Despite lots of exciting on-field matters, there’s still been time for some rather strange and bizarre goings on away from the pitch to catch my attention.
Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who joined Manchester City last summer, has had a somewhat inconsistent season on the pitch. But off it, the 20-year-old has been providing headlines on a remarkably regular basis, the latest of which involved confronting a school bully.
With more tabloid stories than he’s scored goals, you may well have missed some [...]
Neutrals and fans partial to the taste of fingernails will be thankful the bottom end of the table remains far from decided.
This week saw El Clasico marathon come to an end. The twist of fate that pitted the Spanish rivals against one another in a run of four fixtures in just two-and-a-half-weeks had football fans purring at the prospect of what was to come.
So, is it okay to swear at a Frenchman but not at a Sky Sports cameraman?
It’s new football kit season, that time of year when club’s look to the future by designing a shirt that will either entice fans to part with their cash or open the club up to ridicule.
Once upon a time (pre goal celebration music and post jumpers for goalposts) a new kit would be released every [...]
Smash it down the middle, place it in the bottom corner, a delicate chip; there are many ways to take a penalty – but we’ve never seen one quite like this…
In the build-up to tonight’s Champions League second-leg against Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson has been lavishing praise on Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia.
The South American’s second season at Old Trafford came to an abrupt halt in September when he broke his leg against Rangers. Six months later, the former Wigan player has returned, and his form [...]
Player ratings are hugely popular. Whenever we run them on independent.co.uk, they tend to rocket up the ‘Most Viewed’ with more venom than a Wayne Rooney goal celebration.
The big story from the San Siro last night was Inter Milan’s 5-2 capitulation against the un-fancied German outfit Schalke 04.
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