Off the Post Archives for January 2010

Video: John Motson gets aroused by Stoke City

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Steady, Motty MOTD commentator John Motson seemed to particularly enjoy Stoke's equaliser against Manchester City last weekend. The build-up to Matthew Etherington's goal got Motty all flustered as Sanli Tuncay's neat backheel flick left the winger with the chance to grab a point. All Motty could muster was: "Oh, it's been turned on!

Video: When fans stalk the linesman

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A unique way of livening up a dull match We are not sure where or when this footage comes from (although looking at the advertising hoardings it seems to be Spain), but it is sure to brighten up this pretty grim day for you. With the action on the pitch not exactly enthralling, the very [...]


Video: Peter Crouch says c**t a bit too close to the TV microphone

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Lanky striker gets sweary The problem with pitchside microphones is that you never know what they might pick up. Take, for instance, Peter Crouch during Tottenham's victory over Liverpool on Sunday. Unable to bring a cross-field ball under the control of his famously good-touch-for-a-big-man, a frustrated Crouch indulged in a little industrial language as he [.

Video: Leyton Orient and Scott McGleish help to flog the Nintendo DS

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League One hits the big-time Apologies if this is old news to anyone, but I saw it for the first time last night so I'm guessing quite of few others might not have seen it yet. It is an advert for the Nintendo DS featuring Leyton Orient striker Scott McGleish. Now, Harry Redknapp, Jamie Redknapp, [..

Video: When fans stalk the linesman

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A unique way of livening up a dull match We are not sure where or when this footage comes from (although looking at the advertising hoardings it seems to be Spain), but it is sure to brighten up this pretty grim day for you. With the action on the pitch not exactly enthralling, the very [...]

Video: Peter Crouch says c**t a bit too close to the TV microphone

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Lanky striker gets sweary The problem with pitchside microphones is that you never know what they might pick up. Take, for instance, Peter Crouch during Tottenham's victory over Liverpool on Sunday. Unable to bring a cross-field ball under the control of his famously good-touch-for-a-big-man, a frustrated Crouch indulged in a little industrial language as he [.

Video: Leyton Orient and Scott McGleish help to flog the Nintendo DS

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League One hits the big-time Apologies if this is old news to anyone, but I saw it for the first time last night so I'm guessing quite of few others might not have seen it yet. It is an advert for the Nintendo DS featuring Leyton Orient striker Scott McGleish. Now, Harry Redknapp, Jamie Redknapp, [..

Video: Brazilian youth keeper scores from his own box

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Hoof! Imaginatively named Brazilian youth team Juveniles scored a spectacular goal when their goalkeeper Airton struck from inside his penalty area. In time honoured tradition, the young keeper's punt upfield bounces awkwardly over his opposite number and into the net. Our favourite thing about this goal is the grumblings of the opposition fans that Airton [.

Ian Holloway prepares Blackpool for Man Utd with a kickabout on the beach and aerobics classes

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Classic Olly Blackpool could be forced to prepare for one of their toughest matches of the season by attending aerobics classes and, tide permitting, having the occasional kickabout on the beach. Manager Ian Holloway is worried his preparations for the forthcoming clash with Manchester United could come unstuck in the wintry weather conditions because the [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo pushes Pep Guardiola during El Clasico

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HANDBAGS! Childishness is an attribute you would more commonly associate with Cristiano Ronaldo rather than Pep Guardiola. But it was the Barcelona coach's rather unnecessary refusal to hand the ball to the Real Madrid star which sparked this incident. Ronaldo dished out a pretty minor shove to Guardiola's chest sparking a fine example of the [.

Video: John Motson gets aroused by Stoke City

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Steady, Motty MOTD commentator John Motson seemed to particularly enjoy Stoke's equaliser against Manchester City last weekend. The build-up to Matthew Etherington's goal got Motty all flustered as Sanli Tuncay's neat backheel flick left the winger with the chance to grab a point. All Motty could muster was: "Oh, it's been turned on!

The Premier League weekend in numbers

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 Chelsea on the slide, goals galore and Rooney's drought 20 All teams scored this weekend for the first time in Premier League history 41 Goals scored in the Premier League. The highest total of goals since the league dropped to 20 teams (1995/6) 4 Dimitar Berbatov became the fourth player to score [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 27-28 November

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1. Berba ♥ Wazza 4eva. 2. But Wazza still can't score from open play, even in a seven-goal rout against Blackburn. 3. You know Chelsea are struggling when they go to St James's Park and THEIR defence looks shaky. 4. Robert Pires got subbed off early in his last game for Arsenal... and again in [...

‘Do Are Ya? Robert Huth’s moustache

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More Britannia Stadium top-lip action Last week we picked out the marvellous moustache of Jon Walters for special praise. This week, as the facial hair fund-raising month of Movember draws to a close, we are showcasing Robert Huth's wonderful effort. For starters, it is a brave German who sports a moustache under any circumstances.

Football Lookalikes: Grant Holt and Paddy Considine in Hot Fuzz

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And the moustaches keep coming Striker Grant Holt was the hero of Norwich's Old Farm derby victory over Ipswich yesterday as he bagged a hat-trick. What's more, he did it in style with some truly fetching facial hair. OTP reckons he would be very much at home as a detective in Hot Fuzz. We also [...]


Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is improving his geography

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Manchester close. Dubai far away. Mike Phelan showed stunning geographical and tactical insight as he analysed Manchester United's 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn. Fergie's sidekick has worked out that when Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov are in the same country and, indeed, on the same pitch they tend to play closer together than when, for instance, [.

Top three goal celebrations of the Premier League weekend

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The pick of the ecstatic millionaires There were some great goal celebrations on display in the Premier League weekend, so OTP has compiled the top three into a neat little list for you to enjoy. 1. Nani's Brazilian jujitsu move Not only can we admire the athleticism of this wonderful celebration, we can also enjoy [.

The Premier League season so far: The awards ceremony

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 Yes, yes, it's only the end of November, but on the basis that it is too cold to go to work / tidy up / do anything but read football blogs, OTP thought it would give you a little round up of the season so far. In OTP style, we don't want to take [...]


Video: Brazilian youth keeper scores from his own box

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Hoof! Imaginatively named Brazilian youth team Juveniles scored a spectacular goal when their goalkeeper Airton struck from inside his penalty area. In time honoured tradition, the young keeper's punt upfield bounces awkwardly over his opposite number and into the net. Our favourite thing about this goal is the grumblings of the opposition fans that Airton [.

Ian Holloway prepares Blackpool for Man Utd with a kickabout on the beach and aerobics classes

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Classic Olly Blackpool could be forced to prepare for one of their toughest matches of the season by attending aerobics classes and, tide permitting, having the occasional kickabout on the beach. Manager Ian Holloway is worried his preparations for the forthcoming clash with Manchester United could come unstuck in the wintry weather conditions because the [.

Top three goal celebrations of the Premier League weekend

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The pick of the ecstatic millionaires There were some great goal celebrations on display in the Premier League weekend, so OTP has compiled the top three into a neat little list for you to enjoy. 1. Nani's Brazilian jujitsu move Not only can we admire the athleticism of this wonderful celebration, we can also enjoy [.

The Premier League season so far: The awards ceremony

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 Yes, yes, it's only the end of November, but on the basis that it is too cold to go to work / tidy up / do anything but read football blogs, OTP thought it would give you a little round up of the season so far. In OTP style, we don't want to take [...]

Football Lookalikes: Grant Holt and Paddy Considine in Hot Fuzz

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And the moustaches keep coming Striker Grant Holt was the hero of Norwich's Old Farm derby victory over Ipswich yesterday as he bagged a hat-trick. What's more, he did it in style with some truly fetching facial hair. OTP reckons he would be very much at home as a detective in Hot Fuzz. We also [...]

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan is improving his geography

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Manchester close. Dubai far away. Mike Phelan showed stunning geographical and tactical insight as he analysed Manchester United's 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn. Fergie's sidekick has worked out that when Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov are in the same country and, indeed, on the same pitch they tend to play closer together than when, for instance, [.

OTP’s Quiz of the Week

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Watching her video, she's got quiz on her face It's quiz time again girls, fifteen more foil covered spoon hits of football academia. Answers follow below, and again, you're only cheating yourselves, and letting me down and yourself down etc. Nineties and Naughties 1. For which club did Dennis Wise play his last game?

The Premier League weekend in numbers

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 Chelsea on the slide, goals galore and Rooney's drought 20 All teams scored this weekend for the first time in Premier League history 41 Goals scored in the Premier League. The highest total of goals since the league dropped to 20 teams (1995/6) 4 Dimitar Berbatov became the fourth player to score [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 27-28 November

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1. Berba ♥ Wazza 4eva. 2. But Wazza still can't score from open play, even in a seven-goal rout against Blackburn. 3. You know Chelsea are struggling when they go to St James's Park and THEIR defence looks shaky. 4. Robert Pires got subbed off early in his last game for Arsenal... and again in [...

‘Do Are Ya? Robert Huth’s moustache

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More Britannia Stadium top-lip action Last week we picked out the marvellous moustache of Jon Walters for special praise. This week, as the facial hair fund-raising month of Movember draws to a close, we are showcasing Robert Huth's wonderful effort. For starters, it is a brave German who sports a moustache under any circumstances.

Please don’t stare at Wesley Sneijder’s ears while he tells you about his determination

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OTP’s Quiz of the Week

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Watching her video, she's got quiz on her face It's quiz time again girls, fifteen more foil covered spoon hits of football academia. Answers follow below, and again, you're only cheating yourselves, and letting me down and yourself down etc. Nineties and Naughties 1. For which club did Dennis Wise play his last game?

Please don’t stare at Wesley Sneijder’s ears while he tells you about his determination

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Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone falls under the spell of Hull’s rugged charm

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Young Italian pleasantly surprised by the Worst Place To Live in the UK (2003) Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has revealed he wouldn't mind extended his loan spell at Hull City until the end of the season because he rather likes the place. Despite being warned off the place that topped the Crap Towns list in [.

Real Madrid face Uefa charge after Jose Mourinho’s red card instructions

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Special One in the dock Jose Mourinho's cunning plan to get Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent-off to avoid carrying yellow cards or suspensions into the knockout rounds of the Champions League was so lacking in subtlety that Uefa have felt compelled to charge Real Madrid over the incident. Alonso, Ramos, Iker Casillas, Jerzy Dudek [.

Arsenal boss Arsene ‘Voyeur’ Wenger really doesn’t help himself

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Jose Mourinho's official biographer speaks out after Uefa charge It is more than five years since Jose Mourinho labelled Arsene Wenger a voyeur. But it would appear that old habits die hard. Following the Uefa disciplinary charge for Real Madrid over Mourinho's instructions for his players to deliberately get themselves sent-off, there is one man [.

Bolton players while away the hours with games of rock-paper-scissors

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The fun never stops at the Reebok Owen Coyle has lifted the lid on the silly games played by his Bolton players and confirmed what we already knew: footballers are just a bunch of big children. The Trotters players have become obsessed with the school playground game rock-paper-scissors, with a sever ear-flicking the forfeit for [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football Betting Tips for 27-28 November

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If you think I'm gonna take you back, you better do soccer better than that After making £45 profit last week, OTP ummed and ahhed over whether to hire Rooney's call girl for a fifth of the regulation time or Katie Waissel's Granny Escort for a year. Instead we got pissed on cheap whiskey and trawled Facebook [.

