Who Ate All the Pies Archives for January 2013

Despite Overcoming Liver Cancer And Returning To Action, Eric Abidal Is Released By Barcelona

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By Alan Duffy

French defender Eric Abidal made a tearful goodbye to his club Barcelona at a press conference on Thursday after the Catalan club decided not to extend his contract past the end of this season (there's still one game to go in La Liga).

The 33-year-old had battled back from a liver tumour which resulted in the player undergoing a liver transplant and had returned to competitive action in April.

International Friendly: USA 2-4 Belgium – Benteke Bags Brace As Premier League Stars Score All Six Goals (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

A decent smattering of Premier League stars were on show at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland last night, with the league providing all six of the goals scored in Belgium's 4-2 win over the US of A.

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke bagging a brace, with Everton duo Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini also getting in on the action while Tottenham's Clint Dempsey and Stoke's Geoff Cameron scored for Jurgen Klinsmann's men.

Despite Overcoming Liver Cancer And Returning To Action, Eric Abidal Is Released By Barcelona

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By Alan Duffy

French defender Eric Abidal made a tearful goodbye to his club Barcelona at a press conference on Thursday after the Catalan club decided not to extend his contract past the end of this season (there's still one game to go in La Liga).

The 33-year-old had battled back from a liver tumour which resulted in the player undergoing a liver transplant and had returned to competitive action in April.

Cardiff City Fans To Vote For Colour Of New Shorts After Shunning ‘All Red But Slightly Different Red’ Design

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By Chris Wright

Can you imagine? A football club had the temerity, the bare-faced gall to unveil the new home strip for their return to the top flight without consulting even one single fan?

That's exactly the position many Cardiff City supporters have found themselves in today, with many revolting and expressing their ire online about the club's proposed new home shorts, which aren't quite the exact same shade of red as the shirt.

Premier League Poem 2012/13: Entire Season Captured In Rhyme (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Just as he did last year, Youtuber Spencer Owen has encapsulated the entire 2012/13 Premier League season in poem form and, just like last year, it's pretty damn good...

(Via Spencer's Youtube channel)

10 Perfectly Likeable Former Players Who Ruined It All With Their Punditry

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By Chris Wright

Thanks to the "jobs for the boys" policy that seems to be in operation at every single sport broadcasting department in the country, an inordinate number of former professional footballers are now employed to chat about football before, during and after games with a shocking number of them appearing to have absolutely no understanding of the game that once provided their principle stream of income.

Mark Hughes Unveiled Outside Stoke City’s Impenetrable Iron Citadel (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Sparky's holding the shirt aloft outside Stoke's impenetrable Doom II-style Iron Citadel/training ground = sh*t just got official...

Look at his cheeky little face!

(Photos: PA)

‘He Has Been Sent To Me By God’ – Adrian Mutu Wants To Adopt The Chinese Sewer Pipe Baby

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By Chris Wright

"I gotta get me one of these things!"

We don't wish to cast aspersions on a man's private pursuits but there's fresh evidence that Adrian Mutu may have been "dabbling" again.

You've no doubt heard about the newborn Chinese baby that somehow survived after being accidentally flushed down the toilet earlier in the week?

This? Oh, It’s Just Fernando Alonso Scoring A Slinky Panenka Penalty Past Gigi Lentini (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Awesome on toast: Formula One's resident football buff Fernando Alonso dinking a cheeky Panenka penalty past a guy who has once the most expensive footballer in the world...

Thanks to Pies fan @MadebRonny on Twitter for the nudge.

Keeper Bites Opponent In Romanian Game Peppered With 11 Yellow Cards And 6 Reds! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Fair to say that Wednesday night's Romanian Liga 1 fixture between Petrolul and Gaz Metan was a little on the feisty side, especially as the former ended the game with nine men on the field and the latter with just seven after a total of six red cards were administered over the course of the evening.

Mark Hughes Appointed Stoke City Manager, ‘Hughes Out’ Campaign Begins Immediately

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By Chris Wright

The underwhelming news was officially confirmed just before close of play last night that Stoke City have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager, replacing Tony Pulis who left the club last week after seven reasonably successful years at The Britannia.

L’Equipe Quiz Asks What Claudio Ranieri’s Nickname Was At Chelsea – Answer Option ‘C’ Seems A Bit Harsh…

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By Chris Wright

L'Equipe ran a little multiple-choice quiz on their website yesterday, with question 3 asking what Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri's nickname was during his tenure at Chelsea...

We think it's "A", but we're sure we can remember "C" being chanted vociferously at The Bridge too.

Lukas Podolski Scores After Just Nine Seconds As Germany’s Second String Whup Ecuador (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The German domestic season hasn't technically finished yet (it culminates with the DFB-Pokal cup final on Saturday) but still the national team have embarked on a 10-game tour of America, though Jogi Loew has taken what can only be described as "Germany B" with him to Yankland.

International Friendly: England 1-1 Ireland – Long And Lampard On Target As Three Lions Fail To Fire At Wembley (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England 1-1 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 30th May 2013

For the fourth time in a row, England and Ireland played out a 1-1 draw, this time at Wembley on Thursday evening.

The visitors opened the scoring on 13 minutes, courtesy of a superb Shane Long header from a equally fine Seamus Coleman cross.

Robin Van Persie Freestyles The Bloody Bejesus Out Of Three Little Kids At Charity Tournament (Video)

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By Chris Wright

'Twas the annual International RVP Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday and the man himself was in attendance. Indeed, Van the Man put on a bit of a skills showcase when he, freestyler Soufiane Touzani and Feyenoord whippersnapper Tonny Vilhena teamed up to freestyle the living bejesus out of three little kids in a horribly one-sided exhibition game.

Racing Club Fans Demand Players Deliberately Lose In Order To Relegate Rivals Independiente

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By Chris Wright

Fans of Argentinian side Racing Club have circulated flyers instructing their players to deliberately lose to Quilmes on Friday evening in a ploy to help relegate despised rivals Independiente from the Primera Division as pay-back for an incident in 1983 when Independiente supposedly deliberately threw a game also against Quilmes that saw Racing jettisoned from the Argentine top tier.

Top 10 Free Transfers Available Now Across Europe’s ‘Big Five’ Leagues

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By Chris Wright

Don't ask us how but Pies have managed to get our grubby paws on a comprehensive list of every single free transfer going spare from clubs in Europe's "Big Five" leagues (okay, it's readily available over on Transfermarkt) and we, being the conscientious souls we are, have whittled down and plucked the ten finest prospects out of the bunch for your perusal.

Shit Lookalikes: Andre Villas Boas & Joaquim De Almeida

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By Chris Wright

AVB is the ever-so-slightly ginger Tottenham boss.

De Almeida is an actor who has cropped up in 'Clear and Present Danger', 'Desperado' and 'Behind Enemy Lines' among other things.

Cracking spot from Pies fanAndrew Ritson.

Gareth Bale’s Poo-Stirring Agent Says He’s Happily Listen To Offers From Real Madrid

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By Chris Wright

Gareth Bale's agent, Jonathan Barrett, pulled a bit of a gutsy move last night when he appeared on (notoriously pro-Real Madrid) MARCA TV's "Futboleros" chat show and told the hosts that he'd happily consider any offer Madrid honcho Florentino Perez made for his client this summer.

France U21′s Alexandre Coeff Scores Extraordinary Buckaroo Volley vs USA To Open Toulon Tournament (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The 2013 Toulon Tournament (a kind of international, invitation-only, unofficially-recognised U21 cup) began in earnest yesterday, with the French younglings soundly beating the United States in the opening match by four goals to one the first of which was this crazy Buckaroo-style volley from Lens midfielderAlexandre Coeff.

Snapshot: Has Rio Ferdinand Got #5 Implanted In His Abdomen?

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By Chris Wright

This photo of Rio Ferdinand (taken on former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris' stag do in Marbella) is circulating today and appears to show that the Manchester United defender, along with his lovely matching baseball cap and undercrackers, may well have a #5 (i.

Nike Unleash New Hypervenom Boot – Weird, Wonderful And Quilted For Your Comfort (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Launched as a "new breed of football boot for a new breed of player", this isNike's weird and wonderful new 'Hypervenom' boot: a curious-looking son-of-a-gun, we think you'll agree...

Despite looking like they're made of 3-ply toilet paper, the bumph assures us that they're actually made from a revolutionary new material called "Nikeskin", which "gets as close as possible to the feeling of playing barefoot.

Good Ol’ Fashioned Rant: Falcao, Monaco And The Perils Of Third-Party Ownership

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By Chris Wright

Look at that face. That is the face of a man who knows he's made a huge ruddy mistake somewhere down the line.

After scoring 80-odd goals in two seasons at Atletico Madrid, it's fair to say that Radamel Falcao could pretty much have his pick of who to join next Barca, Real, Milan, Bayern, Forest yet still he finds himself on the verge of signing a five-year deal at AS Monaco.

The 2013 Teutonic Champions League Final Gets The Lego Treatment (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

More splendid stuff from Lego geniusFabian Moritz, via the Guardian. Although while Bayern defender Dante's hair is impressive, he should really be black, not yellow epic ethnicity fail!

(Video:Guardian)

Roberto Martinez Resigns As Wigan Manager, Everton Wait In The Wings

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By Chris Wright

"Ta ra yer shitters!"

It was pretty much inevitable given the circumstances but the lure of getting his hands on Everton's gargantuan transfer budget has proved too much for Roberto Martinez, with the Spaniard officially handing in his resignation at Wigan this morning.

Former Watford Owner Laurence Bassini Sends Nasty Texts To Local Paper, Gloats Over Hornets’ Play-Off Defeat

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By Alan Duffy

Well, at least one person liked to Watford enjoyed the Hornet's painful play-off defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday. After seeing Gianfranco Zola's side fail to make it to the Premier League,Laurence Bassini, who owned the club up until last summer, decided to send some extremely bitter, gloating text messages to Watford Observer deputy sports editorFrank Smith.

Shit Lookalikes: Dave Whelan & The Dungeon Master (From ‘Dungeons And Dragons’)

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By Chris Wright

One thousand apologies to whoever sent this one in via Twitter but we've clean misplaced your name. If it was you (or you're just some plummy chancer who'd like to receive the credit) please get in contact and we'll slip a name-check in here.

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Sebastien Bassong Uploads Gun-Toting Photo Of Himself To Instagram, Realises He’s Been A Silly Billy, Deletes It Immediately

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By Chris Wright

He's not the first footballer to do so (*cough* Nile Ranger *cough cough*) and probably won't be the last, but Norwich centre-half Sebastien Bassong has been attracting ire this morning after ill-advisedly uploading photos of himself larking around with a gun to his official Instagram account, along with the caption: "Garden shooting session".

The Lansdowne Road Riot: The Last Time England Played Republic Of Ireland, 1995 (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

England's post-season friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley tomorrow evening is a fixture that resonates deep in the pits of many people's stomachs due to the disgusting scenes that descended upon Lansdowne Road in Dublin the last time the two sides met for a much-anticipated "friendly" back on 15th February, 1995.

