After Manchester City’s last Champions League outing, Roberto Mancini made criticising Joe Hart his first priority. After last night’s draw with Borussia Dortmund, the Italian made sure that the first thing he did was praise Hart.
Mancini felt Hart was ‘judging’ the team after the defeat to Real Madrid. After a stunning display against Dortmund, the England goalkeeper was entitled to be judge, jury and executioner to his under-performing team-mates.
A quick glance at Liverpool defensive duo Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel always suggested an element of masochism. And that has proved to be the case, with Agger revealing that he’s currently “enjoying” playing with a fractured knee-cap.
The injury was sustained in the halfway line balls-up that ultimately led to Manchester United’s winning goal at Old Trafford a couple of weeks ago. read more »
Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller obviously thought he had a good chance of getting inside the head of Manchester City sub Mario Balotelli ahead of a late penalty at the Etihad Stadium.
He came off his line to whisper a few home truths to Balotelli, but the striker simply ignored the mouthy keeper. The young Italian always seems to be at his most level-headed when 12 yards from goal with the ball on the spot.
Balotelli produced a stuttering run-up to send Weidenfeller the wrong way before gesturing to indicate that he was all talk.
A high school goalkeeper dubbed the ‘worst goalie ever’ has found top form after his team-mates organised a confidence-building Facebook campaign.
Daniel Cui had originally been the target of mocking photos on the social networking site after a series of woeful performances. But his team-mates rallied around by posting photos of him making saves as their profile pictures. read more »
It doesn’t get any better than this, folks. Video has been found of footballing punchline Emile Heskey appearing on children’s TV programme the Rod Hull and Emu Show.
The footage comes from 1988, when Heskey was aged 11, and was broadcast the following year. There is a hint that the UK might not be quite so culturally diverse at the time of filming because the future England international is introduced as ‘Emily’. read more »