal dribble' - running past players while bouncing the ball on his forehead. Although, like with Nani, his opponents are less than impressed...

Know we know where Nani got his sudden love of headers from

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Talk about talent, this kid's got bags of it. The aerial prowess of Tim Cahill and the temperament of Zinedine Zidane.

Snapshot - Fabio Capello didn't realise presenting Top Gear was in the small print of his England contract

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England manager Fabio Capello arrives on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Teutonic Tuesday - Luca Toni hat-trick keeps Bayern Munich top of the Bundesliga

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Three Luca Toni goals in the space of 24 minutes gave Bayern Munich victory at Hannover. The win maintained Bayern's three-point lead at the top of the table with rivals Werder Bremen also picking up three points from their match against Nuremburg. Markus Rosenberg and Ivan Klasnic goals gave Werder a 2-0 win.

The Daily Vote – Will Rafa Benitez still be at Liverpool next season?

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Saturday's FA Cup to lower league Barnsley was another nail in Rafa Benitez's coffin. Liverpool's season is virtually dead and buried now unless the Spaniard can ressurect them for another Champions League miracle - starting against Inter tonight.

The Daily Vote - did you enjoy Liverpool or Arsenal's FA Cup defeat more?

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I always like to see one of the big four taken down a peg, and so I smiled when both Arsenal and Liverpool crashed out of the FA Cup at the weekend. The manner of their defeats was very different....

The Snapshot - Liverpool train for Champions League match against Internazionale

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Liverpool players stretch in front of the Kop during a training session held at Anfield on 18 February, 2008, ahead of tomorrow's crucial Champions League first-leg against Inter. Photo Alex Livesey/Getty Images...

Who Ate All the Pies wins blogging award. Go us

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A big thanks to all Pies fans who voted for us in Soccerlens' football blog awards. We came out on top in their Best Overall Blog category, which I guess is a bit like winning Best Film at the Oscars,...

Rene 'The Scorpion' Higuita comes out of retirement

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Rene Higuita, the goalkeeper famous for his huge perm, wandering ways and Scorpion Kick, has returned to his native Colombia at the age of 41 to sign for second-division side Deportivo Rionegro. According to Goal.com, 'Higuita spent 2007 playing for...

Shit Lookalikes - Petr Cech and Captain Yamato of Japanese anime Naruto: Shippuden

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Thanks to Pies reader nahim1989 for this fine submission. I have never watched Naruto: Shippuden, but according to Nahim it is 'wildy popular'....

20 teenage footballers who will rule the world

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Welcome to Who Ate All the Pies' list of the best 20 teenage footballers in the world. You will have heard of some of them, but watch out for all these kids - they have the world at their feet... 20. Sadick Adams Nationality: Ghanaian, Club: Atletico Madrid, Age: 18 Ghana is now producing some of the finest football talent in the world, and Sadick Adams is one of its most exciting Black Starlets.

FA Cup quarter final draw reaction - Barnsley get Chelsea, Portsmouth earn trip to Man Utd

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The full draw for this season's FA Cup quarter finals: Sheffield United or Middlesbrough v Cardiff City Manchester United v Portsmouth Bristol Rovers v West Brom Barnsley v Chelsea First reaction: I would have loved to see Man Utd and...

Heroes & Villains: FA Cup fifth round weekend

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HEROES Brian Howard The Barnsley skipper's late winner gave his side a shock 1-2 win against Liverpool at Anfield (in case you hadn't heard).

10 people Frank Lampard might have been dedicating his goals to

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Frank Lampard scored his 100th goal for Chelsea during their FA Cup win over Huddersfield. First and foremost, that vest must be minging because his 99th goal came back in December. Secondly, who was Frank making the dedication to?

How many times could you watch Nani's seal impression before fouling him?

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This video shows Manchester United's Nani showing off his circus tricks against Arsenal. Unsurprisingly the Arsenal players start to get a teeny bit frustrated.

La Liga Lunes - Barcelona close gap on Real Madrid to five points

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Barcelona won 1-2 in Zaragoza while Real Madrid lost by the same margin against Real Betis to narrow the gap at the top. Ronaldinho's 83rd minute penalty secured victory for Barca after Thierry Henry had earlier opened the scoring. Royston Drenthe put Real Madrid 1-0 up after six minutes against Real Betis, but a quickfire first-half double from Edu and Mark Gonzalez meant defeat for the league leaders.

Vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

French Football Friday - Marseille's good form continues with victory at Nice

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Marseille continued their new found form by inflicting a first home defeat of the season on Nice. Goals from Mamadou Niang and Djibril Cisse gave Marseille a 0-2 victory. L'OM are now fifth in Ligue 1, two points behind Nice.

Shit Lookalikes - Ronaldo and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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A second Ronaldo Shit Lookalike of the day. The rotund Brazilian is a bit of a ringer for French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who, coincidentally, is the cousin of Newcastle United winger Charles N'Zogbia. Don't say we never teach you anything!

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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1. Career path Wimbledon, Norwich City, Wigan Athletic, Watford (current) 2. True or false? Tomas Brolin has played as a goalkeeper in Swedish non-league football 3. Picture round Who's been listening to Wham? 4. Team-mates Ray Wilkins, George Weah, Jay...

York City are magic

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Comedians Lee and Herring reveal in this cutting documentary that York City is "just a front for what is the largest covern of wizards, witches and warlocks in Britain today." So now you know.

Horror Hair: Abel Xavier and his conehead

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Q. Does Abel Xavier's hair get better with time? A. No. LA Galaxy's other ex-Prem man turned up for pre-season training sporting what appears to be a conehead. There is also something distinctly Tina Turner about this look.

Shit Lookalikes - Ronaldo and Dave Lister from Red Dwarf

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'Oh smeg, I'v f**ed my knee...' Thanks to Chringle for this one. More Shit Lookalikes...

Uefa Cup recap (with video highlights) - Slavia Prague 1-2 Tottenham, Aberdeen 2-2 Bayern Munich, Bolton 1-0 Atletico Madrid

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Slavia Prague 1-2 Spurs A very respectable away win that could have been better, but for Radak Cerny's howler in goal - bring back Paul Robinson, fickle fans cry! (Or just buy a decent keeper, for God's sake). Spurs actually...

The Daily Vote - which planet is Cristiano Ronaldo on?

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Gary Neville has claimed today that team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is 'playing on another planet' this season. But, Pies readers, which planet do you think that is? Vote below... surveys - Take Our Poll...

Top ten ways football could change by 2020

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While we're still debating over whether to use technology as simple as goal line cameras, there could be far more revolutionary changes to the game in the next ten or twenty years according to The Orange Future of Football Report.

Vote of the Day – Which British team will go furthest in the UEFA Cup?

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It may be Europe's second class competition but the UEFA Cup is a difficult trophy to win. Great Britain has five teams still left in the tournament's last 32 - but who do you think has the greatest chance?

