As predictable as an Arsenal fan being a graphic designer, Arsenal scraped through in the FA Cup final and treated it as something that means something, rather than a blip in a trophyless future. Nevertheless, there were still tactical lessons to be learned from Arsenal's incompetence, where you can see it afflicts both ends of the pitch. Also, following on from the bigotry on display in the clubs of the Premier League, there is also an examination of it in the institutions of football itself. Lastly, there is a study of what Gunnersaurus giving himself over to medical science means for theRead More »from Tactics Bored: What makes up Arsenal’s DNA?
Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal gets the Photoshop treatment this week from our resident expert, @BeardedGenius.
The Dutchman is set to bring a distinctly Oranje flavour to Old Trafford next season, but will things run like clockwork under his guidance?Read More »from Football Photoshop: Van Gaal’s Manchester Oranje
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Mon, May 19, 2014 12:30 BST
There are lots of married men in the world who wish they could have missed their own stag dos.
Sure, there are a few rave-loving animals who loved the spiked drinks, gruesome strippers, being chained to lamp posts and having endless paintball pellets fired at their crotches; but let's face it, for every one of those guys there are half a dozen party poopers who didn't think it was all that much fun.
The difficulty, of course, is trying to find the right calibre of excuse to miss the carnage - an excuse that plausibly gets the groom out of the line of fire without earning him a lifelongRead More »from England star comes up with best ever excuse for not getting chained to a lamp post
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Mon, May 19, 2014 12:30 BST
Yohei Toyoda's embarassing miss by omnisport-gr
Thanks to this remarkable piece of profligacy in front of goal, Yohei Toyoda will forever be a name linked with incredible misses.
He somehow contrived to fail to score with the goal at his mercy in the J-League match between Sagan Tosu and Omiya Ardija.
The 29-year-old was left utterly stunned and embarrassed as he managed to squander the most glorious of opportunities to score.
It seemed considerably easier to score than to take the hilarious air swing that he came up with, but at least the fans were given some unexpected entertainment.Read More »from Just, how? Japanese star’s unbelievable open-goal miss
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Mon, May 19, 2014 11:29 BST
Life is a riot around the Emirates Stadium at the moment. Not only have the club finally broken their nine-year trophy drought and enjoyed an open-top bus parade around London, but they have another thing to be happy about.
Yes, it's the bizarre and very wacky commemorative shirt. But it's not to mark the trophy drought being over, oh no.
This shirt has been produced to recognise the 20-year partnership between kit manufacturers Nike and the Premier League club.
Using the current 2013/14 home kit as its vanilla base, it incorporates a 'unique design' that is inspired by 20 of the most iconicRead More »from What in the world is this? Arsenal’s new crazy commemorative shirt
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Mon, May 19, 2014 09:20 BST
A first division Bolivian professional football club has signed President Evo Morales to play midfield at a salary of $213 per month (£126.71) and expects the leftist leader to make his debut in August.
The 54-year-old footie fanatic will wear number 10 for the Sport Boys team, which is based in the Southeastern province of Santa Cruz and rose to become a division one team last year.
The first division club said the president would play for about 20 minutes per match, but not in each game.
"He loves football and he plays well," Sport Boys president Mario Cronenbold told Reuters.
"He'll wearRead More »from Bolivian club sign nation’s 54-year-old President, expect him to play in midfield
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Sun, May 18, 2014 19:30 BST
Paul-Georges Ntep scoring on his hands & knees by vranovcir
You know that type of goal you’ve always wanted to score during a game down at the local astroturf?
The one that sees you go through on an open goal and, rather than simply tap it in, you drop to all-fours and nudge it over the line with your head?
Well, the ultimate act of footballing mockery actually occurred at the top level on Saturday in France.
Reims and Rennes had little to play for on the final day of the Ligue 1 season, having each secured a comfortable mid-table finish.
However, it was the visitors who were most determinedRead More »from Star in France scores ‘ultimate insult’ goal on final day of season
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Sat, May 17, 2014 22:12 BST
Arsene Wenger apparently learned a lot on Saturday: he went from being the world's worst manager, to its greatest ever, in the space of two hours.
It's fair to say that Arsenal's FA Cup final did not well. And since the concept of "fairness" is rather alien to most Twitter users, they decided that, after nine minutes of the match against Hull at Wembley, they had seen enough.
When does a club lose its "big club" status? I think it's time we stopped talking about Arsenal as a big club now. They're a joke.
— Stamford Memes (@StamfordMemes) May 17, 2014
Read More »from Overreaction Theatre: From zero to hero in 111 heart-stopping minutes
Wtf, just check turn on my tv and see
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Sat, May 17, 2014 16:30 BST
A world's first: Kevin Richardson playing football with wild lions
Meet Kevin Richardson.
He's spent almost his entire life working with wild lions on the plains of Africa. And if this video is anything to go by, he's slightly crackers.
It's an incredible short film, put together with the backing of a firm of tailors who supply the official suits to the Dutch national team. It shows Kevin - decked out in the full, official Dutch team's match day pre-game suit -running around with lions, jumping on their backs, putting his head in their mouths and so on.
Then, he starts a kickabout with them.Read More »from Borderline lunatic goes head-to-head playing football against pride of lions
- Eurosport | Early Doors – Fri, May 16, 2014 17:51 BST
France coach Didier Deschamps sued the girlfriend of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri on Friday for insulting him on Twitter.
Deschamps' lawyer told Reuters that his client had filed a legal complaint for "public insult" against Anara Atanes for messages she posted after Nasri was left out the French provisional World Cup squad.
Deschamps cited as reasons for not choosing Nasri that he was not performing well enough and that his behaviour could weaken team spirit during six weeks together at the tournament in Brazil.
"As he says himself, when he is not one of the starters he is notRead More »from France coach Deschamps sues Nasri’s girlfriend over insult