Snapshot: Man City Fans Shell Out £7,000 To Thank Roberto Mancini With Advert In Gazetta Dello Sport

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By Chris Wright

A large swathe of Man City fans were so touched by Robert Mancini taking out a full-page advert in the Manchester Evening News last to thank them for their loyal support over the course of his three-and-a-half years at the club that via an online fundraising campaign started by 21-year-old City fan Adam Keyworth- they reciprocated the gesture by clubbing together to raise £7,000 to slap an advert of their own in Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport.

Championship Play-Off Final: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford – The Eagles Finally Land Back In Top Tier (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford Championship Play-Off Final 27th May 2013

Crystal Palace found their way back into top-flight football after a deserved win over Watford in the £120million play-off at Wembley.

The Eagles were much the better team against a Watford side that rather failed to turn up, with Manuel Almunia arguably their one standout performer on the day.

Nike Start Slapping Motivational Fan Tweets On Everything At England HQ, Including The Pitch At St. George’s Park

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By Chris Wright

To coincide with the launch of their new England kits (here's the home, here's the away), Nike have been getting a bit bolshy around the place and started whacking great big motivational Tweets from fans on everything to help gee up the players as they usher in a new era including a mahoosive message slapped right across the training pitch at St.

Frank Lampard Scores Impressive 50-Yard Lob At England Training (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Frank Lampard arches a thoroughly impressive lob over Ben Foster from 50 yards out during England's pre-Eire training session at St. George's Park yesterday...

Booyah! One in the eye for all those who say Frankie never performs in an England shirt.

Championship Play-Off Final Snapshot: Super Kev Scores £120m Penalty As Crystal Palace Are Promoted To Premier League!

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By Chris Wright

An extra-time penalty (worth approximately £120 million!) from Super Kevin Phillips the sly old dog ensured Crystal Palace nudged Watford aside in the Championship play-off final and secure promotion to the Premier League for next season..

Will Smith Takes Worst Penalty In The History Of Everything Ever At UEFA Event (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The Fresh Prince was in town over the weekend with his son/daughter Jaden to leech onto the Champions League Final festivities in London in order to promote some god-awful new film they're both in, which saw the unsettlingly perma-postive Scientology gimp jemmied into taking a penalty against Edwin van der Sar at theUEFA Festival at Stratford.

Italian Police Seize Shocking Amount Of Weapons Before Coppa Italia Final Between Roma And Lazio (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Barring the odd obligatory pre-match scuffle, it would appear that yesterday's Coppa Italia final between Roma and Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico passed without major bloodshed, largely due to the city wide scouring conducted by the police before the game, which saw a baffling array of crudely-constructed weapons confiscated from the Ultras of both clubs.

Club America Keeper Scores 94th Minute Diving Header On Way To 11th Mexican League Title (Video)

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By Chris Wright

What with them trailing 1-0 from the first leg and then going both a man and a further goal down inside 20 minutes of the second leg, it looked like Club America were down and out in theirMexican league final bout against Cruz Azul on Sunday evening.

As time wicked away it began looking increasingly unlikely that Club America were going to pull anything out of their arses untilAquivaldo Mosquera mustered a consolation goal in the 89th minute to make the aggregate score 2-1 and give his side a flicker of hope.

Football GIF: Oscar Cardozo Loses It With Coach Jorge Jesus After Benfica Lose Third Title In Fortnight

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By Chris Wright

Over the course of the last 15 days, Benfica saw Porto overtake them to win the Liga Portuguesa with just two fixtures left after topping the table for almost the entire season before that and, added to their domestic misery, they also had Chelsea pip them to the Europa League title courtesy of Branislav Ivanovic's last-minute winner just four days beforehand.

Dortmund Squad Surprised By Slightly Inappropriate Flashmob At Stanstead Airport (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Something tells us the last thing the Dortmund squad would've wanted as they moped through Stanstead Airport after losing the Champions League Final would've been a big silly flashmob descending on them to deliver a Butlins-style version of Primal Scream's "Movin' On Up" as they checked in but for some reason Puma laid one on anyway.

Champions League Winner Mario Mandzukic Loses Winner’s Medal, Franck Ribery Saves The Day (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Only for the hawk-like observations of Franck Ribery, Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic may well have left Wembley without his treasured Champions League winner's medal.

Bouncing around in joy at defeating Dortmund to lift the Big Cup, the Croation's medal fell off its ribbon, with the striker unaware of the accident.

Snapshot: Champions League Final Pitchside Advert Trolls German Fans At Wembley

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By Alan Duffy

Yes, this is rather infantile but it raised a guffaw here at Pies.

During last night's all-German Champions League final, an electronic pitchside advertisement was inadvertently 'compromised' by a linesman, creating a very politically incorrect "Go Fuhrer" moment.

Nike Roll Out New England 2013/14 Away Kit (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

We've already seen Nike's first stab at an England home kit which divided opinion like nobody's business and hot on the heels comes their maiden foray into England's away kit.

As with the home equivalent, it's plain red and smart (with a polo-style button-up collar) in a minimal kind of way, while bordering ever so slightly on looking like something from a training/leisure line.

Champions League Final: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund – XI Conclusions

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By Chris Wright

Here's our semi-drunken conclusions from last night's Champions League Final...

1.Dortmund went with "wing and a prayer" approach to defending. Indeed, their back four was so slap-dash that Klopp's men were lucky not to be out of the game by the hour mark.

Neymar Signs Five-Year Deal With Barcelona, Confirms It On Instagram (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

One of the most drawn out, tedious transfer yarns of the last couple of seasons has finally been put to bed today after Neymar confirmed that his is to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona on Monday via his official Instagram account...

The text reads (we're paraphrasing a bit here):

"On Monday, I sign a contract with Barcelona.

Shit Lookalikes: Everton’s New Crest & Bilbo Baggins’ House

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By Chris Wright

For some strange reason, Everton are ushering in the post-Moyes era by changing their crest; making Prince Rupert's Tower look less like some ancient old wizard's tower and more likea wattle-and-daub version of the Hobbit real estate in The Shires.

Snapshot: Bayern Munich Are The Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaampions!

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By Chris Wright

We'll have more reaction and conclusion when we're sobered up tomorrow, but for now let us gather to congratulate Bayern Munich, for they are The Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaampions!

"LAAAAAAAAAAHM!!!!!"

Robin Van Persie Sends Signed Photo To Ruddy-Faced Arsenal Troll Piers Morgan

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By Chris Wright

Having spent the entire season berating Robin van Persie on Twitter for fairly sensibly as it turned out leaving Arsenal to join Manchester United in pursuit of silverware last summer, wobble-chinned, spittle-flecked, so-pleased-with-himself-it-actual-manifests-as-physical-pain-in-others celebrity Gooner, Piers Morgan (otherwise and henceforth referred to as "Arsenal's shame") got his comeuppance yesterday evening when he received a little gift from the United press office courtesy of a certain Dutch striker.

Coke Zero Produce Another Ace ’50 Years Of Bundesliga’ Mash-Up In Tribute To All-German Champions League Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Over the past few weeks Coke Zero have put out three brilliant little virals to mark the Bundesliga's 50th year of operating, which see five decades ofGerman top flight football compressed into the space of one "spielzug", i.e, a single attacking move.

Given that the 2013 Champions League Final will be an all-German affair tonight, it would've been remiss of them not to doff their cap to twin Bundesliga behemoths Bayern and Dortmund for their fourth episode.

Champions League Final: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund – Live(ish) Photo Blog

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By Chris Wright

Yay! 'Tis the Champions League Final at Wembley tonight and we're more excited about this one than we have been for several years, largely because we've come down with an acute case of Bundesliga fever (Bundesfever?).

Anyway, to helptitillateand tease, we're going to be running a live(ish) photo blog all day which will feature only the finest and glossiest images emanating from Bayern and Dortmund's respective days out at Wembley.

Man City 4-3 Chelsea – Premier League Giants Serve Up Seven-Goals In St.Louis (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 4-3 Chelsea Friendly 24th May 2013

The echo of the last referee's whistle of the season has only just faded but already Man City and Chelsea are off on a money-spinningtour of the US of A.

At the Busch Stadium in St, Missouri, the two Premier League giants provided the locals with a seven-goal thriller, with the Cizitens coming from three goals down to win 4-3 in extra-time, courtesy of a goal from Micah Richards.

The story of German football in Europe: from Eintracht Frankfurt to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund

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THE Germans are coming (again), by Ed Barrett.

German football didn't turn professional until the mid-sixties, but by that time the (West Germany) national team had already won the World Cup, and one of their clubs had reached the final of the European Champions Cup.

That club was Eintracht Frankfurt, whose appearance is etched in the memory of a generation of British football fans.

Paloma Faith Concert Rudely Interrupted By Reading Chairman Sir John Madejski

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By Chris Wright

"Gigglediggleburpburp!"

Headlines like this don't come along very often so savour it while you can: Paloma Faith had a concert interrupted earlier in the week by Sir John Madejski when thewindswept Reading owner waddled out onto the stage apparently wanting a cuddle from the little Cockney songbird.

Your Indespensible Expert Guide To The Champions League Final Line-Ups… (Video)

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By Chris Wright

"In a bizarre and dangerous move, UEFA decided to hold a UEFA Champions League Final without any English clubs competing. How on earth will we know who we want to win without an English club in the final?"

Fear not, for the 2013 Champions League Final need not be a confusing bowl of mystery soup.

Football Songs: ‘Kloppo You Rockstar’ By Matze Knop Is Your Essential Champions League Final Soundtrack

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By Chris Wright

Whereas Bayern Munich have gone down the high-brow symphonic route for their Champions League Final anthem, a German comedian by the name of Matze Knop has provided BVB with a rather more raucous audioaccompaniment with a belting song called "Kloppo You Rockstar" in tribute to Dortmund's loveable coach.

Bayrussia Munimund: Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund – Champions League Final Composite Best XI

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By Chris Wright

We know these composite XI things are largely pointless, but, hey, so's football. With the Champions League Final in mind, we've cobbled together the best of Bayern and the best of Dortmund together into what we think is the best composite team available between the two squads.

Friday Flashback: 20 Assorted Vintage Football Stickers – Champions League Final Special

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By Chris Wright

With the big'n just around the corner, we thought we'd use this Friday's Panini Flashback to offer a proverbial doff of the cap to 20 players who have left indelible marks on the Champions League Final over the years.

Obviously we couldn't make room for every Champions League Final hero, so a few obvious ones have missed out namely Steven Gerrard, though his "same haircut since 1985″ stickers are unilaterally boring anyway.

Wembley Sell-Out Leaves Touts Charging German Fans £14,000 For Champions League Final Tickets

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By Chris Wright

Despite the official line being that all tickets (including the hospitality packages) are sold out, desperate/a bit silly supporters of both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly paying thousands of pounds on the black market in order to snag themselves a seat at the all-German Champions League Final at Wembley tomorrow evening.

