Off the Post Archives for January 2012

Video: Sandro is sick on the pitch (Tottenham 2-0 Blackburn)

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Tottenham midfielder Sandro had a strange game against Blackburn yesterday. Bored with the 'Makelele role', he decided the 'Messi role' was more to his liking. The Brazilian made an entertaining start to the match as he went on a ridiculously un-Sandro dribble and also treated himself to the occasional long-range pot-shot.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 28-29 April

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1. Blackburn turned White Hart Lane into the Premier League equivalent of the Dignitas clinic. They just sat back and let Tottenham deliver a nasty dose of assisted relegation. Expect to see the symptoms develop over the next 7-10 days. 2. It was a great weekend for alleged racists to find the net. 3.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 28-29 April

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1. Blackburn turned White Hart Lane into the Premier League equivalent of the Dignitas clinic. They just sat back and let Tottenham deliver a nasty dose of assisted relegation. Expect to see the symptoms develop over the next 7-10 days. 2. It was a great weekend for alleged racists to find the net. 3.

Video: Carlos Puyol puts an end to the dancing (Rayo Vallecano 0-7 Barcelona)

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After Dani Alves and Thiago Alcantara combined to help Barcelona thump Rayo Vallecano they were feeling rather pleased with themselves. So pleased, in fact, that they couldn't contain the samba rhythm within them. But their impromptu dance class was brought to a premature end when His Curly Highness Carlos Puyol decreed that this was not [.

Video: Carlos Puyol puts an end to the dancing (Rayo Vallecano 0-7 Barcelona)

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After Dani Alves and Thiago Alcantara combined to help Barcelona thump Rayo Vallecano they were feeling rather pleased with themselves. So pleased, in fact, that they couldn't contain the samba rhythm within them. But their impromptu dance class was brought to a premature end when His Curly Highness Carlos Puyol decreed that this was not [.

Liverpool fan celebrates Luis Suarez’s hat-trick on the pitch, moons fans

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One Liverpool supporter managed to irk Norwich fans and the police in equal measure during Saturday's match. The well-oiled fan ran onto the Carrow Road pitch to celebrate Luis Suarez's hat-trick goal, before bowing down before the Uruguayan. He made a lewd gesture towards the Canaries faithful before finding himself being led away by police.

Stoke City fans mock Arsene Wenger’s protests

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Stoke City supporters have never really seen eye-to-eye. Contrasting football philosophies, coupled with the Gunners' habit of struggling against the Potters, have created a fairly frosty relationship. And that's not likely to change after the two sides met at the weekend.

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson set to become new England manager

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Roy Hodgson is on the verge of becoming England's new manager. His current employers, West Brom, have given the FA permission to make an official approach, with private talks between Hodgson and the FA having already taken place behind the scenes. In other words, he definitely wants it, the FA definitely want him and West [.

GIF It: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in fresh handshake controversy

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Now Luis Suarez knows how Patrice Evra felt! Liverpool's hat-trick hero got so carried away with his goalscoring exploits against Norwich that he attempted to shake hands with a Norwich City steward, who happened to be positioned at the end of a row of match officials. Presumably a Canaries fan and in no mood to [.

Video: Morten Gamst Pedersen falls victim to some inappropriate touching (Tottenham 2-0 Blackburn)

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Rory Delap can consider himself very lucky that this tactic hasn't been adopted by teams up and down the country. Tottenham quelled the threat posed by Morten Gamst Pedersen's long throw during today's match against Blackburn by getting their fans to touch his backside during his run-up. The statistics for Blackburn's shots on goal suggest [.

Graham Alexander retires after 1023 matches… in style

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Graham Alexander is a true legend. After moving from Burnley to nearby Preston, the 40-year-old Scotsman retired from professional football yesterday after 1023 matches, after Preston's last game of the season against Charlton Athletic at Deepdale. Thankfully, the game was memorable for the veteran. He was brought on by manager Graham Westley in the 83rd [.

Luis Suarez’s 45-yard wonder lob

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It would be a massive understatement to say that Luis Suarez has had an eventful season, but unfortunately most of his notoriety has been gained for off-field issues. Even when he has done his talking on the pitch, this had led to him getting in trouble. In truth, he has let Liverpool down massively, and [.

Spoof: Uefa celebrates non-El Clasico Champions League final

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Uefa claims interest has suddenly soared in the Champions League final since it was confirmed that it won't be an El Clasico match. Insiders at the organisation had previously reported that, except fans of the La Liga giants, supporters "just weren't bothered anymore" about the fixture. The source said: "We were set for the football [.

Top 10 candidates to be the new Barcelona manager

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Pep Guardiola is stepping aside, so who will be the new man in charge of the European champions? Here are 10 potential candidates of varying degrees of likelihood. 1. Marcelo Bielsa The Athletic Bilbao boss has caught the eye this season with his team playing very attractive football to very good effect.

Is Pep Guardiola really that good?

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This is something that's been in OTP's thoughts for a couple of seasons. But it's never really seemed appropriate to bring it up (what with Pep winning all trophies before him and everything). Given that he's announced that he's quitting as Barcelona boss at the end of the season, it suddenly seems more appropriate.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 28-29 April

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First bet of the week covers Saturday's Premier League action. With the top two squaring off on Monday night, the relegation battle takes centre stage, but forgive us if we don't see Wolves suddenly playing with verve and freedom now their failure has been confirmed. Their manager is shite, you see, and some of the [.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Aston Villa A week ago, Villa fans were consoling themselves that although they had won one of their last 11 league games, they were seven points ahead of the bottom three. Now they have won one of thirteen games, and after the home defeat against Bolton on Tuesday are just three points ahead of the [.

Chelsea v QPR handshakes cancelled, Mark Hughes’ lifetime ambition fulfilled

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Serial handshake dodger Mark Hughes is set to reach the pinnacle of his career this Sunday after his entire QPR squad was given permission to snub handshakes with Chelsea. The Premier League has confirmed that the usual handshake rituals will be scrapped due to the impending legal case involving John Terry and Anton Ferdinand.

Neymar gets knocked out by an orange (Bolivar v Santos)

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Santos star Neymar was knocked out by a piece of flying fruit during his side's Copa Libertadores match against Bolivar. The Brazil international was struck by an orange thrown from the crowd during Wednesday's juicy encounter. Neymar has now called for calm ahead of the second leg. He said: "This war must end.

Bayern Munich said they’ve never accept penalty hero Manuel Neuer

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Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer is presumably still not welcome at the club despite saving the penalties that took the German giants to the Champions League final. The Bavarian side's protested about the ex-Schalke goalie's arrival at the club last summer. In the protest above they unveiled a massive banner reading: "No matter how [.

Paul Terry sings ‘John Terry has won the double’ in Barcelona

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John Terry's brother, Thurrock midfielder Paul, was in Barcelona this week to watch the football, partake in an alcoholic beverage or two and perform a musical tribute to his sibling. Looking a tad worse for wear and needing just a little bit of encouragement, the former Yeovil Town man is soon belting out a chorus [.

Blackburn fans grow Gael Givet beard to avoid relegation. Huh?

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Blackburn Rovers fans are helping their side to avoid relegation by growing Gael Givet style beards. The Ewood Park faithful will mimic the missing musketeers facial hair in a bid to inspire their side to safety. OTP isn't sure exactly how it works, but let's run with it. Steve Kean's side will face a close [.

GIF It: Sergio Ramos’ penalty goes into orbit (Real Madrid v Bayern Munich)

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Original? Not really. Funny? You bet. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos gave his penalty some serious welly against Bayern Munich last night. After channeling the spirit of Chris Waddle, this sort of GIF treatment was inevitable.