Gazzetta all di Pies - Inter keep on winning, AC Milan have a new star

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It was business as usual in Serie A. Inter Milan stomped on towards the title with all the ruthless efficiency we have come to expect of them this season. A 0-2 win at Catania maintained Inter's eight-point lead as they look like certainties to win back-to-back titles. Esteban Cambiasso and David Suazo were on the scoresheet

Was Arsene Wenger right to let David Bentley leave Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger doesn't make too many mistakes in the transfer market - if he's not moulding tomorrow's stars from unknowns, he's letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.

Shit Lookalike - African Cup of Nations trophy and a Cornetto

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Yes, that's right - the African Cup of Nations trophy is in fact the world's most expensive Cornetto. Are those Maltesers round the edge?

Uefa Cup recap - SK Brann 0-2 Everton, Rangers 0-0 Panathinaikos

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SK Brann 0-2 Everton A satisfyingly professional performance by the Toffees. Phil Jagielka was particularly impressive, whilst Yakubu, back in the team after going walkabout, was a constant threat up front. The goals came from Leon Osman, a player...

Snapshot - David Beckham in training with LA Galaxy for new MLS season

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David Beckham is pursued by Abel Xavier during a training session with LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center on February 13, 2008 in Carson, California. New Galaxy head coach Ruud Gullit looks on in the background. The 2008...

20 new jobs for the Premier League managers

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Pies finds alternative careers for the Premier League's gaffers. Arsene Wenger - Paediatrician Studious, unflappable and doesn't mind working with youngsters. Martin O'Neill - Film director Alex McLeish - Airport taxi driver Has already dropped from international to Birmingham City once.

Ronaldo ruptures knee tendon, playing career could be over (with video)

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Ronaldo (the Brazilian, not the Portuguese) left the pitch in tears after rupturing a tendon in his left knee, during Milan's Serie A game against Livorno last night. He fell awkwardly while challenging for a ball in the air, not...

Wonder goal - Santiago Salcedo scores for Newell's Old Boys against San Lorenzo

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Direct running, a few jinky turns and an exquisite chip makes for a fantastic goal from the Argentinian league scored by Santiago Salcedo of Newell's Old Boys.

Richard Scudamore is broad but not an easy ride

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"My shoulders are fairly broad. You take this job knowing it's always going to be an easy ride." So said Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, taking time out from making plans to ruin English football to discuss his plans to ruin English football with Sky Sports.

Peter Crouch takes girlfriend Abigail Clancy to Paris

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As reported on The Spoiler, romantic Peter Crouch 'whisked' (that's the correct term for a surprise away trip, no?) WAG Abi Clancy to Paris - the imagination on that man! - for a pre-Valentines break. Abi conformed the golden rule...

Snapshot Classic - Glenn Hoddle chillin' in his garden

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September 1981 Glenn Hoddle relaxes in his garden with wife Anne (they are now divorced) in London. Gripping feature about reincarnation in Woman magazine, Glenn? Photo Allsport UK /Allsport...

The 10 most boring voices in English football

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A tribute to the men with valium voices... 1. Glenn Roeder I dare you to watch all ten minutes of this video without falling asleep and dribbling on your keyboard... A post-football career as a motivational speaker awaits....

Adriano faces ban for headbutt

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I did toy with the Fat man to be suspended headline, but there you go. Heavyweight Inter Milan striker (are they still admitting to owning him?) Adriano decided to rediscover his form by bringing one of Zinedine Zidane's most famous moves to the Brazilian league, where he is currently on loan with Sao Paulo.

Oranje Wednesday - PSV Eindhoven go nine points clear, Ajax down to third

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PSV Eindhoven opened up a nine-point gap at the top of Eredivisie despite only drawing 1-1 with Heerenveen. The result did mean that Heerenveen moved up to second in the table at the expense of Ajax. Heerenveen are level on 44 points with Ajax, but are ahead by seven on goal difference - precisely the number they put past Vitesse Arnhem last week.

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Robert Green - England's number six

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Pies respects a player who doesn't take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club's fans claiming their keeper is 'England's number one' and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello's first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan 'England's No.

Snapshot Classic - Ian Wright's bendy legs

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There's no such thing as an overhit pass - only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

Premier League recap - Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn

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For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor - who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist -...

Steve Sidwell excluded from Chelsea's Champions League squad - is he the new Scott Parker?

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The sadly predictable news that Steve Sidwell has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League 23-man squad made me think about Scotty Parker... Four seasons ago, Scott Parker was ripping up trees at Charlton Athletic. He had played his way into the senior England squad. Here was a dynamic English midfielder who could tackle, pass and score great goals.

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Past and Present – Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor

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We're forever hearing of new players dubbed, 'the next Makelele/Ronaldinho etc.' but few live up to expectations - while even fewer manage to make a name for themselves.

Past and Present – Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor

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We're forever hearing of new players dubbed, 'the next Makelele/Ronaldinho etc.' but few live up to expectations - while even fewer manage to make a name for themselves.

The Daily Vote - Which Merseyside club will be playing in the Champions League next season?

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Another draw for Liverpool at the weekend has destroyed what title hopes they had for another season - and they now face an equally difficult task to retain their Champions League status, especially with local rivals Everton currently riding high in fourth.

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required... 1. 2. 3....

Teutonic Tuesday - Werder Bremen hold Bayern Munich in top-of-the-table clash

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The Bundesliga's top two went head-to-head as Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Werder Bremen. Brazilian star Diego gave Werder the lead after just six minutes. Luca Toni missed a penalty before Ze Roberto equalised for the hosts. The result means Bayern maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.

Was Arsene Wenger right to let david Bentley leave Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger doesn't make too many mistakes in the transfer market - if he's not moulding tomorrow's stars from unknowns, he's letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.

Was Arsene Wenger right to let David Bentley leave Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger doesn't make too many mistakes in the transfer market - if he's not moulding tomorrow's stars from unknowns, he's letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.

Mitchell and Webb are on the Football Trail

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Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb are back on the screens this week with That Mitchell and Webb Look. It seems one of their new sketches is mimicking the oversaturation of football (sign the petition) in the age of Sky Sports. As Homer Simpson once said: "It's funny because it's true."

Stick your 39th game... t-shirt from Football365

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The gang at Football365 are just as up in arms as us here at Pies about the Premier League's ridiculous idea to play a 39th round of match abroad. Unlike us, Football365 has access to a sweatshop manned 24/7 by orphan orang-utans trained in the art of slogan t-shirt production. We totally agree with the sentiments of this Stick your 39th game up your bollix t-shirt though.

Football videos – Lennon and Agbonlahor go head to head in Nike viral ad

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We've already seen Cristiano Ronaldo outrun a Bugatti in his new Mercurial Vapor boots but Nike's latest viral ad features a line up that's more equally competitive.