Man City Duo Joe ‘Hartdog’ Hart And James ‘Milnfish’ Milner Play Spot Of Yankball With Eli Manning (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The Premier League season has barely been over a week and Manchester City (though we suppose you could argue that City's season was over sometime around February) are already in New York, busy "building the brand", "raising brand awareness" and other suchdisgustingcorporate nonsense.

Women’s Champions League: Wolfsburg 1-0 Lyon – The Teutonic Takeover Of London Begins… (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Wolfsburg 1-0 Lyon Women's Champions League 23rd May 2013

Ahead of the weekend's uber-showdown between Bayern and Dortmund, the current Women's Bundesliga title-holders Wolfsburg beat Lyon 1-0 to lift the Women's Champions League trophy at Stamford Bridge.

El Hadji Diouf Beaten Up By Youths In Restaurant Toilet For Calling Them ‘Poor’

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By Chris Wright

Apparently even Diouf's fearsome new bodyguardcouldn'tsave him from an arse-whuppin'

It's been a slow last couple of days on the footballing front but it's worth all the clock-watching when a story like this comes along.

El-Hadji Diouf has been beaten up by a gang of kids after the Leeds forward was reportedly bundled into the toilets of the "Five" restaurant in Dakar and subsequently pulped for calling them all "poor".

Man Utd Legends Robson, Sharpe, Irwin And…Silvestre Reunite To Take On Real Madrid Old Boys At Old Trafford (Video)

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By Chris Wright

If you'll excuse the slightly tenuous use of the word "legend" for a moment, a squad full of Manchester United old boys are currently whipping themselves into shape to take on a selection of equally venerable ex-Real Madrid players in aid of charity at Old Trafford on 2nd June.

Around The Grounds: Saltergate (aka The Recreation Ground), Former Home Of Chesterfield FC

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By Chris Wright

Alas, Chesterfield no longer play at Saltergate having moved to the altogether more salubrious environs of the 10,500-capacity Proact (formerly b2net) Stadium across town back in 2010, but their spiritual home will forever be Saltergate the club's slopy-pitched, rickety, rusty home for their first 139 years of existence.

David Luiz Takes Yossi Benayoun And Fernando Torres For Little Drive Around Chelsea’s Training Ground (Video)

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By Chris Wright

From an insurance standpoint, he's probably the last Chelsea player we'd trust behind the wheel of a buggy while zipping merrily around and among their expensively-assembled squad at Cobham, but the Brazilian jester somehow got his hands on one yesterday.

He even offered Yossi and Fernando a ride out to the pitch, though the nervous smiles on both their faces suggested the pair instantly regretted accepting a lift from a known loon.

Your Call: Where Will Christian Benteke End Up Next Season?

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By Chris Wright

Things are up in the air with Benteke at the moment

It seemed like he was all but vowing to stay on a further year at Villa Park to prove himself to be more than a one-season wonder not so very long ago, but today Christian Benteke has apparently told Dutch newspaperNieuwsblad that "if Villaforce me to stay, I won't necessarily accept that.

Soccer AM’s Tubes Scores Stonking Yeboah-esque Volley In Charity Game (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Pies number themselves among the slim cross-section of society who have never seen Soccer AM so we have little-to-no idea who this "Tubes" character is, though from what we can garner he's some kind of binge-drinking crew member/lackey that raps a bit and asks one question and one question only to the various guests on the show every week.

Dopey Ref Gets Confused By American Football Goalposts During German Amateur Game

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By Alan Duffy

Things are rather quiet at the moment in the footballing ether but here's is a morsel of Teutonic silliness from Hamburg's amateur Oberliga division during a game between Altona 93 and Vier-und Marschlande.

Playing the game on an American football pitch may be a good dual use of the local facilities, but when a shot from one of the Altona 93 players went out of play only to rebound off the American football goal-frame and back into play, things got a tad confused.

Black-And-White Snapshot: Man Utd’s Brian Greenhoff And Brother Jimmy Lift FA Cup Together, 1977

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By Chris Wright

Sad news is reaching us that former Manchester United, Leeds and Rochdale centre-half Brian Greenhoff died suddenly today at the age of 60.

Greenhoff made 271 appearances for United between 1970 and 1979, though his most famous was surely in the 2-1 FA Cup Final win over Liverpool in 1977 that saw United nix Liverpool's hopes of completing the treble that year.

Here’s Man City Revealing Their New Nike 2013/14 Home Kit…In America (Video)

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By Chris Wright

'Tis very much the season for kit launches and Manchester City are the latest to parade their wares for next season, traveling Stateside (where they now have major business concerns) to unveil their smart new Nike home strip for 2013/14 ahead of a post-season friendly against Chelsea inSt Louis, Missouri, on Thursday.

Football GIF: More Chelsea Sprogs Being Adorable – Petr Cech’s Wee Nipper Shuts Down L’il Leo Torres

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By Chris Wright

In today's installment of "Chelsea sprogs being diabetes-inducingly cute" which is rapidly becoming a series in its own right on Pies here's L'il Leo Torres (the fruit of Papa Fernando's loins) seeing his commanding surge into the area shut down by wee Damian Cech, who gets down and makes the kind of save his old man has built a career on.

‘My Next Coach Begins With An ‘M” – Napoli Owner Aurelio De Laurentiis Teases Big Mick’s Arrival At Stadio San Paolo?

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By Chris Wright

M is for mental case

It's fair to say that madcap film producer/Napoli owner/Alan Sugar's stunt doubleAurelio De Laurentiis is fond of the "the show". Whether he be fleeing from supposedly rigged cup draws on the back of a stranger's moped or unveiling his new signings from underneath rubber lion masks, the man clearly likes to make ahullabaloo about the smallest things.

Puma Go Big With Triple Boot Launch – Svelte New Colours For The EvoSpeeds, Kings And PowerCats (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

We appreciate all this new kit is coming a bit thick and fast at the moment so, rather than spread this out over three posts, we've decided to lump Puma's three new boot designs into one, manageable lump of a gallery to hopefully keep any tedium at bay.

Anyway, our buds over at Puma have launched three new versions of their elite boot lines the EvoSpeed, the Powercat and the Kings with smart new colourways just in time for the end of the season.

How John Barnes Lost £15,000 By Throwing Away Eric Cantona’s 1996 FA Cup Final Shirt

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By Chris Wright

Obviously photography was still in its infancy back in 1996

John Barnes could be a handy £15,000 better off today had he not thrown away Eric Cantona's shirt after the 1996 FA Cup Final in what he described as a fit of "immense frustration."

Cantona and Barnes swapped shirts shortly after the Frenchman won the trophy for Manchester United with an 85th-minute goal, but the Liverpool midfielder threw the shirt on the floor as soon as he reached the Wembley dressing rooms.

Clever Media Firm Mock Up Ad With Jose Mourinho In Chelsea Shirt, Score Load Of PR

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By Alan Duffy

Twitter was awash with photos of Jose Mourinho in Chelsea shirt today, after a digital billboard in west London showed the soon-to-be-departed Real Madrid boss in a familiar blue top, along with the hashtag #The2ndComing.

However, fans' excitement at the apparent imminent arrival of the Special One was soon dampened when it was revealed that the advert was nothing more than cheeky little PR stunt by digital media sales folkDaylite LED.

Black-And-White Snapshot: Charlton Athletic Reward Sam Bartram On 500th Appearance With Lovely Football Cake, 1954

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By Chris Wright

Never mind the cake, look at those bloody shorts!

"Portsmouth's Jimmy Dickinson helps Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Sam Bartram to cut the special cake awarded to him on the occasion of his 500th appearance for the club, 6th March 1954″

(Photo:S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport/PA)

Man City Join Forces With New York Yankees To Create ‘New York City Football Club’ – Brand New MLS Franchise

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By Chris Wright

"Oi mate, want to start a football club?"

Manchester City are joining forces with the New York Yankees to create a new MLS side, New York City Football Club, which they are hoping to have competing in the MLS by 2015 as the league's 20th franchise.

Classic Moments: Duncan Ferguson Headbutts Jock McStay, Spends Three Months In Prison, 1994 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

There was a good reason they called him "Duncan Disorderly" you know!

Having signed for Rangers in the July of 1993, Ferguson's Ibrox career started fairly dismally as the target man, being routinely played on the left wing, contributed little in the way of form or goals.

Tony Pulis To Leave Stoke City After Seven Relatively Successful Years At The Britannia

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By Chris Wright

We're guessing it has nothing to do with the pig's head incident or the fact that the Real Madrid job is being freed up imminently, but Stoke City have just announced that Tony Pulis is to leave the club at season's end after seven years in charge at The Britannia.

Emmanuel Eboue Pins Favourite Galatasaray TV Reporter To The Floor And Interviews Him In ‘Spoon’ Position (Video)

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By Chris Wright

We're a little late to the hoedown with this one so please forgive our mortal souls for the grievous tardiness, but when Emmanuel "Big Spoon" Eboue was approached for a quick Q&A after Galatasaray sewed up the Turkish title at the weekend, the GSTV(Gala's in-house television station)reporter got a little more than he bargained for.

Queretaro FC Relegated From Mexican First Division, Owner Simply Buys Another Top Tier Team And Moves Them To Queretaro

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By Chris Wright

What do you do if you're the head of a gigantic marine engineering company and a seafoodconglomerateand the Mexican first division football club you own happen to find themselves relegated into the obscurity of the second tier? Exactly, you pool your resources, buy a shiny new club 1,000 kilometres down the road and submit your application to move the damn thing across the country to replace your old, broken toy.

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Produce Bayern Munich’s Official Champions League Final Song, All Sounds Vaguely Familiar… (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Bayern Munich have press-ganged the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductorLorin Maazelinto producing the club's official song for their upcoming appearance in the Champions League Final at Wembley on March 25th, and presumably didn't give them an awful lot of time to come up with a finished product.

‘Sorry For The Poo Poo’ – Brighton Issue Apology To Crystal Palace Over Excrement Found Smeared In Dressing Room

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By Chris Wright

Brighton's AMEX Stadium: Breathe in that fresh sea air

Brighton & Hove Albion have issued a formal apology to Championship play-off semi-final opponents Crystal Palace after it came to light that excrement was smeared (apologies for all those taking elevenses at this point) on the floor of the Palace dressing room before the away team arrived.

New Barcelona 2013/14 Home & Away Kits Revealed – Slight Improvement On Last Year’s Hideousness (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

These be the new Barcelona kits for next season...

The home kit's passable (though the big yellow collar is a bit jarring), but we're not so sure about that away strip.

It's all kinds of naff looking thanks to the big, bold blocks of primary colour in the hues of the CatalanSenyera flag- though we suppose anything is an improvement on last year's gaudy, retina-scorching "Tequila Sunrise" kit.

Barcelona Club Anthem ‘El Cant Del Barca’ Played Using Nothing But Beer Bottles (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In a quest to "unite histhree greatest passions: beer, music and Barca," this plucky chap has set about recording Barcelona's club anthem, "ElCant del Barca", using nothing but a range of half-emptied Estrella bottles.

