Adobe-lieve it Real Madrid-humping Spanish sports rag AS has been forced to apologise after
digitally doctoring a photo it published to make it appear that Barcelona's Dani Alves was offside.
As the move progressed, Alves went on to set-up David Villa to score the opener in last weekend's
2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Que? This fantastic spoof poke fun at the genuine problems Barcelona's Spanish and Catalan-speaking
players appear to be experiencing when trying to give instructions to new boy Ibrahim Afellay. The
full script, including English and Spanish bits, goes a bit like this: Valdes: When you are close
to me, you, you, you pass the ball [.
A list of unique unibrows In an age of metrosexual footballers who spend more time at the salon
than the training ground, OTP celebrates 10 players who snubbed plucking and waxing to maintain
their magnificent monobrows. 1. Jose Bosingwa Think footballer with monobrow and you think Jose
Bosingwa. Despite the amount of time he spends [.
The Off The Post podcast is much like the Oscars: it's full of inflated egos, often rambles on for
too long, and is ultimately just a load of hot air. This week we've donned our most ravishing
evening gowns to present to you the following: ear nibbling at St Andrews, a Turkish free-kick
showdown, Sam [.
And now it's statistical The debates over the worst Premier League signings are as old as the
league itself. One of the reasons that it has been difficult to gauge is that obviously the cost of
players has increased from 1992 to today. However, in their book "Pay as you play" Paul Tomkins,
Graeme Riley [.
What if Rory Delap did gymnastics? This player in the quarter finals of the Crown Prince Cup in
Saudi Arabia decided to create a bit of a stir for himself by unleashing his somersault throw-in.
The commentator seems impressed, but since he lost possession it was all a waste of effort really.
Of course, it [.
It's all a far cry from parties at Kevin Nolan's In what we can only assume was the most
humiliating of PR stunts to shed his bad boy image, Andy Carroll went on a hot date with Liverpool
manager Kenny Dalglish to watch Boyzone. The Â£35 million-man and his new gaffer saw the ageing
Birmingham in the Cup, goals at London Road and a tight Premier League 3 Patrick Vieira scored more
than one goal in a game for only the third time in his career on Sunday against Notts County 26 In
26 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition Arsene Wenger has never lost. But [...]
Brrrmm, brrrmm Talk about rapid hair growth: Mario Balotelli appeared to be completely bald when
Manchester City played Aris Thessaloniki on Tuesday evening. Come yesterday's FA Cup replay against
Notts County and it appears that Mario's head has been run over by a 50cc moped.
1. This year's FA Cup sponsored by Back To The Future is getting confusing. Are we going to have
one team turning up at Wembley for the final while their opponents are still finishing off their
quarter-final replay? 2. Crawley Town manager Steve Evans is gradually morphing into a drag act. 3.
Football really is [.
Serial offender Florent Malouda's search for football's most ridiculous haircut continues with his
new bushy ponytail. The Chelsea star has 'Do Are Ya? form and we don't expect it to be his last
appearance in this feature. We just don't know what he's going to do when he runs out of little
girls' hairstyles to [.
Set-piece duty set-to Everton fans will have noted minor rivalry between Leighton Baines and Mikel
Arteta to take the last-gasp free-kick which ultimately sent their FA Cup clash with Chelsea to a
penalty shootout. Baines took responsibility and scored, avoiding any possible repercussions. All
rather muted compared to this incident from the Turkish league.
Gattuso, Crouchy and some Valentine's images in our sports betting round-up Football story of the
week was obviously â€˜Arry's boys doing one on AC Meeelan. As a hopeless addict and boozer, I have
to admire the behaviour of Rino Gattuso. Sort of acting like some Immanuel (it's philosopher
rhyming slang) in a local boozer who [.
Asking how much you remember from last season One question for each PL club this week: 1. Who was
Arsenal's top league goalscorer? 2. What is the name of the charity that sponsored Aston Villa? 3.
Only one Birmingham City player played every Premier League game. Name him? 4. Which international
and cult hero retired [.
Help for heroic defending Non-league side Crawley Town have been given an extra incentive to thwart
Manchester United's attacks in their FA Cup clash and it's all in the name of charity. Crawley had
already agreed a one-off shirt sponsorship deal with The Sun for tomorrow's clash. Now FA Cup
sponsors E-ON have pledged [.
