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Maradona goes head over heels

Maradona still does a better forward roll than Ray Houghton in his heyday [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhY8Wuhb34w?rel=0&w=480&h=360]

Worry for Ashley Cole at Cheryl’s new collaboration

Has John Terry muscled in on a teammate's action again? Which three words? Tattoo unmasks new link up with Tel I Is

Xavi Alonso: Footballer and economist?

Liverpool's Spanish midfielder isn't renowned for speaking out; he generally keeps his head down and gets on with the job pretty much like his performances on the football pitch - quietly efficient. So the last thing you would expect him...

Has Harry Redknapp taken over Chelsea’s marketing department?

"I write like a two-year-old and I can't spell"

Strapped for cash? Follow the football plan

Feeling a bit hard-up after Christmas? Suffering a cashflow problem because of the recession? Fear not, football can help. Follow this proven five point action plan and you'll be raking in money in no time. 1) Buy a football club....

What the future holds for Newcastle and Pardew

Paul Little sees a familiar pattern emerging on Tyneside

Someone tell Arsene Wenger Fight Club isn’t a guide to football management

You can't have failed to have noticed that Arsene Wenger has been unleashing his inner egotist again, but if you've just crawled out of a cave: Mr Wenger was so piqued by his side's 3-0 Carling Cup defeat by...

Henry escapes scot-free, surprise surprise

So with nothing more than a stern look and a slap on the wrist Thierry Henry is free to continue his World Cup adventure, stolen so agonisingly from the Irish. After a meeting of the FIFA disciplinary committee this week...

World Cup lookalikes: Anxious Danes

Worries Danes hope Bendtner and co have x-factor against Cameroon.

The Kevin Keegan youtube? Ignacio Gonzalez

Was this the video that sparked King Kev's exit?

Dramatic new twist in French hand cheat row

24 hours of investigations by Fianna Fail senators and Ray Darcy put Raymond  Domenech alongside Thierry Henry in Irish firing line.

Still missing Big Ron – the Merse will never cut it

The World Cup just made special comedy guru Seamus Cassidy pine all the more for Big Ron.

The Week in Guff: Charlie’s heavy breathing and a big week for irony

Plus another Merse Code classic from the vault.



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