Clocked: Chris Kamara tucking into tapas in Barcelona

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Welcome back to Clocked, where OTP gives you the chance to brag about your close encounters with footballing personalities. Our second installment is from Caroline Evans, who's only gone and spotted Chris Kamara out for tapas in Barcelona. Alas, the sighting took place last September. But since we only introduced Clocked yesterday we're not being [.

ITV manage to balls up their coverage again – video

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ITV aren't a brilliant broadcaster, are they? Firstly they subject us to Clive Tyldesley and Jim Beglin on a semi-regular basis, and now they have completed a fairly impressive hat trick, in cutting away three times during high profile football matches. In 2009, the channel missed Dan Gosling's extra-time winner for Everton against Liverpool in [.

ITV manage to balls up their coverage again – video

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ITV aren't a brilliant broadcaster, are they? Firstly they subject us to Clive Tyldesley and Jim Beglin on a semi-regular basis, and now they have completed a fairly impressive hat trick, in cutting away three times during high profile football matches. In 2009, the channel missed Dan Gosling's extra-time winner for Everton against Liverpool in [.

Rivaldinho copies his father’s golazo overhead kick

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Another goal to make you feel old. Most readers will remember Rivaldo's amazing overhead kick for Barcelona to complete a hat trick against Valencia. In many ways it is one of Barcelona's most important ever goals, as it ensured a 3-2 win on the last day of the season, ensuring that the Catalan giants qualified [.

Rivaldinho copies his father’s golazo overhead kick

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Another goal to make you feel old. Most readers will remember Rivaldo's amazing overhead kick for Barcelona to complete a hat trick against Valencia. In many ways it is one of Barcelona's most important ever goals, as it ensured a 3-2 win on the last day of the season, ensuring that the Catalan giants qualified [.

Top five Champions League semi-final conclusions: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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1. You should never take the Germans to penalties. In fact, you should never take anyone to penalties in a Champions League semi-final, Jose. 2. The game was destined to got to penalties. There was enough soft ones awarded in open play after all. 3. That was a nasty power surge-io Ramos. He got a [..

Clocked: Danny Cadamarteri eating a bacon butty

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Welcome to OTP's new Clocked feature. It's absolutely nothing like Heat magazine's Spotted column. First up is Everton fan Dan O'Connor, who clocked his club's one-time wonderkid Danny Cadamarteri tucking into a bacon sandwich in Liverpool's The Other Place Deli. "He has brown sauce," Dan informs us.

Spoof: Barcelona announces hosepipe ban as Lionel Messi’s goal drought continues

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The streets of Barcelona last night ground to a standstill as Lionel Messi's epic goal drought reached a critical level. The city has called a hosepipe ban to help to cope with the drought, but Barcelona's transport system has also been affected by the drought. The three-time World Player of the Year if you [.

OTP Podcast: Episode 35 – Shoddy Timing

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Ep.35 Shoddy Timing by Off The Post on Mixcloud Right, we'll come clean – this week's show was recorded on Monday night, because nothing exciting ever happens on a Tuesday, does it? Oh. Chelsea's dramatic win last night means pod pundit Alex is still being scraped off a ceiling somewhere in West London, somewhere in [.

GIF It: Roberto Di Matteo’s sex face celebration (Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea)

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"Pure delight." That's how Jeff Stelling described Roberto Di Matteo's post-match celebration following Chelsea's Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona. OTP could only see the potential for a humorous GIF.


Witton Albion’s Evo-Stik League Division One play-off semi-final gets a surprisingly arty video

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Chelsea against Barcelona wasn't the only big semi-final being played last night. Oh no, down in the Evo-Stik League Division One Witton Albion were trouncing Farsley Celtic 3-0 to make it to the play-off final. The matchday experience has been given the sort of arty treatment not usually afforded to the Evo-Stik League by Witton [.

Video: Fernando Torres gives Gary Neville a werewolf orgasm (Barcelona v Chelsea)

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There were plenty of funny noises, erm, coming from Gary Neville during Chelsea's Champions League victory over Barcelona. Not only did he turn Spanish... he was also turned on by Fernando Torres. Sheer delight for millions of viewers turned to horror as they threw up in their mouths a little. Video via 101GG


Video: Geoff Shreeves tries to make Branislav Ivanovic cry after Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea

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Geoff Shreeves: "Branislav, I'll continue to tell you that you're out of the final until you cry. If you shed a tear now you'll save us all a lot of time." Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's yellow card against Barcelona rules him out of the Champions League final. But Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves wasn't entirely [.

Top 10 Champions League semi-final conclusions: Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (2-3 on agg.)

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1. Unbeilevable. Just about the most dramatic Champions League semi-final you could imagine. 2. Suddenly £50million is looking like a bit of a snip. But you know what he was thinking as he went through one-on-one. 3. The prospect of Gerard Pique heading off for medical checks and Shakira being left unaccompanied for the evening [.

Goooool: Gary Neville’s quasi-Spanish commentary

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Englishman abroad Gary Neville was mingling with the locals during tonight's Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea. When Ramires bagged a goal late in the first-half, El Nev let his newly discovered Spanish side come to the fore. He exclaimed: "Goooooooooooooool! In-crrre-dible!" Apologies about the poor video quality, but it's the audio you need.

John Terry sent-off for kneeing Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona v Chelsea)

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Chelsea's Champions League dreams appeared to have unraveled completely after captain John Terry was sent-off for this knee into the back of Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez. In a moment of madness, JT stuck his knee into the Chilean in an off-the-ball incident. It was soft, but it was violent and it was spotted by the linesman.

Video: Sickening collision between Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes and Didier Drogba (Barcelona v Chelsea)

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There was a nasty first-half clash between Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes and Didier Drogba in the first-half of tonight's Champions League semi-final. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique definitely bore the brunt as he was KO'd by his keeper Victor Valdes' hip. Despite appearing to be out cold, Pique was back on his feet within a few [.

Video: A ridiculous example of Gary Neville’s diving epidemic from Denmark

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Another example of the ridiculous diving that's been dominating football in recent weeks. What's special about this one, from the Danish league, is the excuse thrown out by the offender, Ronnie Bendtsen of HB Koge. SønderjyskE's Quincy Antipas, moving with all the force of a marshmallow launched from a slingshot, backs into Bendtsen.

London 2012: Team GB to face Uruguay, United Arab Emirates and Senegal Olympics football

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Team GB will face Uruguay, United Arab Emirates and Senegal in this summer's Olympic games. The draw for the group stages of the London 2012 football tournament was made this morning, with fat Ronaldo and, erm, Robbie Savage among those pulling the balls from the hat. The draw in full: Group A: Great Britain, Senegal, [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #31 Jason Dozzell

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Name: Jason Dozzell In his 90s prime for: Ipswich, Tottenham Lowdown: We will start by using the phrase ‘unfulfilled potential'. When Jason Dozzell took to the pitch for Ipswich against Coventry, aged just 16 years and 57 days, he could not have predicted the initial stir he would cause. He scored the third goal in [.

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar faces arrest warrant

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szólj hozzá: c,4-4gv[Matchhighlight.com] A warrant for the arrest of Everton hero Steven Pienaar was issued just a day after his dramatic equaliser against Manchester United. The South African midfielder's Aston Marton DBS was caught speeding twice on the same road in the space of 11 days. But he failed to inform authorities who was driving [.