Interest-free credit on your star signing! Bucaspor coach Samet Aybaba used his initiative when he
was told the financially-crippled club couldn't afford to buy a new goalkeeper and made the
purchase with his credit card. Desperate to bring Estonia international goalkeeper Pavel Londak to
his club from Norwegian side BodÃ¸/Glimt, Aybaba volunteered his plastic to [.
The theories you haven't heard yet Rumours have been rife over the last 48 hours regarding the
exact motives and catalysts behind Gennaro Gattusso's neck-throttling, forehead-thundering
behaviour on Tuesday night. A few choice words may have been said by Spurs number two Joe Jordan,
but that still leaves many bamboozled by the midfielder behaving as [.
Unbelievable, Goffredo Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve, the presenter of the Italian
version of Soccer Saturday takes the viewers on an emotional rollercoaster. It is safe to safe the
bloke in question is an AC Milan fan, and Tuesday night's defeat to Tottenham was a particularly
tough shift for him.
You could go round there any night of the week and find Redknapp's Wii remote hanging out the back
of its charge. Nintendo has discovered it can turn the Sky Sports sexism scandal to its advantage
with a very obvious "smash it" reference that mugs like OTP can't resist sharing with you!
Match programme FAIL Man City's Europa League opponents Aris Thessaloniki were forced to pulp the
match programmes for their Tuesday evening clash after inadvertently printing a spoof City squad
photo. The Photoshopped intruder featured a 60-man squad including Wayne Rooney, KakÃ¡, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Mesut Ozil.
From Elland Road to Celtic Park Crawley Town It is extremely unusual for Manchester United to go
into a game where they are not the focal point, but the FA Cup is not a usual competition. Crawley
Town, with Torres and all, travel to Old Trafford, and it would be folly to even dwell on [...]
Close call Players at last week's clash between Colombian sides La Equidad and Atletico Nacional
had a lucky escape after a lightning bolt hit the stadium during the game. Several players were
knocked from their feet or were left clutching their heads. And afterwards the understandable
relief is clear to see!
Causing problems, skint, and being in the same boat 99 Problems From Chelsea v Everton: "Everton
will go to Stamford Bridge and set out to be hard to beat but I cannot see them causing Chelsea any
problems." Score prediction: 2-1 From Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday: "I do think Wednesday will
make things uncomfortable for [.
Sorry, I'm clumsy Ex-Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise felt compelled to apologise to Roma fans
after gifting Shakhtar Donetsk a goal by falling over for no apparent reason. The Norwegian's
strange collapse allowed Shakhtar to score their third goal in a 2-3 victory that leaves Roma
teetering on the edge of Champions League elimination.
Crazy keeper's joyous celebration Arsenal's incredible Champions League turnaround against
Barcelona felt so good that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was compelled to start humping thin air
and show the world his sex face. Via 101GG
1. Wow, an overhyped match that actually lived up to our ridiculous expectations! Sexy football and
and an exciting storyline. 2. Pep Guardiola got a brief insight into managing a 'normal' team. The
Barcelona boss was already celebrating when Lionel Messi went one-on-one with Wojciech Szczesny,
only for the Argentine to clip the ball wide.
Another lung-busting performance Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton was
snapped enjoying a smoke in the Wembley dressing room in this little-seen photograph from the 1963
FA Cup final. The image is one of a range of unseen and rare photographs dug up from the archives
of photo agency Colorsport.
Take Gat If ever there was an advert for anger management Gennaro Gattuso was it. You can always
trust Wikipedia to provide you with up to date, factual information on pretty much anything. This
is the Italian's Wikipedia page minutes after his 'roid rage, last night.
It doesn't really matter about the rain The Off The Post Podcast is much like the Olympic Stadium:
it causes controversy in footballing circles, whether or not it has a positive legacy remains to be
seen, and Karren Brady is a big fan of it.* *not strictly true. This week's pod may not have
Angry headcase nuts elderly bloke AC Milan failed to overcome Tottenham at the San Siro last night,
but they did manage to overshadow them thanks to Gennaro Gattuso. The midfield hardman initially
picked a fight with Spurs assistant Joe Jordan during the match when he appeared to push Jordan in
A great football career in acknowledgments Thank you for being the greatest goal scorer in my
lifetime. Zidane may have had more grace and compsure in the nineties, but Ronaldo had the finish.
