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Video of Sunderland v Newcastle Crowd Trouble

Sunderland’s 2-1 derby win against Newcastle was marred with skirmishes before, during and after the game at the Stadium Of Light. The Football Association (FA) is investigating the trouble to determine if Sunderland will be fined. Despicable incidents included a police horse being badly burned by fireworks before the game, […]

Joe Kinnear's Newcastle United Press Conference: Audio

We have the audio of Joe Kinnear’s unbelievable tirade against journalists from yesterday’s Newcastle United press conference. If this isn’t a sign of a club in serious trouble, I don’t know what is. What was Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise thinking about hiring Kinnear who obviously isn’t able to handle […]

How Sports TV Networks Can Shake Up Their Football Coverage

Thanks to Saturday Night Live‘s Tina Fey, there will be millions of people around the watch watching the vice-presidential debate tonight between Sarah Palin and Joseph Biden. Most people will secretly be looking forward to seeing Palin make another embarrassing gaffe. While debates can be unpredictable, nearly all football related […]

Breaking News: Joe Kinnear Named Newcastle Interim Manager

Newcastle United has named Joe Kinnear as their interim manager until the end of October. Newcastle Executive Director Dennis Wise must have had his grubby hands involved in the appointment of Kinnear. The Irishman managed Wimbledon from 1992 to 1999. But while Kinnear never managed Wise at Wimbledon, there’s undoubtedly […]

How To Make Newcastle United A Successful Club Again

Contrary to popular belief, Newcastle United is not a poisoned club. Nor are they jinxed with injuries. At worst, they’re a poorly run club who has made one bad decision after another after another. With news that a Nigerian consortium are interested in buying Newcastle, Toon fans will be keeping […]

West Ham United To Wear Squad Numbers On Shirts

West Ham United’s shirt fiasco is far from over. The east London club has received permission from the Premier League to feature squad numbers on the front of their shirts beginning with tomorrow’s game at home against Newcastle United. After their sponsor XL Holidays went bankrupt, West Ham had patches […]

Mike Ashley Snubs Dubai Investors For Cocktails

Yesterday in Dubai, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was offered $360 million for the club by Dubai investors, but called the offer an insult and snubbed Arab investors to instead partake in drinking cocktails at a local bar, according to ArabianBusiness.com. Ashley reportedly received the offer earlier in the day […]

Ten Football Stories To Make You Go Hmm

Here are the top 10 football-related stories today that caught my eye: Newcastle’s Tony Jimenez In UAE To Find Club Buyer (Arabian Business) The Return Of The Ligapokal (Bundesliga Talk) La Liga Team Of The Week: Numancia (La Liga Talk) How The Donovan Deal to Bayern Munich Could Have Killed […]

Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and Mike Ashley

A while ago, an SNL skit featured an ad for a book that could get you out of debt and save your life.  It was called “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford.”  It’s a book that the CEOs and owners behind Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, as well as Mike […]

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British TV, Radio, Music and Film Recommendations

The Inbetweeners. Red Dwarf. Doctor Who. Life On Mars. Are You Being Served? Top Gear. Car Pool. Radio 6. Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. The IT Crowd. Peep Show. Gavin and Stacey. Little Britain. The Cult. Skins. Wire In The Blood. Just to name a few. While you’re obviously a […]

Champions League TV Scheduled Announced

After this Monday’s Premiership weekend ends, we’ll have no more Premiership matches for almost two weeks. During that time, we’ll get to see several Euro 2008 qualifiers. The England matches are only available on pay-per-view through commercial establishments. Scotland versus France will be shown on Setanta (in addition to many […]

Premier League Gameweek 11: Cheers and Jeers

Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from gameweek eleven of the Premier League. Note: Readers can follow Matt @thehackreport Cheers 1.  Jay Bothroyd: The QPR striker was pesky all day as he netted an early goal and provided an assist on another. 2.  James […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]