The Daily Vote - Will Man United’s experience or Arsenal’s youth win the Premier League?

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Arsenal are back in the driving seat having opened up a five point gap with 12 games to go but Fergie insists that the title race will go down to the wire. It's 'squeaky bum time' as the United manager would say - but will United's experience with title run-ins outweigh Arsenal's youthful exuberance?

Snapshot - Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest, League One

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Julian Bennett of Nottingham Forest celebrates his goal during the League One match between Leeds United and Forest at Elland Road on 12 February, 2008. The clash of League One's two biggest clubs ended in a 1-1 draw, after...

Horror Hair - Mauro Milanese, serial offender

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Check out some of the horrific coiffs on Italian journeyman defender Milanese, who played for QPR not so long ago. He prefers a variation on a single theme - and that theme is: 'my hair is indisputedly shit'. Thanks...

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Robert Green - England's number six

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Pies respects a player who doesn't take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club's fans claiming their keeper is 'England's number one' and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello's first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan 'England's No.

Snapshot Classic - Ian Wright's bendy legs

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There's no such thing as an overhit pass - only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

Premier League recap - Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn

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For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor - who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist -...

Steve Sidwell excluded from Chelsea's Champions League squad - is he the new Scott Parker?

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The sadly predictable news that Steve Sidwell has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League 23-man squad made me think about Scotty Parker... Four seasons ago, Scott Parker was ripping up trees at Charlton Athletic. He had played his way into the senior England squad. Here was a dynamic English midfielder who could tackle, pass and score great goals.

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Past and Present – Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor

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We're forever hearing of new players dubbed, 'the next Makelele/Ronaldinho etc.' but few live up to expectations - while even fewer manage to make a name for themselves.

The Daily Vote - Which Merseyside club will be playing in the Champions League next season?

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Another draw for Liverpool at the weekend has destroyed what title hopes they had for another season - and they now face an equally difficult task to retain their Champions League status, especially with local rivals Everton currently riding high in fourth.

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required... 1. 2. 3....

Teutonic Tuesday - Werder Bremen hold Bayern Munich in top-of-the-table clash

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The Bundesliga's top two went head-to-head as Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Werder Bremen. Brazilian star Diego gave Werder the lead after just six minutes. Luca Toni missed a penalty before Ze Roberto equalised for the hosts. The result means Bayern maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.

Was Arsene Wenger right to let David Bentley leave Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger doesn't make too many mistakes in the transfer market - if he's not moulding tomorrow's stars from unknowns, he's letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.

Was Arsene Wenger right to let david Bentley leave Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger doesn't make too many mistakes in the transfer market - if he's not moulding tomorrow's stars from unknowns, he's letting big names go before anyone else knew they were past their best.

Mitchell and Webb are on the Football Trail

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Comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb are back on the screens this week with That Mitchell and Webb Look. It seems one of their new sketches is mimicking the oversaturation of football (sign the petition) in the age of Sky Sports. As Homer Simpson once said: "It's funny because it's true."

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Robert Green - England's number six

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Pies respects a player who doesn't take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club's fans claiming their keeper is 'England's number one' and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello's first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan 'England's No.

Snapshot Classic - Ian Wright's bendy legs

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There's no such thing as an overhit pass - only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

Premier League recap - Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn

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For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor - who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist -...

Steve Sidwell excluded from Chelsea's Champions League squad - is he the new Scott Parker?

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The sadly predictable news that Steve Sidwell has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League 23-man squad made me think about Scotty Parker... Four seasons ago, Scott Parker was ripping up trees at Charlton Athletic. He had played his way into the senior England squad. Here was a dynamic English midfielder who could tackle, pass and score great goals.

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Past and Present – Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor

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We're forever hearing of new players dubbed, 'the next Makelele/Ronaldinho etc.' but few live up to expectations - while even fewer manage to make a name for themselves.

The Daily Vote - Which Merseyside club will be playing in the Champions League next season?

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Another draw for Liverpool at the weekend has destroyed what title hopes they had for another season - and they now face an equally difficult task to retain their Champions League status, especially with local rivals Everton currently riding high in fourth.

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required... 1. 2. 3....

Teutonic Tuesday - Werder Bremen hold Bayern Munich in top-of-the-table clash

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The Bundesliga's top two went head-to-head as Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Werder Bremen. Brazilian star Diego gave Werder the lead after just six minutes. Luca Toni missed a penalty before Ze Roberto equalised for the hosts. The result means Bayern maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Robert Green - England's number six

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Pies respects a player who doesn't take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club's fans claiming their keeper is 'England's number one' and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello's first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan 'England's No.

Snapshot Classic - Ian Wright's bendy legs

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There's no such thing as an overhit pass - only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

Premier League recap - Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn

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For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor - who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist -...

Steve Sidwell excluded from Chelsea's Champions League squad - is he the new Scott Parker?

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The sadly predictable news that Steve Sidwell has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League 23-man squad made me think about Scotty Parker... Four seasons ago, Scott Parker was ripping up trees at Charlton Athletic. He had played his way into the senior England squad. Here was a dynamic English midfielder who could tackle, pass and score great goals.

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Past and Present – Kanu and Emmanuel Adebayor

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We're forever hearing of new players dubbed, 'the next Makelele/Ronaldinho etc.' but few live up to expectations - while even fewer manage to make a name for themselves.

The Daily Vote - Which Merseyside club will be playing in the Champions League next season?

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Another draw for Liverpool at the weekend has destroyed what title hopes they had for another season - and they now face an equally difficult task to retain their Champions League status, especially with local rivals Everton currently riding high in fourth.

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click). Lateral thinking required... 1. 2. 3....

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Robert Green - England's number six

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Pies respects a player who doesn't take themselves too seriously. Inspired by a recent spate of banter around grounds involving several club's fans claiming their keeper is 'England's number one' and presumably by his omission from Fabio Capello's first England squad, Robert Green was sporting a pair of customised gloves with the slogan 'England's No.

Snapshot Classic - Ian Wright's bendy legs

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There's no such thing as an overhit pass - only an insufficiently flexible striker! Here is Ian Wright jumping about eight feet in the air and stretching his leg out a little further than that against Blackburn in December 1997.

Premier League recap - Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn

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For Arsenal this was always more about the points than the performance. An early goal by Phillippe Senderos and a late goal by Emmanuel Adebayor - who is fast playing himself onto the Player of the Season shortlist -...

Steve Sidwell excluded from Chelsea's Champions League squad - is he the new Scott Parker?

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The sadly predictable news that Steve Sidwell has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League 23-man squad made me think about Scotty Parker... Four seasons ago, Scott Parker was ripping up trees at Charlton Athletic. He had played his way into the senior England squad. Here was a dynamic English midfielder who could tackle, pass and score great goals.

