Former England manager Fabio Capello turned down the chance to watch Newcastle's Steven Taylor claiming he was "all right for midfielders", the player has claimed. The centre-back has been called up to the England squad as a late replacement for the injured Gary Cahill. But an international career seemed an entirely remote prospect last season [.
It's typical to ponder what to get a guy for Christmas. If you ask most respond with "I don't care" or "whatever." Well guys always need pajamas right? Typically they will wear a pair out before they buy another (that is if they even have a pair). So if they happen to be a Newcastle United fan, there is a great set of pjs on sale, just in time for Christmas.
Most fans dream of getting their favorite footballers autograph, but few ever get such an opportunity. Well gonedigging.co.uk has an easy way to give the fan in your life just what they have been hoping for.
Your Toffee enthusiast will be stunned when they open their framed photo on Christmas Day.
Who doesn't enjoy a great cup of coffee or some hot tea? Exactly, many people drink coffee or tea daily, and with the busy lifestyle of today we're always on the go. So what would be the perfect gift for someone on the go all the time, that needs a daily pick-me-up?
FIFA 13 was released earlier this year and all the football loving gamers were amped with excitement. But since the game is released before Christmas more than likely the fan you have to buy for has already purchased the game and has been enjoying the past couple months.
It's that time of year...Christmas: the time to go out in the hustle and bustle of the shoppers hitting the malls and stores; time to guess what your friends and loved ones would want; time to stress about buying gifts...it's Christmas time again.
If you have a friend or family who happens to be a West Ham United fan and a coffee or tea drinker, you're in luck.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Disaster has struck. One-man OTP material generator Mario Balotelli is leaving the Premier League. The Italy international has agreed a deal to return to his homeland to play for AC Milan. Only the formality of a medical and a contract signing can now prevent official confirmation that we've lost Mario.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed that his side's Christmas party has been cancelled following the club's recent poor run of form. Defeat to Manchester City at the weekend left the Magpies just two points above the relegation zone, leading Pardew to play the part of Scrooge and cancel the planned festivities.
And people say footballers have no grounding in the real world. Here's Mario Balotelli proving the stereotype... and Carlos Tevez disproving it. The Argentine striker and present-wrapper extraordinaire teaches his fellow Manchester City striker how to wrap gifts for Christmas. Balotelli's face when Tevez refuses to do his for him is a picture.
"Mr. Koevermans... your blood test results are in..." Happy Christmas Eve y'all! Or, for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas - get back to work... it's Monday you lazy so-and-so. That special day where we honour the famous trade pact of 33BC where the warring gold, frankincense and myrrh industries finally put aside their differences is indeed upon us and nowhere is more festive than the world renowned home of good times and cheer - BMO Field.
"Miguel with your nose so bright, won't you start a fight tonight?" The holiday season... not only a time for crippling credit card debt, drunken office shenaniganism and inappropriate uncles but also for staring aimlessly at the television machine. Yes, it's that time of the year when regularly scheduled programming is interrupted by holiday specials that have been on loop since 1971.
If you're still scrabbling for Christmas gift ideas we've got a bit of bad news: it's far, far too late.
That said, we're going to squeeze in more before the sand runs through the Boggle timer of fate and we're finishing up with perhaps the worst footballing gift we're ever seen: The official Coventry City hardhat.
It's a little late in the day, but still those Christmas gift ideas keep on coming...
Sadly, this little beauty a snip at only€200 -isn't available outside of Spain. We can imagine nothing finer than a night of relaxing slumber on your very own Valencia mattress before waking up and readying one's mouth for the day with one's very own Valencia electric tootbrush (€12).
For all those kids out there whose only wish this Christmas is to be able to dress up like a steward at the Imtech Arena comes this: The official Hamburger SV Hi-Vis safety jacket, available from the club store for just €15...
Arsenal heads into their mini Christmas break in a four-way tie for fourth place with the likes of Everton, Tottenham, and West Brom, who are all level on 30 points and two behind third-place Chelsea. Arsenal has eight wins, six draws and four losses and has now picked up all nine points in their past three matches.
Robin Van Persie scarcely needs to endear himself to Manchester United supporters. His goalscoring record since his summer switch from Arsenal has ensured he's already beloved at Old Trafford. But just in case there was any doubt, he burst into a rendition of Glory, Glory Man United at the club's Christmas party, which was held [.
One player who has certainly made a name for himself this year (A 2012 'Crack', besides Atletico Madrid's Falcao) is Barcelona's Jordi Alba. He stormed into the Spanish national team asJoan Capdevila's worthy successor, won the Euro 2012 and a few weeks later, was promptly signed by his childhood club to cover Eric Abidal.
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- Boxing Day Game Last year (Played December 27): QPR Drew at Swansea - Match Reports and comment Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill, Shaun Derry, Fitz Hall, Adel Taarabt, Alejandro Faurlin, Jamie Mackie, Armond Traore, Joey Barton (capt), Luke Young, Heidar Helguson.
hope your day yesterday was as pleasant as can be, and not like some poor urchin who wanted a Nintendo games device but got a cup of wee and the news that John Terry was his real dad. Be thankful for what you have.
We should have been playing today but the tube strike has put paid to that and it means that we could slip down the table a few places as those around us gain some points.
What better gift than a soccer gift? And what better soccer gift than an MLS gift? Can't do much better than season tix (pinched a couple pics below from Twitter from early revelers). If there's not a red Bradley #4 uni under the tree tomorrow I'm throwing so many elbows. Have a merry Christmas, guys.
Dear Futbolitos, Futbolitinas and Fabulous Football Lovers Of The World,
We'd like to wish you an AMAZING Christmas this year, even if your team isn't doing particularly well (oh chin up, there's always turkey and champagne to get you through the pain! Or hot chocolate and gingerbread, whichever you prefer!
Viele Vereine wünschen uns Fans eine Frohe Weihnacht. Den ein oder anderen mehr oder weniger gelungenen Weihnachtsgruß haben wir hier schon gezeigt und dabei auch immer offen gelassen, ob es jetzt etwas zum Fremdschämen oder zum besinnlichen Staunen ist. Oft werden Spieler und Trainer zum Singen zwangsverpflichtet und oft hat man als Fan das Gefühl, [.
A reportedly humiliated Henning Berg stormed out of Blackburn's Christmas party after being forced to dance on a stage with a Michael Jackson wig and a stocking on his head. When the DJ asked for volunteers to play some games, a Rovers executive put manager Berg forward. The Norwegian initially threw himself into the role [.
Football's governing body FIFA has taken the precaution of trademarking Christmas ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Our illustrious leaders have claimed ownership of the names of all Brazilian host cities for the World Cup when used in conjunction with the precious digits 2014. That includes the city of Natal, which means Christmas.
"Giving is good, playing is better" is the tagline of EA Sports' new TV commercial to promote FIFA 13 for Christmas. The 20 second TV commercial features Lionel Messi who is in for a quite a surprise at Christmas time. ......
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is expecting his second son in May. And even while he and his wife prepare for another child they seem to have plenty of time for themselves. Wayne Rooney is busy with football and Coleen Rooney is busy launching a new bedding line.
Well it's that time of year again...Christmas. The lights and decorations get hung, the holiday traffic creates jams and the stress and rush of shopping for the perfect gifts begins. If you happen to have a lady in your life that is also an Everton fan, then you are in luck.