Hard Tackle: Xavi pleasures Barcelona team-mate Carlos Puyol on front page of newspaper

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Spanish newspaper Sport have been forced to change their front page splash after using a photo that appeared to show Barcelona skipper Carlos Puyol in a very compromising position with midfield star Xavi. A slight change of photo and suddenly the cover isn't anywhere near as controversial! Via 101GG


Adriano to take legal action against Corinthians over hotel house arrest

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Brazilian big lad Adriano is threatening legal action against Corinthians after claims he was kept prisoner on a physical conditioning programme. OTP presumers he's referring to the hotel house arrest we told you about in February, unless they've locked him up again since then. In a TV interview, he said: "I will take [legal] action.

GIF It: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini pelts his beloved Fruit Pastilles into the ground

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When football managers are under pressure, it's those closest to them who bear the brunt. Take Roberto Mancini's Fruit Pastilles, for example. They've stood by him and supported him all season, but after a frustrating opening at Wolves, they suddenly find themselves being launched at the Molineux technical area.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is thrown to the ground by the weight of his dissenting arm

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Such were the levels of dissent shown by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during yesterday's defeat to West Brom that he was forced to the ground by his own arm movement. The ferocity of the Uruguayan's appeal caused him to lose his footing and be flung to the ground, cartoon style. Via 101GG


Sevilla fans mount tennis ball protest over late kick-off time

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Fans of Spanish side Sevilla launched a tennis ball protest after having the kick-off time of their match against Levante moved. Supporters were unimpressed that their game was put back by half-an-hour so that broadcasters could soak up all the post-match reaction and interviews from Saturday's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Is Sheffield United striker Ched Evans the first player to be named in a PFA team of the year?

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Certainly OTP can't think of another example. Evans was jailed last week after being convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman at a North Wales hotel. The 23-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison, but yesterday he was named in the PFA League One team of the year. The voting takes place infamously early in [.

Genoa fans force players to strip because they don’t deserve to wear the shirt

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Premier League managers and players might occasionally be on the receiving end of some terrible abuse from their own supporters, but they can be thankful that English supporters don't wield as much power as their Italian counterparts. Genoa ultras managed to hold-up their defeat to Siena for 40 minutes because they weren't happy with what [.

Genoa fans force players to strip because they don’t deserve to wear the shirt

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Premier League managers and players might occasionally be on the receiving end of some terrible abuse from their own supporters, but they can be thankful that English supporters don't wield as much power as their Italian counterparts. Genoa ultras managed to hold-up their defeat to Siena for 40 minutes because they weren't happy with what [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 21-22 April

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1. God is great. And presumably a City fan. 2. Everton enjoyed their game of headers and volleys at Old Trafford. Steven Pienaar didn't quite understand the rules, but since God didn't strike him down, OTP can only conclude that he's allowed to do that. 3. OTP didn't think Terry Goner could get any closer [.

GIF It: Real Madrid hold El Clasico victory party after defeating Barcelona

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Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and co. celebrate in style after all but wrapping up the Spanish title with victory over Barcelona on Saturday night. Read our top 10 conclusions from the match here.


Referee dislocates shoulder awarding free kick

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Italian football is known for being quite mad, but yesterday saw perhaps the strangest incident for some time. Napoli faced Novara, and the game was refereed by Daniele Doveri. Doveri only made it 26 seconds into the game before awarding a free kick, and managed to dislocate his shoulder in its award.

Top 10 El Clasico conclusions: Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid

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1. Let's start with an honest assessment. This was more of an El Mediocro than El Clasico. 2. That said, we should be grateful that the shameful handbags and theatrics of previous games were largely avoided. Pepe did have a little moment of blatant playacting in faking injury, but we can't ask for miracles.

Is this Reggina kit the worst ever?

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We are used to showing you some dreadful kits, making us all question just exactly what the designers were thinking, but this one might just take the prize. With Reggina due to play their greatest rivals Crotone in a Serie B game, the club thought that they should inspire their players by producing a special [.

Is this Reggina kit the worst ever?

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We are used to showing you some dreadful kits, making us all question just exactly what the designers were thinking, but this one might just take the prize. With Reggina due to play their greatest rivals Crotone in a Serie B game, the club thought that they should inspire their players by producing a special [.

Sheffield United striker Ched Evans found guilty of rape, jailed for five years

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Sheffield United player Ched Evans has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of rape. His co-defendant, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, was cleared. Wales international Evans was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel in Rhyl by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was ‘injured’ for 6 minutes 30 seconds against Barcelona

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Didier Drogba's various ailments held up play for 6mins 30secs during Chelsea's Champions League semi-final first-leg against Barcelona. The great stat has been dug up by the Daily Mail. They have clocked all the time the Ivorian spent rolling around the ground. And it turns out that it was a very effective way of running [.

Spoof: FA advise Liverpool fans to get to use international flights for FA Cup final

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After a week of shambolic mismanagement of FA Cup final logistics, the FA has further fanned the flames of Liverpool's fury by advising that their "best bet" for getting to the game on time is by taking a plane to London. Tracking down FA Cup final tickets is easy with the help of online retailer [..

Video: Bakari scores overhead backheel (Espanyol B v Montanesa)

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You rarely see a bad backheel goal, but this is a particularly special one. Espanyol B striker Bakari managed to flick the ball over his head with his heel and into opponents Montanesa's net. The 24-year-old doesn't even break stride as he hits the backheel first time. Classy. Via 101GG


Video: Bakari scores overhead backheel (Espanyol B v Montanesa)

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You rarely see a bad backheel goal, but this is a particularly special one. Espanyol B striker Bakari managed to flick the ball over his head with his heel and into opponents Montanesa's net. The 24-year-old doesn't even break stride as he hits the backheel first time. Classy. Via 101GG


Fans of Argentina’s Racing Club pelt the pitch with crutches

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Don't get us wrong, OTP loves a coordinated launching of bog rolls onto the pitch as much as the next guy. But this goes slightly beyond that in both the logistical and the safety stakes. Fans of Argentinian side Racing Club protested against their side's woeful recent form by taking crutches to the match and [.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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La Liga If you watched Sky's coverage of La Liga you would be forgiven for thinking that there are just four teams that play per weekend: Real Madrid, Barcelona and the two teams they are playing. In their defence, the two giants have been by so far the best teams with the best players. And [...]


Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 21-22 April

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As the Football League reaches an interesting denouement, I am choosing one bet from each of the three leagues, with a Premier League punt chucked in for good measure. League Two Although Swindon let me down in midweek with their defeat at Aldershot, I am giving them a second chance, on the basis that they [.

Newcastle star Papiss Cisse mobbed by 200 fans after £6 haircut

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Newcastle's new hero Papiss Cisse attracted a 200-strong crowd when he went for a haircut at a Tyneside barbers. The Senegal international already a fan favourite after an explosive start to his Magpies career was mobbed at The Barber Shop in Gateshead. Cisse popped in for a £6 cut, but soon found he [.

Dalai Lama set to bless Accrington Stanley’s pitch

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Come June, Football League clubs will already be outlining fitness regimes and transfer targets to ensure a successful start to the new campaign. Along with those tried and tested methods, League Two outfit Accrington Stanley FC have something a little bit different up their sleeve this summer: a visit from Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama.

Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher appears on American Idol

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When you think showbiz, glitz, glamour and pop stardom, your thought naturally turn to Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher. The veteran defender hit a few bum notes during his FA Cup semi-final appearance against Everton, but that didn't stop him popping up on US talent show American Idol. Carra fronted a message of support to teenage [.

Carlos Tevez’s celebration golf swing analysed in excruciating detail by Sky Sports golf expert

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On this week's podcast, OTP took a light-hearted look a Tevez' golf swing goal celebration against Norwich. While we gave the Argentine's action a brief analysis – deciding he was working a "soft fade" – Sky Sports have gone a fair few steps further in their observations. Dimply-ball smashing expert Simon Holmes provided a rather [.

