May 10th, 2009

Breaking news 5 AM GMT

Footballer King 'held on assault'

England footballer Ledley King has been arrested outside a nightclub in central London on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, the BBC understands.

The Tottenham Hotspur captain had played in the club's Premier League game against Everton on Saturday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH following an allegation of assault by a man in his 20s."

He said the man was arrested in Soho Street at about 0230 BST.

The spokesman said: "The 28-year-old man remains in custody. Charing Cross CID are investigating.

"The man was arrested after a routine patrol was flagged down."

Mr King has 19 international caps and was in the England squad for the 2004 European Championship. He has appeared more than 250 times for Tottenham and played the whole 90 minutes of the team's 0-0 draw with Everton on Saturday.



Carlos Tevez is too sexy for his Man United shirt

Source: Sky Sports but it's apparently from News of the World hahaha

"I don't think I will be a Manchester United player next season. I have done everything I possibly can but they have never made me an offer or given me a contract so I have to leave.

"I think I will be at another club next season.

"I have not been treated as a member of the family. I do not feel wanted. I feel bad over my situation, I do, but it's very, very difficult to stay any longer.

"The fans treat me like family but United have not signed me so they do not respect me as a footballer."

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Hmmmm so, I think it's obvious that Carlitos is loved by the fans and most want him to stay, but is £32 million worth it for a striker who has only scored 4 league goals this season?

This boy is too talented to be wasting his time on the bench, but at the same time, he's competing for a spot against players like Rooney who IMO, do a more effective job in his position.

How do we feel about him switching to another English team? Obviously a player of his quality will only see a straight path to one of the top 4 clubs, but then there is the problem of betrayal, and the press has talked about Rafa's interest in him over the past few months.

*oh and before the press gets their knickers in a twist*

His ear-cupping celebration today may seem like a gesture towards Sir Alex, which makes sense with the timing of this article, but it's not the first time he has celebrated a goal like this.

Goal against Fulham in the FA Cup:

And hes been doing this ever since he was at West Ham (video here @ 4:05), so sit the fuck down!!!

football - i'm not your babe fernando

David Taylor does not approve.


UEFA general secretary David Taylor has hit out at Didier Drogba's midweek outburst and admitted Chelsea will not learn his fate for weeks.

European football's governing body are collecting evidence before deciding whether to charge Drogba - and possibly his team-mate Michael Ballack and the Blues themselves - for the ugly scenes that marred Wednesday's Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona.

"It was not pleasant to see, not the sort of example one wants," said Taylor, whose employers, like the Football Association, have striven to improve conduct towards officials.

"UEFA has a respect campaign and this just flies in the face of these worthy endeavours."

Drogba harangued Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the final whistle for failing to award a penalty to Chelsea despite several strong appeals, and then swore audibly at a television camera before leaving the pitch.

Ballack also drew criticism for chasing and shouting at Ovrebo in the dying moments of the game, while the Blues could face action for failing to control their players.

Taylor admits UEFA "expect to take action" of some kind, although he was "pleased" with the apology issued by Drogba, through the club's website, for his behaviour.

He would not, however, be drawn on the possible outcome of UEFA's ongoing investigation.

"The proceedings are instigated by UEFA but the decision is made by the control and disciplinary body, which is quasi-independent," he told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme.

"They look at all the evidence, including video evidence, the objective and subjective factors, the mitigating circumstances - if any - before they come to some judgment.

"You can speculate, will somebody get this sentence or that sentence? It's pure speculation."

Taylor added: "At the moment I'm not going to confirm whether it's Drogba, Ballack, Chelsea, all three or others - these are the things we're looking at this weekend.

"It could be a number of weeks yet before such a decision will be made."


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"Michael Ballack, a protagonist in the ugly scenes that marred Chelsea’s Champions League exit, has been rewarded with an extended contract while the club await UEFA sanctions over the affair, The Times can reveal."


Anyway, today was the last day that my Blues wore their fierce kits before they transition into the-12th-man-horror-ninja-turtle-confused-designer jerseys.

In honor of said "The 12th Man" campaign, the following is a commercial where Ballack is forced to wear the kit ride a bike:

Chelsea also played the team from 7 miles away today.
(That was the only Spanish I understood besides the descriptions of their jerseys).

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Two ontd_football members are about to cross paths

Me and phwoffy04 will be in the same stadium as eachother and may even be on the tele - skysports1 if you're interested.

Gillingham vs Rochdale.

An exciting time for ontd_football - 2 members will be on the tele (;

no idea where she's sitting though haha.

ps. writing this on my iPhone so sorry for spelling mistakes if there are any.

Que Sera, Sera

What ever will be will be


Que Sera, Sera
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Dirk Kuyt believes the strength in depth of the current Liverpool squad has been a key part of this season's title challenge.
Despite the absence of the hugely influential Xabi Alonso through injury, the Reds managed to comfortably claim all three points against West Ham thanks to two goals from inspirational skipper Steven Gerrard and substitute Ryan Babel.

Saturday's game at Upton Park was only the 12th time this season that Gerrard and Fernando Torres have started together in the top flight but the unsung heroes in the squad have ensured Rafael Benitez's side have continued to stay in the race.

"It's really important the spirit and strength of the squad because we know we have a lot of quality in this team," Kuyt told

"Xabi has been one of our key players this season but he couldn't play and you saw Lucas coming in and he played a good game.

"I thought it was a great performance and it's always more easy when you score an early goal.

"It was another great performance from Stevie and we can be very happy with the result.

"We know our target, which is just to win our games and then let's see what happens."

Kuyt won the journalists' man of the match after a typical energetic display plus an assist, and he was unfortunate not to score himself at Upton Park.

"I was a bit unlucky," he added. "It was a great pass from Stevie and I tried to chip it over the keeper. For me it was more important the team won 3-0 and my goals can come in another game."

The striker also had words of encouragement for his Dutch colleague Babel after he came off the bench to get on the scoresheet.

"It was really nice for Ryan to come off the bench and score a goal," he said. "He has had to be patient but I was very happy for him.

darcy doesn;t sparkle


So being the fashion lover that I am, I was doing my daily fashion blog trawl and I saw a post mentioning that Start boutique in London were holding a charity auction for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital with Disneyland to help raise money for the sick kids currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

Start boutique had invited many different people in the fashion industry and other celebrities to customise a set of Mickey Ears for auction and guess who designed a pair?

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