247 goals in 343 league games from a man who was plagued by knee injuries from the age of 20
onwards. 62 [..
1. Gennaro Gattuso is pure class. Starting on a man who turns 60 this year proves you are a real
football hardman. Having said that, Gattuso v Joe Jordan might actually pip Zlatan Ibrahimovic v
David O'Leary as the most bizarre player versus coach scrap of the year so far. 2. Mathieu Flamini
did his [.
A sneaky one-two with the world wide web Do you exshpect them to talk? Good, because they don't
[One Match Ban] Crawley confirm their title as least favourite non-league giantkillers of all time
by posting a music video which mocked the Munich Air Disaster on their official website [Guardian]
101GG gets all misty-eyed over Originaldo [.
Name: Eddie McGoldrick In his 1990s prime for: Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Manchester City Lowdown:
Kettering Town, Nuneaton Borough, Northampton Town, Crystal Palace, Arsenal. You just don't get
career progression like that these days. But that's the path Republic of Ireland international
Eddie McGoldrick took to the disappointing pinnacle of his career at Arsenal.
Glutton for punishment Wayne Rooney's spectacular overhead kick to secure victory for Manchester
United in last weekend's derby match was obviously not painful enough for Manchester City's Joleon
Lescott. He decided to challenge his England team-mate to a game of FIFA 11 on the Xbox later on
Saturday, and was again defeated by Rooney!
Like a red rag to a Red Bull While one Rooney brother was scoring an overhead kick in Manchester
last weekend, another was receiving an overhead 'shake in Mexico. New York Red Bulls' new signing
John Rooney had to cut short an interview when team-mate Teddy Schneider poured milkshake over his
head. It all seems [.
Hod's comic timing woefully out Sky Sports' scandal-ridden start to 2011 continued with a fresh
saga last night. Glenn Hoddle, co-commentator for the Fulham v Chelsea game, took to his Monday
Night Football slot like a bigoted duck to water. After some poor control for Chelsea's record
signing Fernando Torres, Hoddle said he was "like [.
Sterling pounds Southend Fresh from his appearance in OTP's Ten Premier League stars of the future
list, Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling proved precisely why he had been included with a
five-goal haul in his side's 9-0 FA Youth Cup demolition of Southend United. Granted Sterling will
probably face tougher challenges in his career than The [.
They even had nets "It had everything: goals, crossbars, posts." MOTD pundit Alan Shearer damns
West Brom and West Ham with faint praise after their 3-3 draw. At least the groundsman at The
Hawthorns knows he has the rudimentary makings of a football pitch.
And praise the Lord, most of them are English Breaking news: this top ten was not written on public
transport. There are three self-imposed rules when creating a list of Premier League future stars:
1. Players must be under 18 years of age 2. They must be currently at a Premier League club (thus
1. He may have been misfiring of late and he may not be in the best of form, but what a strike with
which to answer your critics. There's no doubting it: David Silva's arse is back to his best. 2.
Oh, Wayne Rooney's overhead kick wasn't too shabby either. 3. Harry Redknapp might take [...]
United at home, RVP and some posh names 41 â€“ Won all 41 games at Old Trafford in the Premier
League in which Wayne Rooney has scored 20 â€“ Number of points gained by Spurs from losing
positions in the Premier League this season 20 â€“ And after their game against Spurs on Saturday,
Put in row z-head Watford defender Dale Bennett was unfortunate to find himself on the scoresheet
after scoring one of the unluckiest own goals you're likely to see this season. Burnley were the
beneficiaries as goalkeeper Scott Loach smacked his hoofed clearance against Bennett's head outside
the penalty area.
Penalty area acrobatics You probably missed it over the weekend, but Manchester United striker
Wayne Rooney scored a rather good goal in the Manchester City game. Just keep pressing play once
the video finishes: you'll want to watch it a few times.
With a young players theme... 1. Who is the the youngest player to play in the Premier League?
(Clue: He played for Middlesbrough) 2. And who is the youngest to score? 3. At what age did
Jermaine Jenas captain Nottingham Forest? 18,19 or 20? 4. Who was in goal for Argentina when
Michael Owen scored [.
Is he going to be sacked again? Richard Keys doesn't make it easy for himself doe he? The
broadcaster will go into Talksport tomorrow for his first day at work having to answer some
seriously awkward questions, after footage from A Sky test channel emerged. In the video, Richard
Keys referred to as ex-international and [.
