It's long been suspected that Nemanja Vidic feels no pain. Now, here's the proof. Clatter the Manchester United captain around the head repeatedly with a piece of wood and he will simply smile. The big Serbia international was attacked by the Community Shield. As he lifted it in the air to celebrate yesterday's victory over [.
Proof, if proof were needed, that Sir Alex Ferguson still rules with an iron first at Manchester United. The 71-year-old gave midfielder Anderson a post-match slap and shove following Saturday's away win at Fulham. Theories include a suggestion that the Brazilian was mocking Fergie's trademark post-match clap.
Is this proof that yellow cards that are incorrectly given for diving are good for football? Gareth Bale, a man who has previously claimed that the slightest touch will always send him sprawling when he's running at full pace, opted for the Messi approach against Norwich last night. Despite a blatant foul from the Canaries' [.
Proof if proof were needed that there's one or two big-headed players in France's squad. Franck
Ribery couldn't even get his shirt over the top of his. The Bayern Munich man ripped his jersey in
the first-half of tonight's Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat to Spain. When he attempted to swap to a
spare shirt, the [.
It's fair to say that life in the limelight never sat too comfortably with Paul Scholes. But here is proof that his manner when dealing with the media did improve over time. A young Scholes is shown undergoing media training early in his Manchester United days. His team-mates presumably including Gary Neville, who was [.
While many of the Premier League's big boys have headed off to the USA for post-season tours, Tottenham travelled to Bahamas to face Jamaica. In this age of wall-to-wall football coverage, there's surprisingly footage from Spurs' Caribbean venture. But one supporter captured this proof that not everything Gareth Bale attempts comes off at the moment.
Warning: this is not a video to watch in earshot of your boss. Ex-Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram received a tirade of abuse from Celtic fans who found him playing the roulette machines in a bookmakers. The video starts with the fan chanting "There's only two Andy Gorams" in reference to the former Scotland international suffering [.
If you every hypothesized that the Europa Cup last season was the competition with the talent,
the passion, and the more compelling matches, then you had your proof today. It was Atletico at the
end looking as if it could have played another 90 minutes while Chelsea looked like it wanted back
those 90 minutes, each minute more painful than the one before.
Harry Redknapp is back in work, shilling for Sky Sports by plugging their new Fantasy Football
game in an advert in which he can clearly been seen operating a computer keyboard with impressive
dexterity (we estimate a typing rate of approx 70 words a minute your honour) despite trotting out
the old 'How could I diddle me taxes?
TweetIt is official Fernando Torres is the scourge of Barcelona and we at In The Stands have proof.
Here are all eight of the Chelsea striker's goals against Barca. It includes the seven he scored
against the Catalans when playing for Atletico Madrid and has just been updated to include the
aggregate-winning finish during Chelsea's [.
This is proof that goalkeepers bad days start at an early stage in Life but unlike Rob Green
they get progressively better as years pass. Top marks to the striker come defender who done his
best to clear the ball despite it having crossed the line, might be a bit of a John Terry in
You may notÂ believeÂ it but comedians love football too and Danny McGinlay is proof. Fresh from
the MelbourneÂ InternationalÂ Comedy Festival, Danny is April's Fan of the Month: Full Name:Â Danny
John Terry McGinlay (would be a sweet name if I was a Chelsea Fan). Where are you from?Â Inner
More proof that Alex Song's departure was not because he was a disruptive locker room presence
but governed by an economic imperative. And it comes from Bacary Sagna, probably one of the calmest
presences in the Arsenal locker room and not given to hyperbole. In an interview with L'Equipe:
" Everyone was expecting Robin van Persie to leave, but Alex Song, that was a
I am sure all Arsenal fans are sick to death of these rumours about Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin, but I
can now give you proof that he has signed for the Gunners in a one year loan deal. It was reported
this morning that Liverpool were back in the driving seat after Sahin's agent spent [...]
The answer to this question seems obvious to me. But I have heard enough contraryÂ opinions here
and elsewhere.Â Â Of course, this is all out of our hands, we can only give our opinions but that's
what we all do here.
