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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Betting information

Make a load of money from Suarez’s Liverpool debut

Suarez – Debut


Liverpool’s big money signing may be a few weeks away from fitness, but their other January buy, Luis Suarez – who signed for a paltry £23 million – looks set to make his debut for the Reds tonight against Stoke.

Here’s what our lovely friends [...]

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Transfer News

Ryan Babel opens his mouth and football secrets fall out

Having already proved himself to be far too much of a blabbermouth to be trusted with a Twitter account, there could yet be a case made for Ryan Babel being gagged from doing interviews as well.

As noted by our pals at Pies, football’s most pro-active gossip was having a friendly chat with the Dutch [...]

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Transfer Talk

Liverpool’s 2011 transfer wish list, and Blackburn hilarity!

Those still curious about what life entails for The Spoiler when not writing very liberally around the subject of football, yesterday afternoon was spent hemorrhaging money on afternoon tea in the swishy London hotel Claridges – a rare treat, so rare that it had never happened before. How posh we all felt, eating little crustless sandwiches, [...]

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The Big Question

It’s official – biting is much worse than headbutting

Dracula – unwelcome in football circles


For years, the debates have raged about which would be more unpleasant – to be on the receiving end of a ferocious headbutt? Or a frenzied tooth attack?

Finally, the FA has put paid to this particular argument, by issuing Ajax man Luis [...]

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Nice Pair

Villa and Torres voted world’s best strike partnership

Chest bump goes wrong…

Torres and Villa 

The England team has been treated to some lovely partnerships up front in the last few years – you’ve got Beardsley and Lineker, Sheringham and Shearer, for a time there was Owen and Heskey. And now what? Rooney and “someone”. No [...]

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