OTP can't think of any good reason why Carlton Cole had to be the West Ham representative to face
the Match of the Day cameras other than morbid curiosity. Cole came on to TV to do his best
Elephant Man impression and sing the praises of Scott Parker!
Stars of the now andÂ near future Most of my top ten features are born from a sustained period of
public transport. This one was a London St Pancras to Nottingham train journey. 110 minutes to
think with three rules: * Players must be 21 or younger * Selection is on talent and performances
now (not [.
Normally, successful Olympic bids require a healthy dose of Seb Coe schmoozing but West Ham have
proven that some Karren Brady mud-slinging can be just as effective. The Hammers bid to have the
largest stadium in the Coca Cola Championship has been approved. The Eastenders successfully kept
Tottenham off their turf.
OTP looks at matches that changed football's laws 1. England 1-0 Argentina (1966) This is the match
where Argentina captain Antonio Rattin refused to leave the pitch after being sent-off. Suggestions
that his dismissal had been lost in translation might sound like sour grapes, yet England defender
Jack Charlton phoned the Wembley press office to [.
Beatts running Some footballers of a certain age of accused of being happy to sit on their bench
and collect their pay packet, but not Blackpool's James Beattie. The Seasiders' new star striker
has volunteered to forego his attacking duties and be the team's substitute keeper instead. With
Matt Gilks and Paul Rachubka out injured, [.
Sponsored post If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be Andres Iniesta's world for a
day, the answer it seems is fish-eyed and a bit dizzying. This cool viral from Nike takes you to
the heart of the action, where Iniesta is always to be found. Taking control with [...]
He no speak English Alan Pardew doesn't take any messing around, least of all from ne'er do well,
lardy owners. That's why when he found out his star striker was being shipped out to Liverpool he
set Mike Ashley straight. As he said the day after transfer deadline day: "The one thing I said to
It's just one of his rules This chap must have thought it was his lucky day. Not only did he happen
to be leaving Aeropuerto de Barcelona El Prat at the same time as Lionel Messi, but the Barcelona
star was also being shadowed by a camera crew so his autograph hunting antics were certain [...]
It's got to be up there There really is no excuse for a shirt like this to be made in this day and
age. OTP can only assume that Hummel wasn't really taking the Sierra Leone kit contract very
seriously and decided to give the Acid house-loving work experience day free-rein on his first day.
Boring as hell, Mr Obvious, and Kenny using all his squad Boring, boring Lawro Last week we
suggested that predicting no team to score more than two goals might be a tad negative of our man.
Think it is fair to say that after a record goalscoring week the point was valid! Anyway it flagged
Carlos Tevez likes this A Manchester City employee has been ordered to shut-down his Facebook
account by the club after a series of foul-mouthed outbursts towards Manchester United hit the
headlines. Ged Coyne, City's groundsman for 15 years, was told to remove his 'Ged Coyne
MrManchestercity' account amid fears his comments could stoke up yet [.
More lower league punts, foreign predictions, and some Valentine's plans Last week Punter Dan
returned a profit of 23 of your English pounds. More this week, he promises: Another week of footy,
and after the crazy mental eff-up of last weekend's Premier League it was back to Earth with the
bump of international friendly week.
Schoolboy defending, toddler tantrum Preston Edwards reluctantly entered the record books this week
as he picked up the fastest red card ever. The Ebbsfleet United keeper was sent-off after 10
seconds of his side's match against Farnborough. The ex-Millwall man brought down Kezie Ibe, who
was clean through on goal after a woefully underhit backpass [.
1. It's a win And let's face it, we'll take any sort of win at the moment. As it happens it was a
decent win in the sort of game England might have let slide for a draw or conceded a late goal in
previously. 2. Jack Wilshere New Makelele? Not quite there's a [...]
Is aÂ small island mentality restricting our coaches? The following blog was written before the
sacking of Steve McClaren from Wolfsburg. Its points, however, are still valid. Thinking outside
the box the key to success of English managers He was the tabloid-labelled â€˜Wally with the
Brolly'. After an ignominious exit from England, Steve McClaren was a [.
Like Luis Suarez, but sneakier This incredible incident comes from last weekend's FA Trophy match
between Blyth Spartans and Droylsden. It is a terrific save, diving backwards to tip the ball away.
