Legendary Liverpool defender Alan Hansen pulled no punches as he was joined by strike duo Michael Owen and Jason Roberts after the pair commented on Edin Dzeko's goals from the bench ratio, Hansen asked both have they came off the bench this season and scored before giving it the old one-two with have either of you's scored a goal this season!
Stoke striker Michael Owen and Reading's Jason Roberts had to run to the BBC canteen to fetch ice and bandages straight after Sunday night's MOTD2 recording, as pundit Alan Hansen burned them both so hard.
Roberts has managed just one assist from three substitute appearances this season, while Owen has been too busy trying to get into the South Carolina Police Department with his Movember horseshoe mustache to muster more than one shot in four appearances from the bench.
Those dangers being that the advice you offer to the players you're analysing is probably also applicable to you. After Match of the Day 2 guest Michael Owen spoke about the ease of coming off the bench to score goals, Alan Hansen decided to subject Owen and fellow pundit Jason Roberts' current scoring record to [.
With Arsenal's incredible 7-5 comeback still fresh in the minds of soccer fans around the world, we decided to scour Twitter for some of the best photos that helped tell the story. By now there are plenty of stories out there describing exactly what happened, but the emotion seen in some of the pictures below helps better explain just how crazy of a night it really was.
Reading 5 7 Arsenal, being an Arsenal fan isn't easy. by KJ
Wow. What a game! I'm still in shock at what just happened in front of me. I've never taken the League cup seriously but when we went 4-0 down, it was despicable. Arsenal as a football club should never ever lose a game 4-0, regardless of the competition.
Reading striker Jason Roberts has announced that he will not be wearing the customary 'Kick It Out' this weekend, after revealing his anger and disappointment at the lack of action from all quarters in tackling racism recently. The Grenadan striker spoke about his frustration that Kick It Out, despite promising much, have not shown the [.
Reading striker Jason Roberts is in no mood for gimmicky anti-racist gestures, with the former Blackburn hitman planning to refuse to wear a Kick It Out top this weekend ahead of the organisation's annual week of action.
According to the 34-year-old Roberts, organisations such as Kick It Out have done far too little to combat racism in football, particularly in the past year when the Luis Suarez and John Terry controversies soiled the national game once more.
On Thursday, I remarked to several friends that I thought Reading FC's position of seventh in the
Championship was a flattering one. Now, after a 1-0 win over Burnley, the club has ascended to
third and, having kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet and seen new acquisition Jason Roberts
maintain a hundred per cent record of scoring in home games, the Royals are insisting they be taken
Arsenal came from four goals down to produce one of the most dramatic comebacks of all time by eliminating Reading from the Capital One League Cup with a 7-5 win following extra time.
Jason Roberts, Mikele Leigertwood, and Noel Hunt all scored in a fantastic first half for the Royals at the Madejski Stadium, with a Laurent Koscielny own goal also frustrating the shaky Damian Martinez.
Reading vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 16th September 2012, Majeski Stadium, 4pm kick off, SS1 & HD plus Sky3D After a disappointing team display against Norwich we now get back to business with a tough visit to Reading after the International break. Kenny Palmer gives us his preview: The visit to the Madejski Stadium against promoted [.
Chelsea and England captain John Terry's problems are not about to end any time soon after
fellow players and anti-racist campaigners called on Fabio Capello to exclude him from his squad
for the European championships.
These sentiments come after Wednesday's landmark ruling where the FA announced that Terry would
only face trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand until after the tournament.
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views of the site.
Anyone who has read my pre-matches over the seasons will know that I am not a huge fan of
Blackburn, I will go further and say that for many seasons they have represented all that is
reprehensible in football from top to bottom.
Hughpocrite Some of Mark Hughes' former players might have raised their eyebrows at the ease with
which their ex-boss quit Fulham this week. Hughes resigned from Craven Cottage and is now widely
tipped to take up a new position at a 'bigger' Premier League club. His matter-of-fact departure to
further his career could have the [.
It's been a pretty good year for spendaholics in the Premier Leauge. Manchester City have made
the Champions League, therefore robbing fans of meeker sides of ridicule. Job done, but will City's
stars escape ridicule?
Timeline of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday (all times local): 4.00pm
(1500GMT) At kickoff time Blackpool and Wigan Athletic filled the remaining two relegation places
alongside doomed West Ham United. Blackpool, Wigan and Birmingham City were all on 39 points and
with only two goals difference between them.
MANCHESTER, England Â Blackpool and Birmingham were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday as
Wigan and Wolves scrambled to safety in a thrilling finale to the English season. Blackpool's
fairytale debut season in the top-flight came to an end at Old Trafford where they were beaten 4-2
by champions Manchester United while Birmingham were [.
