The Year 2000!

FLASHBACK: First Arsenal team of the Millennium

Petit scores Arsenal’s only goal of the match

Emmanuel Petit 

With 2010 staring silently from the horizon, The Spoiler has taken the opportunity to celebrate some of the fine football teams that lined up for matches right at the start of this new Millennium.

Today it’s the turn of [...]

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Nice Team!

Five Premier League players make the FIFA World XI

Messi – officially good at footer


In the least shocking turn of events since Eddie Izzard turned up in a dress and declared “I’m actually a man!”, to a rousing response of “yes, we can tell!”, Lionel Messi ran away with the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

It was never [...]

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Transfer Talk

More names on Mancini’s wish list – including a mad Italian!

Man City, here’s your new Bellamy…


It’s proving increasingly difficult to mention the new Man City boss without then picturing that most horrid of fashion inventions, the “mankini” – most famously sported in dazzling green by Borat. Hence, in time, The Spoiler may yet resort to inappropriately using first-name-terms [...]

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Freaky Doctors

Aquilani’s off to see that weird placenta doctor

Aquilani – probably not laughing now


As he let his imagination run riot in the build up to the season, Aquilani probably dreamt up a number of zany situations in the throbbing brain that lurks beneath his luxurious Italian haircut - like scoring a winning hat-trick against Man United perhaps? Or [...]

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Player of the year

And The Spoiler’s Player of the Year IS…

Ryan Giggs!

Ryan Giggs

Well, in the end there were no surprises really. Ryan Giggs – Sports Personality of the Year, PFA Player of the Year. Now The Spoiler’s Player of the Year.

It was close for a bit, with the first 1000 or so votes split evenly between [...]

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