Video: Lecce’s Ernesto Chavanton given five-match ban for throwing shirt at referee

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Serie A striptease not appreciated Lecce striker Ernesto Chavanton has been banned for five matches for throwing his shirt at the referee after being shown a red card. The Uruguay international flew off the handle when he was sent-off for a foul on Sampdoria's Reto Ziegler. The 30-year-old chucked his shirt at the referee before [.

Video: One turkey wreaks Thanksgiving revenge on the football pitch

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Well, it was probably the soccer pitch if you asked him Dogs running onto pitches and causing temporary chaos in youth football matches is a fairly regularly occurrence. But when a turkey does the same thing, that is a bit more of a rarity. That is precisely what happened at this school match in Pensylvania, [.

Cornish village side loses match 55-0

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The worst team in Britain? Cornish village side Madron suffered a bit of a heavy defeat last weekend as they lost 55-0 to Illogan RBL Reserves. Just as well they weren't up against the first-team! The struggling side could have predicted a tough game against top of the Mining Division side Illogan. Before the game [.

Mark Lawrenson’s comedy column

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I wanna know what football is, I want Lawro to show me After Lawro got damn lucky last week by missing our ridicule, this week he is back with a bang. Managing to be reasonably au fait with facts, the man instead gives us a bumper edition of strange opinions: Bolton v Blackpool "Blackpool have [...]


Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone falls under the spell of Hull’s rugged charm

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Young Italian pleasantly surprised by the Worst Place To Live in the UK (2003) Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has revealed he wouldn't mind extended his loan spell at Hull City until the end of the season because he rather likes the place. Despite being warned off the place that topped the Crap Towns list in [.

Cornish village side loses match 55-0

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The worst team in Britain? Cornish village side Madron suffered a bit of a heavy defeat last weekend as they lost 55-0 to Illogan RBL Reserves. Just as well they weren't up against the first-team! The struggling side could have predicted a tough game against top of the Mining Division side Illogan. Before the game [.

Mark Lawrenson’s comedy column

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I wanna know what football is, I want Lawro to show me After Lawro got damn lucky last week by missing our ridicule, this week he is back with a bang. Managing to be reasonably au fait with facts, the man instead gives us a bumper edition of strange opinions: Bolton v Blackpool "Blackpool have [...]

Bolton players while away the hours with games of rock-paper-scissors

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The fun never stops at the Reebok Owen Coyle has lifted the lid on the silly games played by his Bolton players and confirmed what we already knew: footballers are just a bunch of big children. The Trotters players have become obsessed with the school playground game rock-paper-scissors, with a sever ear-flicking the forfeit for [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football Betting Tips for 27-28 November

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If you think I'm gonna take you back, you better do soccer better than that After making £45 profit last week, OTP ummed and ahhed over whether to hire Rooney's call girl for a fifth of the regulation time or Katie Waissel's Granny Escort for a year. Instead we got pissed on cheap whiskey and trawled Facebook [.

Video: Lecce’s Ernesto Chavanton given five-match ban for throwing shirt at referee

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Serie A striptease not appreciated Lecce striker Ernesto Chavanton has been banned for five matches for throwing his shirt at the referee after being shown a red card. The Uruguay international flew off the handle when he was sent-off for a foul on Sampdoria's Reto Ziegler. The 30-year-old chucked his shirt at the referee before [.

Video: One turkey wreaks Thanksgiving revenge on the football pitch

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Well, it was probably the soccer pitch if you asked him Dogs running onto pitches and causing temporary chaos in youth football matches is a fairly regularly occurrence. But when a turkey does the same thing, that is a bit more of a rarity. That is precisely what happened at this school match in Pensylvania, [.

Football Lookalikes: Tony Pulis and Prince William

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The Prince and the Potter Have you listened to the all-new Off The Post Podcast yet? If not, you're missing out on glorious footballing insight such as this. Did we say insight? We meant incite. That's right, it appears that Prince William attended Blackpool's victory over Wolves last weekend wearing some sort of Tony Pulis [.

Real Madrid face Uefa charge after Jose Mourinho’s red card instructions

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Special One in the dock Jose Mourinho's cunning plan to get Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos sent-off to avoid carrying yellow cards or suspensions into the knockout rounds of the Champions League was so lacking in subtlety that Uefa have felt compelled to charge Real Madrid over the incident. Alonso, Ramos, Iker Casillas, Jerzy Dudek [.

Arsenal boss Arsene ‘Voyeur’ Wenger really doesn’t help himself

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Jose Mourinho's official biographer speaks out after Uefa charge It is more than five years since Jose Mourinho labelled Arsene Wenger a voyeur. But it would appear that old habits die hard. Following the Uefa disciplinary charge for Real Madrid over Mourinho's instructions for his players to deliberately get themselves sent-off, there is one man [.

Video: Harry Redknapp confuses German journalists with his Ashes talk

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'Arry baffles foreign hacks At the press conference following Tottenham's Champions League victory over Germany last night, a group of bemused German journalists were left wondering why patriotic Englishman Harry Redknapp is so passionate about the remnants of his cigarette!


Football Lookalikes: Tony Pulis and Prince William

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The Prince and the Potter Have you listened to the all-new Off The Post Podcast yet? If not, you're missing out on glorious footballing insight such as this. Did we say insight? We meant incite. That's right, it appears that Prince William attended Blackpool's victory over Wolves last weekend wearing some sort of Tony Pulis [.

The flaw in the plan to make Ryan Giggs the next Wales manager

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OTP throws a spanner in the works With rumours flying around that Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is now the Football Assocation of Wales' preferred candidate to become their new national team manager, OTP felt obliged to step in at this stage and stop them from making a massive mistake. Appointing Giggs would leave the [.

Video: Jose Mourinho tells Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to get sent-off (the planning stages)

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How a Special plot came together Following yesterday's post on Jose Mourinho's cunning plan to get two of his player sent-off to avoid suspensions in the knock out stage of the Champions League, 101GG has now found this footage of the plan being hatched. There is a lot of whispering and covered mouths as a [.

Video: Harry Redknapp confuses German journalists with his Ashes talk

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'Arry baffles foreign hacks At the press conference following Tottenham's Champions League victory over Germany last night, a group of bemused German journalists were left wondering why patriotic Englishman Harry Redknapp is so passionate about the remnants of his cigarette!

Top five conclusions: Rangers 0-1 Manchester United

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1. For someone who didn't look like he was going to score in a month of Sundays from open play, Wayne Rooney sure celebrated that penalty with some enthusiasm. 2. Manchester United players and Rangers stewards are both very slow. Not only did that United fan beat all Rooney's team-mates to be the first man [.

The flaw in the plan to make Ryan Giggs the next Wales manager

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OTP throws a spanner in the works With rumours flying around that Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is now the Football Assocation of Wales' preferred candidate to become their new national team manager, OTP felt obliged to step in at this stage and stop them from making a massive mistake. Appointing Giggs would leave the [.

Video: Jose Mourinho tells Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to get sent-off (the planning stages)

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How a Special plot came together Following yesterday's post on Jose Mourinho's cunning plan to get two of his player sent-off to avoid suspensions in the knock out stage of the Champions League, 101GG has now found this footage of the plan being hatched. There is a lot of whispering and covered mouths as a [.

OTP’s dislikes of the season so far – The final five

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Rave, rave, rave, rave, rave The media treatment of Fabio Capello After Fabio Capello refused to pick Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll for his friendly with Hungary in August, Shaun Custis of the Sun newspaper wrote the following: 'Donkey Fabio Capello has stuck a hoof into England's brave new world after just one game.

Video: Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez gets his very own salsa song

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Not sure it'll catch on in the Stretford End Man Utd striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is the subject of a new salsa song currently causing a storm in, erm, salsa circles. Probably. The little ditty dedicated to the Mexican star is called Chico is the Man and is performed by the World Red Army ft [.

Jose Mourinho instructs Real Madrid players to get themselves sent-off

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Top-class ridiculous tactics from the Special One Jose Mourinho has pulled some stunts over the years, but this is definitely up there with OTP's favourites. With key players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos on yellow cards, Real Madrid cruising at 4-0 up against Ajax, and already through to the knockout stages, the Special One allegedly [.

Dream strike partnership: Diego Maradona and Vinnie Jones

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Top five conclusions: Rangers 0-1 Manchester United

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1. For someone who didn't look like he was going to score in a month of Sundays from open play, Wayne Rooney sure celebrated that penalty with some enthusiasm. 2. Manchester United players and Rangers stewards are both very slow. Not only did that United fan beat all Rooney's team-mates to be the first man [.

Dream strike partnership: Diego Maradona and Vinnie Jones

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OTP’s dislikes of the season so far – The first five

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Rant, rant, rant, rant, rant Having intended to make a simple Top Ten feature out of this, it seems OTP is more grumpy than it first thought. To stop the blood from boiling, we have gone for a half today, half tomorrow approach. If any of these don't annoy you, you're either a saint or [...]


Top 10 worst signings of the season so far

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Dud deals Following hot on the heels of yesterday's best signings, here is the worst signings of the season so far. The Premier League transfer market dabbling which currently look like the buying clubs involved were ripped off. 1. Laurent Koscielny Arsene Wenger spent relatively big on his defence this summer, not least £8.

Ian Holloway admits he subbed Stephen Crainey by mistake

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Communication cock-up over soundalike Seasiders Blackpool gaffer Ian Holloway has admitted his substitution of left-back Stephen Crainey during the victory over Wolves was unintentional. The erroneous change came when Olly's backroom staff got their -neys in a twist. The Seasiders manager had wanted to replace striker Luke Varney with David Carney, and use the Australian [.

OTP Podcast: Episode 1 – Wenger Bottles It

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It's here! The OTP Podcast is here Otp Podcast Ep.1 Wenger Bottles It by Off The Post on Mixcloud Just like the marauding Johan Elmander at the Reebok the OTP podcast is finally opening it's account for the season. The weekend's games threw up some fascinating results and, most importantly, a plethora of [.

OTP’s dislikes of the season so far – The final five

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Rave, rave, rave, rave, rave The media treatment of Fabio Capello After Fabio Capello refused to pick Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll for his friendly with Hungary in August, Shaun Custis of the Sun newspaper wrote the following: 'Donkey Fabio Capello has stuck a hoof into England's brave new world after just one game.

Video: Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez gets his very own salsa song

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Not sure it'll catch on in the Stretford End Man Utd striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is the subject of a new salsa song currently causing a storm in, erm, salsa circles. Probably. The little ditty dedicated to the Mexican star is called Chico is the Man and is performed by the World Red Army ft [.

Jose Mourinho instructs Real Madrid players to get themselves sent-off

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Top-class ridiculous tactics from the Special One Jose Mourinho has pulled some stunts over the years, but this is definitely up there with OTP's favourites. With key players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos on yellow cards, Real Madrid cruising at 4-0 up against Ajax, and already through to the knockout stages, the Special One allegedly [.

