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From rags to riches for Saha

Louis Saha's winner for United on Saturday was a real tear-jerker for Jimmy Magee - a moving tale of one man's ascension from the most ignominious of beginnings to ultimate triumph at the Theatre of Dreams: "The man who...

Merse pays another visit to the Land of Nod

Peter Collins splits hairs, Stan Collymore traps Woy & Graham Taylor mocks physics.

Modern Merse gains another devotee

Phil Neville is capable, Eamonn Donohoe has a magnificent, Gilesy lost in space

2010 in Guff: Perceptive Big Sam Allardyce

50. Perry Groves ploughed through the language barrier: "Robert Mancini's got that Italian style, the old joie de vivre." 49. Alan Brazil derailed United's title challenge: "Manchester United started like a train on fire." 48. Dwight Yorke went in hard: "It's very hard to...

Charlie Nicholas hides in West Ham showers

Jim Rosenthal makes balls of cup draw, Merse out in the cold and more

Big Cup guff update

Eamo's sharpest u-turn and other stories..... When Adebayor shook off his bemusement at little Theo's accurate cross to knock in Arse's second, delirious George was blowing in the wind: "It's all over now baby blue." Eamo's fastest mind-change yet: "Spanish football is...

The Week in Guff – Souness in brave Premier League prediction

Mixed punditry reaction to Fergie's book

Quotes of the week: Thommo bursting point

Ray Hudson cements status as mixed metaphor king.

Mancini subjecting his babies to terror regime

Jamie's medical investigations continue, Alan Brazil pigeon fancier.

2013 in Guff – Charlie Nicholas finds the positives

It might even have been the year that guff fought back.

The Ronaldo fatwa reignited

And in some style by Gilesy; "Marilyn Monroe was the greatest star in the world but she was never known as a great actor. Ronaldo is like that."

Sticky hands from Mister Magee

A moment of magic from Jimmy as Tim Howard held onto a Martin Petrov effort: "No sign of a spill. No jam down the side of the pot there." Credit where it's due to Paul Jewell's Five Live verdict on...
Eamon Dunphy

Would you let Eamon Dunphy drive the train to Cork?

For those of you that missed it, the night's comi-tragedy in a nutshell. Stan professes admiration for Czech's "post-match partying behaviour" - as Billo delicately put it: "They're a very talented team... and they're very competitive underneath." Apple falls on Stan's head...



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