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

The Joy of Six: celebrating big-boned footballers — "I don't mind what they call me as long as they don't call me late for my lunch," said William Foulke on more than one occasion. The massive goalkeeper is on record as being the fattest person ever to play professional football and his size made him a target of regular abuse from opposing fans.

Football transfer rumours: Antonio Rudiger to Arsenal? — The Rumour Mill generally only buys German tabloid Bild for its pictures, but couldn't help notice an article that ought to gladden the hearts of Arsenal supporters. Stuttgart defender and Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has announced he would like to play for the Gunners.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City: Champions League - live! — Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Touré may be on the brink of his best form as Manchester City prepare to take on CSKA Moscow in Tuesday evening's crucial Champions League encounter. City have only a point from their opening two Group E matches so have to defeat Leonid Slutsky's team or they will return home facing elimination from the competition.

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
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Oct 23, 2014

The first two paragraphs of this are superb, then it gets better. All written after a mescaline-fuelled road-trip

Oct 23, 2014

@johngosullivan @acjimbo I can't get excited because Shamrock ROvers aren't involved.

Oct 23, 2014

@maxrushden @ThePoke It does rather reinforce Trainer Luke's emphasis on the importance of breathing. REMEMBER TO BREATH EVERYONE!

Oct 23, 2014

@kenearlys @fakebriancullen @acjimbo @sidlowe I was coincidentally laughing at something completely unrelated I remembered from ages ago

Oct 23, 2014

RT @SteH90: Today's Guardian Football Weekly Extra was childish, rude & puerile. That's why I loved it so much! @acjimbo @JamesHorncastle @…

Oct 23, 2014

@fakebriancullen @kenearlys @acjimbo @sidlowe Pardon me, I did not administer 'stick', or 'banter' as it's known these days. I was a conduit

Oct 22, 2014

@jbond7799 Oh dear, well then I'd suggest you should possibly sort your own head out first before worrying what goes on in mine.

Oct 22, 2014

@jbond7799 What difference does it make whether I think he dived? If I change my mind, Swansea aren't going to get two points back.

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