Ian Holloway admits he subbed Stephen Crainey by mistake

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Communication cock-up over soundalike Seasiders Blackpool gaffer Ian Holloway has admitted his substitution of left-back Stephen Crainey during the victory over Wolves was unintentional. The erroneous change came when Olly's backroom staff got their -neys in a twist. The Seasiders manager had wanted to replace striker Luke Varney with David Carney, and use the Australian [.

OTP Podcast: Episode 1 – Wenger Bottles It

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It's here! The OTP Podcast is here Otp Podcast Ep.1 Wenger Bottles It by Off The Post on Mixcloud Just like the marauding Johan Elmander at the Reebok the OTP podcast is finally opening it's account for the season. The weekend's games threw up some fascinating results and, most importantly, a plethora of [.

Top 10 worst signings of the season so far

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Dud deals Following hot on the heels of yesterday's best signings, here is the worst signings of the season so far. The Premier League transfer market dabbling which currently look like the buying clubs involved were ripped off. 1. Laurent Koscielny Arsene Wenger spent relatively big on his defence this summer, not least £8.

Do you think it’s a slow news day at BBC Sport?

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Us too 'There is no football news today so why don't you all just kick-back and watch a pretty poor football film, and just be thankful that we didn't show you one of the sequels instead.'

OTP’s dislikes of the season so far – The first five

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Rant, rant, rant, rant, rant Having intended to make a simple Top Ten feature out of this, it seems OTP is more grumpy than it first thought. To stop the blood from boiling, we have gone for a half today, half tomorrow approach. If any of these don't annoy you, you're either a saint or [...]

Hard Tackle: Bastian Schweinsteiger and his dirty red sex glove cop a feel of Thomas Muller

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Unhand me, you Schweini Bundesliga sex pest Bastian Schweinsteiger might want to consider ditching the incriminating red gloves next time he attempts to touch-up a team-mate in front of the TV cameras. The Bayern Munich midfielder was quite literally caught red-handed having a crafty squeeze of Little Tommy Muller.

Top 10 #footballermashup suggestions

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Yeah, there's a hashtag OTP's Twitter account was a flurry of activity yesterday (follow us, if you don't already) with a little game that, as far as we know, we invented called #footballermashup. There are no rules, but creating a footballer by mashing up the names of two or more existing footballers is a pretty [.

Do you think it’s a slow news day at BBC Sport?

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Us too 'There is no football news today so why don't you all just kick-back and watch a pretty poor football film, and just be thankful that we didn't show you one of the sequels instead.'


It’s bathtime for Kevin Davies and his Y-fronts

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Bolton skipper cools down after the match Kevin Davies' love affair with Twitter might start to fade soon. Hot on the heels of the tabloid storm caused by revelations on Twitter that he keeps burning Pop Tarts, comes this photo. Snapped by Bolton team-mate Stuart Holden and uploaded to the social networking site, it will [.

Hard Tackle: Bastian Schweinsteiger and his dirty red sex glove cop a feel of Thomas Muller

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Unhand me, you Schweini Bundesliga sex pest Bastian Schweinsteiger might want to consider ditching the incriminating red gloves next time he attempts to touch-up a team-mate in front of the TV cameras. The Bayern Munich midfielder was quite literally caught red-handed having a crafty squeeze of Little Tommy Muller.

Top 10 #footballermashup suggestions

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Yeah, there's a hashtag OTP's Twitter account was a flurry of activity yesterday (follow us, if you don't already) with a little game that, as far as we know, we invented called #footballermashup. There are no rules, but creating a footballer by mashing up the names of two or more existing footballers is a pretty [.

Video: Referee Michael Oliver fouls Blackburn’s Gael Givet

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Givet as good as you get get Blackburn defender Gael Givet was on the receiving end of some harsh refereeing during Blackburn's victory over Aston Villa. The French defender was the victim of a nasty body-check by referee Michael Oliver. Givet was off-balance and preparing to jump when the ref dangerously barged into him.

Video: Horrendous Brazilian goalkeeping howler

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Caught out by the dodgy floodlights When the goalkeeper of Brazilian lower league side Sinop saw a free-kick from opponents Operario ballooned into the air, he decided to just watch it safely over the bar. Or so he thought. A combination of dreadful weather conditions, ridiculously poor lighting and a freakish dip on the free-kick [.

Video: Ajax’s Luis Suarez gets bitey

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Fangs a lot Luis Suarez will reflect that 2010 was probably not the year he did the best work towards his image management. The World Cup bad boy enhanced his reputation by biting Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven. The incident happened during a scuffle following the dismissal of Suarez's Ajax team-mate Rasmus Lindren.

The Football weekend in numbers

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Stats the way, aha aha, I like it 2 – Bolton have now lost half as many games in the Premier League as Chelsea and Arsenal. 0 – Villa have played seven games against bottom half teams. They have not won a single game, and lost 2-0 to Blackburn yesterday. 28 – Number of combined [...]


OTP’s English team of the season so far

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Is this the root of the problem? After the dross served up at Wembley Stadium Fabio Capello received media lambasting, again. I can't really see the logic in clamouring for the Italian to blood young talent and then criticising him when the under perform. Instead of constantly putting down the manager, is it not time [.

Ridiculous quote of the day: Butt out Jose Mourinho

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Appraisal from Madrid "But how? Has he lost again? It's incredible. They are already nine points behind..." Jose Mourinho gives his verdict on Rafa Benitez's accomplishments at Inter Milan thus far.


Top 10 signings of the season so far

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The best of summer transfer window '10 With the halfway point in the Premier League season looming large, OTP take a look at which of the league's new recruits have made the biggest impression to date. 1. Javier Hernandez Getting the paperwork all signed off before the World Cup might just go down as one [.

‘Do Are Ya? Jon Walters’ Movember moustache goes from strength-to-strength

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Top lip fun A couple of Stoke City players have been supporting Movember with some rather fetching facial hair but few footballers, nay people, wear a moustache quite as well as Jon Walters. And with the super 'tache helping him to a brace against West Brom at the weekend it is unlikely Walters will be [.

Eric Cantona sparks a global financial revolution

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Eric says kill the banks Once upon a time, Eric Cantona used to terrorise Premier League defences and the occasional Crystal Palace fan. Now it looks like it's some of the world's largest financial institutions he poses a big threat to. That's because of seemingly run-of-the-mill interview he granted to a French regional newspaper combined [.

It’s bathtime for Kevin Davies and his Y-fronts

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Bolton skipper cools down after the match Kevin Davies' love affair with Twitter might start to fade soon. Hot on the heels of the tabloid storm caused by revelations on Twitter that he keeps burning Pop Tarts, comes this photo. Snapped by Bolton team-mate Stuart Holden and uploaded to the social networking site, it will [.

Eric Cantona sparks a global financial revolution

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Eric says kill the banks Once upon a time, Eric Cantona used to terrorise Premier League defences and the occasional Crystal Palace fan. Now it looks like its some of the world's largest financial institutions he poses a big threat to. That's because of seemingly run-of-the-mill interview he granted to a French regional newspaper combined [.

‘Do Are Ya? Jon Walters’ Movember moustache goes from strength-to-strength

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Top lip fun A couple of Stoke City players have been supporting Movember with some rather fetching facial hair but few footballers, nay people, wear a moustache quite as well as Jon Walters. And with the super 'tache helping him to a brace against West Brom at the weekend it is unlikely Walters will be [.

Top 10 signings of the season so far

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The best of summer transfer window '10 With the halfway point in the Premier League season looming large, OTP take a look at which of the league's new recruits have made the biggest impression to date. 1. Javier Hernandez Getting the paperwork all signed off before the World Cup might just go down as one [.

OTP’s English team of the season so far

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Is this the root of the problem? After the dross served up at Wembley Stadium Fabio Capello received media lambasting, again. I can't really see the logic in clamouring for the Italian to blood young talent and then criticising him when the under perform. Instead of constantly putting down the manager, is it not time [.

Ridiculous quote of the day: Butt out Jose Mourinho

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Appraisal from Madrid "But how? Has he lost again? It's incredible. They are already nine points behind..." Jose Mourinho gives his verdict on Rafa Benitez's accomplishments at Inter Milan thus far.

Video: Water bottle bears the brunt of Arsene Wenger’s frustrations

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L'eau and behold Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rarely betrays much emotion on the touchline. But we were given an interested insight into the Frenchman's mind as his side surrendered a 2-0 home lead over local rivals Tottenham to lose the match. It turns out that when Wenger does snap, it is inanimate plastic objects he [.

Video: Referee Michael Oliver fouls Blackburn’s Gael Givet

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Givet as good as you get get Blackburn defender Gael Givet was on the receiving end of some harsh refereeing during Blackburn's victory over Aston Villa. The French defender was the victim of a nasty body-check by referee Michael Oliver. Givet was off-balance and preparing to jump when the ref dangerously barged into him.

Video: Horrendous Brazilian goalkeeping howler

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Caught out by the dodgy floodlights When the goalkeeper of Brazilian lower league side Sinop saw a free-kick from opponents Operario ballooned into the air, he decided to just watch it safely over the bar. Or so he thought. A combination of dreadful weather conditions, ridiculously poor lighting and a freakish dip on the free-kick [.

Video: Ajax’s Luis Suarez gets bitey

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Fangs a lot Luis Suarez will reflect that 2010 was probably not the year he did the best work towards his image management. The World Cup bad boy enhanced his reputation by biting Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven. The incident happened during a scuffle following the dismissal of Suarez's Ajax team-mate Rasmus Lindren.

The Football weekend in numbers

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Stats the way, aha aha, I like it 2 – Bolton have now lost half as many games in the Premier League as Chelsea and Arsenal. 0 – Villa have played seven games against bottom half teams. They have not won a single game, and lost 2-0 to Blackburn yesterday. 28 – Number of combined [...]

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 20-21 November

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1. It would appear all the talk about this being the worst possible time to face Chelsea was a bit premature. 2. Talk about fickle. Manchester United fans booed Wayne Rooney onto the pitch. One decent switch of play and a header in the vague direction of goal later and thet are chanting his name. [..

Video: Xavi breaks a young girl’s heart

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Get off the bus, Xavi Lost in the chaotic scenes of Spain's jubilant World Cup victory celebrations in Madrid, one girl is left distraught at Xavi's refusal to leave the parade bus to talk to her. Spotted on Pies

Ridiculous quote of the day: John Terry offends disabled people

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It's wheely not for me "It's funny, I was reading what I said about ending up in a wheelchair the other day and I thought to myself, 'You know mate, that's probably not your best plan'. I'd rather play with my kids in the garden, thank you very much. I hope people will appreciate that. [...]

Chicken company owners buy Blackburn Rovers for poultry sum of £23m

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Sorry Blackburn's sale to the Rao family, owners of Indian chicken firm Venky, has been completed for £23 million. The company has bought the club, with previous owners the Jack Walker Trust happy that they have the club's breast interests at heart. Venky's chairman Anuradha J Desai said: "We will absolutely respect the Jack Walker [.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere receives caution for assault

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Gunners star cautioned over street brawl England youngster Jack Wilshere has received a police caution following a scrap outside a nightclub. Wilshere was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in August after an incident in Kensington High Street, London. Wilshere must have feared the worst when one of his friends was charged with [.

