Russia: Fan Of Second Division Team ‘Risks 15 Days In Prison’ To Hurl Live Rooster At Unpopular Manager (Video)

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It's Sod's Law that you wait for one Russian animal abuse/football crossover story to turn up and then two come along at once.

One the very same weekend that third-tier Masuk-KMV made a brown bear perform their pre-match formalities, a similar incident also cracked off in the league above.

Fowl Play: Celebrating The Anniversary Of Blackburn’s Paradigm-Shifting Venkys Chicken Advert, 2011 (Video)

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When we talk about momentous, paradigm-shifting moments in modern football, they don't come much more seismic than thecontribution made to the pantheon by Blackburn Rovers onJune 28th, 2011.

Having taken over the previous year, Blackburn's new poultry-peddling owners Venkys decided to use their glamorous Premier League asset to help promote their fowl wares.

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

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

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Writer Mike Manson remembers his initial English football experience in the cauldron of a 1986 Manchester derby.

Forget booing Nasri, let’s all do the Arsenal Haka!

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We'll hopefully get a chance to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain again tonight in the Arsenal's Carling Cup quarter-final clash against Manchester City at the Emirates. No doubt AW will shuffle the pack to give players such as the Oxo Kid, Park Chu-Young and Yossi Benayoun a run, while at the same time resting key first team personnel.

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1. He refused to sign the 'right' players The Sun

New owners Venky's indicated there would be around £5million to spend to bolster Rovers' survival push.

But their targets could not have been more different to those eyed by Big Sam. He was keen on Tottenham's ex-Ewood Park favourite David Bentley but the Indians fancied Brazilian crock Geovanni, who had just left San Jose Earthquakes.

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The Chef’s Special – Reflection from Sunday’s Victory

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Today's Chef's Special

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Cockrell.... plucked, stuffed and served on a mound of mashed spuds

As the euphoria from Sunday's astonishing win over our noisy neighbours starts to die down we should be giving thanks to whatever deities inspired that Lazarus like resurrection.