Clanger: Walsall Fan Makes Whopping Error While Booking Accommodation For League One Trip To Portsmouth

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Faced with a 230-mile round trip, one Walsall fan decided to book themselves some cheap accommodation in order to break up the long haul down to the south coast for Saturday's League One game against Portsmouth.

Alas, in attempting to secure the cheapest possible overnight stop, it would appear that the intrepid Saddlers fan in question dropped a bit of clanger when it came to researching the specific location of their out-of-town hotel.

Chronic Case Of The Anichebes: Daley Blind Drops Instagram Clanger By Failing To Observe Proper Copy+Paste Etiquette (Photo)

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Daley Blind has become the latest footballer to come a cropper while copy+pasting generic commercial platitudes on his social media accounts.

The Dutch defender shared a photo of himself posing wistfully in Manchester United's new third shirt on Instagram, along with a caption that he failed to fully edit before publishing.

Ali Dia 2.0: York City Release ‘Cousin’ Of Southampton’s Cuco Martina After Watching Him Play 81 Minutes Of Football

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York City have released defender Derwin Martina, just four short days after arriving at the club.

York agreed a deal to bring in the 22-year-old until the end of the season, believing him to be the brother of Southampton full-back Cuco Martina.

Indeed, the National League even announced as much when they broke the news on their official club website.


Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery Cheekily Unties Referee’s Boot Laces Before Whipping Home 20-Yard Freekick (Video)

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Bayern Munich got their DFB Pokal campaign off to a flying start on Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 rollicking of third-tier Chemnitzer FC.

Franck Ribery scored the fourth goal of the onslaught by tucking away a smart 20-yard free-kick, but not before having a cheeky fiddle with the referee's boot laces.

Comedy Classics: Mitchell & Webb’s Timeless Sky Sports Parody Advert – ‘Watch The Football’ (Video)

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As prescient now as it ever was, the following sketch succinctly crystallises what televised football has become an endless, mindless assault of HUGE gladiatorial matches abutted by HUGE honking opinions, regardless of the fact that you're actually sat watching Tony Cascarino stumble his way through Norwich City's goalless draw with Preston.

Paide In Full: Estonian Side Score Classy Own Goal Within 14 Seconds Of Kick-Off Without Opponents Touching The Ball (Video)

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If you think you're having a bad day at the office then spare a thought for Estonian side Paide Linnameeskond, who scored an own goal of real craft at the weekend.

Paide travelled to the country's capital city to face Levadia Tallinn in a vital last-16 Estonian Cup clash.

The away side gave their opponents the start dreams are made of by passing the ball neatly across defence before left-back Martin Kase tucked it away deftly in his own net with less than 15 seconds on the clock.

Crouchy Did NOT Have His Nachos: Peter Crouch Refutes Legendary Podcast Yarn About Him Demanding Food In Southampton Takeaway (Video)

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"Crouchy's Having His Nachos!"

It is quite possibly the finest piece of footballing apocrypha to emerge from the early podcast scene: the tale recounted by Guardian writer Sean Ingle of the time a friend of his was confronted by a rampaging Peter Crouch in a fast food restaurant in Southampton.

Football Comedy Classics: Adam & Joe – ‘The Footie Song’ (Video)

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It's about this time every year that Pies' inbox gets overrun by a deluge of the worst kind of email: the brazenly tenuous PR football-tie-in advertorial.

Just before the start of each new season (World Cups are also equally insufferable), brands and companies with no connection to football attempt to shoehorn themselves into the equation on the most dubious of pretences.

Man City: Yaya Toure Struggles To Get To Grips With Advanced Mancunian Slang (Video)

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Having evaded it for some seven years now, Yaya Toure has finally been given a crash course in local Mancunian slang courtesy of his employers, Man City.

With brow furrowed to the point of cramp, the 34-year-old fromBouaké, Ivory Coast was grilled on a selection of advanced Manc vernacular all of which was so discombobulatingthat it seemed to cause him actual physical pain.

Tottenham’s Kit Launch Promo Is Infinitely Improved By Adding Music From *That* Top Gun Volleyball Scene (Video)

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Above is the corny video Tottenham used to accompany the launch of their new kits, complete with grime soundtrack and lots of dynamically-edited footage of the Spurs chaps doing exciting twists, jumps and fist-bumps.

Below is the version the club should have used, expertly spliced by the ever-brillo Nooruddean Choudry (@BeardedGenius) to replace the original music with 'Playing With the Boys' by Kenny Loggins, la the infamously homoerotic volleyball scene in Top Gun.