Off the post quiz of the week

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He's just a rascal, it's Quizzie Rascal The OTP quiz is back for its second week, so look below for some more questions to keep you entertained in between live footy. Answers follow below, and again, you're only cheating yourselves, and letting me down and yourself down etc. Feel free to post your score below, [.

Newcastle fans vandalise Darren Bent’s car

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 Sunderland striker Darren Bent has revealed that Newcastle fans chanted "Newcastle, Newcastle" while pelting his Land Rover with beer bottles whilst Bent and a friend shopped in Newcastle on Friday evening. Bent's best friend's girlfriend was in the car at the time, and Northumbrian Police were called to the scene , but no arrests [.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere receives caution for assault

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Gunners star cautioned over street brawl England youngster Jack Wilshere has received a police caution following a scrap outside a nightclub. Wilshere was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in August after an incident in Kensington High Street, London. Wilshere must have feared the worst when one of his friends was charged with [.

Chicken company owners buy Blackburn Rovers for poultry sum of £23m

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Sorry Blackburn's sale to the Rao family, owners of Indian chicken firm Venky, has been completed for £23 million. The company has bought the club, with previous owners the Jack Walker Trust happy that they have the club's breast interests at heart. Venky's chairman Anuradha J Desai said: "We will absolutely respect the Jack Walker [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football Betting Tips for 20-21 November

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Bet it be, bet it be, whisper soccer betting, bet it be This weeks treble has a Football League flavour (and that flavour is desperation, hope and desire). Firstly, congratulations to Jay Bothroyd for slightly reminding us that we could all still play for England. By OTP's reckoning, he was between 20th and 25th choice [.

England striker Kevin Davies asks for Pop Tart advice

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Bulky Bolton forward keeps burning his breakfast Bolton's Kevin Davies sought the advice of his Twitter followers after repeatedly burning Pop Tarts. The one-cap England man revealed he was struggling to cook the unhealthy breakfast snack. He tweeted: "Cannot believe i have burnt another pop tart!!" After initial feedback from his Twitter followers, he added: [.

Jack Wilshere: “Get some condoms lol”

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Funny contraception texts from England's brightest star Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere allegedly had a fling with a lap-dancer behind his girlfriend's back, according to The Sun. The 18-year-old cheated on Lauren Neal, who he has been dating for three years, with blonde Jessica Jensen. While that behaviour is hardly to be applauded, it [.

FIFA bans corrupt officials then blames Sunday Times for ‘sensationalist’ reporting

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Don't FIFA make you so mad? Following yesterday's shocking revelations that, yes, some FIFA officials are corrupt, today comes the news that it is all the Sunday Times' fault. Despite the fact that six bent officials were handed bans ranging between one and three years, Sepp Blatter's organisation has now seen fit to hit out [.

Video: Xavi breaks a young girl’s heart

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Get off the bus, Xavi Lost in the chaotic scenes of Spain's jubilant World Cup victory celebrations in Madrid, one girl is left distraught at Xavi's refusal to leave the parade bus to talk to her. Spotted on Pies


Ridiculous quote of the day: John Terry offends disabled people

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It's wheely not for me "It's funny, I was reading what I said about ending up in a wheelchair the other day and I thought to myself, 'You know mate, that's probably not your best plan'. I'd rather play with my kids in the garden, thank you very much. I hope people will appreciate that. [...]


England striker Kevin Davies asks for Pop Tart advice

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Bulky Bolton forward keeps burning his breakfast Bolton's Kevin Davies sought the advice of his Twitter followers after repeatedly burning Pop Tarts. The one-cap England man revealed he was struggling to cook the unhealthy breakfast snack. He tweeted: "Cannot believe i have burnt another pop tart!!" After initial feedback from his Twitter followers, he added: [.

Jack Wilshere: “Get some condoms lol”

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Funny contraception texts from England's brightest star Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere allegedly had a fling with a lap-dancer behind his girlfriend's back, according to The Sun. The 18-year-old cheated on Lauren Neal, who he has been dating for three years, with blonde Jessica Jensen. While that behaviour is hardly to be applauded, it [.

FIFA bans corrupt officials then blames Sunday Times for ‘sensationalist’ reporting

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Don't FIFA make you so mad? Following yesterday's shocking revelations that, yes, some FIFA officials are corrupt, today comes the news that it is all the Sunday Times' fault. Despite the fact that six bent officials were handed bans ranging between one and three years, Sepp Blatter's organisation has now seen fit to hit out [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football Betting Tips for 20-21 November

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Bet it be, bet it be, whisper soccer betting, bet it be This weeks treble has a Football League flavour (and that flavour is desperation, hope and desire). Firstly, congratulations to Jay Bothroyd for slightly reminding us that we could all still play for England. By OTP's reckoning, he was between 20th and 25th choice [.

Video: Owen Coyle names himself in Bolton starting line-up, bags a goal

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The gaffer's still got it Bolton manager Owen Coyle proved he has still got what it takes. He named himself in the Trotters team to face Northern Irish side Cliftonville in a friendly to officially open their new artificial pitch at Solitude. The 44-year-old managed a cheeky chip from the edge of the penalty area [.

Shay Given revels in Manchester City team-mate Joe Hart’s injury

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Bench-warmer spies his chance Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has revealed he hopes Joe Hart's injury keeps him out of action for a couple of weeks so he can stake his claim to be Roberto Mancini's first-choice. Speaking after playing in the Republic of Ireland's defeat to Norway, Given joked that he might benefit from [.

Coming soon: Off The Post Podcast

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Coaxing nonsense from the footballing woodwork That's right, OTP fans, from now on the site is going to be performing for you aurally. Next Wednesday will see the launch of our brand spanking new Off The Post Podcast. Our podcast team of Ben, Alex, Paddy and Stuart will be providing weekly audio slabs of OTP [.

Video: Owen Coyle names himself in Bolton starting line-up, bags a goal

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The gaffer's still got it Bolton manager Owen Coyle proved he has still got what it takes. He named himself in the Trotters team to face Northern Irish side Cliftonville in a friendly to officially open their new artificial pitch at Solitude. The 44-year-old managed a cheeky chip from the edge of the penalty area [.

Coming soon: Off The Post Podcast

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Coaxing nonsense from the footballing woodwork That's right, OTP fans, from now on the site is going to be performing for you aurally. Next Wednesday will see the launch of our brand spanking new Off The Post Podcast. Our podcast team of Ben, Alex, Paddy and Stuart will be providing weekly audio slabs of OTP [.

Kitman: Fabio Capello and his baseball cap

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64-year-old man can't pull off teenage accessory Fabio Capello might have made a few misjudgements as England manager in recent months, but even he knows that you cannot use an umbrella on a rainy night at Wembley. Steve McClaren saw to that. But the Italian still needed some protection from the elements.

Shay Given revels in Manchester City team-mate Joe Hart’s injury

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Bench-warmer spies his chance Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has revealed he hopes Joe Hart's injury keeps him out of action for a couple of weeks so he can stake his claim to be Roberto Mancini's first-choice. Speaking after playing in the Republic of Ireland's defeat to Norway, Given joked that he might benefit from [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo denied a wonder goal by greedy Nani

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Selfish footballer gets his comeuppance Portugal thrashed world champions Spain 4-0 in their friendly last night. But it was very nearly five and the missing goal would have been the pick of the bunch. Cristiano Ronaldo stitched Gerard Pique up like a kipper, doing him for pace before checking inside as the Barcelona defender slid [.

Liverpool fitness coach hits out at Fabio Capello after Steven Gerrard injury

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'Amateurish' and 'absolutely disgraceful' Liverpool conditioning coach Darren Burgess launched a Twitter attack on the England set-up last night for breaking an "agreement" over Steven Gerrard's fitness. The midfielder has been ruled out for up to a month after picking up a hamstring injury in the closing minutes of England's defeat to France.

Kitman: Fabio Capello and his baseball cap

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64-year-old man can't pull off teenage accessory Fabio Capello might have made a few misjudgements as England manager in recent months, but even he knows that you cannot use an umbrella on a rainy night at Wembley. Steve McClaren saw to that. But the Italian still needed some protection from the elements.

Top five conclusions: England 1-2 France

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1. It is very useful to get a realistic appraisal of where England are: second best to international football's laughing stock. 2. England could start the match with two goalkeepers, a sweeper and an adventurous three-pronged attack. We would still be playing 4-4-2 by the final whistle. 3. Don Fabio is the man who puts [.

Video: Goalkeeping FAIL from Alan Blayney (Northern Ireland v Morocco)

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Time, time, no time, no time, PANIC! The friendly clash between Northern Ireland and Morocco didn't promise a great deal, but it at least delivered an excellent slice of comedy. Linfield goalkeeper Alan Blayney, playing on his home ground at Windsor Park, found out the hard way that Marouane Chamakh is a bit quicker than [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo denied a wonder goal by greedy Nani

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Selfish footballer gets his comeuppance Portugal thrashed world champions Spain 4-0 in their friendly last night. But it was very nearly five and the missing goal would have been the pick of the bunch. Cristiano Ronaldo stitched Gerard Pique up like a kipper, doing him for pace before checking inside as the Barcelona defender slid [.

Liverpool fitness coach hits out at Fabio Capello after Steven Gerrard injury

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'Amateurish' and 'absolutely disgraceful' Liverpool conditioning coach Darren Burgess launched a Twitter attack on the England set-up last night for breaking an "agreement" over Steven Gerrard's fitness. The midfielder has been ruled out for up to a month after picking up a hamstring injury in the closing minutes of England's defeat to France.

Photos: Monaco’s Petter Hansson loses a false tooth during match

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DIY dentistry in France These cracking photos were snapped during Monaco's Ligue Un match against Arles-Avignon last weekend. Monaco's Swedish defender Petter Hansson found himself in a bit of a collision with Deme N'Diaye in which a false teeth was knocked out of his mouth. This dislodged denture was photographed flying through the air.

Wasted Talent: Footballers who didn’t fulfill their potential

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Just brings a tear to the eye It is the English way, and it is the football way. Build them up to knock them down. Wonderkids, new superstars, the next big thing. But it can all go to waste, lost in a flurry of fast cars, crippling injuries or football's most feared graveyard: going off [...]


Liverpool target Antoine Griezmann definitely needs a new goal celebration

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That's not going to work on Merseyside The tabloid rumour mill is today linking Liverpool with a January swoop for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman's only previous mention on OTP came last month when he celebrated his goal against Deportivo La Coruna by jumping into a car parked up behind the goal.

Will Jordan Henderson whip out his WOW! pants if he scores for England?

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Cheeky undies from the England debutant Talk about a quick graduation. Just a year ago Jordan Henderson was featuring on Soccer AM's Skill School. Now he is just hours away from his England debut. The Sunderland youngster interrupts his keepy-uppie routine to pull down his shorts and reveal a pair of Y-fronts featuring the slogan [.