Egypt's Mohamad Zidan has the skills to pay the bills…

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One of the players who really caught my eye at this year's Africa Cup of Nations was Mohamad Zidan, of Egypt. He scored two fine goals against Cameroon in the group stages, and although he played less of a role...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Head to Head - David Beckham vs David Bentley

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Since Capello showed David Beckham that it will take more than sentimentality to win him a century of caps the place on England's right side has been put up for grabs - and David Bentley looks ready to accept it with both hands.

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid in seventh heaven after Vallodolid win, Robben scores first La Liga goal

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Real Madrid stuffed Vallodolid 7-0 to cement their place at the top of La Liga. [Deep breath folks] Braces from Raul and Guti, and a goal apiece for Julio Baptista, Arjen Robben and Royston Drenthe secured the narrow win for Real in a closely fought match... maybe not.

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 9-10 Feb

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HEROES Benjani Mwaruwari Scoring the winning goal in the Manchester derby is not a bad debut in anyone's books, even if you are only there for the money!

Kit Parade: Manchester United's 1950s kit

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Manchester United donned a special 1950s-style shirt for yesterday's derby defeat to Manchester City in honour of the Munich air disaster. The club ditched its crest and the logo of sponsors AIG to remember the Busby Babes killed in the crash on February 6, 1958. The shirt - modelled here by Cristiano Ronaldo - is not going on sale to the public so any United fans wanting to recreate the look will have to buy retro or try the Fredi Kanoute approach and tape up the sponsor's logo.

Mike Riley falls over the ball. Cue laughter

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It is shocking that Liverpool's Javier Mascherano was not sent-off for savagely wiping out Mike Riley yesterday. The referee took a tumble dying swan style during the dull 0-0 draw between the Reds and Chelsea after somehow getting his legs all tangled up in Mascherano's pass.

News Balls - starring a fit/unfit John Terry, Richard Scudamore and a jobless Iain Dowie

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This morning's top football stories... John Terry (pictured) thinks he's fully recovered from his foot injury. Avram Grant, he say 'No, no, no!' The Sun Global opposition to the Premier League's 'international round' is growing so fast that North America...

Parkour soccer is more urban than you

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I suspect that digital trickery may have been employed to spice up this viral vid for EA's video game Fifa Street 3. That said, it's still impressive, in an 'I'm way too old and square to pull off any...

10 random thoughts - Man Utd 1-2 Man City, the Munich memorial game

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1. Fergie chewed gum throughout the minute's silence. Classy guy. 2. Man Utd's sponsorless kit looked really great - made me yearn for the days when all kits were that simple. 3. For all their talents, Man Utd are...

Egypt 1-0 Cameroon - Egypt win Africa Cup of Nations, retain title

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Congratulations to Egypt, who lifted the Africa Cup of Nations trophy at the weekend, after beating Cameroon 1-0 in a disappointingly flat final. The only goal of the game came in the 77th minute when Mohamed Aboutrika coolly slotted home...

Did Man City's silence take the strength out of United's performance?

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From City fans impeccably observing the minute's silence to United losing the game 2-1, yesterday's Manchester derby didn't quite turn out how most of us expected.

The Daily Vote - will Fergie's sentimentality cost Man Utd the league?

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Arsene Wenger is not a sentimental manager. He has never been afraid to drop players when he feels they have served their purpose - even great players like Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires. Wenger always looks...

Sign Pies' 'Stop the 39th Game' petition - your voice must be heard…

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Richard Scudamore and his Premier League suits have fat dollar signs in their eyes - that's why they can't see that their 'innovative' plan to play a 39th Premier League game abroad is ludicrous. Michel Platini, head of Uefa, called...

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

French Football Friday - Amateurs Carquefou knock Nantes out of French Cup

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Tiny Carquefou knocked Nantes out of the Coupe de France with a shock 2-1 victory. The fifth division part-timers won the match in extra time to progress to the last 16. They will face Marseille in the next round who recorded a 3-1 win over Monaco. Mathieu Valbuena, debutant Elliot Grandin and Djibril Cisse bagged OM's goals.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Goal of the week - Pele, for Portugal U21 vs Scotland U21

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No hint of a backlift... and then WALLOP! The Scottish goalie was as shocked as I was when I first saw a video of this goal. What do Portuguese players have for breakfast that allows them to strike a...

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

20 foreign locations for Premier League matches

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With the news that some Premier League matches could be played abroad from 2011, Pies finds suitable home venues for the 20 current incumbents. Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France?

20 Foreign locations for Premier League matches

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Arsenal - Paris For years people have been saying that Arsene Wenger has been running a French Embassy at the Gunners so why not pitch up at the Stade de France? Aston Villa - Rome Tom Hanks: "What suburb of Rome is Aston Villa from?" Birmingham - Memphis Home of the Blues

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

10 conclusions - England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Horror Hair - Wes Brown's curly ginger crew cut

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Wes Brown's latest barnet ticks all the right Horror Hair boxes. Curly. Check. Ginger. Check. 1980s crew cut. Double-check. It's like a ball of copper wool meets The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. As if he wasn't drawing enough attention to himself by being England's worst player against Switzerland, he was sporting this hairdo as well.

Latest installment of Jose Mourinho puppet on Setanta Sports

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Includes Jose's stunning rendition of Petula Clark's Downtown!

Shit Lookalikes - Fabio Capello and Ray Stokes from Extras (as played by Ricky Gervais)

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Is Fabio having a laugh? Probably not once he saw Wes Brown's first touch. Thanks to John Rain for the spot. More Shit Lookalikes...

World Cup qualifiers, Asia group - Australia 3-0 Qatar, Japan 4-1 Thailand, and more

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Amidst the plethora of meaningless friendlies held this week - Macedonia vs Serbia, anyone? - there were some actual World Cup qualifiers, in the Asian section. Australia swept past Qatar, thanks to goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill and Mark...

Africa Cup of Nations semi finals - Andre Bikey shoves paramedic, Ivory Coast and the hosts crash out (with video highlights)

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What happened to the Ghana vs Ivory Coast dream final? Well, it's off, that's what. Here's how: Ghana 0-1 Cameroon The hosts were outmuscled by Cameroon, in a match that was marred by the unbelievably inappropriate behaviour of Reading defender...

Snapshot - Italy 3-1 Portugal

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Massimo Ambrosini of Italy slides in to tackle Ricardo Quaresma during the international friendly between Italy and Portugal at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Italy won the match 3-1 in a fixture that could be a dry run...

The Daily Vote - should the Premier League play games abroad?

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surveys - Take Our Poll...

Where's Yakubu?

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Have you seen Yakubu? Because his club Everton haven't. The Nigerian striker should have returned to training on Wednesday, but he hasn't showed up. Team-mate Joseph Yobo did make it back in one piece, which makes Yakubu's mysterious absence look...

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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Another set of six devilishly difficult football questions, devised by your handsome quizmaster - that's me btw. 1. Career path Tonnerre Yaoundé, Metz, Salernitana, Liverpool, West Ham, Lens, Galatasaray (current) 2. True or false? The 1994 World Cup is the...

