Archive | June 2, 2009

Nigeria upset France in a friendly; Super Mario hits four in UAE rout

France 0 – Nigeria 1 (International Friendly, June 2, 2009) The noose tightened around Raymond Domenech after Les Bleus fell to a disappointing home defeat, Joseph Akpala scored the only goal of the game after 32 minutes cutting in from the right and firing into the near post. UAE 2 – Germany 7 (International Friendly, […]

Maddest Goal of the Week: Arve Walde (LovHam) vs Skeid Oslo

A huge thanks to Christian Jacobsen for alerting us to this brilliant footage. The Norwegian second division match between Skeid Oslo and LovHam produced one of those crazy footballing moments when everything beings to unravel in slow motion, yet somehow nobody seems to do anything to stop the inevitable. Heading into the final 30 minutes […]

Bus Over! 29 footballers are injured in Brazil

This is how not to celebrate a promotion winning season. Brazilian side Sertaozinho experienced a horrific accident on Sunday when their open-top bus celebrations turned into a nightmare as their bus toppled over with the players on-board. The incident occurred when the rickety vehicle, carrying too many people than was reasonable, fell into a dip […]

The 101 Greatest Goals of 2008/2009

First and foremost, it gives us great pleasure to present to you our official 101 Greatest Goals of the 2008-09 season, and we hope you enjoy reliving the list almost as much as we had fun putting it together. The past three years have been one hell of a roller-coaster. What started as a back-handed […]

The £154m Chelsea shopping list: Carlo Ancelotti targets Pirlo (£20m), Kaka (£70m), Pato (£30m), Alonso (£22m) & Johnson (£12m)

Comment & analysis round-up Quote of the day: “We have had requests for Kaka and Pato from two of Europe’s biggest clubs and we will try and resist the assault from these European clubs who have more money than us. But there is an uneven playing field.” – Adriano Galliani, AC Milan’s general manager. Runner-up: […]