Off the Post Archives for January 2011

England face Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and San Marino in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying

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England will face Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and San Marino in their qualifying group for the 2016 World Cup in Brazil. The draw was made in Rio De Janeiro this evening. Fat Ronaldo was responsible for pulling England's name out of the hat.


Video: Bullying in the workplace, AC Milan style

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Pre-season fun and games AC Milan defender Gianluca Zambrotta likes to do his bit to help his team-mates get ready for the knocks and bumps of the forthcoming campaign. With that in mind, the veteran full-back was only to happy to blast the ball at fellow defender Mario Yepes from point-blank range during their training [.

Kitman: Are Adidas testing brainy, stats mad boots?

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A boot that's cleverer than the average footballer Adidas seem to have plans afoot to ratchet up what we expect from our football boots. OTP attended an AC Milan training session in Germany following their Audi Cup appearance this week. While Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Clarence Seedorf, Robinho and co. treated us to a close look at [.

Video: Blackburn squad sell chicken for Venky’s in new advert

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Fowl, ref! Blackburn Rovers have taken lots of chicken jibes since the new owners took over. But it looks like they are simply going to embrace the fun-poking. The Rovers squad have been dragged in to advertise Venky's, the Indian poultry firm that now owns the club. It is fair to say that David Dunn [.

The Sun’s fantasy football Facebook Ads campaign not exactly playing the percentages

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Mystic Meg appointed as The Sun's pay-per-click executive Erm... no, actually. Are you?


Kitman: Pep Guardiola’s pre-season holiday wardrobe

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Dress down friendly Forget dress down Friday. Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is launching his own 1980s revival with dress down friendly. The general idea is that if you normally wear a suit to work then you go along to pre-season friendlies dressed a bit more casually. In fact, dress like you're on holiday.

Kitman: Pep Guardiola’s pre-season holiday wardrobe

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Dress down friendly Forget dress down Friday. Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is launching his own 1980s revival with dress down friendly. The general idea is that if you normally wear a suit to work then you go along to pre-season friendlies dressed a bit more casually. In fact, dress like you're on holiday.

Video: Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun suffers overhead kick FAIL

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Overhead, Yossi. Not into head Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun discovered where an overhead kick gets its name from in a friendly against Hong Kong outfit Kitchee. It turns out that to be any use it has to go over your head. Blasting the ball straight at your own face does not have the same effect.

Napoli owner goes a bit mental at Serie A fixture draw, commandeers scooter

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Putting the mope in moped Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis showed his displeasure at the Serie A fixture list for the new season by storming out of the draw and demanding a stranger drive him away on a scooter. The crazy owner felt the computer responsible for the draw was deliberately serving up difficult matches [.

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola expresses interest in the Arsenal job

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Well, sort of No, no, no! You're doing it all wrong, Pep! First of all, where is the calf-length puffa jacket? Secondly, you are supposed to take the lid off. The splashing of the water creates a more dramatic effect to convey your anger. It also prevents the bottle jumping back up and launching a [.

Who’s playing like a girl?

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Get up you big, girl The medical journal Research in Sports Medicine recently published a study that finds women footballers are about half as likely to fake an injury than their male counterparts. The journal's researchers drew their conclusions from watching a representative sample of match videos, counting injuries from games, observing how long players [.

Video: Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez loses his shorts, moons the TV camera

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Bayern Moonich Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez showed fans a bit more than they had bargained for during his side's Audi Cup match against AC Milan tonight. In true playground tradition, Gomez was kegged by Alessandro Nesta. The Italian defender was uncharacteristically sloppy in allowing Gomez to nick the ball from him, so adopted enforced [.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy hits out at Twitter impersonator

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Mick's not a social networking fan Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has found a hashtag he would like to use for someone who impersonates him on social networking site Twitter it begins with 'c' and ends with 'ock'. He is not impressed with fake accounts sending out humorous messages attributed to him.

Harry Kewell reaches for the gate-takings

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The attendance for today's match is... lining the pockets of Harry Kewell Out-of-contract at Galatasaray and seemingly short of the kind of offers that interest him, Australian star Harry Kewell is considering a return to his homeland. Given that most A-League clubs don't have the cash to keep Old King Kewell in the manner to [.

