Nice try: Players team up for world’s largest rugby scrum

May 3, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This rugby clash really was one titanic battle – as players lined up for the world’s largest ever SCRUM. An amazing 191 players crammed into the strength-sapping set-piece, binding with their team mates, then heaving against the opposition. Together – even using a giant rugby ball – they smashed the previous Guinness World Record of…

Liverpool and Man United target defender

March 23, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne could be a summer target for Manchester United and Liverpool. The Irish international is in the bad books at Villa Park following two embarrassing off-the-field incidents. He was recently fined two weeks wages for his drunken antics on a recent training camp and nearly came to blows with assistant manager…

Man City summer swoop could trigger goalkeeping carousel

March 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Manchester City are planning a bid for Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as they plan to offload Shay Given. Wales international Hennessey, 24, was on Man City’s books as a youngster but was released in favour of Kasper Schmeichel. But since leaving the north-west outfit, Hennessey has flourished and will face England this weekend at the…

Liverpool star “scares the life out of opposition”

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has praised teammate Andy Carroll, saying he scares the life out of opposition defences. The pair are currently on England duty as the Three Lions look to face Wales this weekend in a Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Carroll, who signed from Newcastle for a club record…

Liverpool owner takes swipe at Fernando Torres

March 21, 2011 | by | 21 Comments

John W. Henry, the owner of Liverpool FC, appears to have taken a swipe at former star Fernando Torres following his Anfield departure. The American businessman, who bought Liverpool last year from compatriots George Gillett and Tom Hicks, was responding to comments rumoured to be made by the Spaniard. Henry said: “Someone was saying that…

Taken as Red: Three quarters of Manchester residents are United supporters

March 18, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

The age-old rumour that football fans in Manchester support City and NOT United is untrue, a new study has revealed. Researchers polled almost 500 fans who live in the Greater Manchester area – and more than three quarters follow the Red Devils. In fact only around one in four Manchester-based football fans support the nouveau…

Chelsea face Manchester United in Champions League

March 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Chelsea and Manchester United will face each other in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after being drawn together – while Tottenham will play Real Madrid. Barcelona meet Shakhtar Donetsk, with reigning champions Inter Milan drawn against Schalke. Chelsea or United will go on to face either Inter or Schalke, while the winners of the…

Bib-otelli: Footballer Mario Balotelli struggles to put on bib

March 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This hilarious clip captures the moment £125,000 a week footballer Mario Balotelli was left stumped as he had to be dressed by a club official after struggling to put on a training BIB. Bungling Balotelli, who was signed by Manchester City for astonishing £24million, was caught on camera struggling with the clothing ahead of Thursday…

Cheltenham Gold Cup Results

March 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Cheltenham Festival is in full flow with thousands of punters heading to Gloucestershire for a day of betting and celebrating. IN PICTURES: YESTERDAY AT THE CHELTENHAM RACES Results: 5.15 14 Askthemaster (P T Enright, 50-1 ); 12 Leo’s Lucky Star (Danny Cook, 20-1 ); 13 De Boitron (G Lee, 8-1 ) 4.40 Sir Des…

Cheltenham Festival results: St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Cheltenham Festival is in full flow with thousands of punters heading to Gloucestershire on St Patrick’s Day for a mixture of Guinness and gambling. IN PICTURES: ST PATRICK’S DAY AT CHELTENHAM Results: 5:15 8 Plato (Lorna Fowler, 6-4 fav); 6 Nemo Spirit (Rodger Sargent, 14-1 ); 11 Super Collider (Frostie Kelly, 6-1 ) 4:40…

Arsenal dealt new injury blow

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal have been dealt a frustrating injury blow with news that Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen will miss the rest of the campaign. Vermaelen suffered an Achilles injury while on international duty in September and was only thought to be out for a few weeks. But he was forced to undergo surgery on the problem in…

Suarez expected to play with Torres

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed he expected to play alongside Fernando Torres – only for the Spaniard to sign for Chelsea. Suarez’s £23.5 million deal was finalised on transfer deadline day – the same day Fernando Torres made the £50 million switch to the Premier League champions. And the 24-year-old Uruguayan has admitted it’s…

Nani speaks out over Carragher challenge

March 17, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

Nani has spoken out about the FA’s decision not to discipline Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher after his tackle left a gash in the Man United winger’s shin. Carragher made the challenge during the first-half of Liverpool’s recent win at Anfield, resulting in Nani leaving the field on a stretcher in tears. The Liverpool defender escaped…

Man United legend Bryan Robson in cancer battle

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester United and England legend midfielder Bryan Robson is battling cancer, it has emerged. The 54-year-old, who is currently managing Thailand, underwent an operation to removed a tumour from his throat in Bangkok earlier this month. A spokesperson for Man United confirmed the news. They told The Manchester Evening News: “At this moment, Bryan is…

Ferguson hails strike duo

March 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on strike partnership Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. The duo have been showing signs of a blossoming partnership over the past week as United overcame Arsenal in the FA Cup and Marseille in last night’s Champions League clash. Hotshot Hernandez, who is being likened to former…

Jack Wilshere “the best” Capello has seen

March 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Fabio Capello has praised “future England captain” Jack Wilshere, describing the young Arsenal midfielder as the best he’s seen at his age. Wilshere, 19, has been in scintillating form for Arsenal this season, putting in a series of stand-out performances – including the first leg of the Champions League clash against Barcelona. Despite his tender age, Wilshere…

John Aldridge slams “sickening” Man United fans

March 14, 2011 | by | 8 Comments

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has condemned the Man United fans who marred a youth cup tie by chanting songs about the Hillsborough tragedy. The Reds Under 18 team were facing Man United’s Under 18s at Anfield in a hotly-anticipated quarter-final clash. Man United were victorious in a brilliant but fiery encounter, coming from two…