Brazil: Flamengo’s Paolo Guerrero Harnesses The Force To Send Bahia Defender Lucas Fonseca Flying From Several Feet Away (Video)

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"Good, good. Let the hate flow through you"

Bahia defender Lucas Fonseca managed to get himself sent-off in the early stages of his side's 0-1 defeat against Flamengo on Sunday, and in utterly ridiculous circumstances.

Having already been booked just moments before, Fonseca went leaping in on Flamengo striker Paolo Guerrero, leaving a sneaky foot in at hip height.

Undoubted Highlight Of Europa League Final: Ajax ‘Keeper Andre Onana Does A Magic Fart (Video)

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Just a half-time quickie to bring you Pies' official highlight of the Europa League Final so far.

Here's Ajax 'keeper André Onana using his downstairs trumpet to conjure up a BT Sport graphic...

Ajax kalecisi Onana'nın yayıncı grafikleriyle imtihanı pic.

Chelsea: Diego Costa Celebrates Title Win In Style, By Massaging John Terry’s Gonads And Washing His Own Face With Lucozade (Videos)

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As you may have heard, Chelsea tied up the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns last night.

The final whistle was greeted with mass pandemonium as Antonio Conte and his battle-weary charges celebrated their momentous achievement.

Central to the chaos, as ever, was Diego Costa, who appeared to fully take leave of his senses in the aftermath of the victory.

Swiss Lower Leagues: Pully Football Defender Scores Inexplicably Brilliant Bicycle Kick Own-Goal (Video)

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Just when you thought you'd seen it all, some beautifully graceful clod down in the Swiss lower leagues goes and redefines the very essence of the spectacular own-goal.

The auto-but we're referencing came in a recent Vaudoise Cup tie between Swiss sixth-tier sides Pully Football and FC Renens.

Mexico: Lobos Prepas Striker Celebrates Goal By Hurling Himself Face-First Into Perimeter Fence (Video)

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As goal celebrations go, the stunt performed by Lobos Prepa striker Ricardo Alves is going to take some beating in the "needlessly painful" stakes.

After opening the scoring in the second half of his side's recent Mexican third-tier game against Mamut, Alves went charging over to the perimeter fence and simply hurled himself into it.

Non-League: Brackley Town Unveil Pioneering Throw-In Set Piece, Promptly Make Complete And Utter Hash Of It (Video)

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This can only go well... (Image: Gainsborough Town)

Brackley Town could only managed a goalless draw against Gainsborough Trinity in the National League North on Monday evening, though it wasn't for the lack of endeavour.

Indeed, the hoststried everythingTrinity down, even debutinga strange new prototype throw-in strategy in a desperate bid to break down the defences.

Woolly Bullies: Marauding Sheep Interrupt Play During Welsh Alliance League Match (Video)

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Resisting the urge to resort to national stereotypes, the recent Welsh lower-league tie between CPD Llanberis and Llandudno Junction FC was momentarily interrupted by a pair of woolly hooligans wooligans, if you will.

Indeed, play was brought to a halt when the marauding pair came gallivanting onto the pitch midway through the Alliance League Division One fixture.

Cavalcade Of Calamity: XI Of The Worst Corner Kicks Ever Attempted (Video)

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With a humble tip of the hat toCharlie Adam's set-piece finesse against Burnley last night, Pies have cobbled together a small compendium of some of the worst corner kicks ever attempted on grass.

Without further ado, let's get cracking.

Juan Carlos (Real Betis)

Safe to say, if you're not even making it out of thequadrant then you're probably not doing it right.

FAIL: Stoke Midfielder Charlie Adam Suffers Little Whoopsie-Daisy While Taking Corner Against Burnley (Video)

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Despite looking like a 50-year-oldman who brusheshis teeth with supermarket Scotch, Charlie Adam is still making a living as a Premier League footballer.

Of course, looks can be deceiving as it's Adam's deft midfield playmaking nous that keeps him in work.

Take this exquisite in-swinging corner against Burnley last night for example.

Confirmed: Mike Dean Is A Weirdo (Video)

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File this one under miscellaneous: Mike Dean scoring an absolutely rubbishgoal during a 5-a-side gameand then celebrating like a proper weirdo...

Mike Dean. The man, the myth, the legend.

— Joe (@jawtonloe) April 2, 2017

The footagewas part of Sky Sports' programme 'The Referees Onside with Carragher and Neville', in which the intrepid pundits investigated just what it takes to be a Premier League match official.

Sunday League Special: Hapless Team Try And Gloriously Fail To Overcome Unorthodox Defensive Approach (Video)

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Presenting: The Helm's Deep approach to defending corners...

