Off the Post Archives for January 2009

Video: Rocky Baptiste produces the worst miss you will ever see

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Open goal, one yard out, and he misses Football is full of ups and downs. But Rocky Baptiste's day on Saturday was even more like a rollercoaster than usual. The Harrow Borough journeyman produced arguably the worst miss of all time against Waltham Abbey. With the keeper beaten and no defenders around Baptiste almost ran the [.

Sepp Blatter laughs at Republic of Ireland’s request to go to the World Cup

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FIFA president further endears himself to Irish public Sepp Blatter risked further fury from the FAI and Republic of Ireland's supporters as he scoffed at their attempts to overturn Thierry Henry's handball. The FIFA president burst into laughter as he told the story of how the FAI had requested to be the '33rd team' at next [.

Gillette does its best to disassociate itself from Thierry Henry’s handball

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The Hand of Frog gets Photoshopped out Shaving brand Gillette has tweaked its advert to avoid any suggestion that they helped Thierry Henry towards his infamous handball against the Republic of Ireland. In the advert, Henry was featured honing his ball control with the offending hand. But in the new advert, Henry is shown minus [.

The Staines Massive play up to their most famous cultural reference

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The only man in the stadium dressed as a Sacha Baron Cohen character... NOT! Another beautiful chapter was written in the FA Cup's illustrious history as Staines earnt a replay Millwall. And as fate would have it, there goal was scored by a man called Ali. Ali C, or Chaaban to those without a sense of [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 28-29 November

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1. Jimmy Bullard is a genius. 2. Chelsea look like they are going from strength-to-strength. But with key players heading to the African Cup of Nations soon, will they be able to keep it up? 3. That was the weekend of the dodgy penalty decision. 4. Avram Grant must have thought managing Portsmouth would [.

Manchester City chairman Garry Cook to apologise over United name gaffe

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More ammunition for Red Devils Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook has offended the club's supporters after referring to the club as "Manchester United" at a supporters' club gala evening. Cook was announcing the evening's special guest when he said: "I'd like to welcome Uwe Rosler into the Manchester United Hall of Fame.

Video: Jimmy Bullard mimics Phil Brown’s on-pitch team-talk in his goal celebration

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Comedy gold at Eastlands Last time Hull City visited Manchester City, the match resulted in an embarrassing 5-1 defeat and an even more embarrassing on-pitch half-time talk from Hull manager Phil Brown . But the incident was the source of fun and games as Hull returned to Eastlands for their first visit since the half-time fiasco on [.

Carlos Tevez plays tennis with Juan Martin del Potro

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Man City star is not going to make it a tennis player... ... nor a football player on this evidence. Carlitos' ball control was not at its best in either sport as he took to the court during the ATP World Tour semi-finals in London. But Tevez did provide a little light-hearted entertainment while men in [.

Become a football manager and you’ll be grey within 312 weeks

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The instantly noticeable cost of football management The stress of being a football manager is so great that your hair will turn grey within 312 weeks on average, according to research by the makers of the Football Manager computer game series. And the research also showed that particularly stressful periods in a manager's career usually signified a [.

Video: Belgian break-dancing own goal

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Keeper's moves help opposition Jurgen Sierens, of Belgian side Roeselare, scored this excellent own goal to hand victory to Anderlecht last weekend. It just goes to show that the urge to break-dance can sometimes be too great for even professional footballers.


Arsenal star books in for cosmetic surgery

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Tat's enough of tat Arsenal left-back Armand Traore has revealed he plans to have surgery next summer to remove his tattoos. While may of his team-mates will be heading on a plane to South Africa, the Frenchman will go under the knife to get rid of his body artwork. Traore said getting the tattoos were one of [.

MOTD2 host Adrian Chiles swears about Harry Hill’s Knitted Character

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Wheeeeeeeeeeeee-re has the Knitted Character heard language like that this week When it comes to presenting TV shows, Adrian Chiles is usually the model professional. But he was reduced to dropping the f-bomb live on Match of the Day 2 over fears that he is being stalked by a soft toy. The Knitted Character from Harry Hill's [.

Video: Akon goes dancing with Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Eboue and Salomon Kalou

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Prem's Ivory Coast stars show off their moves with R&B star Didier Drogba and charity might not be words that you automatically associate with one another, but the Chelsea striker threw a star-studded fund-raising bash at the Dorchester in London last weekend to pay for a children's hospital in his home city of Abidjan.