Basic first aid tips, with St John Terry Ambulance

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Dealing with suspected fractures Step 1: Recognition and treatment Look for swelling. If you spot any, try prodding the victim or squeezing the swollen area. Listen for a grating noise. If this turns out to be Ashley Cole thinking aloud about opening contract negotiations, please ignore. Be aware of shock.

Danny DeVito tells OTP that Didier Drogba is in line for a cameo in Twins sequel

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Hollywood legend Danny DeVito would like Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to make a cameo appearance in his new film, he told OTP. DeVito is currently working on Triplets, a sequel to 1988 flick Twins, and is toying with the idea of offering Drogba a role in the film after being impressed with his performance against [.

GIF It: John Terry grabs Carlos Puyol’s bad wrist (Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona)

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Kids in Spanish schools get taught that England grinds to a halt every mid-afternoon while we all tuck into some cucumber sandwiches. Carlos Puyol found out in the hardest way that the image of the stereotypical English gentlemen isn't all it's cracked up to be: he came face-to-face with John Terry. Noting that Puyol was [.

Footballers criticise Drogba for his diving

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Chelsea won last night and got their tactics spot on. Terry and Cahill put their bodies on the line, Mikel marked Messi (almost) out of the game, and Didier Drogba acted as a target man and dived around like it was 2006. Footballers took to Twitter to give their opinion on the diving Drog, and [...]


Top 10 conclusions: Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona

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1. It's not very often that you can celebrate a first-leg win, but you can forgive Chelsea for enjoying this one. 2. Didier Drogba is back to his best... and worst. The goal-scoring hero seems to believe his recent good form has earnt him the right to spend prolonged periods in a horizontal position once [.

Would David Beckham be in your Team GB Olympics squad?

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There are lots of markets available for people to bet on football and millions of pounds are spent this way every week. But never before has the betting market on whether a 37-year-old man will represent a scratch international football team in a competition that isn't particularly valued at the upper echelons of the game [.

Revealed: the prime suspect in the Real Madrid boots theft

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In the words of Loyd Grossman, let's look at the evidence: He's got form having already attempted to steal Cristiano Ronaldo's boots once. He's known to like the boots. He's likely to be allowed to wander around major sports venues without too many questions being asked. Everything points to tennis star Rafael Nadal being the [.

Video: Crazy indoor football kung-fu kick to the head

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This five-a-side match takes a brutal turn towards martial arts when one of the players decides to kick an opponent in the head. The player in white has already avoided one attempted kick from the opposition number 10 in the process of scoring a goal. Having found the net, he couldn't resist gloating something [.

Video: Mark Hudson scores from his own half (Cardiff 2-0 Derby)

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Cardiff defender Mark Hudson scored a spectacular goal in his side's victory over Derby County last night. The centre-back was in his own half some 68 yards from goal when he sent the ball sailing over the head of Rams keeper Frankie Fielding. Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay said: "It was a real good [.

Thief steals Real Madrid boots ahead of Bayern Munich semi-final

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Real Madrid have lodged an official complaint with Uefa after six pairs of boots were stolen from their dressing room before last night's Champions League semi-final match against Bayern Munich. Three pairs of boots belonging to Cristiano Ronaldo were nicked, along with footwear belonging to Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil.

Top 10 Chelsea v Barcelona Champions League moments

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1. Andres Iniesta's late winner (2009 semi-final) Talk about leaving it late. It was the third minute of stoppage time when midfield maestro Iniesta fired in from the edge of the box to give Barca the one goal they needed to make it to the final. 2. Frank Rijkaard has a word with Anders Frisk [...]


Top 10 Chelsea v Barcelona Champions League moments

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1. Andres Iniesta's late winner (2009 semi-final) Talk about leaving it late. It was the third minute of stoppage time when midfield maestro Iniesta fired in from the edge of the box to give Barca the one goal they needed to make it to the final. 2. Frank Rijkaard has a word with Anders Frisk [...]


Top five conclusions: Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid

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1. If at first you don't succeed, keep trying because you might accidentally miskick one into the back of the net in the 90th minute. That's the way Mario Gomez did it. 2. At one point OTP thought Cilla Black was commentating, but it turned out that it was just a battle between Alaba and [...]


OTP Podcast – Episode 34: Goal-whine Tecnology

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Ep.34 Goal-Whine Technology by Off The Post on Mixcloud Ghost goals? Dodgy penalties? Andy Carrol scoring two goals in two games? The world of football has gone mad (again)! So to help you make sense of it, the Off The Post Podcast will be gathering up all the weekend's Premier League and FA Cup madness, [.

Is the new Mars advert the worst thing in football?

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Yes we have problems within football, including: Diving Our national team is rubbish Our teams have underperformed in Europe We have only one good keeper Our best players are dickheads Ticket prices are too high Real fans are being excluded from the game New stadiums are soulless Glory hunters Bore draws Joey Barton Phone-ins Timewasting [.

Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval plays volleyball with an Atletico Madrid throw-in

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Rayo Vallecano boss Jose Ramon Sandoval decided that if his players weren't alert to a quick throw-in from Atletico Madrid, he had better be. Sandoval produced an expert volleyball block to thwart Diego's attempts to restart play quickly during their La Liga clash on Sunday. Remarkably, in a league in which Jose Mourinho seems to [.

Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval plays volleyball with an Atletico Madrid throw-in

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Rayo Vallecano boss Jose Ramon Sandoval decided that if his players weren't alert to a quick throw-in from Atletico Madrid, he had better be. Sandoval produced an expert volleyball block to thwart Diego's attempts to restart play quickly during their La Liga clash on Sunday. Remarkably, in a league in which Jose Mourinho seems to [.

Arsene Wenger’s transfer philosophy now indoctrinating Arsenal’s advertisers

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After last night's performance, Arsenal fans will be hoping that there's a 'million' missing.


Arsene Wenger’s transfer philosophy now indoctrinating Arsenal’s advertisers

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After last night's performance, Arsenal fans will be hoping that there's a 'million' missing.


Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #30 Phil Masinga

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Name: Phil Masinga In his 90s prime for: Leeds United Lowdown: South African striker Masinga began his career at Jomo Cosmos, but stayed for just one season before relocating to Mamelodi Sundowns, where he stayed for three years. His move to Leeds United in 1994 was instigated by his agent as part of the deal [.

Racing Club striker Teofilo Gutierrez allegedly threatens team-mate with paintball gun

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Argentinian side Racing Club have vowed that their striker Teofilo Gutierrez will not play for them again after he allegedly threatened team-mates with a paintball gun. The Colombian forward was sent-off for mouthing off at the ref during his side's 4-1 defeat to Independiente, leaving his team-mates to play out the last 21 minutes with [.

Top 10 conclusions: Arsenal 1-2 Wigan

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1. At one point it appeared that this bloke had gone to get a topical t-shirt printed mid-match. 2. Being played off the park at the Emirates must hurt Arsene Wenger far more than being kicked off the park at the Britannia. 3. During commentary, Sky Sports' Martin Tyler said that Wenger was the worst [.

Robin Van Persie and Gary Caldwell graduate from the Mark Hughes School of Handshakes with honours (Arsenal 1-2 Wigan)

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If QPR manager Mark Hughes was watching last night's clash between Arsenal and Wigan, he was bound to have a tear in his eye. That's primarily because it edged his side closer to possible relegation from the Premier League, but also due to pride at some of the excellent handshake shenanigans on display at the [.