Leicester City’s Paul Gallagher makes lewd Twitter entrance, mother-in-law approves

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Back door entrance, that is Leicester forward Paul Gallagher made one of the more spectacular footballing Twitter debuts when he signed up to the social networking site last night. He announced his arrival with a typically bland footballer proclamation of banter to follow: "Hello, Im just getting to grips with this twitter lark, thanks for [.

Kitman: Celtic kick-off new SPL season in awful away kit

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My eyes, my eyes Celtic unleashed their monstrous yellow and black away kit for their first game of the season against Hibs. It's not pleasant. When you get a group of players together, as in the photograph above, it feels a bit like a magic eye or optical illusion of some kind. Yellow and black [...

Leeds ride to the rescue of Norway terror mourners

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PR disaster If you are not a fan of excruciatingly embarrassing attempted football club spin, you might not want to read the rest of this article. Norway might be in a state of mourning after last week's horrific double terror attack, but they had better pull themselves together sharpish because Leeds United are in town.

Video: The post Copa America final nudity you were waiting for

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Put it away, Martin There were plenty of people tuning into last night's Copa America final hoping to see some post-match nudity. Paraguay's defeat meant Larissa Riquelme didn't have to keep her promise to strip on the pitch. Instead the viewing public had to make do with a nude Martin Caceres. The Sevilla defender provided [.

Video: Mario Balotelli subbed after showboat FAIL (LA Galaxy v Man City)

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Mad Mario's at it again Manchester City enigma Mario Balotelli was hauled off half-an-hour into Manchester City's pre-season friendly against LA Galaxy after fluffing an easy one-on-one with an outrageous showboat attempt. The young Italian was through on goal when he attempted a 360° spin backheel goal, sending his effort wide.

Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez shatter Larissa Riquelme’s plans for public nudity (Uruguay 3-0 Paraguay)

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A thousand 'Copa load of that' headlines die a death Uruguay pulled off a 3-0 victory to lift the Copa America, confirm themselves as the undisputed -guay champions of the world and thwart model Larissa Riquelme's plans for an on-pitch strip. The Paraguayan had vowed to take her kit off in the stadium if her [.

Video: Philadelphia Union keeper Faryd Mondragon gets a half-time photo with Cristiano Ronaldo

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Shameful in-match schmoozing Faryd Mondragon is not a nobody. He has 50 international caps and was the keeper beaten by David Beckham's free-kick against Colombia at France 98. But in the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the 40-year-old veteran turned into a grinning fan boy. On his way back onto the pitch for the second-half, Mondragon [.

Video: Hibs manager Colin Calderwood throws a cup of tea over himself during Celtic match

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Colin Scalderwood Half-time is the traditional time for a football manager to chuck cups of tea around, but Hibs boss Colin Calderwood broke with tradition to drop a beverage in his lap during his side's opening game of the season against Celtic. Perhaps eager to keep up with opposite number Neil Lennon's penchant for getting [.

A pair of average Paraguay fans prepare for the Copa America final

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Adopted nation Paraguay, the world's population of teenage boys is behind you, willing you to victory in tonight's Copa America final. The match against Uruguay could prove to be the first time that a team has ridden a wave of hormones to win a major tournament without committing a single doping offence.

Video: Arsenal new boy Carl Jenkinson scores amazing lobbed 25-yard own goal

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Jenks jinxed Arsenal's recent signing from Charlton Athletic, Carl Jenkinson, announced his arrival on the big stage with a spectacular 25-yard own goal against FC Koln. The Finnish Under 21 international hoofed the ball up in the air from 25 yards out. It sailed over the head of helpless keeper Wojciech Szczęsny and dipped beautifully [.

Video: Gervinho bags brace on his Arsenal debut

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Debut double Arsenal's new signing Gervinho made a big impression on his debut for the club with two goals against FC Koln. Despite having his thunder stolen slightly by fellow new boy Carl Jenkinson, the ex-Lille man showed exactly why Arsene Wenger had opened the purse strings with his brace of well taken goals and [.

Chelsea star Salomon Kalou IS esteemed cameraman David Cameroon

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Come fly with me Chelsea's players passed the time on their flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok with a spot of TV work. Salomon Kalou took over as cameraman for Chelsea TV. For some reason best known to himself, Kalou brands himself as "David Cameroon" during his interview with Fernando Torres. The presumably accidental mispronunciation [.

