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The Sunday Sun have a comedy story this weekend in which former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong stars as the fall-guy. The headline for the story is “You Frim-wit!” Frimpong, 22, was sold by Arsenal to Barnsley at the end of the January transfer window, and the midfielder has now been pranked by his teammates at Oakwell. [...]
In fairness to Jose Mourinho, at least the Chelsea boss is consistent. The Special One told Sky Sports four points after losing to Sunderland. And, it was the same in the press conference after his first Stamford Bridge defeat in 78 games. So, when Mourinho spoke to Chelsea TV, he stuck to his four points. [...]
A fluffy article appears in the Sunday Mirror this weekend as readers are told that Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all after chasing Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann, who has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, is under contract at Sociedad until June 2016. The 23 year-old, who may well be [...] — MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) April 19, 2014 If, as is reported by The Sunday Times today, Patrice Evra has voted for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez to be PFA Player of the Year, then there are all sorts of conclusions to be drawn. Firstly, it proves that Luis Suarez is undoubtedly going to win the award – [...]
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has credited everyone at the club for the massive turnaround in their season. When Pulis was appointed manager in November, Palace were rock bottom and only had four points. Now they on the verge of breaking into the top half of the table, after winning five successive games and having [...]
The Observer have a mad story in their paper on Sunday claiming class-A drug use at an unnamed Premier League team. According to journalist Daniel Taylor, two employees of a Premier League club were caught snorting cocaine in the boardroom of a rival team. The police have since been called in to investigate the matter. The Observer [...]
The Sunday People report this weekend that Everton want Swansea’s Wilfried Bony to replace Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku this summer. Bony is a man in form after bagging a brace on Saturday to shoot down Newcastle at St James’ Park. Bill Mills reports: Roberto Martinez is planning to make the first move for Swansea striker Wilfried [...]
Injured AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao took time out from his recovery schedule to watch tennis and meet both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the recent Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Colombian forward has been out since January with a knee injury but hopes to be fit for the World Cup despite initial fears that [...]
#Eriksen vs #Ozil! Very interesting! I think we got the better deal overall! #ValueForMoney #THFC #AFC #COYS #Yids — John Hall (@JohnHall1985) April 19, 2014 At the beginning of the season, Tottenham fans suggested in song that Christian Eriksen was a better buy than Mesut Ozil. Subsequently, after a rocky spell initially under Tim [...]
The top story on the backpage of the Sunday Star plays up the ongoing rumour that Chelsea are determined to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid this summer. Whilst the Mirror last week reported that "Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up £50m deal for Diego Costa", the Star seem to think the deal is [...]
Calling Lothar Matthaus one of Bayern’s greatest midfielders would be a pretty accurate statement, the guy drove the Bavarian side to numerous titles and glory moments. Saying Matthaus is an outspoken and opinionated bloke, however, would be quite an understatement. Since retiring, the former German international and 1990 World Cup champion attempted coaching numerous teams [...]
An incredible photo was uploaded onto Twitter on Wednesday by football journalist James Montague. Under his Twitter handle @JamesPiotr, James uploaded an amazing picture from Romania which showed how 4th division team have a goalie who has just one hand. The man in question is Tudorel Mihailescu, who is a 48-year-old keeper who plays for a team called [...]
Earlier on Wednesday, kit designer Warrior released a teaser video ahead of Thursday’s official release of Liverpool’s new kit for the 2014/2015 season. On Wednesday afternoon a photograph of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez in the new kit started doing the rounds. Are Warrior getting the hang of this or is this another abomination of [...]
The most bonkers story of the day comes from Valencia, Spain. Juan Soler, the former president of Valencia CF, has today been arrested by police for the attempted kidnapping of his successor at the Mestalla, Vicente Soriano. For the record, Vicente Soriano is also now no longer the president of Los Che. That honour currently belongs [...]
It took David Goodwillie and Blackpool only 15 seconds to take the lead against Derby County last night. Goodwillie notched the quickest goal of the season in all the Football League with a stunning strike. The Scotsman, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, couldn’t halt Derby’s comeback with the Rams going on to win 3-1. Watch [...]
On Wednesday, Arsenal star Santi Cazorla said he would look elsewhere if he was unable to win trophies with Arsenal. He also told Sport360 that he and Arsenal wanted to bring 2nd choice Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas to London. Cazorla said "I've told him [I would like him to join Arsenal], but so far [...]
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla sat down with Sport360 for a very interesting interview this week. The Spanish star gave his thoughts on why it’s been yet another disappointing season at the Emirates. Cazorla also claimed he would look elsewhere if Arsenal continue their lack of silverware. "I want titles and that is why I came [...]
Signed in the summer, Chelsea’s Brazilian star Willian is already a fans favourite at Stamford Bridge. The 25 year old attacking midfielder started in last night’s historic 2-0 win over PSG. The late Demba Ba goal meant Chelsea went through on away goals and the players celebrated on the pitch after the final whistle. The [...]

Crawley defender Paul Connolly may be in trouble after being filmed slapping a Brentford fan in the stands. With his side 1-0 down, Connolly went to get the ball from the fans, with one instead choosing to kick it away from him. The 29 year old Crawley player appeared to slap the fan, with stewards [...]