Top five conclusions: England 1-2 France

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1. It is very useful to get a realistic appraisal of where England are: second best to international football's laughing stock. 2. England could start the match with two goalkeepers, a sweeper and an adventurous three-pronged attack. We would still be playing 4-4-2 by the final whistle. 3. Don Fabio is the man who puts [.

Video: Goalkeeping FAIL from Alan Blayney (Northern Ireland v Morocco)

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Time, time, no time, no time, PANIC! The friendly clash between Northern Ireland and Morocco didn't promise a great deal, but it at least delivered an excellent slice of comedy. Linfield goalkeeper Alan Blayney, playing on his home ground at Windsor Park, found out the hard way that Marouane Chamakh is a bit quicker than [.

Will Jordan Henderson whip out his WOW! pants if he scores for England?

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Cheeky undies from the England debutant Talk about a quick graduation. Just a year ago Jordan Henderson was featuring on Soccer AM's Skill School. Now he is just hours away from his England debut. The Sunderland youngster interrupts his keepy-uppie routine to pull down his shorts and reveal a pair of Y-fronts featuring the slogan [.

Liverpool target Antoine Griezmann definitely needs a new goal celebration

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That's not going to work on Merseyside The tabloid rumour mill is today linking Liverpool with a January swoop for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman's only previous mention on OTP came last month when he celebrated his goal against Deportivo La Coruna by jumping into a car parked up behind the goal.

Wasted Talent: Footballers who didn’t fulfill their potential

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Just brings a tear to the eye It is the English way, and it is the football way. Build them up to knock them down. Wonderkids, new superstars, the next big thing. But it can all go to waste, lost in a flurry of fast cars, crippling injuries or football's most feared graveyard: going off [...]

‘Do Are Ya? Cristiano Ronaldo gets a new haircut

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Short back and sides. Tall top The Fresh Prince of Madrid has got himself a new hairdo. Cristiano Ronaldo joined his Portugal team-mates for training yesterday evening sporting a very drastic barnet. It is a variation on a theme of what the Real Madrid man has been sporting this season, but there is no doubt [.

Video: Spain stars rip off their skin to reveal new kit

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Like the Hulk, but red Remember David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Llorente were shamelessly stripping to flog you Spain's new kit? we assumed this was a teaser to them putting the new kit on. But it turns out the new kit was under their skin all along. It does 'come from within' after all. [...]

Photos: Monaco’s Petter Hansson loses a false tooth during match

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DIY dentistry in France These cracking photos were snapped during Monaco's Ligue Un match against Arles-Avignon last weekend. Monaco's Swedish defender Petter Hansson found himself in a bit of a collision with Deme N'Diaye in which a false teeth was knocked out of his mouth. This dislodged denture was photographed flying through the air.

Even David Beckham’s sons laugh at his voice

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Becks now facing stick from all angles David Beckham has revealed that his sons now freely mock his voice. Becks' squeaky London accent has long been a source of material for comedians and a source of much amusement for the British public. Now his three boys are getting in on the act. The ex-England skipper [.

Jordan Henderson is the anti-footballer

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England youngster is "a little bit boring". Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is already getting to grips with the increased scrutiny which accompanies an England call-up. So far he is standing up very well to this from a professional point of view. He's just not sure his personality stands up to the test.

Ridiculous quote of the day: Theo Walcott

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That's 21-year-old Theo Walcott, by the way "I've always believed that, if you're good enough, you're old enough to play, even in the Premier League. It's lovely to see players at such a young age getting the opportunity to play for the national team. It shows youth development is working in the Premier League.

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Video: Is this the greatest miss of all time?

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Qatar choked The big Qatar versus Uzbekistan clash has gone unexpectedly viral thanks to this outrageous miss from Qatar's Fahad Khalfan. The 18-year-old had an open goal and was just two yards out when he decided to get clever and hit the ball with the outside of his left boot. It is probably safe to [.

Wayne Rooney becomes first person in history to return from America lighter

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Wazza sheds half-a-stone in the States Wayne Rooney has returned to Manchester United half-a-stone lighter than when he left. His American bootcamp seems to have agreed with him and he has come back in peak physical condition. Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Wayne's had a good week. He's trained very hard, two days two sessions, three [.

Rafael Van Der Vaart gives an insight into Harry Redknapp’s tactical genius (or not)

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'Arry's secret: no speeches on tactics and an empty clipboard Spurs star Rafael Van Der Vaart has lifted the lid on the extent of Harry Redknapp's tactical nous. And apparently there is not a great deal of it. The Dutchman said: "Harry is a very special man, that's why I already feel at home at [...]


‘Do Are Ya? Cristiano Ronaldo gets a new haircut

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Short back and sides. Tall top The Fresh Prince of Madrid has got himself a new hairdo. Cristiano Ronaldo joined his Portugal team-mates for training yesterday evening sporting a very drastic barnet. It is a variation on a theme of what the Real Madrid man has been sporting this season, but there is no doubt [.

Video: Spain stars rip off their skin to reveal new kit

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Like the Hulk, but red Remember David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Llorente were shamelessly stripping to flog you Spain's new kit? we assumed this was a teaser to them putting the new kit on. But it turns out the new kit was under their skin all along. It does 'come from within' after all. [...]


Video: David Beckham gets up close and personal with ref

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Becks gets pokey

David Beckham's dreams of MLS silverware have once again ended in tears, but he wasn't going to go down without a fight... with the ref.

LA Galaxy lost the MLS Western Conference final 0-3 to FC Dallas. Becks got hot under the collar believing the third goal was offside.

Video: Bastian Schweinsteiger gets spat on

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I spit on you, Schwein

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was more eager than most to hit the showers after his side's victory over Nuremburg. That's because Javier Pinola unleashed a volley of phlegm on him.

OTP doesn't know much about the German language, but Schweini definitely says a word which sounds like it would translate as 'sticky greenie'.

Even David Beckham’s sons laugh at his voice

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Becks now facing stick from all angles

David Beckham has revealed that his sons now freely mock his voice. Becks' squeaky London accent has long been a source of material for comedians and a source of much amusement for the British public. Now his three boys are getting in on the act.

Jordan Henderson is the anti-footballer

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England youngster is "a little bit boring".

Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is already getting to grips with the increased scrutiny which accompanies an England call-up. So far he is standing up very well to this from a professional point of view. He's just not sure his personality stands up to the test.

Ridiculous quote of the day: Theo Walcott

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That's 21-year-old Theo Walcott, by the way

"I've always believed that, if you're good enough, you're old enough to play, even in the Premier League. It's lovely to see players at such a young age getting the opportunity to play for the national team. It shows youth development is working in the Premier League.

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Video: Is this the greatest miss of all time?

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Qatar choked

The big Qatar versus Uzbekistan clash has gone unexpectedly viral thanks to this outrageous miss from Qatar's Fahad Khalfan. The 18-year-old had an open goal and was just two yards out when he decided to get clever and hit the ball with the outside of his left boot.

Wayne Rooney becomes first person in history to return from America lighter

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Wazza sheds half-a-stone in the States

Wayne Rooney has returned to Manchester United half-a-stone lighter than when he left. His American bootcamp seems to have agreed with him and he has come back in peak physical condition.

Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Wayne's had a good week.

Rafael Van Der Vaart gives an insight into Harry Redknapp’s tactical genius (or not)

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'Arry's secret: no speeches on tactics and an empty clipboard

Spurs star Rafael Van Der Vaart has lifted the lid on the extent of Harry Redknapp's tactical nous. And apparently there is not a great deal of it.

The Dutchman said: "Harry is a very special man, that's why I already feel at home at Spurs.

The Premier League weekend in numbers

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One for the geeks out there... Each week on a Monday, OTP will choose ten statistics that it considers interesting, newsworthy, and downright nerdy for you to get your teeth into. 241 Number of home games in all competitions since Chelsea last lost by three goals. March 2003 to Manchester United. 82 Number [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 13-14 November

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1. OTP really likes Chelsea's new red and white home kit. Very nice. 2. Only Manchester United can suffer what appears to be a disappointing result only to find they've moved a point closer to their title rivals by the end of the weekend. 3. Gareth Bale is a great header of the ball. Next [...]

Ball boy collapses in Hercules v Real Sociedad match

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Spain has had more than its fair share of on-field tragedies in the last few years, with the deaths of Antonio Puerta and Jarque. There was cleary concern, therefore, when a ball boy collapsed shortly before the start of the second half in the game between Hercules and Real Sociedad. The story had a happy [.

Kitman: Darren Fletcher has no name and no number

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You cannot define me Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher flew in the face of Premier League rules by playing without so much as a number on his shirt during the second-half against Aston Villa. Fletcher, presumably already on his second shirt of the afternoon, had to remove his jersey due to bloodstains on it.

Dear French commentators, please call Jay Bothroyd useless

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England surprise pick responds well to criticism The undoubted big surprise in Fabio Capello's England squad to face France was the inclusion of Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd. The Bluebirds star is the first Championship player to be named in the squad since Three Lions goalscoring legend David Nugent, who retains a 100 per cent [.

Video: Not even paper balls get past Iker Casillas

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Footballer suffers unlikely run-in with the tabloids Real Madrid goalie Iker 'Wastepaper Basket' Casillas proved he is well placed to handle Adidas' next World Cup ball if they decide the Jabulani just wasn't light enough. The Spaniard made easy work of a rolled up newspaper hurled at him by fans of Sporting Gijon during their [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 13-14 November

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1. OTP really likes Chelsea's new red and white home kit. Very nice. 2. Only Manchester United can suffer what appears to be a disappointing result only to find they've moved a point closer to their title rivals by the end of the weekend. 3. Gareth Bale is a great header of the ball. Next [...]


Ball boy collapses in Hercules v Real Sociedad match

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Spain has had more than its fair share of on-field tragedies in the last few years, with the deaths of Antonio Puerta and Jarque. There was cleary concern, therefore, when a ball boy collapsed shortly before the start of the second half in the game between Hercules and Real Sociedad. The story had a happy [.

Kitman: Darren Fletcher has no name and no number

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You cannot define me Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher flew in the face of Premier League rules by playing without so much as a number on his shirt during the second-half against Aston Villa. Fletcher, presumably already on his second shirt of the afternoon, had to remove his jersey due to bloodstains on it.

Off the post quiz of the week

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Quizzle my nizzle It's a weekend, no one wants to to tedious tasks like reading long articles, going to B and Q or spending time with a girl. What better way to lube yourself into the football weekend than by a cheeky little quiz. Answers follow below, but as we all know from those heady [...]


Mark Lawrenson’s Comedy Column

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The great predictator Friday now becomes my favourite day of the working week (of course it was anyway) as I wait with anticipation for Lawro's musings. I imagine him, fingers moving thoughtfully through moustache, surveying the football scene like a baron looking over his acres. Matter not, it's verbal faeces again this week: Manchester City [.

Mark Lawrenson’s Comedy Column

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The great predictator Friday now becomes my favourite day of the working week (of course it was anyway) as I wait with anticipation for Lawro's musings. I imagine him, fingers moving thoughtfully through moustache, surveying the football scene like a baron looking over his acres. Matter not, it's verbal faeces again this week: Manchester City [.