Lech Poznan ultras copy Euro 2012 logo to suggest they’re up for a bit of a brawl

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Supports of Polish outfit Lech Poznan unfurled a tifo mimicking the official Euro 2012 logo to advertise their availability for a scrap this summer. They dubbed their prospective summer tournament Kibole 2012, or Hooligans 2012. While Uefa and the Euro 2012 organisers will be hoping for a peaceful time in Poland and Ukraine, the Poznan [.

New theory on Andrey Arshavin’s team-mate trampling

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If you saw the post on Andrey Arshavin standing on an injured team-mate, you will have seen we were pondering what he was thinking. Thanks to OTP reader Jack Leech, who quite rightly points out that it was probably just his turn to be lookout. When meerkats are on lookout duty they like to stand [...

Andrey Arshavin celebrates goal by standing on injured team-mate (Zenit v CSKA Moscow)

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International Man of Mystery, Andrey Arshavin, celebrated his assist for Zenit St Petersburg team-mate Vladimir Bystrov to score against CSKA Moscow by standing on his torso. Shortly after his goal, Bystrov hit the deck with an injury. On-loan Arsenal flop Arshavin took the opportunity to deliberately trample all over him.

Craig Beattie’s crazed topless jogging celebration (Celtic 1-2 Hearts)

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Hearts match-winner Craig Beattie went for a topless jog after his injury-time penalty gave his side victory over Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final yesterday. A deranged Beattie gladly accepted a booking after tucking away the spot-kick, ditching his Hearts shirt and performing a bizarre 'dad run' half-lap of celebration.

Didier Zokora claims Emre called him “dirty n**ger”

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There's a bit of a former Premier League racism storm in Turkey, where ex-Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora has accused Newcastle old boy Emre of calling him a "dirty n**ger". The incident happened as the pair squared up during Trabzonspor's clash with Fenerbahce over the weekend. Zokora, of Trabzonspor, said: "Emre and I came face to [.

Didier Zokora claims Emre called him “dirty n**ger”

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There's a bit of a former Premier League racism storm in Turkey, where ex-Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora has accused Newcastle old boy Emre of calling him a "dirty n**ger". The incident happened as the pair squared up during Trabzonspor's clash with Fenerbahce over the weekend. Zokora, of Trabzonspor, said: "Emre and I came face to [.

Tom Daley prepares for London 2012 with new diving partner Ashley Young

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You can thank QPR owner Tony Fernandes for this match made in heaven. After Manchester United attacker Ashley Young took a tumble to win a penalty against his side last week, Fernandes tweeted: "Difficult to take after watching numerous replays but Ashley Young could partner Tom Daley at the Olympics.

Tom Daley prepares for London 2012 with new diving partner Ashley Young

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You can thank QPR owner Tony Fernandes for this match made in heaven. After Manchester United attacker Ashley Young took a tumble to win a penalty against his side last week, Fernandes tweeted: "Difficult to take after watching numerous replays but Ashley Young could partner Tom Daley at the Olympics.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas performs bizarre dance to distract Levante goalkeeper

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Ex-Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas unleashed a hilarious dance routine as he attempted to give Barcelona the edge against opponents Levante on Saturday evening. As Barca prepared to take a free-kick on the edge of the Levante box, Cesc was busy facing goalkeeper Levante keeper Gustavo Munua and treating him to the debut performance of his [.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas performs bizarre dance to distract Levante goalkeeper

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Ex-Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas unleashed a hilarious dance routine as he attempted to give Barcelona the edge against opponents Levante on Saturday evening. As Barca prepared to take a free-kick on the edge of the Levante box, Cesc was busy facing goalkeeper Levante keeper Gustavo Munua and treating him to the debut performance of his [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 14-15 April

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1. Ashley Young has taken QPR owner Tony Fernandes' suggestion seriously and is making a genuine effort to be Tom Daley's diving partner at London 2012. 2. Amid all the heightened security presence in the Falklands, the UK took its eyes off the ball and Norwich fell prey to some impressive Argentinian attacks on Saturday.

Top 10 conclusions: Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea

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1. Another massive match and again all anybody is talking about is goalline technology. Time to sort this out once and for all. 2. A Harry Redknapp tactical change allowing the floodgates to open for a continental midfielder to tear his defence to shreds: it's like summer's come early. 3. Nobody will be happier that [.

FA Cup semi-final Photo Special: Liverpool v Everton

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OTP was fortunate enough to watch the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Everton at Wembley yesterday, thanks to Budweiser. From Carroll's redemption to Distin's disdain, here is our pictorial portrait of the Merseyside match-up.


Top 10 conclusions: Liverpool 2-1 Everton

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1. Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel were moonlighting as the Chuckle Brothers. The classic calamitous 'to me, to you' routine was played out perfectly. It was a fine indication that a retired Carra would be more suited to CBBC than ESPN. 2. Andy Carroll's astonishing close-range headed miss was remarkable for the sheer authority with [.

Piermario Morosini – RIP

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READERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT THE ABOVE VIDEO MAY BE DISTRESSING FOR SOME Football is still reeling from the shock collapse of Fabrice Muamba, and yet we are now forced to deal with more tragic news. After half an hour of Livorno's game against Pescara, their on-loan midfielder Piermario Morosini collapsed on the pitch after [.

Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee has another rant

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Mike Summerbee is a Manchester City legend, but he really is making a name for himself as a loose cannon in the studio. Quite why Sky Sports invited him back when he already gained a reputation for flying off the handle is for you to guess, but we are glad he did! Summerbee responded to [...]


Hard Tackle: Arsenal trio Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Frimpong and Aaron Ramsey hit the hot tub

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Arsenal youngsters Jack Wilshere, Emmanuel Frimpong and Aaron Ramsey have given a clear indication that the next generation of footballers are going to be increasingly comfortable with their sexuality. For example, they're quite happy to post photos of them cuddling up to each other in a hot tub to a global audience.

Fabrice Muamba sends massive thank you cake to hospital staff

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Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has sent the medical staff who cared for him after his cardiac arrest a huge cake. Muamba conveyed his thanks to staff at the London Chest Hospital through the medium of sponge, buttercream and icing. The icing reads: "To All The Medical Staff At The London Chest Hospital That helped Me [.

Top five Liverpool v Everton FA Cup moments

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With Liverpool and Everton meeting at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final tomorrow, OTP looks at some of the greatest moments of previous Cup meetings between the Merseyside rivals. 1. The advert goal (2010) The infamous extra-time winner from Dan Gosling was scored during a mistimed ITV advert break. Despite the controversy, the most shocking [.

French minnows Quevilly score injury time winner to reach French Cup final

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French third division outfit Quevilly pulled off a massive shock as they defeated Rennes to reach the Coupe de France final. The side from the Haute-Normandy region will now face Lyon at the Stade De France for the chance to win the competition. The underdogs not to be confused with Manchester United midfielder Tom [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 14-15 April

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Okey cokey, off we go. Firstly, Birmingham City will surely beat Bristol City at home. Brizzle have improved of late to take themselves out of the relegation zone, but wins against Forest and Coventry are slightly different to winning at St Andrews, where Brum have lost once all season. Will combine that with Burnley beating [.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Merseyside And so like a sketch in Harry Enfield and chums, the Scousers travel to London for a big day out. Kenny Dalglish will want to arrest the recent form of his side that was slightly halted by Andy Carroll's late goal on Tuesday, and with the players rested you have to place the red [...]


Borussia Dortmund’s bee mascot pretends to urinate on Bayern Munich’s bus

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Borussia Dortmund's bumblebee mascot is single-wingedly smashing the stereotype that Germans don't have a sense of humour. Cheeky mascot Emma was pictured pretending to urinate on the Bayern Munich team bus following their 1-0 win over the Bavarian giants on Wednesday evening. Losing the match and have a weak-bladdered bee set loose on your bus [.