The result, via a dash of computer jiggery pokery (though we are assured that all sounds are 100% genuine), is really rather impressive.

Muangthong United’s Mario Gjurovski Celebrates Goal In His Pants, Sent Off With Shorts Around Ankles (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, over in the Thai Premier League, Muangthong United's Macedonian midfielderMario Gjurovski celebrates scoring a rather nifty free-kick against TOT Sport Club (who have a mighty fine badge, we might add!) by whipping his shorts down and off, putting them over his head and gunning down the crowd with a fake machine gun.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Last Ever Piece Of Gum Recovered From The Hawthorns, Now Available To Buy On Ebay

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By Chris Wright

Now available to buy on Ebay: what may or may not be the lastpieceof chewing gum ever chewed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a professional football manager...

Apparently the gum was somehow recovered from The Hawthorns by a fan on Sunday afternoon, though the piece of nigh-on priceless (it is quite literally worth nothing at all!

Nike Unveil New 2013 England Home Kit In Full – It’s Definitely Growing On Us (Photos & Video)

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By Chris Wright

We've already seen the teaser photo earlier this afternoon, but Nike have now sent out a full wodge of photos of their new England strip for 2013, and here the bugger is in all its glory...

Here's a few choice lines from Nike's accompanying blurb.

Shit Lookalikes: Fabio Coentrao & Stacey Solomon

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By Chris Wright

A shiny new Spotter's Badge is on its way to Pies fan Andrew Brearton for this one!

Got a Shit Lookalike for Pies? Email it to us atwaatpies@gmail.comor Tweet is over@waatpiesif you'd prefer.

Official: The New Nike England 2013 Home Kit – As Revealed By Jack Wilshere On Twitter (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Like this kid, my England dream began here, so he was first in #theshirt – England's new kit from @nikefootball twitter.com/JackWilshere/s...

— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) May 20, 2013

As revealed on Twitter by L'il Jack Wilshere himself, this here be the brand new Nike England shirt for 2013 following the end of the Three Lions' 50-plus-year association with Umbro.

Comprehensive List Of All Bundesliga Records Broken By Bayern Munich This Season

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By Chris Wright

It's fair to say that Bayern Munich have waltzed their way to a 23rd Bundesliga title this season, finishing up a good 25 points clear of second-placed Dortmund and losing but one solitary game on the way.

The rollicking Rotens have sent domestic record after domestic record tumbling in 2012/13 (many of which were set by Dortmund last year) and the list really is rather impressive though don't just take our word for it, have a gander yourselves.

One Fan Spends £2,800 On Match Programmes For Sir Alex’s Farewell Game

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By Chris Wright

What with it being Sir Alex Ferguson's 1,500th and final game in charge of Manchester United, theatmospherewas always going to be a bit wappy at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon and, as onecursory glance at the scoreline will duly attest, things got a bit hectic.

Ross Turnbull’s Infant Son Scores Solo Stunner At Stamford Bridge (Video)

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By Chris Wright

While they'll no doubt be question marks over the defence's offside trap, Ross Turnbull's wee sprong scored a slaloming, solo stunner at Stamford Bridge as his old man celebrated Chelsea's sort-of successful season on the grass at Stamford Bridge; charging half the length of the pitch and steering the ball across the line from close range.

Alex Song Fails And Fails Hard At Barcelona La Liga Trophy Presentation (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Here's a wonderful little snippet from Barcelona's league title celebrations last night, wherein Carlos Puyol picks up the silverware from its podium and brings it back to the rest of the Barca lads for them to lift it.

For some reason Alex Song thought it was going to be he that the captain selected to lift the trophy alongside him, with the Cameroon midfielder's heart filling with joy for a split second before realising that Puyol had actually selected nearby Eric Abidal a man who, lest we forget, had a liver transplant and still ended the season back in the first-team squad and Tito Vilanova a man who, lest we forget, managed to fight off cancer this term to split the hoisting duties with.

West Brom 5-5 Man Utd – Fergie Bows Out After 10-Goal Madness At The Hawthorns (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Bromwich Albion 5-5 Manchester United Premier League 19th May 2013

One imagines Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't expecting to see his side ship five goals in his final game in charge. However, on a crazy afternoon at the Hawthorns, a second-half hat-trick from Romelu Lukaku helped the Baggies to a creditable draw against the title-holders on a day which also saw Paul Scholes hang up his boots (again).

Liverpool 1-0 QPR – Coutinho Shines As Carragher Says Goodbye To Kop (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 1-0 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 19th May 2013

Brazilian imp Philippe Coutinho was once again the star of the show for Liverpool, with the schemer netting a superb long-ranger goal to secure a 1-0 win for the Reds.

Jamie Carragher was making his final appearance for Liverpool and almost topped it with a wonder striker, only for the effort to come back off the post.

Chelsea 2-1 Everton – Blues Cement Top Three Finish As Rafa Reign Ends In Victory (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 2-1 Everton Premier League 19th May 2013

Rafa Benitez's eventful reign as Chelsea's 'interim' boss finished at Stamford Bridge with a win which saw the Blues secure automatic qualification for next season's Champions League.

Juan Mata opened the scoring early on, only for Steven Naismaith the level the scores soon after.

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal – Koscielny On Target As Gunners Claim Fourth Spot (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal Premier League 19th May 2013

Arsenal once again secured a top four berth and a shot at the Champions League as their superb recent run of form culminated in a vital 1-0 win at St. James' Park.

Laurent Koscielny, arguably the Gunners' best player over the past few months, netted the vital goal which sees rivals Spurs face another campaign in the Europa League next season.

Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland – Bale Screamer Not Enough As Lilywhites Miss Out On Top Four (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sunderland Premier League 19th May 2013

Gareth Bale produced yet another magnificent long-range strike to secure a late win for Spurs against Sunderland at White Hart Lane, but even that slice of genius wasn't enough to secure a Champions League berth next season.

David Beckham Bursts Into Tears After Being Substituted For The Final Time (Video & Photos)

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By Chris Wright

It all got a bit emotional at the Parc des Princes yesterday evening when, come the 82nd minute, David Beckham's number came up and the 38-year-old veteran shuffled off the pitch one last time and away into retirement.

Paris Saint-Germain's game against Brest was temporarily halted for several minutes as a tearful Beckham thanked his teammates (most of whom had died their hair red, white and blue in tribute to their British cohort) on the way off, hugging it out with every single person on the PSG payroll before finally taking his place on the bench.

Snapshot: Roberto Mancini Pays For Full-Page Spread In Manchester Evening News To Thank Man City Fans…

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By Chris Wright

Nice touch from Bobby Mancini in this morning's Manchester Evening News, in which the former Man City boss took out a full-page advert in the sport section of the paper to thank the City fans for their three-and-a-smidge years of support...

Apparently, according to Telegraph scribe Henry Winter, many City fans are now contemplating pitching in to take out a similar advert in theGazzetta Dello Sport to reciprocate the love and wish their newly-departed manager all the best in the future.

Adidas Launch New Nitrocharge Boots – Perfect For Players With #TheEngine (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Hark 'ere at the all new Nitrocharge boots, which join the f50s, Predators and adiPures as Adidas' fourth boot line in their current range specifically designed players with "an engine": think Dani Alves, Daniele De Rossi and Javi Martinez (who are all signed up to wear the Nitrocharge as and when it rolls out).

Stoke Striker Kenwyne Jones Finds Pig’s Head In Locker, Smashes In Glenn Whelan’s Car Windshield

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By Alan Duffy

Now that's not a headline I ever expected to write.

It seems that the 'banter' in the Potters' dressing-room has gone a tad too far with the news that someone left a pig's head in Kenwyne Jones' locker.

Amercian star Brek Shea posted a photo of the butchered piggy bonce on his Instagram account (above), with the words "Locker room banter gone wild!

11-Year-Old Liverpool Fan Gatecrashes Chelsea Europa League Celebrations, Bemuses Michel Platini (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

What a cheeky young scamp 11-year-oldLouis Kearns is. The Liverpool fan had watched the Europa League final with his old man before decided to get closer to two of his heroes, Fernando Torres and Rafa Benitez. And in doing so, he ended up slap bang in the middle of the Blues' celebrations, even finding himself face to face before a bemused Michel Platini at the medal-giving ceremony.

Snapshot: Everton Midfielder Marouane Fellaini Dyes Hair Silver For Charity

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By Alan Duffy

One of the most coveted players in the Premier League, Marouane Fellaini, followed through on a promise he made earlier in the season.

The Belgian powerhouse had vowed to dye his magnificent afro silver if Everton fans raised £25,000 for the club's official charity, Everton In The Community.

David Beckham: This Is Your Hair (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

At last, the crown-prince of English sport, David Beckham has finally decided to call it a day on what has been an incredible career, spanning such mighty clubs as Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy, PSG and, of course, Preston North End.

However, as well as possessing a mighty fine right foot, Mr.

Dutch Hardman Mark Van Bommel Chips Ball Into Trailer From 30 Yards, Before Attempting To Break Its Leg (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Actually, the second bit isn't true. It's a downright lie. Indeed, veteran midfielder Van Bommel, a player more renowned for kicking chunks out of the opposition, shows us the lighter, brighter and more skillful side of his game in this little clipette.

During a training session with PSV, the recently retired 36-year-old dinked a ball into a trailer from all of 30 yards.

12 Enchanting Photos Of Rainbows Forming Over Football Stadiums

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By Chris Wright

Up above the streets and houses, rainbow climbing high. Everyone can see it climbing, through the sky. Paint the whole world with a rainbow! (Click through for the full-sized images)

(Photos: PA)

Europa League: Benfica 1-2 Chelsea – Blues Make History After Hard-Fought Win In Amsterdam (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Benfica 1-2 Chelsea Europa League 15th May 2013

In lifting the Europa League trophy in Amseterdam last night, Chelsea became the first side ever to hold both that title and the Champions League title at the same time.

Branislav Ivanovic was the goal-hero for the Blues, heading home at the death from a Juan Mata corner to secure a win which came despite Benfica having the majority of the best chances.

Snapshot: Chelsea’s John Terry Does His Customary Full Kit Performance In Amsterdam

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By Alan Duffy

We'd almost be disappointed if John Terry didn't get all dressed up in true full kit w****r stylee these days, and on Wednesday night injured Chelsea captain didn't disappoint.

JT was resplendent in his Chelsea kit as he held aloft the Europa League trophy.

Reading 0-2 Man City – Citizens Too Good For Royals As Post-Mancini Era Begins (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Reading 0-2 Manchester City Premier League 14th May 2013

Brian Kidd may not rock a scarf as elegantly as Roberto Mancini, but the Man City stand-in boss did oversee a comfortable 2-0 win at the Madejski on Tuesday night.

Sergio Aguero bagged the opener on 40 minutes with Edin Dzeko making it 2-0 just before the end.