Shit Lookalikes - Jack Lemmon and Kobi Kuhn, Switzerland's head coach

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Alawys be closing Kobi... always be closing. More Shit Lookalikes...

News Balls - starring a restless Charles N'Zogbia, Sepp Blatter and some crazy Koreans

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Some of the most interesting football stories doing the rounds today: 1. Korean players are deliberately dislocating their own shoulders to avoid national service. Ouch. The Offside 2. Sepp Blatter wants a vote on quotas for home-grown players to take...

Duncan Edwards - the complete footballer

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I'm too young to have ever seen Duncan Edwards play, but I've seen enough video footage, and heard enough testimony from some of the game's true legends, to appreciate that on 5th Feb 1958, English football lost its finest ever...

The Daily Vote - vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

Shit Lookalikes - Jimmy Bullard and Boni from kid's TV show Trapdoor

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Yet another inspired lookalike suggested by Chringle, the undisputed king of shit lookalikes. More shit lookalikes...

Michael Owen & David Beckham, your country doesn't need you

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Don Fabio Capello is his own man, clearly - no David Beckham and little Mickey Owen relegated to the bench? Becks & Owen have been England's own galacticos for a decade, and it's time to return to the days...

What do you think of Fabio Capello's probable first XI?

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We won't know until later this evening but if the rumours being leaked about Fabio Capello's first starting line up are true then you can expect more than a few surprise selections and a different system being used.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' today?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' tomorrow?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

10 conclusions - England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

Horror Hair - Michael Ballack's (fake) moustache

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Herr Ballack (or should that be Herr Lip) donned this moustache for a Mercedes ad, in which he was cast in the role of intrepid adventurer. Not the first time that Germany's captain has taken the corporate dollar. Watch...

Premier League games to be played abroad - a good or bad thing

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Here's a couple of different reactions from Pies writers to the major news that the Premier League is considering playing some matches overseas. The BBC Sport website reports: 'At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to...

Snapshot - 50th anniversary of Munich air disaster

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A memorial stone in Kirchtrudering, near Munich, recalls the location of the Munich air disaster, which happened on the 6th February 1958. Twenty-three people, including eight Manchester United players, lost their lives in the crash. A delegation of Man...

Classic England-Switzerland Moment - Alan Shearer opens the scoring at Euro 96

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You can pinpoint the exact moment in this video when out-of-form misfiring striker Alan Shearer becomes national hero Alan Shearer. Kubilay Türkyılmaz later equalized from the penalty spot and the whole tournament ended in tears eventually, but it is good to pluck out little moments like this from Euro 96 and look back with rose-tinted specs.

Shit Lookalikes - Jack Lemmon and Kobi Kuhn, Switzerland's head coach

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Alawys be closing Kobi... always be closing. More Shit Lookalikes...

News Balls - starring a restless Charles N'Zogbia, Sepp Blatter and some crazy Koreans

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Some of the most interesting football stories doing the rounds today: 1. Korean players are deliberately dislocating their own shoulders to avoid national service. Ouch. The Offside 2. Sepp Blatter wants a vote on quotas for home-grown players to take...

Duncan Edwards - the complete footballer

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I'm too young to have ever seen Duncan Edwards play, but I've seen enough video footage, and heard enough testimony from some of the game's true legends, to appreciate that on 5th Feb 1958, English football lost its finest ever...

The Daily Vote - vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

Shit Lookalikes - Jimmy Bullard and Boni from kid's TV show Trapdoor

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Yet another inspired lookalike suggested by Chringle, the undisputed king of shit lookalikes. More shit lookalikes...

Michael Owen & David Beckham, your country doesn't need you

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Don Fabio Capello is his own man, clearly - no David Beckham and little Mickey Owen relegated to the bench? Becks & Owen have been England's own galacticos for a decade, and it's time to return to the days...

What do you think of Fabio Capello's probable first XI?

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We won't know until later this evening but if the rumours being leaked about Fabio Capello's first starting line up are true then you can expect more than a few surprise selections and a different system being used.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' today?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' tomorrow?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

10 conclusions - England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet polls 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

How many England players would you call world class?

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The term 'world class' is a difficult one to quantify, especially when it's over used by pundits every time a player does anything above average. We think that the world class club is more exclusive and should only be reserved for a few players who are exceptional talents - your Ronaldos, Messis and Kakas.

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Snapshot - USA 2-2 Mexico (plus video highlights)

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A Mexican fan, clad in de rigeur wrestling mask, cheers on his team during their 2-2 draw against arch rivals USA in a friendly international held in Houston yesterday. More than 70,000 fans turned out to watch the game....

The worst of Alexandre Pato

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Presumably but together by an Inter Milan fan, this video cuts through the Duck's hype to show some bloopers he has accumulated already in his short Serie A career.

Forgotten wonder goals - Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian

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The Kasabian guitarist apparently once harboured ambitions of playing up front for Leicester City - whatever floats your boat - and on this evidence there is no reason why he couldn't leave his rock 'n' roll lifestyle behind to become a journeyman striker at Championship level. Live on Soccer AM with the cameras rolling, the Foxes fan conjured up this sweet volley.

England U21 3-0 Republic of Ireland U21

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James Milner and Theo Walcott fired England Under-21s to victory against the Republic of Ireland. Milner scored the deflected opener just before the hour mark, and added a second with a low drive that went in off the post.

Snapshot - 50th anniversary of Munich air disaster

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A memorial stone in Kirchtrudering, near Munich, recalls the location of the Munich air disaster, which happened on the 6th February 1958. Twenty-three people, including eight Manchester United players, lost their lives in the crash. A delegation of Man...

Classic England-Switzerland Moment - Alan Shearer opens the scoring at Euro 96

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You can pinpoint the exact moment in this video when out-of-form misfiring striker Alan Shearer becomes national hero Alan Shearer. Kubilay Türkyılmaz later equalized from the penalty spot and the whole tournament ended in tears eventually, but it is good to pluck out little moments like this from Euro 96 and look back with rose-tinted specs.

Shit Lookalikes - Jack Lemmon and Kobi Kuhn, Switzerland's head coach

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Alawys be closing Kobi... always be closing. More Shit Lookalikes...

News Balls - starring a restless Charles N'Zogbia, Sepp Blatter and some crazy Koreans

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Some of the most interesting football stories doing the rounds today: 1. Korean players are deliberately dislocating their own shoulders to avoid national service. Ouch. The Offside 2. Sepp Blatter wants a vote on quotas for home-grown players to take...

Duncan Edwards - the complete footballer

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I'm too young to have ever seen Duncan Edwards play, but I've seen enough video footage, and heard enough testimony from some of the game's true legends, to appreciate that on 5th Feb 1958, English football lost its finest ever...

