November 2008 Archives


PRESUMABLY, Cristiano Ronaldo's single-finger salute as he prematurely - and immaturely - stropped off the Villa Park pitch last weekend was to signify that he needed a number one and not a number two.

Why else would the Manchester United winker constantly take the pee throughout the game by wetting himself every time a Villa tackler came near him and then depart early if it wasn't for a toilet break?

A feast of Fahey finishes!

By Andy Walker on Nov 28, 08 01:16 PM

Highly-rated midfielder Keith Fahey looks to be on his way from St Patrick's to St Andrew's in January after Birmingham City had an offer accepted for the Irishman.

Buying players from the Irish league is always a gamble and Alex McLeish will be hoping that he has stumbled across a similar bargain that Reading had when they discovered Kevin Doyle.

Not much is know in England about Fahey except that he struggled to make the grade with Arsenal and Aston Villa. However judging by the trio of treats below, the boy can finish!


By Andy Walker on Nov 23, 08 09:06 PM

I wonder if this is how Tony Mowbray felt after being done by Rory Delap and his Potters pals at the Britannia Stadium yesterday?

Pretty in pink

By Andy Walker on Nov 17, 08 10:15 PM

It seems that the latest fashion statement to hit the football field is pink, yes pink, football boots.

And this funny video shows a host of sports star's reactions when confronted with the ghastly creation. It makes even better viewing for Villa fans as a host of claret and blue stars feature including Gabby Agbonlahor, Carlos Cuellar and James Milner.

But even more priceless is Martin O'Neill's reaction!

Former Coventry City hot-shot Darren Huckerby has been named as Major League Soccer's Newcomer of the Year for 2008 following his impact with the San Jose Earthquakes.

I'm delighted for the lad from Nottingham mainly because it gives me the opportunity to regurgitate this hilarious clip that first hit our computer screens back in July.

Americans talking soccer - don't you just love 'em!

A tribute to Andy Cole

By Andy Walker on Nov 11, 08 06:21 PM

Legendary hot-shot Andy (sorry should that be Andrew?) Cole has finally decided to call it a day and bring an end to a glittering career that saw him smash 187 Premier League goals.

The former England man was often dubbed Andy Goal and in his 19 years in football he represented 12 different clubs - Arsenal, Fulham, Bristol City, Newcastle, Manchester United, Blackburn, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Burnley and Nottingham Forest.

Sitting second behind Alan Shearer in the all-time Premier League scoring chart, Nottingham-born Cole is now looking to concentrate on a coaching career.

So I've decided to upload the below youtube clip as a tribute to the end of Andy Cole the footballer. But he didn't just produce 'magic' on the pitch because ladies and gentleman I give you Andy Cole the pop star..........

Now that is outstanding!

I am not attempting to shine a positive light on Joey Barton but in many ways Arsene Wenger is just as much of a bad influence to young footballers as the Newcastle midfielder.

arsene wenger.jpg

Admittingly the Arsenal boss doesn't go around beating people up in the street or on the training ground and Barton's claims that he is 'a role model' are frankly ludicrous.

Yet the manner in which Wenger conducts himself when his team lose often goes as far as setting a bad example to youngsters as much as Barton's thuggish behaviour.

For a muti-lingual, hugely-intelligent man, Wenger's childish and petulant outbursts are simply baffling.

The recent furore he has caused over Stoke City's tactics can be added to a long list of annoying Wenger ramblings, which includes the disgraceful manner in which he handed the incident involving Martin Taylor and Eduardo at St Andrew's last season.

To put it plainly he's a sore loser, a very, very sore loser.

Of course we teach our childen to not attack or be aggresive to others and to keep on the right side of the law.

But don't we also try to teach our little ones the ability to be dignified in defeat, something that Wenger is clearly lacking.

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