Cousin of Paul the psychic octopus gets gig in Blackpool

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Just when you thought you'd seen the back of magic molluscs var vaunit_unit_type=0; var vaunit_width=560; var vaunit_height=280; var vaunit_id=897; The cousin of late octopus oracle Paul has got a job predicting the results of Blackpool's matches. Ollie the octopus, who was born in the same tank as his cousin, has got a new job at [.

Video: David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Llorente in gratuitous strip for new Spain kit

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Putting the tease in striptease Generally kit launches involve footballers putting clothes on. But Adidas have gone against the grain with this teaser for the new Spain kit, which will be unveiled on Monday. Barcelona's David Villa, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso and Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente strip out of the shirt which saw them to [.

Off the post quiz of the week

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Quizzle my nizzle It's a weekend, no one wants to to tedious tasks like reading long articles, going to B and Q or spending time with a girl. What better way to lube yourself into the football weekend than by a cheeky little quiz. Answers follow below, but as we all know from those heady [...]

Video: David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Llorente in gratuitous strip for new Spain kit

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Putting the tease in striptease Generally kit launches involve footballers putting clothes on. But Adidas have gone against the grain with this teaser for the new Spain kit, which will be unveiled on Monday. Barcelona's David Villa, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso and Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente strip out of the shirt which saw them to [.

Video: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sent-off

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Special One gets a special seat in the stands Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands during last night's Copa Del Rey match between Real Madrid and Real Murcia. The ex-Chelsea boss's lip got too much for the referee in the end and he was dismissed for dissent. The final straw appears to come when [...]


Morten Gamst Pedersen wants a date with Joey Barton

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Blackburn star wants to take Toon bad boy to dinner Ladies, if you have been wondering how to get a Premier League footballer to take you out to dinner, the answer it would appear is to punch them in the midriff. That works for Morten Gamst Pedersen. Just days after being punched by [...]


The world is watching. Huge weekend for…

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From massage parlours to Molineux Avram Grant Avram Grant was last season reported to be a regular visitor of massage parlours. Whilst it is difficult to avoid any horrendous pull him off before half-time or balls slowly pushed through the defence gags, Grant's year looks like having anything but a happy ending.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Top football betting tips for 13-14 November

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Bet it be, bet it be, whisper soccer betting, bet it be First bet this week is a simple little sausage. Fernando 'Tozza' Torres has sprung into life very much like a kid whose been caught sleeping at the back of a maths lesson. "I wasn't asleep sir, sorry sir, I'll listen much harder now". [...]


Cousin of Paul the psychic octopus gets gig in Blackpool

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Just when you thought you'd seen the back of magic molluscs var vaunit_unit_type=0; var vaunit_width=300; var vaunit_height=250; var vaunit_id=897; The cousin of late octopus oracle Paul has got a job predicting the results of Blackpool's matches. Ollie the octopus, who was born in the same tank as his cousin, has got a new job at [.

The world is watching. Huge weekend for…

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From massage parlours to Molineux Avram Grant Avram Grant was last season reported to be a regular visitor of massage parlours. Whilst it is difficult to avoid any horrendous pull him off before half-time or balls slowly pushed through the defence gags, Grant's year looks like having anything but a happy ending.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Top football betting tips for 13-14 November

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Bet it be, bet it be, whisper soccer betting, bet it be First bet this week is a simple little sausage. Fernando 'Tozza' Torres has sprung into life very much like a kid whose been caught sleeping at the back of a maths lesson. "I wasn't asleep sir, sorry sir, I'll listen much harder now". [...]

Save Ian Holloway!

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Back Olly in quit threat Blackpool manager and quite possibly OTP's favourite football manager ever Ian Holloway has threatened to quit his job if he faces Premier League action over his team selection for last night's match against Aston Villa. Holloway made 10 changes ahead of the match, but the Seasiders were just minutes away [.

Video: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sent-off

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Special One gets a special seat in the stands Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands during last night's Copa Del Rey match between Real Madrid and Real Murcia. The ex-Chelsea boss's lip got too much for the referee in the end and he was dismissed for dissent. The final straw appears to come when [...]

Morten Gamst Pedersen wants a date with Joey Barton

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Blackburn star wants to take Toon bad boy to dinner Ladies, if you have been wondering how to get a Premier League footballer to take you out to dinner, the answer it would appear is to punch them in the midriff. That works for Morten Gamst Pedersen. Just days after being punched by [...]

Video: Cheeky chipped penalty goes horribly wrong

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That's gone down the Pan-enka Ah, the Panenka penalty. If you can pull it off then you look as cool as a cucumber. If you mess it up then you look like an absolute idiot and everyone in the stadium wonders why you don't just put your foot through it and hope for the best. [...]


Save Ian Holloway!

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Back Olly in quit threat Blackpool manager and quite possibly OTP's favourite football manager ever Ian Holloway has threatened to quit his job if he faces Premier League action over his team selection for last night's match against Aston Villa. Holloway made 10 changes ahead of the match, but the Seasiders were just minutes away [.

Video: Gerard Pique throws sunflower seeds at disgruntled fan

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Bald gent bears the brunt of Barca's snack-time Pipas (sunflower seeds to you or me if we even knew what they looked like) are as much a part of the Spanish footballing experience as ridiculous dives and over-exuberant hand gestures. A large proportion of fans sit picking at the seeds for the full 90 [.

Video: Cheeky chipped penalty goes horribly wrong

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That's gone down the Pan-enka Ah, the Panenka penalty. If you can pull it off then you look as cool as a cucumber. If you mess it up then you look like an absolute idiot and everyone in the stadium wonders why you don't just put your foot through it and hope for the best. [...]

Video: Gerard Pique throws sunflower seeds at disgruntled fan

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Bald gent bears the brunt of Barca's snack-time Pipas (sunflower seeds to you or me if we even knew what they looked like) are as much a part of the Spanish footballing experience as ridiculous dives and over-exuberant hand gestures. A large proportion of fans sit picking at the seeds for the full 90 [.

Mick McCarthy’s hilarious reaction to Cesc Fabregas’s nasty foul

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Stop yo bitching Even when Mick McCarthy's Wolves players are on the receiving end of bad challenges he still likes to use it as an opportunity to defend past/future misdemeanours by his squad. So when Cesc Fabregas made a reckless lunge on defender Stephen Ward there was no chance of Mick moaning that his player [.

Kitman: Carlo Ancelotti is not a hat person

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We'd rather be cold To any Premier League chairman who think that employing an Italian manager guarantees you a stylish touchline presence, please take heed of this photo. Close up photo after the jump.

Hard Tackle: Carlos Tevez gives Rio Ferdinand his prostate examination

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Ouch! Carlos Tevez was always likely to be rekindling some old relationships during last night's Manchester derby, but this wasn't exactly what we expected. His former Man Utd team-mate Rio Ferdinand will no doubt be doing his very best cowboy walk around Carrington today. Sadly, this was probably the pick of the action from the [.

Video diary of a World Cup curse, with Mick Jagger

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The mascot of doom hits YouTube One of the few things you could guarantee at the World Cup was that if Mick Jagger was there supporting you, you were going home. The world's worst cheerleader had his cursed visits captured on camera by his friend Matt Clifford and have now made it onto YouTube. They [.

Manchester United fans’ Marc-Vivien Foe graffiti on pub near his memorial plaque

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Tensions rise ahead of the derby Manchester United fans have turned the temperature up on the simmering tempers ahead of the Manchester derby with sick graffiti taunts about late Manchester City midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe. The abuse was sprawled on the wall of a pub, close to a memorial plaque to the Cameroonian.

Video: Hilarious own goal / team-mate knock-out

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Up there with the all-time greats of own goals This bizarre own goal comes from the Irish Combined Counties Football League Division 3, which regular readers will know we don't feature all that often. Melville Celtic are playing Ballymahon B. The Ballymahon keeper safely collects the ball and attempts to punt it downfield.

Video: Sprinklers go off during Birmingham v West Ham match

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Hose are ya? Premier League groundsman pride themselves on their slick passing surfaces to keep the action at break-neck speed. But we cannot help but feel that Birmingham's groundsman might be taking things a bit too far. Their draw with West Ham at St Andrews last weekend was interrupted mid-match when the sprinklers went off.

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones calls local media ‘fools and buffoons’ in press conference

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You, sir, are a buffoon Cardiff boss Dave Jones has gone on the offensive against local journalists after the backlash that followed his side's derby defeat to Swansea last weekend. Jones had come in for criticism over his team selection, tactics and approach to the match, but that was nothing compared to his appraisal of [.

Biggest Manchester derby moments of the Premier League era

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Good, bad, and very ugly (without resorting to Carlos Tevez/Luke Chadwick teasing) 1. The refusal of Fergie to complete the signing of Carlos Tevez could be considered his single biggest failure as United manager. That he left to join rivals City was almost too much, made even more unbearable by the banners displayed around Manchester [.

Video: Joey Barton punches Morten Gamst Pedersen

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Mr Angry gets angry again With Joey Barton being touted for an England call-up in some circles he clearly decided that meant he hadn't pressed the self-destruct button enough of late. The Newcastle midfielder punched Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen in the chest after the most minor of shoulder brushes between the pair.

Mick McCarthy’s hilarious reaction to Cesc Fabregas’s nasty foul

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Stop yo bitching Even when Mick McCarthy's Wolves players are on the receiving end of bad challenges he still likes to use it as an opportunity to defend past/future misdemeanours by his squad. So when Cesc Fabregas made a reckless lunge on defender Stephen Ward there was no chance of Mick moaning that his player [.

Kitman: Carlo Ancelotti is not a hat person

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We'd rather be cold To any Premier League chairman who think that employing an Italian manager guarantees you a stylish touchline presence, please take heed of this photo. Close up photo after the jump.


Hard Tackle: Carlos Tevez gives Rio Ferdinand his prostate examination

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Ouch! Carlos Tevez was always likely to be rekindling some old relationships during last night's Manchester derby, but this wasn't exactly what we expected. His former Man Utd team-mate Rio Ferdinand will no doubt be doing his very best cowboy walk around Carrington today. Sadly, this was probably the pick of the action from the [.

Video: Joey Barton punches Morten Gamst Pedersen

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Mr Angry gets angry again With Joey Barton being touted for an England call-up in some circles he clearly decided that meant he hadn't pressed the self-destruct button enough of late. The Newcastle midfielder punched Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen in the chest after the most minor of shoulder brushes between the pair.

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones calls local media ‘fools and buffoons’ in press conference

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You, sir, are a buffoon Cardiff boss Dave Jones has gone on the offensive against local journalists after the backlash that followed his side's derby defeat to Swansea last weekend. Jones had come in for criticism over his team selection, tactics and approach to the match, but that was nothing compared to his appraisal of [.

Biggest Manchester derby moments of the Premier League era

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Good, bad, and very ugly (without resorting to Carlos Tevez/Luke Chadwick teasing) 1. The refusal of Fergie to complete the signing of Carlos Tevez could be considered his single biggest failure as United manager. That he left to join rivals City was almost too much, made even more unbearable by the banners displayed around Manchester [.

