Paul Merson charged with drink driving
11 Feb
2012
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Paul Merson charged with drink driving »

FORMER Premier League ace Paul Merson was banned from driving for 14 months after he pleaded guilty to falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing into the back of an HGV while over the alcohol limit. A court heard that Merson, 43, fell asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes before crashing into the back [...]

Dale Roberts memorial fund fraud
24 Jun
2011
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Dale Roberts memorial fund fraud »

POLICE have launched a fraud inquiry into a memorial fund set up by a football club for tragic goalkeeper Dale Roberts – who hanged himself after his fiance had an affair with John Terry’s brother. Rushden and Diamonds FC – recently expelled from the Football Conference – set up a fund to pay for the [...]

Villa fans protest over McLeish
16 Jun
2011
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Villa fans protest over McLeish »

SEVERAL hundred furious Aston Villa fans gathered at Villa park yesterday evening to vent their anger at chairman Randy Lerner’s attempts to appoint former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish as the club’s new manager. Carrying banners and chanting the fans blocked roads around the stadium before taking over the steps to the club’s famous Holte [...]

Football season injury table
26 May
2011
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Football season injury table »

MANCHESTER United have taken a lot of criticism in recent weeks, with many people giving them the unwanted accolade of being the poorest title winning side for many years. However new injury statistics have been released that reveal the Red Devils may deserve a lot more credit than they have received. United suffered the third [...]

Rooney argues on Twitter
19 May
2011
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Rooney argues on Twitter »

WAYNE Rooney was caught up in a sensational Twitter row yesterday after offering to fight a Liverpool fan who has abused him on the social networking site. The Manchester United star reacted to a Tweet which called him ‘a fat whore’ and a ‘ugly lil nonse’ by telling the user to come down to the [...]

Tipton Town chairman admits plundering thousands from murder victim
16 May
2011
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Tipton Town chairman admits plundering thousands from murder victim »

A FOOTBALL club chairman has admitted pocketing more than GBP276,000 from the life insurance and pension policies of a murdered father – that he helped set up. Bill Williams, chairman of non-league Tipton Town, betrayed the family of company director Andrew Diack – just days after he was stabbed to death in a Black Country [...]

Woman cancels wedding – to see Stoke in cup final »

A STOKE City fan has cancelled her wedding – because the date clashed with the FA Cup Final. Football-mad Suzanne Dono called off her big day to watch her beloved team at Wembley declaring to her husband-to-be: ‘Stoke have to come first.” Disgruntled fiance Steve Wakefield – who doesn’t even like football – will now [...]

Fusball table with a twist
25 Apr
2011
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Fusball table with a twist »

THIS is a bit different to the table football made famous by Joey and Chandler on friends, a giant concrete pitch on which the aim is not to score goals. According to designer Jurjen Semeijn the object of the game is get the ball through an oppositions legs, with the legs of each player being [...]

Black boots dying out of football
17 Apr
2011
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Black boots dying out of football »

TRADITIONAL black football boots are in danger of dying out – after it was revealed most youngsters buy coloured boots to emulate their idols like Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. Flashy red, yellow, blue and white footwear worn by some of the world’s biggest names in football is replacing the black boot synonymous with the [...]

Cheekiest penalty ever
10 Apr
2011
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Cheekiest penalty ever »

FOOTBALL authorities have been cracking down lately on unusual run ups for penalties, so what they would make of Joonas Jokinen’s audacious follow through is a mystery. The Finnish U16 international somersaults through the air after striking the ball past the hapless keeper – in what is being billed as the cheekiest penalty ever taken. [...]

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