Video: Young Luis Suarez appears on ‘Fun House’ children’s TV show

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Destined for fame Ahead of Uruguay's appearance in the Copa America final tomorrow evening, star striker Luis Suarez's first venture into the South American country's national consciousness has come to light. The Liverpool man made a childhood appearance on a Uruguayan kids' television show not dissimilar to our very own 'Fun House'.

Video: Young Luis Suarez appears on ‘Fun House’ children’s TV show

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Destined for fame Ahead of Uruguay's appearance in the Copa America final tomorrow evening, star striker Luis Suarez's first venture into the South American country's national consciousness has come to light. The Liverpool man made a childhood appearance on a Uruguayan kids' television show not dissimilar to our very own 'Fun House'.

Video: Horrendous miss from Belgium courtesy of Westerlo’s Lens Annab

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Lens on camera When a Westerlo player is taken out late at the start of this attacking more you could be forgiven for thinking that it will be the nastiest thing you will see in this video. But there is worse to come as the ball breaks for Westerlo and is eventually slid through for [...]


Five more annoying transfer sagas

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After yesterday's Top five annoying transfer sagas, many of you were in touch to suggest your own irritating protracted moves. Here's the pick of them. 1. Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Manchester United This move had first been touted when Darren Ferguson told his dad to sign RVN in the late 1990s. The Dutchman had become [.

Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Vieira, Nicky Butt and Wayne Bridge to play for New York Cosmos

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Gary Neville to line-up against Manchester United A host of big-name players of varying degrees of being past-it have been named in a New York Cosmos squad that will face Manchester United in Paul Scholes' testimonial match. United will face the Cosmos at Old Trafford on August 5 as they American outfit take to the [.

Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Vieira, Nicky Butt and Wayne Bridge to play for New York Cosmos

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Gary Neville to line-up against Manchester United A host of big-name players of varying degrees of being past-it have been named in a New York Cosmos squad that will face Manchester United in Paul Scholes' testimonial match. United will face the Cosmos at Old Trafford on August 5 as they American outfit take to the [.

Man City rebel Carlos Tevez meets Inter Milan chief Marco Branca

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Sard off Wantaway Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has been filmed shaking hands with Inter Milan technical director Marco Branca prompting rumours about precisely how chance the meeting was. Tevez is on holiday in Sardinia following his Copa America appearance for Argentina and seems to have found himself at the same resort as the [.

Man City rebel Carlos Tevez meets Inter Milan chief Marco Branca

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Sard off Wantaway Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has been filmed shaking hands with Inter Milan technical director Marco Branca prompting rumours about precisely how chance the meeting was. Tevez is on holiday in Sardinia following his Copa America appearance for Argentina and seems to have found himself at the same resort as the [.

Patrick Vieira: ‘Arsenal are lacking Patrick Vieira’

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Missing some Paddy power We have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to very much enjoy the work of Manchester City's brand new Football Development Executive Patrick Vieira. From what we have seen so far, the newly retired midfielder's role seems to involve giving outspoken comments to the media and generally winding up opponents.

Video: Youth tournament referee runs for his life

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The Portuguese blood sport of referee hunting This footage comes from international youth tournament the Gothia Cup, which is currently taking place in Denmark. Jonsereds IF convert the winning penalty in a shootout against an unnamed Portuguese team and begin their joyous celebrations. We don't know what had gone on earlier in the match but [.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp aims to write a million Arsenal punchlines

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Don't Pjanic Harry Redknapp is a divisive figure during when a transfer window is open and that's just among the club he's managing, never mind the rest of the footballing world. His willingness to talk freely about potential targets and his desire to throw cash around wildly, especially just as the window is about [.

Video: Paraguay v Venezuela Copa America semi-final descends into brawl

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Let's go Caracas Paraguay are a great national team to follow if you have to work late. Nothing ever happens until 120 minutes are up. You can roll up late, watch the penalty shootout and then enjoy the real action. Take last night's Copa America semi-final victory over Venezuela as an example. After a drab [.

Video: Did Celtic boss Neil Lennon pick his nose and eat it during Cardiff match?

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Green and white... but mainly green Celtic manager Neil Lennon was caught picking his nose in the dugout at last night's friendly victory over Cardiff City. Did he treat himself to a tasty mid-match snack courtesy of his snozzle? Luckily for Lennon, a player walks in front of the camera and prevents conclusive evidence, but [.

