Chelsea are in the lead for FA Cup, well, after a fashion..

Football Banter 07:18 30/05/09

First blood to Chelsea ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup Final with Everton.The Blues chalked up a 4-1 victory over the Merseysiders in a survey in whi... Read more+

Bolton hunt email mischief maker

Football Banter 07:18 30/05/09

Bolton are carrying out an investigation into one of their local papers - to find out if someone has been making up e-mails against the club. Supre... Read more+

Sir Alex Ferguson text gives Owen Coyle red whine

Football Banter 07:18 30/05/09

Burnley boss Owen Coyle has been bombarded with texts after his club's promotion triumph. He got touching messages from Reading supremo Nicky Hammon... Read more+

Scots snub FA Cup final for an afternoon of local TV

Despite the presence of Glaswegian David Moyes on the Everton bench, Scottish TV has snubbed the chance to show today's Wembley final, claiming they... Read more+

Paul Le Guen's Paris St Germain exit turns nasty

Former Rangers manager Paul Le Guen is heading for the exit at Paris St Germain - but he's going out with all guns blazing. Le Guen has guided PSG t... Read more+

Wembley pitch set to be dug up again

Wembley's pitch looked good and held up well over play-off finals weekend - but it won't be lasting long. Insiders at the new ground reveal that th... Read more+

Free pies for Burnley fans

Holland's Pies, the sponsors of Burnley FC, are making sure that when the Clarets' faithful leave Turf Moor at the crack of dawn on Monday they are ... Read more+

Silly international dates get sillier

Premier League bosses will be fuming to find out that the silliest international date of next season's calendar is filling up with games. If it's n... Read more+

Burnley Wembley invite for Rhys Williams

Big-hearted Burnley are giving Rhys Williams a special invite for their day at Wembley on Monday - if Middlesbrough will let him go. Williams helped... Read more+

De Laet delight with Manchester United call up

After Fergie announced his squad of kids to take on Hull, Predator went ferreting for information about the unknowns who could have a say in the rel... Read more+

Alan Shearer grudge match for Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill admits he still bears a grudge against Alan Shearer from 11 years ago. Aston Villa manager O'Neill and Newcastle boss Shearer will fa... Read more+

Graham Taylor still a turnip fan

Graham Taylor could be forgiven for wanting to forget all memories of his reign as England boss. Taylor quit in 1993 after England failed to reach t... Read more+

Steve Coppell won't need directions to the golf course

Steve Coppell will have plenty of time for golf after quitting Reading following their failure to gain promotion back to the Premier League. But it ... Read more+

One Hull of a bad finish for Dean Windass

Dean Windass's Hull career is ending in ignominy after he was banned from the club for being late for training. Windass, whose winner put the Tigers... Read more+

Steve Bruce piles on statistical punishment

Wigan's stars have been given a gruelling physical punishment for their recent poor form. The Latics are safe from relegation but have lost their la... Read more+

Crocked Michael Kightly gets bay off

Michael Kightly has missed Wolves' run-in with a broken foot. But there is one consolation for Wanderers' highly-rated winger, whose left-foot is in... Read more+

Big Ron Atkinson makes brief return

Big Ron spent yesterday doing interviews for BBC radio WM in the Midlands in his role as a media pundit. But former Manchester United, West Brom and... Read more+

Keith Wyness looking for football return

Keith Wyness is planning to make a comeback in football - as part of a takeover group at a top English club. The former Everton chief executive, who... Read more+

Birmingham sent for early bath

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish dusted off his clubs for City's annual golf day this week at the Forest of Arden. McLeish picked up a club for the firs... Read more+

Owen Coyle becomes unlikely WWE star

Burnley boss Owen Coyle's fame is spreading...all the way to Wrestlemania 25. The young manager's fan club has obviously gone to America as a banne... Read more+

Trying time at Tigers for Hull strugglers

Hull boss Phil Brown got his players in the mood for their relegation six-pointer at Middlesbrough . . by making them watch the city's rugby league ... Read more+

Ashley Young's brothers are just as cocky

Despite Ashley Young's claims of being down to earth, Aston Villa's England hopeful is anything but. And being cocksure seems to be in the Young fa... Read more+

West Brom are bottom but life will be sweet for Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray's West Brom side may be bottom of the Premier League but the Baggies manager will definitely be smiling tomorrow. Chocoholic Mowbray, ... Read more+

Portsmouth's extra help... from Mr X

Portsmouth are in debt to a mystery benefactor - who has lent the club £14million - with big questions being raised over the identity of Mister X. ... Read more+

Sam Allardyce puts his foot in in with Roque Santa Cruz

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has opened the dressing room door on a few secrets in a 'meet the fans' night - but he may have put his foot in... Read more+

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