Video: Sprinklers go off during Birmingham v West Ham match

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Hose are ya? Premier League groundsman pride themselves on their slick passing surfaces to keep the action at break-neck speed. But we cannot help but feel that Birmingham's groundsman might be taking things a bit too far. Their draw with West Ham at St Andrews last weekend was interrupted mid-match when the sprinklers went off.

Video: Hilarious own goal / team-mate knock-out

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Up there with the all-time greats of own goals This bizarre own goal comes from the Irish Combined Counties Football League Division 3, which regular readers will know we don't feature all that often. Melville Celtic are playing Ballymahon B. The Ballymahon keeper safely collects the ball and attempts to punt it downfield.

Manchester United fans’ Marc-Vivien Foe graffiti on pub near his memorial plaque

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Tensions rise ahead of the derby Manchester United fans have turned the temperature up on the simmering tempers ahead of the Manchester derby with sick graffiti taunts about late Manchester City midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe. The abuse was sprawled on the wall of a pub, close to a memorial plaque to the Cameroonian.

Video diary of a World Cup curse, with Mick Jagger

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The mascot of doom hits YouTube One of the few things you could guarantee at the World Cup was that if Mick Jagger was there supporting you, you were going home. The world's worst cheerleader had his cursed visits captured on camera by his friend Matt Clifford and have now made it onto YouTube. They [.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy on his visit to a psychologist

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Mick sets the shrink straight OTP noted that Mick McCarthy's emotional rollercoaster during last Saturday's defeat to Manchester United was all too apparent and made uncomfortable viewing at times. But the Wolves boss has reassured concerned hacks that he is not going loopy and that he has a sports therapist on hand should he feel [.

Wayne Bridge plays Call of Duty: Black Ops against a cohort of foreign celebrities, including Clarence Seedorf

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Footballer helps to launch footballers' favourite hobby Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge was on hand to launch the gaming sensation that is Call of Duty: Black Ops at Battersea Power Station. Wayne claimed: "I don't get to play it much." But he subsequently proved that he plays it a fair bit more than Clarence Seedorf [.

Cristiano Ronaldo performs new skill

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The backpass gag is there for all to see You can hate Cristiano Ronaldo. You can let his diving, his histrionics and his petulance annoy you. But then he does something that makes you realise why kids simply idolise him. CR7 served up the latest addition to his showboat diary with a pass that is [...

Frank Lampard: ‘If you call Wayne Rooney thick, then you’re thick’

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I know you are, I said you are, but what am I? Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has sprung to the defence of England colleague Wayne Rooney, saying people who call him thick are actually thick themselves. Lampard said people make "lazy" assumptions on Rooney based on his background and the fact that he is a [.

Video: Dirk Kuyt and Jim Rosenthal talk police horses with ‘fat asses’

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Cringeworthy TV alert OK, the news that Dirk Kuyt's car was sat on by a police horse is pretty humorous. But we cannot help but feel that Five's decision to open their show with some Jeremy Kyle-esque treatment of this issue was a bit excessive. Kuyt soon lightens the mood. Cue hysterical nervous laughs from [.

Video: Another keeper celebrates his penalty success a bit too soon

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More celebration fail fun Remember Khalid Askri, the goalkeeper who was off celebrating his penalty save while the ball rolled into the net? The stage might not be as big but this penalty FAIL is arguably even more spectacular. The keeper watches the ball bounce safely off the crossbar and away from his goal.

Video: Raymond Domenech goes all Lady Gaga

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Ex-France boss works on his p-p-p-poker face With his reputation as a football manager in tatters, former France coach Raymond Domenech has reinvented himself as a poker player. This cheeky little advert shows Domenech heading to Thailand to master the art of poker. It is all part of the build-up to a poker tournament that [.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway reiterates that all his best players are leaving

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Tangerines gaffer admits Charlie Adam will probably walk If there was such thing as a DVD box-set of Ian Holloway interviews, it would definitely be on OTP's Christmas list. Alas, there isn't. But that needn't stop his enjoying all the wonderful things he has to say. The Blackpool manager's favourite topic of conversation earlier this [.

Mark Lawrenson’s Comedy Column – Midweek Special

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More time for research? No point It seems a while since we had the excitement of three rounds of Premier League fixtures in eight days. But alongside the added interest and media delights comes the dross (and I am not referring to the first half of Stoke v Birmingham). Yes, Lawro has put down his [..

John Barnes delays visiting his newborn child and wife to be a pundit on second half of Liverpool v Chelsea

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Sky pundit's interesting priorities There lots of ways a little baby can come into this world. But playing second fiddle to Richard Keys is not a pleasant way by anyone's standards. That's precisely how Alexander Barnes arrived yesterday. Dad John was busy being a Sky Sports pundit on the Liverpool-Chelsea match and missed the birth.

John Barnes misses birth of child for Sky Sports

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Surely he is never going to be allowed to conceive again? You have to admire the bottle, the priorities, the passion and the downright stupidity! Former England star John Barnes was booked by Sky Sports to be one of their 'expert' summarisers for the Liverpool Chelsea game yesterday. With his wife Andrea going into labour, [.

Random ‘Fresh Juicy Mangoes £5′ banner at Liverpool v Chelsea

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Extortionate fruit art and crafts hilarity Never let it be said that Liverpool is the best place to buy your fruit and veg. Not judging by the prices on display at Anfield yesterday, anyway. This joker had penned a suitably bizarre banner and decided to launch an attempt to get himself on TV. And it [.

Video: Peter Crouch gives Steinsson a nasty kick in the Gretars

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Peter Crouch's spindly legs might look like they would snap on impact, but it turns out they actually come quite keen if they get you in the right place. Just ask Gretar Steinsson, who spent most of the weekend talking in a comedy high-pitched voice. His weekend was brightened by the fact that he kept [.

Competition: Win tickets to Portsmouth v Doncaster Rovers

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Watch some footy for free, courtesy of OTP and npower Are you a massive Pompey fan? We've got five pairs of tickets to give away to the game against Doncaster Rovers this weekend. Read on to find out how to watch your team play free of charge. npower's Football Saver* scheme for new customers is [...

Video: Benfica keeper Roberto pelted with golf balls and a live chicken

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Porto fans proved their lack of respect for health and safety regulations is rivalled only by their scant regard for animal rights by throwing golf balls and a live chicken at Benfica goalkeeper Roberto during yesterday's 5-0 win over their rivals. The gang at 101GreatGoals can at least explain the chicken incident, but the golf [.

Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan unaware of “drug-fuelled orgy” at their house

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Toon pair's homelife gets more crazy by the minute Just this time last week we revealed that Andy Carroll was supposed to be reading bedtime stories to Kevin Nolan's kids following Newcastle's 5-1 victory over Sunderland. Instead (alleges the News of the World) he opted to take two 20-year-old women to one of Nolans bedrooms [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 6-7 November

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1. Woohoo! House party at Kevin Nolan's place! 2. And Manchester United are welcome to celebrate. They enjoyed pretty much the perfect weekend. 3. Last week we concluded that Fernando Torres was dangerously close to playing himself into form. This week it's safe to assume he has made it. 4. European hangover?

FIFA 11 = a world where Maicon is faster than Gareth Bale

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E-eh? Sports. It's in the game We reckon there is enough evidence from last Tuesday's match between Spurs and Inter Milan to compile a sizeable dossier to present to EA Sports and tell them that, in all likelihood, Gareth Bale is in fact a teeny bit faster than Maicon. Spotted on Pies

FC Basel in bizarre tennis ball protest

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Roger Federer fever hits Swiss football Fans of Swiss team FC Basel voiced their disapproval after the Swiss authorities moved the time of their game against FC Luzern by throwing hundreds of tennis balls onto the playing surface. The reaction was in a response to the televising of the tennis tournament held nearby, which saw [.

Mark Lawrenson’s comedy column

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I predict a riot I'll be honest, I'm not Lawro's biggest fan. In fact, it infuriates me more than much else in this beautiful game than a man that resembles a drunken uncle stumbles through a six figure salary. Nothing brings this to a head more than his prediction column for BBC Sport, in which [...

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Top football betting tips for 6-7 November

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Bet's all just be friends It has been a more successful fortnight for Mr 365 and Mr Ladbrokes than for Mr Storey, so time to get back on the profit train (many of you will not believe that said train has left the platform). To please Neil and his comment last week, I will run [...]

The world is watching. Huge weekend for…

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And not a Roy Hodgson in sight Manchester City It is the biggest week of Roberto Mancini's tenure at Manchester City. Do or die. Last weekend City were defeated by a side that hadn't won since the opening day. Such cock-ups can simply not be afforded for a club looking for success and an owner [...]

Liverpool come up with a cunning plan to soften the blow of losing Fernando Torres

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But will their fans fall for it? Liverpool have found a possible way to lessen the outrage of their fans if they lose Fernando Torres in January they want to sign Fernando Llorente Torres as his replacement. With the rumour mill still suggested that Torres will be on his way to Barcelona, Manchester City [.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is the Premier League’s most active manager on the touchline

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Mick clocks up the miles Wolves might not be destined to win the league this season, but they do top at least one table. Manager Mick McCarthy is the Premier League's biggest touchline pacer. Research shows McCarthy clocks up 4.3 miles by wandering around his technical area while urging his side on. The 51-year-old covers [.

Real Madrid midfielder Ruben De La Red forced to retire

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Heart defect forces young talent out of the game Yesterday football received the sad news that 25-year-old midfielder Ruben De La Red has been forced to retire due a heart problem. He has been unable to play for two years since collapsing in a cup game against Real Union in October 2008. The player released [.

Guardian reckon Holland coach Bert Van Marwijk is a manly man

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Just call him Butch Bert Oooh, look at that Butch coach. Arsene Wenger doesn't stand a chance!

Steve Bruce: Newcastle tannoy setlist ‘lacked etiquette’

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Cheer up, Stevie Bruce Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has accused Newcastle of lacking etiquette after The Monkees' Daydream Believer was played over the stadium tannoy at the end of his side's humiliating 5-1 derby defeat on Sunday. The Toon Army had taunted Bruce all afternoon with a reworked version of the 1960s hit.

Rafa Benitez hits out at Roy Hodgson with bizarre ‘priest on a mountain of sugar’ rant

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Woy's a pwiest Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez has taken another swipe at the man who took his old job. The Spaniard has compared Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson to 'a priest on a mountain of sugar'. He said: "I think that Mr Hodgson, he doesn't understand. Every single press conference is even worse than the [.

Hard Tackle: Fiorentina’s Mario Santana flashes his bits

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Not so much shirt-pulling as short-pulling Fans of Fiorentina and Catania got to see a lot more of Mario Santana than they expected after this tussle for the balls. We are not sure exactly what the Catania defender is trying to do, but Little Mario got quite an airing. Unlike his namesake Carlos, this Santana [.

Video: Czech side do synchronised forward rolls during match

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In-game gymnastics A big defensive clearance would usually result in most English clubs enduring a few disparaging cries of "Hoof!", but for Czech third division side Lisen it simply provided an opportunity for some team gymnastics. Coasting at 3-0 up to Jihlava B, one of the Lisen players gives the instruction to launch into a [.