Soon to be adopted in the upper echelons, here we see a hapless Sunday League side attempting to overcome their opposition'sunorthodox strategy for defending against corners.

Indeed, the defending team opted tobarricade their entire outfield into the goalmouth, thus allowing the goalkeeper to roam free around the 18-yard box and smother the strikers if possible.

FAIL: Ghanaian Footballer Accidentally Thanks Wife And Girlfriend During Same Post-Match Interview (Video)

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Mohammed Anas scored twice in Free State Stars' 2-2 draw against Ajax Cape Town and as such landed the Man of the Match award.

Unfortunately, the Ghanaian striker wasn't quite so deft while picking up his award on live television after the final whistle.

During his acceptance speech, Anas accidentally thanked the two women in his life, instantly realised he'd made the blunder and desperately tried to rectify it:

Thank you for this, I appreciate my fans.

Outrageous Dive: Hearts Fan Takes Slow, Graceful Tumble Over Advertising Hoarding At Tynecastle (Video)

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Hearts served up a 4-0 stuffing of Hamilton at Tynecastle over the weekend, though it was one of their fans that ended up stealing the show.

During the latter stages of the match, the supporter in question painted his magnum opus by taking a slow, gradual tumble over the advertising hoarding behind the goal.

FAIL: Silkeborg Captain Dennis Flinta Delicately Chips ‘Keeper To Score Delightful Own-Goal (Video)

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Nordsjaelland absolutely panned Silkeborg in the Danish Superliga on Friday night to leapfrogabove their vanquished opponents in mid-table.

The home side ran out 5-1 winners thanks in part to a helping hand from Silkeborg captainDennis Flinta, who scored their third goal of the evening with a delightfully deft chip over his own goalkeeper.

‘We’re Four Goals Ahead, I Think We’ll Make It’ – PSG Quartet Verratti, Draxler, Meunier & Matuidi Discuss Barcelona Second Leg Over Supper (Video)

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In which we listen in on a quartet of PSG players Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi, Thomas Meurier and Julian Draxler discussing the prospect of playing Barcelona over a pizza supper, shortly after beating the Catalans 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The conversation, though while mostly politeand respectful,is in French so you may wantto turn on the subtitles to catch some of the following fateful remarks:

We're gonna have to hold firm.

Arsenal Fan TV: Regular Contributor Troopz Left Utterly Broken And Unable To Go On After Bayern Munich Defeat (Video)

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As was foretold in the prophecy,Arsenal somehow managed to go double and quits against Bayern Munich last night, slumping to a 10-2 aggregate defeat.

In the bloody aftermath of the Emirates hecatomb, football fans of all allegiancesshared their thoughts and feelings, each processing the bewildering result as best they could.

Sunday League Special: Lucas Moura Denied By Muddy Goalmouth As PSG Just About Overcome Niort In French Cup (Video)

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PSG's second string recorded a fairly straightforward 2-0 win over Ligue 2 outfit Niort in last night's quarter-final of the Coupe de France.

Ittook a late goal apiece from second-half substitutes Javier Pastore and Edinson Cavani to shore up the result on a damp old night at theStade René Gaillard.

‘Prepare To Watch Your Mouths’ – Atlanta United Ultras Terrorise Opposing Fans With Fearsome, Blood-Curdling Chant (Video)

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Atlanta United, and specifically their rowdy fans, are already fostering themselves one holy hell of a reputation ahead of their MLS debut next month.

During what we assume was Saturday's pre-season trip toplay Charlestown Battery, the Atlanta ultras formed a fearsome raiding party, leaving the home fans quaking with a barrage of blood-curdling war cries.

Flummoxed: Oscar Leaves Chinese Linesman In Heap On Ground With Silky Cruyff Turn (Video)

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Looks like Oscar is having a whale of a time out in China, with the diminutive Brazilian's fleet-footed trickery already laying waste to all who gaze upon it.

Indeed, as well as jinking past defenders, the Shanghai SIPG man also left a poor, flummoxed linesman with two sprained ankles during a recent game.

Topless Pitch Invader Scores 93rd-Minute ‘Equaliser’ In Honduran League Match (Video)

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Sunday evening'sHonduran Liga Nacionalclash between Olimpia and Motagua ended amid baffling scenes when a pitch invader popped up to score an injury-time equaliser.

Trailing2-1 as the final whistle loomed, Olimpia were able to force adramatic equaliser in the 93rd minute but only as the encroaching (and shirtless) fan finished off his own flowing move past the Motagua 'keeper.