Arsenal 4-1 Wigan – Latics Down And Out As Gunners Stay On Course For Europe (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 4-1 Wigan Athletic Premier League 14th May 2013

As the great Irish poet Ronan Keating once sang, "life is a rollercoaster". And those words aptly describe Wigan Athletic's drama-packed season, which will end with relegation to the second tier of English football.

Shit Football Kits: Marseille Unveil New ‘Denim’ Third Kit, Complete With Jeans-Style Pocket

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By Chris Wright

As we've already seen with AC Milan's hideous new third shirt for 2013/14, Adidas are currently dilly-dallying with the concept of introducing totally redundant pockets to a few of their new shirts, but their design for Olympique Marseille's new third shirt is beyond the pale.

Entire FA Cup Final Day At Wembley Presented In Time Lapse Format (Video)

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By Chris Wright

We love these 'ere time-lapse things, and this one's no exception. Using a single camera mounted high behind one of the goals, the FA have produced a Benny Hill-style video memento of FA Cup Final day in its entirety, with every moment from the first fan through the turnstiles right up to Ben Watson's 90th-minute winner and beyond squeezed into the space of a single minute.

Crystal Palace Boss Ian Holloway Celebrates Play-Off Semi Victory With Epic ‘Spaghetti Legs’ Dance In Dressing Room (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

Wilfried Zaha stuck a couple of late ones past Brighton at the AMEX last night to spirit Crystal Palace into the Championship play-off final against Watford at Wembley a couple of Mondays from now though it was in the dressing rooms afterwards that things got really exciting.

RKC Waalwijk’s Jeff Stan Chops Down Referee From Behind With Two-Footed Thunder Tackle (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which RKC Waalwijk midfielder Jeff Stan goes in for a penny, in for a pound and completely wipes out the referee with a perfectly executed double-footed thunder lunge during RKC's Eredivisie game against NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon...

Textbook stuff.

AC Milan’s New 2013/14 Third Shirt Features A Pocket – What, How And Why?

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By Chris Wright

We've just noticed that AC Milan's pretty dreadful new gold third kit for next season has one redeeming a feature: a charming little pocket on the right breast...

How charming! What are the players going to be keeping in there, we wonder? Philippe Mexes will obviously have an emergency hair scrunchie, Balotelli will have somewhere handy to keep his fags and Sulley Muntari will probably be wanting to keep whatever he's using to repeatedly blackmail his way into Europe's biggest clubs close to his chest.

Manic Scenes In Paris As Skirmishes Break Out While PSG Fans Celebrate Ligue 1 Title (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

PSG fans gathered en masse to help their boys celebrate the club's first Ligue 1 title since 1994 in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero which, according to L'Euipe, ended in over 30 injuries, 21 arrests and many, many Euros' worth of damage being caused as the celebrations descended into riots as the evening wore on.

Roberto Mancini Sacked By Man City – Did He Ever Properly Get To Grips With City’s Luxury Liner?

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By Chris Wright

We appreciate that you've probably already heard by now unless you spent last night sleeping in a skip, but after a season of runner-uppery, Man City sacked Roberto Mancini after three-and-a-half years in charge at The Etihad.

In fact, Mancini was canned exactly a one year to the very day after winning the Premier League in the final second of last season.

Shit Lookalikes: Dave Whelan & Ripto (From ‘Spyro The Dragon’)

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By Chris Wright

Whelan is the Wigan chairman who, we think we're correct in saying. once suffered some kind of leg injury in an FA Cup Final.

Ripto is Spyro the Dragon's magic sceptre-wielding arch enemy.

Cracking spot from Pies fan Rob Simm!

Mark Van Bommel Sent Off For Nasty Ankle-Shredder In Retirement Game, Signs Off In Fitting Fashion (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Wily Dutch destroyer Mark van Bommel, 36, played in his final game before retirement for PSV against FC Twente at the weekend and signed off in the only manner befitting his long, distinguished and blood-spattered career: by shredding some poor bugger's ankles with a late lunge and duly being shown a red card (second yellow) 20 minutes from the end for his troubles.

QPR Players Vote ‘The Fans’ As Their Player Of The Year – Sadly, We’re Not Even Joking

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By Chris Wright

As a big "hey, f**k you!" to everyone who paid money to watch their wretched shower of shite this season, the QPR players have today collectively voted "the fans" as their Players' Player of the Year...

#QPR's Players' Player of the Year is the fans #ForeverRs

— QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) May 12, 2013

It's enough to make you wretch.

Stoke Players Cover Michael Owen’s Car In Eggs And Flour As Little ‘Going Away’ Present (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

What with his retiring at the end of the season, the Stoke lads organised a little 'going away' present for Michael Owen before yesterday's game against Tottenham coating his Merc in a rich, thick batter of eggs and flour...

According to the man himself, Dean Whitehead, Glenn Whelan and Robert Huth are the main suspects.

‘You Always Ruin Everything!’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rages At Leonardo In Dressing Room As PSG Celebrate Title Win (Video)

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By Chris Wright

A slender 1-0 win over Lyon on Sunday saw nouvelle riche PSG win their first French league title since back in the primordial mists of 1994, though the post-match celebrations threatened to turn ugly when sporting director Leonardo tapped Zlatan on the shoulder and reportedly asked him to cut short his revelry to take a drugs test (though that is mere speculation at this point) as the PSG huddle sang and cheered in the dressing room.

Fabio Coentrao Takes Place On Real Madrid Bench Despite Not Being Picked, Hilarious Confusion Ensues… (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With the La Liga title sewn up in Barca's favour and the Copa Del Rey final just around the corner, Real Madrid rested most of their big names for this weekend's game against Espanyol including Fabio Coentrao, though it appears no-one actually told him!

Coentrao turned up and took a place on the bench as the teams emerged before kick-off before Iker Casillas had a word in his ear and broke the news to him.

Gary Neville Lands Rare Interview With His Old Mucker Paul Scholes (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Paul Scholes is not one to give out interviews willy-nilly, indeed we're struggling to recall if we've ever actually heard him speak before but good old Comrade Nev managed to bag a chat with the Ginger Ninja shortly after announcing his second retirement.

It's a good'n.

Football GIF: Nemanja Vidic Puts His Boyish Good Looks On The Line vs Swansea

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By Chris Wright

Like all good captains should, Nemanja Vidic was willing to put his adorable elfin good looks on the line against Swansea yesterday when the Serbian centre-half went all JT and attempted to stop Chico Flores' shot with his face and nothing else.

Sunderland 1-1 Southampton – Saints Safe After Draw At The Stadium Of Light (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Sunderland 1-1 Southampton Premier League 12th May 2013

A hard-fought draw at the Stadium of Light on Sunday saw Southampton all but rubber-stamp their place in next season's Premier League while Sunderland should survive should Wigan fail to win at Arsenal on Tuesday evening.

Man Utd 2-1 Swansea – Fergie Time Comes To An End At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 2-1 Swansea City Premier League 12th May 2013

In true Fergie style, Man Utd left it late to secure a celebratory victory at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Rio Ferdinand walloping home a rare goal on 87 minutes to give the retiring Red Devils' boss a final home victory.

Fulham 1-3 Liverpool – Super Sturridge Stuffs Whites At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 1-3 Liverpool Premier League 12th May 2013

Daniel Sturridge became the fastest Liverpool player to 10 goals in Premier League history after netting a fine hat-trick at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Dimitar Berbatov may have opened the scoring, but the Reds dominated for large periods of the game with Sturridge and the superb Philippe Coutinho running rings around the Whites' backline.

QPR 1-2 Newcastle – Magpies Safe For Another Season After Hard-Fought Loftus Road Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Newcastle United Premier League 12th May 2013

Newcastle finally secured their place in next season's Premier League after a hard-fought win at a tense Loftus Road.

Both 'Smiling' Jose Bosingwa and 'Tweeting' Stephane MBia were booed from the off by the Hoops faithful and were eventually subbed off at half-time, the poor dears.

Stoke 1-2 Tottenham – Lilywhites Leave It Late Against 10-Man Potters (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 11th May 2013

Spurs kept up the pressure on Arsenal in the race for the Champions League, courtesy of a late winner from ex-Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor at the Britannia.

Steven N'Zonzi had given the Potters an early lead but a Clint Dempsey equaliser (after some dreadful defending) followed by a Charlie Adam sending off early in the second half set up an exciting finale.

Norwich 4-0 West Brom – Baggies Battered As Canaries Soar To Safety (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Norwich City 4-0 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 11th May 2013

Norwich secured their Premier League status for another season after a thumping 4-0 mauling of West Brom at Carrow Road.

Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring in the first-half against a feeble West Brom side, with second-half goals from Grant Holt, after a right clanger from Ben Foster, Gareth McAuley (OG) and Jonny Howson (with a superb curling effort) earning the home side a deserved victory against a Baggies side who looked utterly jaded and bereft of a spark.

Everton 2-0 West Ham – Mirallas Brace Gives Moyes The Perfect Send Off At Goodison (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 2-0 West Ham United Premier League 11th May 2013

Kevin Mirallas gave departing boss David Moyes a rather nice going away present at Goodison on Saturday, bagging a brace to give the Toffees a comfortable 2-0 win against a lacklustre West Ham side.

Championship Play-Offs: Troy Deeney Scores 97th-Min Winner To Send Watford To Wembley 10 Seconds After Double Penalty Save At The Other End! (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Watford will meet either Brighton or Crystal Palace in the Championship play-off final at Wembley after squeezing past Leictester City at the very death in the second leg of their semi-final at Vicarage Road earlier today.

With the aggregate score level at 2-2 and Leicester going through on away goals, the Foxes were given the chance to put the result beyond doubt when they won themselves a penalty in the 97th minute (only four minutes of stoppage time had been scheduled).

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon Hands SPL Winner’s Medal To Young Girl In The Crowd (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In what was possibly a telling indictment of just how piss-easy it was to win it this year, Celtic manager Neil Lennon sidled over to the crowd and gladly handed his SPL winner's medal to a young girl as The Bhoys paraded the trophy around Celtic Park following their final home game of the season against St Johnstone (they won 4-0) yesterday.

Manuel Neuer Celebrates Bayern Munich’s Title Win By Pouring Massive Beer Stein Over Poor Unsuspecting Girl (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Manuel Neuer makes it rain quite literally on some pour girl, tipping a bloody huge beersteinall over her while Bayern Munich celebrated their run-away Bundesliga title victory after a 3-0 win over Augsburg at the Allianz Arena yesterday...

The poor lass!

FA Cup: Man City 0-1 Wigan – Final Joy For Latics As Citizens Flop At Wembley (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 0-1 Wigan Athletic FA Cup Final 11th May 2013

As Chris already said, Wigan's 1-0 Cup final victory was no fluke, with the Latics thoroughly deserving of the win against a strangely lacklustre City side.

Anyway, enough of my yackin' have a gander at the highlights and photos.

Snapshot: Wigan Athletic Are The 2012/13 FA Cup Winners!!!

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By Chris Wright

Rejoice, for Wigan Athletic are the 2012/13 FA Cup winners!!!