Wigan started shakily, Blackpool should have scored early at Old Trafford and Birmingham started
quietly. At the start of the day Wigan and Blackpool occupied the two remaining relegation places
after West Ham went down last weekend. At the Molineux both Wolves and Blackburn remained involved,
and Blackburn had the better of the early stages.
This town is a rugby town. The red and white horizontal stripes of the Warriors have always been
the biggest team in the Greater Manchester town of Wigan, dominating the Rugby Super League with
names such as Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson and Andy Farrell standing tall as the sons of Wigan.
The blue and white vertical stripes, those that share the DW Stadium with their rugby league
brothers, are represented as the lesser sibling of the Warriors in a town that is synonmous pie
eating and harsh North Western living conditions.
Newcastle influential midfielder Joey Barton faces a trial by TV from the FA after
punching Blackburn winger Gamst Pedersen in the Chest during the Geordie's 2-1 defeat last
Barton was seen trying to explain to both referee Michael Jones and Pedersen that it was just an
open hand push which it wasn't, had Jones seen the incident Barton would surely have seen red and
Barely have you had chance to draw breath and it's time to do it all again. There's a full
midweek programme of Premier League fixtures, game week 12 is upon us already, and it's going to be
tricky selection wise as several managers mayÂ opt to shuffle their packs.
Over the course of the weekend's Premier League games, more than 30 players from eight different clubs refused to carry the logo of the Kick It Out campaign across their chests during their respective warm-ups in protest at a perceived lack of action on the anti-racism charity's behalf following another stormy footballing fortnight with racial taunting at the fore once again.
John Terry is facing consequences of a substantial nature as the FA begin their investigation
into whether or not the England and Chelsea captain racially abused Anton Ferdinand during
Chelsea's 1-0 loss to QPR last weekend. His captaincy is on the line. His reputation with Chelsea
supporters such as myself is as well.
Backlash after Liverpool players wear T-shirts supporting Luis SuÃ¡rez
â€¢ Squad and manager wore shirts to show support for SuÃ¡rez â€¢ Critics say gesture conflicted
with zero tolerance on racism Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish and his players have been
criticised for reacting to Luis SuÃ¡rez's eight-game ban by wearing T-shirts showing their support
for the striker.
Guess who's coming to Villa Park... again!! I'm sure their fans are as sick of the
sight of us as we are of them. Fortunately, if we can avoid being drawn against them in both of the
cups, we won't have to see them again until the reverse of this fixture in March next year.
So, here's how the two Glaswegian managers are sending their sides out today in what will be
Alex McLeish's first home game since taking over at Aston Villa.
Blackburn Rovers have gone clucking mad as they showcase their brand new shirt sponsor 'Venkys'
with the cheesiest football advert since Gary Lineker did those Walkers promotions a few years
back. Resembling something straight out of an American-styled marketing project, the 30 second clip
sees the likes of captain David Dunn, striker Jason Roberts and [.
Avoiding relegation was the priority last season, but Blackburn are a thinning squad with Phil
Jones gone and Christopher Samba on his way. It's obvious that The Venkys need to strengthen
somewhat to avoid a repeat.
Liverpool's decision to wear t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez before their game at Wigan Athletic
on Wednesday has been criticized by some prominent black footballers.
Former Manchester United and Aston Villa centre-back Paul McGrath was one of the first to react,
and he was disappointed that the club have chosen to support a player found guilty of using racist
language in such a way.
Newcastle United went into yesterday's game against Blackburn in confident mood after defeating
West Ham, thrashing Sunderland, and performing very well against a full strength Arsenal side.
NUFC's winning run though was brought to an end after Jason Roberts capitalised on defensive errors
which meant that Sam Allardyce left St.
Chelsea are four points clear at the top of the table after a 1-0 win to Fulham while the
Manchester derby ended goalless. Arsenal moved to within a point of second-placed
United thanks to Marouane Chamakh's double in a 2-0 win at Wolves. West
Ham remain bottom of the table after West Brom came back to earn a 2-2
draw at Upton Park.
There are reports that Spurs are looking very closely at Newcastle's new center-back Mike
Williamson. Mike Williamson challenges Jason Roberts last night Newcastle bought Williamson for
just Â£1M last January from Portsmouth, and he has been in outstanding form for the Magpies ever
since, and has been able to hold down a first team [.
Since the shock sacking of Sam Allardyce, Rovers have averaged one point per game. The previous
regime had a healthy 1.5 points per game average; a tally that would safely stave off
This has seen owners Venky's discard an expected 57 points finish for the new - far less
comfortable - target of just 43 points.
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