FAIL: Hapless Turkish Defender Scores Own Goal After Giving Goalkeeper Over-Enthusiastic Hug (Video)

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You'll have to forgive the slightly sketchy details here, but we think the following snippet of 'action' comes from the Turkish lower leagues.

What you're about to see is the goalkeeper for Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor(we think) make a fine save from a penalty, only to immediate concede the most pathetic own-goal of all time.

Presenting: ‘Dangerous Game’, Potentially The New Worst Football Movie Ever Made (Official Trailer)

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Move over 'United Passions', because it looks like there's a new worst football movie ever in town.

What you're about to witness is the trailor for a new movie that looks so ineffably awful that Guardian reviewer Stuart Heritage assumed it must be a deliberate hoaxof some sort.

Dangerous Game stars Callum Best (reality 'star' son of George) as a Premiership footballer who dabbles in robbing shoe shops while dressed as Gary Lineker on behalf of the Russian mafia or something like that.

Eredivisie: Heracles Grounds Staff Leave Suspiciously Penis-Shaped Patch Of Snow On Pitch (Photo & Video)

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After a light dusting of snow, the Eredivisie game between Heracles and Groningen went ahead as planned on Saturday.

However, it would appear the Heracles grounds staff didn't manage to clear the entire pitch before kick-off, with asuspiciously phallic-shaped patch of snow remaining in place for the duration of the match.


Elite Troll: Mischievous PSG Fan Visits Apple Store In Barcelona, Changes Every iPhone Background To Picture Of Neymar (Photos)

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He's not even made a single appearance for PSG yet and already the troll-o-lol-o-lolling of Barcelona over Neymar's summer swerve to the French capital is reaching elite levels.

Whereas some fans have spend considerable sums of money to rib Gerard Pique in a very niche manner, one PSG supporter has actually made the trip to Catalonia to conduct some high level mischief making behind enemy lines.

Horror Hair Hall Of Fame: Misty-Eyed Retrospective Of Neymar’s Most Ludicrous Looks, 2010-2013

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With Neymar about to make the second show-stopping enormo-move of his career, Pies thought we'd offer a timely glimpse back into his humble-ish beginnings at Santos.

Specifically, we simply fancied making fun of his old 2008-2013 hairstyles, almost all of which were astounding exercises in follicular folly.

Transfers & Rumours

Disgruntled Everton Fan Lists Romelu Lukaku ‘For Sale’ In Classified Section Of Liverpool Echo (Photo)

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Already one of the close-season's most tedious transfer yarns, the immediate projected career trajectory of one Romelu Lukaku only promises to get more and more cortex-numbing as the summer drags on.

He might stay at Everton, he might end up back at Chelsea, he might stray off into parts unknown, but it's the fact that Lukaku and his agent refuse to commit either way that has begun to chafe with the Goodison faithful.

Muckers: Brilliant Image Surfaces Of Burnley Teammates Robbie Brady And Jeff Hendrick Together At Boyhood Club (Photo)

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Over the course of the season so far, Burnley's dabbling in the transfer market has finally brought togethertwo of football's oldest muckers reunited at Turf Moor.

Indeed, Burnleybroke their transfer record to bring in Robbie Brady on deadline day, thus reunitingthe Irish midfielder with boyhood teammate Jeff Hendrick.

The Rest

Melty-Faced Marouane Fellaini Provides Enduring Image Of 2017 Super Cup, Just About Manages To Laugh Off Ridicule (Photos)

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With pre-season being a time for experimentation, Marouane Fellaini tried out a couple of new looks during Manchester United's glorified pre-season friendly defeat against Real Madrid last night.

As well as attempting to shackle his dense mane with bloodied bandages, the big Belgian midfielder also put his face to good use by providing the enduring image of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.

Presenting: One Image That Signifies The Magnitude Of Sutton United’s Heroic FA Cup Run More Than Any Other…

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By seeing off old foes Leeds on Saturday afternoon, Sutton United barrelled their way into the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in the club's history.

After being knocked out in the fourth round before on two occasions (once against Leeds in 1970, and then again against Norwich in 1989), The U's broke new ground to ensure that there would be two non-league clubs in the fifth round draw also an all-time first.

Aston Villa: Steve Bruce Drops In For Pre-Match Kebab While Wearing Full Training Kit (Photo)

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"Onion rings or chips? Onion rings or chips? ...Both"

Good on Steve Bruce, for thinking nothing of preparing for today's Championship clash against Preston at Villa Park with a nourishing pre-game kebab; the food of kings.

Indeed, the Aston Villa manager was apparently spotted scouring the menu in a local fast food shop on the morning of the match, while wearing his full training gear.