No shock or "upturn for the books" about; The Latics were the best team on the day and deservedly pipped Man City 1-0 thanks to a 88th-minute header from substitute Ben Watson who finished a grim, injury-hit season as the bloke who scored the winning goal in an FA Cup Final.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea – Lampard Makes History As Blues Head For Europe (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea Premier League 11th May 2013

Frank Lampard was the star of the show at Villa Park on Saturday, with the midfielder netting a brace in Chelsea's 2-1 comeback win. Those goals make the England man, who is set to be released by the Blues this summer, the club's record-goalscorer while they also all but rubber-stamped the west Londoners' participation in next season's Champions League.

Football GIF: Super Frank Lampard Scores Chelsea Goal No. 203 vs Aston Villa

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By Chris Wright

We probably don't need to tell you the significance of Super Frank's second goal against Villa today his 203rd for Chelsea since bagging his first in the 87th minute of a 5-1 win over Bolton in December of 2001...

And with that, Bobby Tambling's record was surpassed by a midfielder.

Sir Alex Ferguson…On Stage…Singing ‘I Would Walk 500 Miles’…With A Live Band…In A Silly Hat (Video)

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By Chris Wright

No wonder Sir Alex retired so suddenly. He obviously wanted to be offski and well away before this little video leaked out...

(There's a better quality video available over on Soccer AM's Sky Sports page)

Juventus Launch Svelte New 2013/14 Home Kit, Take It All The Way Back To The 1980s (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Juventus havelaunchedtheir new kit for next season and, yes, it's predominantly white with a healthy coverage of contrasting vertical black striations.

The subtle shift from this seasons design is in the detail, with the stripes trimmed down and thinned off in a nod back to the super smart kits Juve sported during the 1980s.

Ali Al-Habsi Debuts Strange ‘Webbed’ Goalie Gloves, Designed Especially For FA Cup Final Penalty Shoot-Out (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

We're not quite sure if we're having our puddings pulled here, but the chaps over at Sondico assure us that Wigan 'keeper Ali Al-Habsi is to debut a new pair of 'Penalty Saver' goalie gloves today should the FA Cup Final go to a shoot-out this afternoon.

The gloveshave a "mitten style webbing" of the third, fourth, and fifth fingers to create a larger surface area which is the kind of thing that comes in handy when repelling penalties.

Deportivo Quito’s Alex Colon Thrashes One In Off The Bar From The Half-Way Line (Video)

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By Chris Wright

On Wednesdayeveningover in Ecuador's Primera A division, second-placeDeportivo Quito found themselves 4-0 up againstDeportivo Cuenca in the first 25 minutes, though they had to wait till the hour mark for midfielder Alex Colon to complete the scoring when he unleashed hell from the half-way line.

Mario Balotelli Takes Brand New £200k Ferrari For Whirl Round Itty Bitty Go-Kart Track (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Yep. Some dozy pillock at the Pala K go-karting complex on the outskirts of Milan decided it'd be a good idea to let Mario Balotelli rag his brand-new, £200,000, gleaming white Ferrari 450 (apparently bought to ease the pain of splitting up with girlfriend Fanny Neguesha)around their tiny, twisty track.

FATV Produce Cracking Compendium Of The FA Cup Final’s Greatest Ever Goals (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The bods over at FATV have put their heads together, picked their favourites and slung together this quick-fire compendium a cracking cavalcade of the finest goals ever to be scored during the FA Cup Final...

Our favourite is obviously always going to be Pyscho's ripsnorter of a free-kick against Spurs with quarter-of-an-hour of the 1990/91 final gone (shortly before it all went tits up), but which Wembley goal gets your vote Pies fans?

Friday Flashback: 20 Assorted Vintage Football Stickers – FA Cup Heroes Special

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By Chris Wright

You'd be forgiven for not knowing seeing as though they seem to be doing their utmost to bury it, but it's actually the FA Cup Final tomorrow evening.

To that end, this week's Friday Flashback is dedicated to a gaggle of those who have done their bit when it comes to the Football Association Challenge Cup over the years and none of the blighters have ever looked better.

Classic Moments: Roy Essandoh Answers Wycombe Wanderers’ Ceefax Advert For Striker, 2001 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

The year was 2001 and League Two side Wycombe Wanderers, into the FA Cup quarter-finals having beaten Wimbledon on penalties in the previous round, were up against Leicester City of the Premier League in the last 8 though they were heading into the game in the unenviable position of being without any fit-for-purpose forwards.

The Black-And-White Years: The Chaos, Crowds And Confusion Of The 1923 ‘White Horse’ FA Cup Final At Wembley (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley or the Empire Stadium as it was then known when Bolton Wanderers met West Ham on 28th April, 1923.

The madness began three-and-a-half hours before a ball was kicked, as thousands upon thousands of fans swarmed into the stadium and out onto the pitch.

Entrepreneurial West Brom Fans Selling Tickets For Fergie’s Last Match, Charging Up To £5,000!

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By Chris Wright

What with their side playing Manchester United at The Hawthorns on the final day of the season, a smattering of "entrepreneurial" West Brom fans are taking the opportunity to cash in on Sir Alex Ferguson's final farewell game(his 1,500th in charge) by flogging their tickets to United supporters for several times the face value.

Michael Owen Demonstrates His Spine-Tingling Commentary Prowess (Video)

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By Chris Wright

This isn't the first time we've featured this video on Pies, but we reckon that it just might be the showreel that landed Michael Owen the gig as lead co-commentator for BT Sports next season?

Watch and listen as Little Micky takes us on a helicopter tour of Dubai, complete with breathtakingly enthralling commentary.

Horror Hair: PSG’s Mamadou Sakho Has Club Crest Shaved Into His Head

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By Chris Wright

When it comes to positivically horrifical hair, PSG centre-back Mamadou Sakho is a bit of a stalwart of the genre, having ensconced his bonce with some truly ornate creations over the years...

However, Sakho's latest cut is a step up as, ever the company boy suck-up, he's only gone and had PSG's new logo carved into the side of his head.

Everton Confirm David Moyes Exit As Man Utd Make Facebook Cock-Up

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By Chris Wright

It's official people. Everton have confirmed that David Moyes is to leave the club at the end of the season to take over at Manchester United.

Everton have issued a statement on their official site announcing that Moyes had been an "outstanding manager" who had made a "massive contribution" to the club.

16 ADO Den Haag Fans Hospitalised During Game After Eating ‘Adult’ Cakes Served In Corporate Box

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By Chris Wright

"Oh man...that sign's like...so big and GREEN man..."

ADO Den Haag spanked Feyenoord 2-0 in the Eredivisie last weekend but that wasn't nearly as heavy as things were getting in the terraces.

According to reports emanating out of Dutchland, 16 ADO fans had to be taken to hospital during the game after falling ill and passing out in the stands.

‘Michael Owen As Lead Co-Commentator’ – BT Sport Football Coverage Sounds Like A Bloody Nightmare!

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By Chris Wright

BT Sport are throwing their launch party as we speak and, Christ Almighty, the tidbits being leaked by journos on Twitter vis-a-vis their football coverage is already making it sound like some sort of hellish nightmare. If you had to pick your worst possible panel, you probably couldn't do much worse than BT themselves.

Olympique Lyon’s New 2013/14 Third Kit Is ‘Glow In The Dark’ (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Here we have Lyon's new third strip for next season and, as well as beingimmenselysnappy, the shirt also features glow in the dark strips because...well, because why the hell not?

By day...

By night...

The luminescent design is apparently an homage to the city of Lyon itself, known to many as "The Capital of Lights" thanks to its famous annual Light Festival (or "LaFête des Lumières" if you'd prefer).

Special Agent David Luiz Infiltrates Andre Villas-Boas And Lewis Holtby’s Top Secret Tactics Discussion (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Despite being about as incongruous as it's possible to be, Chelsea double-agent super spy David Luiz somehow managed to infiltrate the top secret tactical meeting between Spurs operatives AVB and Lewis Holtby on the touchline at Stamford Bridge last night, before being spotted making his getaway and getting his tresses tugged for his troubles.

Ajax Players Surprise Fans By Delivering New Away Kit To Their Door By Hand (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In much the same way the Chelsea club shop sent out poor l'il Juan Mata to do their dirty work not so long ago, Ajax press-ganged the threesome ofSiem de Jong, Daley Blind and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson into hitting the road and hand-delivering the club's brand new (and rather smart) away kit to 32 lucky fans in and around Amsterdam who had pre-ordered the shirt through the club's online store.

Aston Villa Captain Stiliyan Petrov Announces Retirement As He Continues Fight Against Leukaemia

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By Chris Wright

Sad but inevitable news is just reaching us in that Aston Villa's club captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from the game as he continues to fight againstleukaemia.

Petrov, who hasn't played for Villa since originally being diagnosed with the disease back in March 2012, signed off with a truly tear-jerking statement on the club's official website here's a few excerpts:

"I've never been a person for making grand statements.

Three-Day Long Charity Football Match Ends In 1,065-Goal Thriller

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By Chris Wright

After several hours of national anthems, the players finally get round to lining up for the team photos

Many congratulations toStockport Albion and Manchester Rovers, i.e, the 36guys you see afore ye, who have finally muddled their way through a 72-hour-long football match over the Bank Holiday weekend in order to raise a whole shedload of cash for charity.

Wayne Rooney Asks To Leave Man Utd For Second Time, Club Claim He’s Not For Sale

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By Chris Wright

First Fergie decides to call it quits, now some bugger within the Manchester United camp has apparently leaked that Wayne Rooney filed a transfer request a fortnight or so ago. Looks like this summer may be an interesting one at Old Trafford.

Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham – Race For Europe Still Wide Open After Entertaining Draw At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 8th May 2013

Gylfi Sigurdsson may not quite have had the impact at Spurs this season he would have wanted, but his second-half equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night could prove crucial in the Lilywhites' race for Europe.

Football GIF: Ramires Squanders Chance With Epic Faceplant vs Tottenham

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By Chris Wright

With the ball played square and only Hugo Lloris to beat, Ramires done a bit of whoopsie tonight...

PWARP! The FAIL tastes grass-flavoured.

(Via football blogging's GIFmeister General, Feint Zebra)

‘It’s A Load Of Rubbish!’ – Paddy Crerand Furiously Denies Fergie Retirement Rumours On Talk Radio Hours Before ‘You-Know-What’ (Audio)

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By Chris Wright

At 74-years-old he's earned the right, but former Manchester United midfielder Paddy Crerand is prone to getting a bit tetchy especially when it comes to people chatting bull-honky about his beloved team.

In need of a go-to guy for a good old-fashioned rant about the rumours that circulated last night vis-a-vis Sir Alex Ferguson's imminent retirement, Irishradio station Newtalk phoned Paddy up at sparrow fart on Wednesday morning to canvass his opinions on the matter.

Pies Classics: The Very Best Of Sir Alex Ferguson

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By Chris Wright

"Come give us a hug you big soft Nelly!"

If you'll excuse the flagrant self-aggrandising, without wanting to dissolve into Fergie overload (too late), here's the best of the mileage we've had out of Sir over the past few years, all conglomerated into one, easily-digestiblelink page.

