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Football Weekly podcaster, TalkSport sidekick and purveyor of 'lazy', often 'biased' journalism. Would also trip if collecting an Oscar

The footballing equivalent of Chris Waddle’s hair — With exciting midweek Big Cup action to come in the wake of a crazy weekend itinerary that featured an 8-0 shellacking, no shortage of comedy own goals, managerial rants about overweight Moroccans and the injustice of referees, the Fiver could do with a night off from the football.

Football transfer rumours: Sami Khedira to Manchester United? — Carlo Ancelotti has been yammering ahead of his team's Champions League set-to with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night. In an interview published after Real Madrid's 5-0 shellacking of Levante at the Estadi Ciutat de València on Saturday afternoon, the Italian revealed that he tried to bring Steven Gerrard to AC Milan during his eight-year stint as manager of the Serie A club, but was unable to lure the Liverpool skipper from Merseyside.

Mundane statistics lift the lid on the curse of the manager’s award — Football gafferdom's equivalent of coming into possession of the Hope Diamond, blundering mob-handed into King Tutankhamun's tomb or pimping one's ride with spare parts from remnants of the "Little Bastard" Porsche 550 Spyder in which James Dean drove fast and died young, winning the Premier League manager of the month has long been viewed as a portent of imminent doom.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend — Eleven of the 27 goals that Tottenham conceded against top four sides last season were scored by Manchester City, so it would be understandable if they are not looking forward to a visit from the champions on Saturday, especially as Liverpool have already left White Hart Lane with a 3-0 victory this season.

Balance sheet bantz; and Adriano

Football transfer rumours: Mesut Özil to Bayern Munich? — Has Mesut Özil played his last game for Arsenal? The Rumour Mill wouldn't presume to know, but talk elsewhere suggests the German international is fed up with being played out of position by his manager Arsène Wenger and wants to move elsewhere in January.

Football clockwatch: Premier League updates and latest news - live! — Minute-by-minute report: All the goals and all the key games: follow a busy day, with Barry Glendenning

Iceland’s invincibles set for showdown as top two collide in final game — Photographs of the pleasantly colourful contrast of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupting alongside the lights of the aurora borealis provided perhaps the most eye-catching clash in Iceland this week, but it is not the most eagerly anticipated.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend — "I think we will try new things on Sunday to get a better result than last year." Careful, Per, or you'll start getting a few hopes up. Arsenal's German centre-back may simply have been talking for the sake of it in the mixed zone on Wednesday night, full of the joyous flushes of a healthy win over Galatasaray, but there will certainly be intense scrutiny on Arsenal's approach at Stamford Bridge.

Champions League review: PSG bruise Barcelona and Ludogorets lack luck — Paris-Saint Germain's preparations for their match against Barcelona were hardly helped by reports of infighting in the dressing room and rumours that Laurent Blanc could soon be on his way out after an underwhelming start to the season - yes, they remain unbeaten but the money spent on this squad means that those whose opinions matter most do not like seeing PSG five points off the pace in Ligue 1, nor will they have appreciated them being held to a draw by Ajax in their Champions League opener.
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Oct 20, 2014

After getting a question wrong about hobbits, @jonawils and chums lose on the very confusing Only Connect

Oct 20, 2014

He is on a quiz team called 'nightwatchmen' and they're all wearing glasses and making 'jokes' about font.

Oct 20, 2014

STOP EVERYTHING! @jonawils outnerding himself on a BBC2 quiz show right now.

Oct 20, 2014

Kicking a blind man's stick - carra and the nevillator analysing sunderland's tonking at southampton.

Oct 20, 2014

A sort of alcoholic moment of clarity on Football Weekly when i realised Sunderland are way more shit than i thought

Oct 20, 2014

I see him as Outspan Foster, packing frozen turkeys ... "@jimw1: @bglendenning love it. So Roy which one did you play in the stage musical?"

Oct 20, 2014

Would be a giggle if you ignore Roy and only ask Roddy Qs about The Commitments "@jimw1: Anyone got any unexpected questions I should ask?"

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