Unfortunately, it was made by one of Droylsden's outfield players. Somehow the match officials
manage to spot the blatant handball and Blyth Spartans [.
Angin up boots lol Leeds defender George McCartney quit the Northern Ireland international set-up
by text message on Sunday night. The 29-year-old, on loan at Elland Road from Sunderland, sent an
SMS to Northern Ireland assistant manager Glynn Snodin also a coach at Leeds to say he was retiring
from international football.
Ride 'em, Mick The Off The Post Podcast is much like Valentine's Day it consists of a few desperate
blokes and a lot of love goes into it. But in the end its all a bit of an anticlimax. This week we
can't offer 12 red roses and a box of chocolates, but we [...]
Name: Luc Nijholt In his 1990s prime for: Swindon Town Lowdown: Swindon Town's 1993/94 Premier
League squad is rich pickings for random 1990s footballers. OTP will undoubtedly revisit the squad
in the future, but we've plumped for Dutch star Luc Nijholt as our first pick. The side is famous
for its top-flight ineptitude, but Nijholt [.
And not an umbrella in sight The childish scenes in the video above have led to Wolfsburg sacking
Steve McClaren. When Brazilian midfielder Diego was awarded a penalty during the match against
Hannover, he decided he had earned the right to take the spot-kick. That was despite the fact that
new signing Patrick Helmes had [.
Cutting through the exotic monikers of Premier League imports so you can judge the player, not the
name West Ham have been looking like they would need some divine intervention to stop them being
relegated to the Championship this season, and it turns out they have just the right man to provide
Citeh go all Jamie Oliver If you've ever thought you wouldn't mind a bit of whatever's fuelling
Carlos Tevez, Manchester City are now encouraging you to do just that. They launched a new 'Eat
Like A Player' feature, which puts a slightly manly spin on what is effectively a recipe column.
The club spiel reads: [.
Chubby striker's junk food fund takes a hit West Ham forward Benni McCarthy has been fined nearly
Â£200,000 by the club for repeatedly failing to meet his weight loss and fitness targets. The tubby
South African international had his Â£38,000-a-week wage docked on five separate occasions for
missing his 2.
Fortress City Ground, managers tumbling, and goals goals goals 40 â€“ Number of goals in all
competitions scored by Lionel Messi this season 43 Number of goals in the Premier League weekend. A
record since the league was reduced to 20 teams 1 Newcastle United were the first ever side to come
Head art Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan got all spruced up for his visit to the bright lights of
Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday. On a windswept Saturday lunchtime in the Potteries, the only thing not
blowing around was the Ghanaian's freshly tufted hair. Delighted team-mate Kieran Richardson took
to sheltering behind the tall windbreaker.
Heads, you lose This US high school match had to be called off following a brutal challenge by a St
Margaret's player on a Saddleback Valley Christian School opponent. The ball bounced up nicely for
a 50/50 challenge in the air. But when the St Margaret's man realised he wasn't going to win the
1. Any discussions on Fernando Torres's post goal etiquette proved to be very premature indeed.
Chelsea are now lining up a Â£75 million bid for Raul Meireles, the Liverpool player who has been
finding the net most frequently in recent weeks. 2. It was a terrible weekend for the top four,
with the exception of [.
Sticks and stones will break my bones As you may have read, yesterday OTP rather wound up Monsieur
Savage by suggesting that he may be out of touch with some of the working class fans that pay to
watch him at Pride Park. It is time to admit that I, Daniel Storey, then took upon [...]
Pole recognises he's let down many fantasy managers After Arsenal's incredible 4-4 draw with
Newcastle on Saturday, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny felt compelled to issue a Twitter apology to
anyone who had put him in their fantasy football team. He tweeted: Btw I want to apologise to
anyone that bought me to their fantasy football [.
Round 2. Fight. OTP, and me in particular, has history with Robbie Savage. He has previously made
it clear that we are not his favourite football blog site. But Robbie wants to let us all know that
he is still in touch with football fans nationwide. He knows that we toil away through the week,
Par for the course? It's the first half of what has so far been a drab game. It is a huge match for
your club, against the striker who left you less than a week earlier. Your captain plays the ball
across to you, and puts it on a plate for you two yards out. [...]