With the Â recent addition of Santi Cazorla, on top of Podolski and Giroud deals, the media and
vultures on the internet and print are making up stories about a van Persie u-turn and re-sign.
Robin Van Persie has continually stated that he won't discuss his new Arsenal contract until the
end of the season, but the consensus is saying that he wants proof that Arsenal will buy a few
players this summer to provide a real challenge for the Premiership title next season. As Arsene
Wenger has already secured [.
Alan Pardew certainly seemed to know what Newcastle fans wanted from their side, Â whenÂ he signed
on as manager a short 14 months ago. Alan Pardew being interviewed after yesterday's game Not only
has Alan done so well atÂ NewcastleÂ in such aÂ shortÂ time, with the proof of that being
NewcastleÂ standing 5th in the league this morning, and aboveÂ ArsenalÂ and [.
You'd be forgiven for not noticing but both Barcelona and Spain have been without David Villa
for the best part of eight months since the forward splintered his shin bone
during the Club World Cup semi-final in Yokohama back in December of last year.
David Villa's long injury layoff doesn't seem to have affected his shooting power. The Barcelona
star, out of action since breaking his leg last December, has been back in training and pelting the
ball at reserve keeper Jose Manuel Pinto. He might not yet have his accuracy, but he's got the
power. A shot that [.
Concerns about the striker's future were raised after his suspension following the Patrice Evra
affair, especially as Paris St Germain made their interest known.
SuÃ¡rez's contract negotiations are continuing with the club and he was emphatic when asked about
"Yes, yes I will continue at Liverpool," he said.
People who do not know anything about football will often assume that the entertainment level of a
match is about the number of goals. This is surely not the case and tonight's match between Real
Madrid and Valencia was proof of it. A great and intense match with many great chances, fantastic
saves (and a save counts as a goal!
Seems like it's the day for it, with England rolling out their new home strip
for Euro 2012 this morning and Holland set to follow suit later tonight (we'll have photos as and
when). Sandwiched in the middle like a slice of jambon comes France's new away kit a classy,
all-white affair from top to bottom.
Saturday's match was pretty much all the proof we need. It really is all about finishing.
Liverpool have played "better" than they did against Norwich in numerous matches. And it's usually,
somehow, led to worse results. Suarez tallied three world-class goals â€“Â and that term isn't used
lightly â€“Â three superlative finishes, each more impressive than the last.
David de Gea was voted player of the month for February with 45% of the vote on United's
After receiving a lot of stick from the press and some United fans, de Gea has done brilliantly
well after losing his first team place to Anders Lindegaard, who then picked up an injury. He made
incredible saves in February, most notably against Chelsea and Norwich, and is chuffed that the
fans have recognised his contribution.
The Revolution have offered an entertaining, if ulcer producing, last few games. Last minute
goals secured last-second ties where losses seemedÂ imminent. Â It was entertaining and both
encouraging (we did come back!) and frustrating (but we could have, should have, won!) stuff.
As we look back, amid the discussion of tactical adjustments, substitutions, defensive lapses,
last minute heroics and (clearly) offside goals, one element that you hear much less about is
No news so frightening as that of Mario Balotelli's impending fatherhood has graced the pages of
sporting ledgers in many a moon. Simply put: the boy may be an exquisitely talented footballer, but
he is just that a boy. No child should have a child.
Thankfully, he's going the legal route, attempting to prove that it is, in fact, his child.
Last night FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez accused Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor of
spitting on him. An ugly accusation to be sure, but fortunately we can prove beyond a shadow of a
doubt, that Taylor did not spit on Hernandez. In fact, we can show that what hit him in the face
was water from a water bottle.
I really have no particular affinity for or hangups with any of the European Championship teams.
This is a little odd for me because in club soccer I'm known to arbitrarily pick a side and then
live or die with them as if I was born on their home stadium's hallowed grass. But international?
I'm a USMNT fan, of course.
Although the A-League is still young it has managed to capture the hearts and minds of football
fans abroad andÂ February'sÂ Fan of the Month is proof of that. The similarities between Major
League Soccer and the A-League has seen fans from the United States take a keen interest in the
Australian game, and vice versa.