Top five most annoying transfer sagas

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The never-ending football transfer stories 1. Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid The ultimate annoying transfer saga. There was years of winking back-and-forth between Ronaldo and Real, secretly registered Spanish trademarks and a lot of bad feeling between Old Trafford and the Bernabeu. The deal seemed to be done in the summer of 2008, but the [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his judo moves (Chivas v Real Madrid)

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Foul throw Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a yellow card during Real Madrid's friendly against Chivas for this judo throw on opponent Patricio Araujo. Clearly frustrated at the defender's grappling techniques, Ronaldo simply chucks him to the ground judo style. The incident served to fire-up the Portuguese and he went on to score a hat-trick in [.

Gary Neville’s face on a carrot and other Premier League vegetables

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Nobody's going to buy that now From the people who brought you Clive Tyldesley Lives In My Nipple comes this new short film: Gary Neville Carrot. A severe drought in Germany has unexpected consequences for one farmer.


Larissa Riquelme now just one game away from getting naked on the pitch

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Football strip on the cards Back on 4 July when Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme vowed to strip on the pitch if her beloved national football team won the Copa America, it seemed likely to be another shameless attempt at self-promotion on the back of a major football tournament (she had made similar declarations at last [.

The Dentist XI

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In honour of Newcastle's new signing Yohan Cabaye being refused access to the USA over an alleged unpaid dentist's bill, OTP proudly presents the Dentist XI. 1. Ben Flosster A key figure between the sticks. 2. Robert Huth Say it quickly! 3. Enamel Eboue Good protection at the back. 4. Paul Bracewell The perfect holding [.

Video: John Terry attempts to decapitate Portsmouth’s Luke Varney

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Luke out As you may have spotted, loyal OTP fans, I've been on my holidays. While I was sunning myself, Chelsea captain John Terry was indulging in a spot of pre-season beheading. This comes from the recent clash between the Blues and Portsmouth. Pompey's new signing Luke Varney nearly found the new season over very [.

Snoop Dogg fails to blag Manchester United or City shirt with ‘Drogba’ on the back

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No Dogg shirt Rapper Snoop Dogg has failed in his attempts to wangle a free shirt out of either Manchester United or Manchester City perhaps because he wanted Didier Drogba's name on the back. David Beckham's mate was snubbed by both Manchester clubs. He regularly dons the jersey of a local team during his [.

Cristiano Ronaldo caught keeping a very close eye on Real Madrid team-mate’s girlfriend

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Pre-season perving This little piece by Spanish TV channel Cuatro is almost like a Sir David Attenborough documentary in its content. Filmed from afar, we see Cristiano Ronaldo going through a host of pre-mating season rituals. Firstly, his eye is caught by a leggy blonde. We see Ronaldo consult with team-mate Marcelo to ensure his [.

Carlos Tevez stuck at Man City for now as Corinthians withdraw offer

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Back to the rain? Carlos Tevez's most likely Manchester City exit route has been closed as Brazilian side Corinthians have scrapped their £40 million bid for him. At one stage a return to his former club looked extremely likely for Tevez. But the move has slowed in the last few days as Corinthians appeared to [.

Newcastle signing Yohan Cabaye’s US visa woes over unpaid dentistry work

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Reality bites Yohan Cabaye became the third Newcastle United player to be denied a visa for their pre-season trip to the USA because of claims he failed to pay for dental work on a previous trip. Magpies supporters were left wondering what skeletons their new signing had in the closet after he followed convicted criminals [.

Pesky Manchester United adverts ruin Liam Gallagher’s Manchester City kit launch

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M-ad for it We recently featured the new Manchester City kit launch featuring Liam Gallagher. But the YouTube video of the launch is proving to be a bit cheeky to some Citeh supporters. In some cases the video is serving Google adverts offering Manchester United tickets over the top of the video. Thanks to OTP [.

Video: Brazil crash out of Copa America with penalty shootout horror show

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Spot-kick nightmare Brazil were knocked out of the Copa America by Paraguay last night after perhaps the worst set of penalties ever to be taken by an international team in a shootout. Despite Paraguay not having a shot on target during the match, they kept the Brazilians at bay and forced the match to spot-kicks.