Quite a golden handshake from the Black Cats Aston Villa striker Darren Bent had one particularly
fond farewell to bid before leaving Sunderland to Steve Bruce's daughter Amy. The News of the World
reports that Bent had been secretly dating his manager's daughter for the past six months. The
Black Cats boss had hit [.
With an old skool Premier League footballers theme You will all have enjoyed our Random 90s
Footballers feature, so this week we thought we would test you out. And remember, this week it is
meant to be very tough! 1. Name the two Moroccans to have played for Aston Villa in the 90s? 2. Two
Sepp Blatter thinking along the same lines as Roy Keane Snoods are facing being outlawed by FIFA.
Football's latest fashion craze is being threatened with the chop amid concerns that they could be
dangerous. Stars such as Arsenal's Samir Nasri, Liverpool's Pepe Reina and Manchester City's...
well, just Manchester City have propelled the neckwear to [.
A German double, some Football League filthiness, and an ode to our broken land Had to take inner
city public transport this week. I don't mean that in an "I'm royalty, I couldn't possible mix with
the unwashed" way, I just don't do it much. In fact, I am the unwashed. There was some school [...]
Burn, baby, burn If you're going to burn a replica shirt in a heroic protest against a traitorous
past-player, you need to do it in style and with an air of professionalism. Simply, take one shirt
with the money-grabbing player's surname on the back, a lighter, lighting fluid for aesthetic
enhancement,Â an angry mob foaming at [.
Brazilian fans spot what we already knew Corinthians fans ran riot after their side were eliminated
from the Copa Libertadores in the preliminary stages. The Brazilian side crashed out with an
embarrassing 2-0 aggregate defeat to Colombian outfit Deportes Tolima. And the fans didn't take it
Gloves off, headguard still on Cristian Chivu punched Bari's Marco Rossi during last night's 3-0
victory for Inter Milan. The Romanian 'hardman' thumped Rossi on the back of the head from behind,
all the while under the protection of his safety headgear. The match officials missed the incident
and Chivu stayed on the pitch, but [.
Home sweet home "It is Stoke who are in greater need of getting back to winning ways, especially at
home." Stoke have won their last two Premier League home games without conceding a goal. Insight
for sore eyes One thing that we love about Lawro, and the Match of the Day team in general, is
Last month was guest post month on OTP, but those rascals at Twofootedtackle don't play by the
rules. Chris Nee sneaked this article through after the deadline like Harry Redknapp with Rafael
Van Der Vaart's registration forms. It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
You probably know that from somewhere [.
Transfer deadline day provides its first heroes 1. Luis Suarez It was a case of 'Fernando who?' at
Anfield as Luis Suarez followed in the footsteps of fellow Eredivisie alumni Afonso Alves and
Georgios Samaras by making an immediate impact in the Premier League. The sub bagged the second
goal in a 2-0 win over [.
Nigel De Jong claims another victim Manchester City defender Micah Richards' prodigious leap has
long been considered one of his finest attributes. But his salmon-like capabilities proved to be a
double-edged sword during last night's draw with Birmingham. The England international mounted an
enormous jump over Liam Ridgewell to clear the ball before discovering that [.
Red Nev hangs up his boots Gary Neville, who last played top-flight in 2007, has announced his
retirement from football. Yes, we know he has appeared in Premier League matches this season but we
didn't see any top-flight football from him. Neville said: "I have played in the most incredible
football teams, playing with some [.
Why keepers should stay in their own box Brazilian goalkeeper Saulo, of Sport, grabbed an
incredible injury-time winner over Vitoria-PE in the Campeonato Pernambucano Championship. Having
seen his header cross the line, he wheeled off to celebrate behind the goal just like he has seen
his striking chums do.
Personalised shirt double whammy A six-year-old schoolboy has emerged as an unlikely late contender
for our Top 10 transfer deadline day losers list. Joseph Kierney, of Walton, Liverpool, has a
Scouse mum and a Geordie dad. Not wishing to show favouritism towards either parent, Joseph
supports both Liverpool and Newcastle.
The winner takes it all, the loser gets a list too Following on from yesterday's list of transfer
deadline day winners, here are their less fortunate counterparts: 1. John W. Henry's chequebook The
Liverpool owner's bank account took a bit of a battering. The Fernando Torres sale covered most of
the costs, but Kenny Dalglish [.