Video: Top Gear presenters attend Middlesbrough match in Newcastle shirts

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How to get lynched at the Riverside In a gag that could easily have backfired, Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May bounded onto the pitch at half-time in Middlesbrough's match against Nottingham Forest wearing Newcastle shirts. The trio briefly endured a torrent of abuse before swiftly heading down the tunnel for a costume [.

Lookalikes: Iain Dowie and Natasha Dowie

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A pair of lookers Natasha Dowie, niece of Iain, has been tipped to make her England debut in Thursday's match against Turkey. Uncle Iain played his international football for Northern Ireland, but that footballing instinct is obviously running in the genetics.


Patrice Evra offers Republic of Ireland a replay… on his PlayStation

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The rematch is on - just not in the real world France full-back Patrice Evra has offered the Republic of Ireland a virtual olive branch over the Thierry Henry handball incident. He wants to replay the match on his PlayStation. Evra said: "Who made the mistake? The referee. When I think that certain politicians want to replay [.

Video: How to miss a penalty and KO one of your fans at the same time

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OTP hopes Gareth Evans can sleep at night. This young Bradford supporter put all his faith in Evans and rushed to the front of the stand to get a closer look at his penalty. But Evans blasted the ball wide of the goal and smack into the youngster, who was sent flying by the wayward effort! [...]


Video: Goalkeeper booked for delivering pitch invading cat to safety

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Croatian club Medjimurje Cakovec had their goalkeeper booked for removing a cat from the pitch during their match against Sibenik. Ivan Banovic plucked the feline pitch invader from the field of play and went to release it under a fence behind the goal. As far as we know, the cat lived happily ever after.

Video: Doncaster’s Billy Sharp unveils the corner flag bench-press

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Are you flagging, son? No doubt the youth football coaches who had spent their time carefully balancing corner flags upright to avoid the combined effect of a dodgy pitch and gravity were delighted to see Billy Sharp's bench-press celebration. It starts 25secs into the video.


Roy Keane terrifies more journalists in his press conference

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NB. Turn your phone off before attending Ipswich press conference Roy Keane's latest press conference proved to be rich pickings for the journos in attendance. Not only was he very outspoken in his criticism of the Republic of Ireland's protests over Thierry Henry's handball, he also took the opportunity to petrify some of the hacks.

The video that proves the Republic of Ireland can have no complaints, according to Roy Keane

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Should Georgia get a replay? Roy Keane reckons the Republic of Ireland could not have expected their game against France to be replayed on the grounds of Thierry Henry's handball. The Ipswich manager launched a scathing attack against the Football Association of Ireland for their protests following the match, and accused them of hypocrisy on the [.

Damien Duff blames Adidas for Republic of Ireland’s defeat to France

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Winger offends his own boot suppliers as he clutches at straws Damien Duff has claimed that the Republic of Ireland's controversial World Cup qualification play-off defeat to France was the result of a conspiracy between FIFA and Adidas. The Fulham man, who picks up £100,000 a year for wearing Adidas boots (for now at least), reckons [.

New-look Arsenal side to feature very dodgy keeper and a string of youngsters

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Manuel Almunia finds himself down the pecking order And Denilson is a lot shorter than we thought...


Video: Republic of Ireland robbed of World Cup place by Thierry Henry

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Offside and handball, but the goal stands If I was Irish I would be waking up this morning a very bitter man. The Republic of Ireland had a place at next year's World Cup snatched away from them by this horrendous piece of refereeing. Despite the fact that two players were offside, at least one very [.

Video: Cesc Fabregas chases someone down the street dressed as a giant rabbit

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It's time for those Gooners to give again Arsenal's highly commendable 'Be a Gooner. Be a Giver' campaign is about to kick-in. Just like last season, Arsenal's squad will donate a day's wages to their charity, which is the Great Ormond Street Hospital this year. But to drum up extra support the club sent Cesc Fabregas, Bacary [.

Video: Cartwheeling US keeper gets a taste of his own medicine

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The new spaghetti legs This goalie thought he could give his side, Hartford, the edge in their penalty shootout against Stony Brook Sea Wolves by rolling out his party trick. The crazy keeper cartwheeled back and forth along his goal-line as the opposition prepared to take their spot-kicks. Unfortunately for him the antics had little effect, and [.