Video: UAE’s Awana Diab scores the cockiest penalty of all time

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Backheel spot-kick madness We have all seen how stupid a player can look by opting for a casually taken penalty, so fair play to the UAE's Awana Diab who successfully converted this backheeled penalty against Lebanon. Ever the pessimists, OTP can't help but wonder what his team-mates would have thought if he had scuffed this [.

Liam Gallagher parades Man City kit and recreates Blue Moon

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Toure, is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you There are few more synonymous links between football and music than the Gallagher brothers and Manchester City. And their relationship with the club was further concreted when Liam Gallagher was chosen to launch the new home shirt for 2011/12.

Video: Malaysian fan wears Manchester United shirt to Liverpool match

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You'll Always Walk Alone If you have ever wondered whether some of the nuances of supporting your team translates to its fanatical followers in the Far East, the answer appears to be probably not. We can't imagine anyone in England Manchester United supporter or not would think it was a good idea to [.

Real Madrid players in golf cart hit and run

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Bernab-ow! Real Madrid's squad found themselves at the centre of a low-speed accident when they were involved in a golf cart hit and run. The Spanish giants' players were being ferried around the UCLA campus by buggy as they prepare for a friendly against LA Galaxy. The convoy of vehicles are making their way through [.

Real Madrid players in golf cart hit and run

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Bernab-ow! Real Madrid's squad found themselves at the centre of a low-speed accident when they were involved in a golf cart hit and run. The Spanish giants' players were being ferried around the UCLA campus by buggy as they prepare for a friendly against LA Galaxy. The convoy of vehicles are making their way through [.

Thomas Hitzlsperger avoids driving ban through unemployment

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The Jammy Hammer known as der hammer Don't ever think that footballers have it all easy. When Thomas Hitzlsperger was caught travelling at over 100mph in a 70mph zone in Suffolk, he must had many sleepless nights. Hitzlsperger was allowed to leave by West Ham at the end of last season you see, and therefore [.

An ode to a Premier League legend – Patrick Vieira retires

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It is sad news that yesterday there was the retirement of one of the superstars of the Premier League. Today we take a look at Vieira's best bits: Best goals Best fight Best interview Patrick, you will be missed.


An ode to a Premier League legend – Patrick Vieira retires

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It is sad news that yesterday there was the retirement of one of the superstars of the Premier League. Today we take a look at Vieira's best bits: Best goals Best fight Best interview Patrick, you will be missed.


Yossi Benayoun scores one of the greatest preseason goals

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Apologies as this is a day late, because you really should have seen it straight away. Yossi Benayoun has had a torrid time with injury since he joined Chelsea last summer, and if he keeps scoring goals like these then we might here the old cliche of "it's like having a new signing". Playing Wycombe [.

Yossi Benayoun scores one of the greatest preseason goals

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Apologies as this is a day late, because you really should have seen it straight away. Yossi Benayoun has had a torrid time with injury since he joined Chelsea last summer, and if he keeps scoring goals like these then we might here the old cliche of "it's like having a new signing". Playing Wycombe [.

Stewart Downing to be sold by Aston Villa

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It's all Down-ing hill from here Nice to see a new manager really having an effect on his new club, making sure that the players are all taking what he says on board whilst really getting behind their new man for the start of the season. Quotes from Alex McLeish on Stewart Downing: 7th July [...]


Brighton stadium pranked by builders

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It'll be all-white on the night With Brighton's stadium due to be completed for the start of the new season, you might have thought that the builders would be working flat out to get things finished. Not a bit of it. Instead, workmen added a few white seats below the club's logo so that it [...]


San Jose goalkeeper scores against West Brom

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Boing Boing Bingham Preseason is back, and that means it the silly season of friendlies. Liverpool v Guandong, Arsenal v Malaysia and West Brom travelling all the way to America to play three games. Roy Hodgson might not be all too impressed by the trip either if his side continue to concede mental goals like [.

Joey Barton refused visa to enter USA – the real story

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Preseason tour fail So, his crimes have finally caught up with him. It is clear that US visa control became uneasy when Barton revealed the moustache above. How could anyone with such a filthy tattoo have anything but a negative impact on the country? And it seems the same officials were watching the start of [.

Shaun Wright Phillips is a plank – the evidence

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My Dad's a planker and he planks all day It would be fair to say that Shaun Wright-Phillips has not had a great couple of years. Ostracised at Manchester City, it looks as if he will move to Bolton before the end of the transfer window. So has SWP been working hard in the gym, [...]


