Cristiano Misses A Sitter…

He may have scored 152 goals in 152 appearances for Real Madrid, but that doesnt mean that Cristiano Ronaldo is immune from missing absolute sitters… A shocking miss from the C-Ron in monday night’s match away at Rayo Vallecano, although he did get on the scoresheet minutes before from the spot and Madrid picked up the three points. I’d still count this miss vs Sheffield United as worse though… Show » Tweet Continue Reading →

I Believe… Do you?

Every time England go in to a major tournament I am always the same. It doesn’t how badly they play during the qualifications, I always look at the squad and say we’ve got a real chance here. And this tournament is no different… Yes the England team only drew with the French on Monday but they were brilliantly tough to beat. 2 banks of 4 protected Joe Hart’s goal for the 90 and it was only a superbly accurate Samir Nasri goal that beat the City keeper. Apart from that they ... Continue Reading →

Flashback: England 2:1 France | Euro 2004

We are only a few hours from England’s opening game against the French, and hopefully it goes better than the last time these two met in a major tournament… The opening match of Euro 2004 saw the English take the game to the French, with the 18 year old Wayne Rooney announcing himself to the world of football. Frank Lampard opened the scoring for the English, heading home a David Beckham free-kick and then in the second half we saw the 18-year-old Rooney win a penalty, which was well ... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Interested In Scottish Football Again…

To those of us south of the border, there is nothing more boring than seeing the Old Firm clubs battle it out for yet another season. It’s one of the reasons why we discount Scottish football. Well, that and the ‘unique’ split system that occurs 33 games in to the season (a word of advice, scrap that nonsense). Every now and then I get interested in Scottish football. Last time around it was when Walter Smith’s Rangers were aiming for a truly ridiculous quadruple, and in no thanks to ... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Premier League Goal-Scorers Of All Time

Becks may be the most recognizable footballer in the world, but he never achieved recognition as a top Premier League goal-scorer.  These gentlemen not only made it into that elite club, they went straight to the top of the list and were great attractions for the sports betting world, drawing pros and slots players alike to punt on their games. Les Ferdinand: 149 Goals Scored Les Ferdinand, MBE, scored goals wherever he went, banging out goals with the Queens Park Rangers before moving to Newcastle ... Continue Reading →

Carl Jenkinson Shows Off His Snazzy Bedroom

Arsenal’s 20-year-old full-back Carl Jenkinson is one of a dying breed… he’s actually a fan of the team he plays for and he’s not afraid to show it. Jenkinson was happy to show off his bedroom from the family home, which has been left untouched since his childhood and has Arsenal adorning every available space. In a day and age where football is full of mercenaries, a problem his club in particular has faced, it’s nice to see a fan get the chance to play for his first ... Continue Reading →

Time To Go Home Diego Sosa…

There are moments in football where you can see clear as day that player just wants to go home – one of those ‘ground swallow me up now’ moments. San Martin’s Diego Sosa had one of those moments on Saturday… We do love a good own goal here at In The Stands but this has to one of the most bizarre own goals you are likely to see. It appears the 31-year old defender is looking to sweep the ball out of play but just smashes the ball past his own ‘keeper, who had just ... Continue Reading →

“Dont Know How You F*cking Won That”

Neil Warnock is a proper Yorkshireman with whom a spade will always be a spade. During the handshakes after his sides 1-0 loss to Southampton, the new Leeds manager didn’t hide his feelings from his opposite number… And he was right. All the stats back him up with Leeds having 56% possession and having 22 shots, with 12 on target, compared to Southampton’s 7  with 4. What the stats don’t show is the insane goalkeeping performance from Saints ‘keeper Kelvin Davis, as ... Continue Reading →

Ban Him For A While…

I’ve had a soft spot for Peruvian Paulo Guerrero ever since he was instrumental for my HSV team on Football Manager 2007, that did the League-Cup-CL treble in back to back seasons. That soft spot vanished after seeing this… With his side 3-0 down at home to fellow mid-table side VFB Stuttgart, the Peruvian tried to show a bit of passion by chasing down the ball from the front. With the ball about to go out for a throw in, following a ricochet off of him, Guerrero lunges in studs up ... Continue Reading →

Links That We Like…

Have the French already got the best anthem for this summers Euro’s?… A Football Report The many names of Joleon Lescott… Twisted Blood Trevor Francis’ son denies burgling Lee Hendrie’s house… Fitbathatba Fifa to investigate Bahrain’s 10-0 win over Indonesia… Caught Offside Sueng-Ho Paik – The South Korean Messi… Spanish Football Sports Theo Walcott: Frustration and inconsistency defined… Never Captain Nicky Butt Why Argentina and ... Continue Reading →

My Problem With Harry Redknapp…

With odds like 1/3 for Redknapp to become the next permanent England manager, it’s a certainty for ‘Arry to take over the reigns. But, there are a couple of big reasons that make me think he’s not the right man for the job… (via @tom__cullen) Harry had been mentioned as one of the favourites to take over from Fabio Capello after the Euro’s along with the likes of Roy Hodgson and Stuart Pearce. But now that the Italian has quit the post, despite leading England to ... Continue Reading →

10 Strange Premier League Transfers

Since the Premier League formed in 1992, there have been thousands of players coming in and out of the various clubs over the past 20 years. Some transfers work out spectacularly and some flop but most are made with the best of intentions. However, sometimes, certain transfers make you stand up and take notice. They make you wonder what the human thought process was behind making a multi-million decision on a bizarre player that just doesn’t feel “right” for the club. Also, the reality ... Continue Reading →