Dan who? Bolton Wanderers' official website made their new loanee Daniel Sturridge immediately feel
at home at the club by heralding his arrival with a photograph of Danny Welbeck. They have since
opted for a safer photo of Sturridge in a Chelsea shirt. Welbeck has definitely never played for
Chelsea, Spotted on The Offside
Not bad... for a girl Anyone who criticises the standard of women's football obviously hasn't got
enough Marta in their life. Take this goal she scored last weekend, for instance. The Brazilian won
the women's FIFA Ballon D'or last month when Lionel Messi picked up the men's version, and she
displayed truly Messi-esque dribbling, pace, [.
Cutting through football nonsense like a rotary blade through the Merseyside night The Off The Post
Podcast is much like transfer deadline day: it's full of unsubstantiated rumours, has an element of
desperation about it, and Andy Carroll can play a big part in it. In this week's show we've signed
up: a Turkish manager [.
Neville, Beckham and Adam simply didn't fit the bill You would be forgiven for stating that 2010
was the year of the Spurs. First there was qualification for the Champions League, beating the new
World's Richest Clubâ„¢ to that particular honour. Following this came the advent of the Spurs
Superhero, with Gareth Bale transforming himself [.
The big 30 for the Fox in the Box Would anyone go to the expense of placing a spoof 30th birthday
advert for Francis Jeffers? If not then his fall from grace is well and truly complete. From
backpage hero to the hatches, matches and dispatches column! Spotted on The Fiver via The Spoiler
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics From Everton v Arsenal: "Everton are unbeaten in five games" True.
But one of these was against Scunthorpe. They have also only won 2 of their last 13 league games.
Possibly a more salient piece of information. Home Sweet Home From Everton v Arsenal: Â "They
(Everton) came close to beating [.
Oh, yes! You've died and gone to Madron heaven This footage comes from the BBC's Inside Out South
West programme and the Madron action starts 10mins 50 secs into the video above. Not only is there
plenty of match highlights so that you can judge for yourself exactly where the Cornish village
side's defending is [.
Britain, Britain, Britain As noted by any number of Twitter wags (not WAGs), Liverpool yesterday
spent an absolute fortune to team-up a dream strike partnership of Lou and Andy. If anybody can be
bothered to do a less shoddy Photoshop, we will gladly replace that one!
Review of the comings and goings, toings and froings Arsenal Would Wenger be the worst personto
play Football Manager with? No players in in January, a lot now rest onthe shoulders of recently
fringe players Djourou and Sczezny. Fan at the Emirates will be concerned, but not surprised. Aston
Villa Arguably made the best signings [.
Who did well out of yesterday's circus? 1. Newcastle United They pocketed a brief British transfer
record fee for a player with less than six months of Premier League experience and managed to
crudely convince the media and public that the player had been the driving force behind the move.
2. Helicopter pilots There were [.
Meet Mr February Newcastle United inflicted a spot of calendar FAIL upon themselves by selling Andy
Carroll to Liverpool yesterday. Members of the Toon Army angry at Carroll's departure turned the
page on their official club calendars this morning to find their former number 9 is February's
Club can cover cost of Carroll fee with replacement replica shirt sales Disgruntled Scousers took
part in the grand modern tradition of burning the Â£60 piece of polyester bearing your former
favourite player's name as he leaves the club. Liverpool fans held a Torres shirt bonfire for the
benefit of the Sky Sports cameras.
The, Bart, The Poor old David Luiz looked like he was going to be Chelsea's star attraction in the
January transfer window. Instead he ended up being sneaked in through the tradesman's entrance as
Fernando Torres stole the show. Hopefully he is not planning a murderous revenge, despite his
similarities to The Simpsons' resident psychopath [.
Ad the impaler Monterrey midfielder Neri Cardozo had a painful coming together with an advertising
hoarding during his side's defeat to Pumas. The Argentinian attempted to hurdle the pitchside
hoardings, only to catch his trailing leg. Knocked off balance, he flies towards another set of
hoardings and lands painfully on the sharp corner.
El Nino on his transfer A tired Fernando Torres squeezed in an exclusive interview with Chelsea TV
before heading to bed after completing his Â£50 million transfer to the west London club. And he
made some pretty thinly-veiled digs at the way Liverpool have regressed in recent seasons and the
lack of Champions League football [.