• Premier League
    Deadline Day Awards

    Best Signing It’s rare that ‘best’ also equates with ‘biggest’, but Sunderland’s acquisition of Asamoah Gyan does look very promising indeed.  The Ghanaian forward was one of the most impressive players at the World Cup, and his all-action style ought to be well suited to the Premier League. Most Surprising Move Incredibly,...

  • Transfers
    Deadline day: Live updates!

    Transfer deadline day is the most overhyped, hysterical, nonsensical day in the football calender. Until the other transfer deadline day. Three and in has got reporters at every ground in the country, each reporter has three mobile phones, an iPad and, in case there’s a massive solar storm which wipes out electronic...

  • Premier League
    Have City scuppered Arsenal’s keeper hopes?

    With just 24 hours left in the transfer window, Manchester City may have dealt rivals Arsenal a major blow. All summer long, Arsenal have chased Fulham’s Aussie shot-stopper Mark Schwarzer.  The bid has been delayed by many factors: a disagreement over the fee, Fulham’s change of manager, and an injury to Schwarzer. ...

  • Premier League
    Picture of the weekend: Carlos Tevez

    The dubious honour this week goes to Carlos Tevez after his Ronnie Rosnethal-esque miss against Sunderland. Bonus link – Ronnie Rosenthal’s miss.

  • Media
    Harry Redknapp – NOT a wheeler and dealer

    You heard the man. He’s too busy handing out ‘sweeteners’ to Spurs fans for any of that. Sky Sports Rob Palmer the man to get Harry’s goat. Hat tip to James for the vid.

  • Media
    It’s fun to kick Joey Barton

    Let’s be honest, there aren’t too many people who have a great deal of time for Joey Barton. He’s a man of dubious character who has, in the past, behaved abysmally on and off the pitch. However, I’ll give him some props for not reacting to the kicking he got at Wolves...

  • Premier League
    Adebayor loves Adebayor

    Last summer, when Man City signed Emmanuel Adebayor, there was a fair amount of crowing from the City fans who reckoned they’d got themselves a top Premier League striker at the expense of a potential top four rival. And there’s no doubt that on his day Adebayor can be simply unplayable. He...

  • England
    FA make an English rod for their own back

    Ever since the World Cup, there has been a media-led witch-hunt against Fabio Capello.  The press have performed an extraordinary volte-face to reimagine the once omnipotent Italian as a disaster.  He’s non-communicative, he’s disorganised, he’s tactically unimaginative.  Oh, and of course, he’s foreign. Never mind the fact that Capello’s calamitous predecessor was...

  • Premier League
    The €2 accumulator – week 3

    Righto, third time lucky, for sure. If all these results happen I’ll be a mere €699 better off. Most because some of the games are absolute bankers. I said bankers, you filthy minded fools. If you fancy following suit you can get a free £10 bet by signing up to Paddy Power...