Both Londoners, media darlings and wrapped in St George patriotism, Harry Redknapp and David Beckham are a super-bromance just waiting to happen. Despite perceived wisdom that the former England skipper would be out of his depth in the top tier of football, he has always been backed by a splurge of superlatives from good ol’ Harry. And its been more of the same over the weekend with Redknapp’s swooning comments fuelling rumour that the midfielder will be exchanging passes with Shaun Derry in the new year.
Rudi Skacel is something of a Hearts legend. After two spells with the club (one on loan and one permanently) he won two Scottish Cups. As with many cult heroes, however, his standing has actually increased since he left Hearts this summer.
Joining Dundee United, Skacel was allowed to choose his own squad number. The Czech midfielder opted for number 51, a reference to Hearts’ 5-1 victory over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian in the cup final last season. read more »
Katie Taylor did the nation of Ireland proud with her gold medallist performance in the London Olympics, and in truth no-one really came close to beating her. But she could be in for a change of career?
Taylor used to be a football player and made 15 appearances for the Republic of Ireland women’s football team. She gave up football in 2010 to concentrate on her boxing, but could be persuaded back into football after realising her boxing dreams.
Katie’s father Pete said:
She’s done everything, she’s been boxing a long time now, she’s sacrificed her life for boxing at the moment. Obviously, it’s not my decision, it’s Katie’s decision. Whatever decision she makes, I will back her. We’ll sit down as a family and speak about it. Maybe she’ll go back playing a little football, it’s a little bit safer. She’s got a good few teams interested in her at the moment, but she’s got to get back playing
Football fans can sort of handle Justin Bieber. There is very little crossover between Bieber fans and football fans, so he can stay very much off our radar, which is absolutely ideal. But maybe not for much longer.
The woefully cheesy Canadian moron is considering setting up his own football team, and to make it even more toe-curlingly dreadful is thinking of inviting the boys from One Direction to join him. read more »