Win a professional training session at Arsenal

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While the cats are away, the mice can play, and while the pros are away, Lucozade is giving amateurs the chance to play at Arsenal's world-class training facilities. So while the Arsenal first team squad are on their preseason tour of Malaysia, Lucozade are offering one lucky fan has the chance to enter a competition [.

Carlos Tevez nears Corinthians move

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Playing in the Corinthians spirit There are a hell of a lot of 'i's to be dotted and 't's to be crossed, but it appears that Carlos Tevez has taken a step closer to getting his wishes and leaving Manchester City and England. Brazilian club Corinthians have reportedly bid £35million for the striker's services, and [.

Arsenal sign Manchester City star striker

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Super Mario to the rescue There has been a lot of vitriol against the Arsenal board recently. They are seemingly a club intent on selling their best players to rivals, replacing them with the occasional French or Ivorian toddler. In fact, at the last count they were leading Angelina Jolie and Madonna 32-27 on the [.

Franck Ribery tries his hand at DJing – Fail

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Poor, to be Franck He should have known better. He had his warning. Chris Waddle. Glenn Hoddle. Andy Cole (that one was ear-rapingly bad). Ian Wright. Paul Gascoigne. Everyone knows that footballers, as good as they are with their legs and feet, have a tendency to be dreadful at making music. It's something to do [.

Spain and Italy’s most successful football cities

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Football in Europe is big business with a number of the world's best teams participating in Italy and Spain. Some of the game's most fierce rivalries exist in the continent with Barcelona vs Real Madrid and Inter vs AC Milan to name but a few, with a battle on a season-by-season basis and millions of [.

David Beckham’s baby girl – a tabloid review

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Steve Harper Beckham? Victoria Beckham has given birth to the Beckham's fourth child and first daughter. Apologies for the lack of photo above, but OTP was unfortunate to lose out in the bidding process for exclusive first photo rights. Just not quite enough in the coffers. The child will be named Harper Seven Beckham, with [.

OTP Quiz of the Week 25

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With a transfer window feel 1. What was unusual about Newcastle United target Neil Taylor's last game for Swansea City? 2. What nationality is Arsenal target Gervinho? 3. From which club did Newcastle sign Sylvain Marveaux? 4. What is the name of the young defender signed by Arsenal from Charlton Athletic?

Manchester City rename their stadium – test UEFA’s patience

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The Manchester Abu Dhabi We imagine that it was quite a grilling, various members of the board thrashing out a deal, with both sides desperately trying to make their own case. But probably not. Because Manchester City have sold the namings rights to their stadium to Etihad, who are already their shirts sponsors and are [.

Owen Hargreaves video works a treat

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Leicester continue their summer of spaffing Well we owe Owen Hargreaves a sincere apology. Earlier this week we brought you the news that he has started his own Youtube channel in order to show that he wasn't completely broken. But whilst the rest of the football world simply p*ssed themselves laughing at the whole thing, [.

Owen Hargreaves video works a treat

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Leicester continue their summer of spaffing Well we owe Owen Hargreaves a sincere apology. Earlier this week we brought you the news that he has started his own Youtube channel in order to show that he wasn't completely broken. But whilst the rest of the football world simply p*ssed themselves laughing at the whole thing, [.

OTP meets Chris Kamara

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Wham bam thank you Kam The Home Nations are not in great shape at the moment. Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland look as success-orientated as Arsene Wenger in an auction room. England are not looking much sharper, and despite reaching number 4 in the world rankings we have yet to see an open top bus [.

Video: Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor showers a dancer with cash

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Performers usually hate it when some muppet tries to steal their thunder by invading the stage during their set. The only exception to the rule is when the stage invader throws a wad of cash at them. That is precisely what happened when the typically understated Emmanuel Adebayor decided to take in the Ghana Meets [.

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge shows off his dances moves on Jamaican TV

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Good movement What does a Premier League footballer get up to on his holidays? If you're Daniel Sturridge, the answer is head to Jamaica, get yourself booked onto a local TV show and take part in a dance-off. And why wouldn't he? Studge's moves seem to do down quite well, but he still takes on-board [.

Get fit with… Owen Hargreaves??

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Mistake or P*sstake? Now bear with us. A video helping you get as fit as Owen Hargreaves might seem like a spoof, akin to 'Eat yourself thin with Andy Reid' or 'Watch television for intelligence with the Geordie Shore girls', but this one isn't made up. Owen Hargreaves, presumably fresh after 32 years on the [.

