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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stoke fans launch preemptive ‘Mark Hughes Out’ campaign

Following the news that Mark Hughes is the new Stoke City manager, it’s safe to say that not all Potters are overwhelmed by the appointment. In fact, a ‘Hughes Out’ campaign has been launched before the new boss has even been officially unveiled at the Britannia Stadium. One supporter has taken to parking his truck at the Britannia Stadium with … Continue reading

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Mario Mandzukic loses his Champions League medal, Boris Johnson prime suspect

With the vast amounts of sponsorship money thrown at the Champions League, you’d like to think a little chunk was dedicated to producing some high-quality mementos for winners of the tournament. But Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic managed to break his winner’s medal just seconds after receiving it following Saturday’s victory over Borussia Dortmund. The Croatian’s vigorous jumping was too … Continue reading

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Our very own Roberto Mancini ‘grazie’ advert

Those of you who follow our frequently downright entertaining social media output (find us on Twitter and Facebook if you haven’t already) will know that a group of Manchester City fans had planned to place a thank you advert for Roberto Mancini in his newspaper of choice. That advert was published over the weekend. While we didn’t get round to … Continue reading

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Football: The Modern Day Religion documentary

There is more than enough evidence to make a decent case for football being considered a modern day religion (and we’re not including those dodgy football scarves that were made to accompany the Pope’s visit to the UK a few years ago within that evidence). Budding broadcast journalist Ryan Guest has explored that very topic in his documentary ‘Football: The … Continue reading

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The Newcastle fan who’s genuinely repulsed by Laurent Koscielny

It is not uncommon for fans to give opposition goalscorers an earful of abuse and maybe even the odd hand gesture or two. But as Laurent Koscielny celebrated Arsenal’s winning goal against Newcastle at the weekend, the Magpies supporter sitting directly over his shoulder appeared to be repulsed by the Frenchman. Was it Koscielny’s slightly dinosaur-esque appearance? Was it his … Continue reading

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Have Manchester City left Mancini’s stuff on the touchline for him to collect?

Manchester City supporters went a bit banner mad for yesterday’s match against Norwich City. If you didn’t turn up with a banner featuring a nice picture of Roberto Mancini in his scarf and an Italian slogan then you were probably in the minority. But the most poignant moment was undoubtedly when it appeared that Mancini’s stuff had been left near … Continue reading

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Our pledge to Roberto Mancini: your next scarf is on us

Don’t worry, Roberto – your next scarf is free Call us old fashioned, but we remember a time when winning the league usually bought you two or three more seasons in the post. Perhaps even longer if it was the club’s first title in more than 40 years. But that wasn’t enough to save Roberto Mancini. Given that he’s a … Continue reading

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Staying warm at the game: David Moyes’ dad’s flat-cap

David Moyes’ dad stole the show on his son’s big day yesterday. As Moyes Jnr prepares to leave Everton for Manchester United, his dad David Snr kept the Goodison Park chill at bay with this fetching eight-piece tweed flat-cap. The elder Moyes has barely missed a game in his son’s managerial career and was once again in the stands to … Continue reading

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Michael Carrick’s worst mistake of the season

Oh, oh, oh, it’s Carrick, you know. Hard to believe he hasn’t gone for a Savile Rogue. One of the most consistent performers in Manchester United’s Premier League title-winning squad donned a scarf for the club’s trophy presentation celebrations followed yesterday’s win over Swansea. But if this image is anything to go by, Michael Carrick has fallen into the same … Continue reading

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Proof that David Moyes has been in training for the Manchester United job for some time

Everton manager David Moyes has been confirmed as the new Manchester United manager following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of the season. This photograph shows that Moyes has been in training to take over from his fellow Scot at Old Trafford for some time. SAF is demonstrating the features of his renowned Fergie Time watch. Even … Continue reading

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