Video: Daniel Nardiello denied a goal by a puddle

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You just don't get this action in the Premier League Bury's match against Notts County ended 3-3 last weekend, but Magpies keeper Kasper Schmeichel was beaten four times. Danny Nardiello was denied a certain goal by a puddle on the line!


Carlos Tevez improves his English with the help of Coronation Street

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Citeh striker might feel more at home at Rovers Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is improving his notoriously dodgy linguistic skills with the help of ITV soap Coronation Street. The Argentina international has recently come under fire from team-mate and compatriot Pablo Zabaleta for his poor English, but Tevez seems eager to step up to the [.

Robin Van Persie to be treated with horse placenta

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Arsenal star hopes to save himself from glue factory with unusual treatment Robin Van Persie has revealed he will have horse placenta applied to his ankle injury in a bid to speed-up his recovery. The Arsenal striker damaged ankle ligaments while representing Holland at the weekend. Van Persie said: "I am going to receive treatment from a [.

Oman fan tries to blow-up Australia’s players, Oman’s players and the referee

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When football pitches explode Australia's Asian Cup qualifier against Oman was pretty bad-tempered throughout, so when a firecracker went off just metres away from players from both sides it didn't really help to cool the situation. Spotted on World Cup Blog


Darren Bent makes a last-ditch attempt to salvage his international career

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Meet Darrinho Darren Bent ensures his return to international football was a success by switching his allegiance from England to Brazil. He may well bite his nails: OTP reckons the good people of Umbro won't be overly impressed by his choice of clothing.


Video: Moroccan pitch invader scores against Cameroon

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Another fan forgets that these goals don't count Previous pitch invader goals have included a sweetly struck penalty and a nice team move. This looked more like a Gaelic football goal than anything. Also, if OTP was partaking in such tomfoolery we don't think our venue of choice would be in Morocco.

Liverpool beach ball sells for more than £400 on eBay

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We're guessing the buyer wasn't Pepe Reina The red beach ball which helped Sunderland to a shock victory against Liverpool has sold for £411.77 at auction. The inflatable, which deflected Darren Bent's shot past Pepe Reina, was auctioned to raise money for the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal. It is not known who won the auction, but the [.

Football Lookalikes: David Beckham passes his Jedward audition

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Becks has the X Factor David Beckham celebrated LA Galaxy's victory over Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Championship by unveiling a new haircut, which appears to be in his team's colours. The brand new Beckham barnet also comes with optional bald patches. And it puts Beckham in contention to become the third member of controversial X [.

John O’Shea in getting a boot deal shock!

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Man Utd utility man contractually obliged to use the word 'cleat' In these crazy days of superstar footballers, viral marketing and global recession, boot deals have become a thing of the past for all but the game's most marketable elite. And when OTP thinks of marketable players John O'Shea is not one of the first that [.

Frank Lampard injured by England’s plane

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Long-haul injury for Lamps Frank Lampard has been injured after sitting on cramped conditions on England's private jet, The Sun reports. The Chelsea midfielder's thigh injury is being attributed to spending seven hours on the plane, which is only intended for shorter flights. Several players complained of cramp and muscle pain after the flight touched down in [.

Robbie Savage tries to fly to Amsterdam on a woman’s passport

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Derby midfielder's inadvertent identity theft Robbie Savage has spent most of his career being told he looks like a woman, but when it really mattered it turned out he just wasn't quite girly enough. The Welshman had been due to travel to Amsterdam with the Derby squad yesterday to play a friendly match.

Video: Algeria national team bus attacked with rocks by Egypt fans

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Crunch match gets crunchier Algeria's World Cup qualifier against Egypt on Saturday will have extra bite (as if it needed it) after their team bus was attacked by Egyptian fans. The coach had not even left the airport when rocks were thrown threw the windows, injuring three players. Rafik Saifi, who was hit on his hand, and [.

Wilkinson Sword competitions winners

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You won, you won! The Wilkinson Sword competition is now closed. The list of winners if after the jump... A shiny new razor is on its way to: M Osman Jo Bryan David Stewart John Hulse Daniel O'Connor Piers Harris Paul Hammond Neil Emery Martin James Andy Cadwallader Peter Caldwell Well done, gents.


Republic of Ireland and France in diplomatic spat

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Nicolas Sarkozy gets the best view in the house at Croke Park See the entire spoof correspondence here.