Did the Daily Mail think nobody would notice? Many eagle-eyed newspaper readers were quick to realise that the Daily Mail had doctored a picture on their backpage splash on Tuesday. As everyone must now have seen, Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated scoring against Sunderland by running over to sidelines where he saluted manager Tim Sherwood and assistant [...]
Is this awesome or just over the top? Borussia Dortmund players may have a little more reason that usual to kick lumps out of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese steps out at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night. RELATED LINK: Betting tips for Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid with predicted line-ups & essential [...]
Bet on Man United & claim a £50 free bet. A fabulous 3rd eye was has been spotted from Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Newcastle last weekend. The Red Devils completed one of their results of the season at St James’ Park last Saturday in the Premier League in a match where Spanish star Juan Mata [...]
This is yet another video where we see the global nature of the Premier League in action. Blake Bethel has produced a video of the match day experience at the recent Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton. We join the lads from Texas in the pub before the game, then off to Anfield for the [...]
There were not many positives for Arsenal at Everton on Sunday. The return of Aaron Ramsey from a lengthy injury lay-off was cited by many Gooners as the only bright spot with the Welshman coming on for Lukas Podolski midway through the second half. Ramsey was calm on the ball as Arsenal chased the game [...]
According to reports in the French tabloid media, Marseille are talking to Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino about the possibility of the manager leaving his Southampton post this summer. Back in December Marseille sacked boss Elie Baup after a run of poor results, and in his place the club appointed José Anigo as a caretaker boss until the end of [...]
Everyone loves Jurgen Klopp! So much so, that when the Borussia Dortmund coach starts his press conference by drinking a cup of coffee and waiting to answer questions during his own time, he is hailed as a “genius.” AS have called Klopp a “genio” after delaying his pre Real Madrid presser to enjoy a good [...]
John O’Shea’s face was epic. One of the standout moments during Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Sunderland on Monday night came when Spurs manager Tim Sherwood saluted striker Emmanuel Adebayor after he scored against the Black Cats. Whilst opinion was divided one whether Sherwood’s behaviour was cool or cringeworthy, it was obvious to see what side of [...]
Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen were undoubtedly the stars of Tottenham’s 5-1 mauling of Sunderland on Monday night. The Togo striker bagged a brace and Eriksen secured the man of the match award thanks to two assists and a goal. Whoever takes charge of Tottenham next season will be keen to hold onto Adebayor and [...]
Back in February the song "We Are One", the official Brazil World Cup 2014 song, was leaked online. Sung by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte,  the tune is bubbly, happy, summer-ry, and obviously rather cheesy. This week the pop-stars have since got together to record the video for the new World Cup anthem, and a video of the [...]
Liverpool reclaimed top spot yesterday thanks to a slim 2-1 win at West Ham. Both of Liverpool’s goals came from the penalty spot and Gary Neville analysed the contentious second one. The former Man United defender picked out Luis Suarez’s penalty appeal as a major reason for the penalty being given. Some more really good [...]
Having been title challengers just weeks ago, Arsenal are in serious danger of slipping out of the top 4. After yesterday’s 3-0 defeat to Everton, Everton now lie 2 points behind Arsenal with a game in hand. Sky’s pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were speaking about Arsenal’s chances of securing a Champions League spot. [...]
Sky pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were once again stars of the show on the Monday Night Football program. One major point of discussion was Tim Sherwood’s rumoured sacking at Spurs today. Sky sources earlier reported that Sherwood would be replaced at the end of the season. Neville and Carragher spoke about Andre Villas-Boas [...]
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was rested this weekend ahead of the 2nd leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund. The former Manchester United winger had to pull out of the training session ahead of the match in Germany, with pain in his knee. Ronaldo is considered a major doubt for the European [...]
Arsenal fans are beginning to call for ‘Wenger Out’ once again after a poor 3-0 defeat at rivals Everton. The cycle is becoming all too familiar for Arsenal fans, with Arsene Wenger unable to keep a high level of ‘bullishness’ at the club. Arsenal had been competing for trophies on a number of fronts but [...]
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane. Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Sandro, Sigurdsson, Townsend. Sunderland XI: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown (c), Cuellar, Vergini, Ki, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Johnson, Borini. Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Wickham, Colback, O’Shea, Scocco, Ustari.

During Southampton’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City, England striker Jay Rodriguez was stretchered off injured. The in-form Southampton star picked up the injury with no one near him, which always hints at a very serious injury. On Monday evening it was confirmed Rodriguez had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, thus ruling him out of the [...]
21 year old Sporting Lisbon star William Carvalho today won the Portuguese Player of the Month award for March. It is the fourth time Carvalho has won the award this season, amid reports he has agreed to sign for Manchester United. This weekend he scored a terrific goal for Sporting at Pacos. If Manchester United [...]
This season fans of the Premier League have witnessed a battle between fans of Hull City and owner Assem Allam. Allam wants to change the name of the club to Hull City Tigers, with fans of the club furiously protesting. However, season ticket holders were given the chance to vote for or against the name [...]