Ray Hudson enjoys a “wet dream of orgasmic proportions” courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Crazy Gol TV co-commentator Ray Hudson rather enjoyed Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick against Atletico Madrid this week. In fact, he said the goal was a "wet dream of orgasmic proportions". That would be enough for most pundits, but not the crazed Geordie. He also said that the flight of the ball had "more curves to it [.

Video: Crawley Town players burst into celebratory song after learning of manager Steve Evans’ departure

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It's always a difficult time for a football club when a manager leaves unless that manager is Steve Evans. The mascara-wearing convicted tax fraudster has left Crawley Town to join their League Two rivals Rotherham. And his former players couldn't be happier. The squad decide they're "gonna singing a song ‘cos the fat man's [.

St Pauli’s Marius Ebbers pleads with ref to disallow his Hand of God goal

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Fair play seems to have broken out throughout the world of football. First we had the deliberate own goal in Turkey, then the deliberate penalty miss in Northern Ireland. Now we find Marius Ebbers, of German side St Pauli, successfully lobbying the referee to chalk-off a goal he's just scored. Ebbers turned the ball into [.

Fulham buy their own chickens to cut down on egg costs

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Fulham fans will hardly be egg-cited at their club's latest signings even though there is some exciting wing prospects among them. The Cottagers have snapped up 12 hens to live at their training ground as they bid to cut a £5,000-a-year egg bill. That's how much Martin Jol's side 'shell' out to feed their [.

Fulham buy their own chickens to cut down on egg costs

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Fulham fans will hardly be egg-cited at their club's latest signings even though there is some exciting wing prospects among them. The Cottagers have snapped up 12 hens to live at their training ground as they bid to cut a £5,000-a-year egg bill. That's how much Martin Jol's side 'shell' out to feed their [.

What could possibly go wrong? Nicolas Anelka named manager of Shanghai Shenhua

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He was nicknamed Le Sulk, caused unrest in the Chelsea squad and was sent home from the French World Cup squad in disgrace, so you might think that Nicolas Anelka isn't exactly ideal material to take over as a manager. But he has. Replacing fellow countryman Jean Tigana at Chhinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC, who [.

What could possibly go wrong? Nicolas Anelka named manager of Shanghai Shenhua

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He was nicknamed Le Sulk, caused unrest in the Chelsea squad and was sent home from the French World Cup squad in disgrace, so you might think that Nicolas Anelka isn't exactly ideal material to take over as a manager. But he has. Replacing fellow countryman Jean Tigana at Chhinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC, who [.

Hard Tackle: Franco Di Santo wastes a man kiss on disallowed Victor Moses goal

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Wigan striker Franco Di Santo last night became the first player in the club's history to be caught kissing a team-mate instead of defending a Manchester United counter-attack. Di Santo's public display of affection for Victor Moses was ultimately for nothing since his strike-partner's goal was (incorrectly) ruled out by referee Phil Dowd.

Arjen Robben gets sympathy from Borussia Dortmund’s Subotic after penalty miss

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The big game in Europe last night was arguably not the Madrid derdy (and certainly not QPR v Swansea), but instead the Deutschland National Derby, where Borussia Dortmund hosted Bayern Munich. The clubs occupy the top two places in the Bundesliga, and Bayern went into the game knowing that a win would get them level [.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims he didn’t know Manchester United were playing last night

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Roberto Mancini has given a clear indication that he has brought his psychological warfare A-game for the final five games of the Premier League season. The Manchester City boss was in fine form after his side brushed aside West Brom in a 4-0 victory. Looking far more comfortable in the role of title underdog, Mancini [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League 11 April

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1. If OTP didn't know better we'd say that sounded very much like the sound of a squeaky bum emanating from Manchester United's direction. 2. Carlos Tevez is back with a bang. 3. Fergie has tried Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, but it turns out the best protection he [.

Kitman: New Chelsea 12/13 home kit unveiled

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Chelsea have launched their new home kit for next season and they've gone gold. Well, the Blues are still predominantly blue, but all their logos and trim have seemingly received the Midas touch. The Adidas logo and stripes, Chelsea logo and Samsung logo are all gold. The goalkeeper's kit, modelled below by Petr Cech, [.

Video: Dungannon Swifts player manager Darren Murphy deliberately misses a penalty against Ballymena

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More fair play fun for you, this time from Northern Ireland. Dungannon Swifts player boss Darren Murphy chose to deliberately miss a penalty after a bizarre fair play mix-up. Swifts were awarded the spot-kick after Ballymena defender Gavin Taggart caught the ball in the penalty area, mistakenly believing that play had been stopped so that [.

Win four tickets to the Liverpool v Everton FA Cup semi-final

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OTP has teamed up with FA Cup sponsors, Budweiser, to offer one lucky winner four tickets to the mouth-watering semi-final between Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton this Saturday, 14 April. To be in with a chance of winning, simply email editor@offthepost.info with your answer to the following question along with your, name, age, postal address [.

Young Manchester City fans sends Roberto Mancini some consolatory Fruit Pastilles

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An eight-year-old Manchester City supporter has attempted to cheer-up Roberto Mancini after the collapse of his side's title challenge by sending him a pack of his favourite sweets. The Italian is often seem tucking into Fruit Pastilles during matches, so Megan Kinghorn decided that would be the perfect pick-me-up after City's recent slump.

Barcelona’s Carlos Puyol gets his head stapled pitchside

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Fans of football hardmen and stationery alike, you're going to love this video. Barcelona skipper Carlos Puyol was ordered off the pitch with blood coming from a gash on his head during his side's win over Real Zaragoza. He was not going to be kept out of action for too long though. Puyol took a [...

Santos Laguna star Felipe Baloy poses for photo with small child and Playboy magazine

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If you decided to pose smiling next to a young child while clutching a copy of Playboy, dear OTP reader, you might well expect a knock on the door from the Old Bill before too long. But our footballing heroes have no such qualms. Felipe Baloy, of table-topping Mexican side Santos Laguna, agreed to have [.

OTP Podcast: Episode 33 – Blue Gloom

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Ep.33 Blue Gloom by Off The Post on Mixcloud Football! Everywhere! Once again the classic Premier League combination of fixture congestion, tired legs, and a general lack of squad depth has given the Off The Post Podcast plenty to talk about in this bumper Easter edition of the Pod. While Fergie has been slamming the [.

12 funny stretcher bearer FAILs

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1. Daniel Zitka (Anderlecht) Anderlecht keeper Daniel Zitka was on his way to hospital with a broken leg when one clumsy stretcher bearer stumbled and went head-first into the turf. The clown then had the cheek to milk his own injury for all it was worth! 2. Internacional v Confianca After a less then comfortable [.

12 funny stretcher bearer FAILs

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1. Daniel Zitka (Anderlecht) Anderlecht keeper Daniel Zitka was on his way to hospital with a broken leg when one clumsy stretcher bearer stumbled and went head-first into the turf. The clown then had the cheek to milk his own injury for all it was worth! 2. Internacional v Confianca After a less then comfortable [.

GIF It: Kenny Dalglish scores an injury-time winner (Blackburn 2-3 Liverpool)

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Misfiring Liverpool striker Kenny Dalglish headed an injury-time winner to give the Reds a last-gasp victory over Blackburn. Kenny has not been on target too often this season. But he rediscovered his scoring touch when it mattered, nodding the ball in with consummate ease to sink Rovers.


