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2008 in Guff: Deja vu all over again for Jeff Stelling

30. Jamie Redknapp had Ricardo Fuller on the physio's sofa: "I don't know what state of mind his body is in." 29. Chris Kamara discovered an unbelievable rock formation: "There's a gulf in class that's a mile wide at either side." 28. Phil...

Jimmy traps Brown in a lift

No losers for Jeff, Sbragia cut open, Silvestre's mickey and David Brady sets GAA guff standard.

Italy v Ireland in torrents of guff

George doesn't add up. Eamo's history lesson, Gilesy on new-fangled technology. Eamo was rather pointed at half time after George spent much of the first half trying to convince Jim Beglin that Pazzini had sharpened and swung his elbow with...

English as a foreign language with Jamie

More triffic insight from the tight-trousered dandy, Jeff's first conundrum and the rest... Dismantling the dictionary piece by piece: "That's the thing with Arsenal. They're either brilliant or completely inconsistent." *** WHAT DO YOU THINK RUUD? Gullit makes the case for Ronaldo:  "What if...

Big Pat loses his shape

Big, big Jamie, Brown prepared, Gullit hasn't forgiven Shearer yet. Before United-Everton, Pat "Isosceles" Dolan saw another side to the Toffees' attacking options: "It's the golden triangle, Felliani and Cahill." THE NEW MASSIVE Forget your "top, top players", Jamie dug deep yesterday to...

Big Sam sweats as Beglin’s mind wanders

Gilesy feels heat, Tel fluent, Pleat confused, Champion spot on. HOT UNDER THE COLLAR With Fergie and Allardyce lecturing Benitez on humility, Gilesy wondered if the conditions in Big Sam's glasshouse were suitable for stone-throwing: "Sam Allardyce himself could get a few...

Salako spots advanced simulation

Big Phil gets his apron on and all the rest of this weekend's guff... NEXT STOP BROADWAY With diving and simulation nearing a fine art, it was only a matter of time before a Premier League footballer took full-time to the...

Stelling sticks it to Spurs

Giovanni sent to Hull and rest of this week's quick one-twos. The odds were against Brighton assistant Dean White: "We scored three goals at home, and ninety-nine times out of ten that'll be enough." Could the Andy Reid affair be one battle...

Merson finds new Dinny Irwin

Pleat backs a hunch, Razor sharp as ever, ROG demoted and the rest. ASH RATED For many years, Dennis Irwin was comfortably the Premier League's most sung unsung hero. Now, in Hull's Ian Ashby, could Paul Merson have found a successor? "He's...

Thommo sends Dunner into limbo

Hansen splits hairs, Andy's imaginary friends, Frank Stapleton lights up Setanta Of course flexibility is all important in the modern game, but Phil Thompson has spotted Richard Dunne taking things a little too far: "He puts his neck on the line...

Bend it like Beattie

Jimmy makes magic, Stan's fat cats, two-faced Martin Fisher

Liverpool’s relative success

Smudger risks Scouse wrath and rest of quick one-twos Alan Smith confirms Liverpool have always been a family club: "Liverpool have depended on that inbred discipline." Jamie Redknapp has Ricardo Fuller on the physio's sofa: "I don't know what state of mind his...

Fergie puts the moves on the United bench

Houghton shock revelation, in the kitchen with Martin Fisher and Tony Cas plays Frankenstein.

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