Punditry funnies

By Piers Barber Football punditry reached new levels of bizarre at the beginning of this month, when an eagle-eyed Vine-er spotted a surely colour-blind spider calmly crawling up Martin Allen’s shocking sleeveless cardigan during ITV’s FA Cup coverage. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/itv-pundit-martin-allen-had-spider-crawling-around-033458639--sow.html Yet Martin’s fame-hungry, creepy crawly friend is just one of many…

Top 10 Kit Accessories

By Piers Barber Last week’s Mathieu Flamini-inspired ‘sleevegate’ controversy provoked outrage amongst Arsenal’s management team and hilarity amongst pretty much everyone else. But how do the midfielder’s antics compare to other stylistic kit adaptations made by those players with the most blatant disregard for footballing conventions? Here are ten of…

Rising tensions between Poland and Lithuania leads to grassroot unity campaign

Polish taunting of ethnic Lithuanians at last month’s Europa League qualifying match between Lech Poznan and Zalgiris Vilnius in Poland was to most observers little more than a symptom of the increasingly fractious relations between the two countries, albeit on a more internationally conspicuous stage than the usual diplomatic discourtesies…

Termination Noticed

Poor old Gus Poyet. The former Brighton boss must feel like somebody’s been sneaking into his world and pulling threads with the way his career has been unravelling lately. Since his side blew their favourites tag to go crashing out of the championship play-offs to a Crystal Palace team in…
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