Judge bans Jermain Defoe from driving - then backs his World Cup bid

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Stay away from your car, but all the best for South Africa Spurs striker Jermain Defoe was disqualified from driving for six months by a judge who went on to wish him luck in earning a place in England's World Cup squad. Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC: "We hope he gets to South Africa. But he must not [.

Manchester City’s players meet the owner

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Stephen, here's the man who will fund your next ill-advised hair experiment Manchester City's squad got an unexpected meeting with owner Sheikh Mansour when he paid a surprise visit to a training session. City's squad - minus those on international duty - are in Abu Dhabi to play a friendly against the United Arab Emirates national [.

Video: Alex Sanchez becomes La Liga’s first one-handed footballer

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A giant leap forward for disabled players Real Zaragoza are fast earning a reputation for giving players a chance who would have been thrown on the scrapheap elsewhere. Not only have they provided a warm home for the Jermaine Pennant, they have now handed a debut to a one-handed player. Alex Sanchez, aged 20, came on as [.

Check out these great prizes at FootieGamble.com

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Sponsored post After a short break (we were waiting for Alan Wiley to get his breath back), www.FootieGamble.com is back for its second competition of the 2009-10 season. For the next eight weeks, all users can place bets on Premier League results without risking the mortgage or the wrath of the missus.

Video: Jonny Evans’ kung-fu attack on Didier Drogba get the Tekken treatment

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It's only a game Spotted on 101GG


Video: John Motson and Mark Lawrenson commentate on youth football violence

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Motty's really not getting the big games these days! Motty and Lawro are dismayed by the youth of today.


Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke dies in reported suicide

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Hannover goalie dead after being hit by train Germany keeper Robert Enke has died after he was hit by a train at a level crossing near to Hannover. The 32-year-old's death is being treated as suicide by police. The German football federation (DFB) said in a statement: "The German team has learned of the death of Robert [.

Patrice Evra develops fear of the colour green ahead of Republic of Ireland clash

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Man Utd full-back quits drinking Sprite to avoid its green label Patrice Evra has revealed he is sick of the colour green as he prepares for France's World Cup play-off clashes with the Republic of Ireland. The left back suspects his team-mates have adapted their wardrobes to keep him under pressures.

Everton’s Diniyar Bilyaletdinov bemoans early nights in Liverpool

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Russian wants fun 'til five Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has avoided the traditional Eastern-European-player-moves-to-England-moans-about-women-and-food routine by instead complaining that we don't party hard enough for his liking. By the sounds of it, the Russian loves nothing better than a ramble around a city centre in the early hours of the morning.

Video: David Ngog is a diving cheat

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But a very effective one Liverpool striker David Ngog saved Rafa Benitez's blushes by cheating to win his side a penalty against Birmingham last night. Steven Gerrard converted the spot-kick to salvage a draw and avoid yet another embarrassing defeat. The Blues were fuming, with ex-Evertonian Lee Carsley protesting that he had not made contact with Ngog.

Video: Norwegian player thinks he’s Maradona

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Although people actually made attempts to tackle Maradona Mads Hansen recently scored what is probably the best Norwegian Second Division goal we have ever seen. Then again, it might just be the only Norwegian Second Division goal we have ever seen. Nonetheless, enjoy Mads' mad dribble. Spotted on Norwegian Football Blog


Video: Wayne Rooney ‘twelfth man’ incident

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Wazza gets a warning Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has been warned over his future conduct after mouthing "12 men" to a TV camera following Sunday's defeat at Chelsea. United were unhappy with the performance of referee Martin Atkinson, and Rooney made his opinion clear to all above average lip-readers as he left the pitch.

Hard Tackle: Frank Lampard congratulates John Terry as only he can

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JT and Lamps: a special friendship that keeps on giving Chelsea duo John Terry and Frank Lampard are as happy together as they always were after yesterday's victory over Manchester United.


Sven Goran Eriksson loves playing football with snotty tissues

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Bless you At a time when swine flu threatens to cause havoc to the football world, OTP can only call Sven's actions deeply irresponsible. The Notts County director of football makes his entrance after 37secs if you want to avoid Geldof and co.


Win great prizes without hitting your bank balance at FootieGamble.com

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Sponsored post After a short break (we were waiting for Alan Wiley to get his breath back), www.FootieGamble.com is back for its second competition of the 2009-10 season. For the next eight weeks, all users can place bets on Premier League results without risking the mortgage or the wrath of the missus.

