Liverpool stars Steven Gerrard, Fernando
Torres and Jamie Carragher have agreed to a Masterchef-style cook-off in
The event will take place at Carragher's
restaurant, the oddly-named Café Sports England, which sounds like a pub in Riga that you might be
forced to visit to watch a Champions League game.
slogan is: 'Where healthy eating is
the name of the game', and Carra
himself explains that they have focused on low-fat, sugar and salt options.
However, that does not stop the menu offering the standard
selection of pizzas, burgers and chips.
Back to the cook-off, and a chuckling Anfield 'insider'
told The Sun: "The lads have all been having a bit of banter.
been practising hard at home. Stevie keeps joking he's
going to whip up a pan of scouse while Nando and Carra want to do something a
little fancy." The fun those guys must have...
TV chef and massive p***k Marco Pierre White has been
drafted in to add "expert comments and post-meal analysis".
ED knows who it would like to see on the receiving end of a
few Stevie G uppercuts if there is any repeat of December's
events at the Lounge Inn (Gerrard was found not guilty of affray).
In the true tabloid spirit, ED now present's a half-hearted selection of foods that sound a
bit like Liverpool players.
LIVERPOOL BUFFET MENU - Benitez
much as you like
Wholeg-Reina bread with Victor Flora
Carra-masalata with un-Leiva-ned bread
Peter Gulacsi soup
Chicken Benayoun-a cooked in Stevie Ghee
El Zhar-baglione served with Masch-arpone cheese
Takeaway also available from W-Agger-mama
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Kaka needed a police escort back to the Brazilian team hotel yesterday after
getting lost in Tallinn.
The Real Madrid midfielder became disoriented on an early morning walk
around the Estonian capital's old
town and was picked up after two policemen in a patrol car spotted him.
Early Doors is told he was not carrying a map because Jesus is his guide.
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Early Doors has already nailed its colours to the mast. Tonight's England
game is a complete waste of time (as are the friendlies involving Republic of Ireland,
Northern Ireland and Wales).
It is not going to watch tonight, and thus will not comment. Although, much
like the Sunderland spokeswoman saying the
club would not comment on Grant Leadbitter's
bizarre speeding incident, in saying it has no comment it is obviously commenting.
ED may have something to say tomorrow, but rest assured it will be
poorly-researched third-hand rubbish. You know, as usual.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Almunia, for me, is Spanish. He's Spanish and plays for the Arsenal team." Fabio
Capello confirming he won't consider
Manuel Almunia for England.
Why does it take a foreigner to state the bleeding obvious, namely that Almunia
is not even remotely English.
FOREIGN VIEW: Diego Maradona's
visit to Russia for a friendly
got off on the wrong foot when the Argentina coach cancelled a news
A large international media turnout was turned away from a hotel in the
centre of Moscow
after being told Maradona had no interest in meeting them.
"No, absolutely not," said Argentina media officer Andres Ventura
when asked if Maradona would hold a news conference ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Russia at Moscow's Lokomotiv stadium.
blamed the Russian Football Association, which had announced the conference on
its website, for the mix-up.
"They didn't tell us,"
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However, the Russian FA blamed Argentina officials.
"We had the official confirmation from their delegation about Maradona's pre-match briefing," a Russian FA
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