Sunderland close to signing John O’Shea (an excuse to show the worst shot ever)

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Quinn hopeful of bringing in Man Utd man Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has revealed the club are getting closer to signing Manchester United utility man John O'Shea. This is of limited interest to OTP and wouldn't justify a post under ordinary circumstances. But since it gives an opportunity to feature O'Shea's shot against West Ham [.

Video: “F**k you, homo, homo, HOMO”

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English homophobia: uniting Brazilians and Finns Finnish football descended into a bout of televised homophobia this week. The match between KuPS and HJK featured HJK's Brazilian star Rafinha testing his language skills on opponent Pexi Oravainen. He was caught on camera unleashing a torrent of homophobic abuse towards the KuPS.

Video: Sweden women’s player swaps shirt with Germany fan

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Fan interaction Sweden's Josefine Oqvist did her bit to promote the Women's World Cup by swapping shirts with a Germany fan after the Swedes' 1-0 victory over North Korea. Beckoned over to the crowd after the match, Oqvist found herself in an unexpected shirt-swapping proposition courtesy of the forward German.

Giuseppe Rossi’s agent tells Juventus to go to the hairdressers

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You're a mess, love The agent of Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi has added a touch of class to the annual footballing cattle market with a quite poetic assessment of his client's options for next season. The Italy international is a target for Tottenham, but is also wanted by Italian giants Juventus.

Video: The funniest handball ever – defender picks up ball

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And the match officials missed it! This is the best video we have seen for a while. All the work that is done by FIFA, UEFA, football associations, clubs, sponsors and charities the world over to promote the women's game and try to put it on level pegging with the men's game... and it's all [...]


Was this match fixed?

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Arrests follow Fenerbahce title win Fenerbahce's title-deciding 4-3 victory over Silvasspor is one of the games being investigated following a huge match-fixing raid in Turkey. Police are investigating allegations that matches were rigged on the way to Fenerbahce becoming champions. Around 30 people have been arrested in simultaneous raids in 12 cities across the country.

Video: Quality shinned own goal from DC United’s Perry Kitchen

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That sink-ing feeling Excellent own goal action from the MLS as DC United's Perry Kitchen very kindly scores a goal on behalf of Philadelphia Union. Leaping through the air to clear the ball with his right foot when he clearly should have been using his left, Kitchen managed to shin the ball into his own [.

Top 10 manliest players at the Women’s World Cup

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OTP celebrates 10 players at the Women's World Cup who are never likely to win approval from Sepp Blatter for his vision of the women's game. 1. Christine Sinclair (Canada) In her days at FC Gold Pride, she shared a successful strike partnership with Marta. More recently, she's been sharing a hairdresser with Forrest Gump.

Larissa Riquelme will pose nude on the pitch if Paraguay win Copa America

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And it's winter over there Model and Paraguay superfan Larissa Riquelme has vowed to pose nude on the pitch if her nation wins the Copa America. Riquelme who has pretty much carved an international career out of following the national team and making those sort of promises said she would strip on the [.

Football Lookalikes: New England away shirt and a denim collar rugby shirt

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Collar me bad This is what we meant in our previous post. If we miss out on Euro 2012 qualification, the England squad will be able to get summer jobs in Cotton Traders.


Kitman: New England away shirt (modelled by David Haye)

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It's blue After a couple of teaser snippets, here is the first proper look at the new England away kit. As anticipated, it is dark navy blue rather than the usual red away shirts of recent times. The jury's still out for OTP. It might be a grower but at the moment we still keep [...]


Entertainer sings Manchester City anthem Blue Moon at Gary Neville testimonial dinner

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Blue Nev Diners at a testimonial dinner for retired Manchester United legend Gary Neville were left more than a bit bemused by the repertoire of a performer at the event. The entertainer for the evening belted out his version of Manchester City's most famous song Blue Moon during the meal in Malta. More than 1,200 [.

Video: Watch England win a penalty shootout!

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A Three Lions side that can take spot-kicks? You might have seen last night that we posted, Raheem Sterling's goal from the England v Argentina Under 17 World Cup match. Now you can watch other match highlights. Granted he is still learning, but the snippets we have seen of Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford in the [.