Gordon Strachan hits out at Middlesbrough’s bachelor boys

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Boro lacking in wedded bliss New Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan has spotted a hitch in his plans to get promotion to the Premier League - not enough of his players are hitched. The Scot couldn't quite make up his mind whether this was because his squad is too young or too irresponsible. He said: "Emanuel Pogatetz is [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 7-8 November

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1. Like father, like son. John Terry knows how to score when it matters. 2. Phil Brown will live to fight another day after Hull's last gasp victory over Stoke. 3. If fatherhood has changed Wayne Rooney, the only noticeable difference is he seems more inclined to shoot from 25 yards instead of passing to team-mates in [.

Video: Chelsea fan brushes his teeth during Manchester United match

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Blues dent United title hopes by inflicting disappointing floss Don't you hate it when you arrive at the football and remember you haven't brushed your teeth? No? Never experienced that. This Chelsea fan has. He remembered his shades for this 4pm kick-off on an autumn day, and he didn't forget his toothbrush either.

Is this the dirtiest female footballer ever?

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Taking cat-fighting to a whole new level This outrageous footage comes from the MWC Women's Soccer Tournament match between BYU and New Mexico. BYU won the match 1-0, but the main talking point was a performance of Norman Hunter-esque aggression from New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert. Lambert dished out a series of full-on assaults throughout the match, culminating [.

Football lookalikes: Nicolay Valuev and Zinedine Zidane after an allergic reaction

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Big brawler looks like famous headbutter Nicolay Valuev is the 7ft 2in opponent of British heavyweight boxer David Haye this weekend. He also looks like a bloated Zinedine Zidane.


Arsenal scout hid in trees to snoop on Thomas Vermaelen

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Gunners used forest to make sure they weren't barking up the wrong tree Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has revealed club scout Steve Rowley went to great lengths to keep tabs on him while the club considered making a bid for him. Rowley stalked the then Ajax man to the Belgian seaside resort of Oostduinkerke to watch him [.

Video: Rio Ferdinand’s drunken karaoke session with rapper Kano

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Rio rocks the mic... again Here is Rio Ferdinand and British rapper Kano giving their version of that latter's song Rock n Roller during a drinking session at the trendy footballer hangout that is La Tasca!


Threats painted on Argentinian players’ cars

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Quit partying or you'll get it! Players at Argentine outfit Godoy Cruz found threats painted on their cars yesterday after their third successive defeat led to the sacking of coach Diego Cocca. The graffiti politely suggested the squad might like a few quiet nights in. The threats said: "You got the coach sacked to go on partying.

Last chance to win a Wilkinson Sword Titanium Quatro razor to celebrate Movember

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Competition closes today In case you didn't know, this month is Movember when blokes across the country are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The gang at Love The Mo put together a Moustache United comprising football's greatest moustaches. And they asked OTP to help find some substitutes.

Kitman: Arsene Wenger’s sexy coat

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Knee-length puffa monstrosity It looks like Michelin Man chic is in this season. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is beginning to feel the winter chill and has turned to this oversized puffa jacket to provide the warmth he craves.


Ways to make your opponent look daft: #1 Entice them into performing a rock’n'roll power slide, by Samir Nasri

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AZ/DC We can only assume that Samir Nasri was humming the riff to Smoke On The Water during this dribble.


Video: Stoke mascot gives Wolves mascot a tumble during half-time crossbar challenge

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Have you heard the one about the hippopotamus and the wolf? Stoke City mascot Pottermus ruthlessly sabotaged Wolves' chance in the half-time crossbar challenge when the two clubs met last weekend. With the Wolves mascot preparing for their kick, the cheeky hippo sneaked up behind to deliver a rugby tackle.

Rafa Benitez feels the brunt of Darren Byfield’s divorce rage

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Jamelia's ex takes Twitter pop at Liverpool boss Darren Byfield celebrated today's news that he and pop star wife Jamelia are splitting by taking Twitter shots at Rafael Benitez. The Walsall striker criticised the Liverpool manager for substituting Fernando Torres and called him a "silly Peter Kay lookalike".

Welcome to sportsdirect.com@StJames’ Park, home of Newcastle United

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Dot com revolution After announcing controversial plans to offer the naming rights to Newcastle's historic St James' Park to raise cash for the club, Mike Ashley has found a firm with just the financial clout he was looking for... his own company. The stadium will be given the nasty new name sportsdirect.

