Following the news that Glenn Whelan put a pig’s head in the locker of Kenwyne Jones yesterday, an email has emerged from Brighton in which Gus Poyet claims that someone carried out a rather smelly act against playoff opponents Crystal Palace. read more »
One may have thought that the off-season was a difficult time for the footballer’s WAG. With little interest in football, you have to put up with your significant other cluttering up the house, playing FIFA with his mates and counting his money in a vastly expensive onesie.
That certainly seems to be the opinion of Islana Roe, the wife of Chelsea midfielder Ramires. So annoyed was she that her husband had been left out of the Brazilian Confederations Cup squad (and therefore would be hanging around the house) that she took to social media to announce her disgust. read more »
Hunting around the betting sites looking for the bookies’ choices to be the new Manchester United manager this week, we were reminded that perennial vacant job dark horse Alan Curbishley is still out of work and featuring surprisingly high in some lists of contenders to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
Despite the fairly generous odds on offer – though not as generous as you might expect – we doubt even Curbs would have had a punt on that.
Which begs the question: will Alan Curbishley ever work again? read more »
Two of the best teams to have graced not only La Liga but the world football stage are undoubtedly are the ‘first’ galacticos of Real Madrid and Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team of recent years. But which team exactly boasted the best possible squad?
Starting with Real, huge fortunes were spent on the likes of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and David Beckham, who cost a combined transfer fee of £140 million. Beckham in particular was seen as a player with high commercial value, but all of these players were identified as bankable stars who would sell huge amounts of shirts and other memorabilia. read more »
Panic has set in among many boardrooms over the past few weeks as chairmen roll the dice for the last time in the hope that a change in manager will be enough to turn fortunes around in the latter stages of the football season and in most cases, avoid relegation!
March saw a total of five managers shown the door. They are:
• Dean Holdsworth, Aldershot
• Gary Mills, York City
• Brian McDermott, Reading
• Michael Appleton, Blackburn Rovers
• Gary Smith, Stevenage read more »