FOOTBALL FRIENDS

So just who are Ashley Cole’s friends at Manchester City?

Ashley Cole in the company of several potential BFFs...

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It’s not an opinion held widely at Spoiler HQ, but Whiteboard actually quite likes Ashley Cole.

An irrepressible urge to back the underdog stirs a degree of sympathy for a man who has become a national hate figure merely for being driven to distraction by an Arsenal contract offer, cheating on the third best looking [...]

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GARETH BARRY FAN CLUB

Anyone know who subtle Paul Scholes was talking about?

Reserved former star wades into debate about England failure

Paul Scholes

The Spoiler has previously challenged the widely-held view that Paul Scholes’ career-long shyness in the media was an indication that he was the ultimate professional, instead arguing that it could be because he has a tendency to talk [...]

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DEAL OR NO DEAL

Is Liverpool target Stewart Downing a £20 million player?

The reasons why Aston Villa feel entitled to demand a big sum

Stewart Downing

Both the BBC and Sky Sports agree that Liverpool had a £15 million bid for Stewart Downing rejected because Aston Villa are hoping to recoup £20 million for the winger. It sounds extortionate, but Villa [...]

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excellent interview

Joey Barton doesn’t rate Lampard or Gerrard and totally hates Gareth Barry

Return of the Barton…

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Football and everything that goes with it has been pretty good during the past few weeks. Wayne Rooney continues to cause trouble, The Champions League is hotting up (despite three of the four semi-finalists already being confirmed), the Premier League is nearing conclusion and – [...]

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Transfer Talk

Ancelotti puts the kibosh on Ashley Cole deal…

Ancelotti – won’t let go

Ancelotti and Cole 

Of course, the biggest news doing the rounds is that the Man United midfielder, Anderson, pulled off a stunt of David Blaine proportions by walking away unscathed from a burning car.

For his next trick, he will presumably spend an [...]

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World Cup Fever

Right, here it is – The Spoiler’s England World Cup 23!

Mr Cool Guy

Fabio Capello

A hunch suggests that Capello will spend the weekend’s match figuring out his World Cup starting XI, with last night’s outing acting predominantly as a squad audition for more than a few of the players involved.

Walcott pretty much played himself out of any [...]

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