The Daily Vote - vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

Shit Lookalikes - Jimmy Bullard and Boni from kid's TV show Trapdoor

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Yet another inspired lookalike suggested by Chringle, the undisputed king of shit lookalikes. More shit lookalikes...

Michael Owen & David Beckham, your country doesn't need you

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Don Fabio Capello is his own man, clearly - no David Beckham and little Mickey Owen relegated to the bench? Becks & Owen have been England's own galacticos for a decade, and it's time to return to the days...

What do you think of Fabio Capello's probable first XI?

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We won't know until later this evening but if the rumours being leaked about Fabio Capello's first starting line up are true then you can expect more than a few surprise selections and a different system being used.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' today?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' tomorrow?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

10 conclusions - England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

5 things about England vs Switzerland that made me genuinely angry

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1. The England Supporters Band. The first time I heard them play 'The Great Escape', it was mildly amusing - with the emphasis on 'mildly'. Now it's one of the most annoying things in the world. It's the football equivalent...

Gazzetta all di Pies - Alexandre Pato scores again... and then gets crocked

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Alexandre Pato continued AC Milan's march up the table by scoring the only goal in a 0-1 win at Fiorentina. The 18-year-old Brazilian left the pitch on a stretcher though after spraining his ankle. He will be out for around two weeks but is expected to be back in time to torment Arsenal in the Champions League.

Carp fishing with Jimmy Bullard

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Here's Jimmy Bullard, angler extraordinaire, explaining the intricacies of lake fishing (and how not to use a catapult...) on Soccer AM. What a gent....

Classic Moments - Rustu Recber karate kicks Kieron Dyer in the head, Turkey vs England

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Thanks Rusty, for doing what many fans would like to do to the obnoxious Dyer. I love how the hirsute Turkish keeper follows up his near-decapitation of Dyer with almost the same move on the ball....

The worst of Alexandre Pato

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Presumably but together by an Inter Milan fan, this video cuts through the Duck's hype to show some bloopers he has accumulated already in his short Serie A career.

Forgotten wonder goals - Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian

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The Kasabian guitarist apparently once harboured ambitions of playing up front for Leicester City - whatever floats your boat - and on this evidence there is no reason why he couldn't leave his rock 'n' roll lifestyle behind to become a journeyman striker at Championship level. Live on Soccer AM with the cameras rolling, the Foxes fan conjured up this sweet volley.

England U21 3-0 Republic of Ireland U21

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James Milner and Theo Walcott fired England Under-21s to victory against the Republic of Ireland. Milner scored the deflected opener just before the hour mark, and added a second with a low drive that went in off the post.

Snapshot - 50th anniversary of Munich air disaster

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A memorial stone in Kirchtrudering, near Munich, recalls the location of the Munich air disaster, which happened on the 6th February 1958. Twenty-three people, including eight Manchester United players, lost their lives in the crash. A delegation of Man...

Classic England-Switzerland Moment - Alan Shearer opens the scoring at Euro 96

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You can pinpoint the exact moment in this video when out-of-form misfiring striker Alan Shearer becomes national hero Alan Shearer. Kubilay Türkyılmaz later equalized from the penalty spot and the whole tournament ended in tears eventually, but it is good to pluck out little moments like this from Euro 96 and look back with rose-tinted specs.

Shit Lookalikes - Jack Lemmon and Kobi Kuhn, Switzerland's head coach

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Alawys be closing Kobi... always be closing. More Shit Lookalikes...

News Balls - starring a restless Charles N'Zogbia, Sepp Blatter and some crazy Koreans

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Some of the most interesting football stories doing the rounds today: 1. Korean players are deliberately dislocating their own shoulders to avoid national service. Ouch. The Offside 2. Sepp Blatter wants a vote on quotas for home-grown players to take...

Duncan Edwards - the complete footballer

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I'm too young to have ever seen Duncan Edwards play, but I've seen enough video footage, and heard enough testimony from some of the game's true legends, to appreciate that on 5th Feb 1958, English football lost its finest ever...

The Daily Vote - vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

Shit Lookalikes - Jimmy Bullard and Boni from kid's TV show Trapdoor

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Yet another inspired lookalike suggested by Chringle, the undisputed king of shit lookalikes. More shit lookalikes...

Michael Owen & David Beckham, your country doesn't need you

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Don Fabio Capello is his own man, clearly - no David Beckham and little Mickey Owen relegated to the bench? Becks & Owen have been England's own galacticos for a decade, and it's time to return to the days...

What do you think of Fabio Capello's probable first XI?

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We won't know until later this evening but if the rumours being leaked about Fabio Capello's first starting line up are true then you can expect more than a few surprise selections and a different system being used.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' today?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

The Daily Vote – Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' tomorrow?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

10 conclusions - England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

10 conclusions: England 2-1 Switzerland

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1 England again have a 'DB' wearing number 7 who could make the shirt his own for years. 2 This was in many ways the perfect result. It was a victory, a decent performance, but nothing too flashy. Certainly no 5-0 win to get overexcited about. 3 The England players wanted to impress. There weren't too many egos going through the motions at Wembley last night.

Shit Lookalikes - David James and Richard Reid the shoe bomber

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One causes mass panic with his fumbling attempts to carry out his tasks, the other is Richard Reid.

Who was England's man of the match against Switzerland?

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While Steven Gerrard was named as the official official man of the match for a lung busting second half display, we think there were a few other players who could have deserved more.

Wonder goal - Pele scores against Scotland Under-21s

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No, not that Pele. This one is only 20 and he plays for Inter Milan as a holding midfielder. He is also a Portugal Under-21 international. On Tuesday night he scored this beauty against Scotland. If he keeps scoring goals like this, he will soon be the Pele.

England 2-1 Switzerland - player ratings

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David James Didn't have much to do. His handling and kicking was generally good, apart from one sliced clearance. Might have done a little better for the Swiss goal, but overall a sound performance from England's best goalkeeper. 6...

The Daily Vote - Are football fans who vote in internet poll 'geeks'?

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According to Mark Lawrenson, yes they are. Lawro and John Motson sparked up a conversation during last night's commentary about Steven Gerrard being voted England's player of the year by fans. Lawro was curious to find out who had voted and when Motty revealed it was 'done online', he replied that it had been awarded by 'geeks'.

What the bloggers say - Fabio Capello's first match in charge of England

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The blogging community's verdict on England's 2-1 win over Switzerland at Wembley, in particular the role of new boss Fabio Capello... 'Capello has already given England something different. This team will play in a different way to its predecessors....

The Daily Vote - Will England fans be screaming 'Ab-Fabio' or 'Crapello' tomorrow?

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At the end of this evening England fans will have a clearer idea of our imported Italian manager. We know it's only a friendly and there are still a few players missing from the squad through injury but, with a new manager to impress, we should expect a spirited performance.

