September 8th, 2006

shock news: footy agents are shady

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An undercover sting operation by the BBC is making very serious allegations about corruption in the Premiership. At least one agent and three teams were targeted and it’s not looking good. The agent is reported to be leaving the country following the probe.

The skinny: the clubs are alleged to have broken industry rules by “tapping up” players – approaching them without permission from the club they’re contracted to. There are allegations of backhanders to officials.  The world of footy agents is in a spin over who’s likely to be implicated.

The game hasn’t had a saga-drama like this since George Graham, the Arsenal boss was fired in 1995 for accepting

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September 7th, 2006

WAG Watch: Fashion Hurts

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What kind of uglyitis fashion abomination is occuring in this photograph?

It’s like a cross between Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, goth tragedy and cabaret. It’s like the worst thing we’ve ever seen.

Initially we were bemused by Colleen baby-WAG McLoughlin’s foray into fashion with ASDA. Now, we’re just plain terrified. And we want it to stop. Now.

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September 7th, 2006

Peter Crouch: The Legs Have It

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He’s a lean, lanky beanpole of a fellow, and his on/off girlfriend gives us hives, but Peter Crouch is emerging as a great talent on the England squad.

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September 6th, 2006

pardon?

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: if you’re dumb, you better be cute.

Or in this instance, if have trouble with your native language, don’t try to tackle one of those nasty foreign ones.

Case in point, hottest of the hotties: David Beckham.

When asked by a group of Spanish journalists (in Spanish) whether he and Victoria were expecting another child, he said, “yes”. Cue worldwide media pandemonium.

The Sun, UK breaks it down in English:

A journalist asked him: “Congratulations. Is it true that you’re going to be a father?“

Beckham smiled broadly and replied “Yes.“

The journalist asked: “Are you happy?“

Becks: “Yes”.

Journalist: “How are you?“

Becks: “Very well.“

And Victoria? “Good, thanks.“

But when asked “Would you prefer a boy or a girl?“, the star just smiled.

His spokeswoman admitted: “He misunderstood a question in Spanish.“

The spokeswoman explained that David thought the press were asking how Victoria and the babies were.  But if that’s true, wouldn’t his answers have been, “good thanks”, not “yes”?

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September 5th, 2006

the shame of the poor

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Oh lordy, it sucks to be bankrupt.

Especially when your sister is Victoria Beckham.

VB’s sister, Louise, is in a wee bit of trouble with creditors after the mobile phone business she shares with her hubby, Hayden went bust. The company has gone into receivership.

Here’s the fun part: Apparently Hayden tried to name-drop Victoria as a way out of the

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