Giant Subbuteo Referee Statue Planned In Cambridge To Mark Birthplace Of Football Rules

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By Chris Wright

(Artist's impression, via Cambridge News)

Tocommemoratethe 400th anniversary of the city's ownership of the very field on which the game we'd recognise as football a fine swathe of grass known as "Parker's Piece" Cambridge City Council are pressing ahead with plans to install a giant Subbuteo referee statue to mark the spot that is universally regarded as the original birthplace of football rules, which were later adopted by the Football Association.

Roma ‘Hardman’ Daniele De Rossi Performs Shamefully Pathetic Dive vs Chievo (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As well as being a darn fine player when he wants to be, Roma enforcer Daniel De Rossi is a complete and utter sh*thouse.

That said, he's usually the kind of complete and utter sh*thouse that you want on your side: bloodying ankles, digging ribs, swinging rogue elbows, indulging in the odd spot of gamesmanship, riling the opposition and generally "putting himself about" to good effect.

Gareth Bale Applies To Copyright Silly ‘Loveheart’ Goal Celebration, Wants To Use It On Shoes, Bags And Umbrellas

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By Chris Wright

Though thousands of Japanese schoolgirls beat him to it, Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is attempting to copyright his silly 'loveheart' goal celebration after filing a trademark application with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

According to the application, Bale plans to use the "Heart 11″ logo on metallic and leather products namely shoes, hats, bags, umbrellas and jewellery.

The Obligatory Top 5 Possible Replacements For Sir Alex

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By Chris Wright

"Sorry lad, you're not going through to boot camp"

We're not entirely sure how it's going to work, but we assume Sir Alex's successor at Manchester United is going to be chosen via some kind of Pop Idol talent show with the man himself heading up the judging panel while the hopefuls list their dead family members then warble through "I Know Him So Well" in the hopes of catching the big man's eye.

So Long Sir Alex, And Thanks For All The Hats! (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

What a legacy the man leaves behind...

So good it deserves to go in twice...

Say what you want about the man, but boy-howdy could he pull off a hat with panache!

‘It Is The Right Time’ – Sir Alex Ferguson To Retire As Man Utd Manager At End Of Season

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By Chris Wright

Ain't nuthin' like goin' out on top. A week or so after having sewn up the club's 20th league title, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he is to step down as manager of Manchester United at the end of the 2012/13 season at the age of 71, after 26 years (and 38 trophies) in charge at Old Trafford.

Wigan 2-3 Swansea – Latics Lurch Towards Drop After DW Defeat (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Wigan Athletic 2-3 Swansea City Premier League 7th May 2013

Wigan slid ever closer to the Championship after losing 3-2 at home to Swansea on Monday night.

Roberto Martinez and co. needed a victory to get themselves out of the drop-zone and on the stroke of half-time, Roger Espinoza netted to give the Latics a vital lead.

Man City 1-0 West Brom – Dzeko Strike Secure Champions League Berth For Citizens (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 7th May 2013

Last season's Premier League champs Man City were already pretty much assured of a place in next season's Champions League anyway, but against West Brom on Monday night, Roberto Mancini's men rubber-stamped their Big Cup berth.

Around The Grounds: Griffin Park, Home Of Brentford FC

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By Chris Wright

With Brentford squeaking through to the League One play-off final with a penalty shoot-out victory over Swindon yesterday, we thought we'd mark the occasion by giving the ground that played host to The Bees' dramatic semi-final victory the "photo essay" treatment.

Lokeren Keeper Boubacar Barry Knocks Himself Out Cold On His Own Goalpost (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, over in the Belgian Pro League, Lokeren goalkeeper Boubacar Barry goes flying across his goal to make a save against Club Bruggeand duly knocks himself out sparko doolally after copping a goalpost in the face in the line of duty this was after just four minutes of the game had elapsed.

QPR’s Stephen Mbia Tweets Joey Barton, Asks If They Can Swap Clubs, Claims Account Was Hacked

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By Chris Wright

Last night, a Tweet was sent to Joey Barton (who has just been suspended for two games for calling Thiago Silva a "fat ladyboy") from the official Twitter account of QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia, asking if the two could swap places.

Barton responded, giving it the old "no way, Jose".

Lars Jacobsen Chops Down Reporter With Full-On Sliding Tackle After Copenhagen’s Title Win (Video)

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By Chris Wright

FC Copenhagen wrapped up their tenth Danish Superliga title at the weekend with a goalless draw against Brondby, which right-back Lars Jacobsen (briefly of Everton) celebrated by catching sight of TV reporter and ex-Copenhagen strikerPeter Moller interviewingNicolai Jorgensen on the touchline, breaking from the huddle and flooring his former teammate with a hurtling sliding tackle.

Deportivo Quito Striker Turns And Volleys Home While Sitting On His Backside vs LDU Quito (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which veteran Deportivo Quito strikerWalter "Mamita" Calderon turns his man and volleys home to put his side 2-0 up over rivals LDU Quito in the Ecuadorian Primera A league a feat made all the more impressive once you factor in that he was actually sitting on his arse for roughly half of themaneuvre.

Jose Mourinho Spotted In Ikea Buying €200′s Worth Of Boxes And Tape – Whatever Could It Mean?

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By Chris Wright

The following photo has been circulating over the past few hours, appearing to show Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and this is the point where you may want to find something leathery to bite down on or ingest some particularly strong anti-depressant medication IN IKEA, POSSIBLY BUYING BOXES, TAPE AND/OR OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PACKING MATERIALS.

Football GIF: Charlie Adam Goes Up And Over The Advertising Hoardings

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By Chris Wright

Charlie Adam was in the wars yesterday evening. Having just about come through a leg-breaker of a lunge from Sunderland's Craig Gardner, the Stoke midfielder also got into a bit of a dust-up with an advertising hoarding at The Britannia...

"And I.

Sunderland 1-1 Stoke – 10-Man Black Cats Make Their Point Against Potters (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Sunderland 1-1 Stoke City Premier League 6th May 2013

Paulo Di Canio's Black Cats fought backfrom both a goal and a man down to secure a well-earned point against Stoke on Monday night.

Sunderland were hoping for a win to take them five points of the drop-zone, however, an early Jonathan Walters goal put the Potters a goal up after just nine minutes.

Brazilian Police Cancel Order For 17,000 Raincoats After Realising World Cup Is Held During Dry Season

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By Chris Wright

"Is it me or is it dry in here?"

With their double-wide fat seats and prostitutes being given state-funded English lessons, it's fair to say that Brazil are doing a bang-up job getting their affairs in order for the 2014 World Cup that's, of course, if you choose to ignore the fact that none of the budget-blasting stadiums are actually ready yet.

Thiago Silva Shown Straight Red For Gently Touching Referee’s Nipple vs Valenciennes (Video)

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By Chris Wright

PSG centre-half Thiago Silva was shown a straight red card we'll say that again, a straight red card for this soft as pudding/heinous and gross infringement of the referee's personal space against Valenciennes yesterday...

"HOW DARE THOU TOUCH THE SACRED NIPPLES OF REFEREE MAN?

Antonio Conte Gets The Ice Bath Treatment After Juventus Wrap Up Serie A Title (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Juventus wrapped up their second successive Scuddetto and their 29th Serie A title (thought Juve fans still celebrated their "31st" after the game) in total with a 1-0 victory over Palermo on Sunday afternoon, with the only blot on the afternoon being Paul Pogba's red card for gobbing at Palermo defenderSalvatore Aronica.

Football GIF: David Luiz Has Good Ol’ Laugh About Getting Rafael Sent Off

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By Chris Wright

It was a nauseatingly mediocre affair settled by a suitably shonky winning goal but, as this was Man Utd-Chelsea, there was still room for some dickish behaviour with David Luiz getting his fellow countryman Rafael sent off late on for a "swipe" in the corner.

Fluminense Kindly Request Fans Stop Dressing Up As The Taliban

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By Chris Wright

Reigning Brazilian champions Fluminense have issued an official request to their fans to knock an internet campaign on the head which has seen fans posing for photos dressed as "Taliban warriors" in order to "show their warrior spirit".

Flu fans were so disconsolate after losing in the Copa Libertadores toEcuadorian outfit Emelec to a late penalty a couple of days ago that they started the campaign to bolster team spirit and also asked the players to get involved too.

Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea – Blues Close In On Champions League Spot After Old Trafford Victory (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 0-1 Chelsea Premier League 5th May 2013

Juan Mata may not have picked up any player of the year gongs this season, but the Spanish schemer has undoubtedly been one of the top tier's top performers this season. And at Old Trafford on Sunday, the playmaker was key to his side's vital victory.

Liverpool 0-0 Everton – Toffees Set To Finish Above Reds After Anfield Stalemate (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-0 Everton Premier League 5th May 2013

Five points now separate Everton (in fifth place) from rivals Liverpool and with just two games remaining for each side, the blue half of Merseyside look set to finish above their neighbours.

West Ham 0-0 Newcastle – Magpies Still In Danger After Goalless Draw At The Boleyn (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Ham United 0-0 Newcastle United Premier League 4th May 2013

Alan Pardew's Anglo-French Magpies remain in serious danger of the drop after playing out a goalless draw against West Ham on Saturday.

Fabricio Coloccini was back in defence for the Magpies and the Argentinian did help his side to a clean sheet.

Snapshot: Dortmund Fans Wave Mario Götze On His Way With Huge ‘F**k Off!’ Banner

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By Chris Wright

Dortmund played Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening and, as well as being a sneaky little preview of the Champions League final, the game marked the first meeting between the two sides since the announcement that Dortmund fledgling Mario Götze is to join Bayern at the end of the season.

Good Guy Robin Van Persie Passes On No.9 Shirt For Next Season To Save Fans Money

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By Chris Wright

This morning in "Good guy Robin van Persie" news, the Dutch striker has passed on the option of taking up the No.9 shirt at Manchester United next season as he doesn't want fans that shelled out to get his No.20 replica jersey this season to feel jipped.

RVP told United Review:

"I think I'll keep it.

Swansea 0-0 Man City – Stalemate At The Liberty In End Of Season Stroll (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Swansea City 0-0 Manchester City Premier League 4th May 2013

The Liberty Stadium played host to a rather limp end of season clash on Saturday with Man City failing to find a way past Michel Vorm in the Swans' goal.

Edin Dzeko had a marvellous chance late on to snatch the win but missed with the goal gaping from no more than four yards.

QPR 0-1 Arsenal – Gunners Make Hard Work Of Vital Win At Loftus Road(Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Arsenal Premier League 4th May 2013

After seeing their top four rivals Tottenham struggle to win 1-0 against Southampton, Arsenal produced a similarly nervy win against QPR at Loftus Road.

The Gunners got off to the perfect start, when Theo Walcott netted after just 20 seconds (the earliest goal in the top tier this season).

