We're all used to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson throwing his toys out of the pram, but yesterday's Boxing Day match marked a new spoilt toddler antic to add to his growing list a chewing gum projectile no less. In the midst of a relentless hair-dryer embalming of the linesman, Fergie's gum decided [.
Follow the Linesman to take you through the remaining 10 teams of English Premier
11 Fulham 3 pts
A 5-0 win and Petric's hat-trick seemed indicating a smooth start for Fulham, but
consecutive away defeats to Manchester United, West Ham, and even Sheffield Wednesday in Capital
One Cup demoralised Martin Jol's side.
The Linesman takes the international break to look back at how August went for the Premier
1. ChelseaÂ 9 pts
Di Matteo endured a magical 11/12 season and led Chelsea to the top of the table by nailing 3
out of 3, mostly thanks to new signing Eden Hazard, which the talented attacking midfielder had one
goal and six assists and was the star in August.
The Linesman takes the international break to look back at how August went for the Premier League teams. 1. Chelsea 9 pts Di Matteo endured a magical 11/12 season and led Chelsea to the top of the table by nailing 3 out of 3, mostly thanks to new signing Eden Hazard, which the talented attacking [.
Chelsea retained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 victory over Reading last night.
But it was the Blues' third goal, scored when the match was level at 2-2, that will be playing on
Royals boss Brian McDermott's mind today. Fernando Torres was quite clearly offside as he tucked
the ball [.
After a disappointing opening day result with positives at St James Park, Gareth
Johnson shares with THFC1882 his thoughts on the match as he watched from
the stands and what lies ahead this season for us.
The opening day of any season is always special for me.
Polish amateur side Victorii Kaluszyn have become a surprise YouTube hit after their fans were filmed mimicking a linesman during a recent match. The supporters stalked the assistant referee up and down the touchline, copying his every move. Via 101GG
The Old Lady got off to a winning start as Stefan Lichtsteiner opened the scoring. Andrea Pirlo
sporting a beard sent in a low grounder from a free kick which Parma's goalie, Antonio Mirante
seems to have gathered before it broke the plane of the goal but after refusing to award a goal the
referee reversed his decision consulting with the linesman.
For doing this. Actually, there should be some sympathy for the Newcastle manager because the
ball clearly rolled out for a throw in but the linesman did not appear to be paying attention.
Pardew made a more forceful "wake up" gesture than needed.
His subsequent apology will most likely have no effect.
szÃ³lj hozzÃ¡: Man City vs Southampton 3:2 HIGHLIGHTS
What an absolutely engrossing match. City showing the fortitude and strength to dig deep to come
back to equalize and then score the winner gives an indication of how hard it will be to stop them
from repeating as Premiership winners. This was on a continuum from the last match of last season
with the title on the line against QPR and then Sergio Aguero producing that immortal moment in the
very last minute.
In Brazil, linesmen now come equipped with a can of spray paint so they can mark the correct
distances from free-kicks and ensure that nobody is creeping forward. This excitable chap thought
he'd done his job. But with players standing around the ball at various angles, the ref was unhappy
that some players were closer [.
A crazed pitch invader attacked a linesman during a stoppage in play at a match between Chernomorets Odessa and Metalist in Ukraine. The man, a Chernomorets fan, lunged at the linesman while the officials conversed with the Chernomorets manager about a corner kick awarded to Matelist and grabbed him by the throat while pushing him backwards.
Ukrainian football was rocked on Saturday as a crazed Chernomorets fan attacked a linesman with a viscous double fisted choke-hold. With the match in play, the action began with the referee having words with a coach on the sidelines whilst the linesman and fourth official were in close proximity.
This is the moment Langholmen FC fan's turned agony into amusement with their team trailing 9-1
against Swedish giants IFK Gothenburg the Swedish minnows fans started to do a bit of linesman
mocking much to the amusement of the fans and us to be honest.
The New England Revolution snapped their winless streak and ended their three game home-stand on
a high note tonight with a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew. With tonight's win the Revs have
exceeded their 2011 point total by one point, bringing them to 28 points (7-14-7).
With international duty and injury-related absences for Saer Sene and Jerry Bengtson, Jay Heaps
was forced to alter his starters at forward, opting for Diego Fagundez and Dimitry Imbongo.
Barcelona beat Real Madrid again 3-2 in the first leg of Super Copa. Without any fillers, I am
going to be straight up and say that Real Madrid got robbed(typical of Camp Nou refs) actually. The
first Barcelona goal was offside. Pedro was leaning ahead of Coentrao and it is amazing to see the
In this edition of "When kit men attack" we have the case of Fluminense's kit man having a bit
of a freakout over a disallowed goal. Late in a scoreless match against Atletico Mineiro,
Fluminense had a goal ruled offside (video above). Several Fluminense players ran over the linesman
and gave him a talking to, but it's the man who didn't quite make it that now faces a ban of up to
It was Freddy Montero Day again @The Cathedral of Football. The Colombian forward, who did not
wish to see his streak of always killing us end, scored a sensational equalizing goal that earned
the visiting Seattle Sounders a 2-2 draw against the Red Bulls.
The Red Bulls got off to a horrible start, with Seattle having the better of play in the opening
There were no goals, and few quality scoring chances, only question marks and some concern for
the U.S. national team as it heads toward World Cup qualifying following Sunday's 0-0 draw against
Credit to the Canadians, they stayed organized and compact and never let the Americans get
comfortable in the final third.
This game was a bit dead. With Clint Dempsey getting the start, the pre-game hype machine was
ready for some fireworks, but Fabian Johnson's very late withdrawal during warmups threw something
of a wet blanket over proceedings, and the game never sparked to life.
The outstanding theme of the USA vs Canada match was how many US players were non-factors for
the 90 + minutes. Some by design, some by their own performance. The midfield did not establish a
passing game and consequently looked disjointed and rushed. It was low percentage stuff with too
much hope, very little reality.
Carlos Tevez and a linesman both succumbed to a potentially lethal step at Wembley [101GG] Former Everton boss Howard Kendall has backed Duncan Ferguson to become the club's new manager [BBC] Wigan's Callum McManaman has won his first England under-21 call-up... and he's off to the European Championships [Guardian] Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola recreates a [.
DOOP. That's the Philadelphia Union fan thing. I know, I know - It's silly. They play that
horrible Doop, Doop, Doop song at their stadium, to no end, and they bombard Twitter with the #DOOP
hash-tag. I got one for you, Doop boys! Wait for it, wait for it... #COOP!!!
Italian poacher extraordinaire Fillipo Inzaghi has several fine accomplishments to his name,
including the record for most hat-tricks scored in Serie A, and is the second most prolific scorer
in European club competitions. But that fine pedigree was not quite enough to turn the shiny head
of Reading manager Brian McDermott, who passed up the [.
I wanted to take the time to introduce Dickson Leung and Summy Lo from "The Linesman's View" who
will be contributing to our site at Soccer Limey in America. They have already shown through their
work for their own blog, and also as contributing writers at Fanalistas (fanalistas.
It is official. FIFA finally ended the goal line technology debate that began seven years ago
after Pedro Mendes's ghost goal against Man Utd was missed by the referee and the linesman. IFAB,
the body that governs the game's rules and laws, approved goal line technology in Zurich