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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transfer stuff

Neymar to Russia, half a dozen defenders to Arsenal and more…

Something’s missing…


When The Spoiler was a little whippersnapper we had a weird habit of studying the calendars of Premier League teams in the January sale and working out which players would be sold.

If a player was pictured in the January to May section they were getting flogged, [...]

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National Treasure

James Milner raises a finger to the nasty weather

Milner, and some wuss wearing gloves

James Milner

Amongst the various winners making up Man City’s team last night, one man stood head and shoulders above the rest. No gloves, no Ashley Young neck-warming contraptions, no John Barnes 1980s leggings.

Just James Milner, and a short sleeved shirt - screw [...]

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Good Boys

10 Footballers who wouldn’t visit prostitutes

Kinky picture used to depict story


If you’d asked The Spoiler a month or so ago to name one footballer who definitely wouldn’t reach into his pocket to score some cheap sex with a proz, the name Peter Crouch would have been at the top of the list.

Now [...]

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Man City XI

Is this Roberto Mancini’s dream Man City XI?

Hmmm, not bad, not bad…

Man City

In one of the more long-winded transfer sagas of recent memory, James Milner has finally made his way to Man City for a preposterous amount of money for a young chap described by some as “a poor man’s Owen Hargreaves”.

Might Mancini’s [...]

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Transfer Talk

Crouchie back to Liverpool, United to hijack Milner…

Um, something about “taking the plunge”?

Peter Crouch 

Of course, the big news today is that Paul Robinson and Wes Brown have opted to watch England matches just like the rest of us, wisely choosing a big TV/comfy sofa combo over an uncomfortable pitch side seat in an overcrowded [...]

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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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