Esteban Granero reads Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut on Real Madrid coach, Cristiano Ronaldo texts and eats sandwich

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Unlikely footballer reading Real Madrid footballers don't have a reputation as great thinkers (just ask Monica Mint). But Esteban Granero is attempting to turn that around. Spanish TV cameras spotting him reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five on the Real Madrid team-bus. The midfielder was enjoying getting stuck into the anti-war sci-fi novel nearly as much as [.

Top ten Bosman free transfers

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The best things in life are free... apart from for Wayne Rooney OTP loves this quote from Roy Hodgson: "Free transfers don't necessarily mean that you have got a bargain. My experience of them has been very mixed." Although it would be churlish to discuss exactly who Woy is referring to, Joe Cole and Milan [.

Everton fans make Phil Neville go viral

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Toffees skipper trends on Twitter Phil Neville was last night the third most talked about trending topic on Twitter after Everton fans launched a campaign against the level of hype being afforded to Gareth Bale following his man of the match performance against Inter Milan. Toffees fans, partly annoyed that Neville's role in keeping Bale [.

Giant Wayne Rooney to be burnt at the stake

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Wazza to go up in flames An enormous figure of Wayne Rooney has been unveiled as a bonfire society's guy ahead of Bonfire Night celebrations. At Edenbridge Bonfire Society's annual parade and display on Saturday, the 49ft Wazza will be set alight with his lucrativenew contract in hand. Up to 15,000 spectators are expected to [.

Win the chance to play FIFA 11 against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

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Your chance to bring Wazza down a peg or two Wayne Rooney is on the look-out for goal celebrations that show the fun and passion of the beautiful game. He wants to see you sit down if you love FIFA. You could create a celebration with your team mates or a friend, on a Sunday [...]


Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ridiculous dive against AC Milan

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Erm... nobody touched your precious face Cristiano Ronaldo proved a leopard-skin boot-wearing footballer never changes his spots with one of his less convincing dives during last night's Champions League clash between AC Milan and Real Madrid. Ronaldo was involved in a touchline tussle with Ignazio Abate, who might have just about scraped the ex-Manchester United [.

Real Madrid midfielder Ruben De La Red forced to retire

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Heart defect forces young talent out of the game Yesterday football received the sad news that 25-year-old midfielder Ruben De La Red has been forced to retire due a heart problem. He has been unable to play for two years since collapsing in a cup game against Real Union in October 2008. The player released [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ridiculous dive against AC Milan

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Erm... nobody touched your precious face Cristiano Ronaldo proved a leopard-skin boot-wearing footballer never changes his spots with one of his less convincing dives during last night's Champions League clash between AC Milan and Real Madrid. Ronaldo was involved in a touchline tussle with Ignazio Abate, who might have just about scraped the ex-Manchester United [.

Everton fans make Phil Neville go viral

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Toffees skipper trends on Twitter Phil Neville was last night the third most talked about trending topic on Twitter after Everton fans launched a campaign against the level of hype being afforded to Gareth Bale following his man of the match performance against Inter Milan. Toffees fans, partly annoyed that Neville's role in keeping Bale [.

Giant Wayne Rooney to be burnt at the stake

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Wazza to go up in flames An enormous figure of Wayne Rooney has been unveiled as a bonfire society's guy ahead of Bonfire Night celebrations. At Edenbridge Bonfire Society's annual parade and display on Saturday, the 49ft Wazza will be set alight with his lucrativenew contract in hand. Up to 15,000 spectators are expected to [.

Win the chance to play FIFA 11 against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

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Your chance to bring Wazza down a peg or two Wayne Rooney is on the look-out for goal celebrations that show the fun and passion of the beautiful game. He wants to see you sit down if you love FIFA. You could create a celebration with your team mates or a friend, on a Sunday [...]

Top ten Bosman free transfers

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The best things in life are free... apart from for Wayne Rooney OTP loves this quote from Roy Hodgson: "Free transfers don't necessarily mean that you have got a bargain. My experience of them has been very mixed." Although it would be churlish to discuss exactly who Woy is referring to, Joe Cole and Milan [.

Esteban Granero reads Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut on Real Madrid coach, Cristiano Ronaldo texts and eats sandwich

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Unlikely footballer reading Real Madrid footballers don't have a reputation as great thinkers (just ask Monica Mint). But Esteban Granero is attempting to turn that around. Spanish TV cameras spotting him reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five on the Real Madrid team-bus. The Argentine was enjoying getting stuck into the anti-war sci-fi novel nearly as much as [.

Video: Czech side do synchronised forward rolls during match

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In-game gymnastics A big defensive clearance would usually result in most English clubs enduring a few disparaging cries of "Hoof!", but for Czech third division side Lisen it simply provided an opportunity for some team gymnastics. Coasting at 3-0 up to Jihlava B, one of the Lisen players gives the instruction to launch into a [.

Hard Tackle: Fiorentina’s Mario Santana flashes his bits

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Not so much shirt-pulling as short-pulling Fans of Fiorentina and Catania got to see a lot more of Mario Santana than they expected after this tussle for the balls. We are not sure exactly what the Catania defender is trying to do, but Little Mario got quite an airing. Unlike his namesake Carlos, this Santana [.

Rafa Benitez hits out at Roy Hodgson with bizarre ‘priest on a mountain of sugar’ rant

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Woy's a pwiest Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez has taken another swipe at the man who took his old job. The Spaniard has compared Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson to 'a priest on a mountain of sugar'. He said: "I think that Mr Hodgson, he doesn't understand. Every single press conference is even worse than the [.

Leon Knight skips his third match for new club Coleraine to appear on Soccer AM

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Interesting priorities from the ex-Chelsea man Remember Leon Knight's Twitter rant against Rushden and Diamonds after they activated a one-year extension to his contract to block a free transfer to Darlington? Good. Well, since then the former Chelsea striker has signed for Northern Irish side Coleraine.

Video: Meet Jack – the little Newcastle mascot with a big ego

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Move over, Kev Having bagged a hat-trick, Kevin Nolan could probably have expected to be considered the star of the show at the Tyne-Wear derby. But the Magpies' mascot had other ideas. Jack is not exactly a shy lad, even with thousands of people watching him in the stadium and many more at home.


Match of the Day steals two points from Fulham

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Clint Dempsey might have a couple of complaints The screenshot above seems to show Fulham manager Mark Hughes staring towards the Match of the Day captions looking a little perturbed. And with good reason. He could have sworn his side had scored two goals against Wigan. Sparky, what's the score?


Chicharito holds the key to Wayne Rooney saga

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Mexican striker United's new main man So Wayne Rooney is back from his seven-star escapades in Dubai, and watched his side's comfortable, if at times farcical, win over Spurs. Reportedly out for a further five weeks, Rooney would have been forgiven for watching Javier Hernandez more closely than any other red-shirted player.

An interesting insight into Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll’s weird homelife

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Captain Kev is strict parent to Carroll When Newcastle striker Andy Carroll's bail conditions forced him to move into the family home of Kevin Nolan, it sparked much hilarity. Many people were envisaging some sort of Bert and Ernie set-up for the Toon pair. The truth, it turns out, is equally bizarre.

Video: Belgian footballer hurls duck off pitch!

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Absolutely quackers You will find no journalistic sensationalism in that headline. Zulte Waregem's Habib Habibou had seen quite enough of a duck which had landed on the pitch and was holding up his side's match against Lokeren. He stalked the web-footed pitch invader, grabbed him and chucked him over the advertising hoardings.

Leon Knight skips his third match for new club Coleraine to appear on Soccer AM

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Interesting priorities from the ex-Chelsea man Remember Leon Knight's Twitter rant against Rushden and Diamonds after they activated a one-year extension to his contract to block a free transfer to Darlington? Good. Well, since then the former Chelsea striker has signed for Northern Irish side Coleraine.

Video: Belgian footballer hurls duck off pitch!

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Absolutely quackers You will find no journalistic sensationalism in that headline. Zulte Waregem's Habib Habibou had seen quite enough of a duck which had landed on the pitch and was holding up his side's match against Lokeren. He stalked the web-footed pitch invader, grabbed him and chucked him over the advertising hoardings.

An interesting insight into Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll’s weird homelife

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Captain Kev is strict parent to Carroll When Newcastle striker Andy Carroll's bail conditions forced him to move into the family home of Kevin Nolan, it sparked much hilarity. Many people were envisaging some sort of Bert and Ernie set-up for the Toon pair. The truth, it turns out, is equally bizarre.

Chicharito holds the key to Wayne Rooney saga

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Mexican striker United's new main man So Wayne Rooney is back from his seven-star escapades in Dubai, and watched his side's comfortable, if at times farcical, win over Spurs. Reportedly out for a further five weeks, Rooney would have been forgiven for watching Javier Hernandez more closely than any other red-shirted player.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 30-31 October

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1. There were certainly one or two Halloween frights for the Premier League elite, although most of the top teams ultimately ended up with treat rather than trick. 2. Manchester City are the notable exception. A fear that the opposition at Molineux were werewolves perhaps. 3. There was never any danger of Manchester United suffering [.

Video: Meet Jack – the little Newcastle mascot with a big ego

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Move over, Kev Having bagged a hat-trick, Kevin Nolan could probably have expected to be considered the star of the show at the Tyne-Wear derby. But the Magpies' mascot had other ideas. Jack is not exactly a shy lad, even with thousands of people watching him in the stadium and many more at home.

Match of the Day steals two points from Fulham

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Clint Dempsey might have a couple of complaints The screenshot above seems to show Fulham manager Mark Hughes staring towards the Match of the Day captions looking a little perturbed. And with good reason. He could have sworn his side had scored two goals against Wigan. Sparky, what's the score?

Player kicks and punches referee in Croatia

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Seems a reasonable overreaction If you've watched the video, you know the score. Quite simply a ridiculous reaction from the Croatian Fourth division, as a player reacts to a poor penalty decision by going all out on the referee. It must be said that the referee controls the situation admirably. Two questions: 1.

Brazilian Ze Eduardo beaten up by Santos team mates

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Birthday celebrations turn a little sour On my tenth birthday I had a football party, accompanied by the inevitable four footballs and three pairs of shinpads as presents. The occasion was soured when two of my friends squared up after a challenge (I was ten, so this wasn't exactly Millwall v West Ham).

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 30-31 October

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1. There were certainly one or two Halloween frights for the Premier League elite, although most of the top teams ultimately ended up with treat rather than trick. 2. Manchester City are the notable exception. A fear that the opposition at Molineux were werewolves perhaps. 3. There was never any danger of Manchester United suffering [.

Player kicks and punches referee in Croatia

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Seems a reasonable overreaction If you've watched the video, you know the score. Quite simply a ridiculous reaction from the Croatian Fourth division, as a player reacts to a poor penalty decision by going all out on the referee. It must be said that the referee controls the situation admirably. Two questions: 1.

Brazilian Ze Eduardo beaten up by Santos team mates

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Birthday celebrations turn a little sour On my tenth birthday I had a football party, accompanied by the inevitable four footballs and three pairs of shinpads as presents. The occasion was soured when two of my friends squared up after a challenge (I was ten, so this wasn't exactly Millwall v West Ham).