The Spoiler Awards – Kn*bhead of the Season



The final Spoiler Award is one that is very close to our heart and perhaps the most difficult one to win.

With football full to the brim with people who can, for many different reasons, be branded with the red-hot iron of kn*bheadery, this award has provoked the most heated debate at Spoiler HQ.

There are simply too many candidates to cover over the next 300 or so words, but we hope to mention as many worthy candidates as possible. For anyone we forget – our most sincere apologies…

Going right back to the start, Martin O’Neill made a bold move by quitting Aston Villa with about 20 minutes to spare until the start of the new season. It might have been because of the James Milner sale, it might have been because he wasn’t going to get the money from the sale, either way, it was an act of supreme kn*bheadery to leave it so late to quit.

Wayne Rooney did some good work with the prozzie thing and the transfer request thing, but all that has sort-of been forgotten in light of his improved form and the antics of a senior United player who’s been SHAGGING HIS BROTHER’S WIFE!

Carlos Tevez has been annoying everyone at Spoiler Towers with his constant will he/won’t he? transfer nonsense. Just STFU, Carlos.

Ian Holloway has got on our wick a bit this season by acting like a kn*bhead and then whinging when people treat him like a kn*bhead – you can’t have it both ways.

In the boardroom Hicks and Gillett did a sterling job of nearly destroying one of the greatest clubs in world football, while Karren Brady, David Gold and David Sullivan deserve a mention – not just for hiring and not firing Avram Grant – but also because they’re just really, really annoying.

Oh, yea… Jose Mourinho hasn’t exactly covered himself in sticky glory this season but, with former sporting director Jorge Valdano now out of the Real Madrid picture, he’s more powerful than a Murdoch-Hitler-Jesus-Blatter-hybrid.

Speaking of Blatter…


He started so well. He promised to have a look at goal-line technology in the wake of Lampard’s ‘goal’ against Germany, but all that was forgotten because of massive corruption and giving the 2022 World Cup TO QATAR!

Even when confronted with all the rubbish that appears to have become the norm at FIFA, he still did nothing.

Well, he didn’t do nothing – he gave a contemptuous press conference, got voted in for another four years as president (in a battle against no-one) and then appointed the three most random people ever to help him sort everything out.

Sepp, you truly are a massive, massive knobhead.

We’re wrong aren’t we? Who should have won this lovely award? Let us know with a comment below…

5 responses so far
  • Jimmy // June 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Probably not a winner but deserves mention, Gennaro Ivan Gattuso.

  • phil // June 8, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    how about ‘the spoiler’ editors?
    been a tragic year. so many piss-poor articles

  • fourstar // June 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I’m confused as to why Arsene Wenger is in the first photograph, but subsequently not even mentioned in the article.

    Was that humour? I think we should be told :)

  • Nick // June 9, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I’m gonna agee with Sepp Blatter and Martin O’Neill. Blatter: goes without saying. O’Neill: what a stupid, selfish move to quit so soon before the season.

    Honourable mentions to Bin Hammam and Jack Warner.

  • Shanbogh // June 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Had an ironic chuckle watching the video when Blatter turned on someone who laughed and pulled them up for a lack of elegance and respect. He must have forgotten about his own lack of elegance and respect towards the FAI when dealing with the Henry handball:


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