Liverpool’s kamikaze goalkeepers desperate to avoid FA Cup clash with Everton

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Meet Liverpool academy goalkeeper Jamie Stephens. The way things are going at the moment, he'll fancy his chances of getting a game in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton on Saturday. For it seems that Liverpool's senior goalkeepers have some sort of Wembley death-wish and are desperate to avoid the big clash with their neighbours.

Is Manchester United star Wayne Rooney set for another hair transplant?

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Poor old Wayne Rooney. No sooner has he fronted up to the jokes about undergoing a hair transplant than he appears to be in need of another one. The Manchester United striker made the headlines when he went public to say he was fed up with his receding hairline and to confirm that he had [...]


Video: Turkish side scores deliberate own goal after accidentally breaking fair play protocol

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Turkish outfit Çanakkale Dardanelspor scored a deliberate own goal at the weekend after inadvertently scoring as they attempted to return the ball to opponents Erzurumspor. Dardanelspor's İlhan Faruk tried to give the ball back to Erzurumspor keeper Metin Kanar after an injury. But the usual fair play 'rules' had to be torn up when Faruk [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #29 Gunnar Halle

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Name: Gunnar Halle In his 90s prime for: Oldham Athletic, Leeds United, Bradford Lowdown: A popular Norwegian right back who gained cult hero status during his time in England, Halle began his professional career at Lillestrom in his native homeland. He was sold to Oldham Athletic in the Spring of 1991 for £250,000, becoming one [.

Video: Real Madrid madman Pepe kicks team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa in case of mistaken identity

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Real Madrid defender Pepe is renowned for his short fuse and frequent crazy acts of aggression. And it was team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa who bore the brunt over the weekend. The Portugal international won a free-kick after being clipped from behind in Real's 0-0 draw against Valencia on Saturday. Culprit Pablo Piatti immediately walked away, but [.

Video: Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa even bamboozling refs with his mazy runs

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Hatem Ben Arfa's scintillating form in recent weeks has left several defenders on their backsides and he's now claimed his first referee victim. Ref Mike Jones didn't know which way to turn as Ben Arfa set off on another of his dribbles during Newcastle's match against Bolton yesterday. The hapless match official went to [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League Bank Holiday Monday 9 April

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1. OTP predicted magic from Hatem Ben Arfa a couple of weeks ago and he's duly delivered. What a goal. 2. Yesterday we concluded that Spurs' slump was indicated by their regular appearances as the last game on Match of the Day. Harry Redknapp would have killed for that spot yesterday! 3. The Easter [.

Demba Ba celebrates Papiss Cisse’s emergence as Newcastle’s new goalscoring hero

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Newcastle striker Demba Ba is delighted that compatriot Papiss Cisse has swanned into Toon and stolen his crown as the Magpies' main goal threat. Here he is celebrating Cisse's second goal against Swansea last Friday!


Demba Ba celebrates Papiss Cisse’s emergence as Newcastle’s new goalscoring hero

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Newcastle striker Demba Ba is delighted that compatriot Papiss Cisse has swanned into Toon and stolen his crown as the Magpies' main goal threat. Here he is celebrating Cisse's second goal against Swansea last Friday!


Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 6-8 April

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szólj hozzá: red[Matchhighlight.com] 1. Easter: the perfect occasion for devout Catholic Roberto Mancini to be cross. 2. Linesman Dave Bryan is in unchartered territory. Nobody's ever been in Roberto Martinez's bad-books before. 3. In Mr Bryan's defence, it was a weekend for dodgy offside calls. Not that you'll catch Manchester United fans complaining.

Mr Nice Guy Roberto Martinez loses it after offside Chelsea goals

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Roberto Martinez is generally a mild-mannered polite man, but after his side Wigan lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge yesterday, he blew a fuse at the linesman in the game. Martinez rightly felt that both of Chelsea's goals were offside, and after the game ranted: The linesman had a disgusting performance. My players were robbed and [.

Xherdan Shaqiri scores a wonder scissors kick

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We all know that our domestic players are drastically overpriced. Andy Carroll £35million, Stewart Downing £20million, Jordan Henderson £16million, Wayne Bridge £90,000 per week. And this reinforced when you consider that Bayern Munich's new signing Xherdan Shaqiri cost just 10 million Euros. He is 20, he is a fantastically talented Swiss winger, and he scores [.

Indian school copies Liverpool club badge

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The Gurukul public school in India, formed in 2009, will probably be getting a call from Liverpool FC's legal department, after a picture surfaced online of the school's new logo. Even if it was only a similar badge they could have be forgiven, but they include the tagline "You'll never walk alone" above said badge.

The world is watching. A huge weekend for…

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Blackburn Rovers After huge optimism recently, a dose of reality. After consecutive wins have come defeats to Bolton and Manchester United, and a return to the bottom three for Rovers. However, despite being away from home this weekend, there is cause for optimism. The two teams either side of Blackburn (Wigan and QPR) travel to [.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the 6/7/8 April

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Firstly this weekend I am backing Coventry to beat Peterborough United. Despite being threatened by relegation, Coventry are unbeaten in six games, and climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time since October by winning their first away game of the season at Hull last week. Peterborough, meanwhile, have lost their last two [.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo is not impressed with an autograph-hunter’s cartoon of him

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't usually come across as someone who pays to much attention to their appearance, but this cartoon offended even him. Confronted with a caricature of himself to sign, the Portuguese attacker does a double-take. He says: "Is this me? My God. Very ugly, yeah?" But he pops his autograph on [.

Infographic: Euro 2012 betting tips

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This great infographic has been provided by the Gambling Guru Euro 2012 Predictions Portal. You can get this free infographic for your site or blog here


Spoof: Bomb disposal unit diffuse the “ticking time-bomb” inside Demba Ba’s knee

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A bomb disposal unit was called to Newcastle United's training ground yesterday afternoon after a routine scan of Demba Ba's legs showed that an unexploded bomb was resting under his right knee cap. The remarkable discovery comes 14 months after Stoke City boss Tony Pulis refused to buy the Senegalese striker because a medical showed [.

Video: DIY dentistry with APOEL Nicosia defender Paulo Jorge

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APOEL Nicosia probably weren't expecting to emerge from last night's match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu with much more than a great experience and a good hiding. But defender Paulo Jorge got a sizeable dentist's bill for his troubles too. Or he will if he wants to correct any of the damage he sustained [.

Video: DIY dentistry with APOEL Nicosia defender Paulo Jorge

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APOEL Nicosia probably weren't expecting to emerge from last night's match against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu with much more than a great experience and a good hiding. But defender Paulo Jorge got a sizeable dentist's bill for his troubles too. Or he will if he wants to correct any of the damage he sustained [.

Behind the scenes on a busy day at Dundee United

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Rangers aren't the only SPL club feeling the pinch at the moment. Just look at Dundee United's bargain basement answer to BBC gameshow Total Wipeout. The Terrors can have hours of fun with the aid of a nondescript corridor and a couple of exercise balls. First up is club mascot Terry the Terror, who runs [.

Top five conclusions: Chelsea 2-1 Benfica

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1. Ex-Benfica man Ramires was obviously experiencing split loyalties on the night. He couldn't decide whether to score a goal for Chelsea or clear the ball for Benfica. 2. Javi Garcia was a busy boy. The makeshift centre-back was clearly happier attacking the ball in the Chelsea box than tracking Ashley Cole's runs into his [.

Vasco’s Nilton sent off for flying kick to the head

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A decent way to ingratiate yourself to the Copa Libertadores. Come on the field, play for seven minutes, and then commit a mental and sickening flying kick which leave your stud marks all over the back of an opponent's head. The referee was left with little choice but to issue a red card. Step forward [.