Oranje Wednesday: PSV Eindhoven beat Ajax and open up eight-point lead

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Table-topping PSV Eindhoven recorded a 0-2 away win over nearest rivals Ajax to open up an eight-point gap. In a bumper week of Eredivisie action, PSV stretched their lead last Wednesday night thanks to goals from Balázs Dzsudzsák and Otman Bakkal. And they followed that up with a 0-2 win over AZ Alkmaar at the weekend.

Michael Owen & David Beckham, your country doesn't need you

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Don Fabio Capello is his own man, clearly - no David Beckham and little Mickey Owen relegated to the bench? Becks & Owen have been England's own galacticos for a decade, and it's time to return to the days...

What do you think of Fabio Capello's probable first XI?

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We won't know until later this evening but if the rumours being leaked about Fabio Capello's first starting line up are true then you can expect more than a few surprise selections and a different system being used.

Shit Lookalikes - Jimmy Bullard and Boni from kid's TV show Trapdoor

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Yet another inspired lookalike suggested by Chringle, the undisputed king of shit lookalikes. More shit lookalikes...

Forgotten wonder goals - Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian

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The Kasabian guitarist apparently once harboured ambitions of playing up front for Leicester City - whatever floats your boat - and on this evidence there is no reason why he couldn't leave his rock 'n' roll lifestyle behind to become a journeyman striker at Championship level. Live on Soccer AM with the cameras rolling, the Foxes fan conjured up this sweet volley.

England U21 3-0 Republic of Ireland U21

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James Milner and Theo Walcott fired England Under-21s to victory against the Republic of Ireland. Milner scored the deflected opener just before the hour mark, and added a second with a low drive that went in off the post.

Snapshot - 50th anniversary of Munich air disaster

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A memorial stone in Kirchtrudering, near Munich, recalls the location of the Munich air disaster, which happened on the 6th February 1958. Twenty-three people, including eight Manchester United players, lost their lives in the crash. A delegation of Man...

Classic England-Switzerland Moment - Alan Shearer opens the scoring at Euro 96

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You can pinpoint the exact moment in this video when out-of-form misfiring striker Alan Shearer becomes national hero Alan Shearer. Kubilay Türky?lmaz later equalized from the penalty spot and the whole tournament ended in tears eventually, but it is good to pluck out little moments like this from Euro 96 and look back with rose-tinted specs.

Shit Lookalikes - Jack Lemmon and Kobi Kuhn, Switzerland's head coach

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Alawys be closing Kobi... always be closing. More Shit Lookalikes...

News Balls - starring a restless Charles N'Zogbia, Sepp Blatter and some crazy Koreans

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Some of the most interesting football stories doing the rounds today: 1. Korean players are deliberately dislocating their own shoulders to avoid national service. Ouch. The Offside 2. Sepp Blatter wants a vote on quotas for home-grown players to take...

Duncan Edwards - the complete footballer

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I'm too young to have ever seen Duncan Edwards play, but I've seen enough video footage, and heard enough testimony from some of the game's true legends, to appreciate that on 5th Feb 1958, English football lost its finest ever...

The Daily Vote - vote for Who Ate All the Pies!

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The lovely bloggers at Soccerlens have been generous enough to shortlist Who Ate All the Pies in the category of Best Overall Footy Blog in their blog awards. Please - pretty please, with sugar on top - head over there...

The worst of Alexandre Pato

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Presumably but together by an Inter Milan fan, this video cuts through the Duck's hype to show some bloopers he has accumulated already in his short Serie A career.

Classic Moments - Rustu Recber karate kicks Kieron Dyer in the head, Turkey vs England

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Thanks Rusty, for doing what many fans would like to do to the obnoxious Dyer. I love how the hirsute Turkish keeper follows up his near-decapitation of Dyer with almost the same move on the ball....

The Tuesday Teaser

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Three footballers, each one crudely represented by a set of photo clues. Guess who they are (answers after the click)... 1. 2. 3. Answers after the click......

Carp fishing with Jimmy Bullard

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Here's Jimmy Bullard, angler extraordinaire, explaining the intricacies of lake fishing (and how not to use a catapult...) on Soccer AM. What a gent....

Teutonic Tuesday - Bayern Munich back and Sebastian Kehl's back

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Bundesliga is back! The enormous winter break is over at last and the football has recommenced. Bayern Munich survived fear over their rustiness to beat Hansa Rostock 1-2 on Friday evening. The familiar duo of Franck Ribery and Luca Toni grabbed their goals.

Caption comp: What advice is Ashley Cole giving his England team mates?

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England's players met up with their new manager, Fabio Capello, yesterday for what was a more strenuous training routine than they've been used to. Ashley Cole has been no stranger to tough times recently so what advice do you think he's giving to team mates Wayne Rooney and Jermaine Defoe?

Kit Parade - New England away kit is shit

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You could be forgiven for thinking that one of the perks of employing an Italian as England manager would be the guarantee of stylish kits, but apparently this is not the case. Perhaps England's new away kit was too...

Spain call up Bojan Krkic to senior squad, Serbia miss out

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Barcelona wonderkid Bojan Krkic, 17, is eligible to play for Spain and Serbia. His dad, also called Bojan, is Serbian, whilst his momma is Spanish. Luis Aragones has just called him up to Spain's senior squad for the friendly...

Before & After - Tom Huddlestone is half the man, twice the player

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Who ate all the pies? Not Tom Huddlestone, at least not these days. The Hudd has reportedly lost a stone and a half since the arrival of Juande Ramos, a loss that you can clearly see in these two...

Top ten goals in memory of Romario

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Brazilian goal scoring legend Romario has announced his retirement from football at the grand old age of 42. During his career he's scored untold goals for European clubs like PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona and in Brazil with Flamengo, Fluminese and Vasco Da Gama - not mention winning the 1994 World Cup with his country.

Kit Parade - New England away kit

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You could be forgiven for thinking that one of the perks of employing an Italian as England manager would be the guarantee of stylish kits, but apparently this is not the case. Perhaps England's new away kit was too far down the production line for Don Fabio to intervene.

Billy the Badger - Fulham's breakdancing mascot

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The clip from Match of the Day 2 shows the Premier League's naughtiest mascot, Billy the Badger, getting up to mischief. Firstly he taunts Avram Grant in what can only be described as an act of badger baiting. More recently, he delayed the kick-off for the second half of the Fulham-Aston Villa match with his breakdancing antics.

Daily Vote - Who should be Capello's England captain?

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While Stevie G will be given the first chance to lead out Fabio Capello's England revolution, it will be a few months before the rightful owner of the captain's armband is decided. Click through to vote from a list of leading candidates.

Africa Cup of Nations recap - Cameroon and Egypt into semi finals

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Cameroon 3-2 Tunisia Three goals for the Cameroons - is that the right word? - and no goal for Samuel Eto'o? Despite Eto'o not stretching his lead at the top of the all-time scorers' list in the ACN, Cameroon...