David Beckham to get a pair of micro pigs for Christmas

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Bolton fans set to be disappointed by 'Becks to link-up with trotters' headlines Victoria Beckham has already got her hubby his Christmas present - and she will struggle to keep them a secret until Santa comes. Not only because the tabloids are writing about her gift, but also because they happen to be a pair of [.

Man Utd and Chelsea both come from behind to qualify for Champions League knockout stages

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Draws are good enough Both Manchester United and Chelsea had to come from behind to secure results that ensured their progress in the Champions League. United came back from 1-3 down at home to CSKA Moscow to secure a 3-3 draw. Meanwhile Chelsea went 1-0 down to Atletico Madrid, grabbed two goals to take the lead but [.

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs plans to watch Arsenal

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Uh, where's Highbury gone? Ronnie Biggs' health has improved so much since his release from prison that he is planning a trip to watch Arsenal. The Gunners fan hasn't seen his team play live since being convicted of his part in the Great Train Robbery in the 1960s. The 80-year-old was given compassionate release from jail in [.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jackson’s dad team up to bring you a football-themed barbecue

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CR9 meets Jackson Five Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing to join forces with Michael Jackson's dad, Joe, to flog football barbecues ahead of next summer's World Cup. Jackson reportedly has a stake (or should that be steak) in a company called Game On Products, whose Goalie Grill barbecue is being launched for South Africa 2010.

Champions League banter courtesy of Betfair

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Kai Wayne Rooney gets his own Twitter account(s)

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Tweets from the cradle We told you yesterday that Wayne and Coleen Rooney were the proud parents of a baby boy. And if you were so inclined to follow him on twitter, you can already do just that. It seems hours after the birth of the new addition to the Rooney household, not only were Ladbrokes offering [.

Sweaty Dietmar Hamman to be sacked as Liverpool manager?

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German with goatee set for chop Thanks to OTP reader David Byrne who spotted that poor old Dietmar Hamman's non-existent job is on the line. Courtesy of the Beeb.


Video: Hatem Ben Afra suffers identity crisis

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Come in number 11 Marseille youngster Hatem Ben Arfa had a nasty wardrobe malfunction at the weekend. Preparing to come on as a substitute, Ben Arfa stripped off his tracksuit to reveal that he was masquerading as team-mate Mamadou 'Pixie Lott' Niang. Cue much hilarity and a quick sprint for the kitman to reunite Ben Arfa with [.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney have a baby boy called Kai Wayne

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Roo Jnr is with us Wayne Rooney is now Daddy Wayne after Coleen gave birth to a baby boy at 2.20pm this afternoon. The couple reached an agreement on their naming row and settled on Kai Wayne. A spokesman said: "Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to [.

Video: Wayne Rooney dribbles round tyres

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Are you that street? Wayne Rooney is on the hunt for a Street Striker, and to demonstrate the point he has been dribbling a football round several car tyres. It is not clear whether he took his young protegees out robbing first in order to obtain said tyres!


Football fan dressed as sheep set on fire on train

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Fancy dress supporter train blaze An Aberdeen supporter dressed as a sheep was set alight on a train on his way home from their match against Hibs on Saturday. The 24-year-old suffered serious burns to his arms and legs when his suit caught fire on a train in Fife. The victim reportedly ran through the carriage ablaze [.

Top 10 conclusions 31 October - 1 November

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1. Congratulations to Robert Green, who went fishing on Saturday afternoon and caught a Kieran Richardson. 2. Rafa Benitez's chances of getting the Right Guard contract have gone. Now that is a man under pressure. 3. With nine red cards this was officially the dirtiest weekend in Premier League history.

Video: Brazilian player’s arm bends the wrong way

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Sickening arm injury Hopefully your breakfast has digested before you decide to watch this video. Vasco Da Gama's Rodrigo Pimpão puts his arm down to break his fall, but the momentum of his body had other ideas. The arm stays put and the body keeps rolling. Although it looks sickening the injury proved to be only [.

Video: Kasabian Football Hero

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Bringing the beautiful game to music video games Rock band Kasabian have called upon a group of freestyle footballers to help produce this nifty viral promoting their new single. The freestylers set to work producing a giant football version of Guitar Hero to incorporate their balls skills.