Women’s Super League players get Twitter handles on their shirts

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Women's Super League players will become the first UK professional athletes to have their Twitter names on their shirts. One player from each of the league's eight clubs has been nominated as a 'digital ambassador'. The players will have their Twitter account names printed on their shirt sleeves and will spearhead their club's social networking [.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock dons rucksack and hits Flamingo Land amusement park

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Leeds United ditched training in favour of a trip to the Flamingo Land amusement park, which sponsors their academy. Manager Neil Warnock put his 'dad's day out rucksack' on (video above) and hit the rides. Keep your eyes peeled for him at the back of the motorbike-themed rollercoaster in the video below.

Bosnian game abandoned after linesman wounded

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Bosnian football has a massive problem with violence, and the game between Borac and Zeljeznicar is one of the most hates derbies. And in a game between the two yesterday there were again problems that will reverberate around the world of UEFA, meaning both clubs will again surely face sanctions. The two clubs, drawn together [.

David Ginola’s lawsuit against Gerard Houllier thrown out by French court

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Former Spurs, Aston Villa and Newcastle start David Ginola has lost his legal battle against Gerard Houllier. The winger's slander and defamation case was dismissed by a French court. Houllier's lawyer Jean-Claude Guidicelli claimed the court had found "irregularities" in Ginola's case, Reuters reports.

Harry Redknapp: ‘Paul Merson told me he needed to go to the Sporting Chance clinic… and went to Barbados for a week’

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Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that Paul Merson once conned him into allowing a mid-season holiday to Barbados. Speaking at the Soccer Saturday Live event, 'Arry claimed that Merse had approached him during their time at Portsmouth and said: "I've got a problem with the drinking and the gambling and the women.

Video: CCTV footage of Blackburn striker David Goodwillie brawling in the street

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Footage of Blackburn's David Goodwillie fighting in the street has appeared on YouTube. The Scotland international pleaded guilty to assault on Monday and is due to be sentenced next month. He has been told to expect community service for lamping 23-year-old John Friel during a night out in Glasgow in 2010.

Top 10 former Benfica players who starred in the Premier League

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Since Benfica are in England for their Champions League clash with Chelsea tonight, OTP decided to celebrate the great links between the Portuguese side and our beloved Premier League. 1. Brian Deane Legendary Premier League hotshot-turned-journeyman Brian Deane enjoy a successfuly stint at Benfica under Graeme Souness.

Mario Balotelli could face police questions over fire extinguisher incident

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Manchester City star Mario Balotelli could be interviewed by police over allegations that he soaked two girls with a fire extinguisher after a Drake concert. The Italian is said to have soaked the 16 and 17-year-olds "from head to toe" after they asked him for a photo. The girls reported the incident to police after [.

OTP Podcast – Episode 32: Fight! Fight! Fight!

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Ep.32 Fight! Fight! Fight! by Off The Post on Mixcloud The Premier League offered up its very own Wrestlemania at the weekend with three delightfully theatrical bouts. The Pod review and commend the undercard (Odemwingie v Foster, Balotelli vs sanity) and the big bucks main event, Roger ‘Beer Breath' Johnson v Wayne ‘Blonde Bombshell' Hennessey.

Video: New player enthusiastically throws his face at a team-mate’s bare backside

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We're not sure where or when this video comes from, but we thought you'd enjoy it. This team's new boy is still getting to grips with the training regime at the club. He doesn't know the quirks and preferences of the coach yet. So when he sees other members of the team bizarrely doing sit-ups [...]


Swindon striker Jonathan Tehoue experiences brutal honest, Paolo Di Canio style

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Paolo Di Canio is nothing if not honest. Remember the time he caught the ball instead of scoring a sneaky goal? See: honest. But while his honesty has been used for good in the past, on-loan Swindon striker Jonathan Tehoue has discovered that it's very much a double-edged sword. The fiery Italian has held his [.

Video: Evidence of why Man City midfielder Nigel De Jong breaks more legs than he scores goals

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Yes, our top Premier League players are skilled athletes but even they are susceptible to the odd mistake. Especially in those high-pressure training sessions. You know, the ones that take place in a cauldron of atmosphere with the defenders hounding you for possession. And you're desperately trying to get your shot away before somebody closes [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #28 Scott Oakes

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Name: Scott Oakes In his 90s prime for: Sheffield Wednesday Lowdown: After beginning his career with Leicester City, Oakes left the Midlands club aged 19 to join Luton Town, then in the top division of English football. He soon gained a reputation as an exciting winger, even gaining an England Under 21 cap whilst at [.

Video: Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs’ clumsy free-kick routine (Blackburn 0-2 Manchester United)

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Most 37-year-old men don't have jobs that involve deliberately bumping into colleagues in their mid-twenties in an attempt to mislead a competitor. But Ryan Giggs does. The Welshman worked this oh-no-look-how-clumsy-we-are free-kick routine with Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney during last night's victory at Blackburn.

David Beckham unleashes his smooth side for new Burger King advert

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He's so dreamy, isn't he? That's the premise this new Burger King commercial plays up to at least. Make eye contact with David Beckham and that's it: you're under his spell. While that has its advantages, it does make it difficult to get decent service at Burger King. Unfortunately, his LA Galaxy team-mates seem to [.

Bari match-fixer Andrea Masiello in prison hospital to avoid violent attacks

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Italian defender Andrea Masiello, who yesterday admitted scoring an own goal to help throw a match, is being kept in a prison hospital amid fears he will be attacked by fellow in-mates. Masiello has confessed to his part in fixing a match between Bari and local rivals Lecce last year. He admits he was offered [.

New camera angle reveals Liverpool’s Andy Carroll DIDN’T dive against Newcastle

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Very Krul.


David Beckham subbed at half-time after bust-up with LA Galaxy team-mates

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David Beckham was involved in an angry slanging match with two of his LA Galaxy team-mates at the end of the first-half of their match against New England Revolution. The former England skipper rowed with Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas as the trio walked off the pitch. Both Beckham and Sarvas were substituted at the [.

GIF It: Andy Carroll’s terrible, terrible dive (Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool)

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Faced with the prospect of scoring against his former club, Andy Carroll nobly decided that he would merely win a penalty and allow Steven Gerrard to open the scoring against Newcastle. Unfortunately, the Liverpool flop's diving is on par with his current finishing ability. The Reds' number 9 took a riduculous tumble on his old [.

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse fuelled by curried goat

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Newcastle star Papiss Cisse put in his best performance since joining the club thanks to a diet of curried goat, according to manager Alan Pardew. Magpies boss Pardew reckons the goat gobbled by his squad on Friday as part of an African theme day in the Toon canteen powered Cisse to his match-winning performance against [.

Spartak Moscow fans make the Zenit St Petersburg lion do unspeakable things with a giant penis

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Football banners used to be a hastily assembled slogan painted onto an old bedsheet (probably with a spelling mistake or two). That's no longer the case, especially not in Russia by the looks of it. Spartak Moscow fans taunted opponents Zenit St Petersburg by bringing in a banner of the Zenit mascot a lion [.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 30 March – 1 April

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1. Manchester City appear to have mastered the squeaky bum crack. There are not holding up well to the run-in pressure. 2. The Black Cats haven't been very lucky for City this season. A defeat at the Stadium of Light and then a light salvage job to get a draw at the Etihad. 3. Pepe [...]


Karim Benzema scores ‘Van Basten’ volley for Real Madrid

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So, which is your favourite? Is it Marco Van Basten's wonder volley for Holland against USSR Europan Championships Final in 1988, or Karim Benzema's golazo for Real Madrid against Osasuna last night? After fabulous work from Cristiano Ronaldo, who put in a fabulous deep cross, French international Benzema screamed the ball back across goal and [.