Snapshot - Cristiano Ronaldo, moody and magnificent in black-and-white

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Cristiano Ronaldo considers the meaning of life before Man Utd's game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Either that, or he's just spotted a cloud that looks like a puppy. Photo Getty Images...

Forgotten wonder goals - Roberto Mancini's back-heel flick, for Lazio vs Parma

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It's not just the placement of the backheel, it's the casual elegance of the flick. A simply beautiful goal, from a player who appreciated more than most the aesthetics of the beautiful game....

The XI - Footballers with big ears

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Pies compiles a team of players who are Shit Lookalikes of the FA Cup. 1 Richard Wright That is one way for a keeper to make sure he can reach the top corner.

Sebastian Kehl scores with his back

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There's nothing in the football rule book that says you can't score with your back. Via 101GreatGoals...

Head to Head - Jermaine Defoe vs Benjani

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Both strikers are playing their parts in the transfer window's most protracted saga - Portsmouth sold Benjani to Man City to fund a deal to bring Defoe from Spurs, but it now seems that Defoe is only on loan while 'complications' have prevented the Zimbabwean from joining City.

Pub Talk - Do Manchester United deserve to be fined for their behaviour against Spurs?

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Saturday's Premier League game between Spurs and Man United didn't seem like the dirty game that a total of 10 yellow cards suggests it was. And, since United picked up seven of those cards, much to Fergie's dissatisfaction of course, the club have incurred an automatic £25,000 fine.

David Beckham gets new tattoo to ease pain of Capello rejection

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Oh, how I wish this story were true. Alas, I don't think even Goldenballs' balls are that big... Spotted on The Spoiler...

Africa Cup of Nations - only Michael Essien can stop the Ivory Coast now

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It's clear that Ivory Coast are by far the strongest team at the Africa Cup of Nations. They destroyed Guinea 5-0 in the quarter finals, and will surely get past either Angola or Egypt in the semis. The only...

Classic Moments - Dutch Pop Idol losers torture football fans

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Half-time at a football match in Holland (can anyone tell me what ground it is?) and out come the freaks... losers on the Dutch version of Pop Idol, to be specific. This clip is a couple of years old,...

Shit Lookalikes - Anderson of Man Utd and Peloquin from the movie Nightbreed

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Thanks to reader John Rain for this bizarre spot - they must share the same barber. I've never seen Nightbreed, and now I don't think I ever will... this Peloquin character looks scary. More shit lookalikes...

La Liga Lunes - Real Madrid lose, Barcelona close gap

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La Liga table-toppers Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at Almeria allowing Barcelona to reduce their lead to six points. Barca almost blew their golden opportunity though, and only a Xavi goal two minutes from time secured victory at home to Osasuna.

The 20 most valuable players in the Premier League

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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.

Heroes & Villains - Premier League weekend 2-3 Feb

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HEROES Jimmy Bullard - Welcome back, Jimmy. The Fulham man marked his return from 16 months out injured with a match-winning free-kick against Aston Villa.

Francesco Totti punches Alex Manninger repeatedly (Alex Manninger doesn't notice)

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Francesco Totti floats like a butterfly and stings like a mildly irritating nettle. The frustrated Roma skipper was desperate to retrieve the ball from Siena's former Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger during his side's 3-0 defeat. He unleashed this barrage of punches at Manninger, which (if you watch carefully) actually causes the Austrian international to blink at one point.

Vote of the day - Who is the biggest surprise in Fabio Capello's first England squad?

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Perhaps the biggest surprise from the announcement of Fabio Capello's first England squad is the exclusion of a certain international brand name - but there are also a few faces that made it into the squad that we didn't expect to see.

Is Cheryl Cole the 18th hottest babe on the planet?

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According to Askmen.com's very enjoyable Top 99 Women of 2008 list, Cheryl Cole is the 18th hottest chick in the world. That means she's not quite as hot as women like Adriana Lima (No.10), Rhianna (No.8) and Scarlett Johansson (No.6)....

French Football Friday - Marseille stuff Caen 6-1

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Out-of-sorts Marseille thrashed Caen 6-1 to show they might finally be ready to start the season. A Djibril Cisse hat-trick, a Mathieu Valbuena brace and (simple maths dictates) a solitary goal from Samir Nasri gave Marseille victory, although Caen took the lead just two minutes into the match. Caen remain three places about ninth-placed Marseille in the table, which probably helps to explain just how bad L'OM have been so far this campaign.

The Fiendish Friday Quiz

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1. Career path Piacenza, S.C. Leffe, Hellas Verona, Piacenza, Parma, Atalanta, Juventus, AC Milan (current) 2. True or false? Chelsea's stadium, Stamford Bridge, is not located in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea 3. Picture round Who's having a...

Goodbye transfer fees, goodbye long-term contracts

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Yesterday's bore-fest of a transfer deadline day could be the last of its kind. Now everyday is transfer deadline day! That is a slight exaggeration, but a landmark ruling by the Court of Arbitration of Sport yesterday has changed the face of football completely. While the nation was busy keeping tabs on Grzegorz Rasiak's switch from Southampton to Bolton, the Court ruled that former Hearts player Andy Webster could buy out his contract and move to Wigan Athletic.

Wonder goals - Diego Maradona Jr does daddy proud

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This goal for Serie D outfit Venafro might not have come on the world stage as some of his father's best efforts, but Diego's bastard offspring still knows how to find the net. The Argentinian legend initially disputed the paternity of his Italian-born son but the DNA evidence shows he is, and this video makes it conclusive!

Bitter Moroccan fans hack African Cup of Nations website

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Morocco fans fuming from their country's African Cup of Nations elimination have hacked into the tournament's official website. The Ghana 2008 website's fixture page now features three Moroccan-themed images and a message which reads: "Because of your STUPID Arbitration,You Got Punished By Moroccan Hackers, Revenge Token for The Lions.

January transfer window - 10 inspired signings

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Here's how I see the best bits of business conducted in the January transfer window... 1. Jermain Defoe (Spurs to Portsmouth) Did Spurs sell the wrong striker? I think they should have kept Defoe and ditched Darren Bent, but Juande Ramos is a successful football manager, and I am not, so I'll trust him on this one.

January transfer window - 10 crap panic buys

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Earlier, I posted the 10 best signings in the Jan. transfer window. Here are the 10 worst... 1. Jari Litmanen (to Fulham) What is 'Woy' Hodgson on? Litmanen is almost 37, without a club (until now), and I strongly doubt...

Snapshot - Barcelona 1-0 Villareal, Copa del Rey quarter final, second leg (Thierry Henry's goal settles the tie)

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Thierry Henry and Carles 'scary face' Puyol celebrate Henry's match-winning goal during the Copa del Rey match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou Stadium on 31 January 31, 2008. Barca won the tie 1-0 on aggregate...