West Brom 2-3 Wigan – Macca The Match-Winner As Latics Boost Survival Hopes (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Wigan Athletic Premier League 4th May 2013

He of the tricky dribbling and knee-high assaults, Callum MacManaman, proved the match-winner for Wigan on Saturday, with the wideman's late winner at the Hawthorns keeping the Latics' hopes of survival very much alive,

The Latics had twice found themselves to the Baggies, with Aruna Koné cancelling out Shane Long's first-half strike and then James McArthur leveling the scores again for Roberto Martinez's men after Gareth McAuley had put the Baggies ahead again on 50 minutes.

Fulham 2-4 Reading – Relegated Royals Perk Up At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 2-4 Reading Premier League 4th May 2013

Nigel Adkins finally got his first taste of victory with Reading after 11 games, courtesy of a rather strange 4-2 win at Craven Cottage.

Five of the goals in the game came in an action-packed 21 minutes in the second half after Hal Robson-Kanu had put the Royals 1-0 up on 12 minutes from the penalty spot.

Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa – Angel Gabriel Fire Villans Towards Safety (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Norwich City 1-2 Aston Villa Premier League 4th May 2013

Gabi Agbonlahor has kickstarted his own season in recent weeks and in doing so, the fleet-footed attacker has also helped his side move closer to securing their top tier status for another season.

Tottenham 1-0 Southampton – Another Bale Stunner Keeps Lilywhites On Course For Europe (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Southampton Premier League 4th May 2013

Coming just days after winning the Football Writers' Player Of The Year awar, Welsh wizard Gareth Bale conjured up yet another superb long-range strike to secure a vital three points against Southampton.

Tigers Promoted: Let’s All Welcome Hull City Back To The Premier League!

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By Chris Wright

Well played Hull, welcome back...

(Photos: PA)

Ever Wondered What Mike Ashley Would Look Like As A Hooters Girl? (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Bit like this, we imagine...

You're welcome.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Admits He Doesn’t Really Follow Football, Has No Idea Luis Suarez Bit Someone

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By Chris Wright

"He did whaaaat?!?"

Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto is a pretty awesome chap who cares little and always seems to give a good interview, and his recent chat with Guardian journo David Hynter is no exception, in which while sitting in a barber's chair and having his dreads threaded by a man named "Steve the Visionist" Benny admitted that he doesn't really follow football and was surprised to hear that Luis Suarez had bitten someone recently.

Competition: WIN! A Pair Of Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Pink Camo Boots

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By Chris Wright

Everybody's crazy for those kinky boots

Was there a part of you that secretly yearned for a pair of these pink camouflage Puma evoSPEEDs i.e, the boots that Radamel Falcao and Sergio Aguero are going to be stepping out in today when we first brought them to your attention earlier in the week?

Snapshot: Bishop Of Wolverhampton Puts ‘Cut Out And Keep’ Prayer In Paper To Deliver Wolves From Relegation…

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By Chris Wright

With Wolves second bottom of the Championship and needing a win away at Brighton to stay up, and that's even beforethey start totting up tricky little things like results elsewhere and goal difference, it's fair to say that things are getting a bit desperate at Molineux.

Friday Flashback: 20 Magnificent Assorted Vintage Football Stickers – Vol #33

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By Chris Wright

Friday Flashback XXXIII: Die Harder...

Zaire's official World Cup sticker from 1974 there. Almost certainly not racist in any way, shape or form.

Many thanks to Old School Panini (@OldSchoolPanini) for letting us rummage around their attic again!

The Black-And-White Years: 12 Great Vintage Photos From The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (Europa League’s Granddad)

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By Chris Wright

Before the Europa League was the UEFA Cup, and before that came the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup so called as the competition was originally designed to promote trades fairs across the continent and, as such, was solely contested by teams from European cities which hosted trade fairs.

Thursday Night’s Serbian Super Liga Action Lit Up By Two Tremendous Howlers (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Last night's various Serbian Super Liga action was studded with a couple of calamities that simply must be seen to be believed, with Partizan Belgrade right-backAleksandar Miljkovic getting the ball rolling or, moreaccurately"sailing harmlessly over the bar" with a pitiful open-goal botch against Radnicki Nis.

Endless Parade Of Chelsea Stewards Block Basel’s Marcelo Diaz From Taking Corner (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Up there with David Luiz's gorgeous weak-foot top corner pearler for Pies' moment of the night from Chelsea vs Basel: a seemingly endless parade of jobsworth Chelsea stewards prevent Basel sub Marcelo Diaz from taking a corner for what seems like an eternity.

Portland Timbers Give Eight-Year-Old Cancer Patient His Dream Match (Video)

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By Chris Wright

After a round of chemotherapytreatment caused eight-year-old cancer patientAtticus Lane-Dupre (now that's a name) to miss the final game of his beloved Portland Timbers' season last year, the MLS club made sure that they made it up to him by laying on a very special treat.

Europa League: Chelsea 3-1 Basel (agg 5-2) – Blues Ease Into Final After Decent Win At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 3-1 FC Basel (aggregate 5-2) Europa League 2nd May 2013

Chelsea made it two European finals in two seasons after comfortably beating Basel on Thursday evening to set up a Europa league finale with Benfica.

The visitors made the second-leg interesting by netting the opening goal of the game at the end of the first-half, courtesy ofMohamed Salah.

Football GIF: David Luiz Scores Superbly Nonchalant Top Corner Curler vs Basel

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By Chris Wright

Chelsea have just eased past Basel and into the Europa League Final (where they'll play Benfica), with the Blues' night capped in supreme style by David Luiz's effortless, pinpoint top-corner curler to put his side 3-1 up...

Just look where that shot ends up.

Reginald D Hunter Mocks Farcical PFA Racism Outcry With Brilliant Photos Of The ‘Horrible Aftermath’

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By Chris Wright

You no doubt heard that Reginald D Hunter a professional comedian whose last five Edinburgh festival shows have all had the word 'nigger' in the title caused "outrage" at the PFA awards gala on Sunday night when a room full of middle-class white peopleharrumphedin unison when he used the 'N' word in his set a few times.

Irate CSKA Sofia Ultras Dig Grave For Club Owners In Middle Of Their Pitch

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By Chris Wright

A group of hardcore CSKA Sofia ultras have delivered a morbid message to the company controlling their club by digging a shallow grave, complete with headstone, in the middle of the pitch at the Bulgarian Army stadium.

The cardboard headstone displays the name "Titan", which is the company (a Bulgarian firm who specialise in wastemanagement) who own CSKAand have been repeatedly targeted for abuse and protests by supporters for theirperceivedmismanagement of the club since taking over in 2008.

Dortmund’s General Manager Locked Himself In The Toilet For Frantic Finale Of Real Madrid Semi-Final

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By Chris Wright

What's the matterHans-Joachim? Nervous?

It's fair to say it all got a bit hectic during the final stages of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, with Madrid nabbing two late goals and starting to sense a comeback may not be beyond the realms of possibility after all.

Ronaldo’s Famous R9 Mercurial Boots Turn 15 Years Old, Nike Mark Occasion With New ‘Special Edition’ Version (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

To mark the 15th anniversary of their revolutionary 1998 design, Nike have produced a special limited edition run of 1,998 individually-numbered pairs of new, re-engineered Mercurial Vapor R9s in an homage to the original boots worn by'El Fenomeno' himself at France '98.

Bayern Munich Fan Invades Pitch To Celebrate Semi-Final Victory, Players Huddle Round To Protect Him From Security (Video)

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By Chris Wright

A giddy Bayern Munich fan made it onto the Camp Nou pitch after last night's mullering of Barcelona and skipped around in celebration with his idols, who then huddle around him in a tight circle as stadium security closed in on the interloper...

The pitch invader was eventually seized from amidst the wagon circle but, to make things even more wünderbar, Fronk Ribery then caught up with the fan as he was being manhandled back into the bowels of the Camp Nou and tucked his match-worn shirt down the front of his jeans.

Icelandic Club Tindastoll Pay Homage To Chelsea’s ‘Paint Splatter’ Kit Launch Promo With Own Low Budget Version (Video)

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By Chris Wright

While Chelsea were able to throw megabucks at their 2013/14 kit launch campaign that saw the likes of Juan Mata, David Luiz and Fernando Torres splattered with liquidised Smurfs, Icelandic side Tindastoll didn't quite have the same budget available though it hasn't stopped them having a go.

New Liverpool Home Kit For 2013/14 Unveiled – Red, Ravishing And Retrolicious (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Here's Liverpool's new togs for next season's home games, with Warrior easing up on the madness and instead producing a couple (cycle through the photos to view the new goalie shirt) of smart, retro-styled strips.

We're specfically getting a faint 1990s vibe off the new red shirt, with the high 'V' neck and the white and gold trimmings lovely stuff.

Champions League: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern (agg 0-7) – Munich Masterclass As Messi-Less Barca Battered Again (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (agg 0-7) Champions League 1st May 2013

And so Wembley will play host to a rather tasty looking all-German Champions League final at the end of the month, after Bundesliga champions Bayern hammered Barcelona for the second time in a week.

Top XI Worst Signings Of Mark Hughes’ Managerial Career

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By Chris Wright

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has today pointed the not-so-subtle finger of blame in the general direction of one Leslie Mark Hughes, blaming a raft of "questionable early signings" on the club's current malaise.

Having gained a bit of areputationfor being a tiny bit pap at dabbling in the transfer market over his years in management, we thought we'd have a look at the "top" XI of the worst deals Sparky has ever thrown other peoples' money at since first taking the reigns at Blackburn in 2004.

Roma Icon Francesco Totti Stars In Arty Farty Promo For ‘Rome Derby’ Coppa Italia Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which Mr Roma Frankie "Il Gladiatore" Totti pouts, muses and stares at things profoundly in a rather good, if a little arty farty, promo viral for the upcomingDerby della Capitale (Rome Derby) against dear local chums Lazio in the final of the Coppa Italia on 26th May.

The New Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Boot In Pink ‘Polka Dot’ Camouflage – Falcao And Aguero’s New Work Shoes (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Introducing the...err..."unique" new Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Pink Camouflage boot that the likes of Radamel Falcao and Sergio Aguero will be taking to the pitch wearing this weekend and on until the end of the season...

Wow. They look like an NHScolourblindnesstest to us.

Coke Zero Release Third Installment Of Fantastic ’50 Years Of The Bundesliga In One Attack’ Series (Video)

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By Chris Wright

We're already two videos in, but Coke Zero are currently in the process of marking the Bundesliga's 50th birthday by producing a nifty little series of virals which see five decades of German top flight football compressed into the space of one "spielzug", i.

“We’ve Gotta Go…” – Good Old ITV Cut Jose Mourinho Off Just As He’s About To Say Something Intriguing About His Future (Video)

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By Chris Wright

You've no doubt already seen the Jose Mourinho quotes floating round this morning in which he openly flirts with the notion of "returning to a club in England where people love him", but ITV almost extracted themselves an exclusive batch of revelations direct from the Special Horse's mouth live on air last night only for a producer to scream down pitchside reporter Gabe Clarke's earhole that they needed to cut to adverts instead.