Wednesday, 8 December 2010


In response to Pardew set to be announced as Newcastle manager, BBC Sport pulled out an interview with the Southampton Chairman about why he fired Pardew (in another bizarre sacking decision)

Interviewer: Why did you sack Alan Pardew?

Chairman:'m not gonna go into details now and give you of there were plenty of reasons...a few reasons why ultimately he ended up into the sack and ummmmm some of the reasons I probably already explained to you earlier ya know

I wonders if he knows that 'getting the sack' is simply a phrase and 'ended up in the sack' just sounds like some weird punishment

The most ridiculous, non-response in football ever...the bloke could be a Politician!


So having crazily sacked Hughton, Newcastle are set to name Alan Pardew as his replacement. I quite like Pardew who was doing a good job at Southampton but I still cant understand why you would get rid of Hughton who was doing a great job. Ashley said he wanted someone with 'more managerial experience'. So the bloke has decided to bring in a bloke whose Premiership experience involves:
- 2006...took West Ham on their worst run of defeats in 70 year and was sacked soon after
- 2006-2007...failed to keep Charlton up and contributed to their relegation to League 1


Pardew- Promotion through Play-offs
Hughton- Promotion as Champions, 11 points ahead of 2nd

Pardew- Spent most his career in the relegation zone
Hughton- Mid table having beaten Liverpool, Sunderland etc

Feel sorry for Toon fans but would make my year to see that fat f*cker Ashley's face if they go down


Its that special time of the year...the 1st week of Decemeber awards!
Award for most over-achieving manager in the Premier League goes to:

Chris Hughton
Having got Newcastle promoted with 102 points, he has got Kevin Nolan playing in the form of his life, developed Andy Caroll to the point that he got an England call-up the other day and got Newcastle into the top half of the Premiership

Award for worst decision by a Chairmam
Mike Ashley

Apparently beating Arsenal away, thrashing Villa 6-0, drawing with the Champions and beating your local rivals 5-1 is not good enough for Fat Ash so he decided to sack Hughton. Will this be the worst decision since Abramovich sacked Mourinho?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


433 will be starting up again in the New Year so check back then

In the meantime...get your sporting fix from some of the other top sports websites

Don't do anything stupid...

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Video of the Week

Chris Maguire scoring for Scotland u21 straight from kick-off



Some brilliant sledging from across the years...

Glenn McGrath v Eddo Brandes

McGrath was bowling to the Zimbabwe number 11 - who was unable to get his bat anywhere near the ball. McGrath, frustrated that Brandes was still at the crease, wandered up during one particular over and inquired: "Why are you so fat?"
Quick as a flash, Brandes replied: "Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit."Even the Aussie slip fielders were in hysterics

Viv Richards v Greg Thomas

This incident took place during a county championship match between Glamorgan and Somerset. Glamorgan paceman Thomas had beaten the bat a couple of times and informed Richards: "It's red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering."
The very next ball was given the King Viv treament and smashed out of the ground, into a river - at which point Richards piped up: "Greg, you know what it looks like. Now go and find it."

Merv Hughes v Robin Smith

Smith played and missed while facing Hughes in the 1989 Lord's Test between England and Australia. Hughes, never short of a word or two, told the Hampshire star: "You can't f***ing bat, mate." Smith then smashed the next ball to the boundary and replied: "Hey Merv, we make a fine pair.
"I can't f***ing bat and you can't f***ing bowl."

Merv Hughes v Javed Miandad

The big fella popped up again with another classic, this time in the 1991 Adelaide Test against Pakistan. Hughes was less than impressed when Javed called him a "fat bus conductor" as the pair squared up to one another.
A few balls later, Hughes got his man and as Javed walked past, could not resist shouting "Tickets, please!"

Video Collection

Nike Adverts

Here are a selection of my favourite Nike Adverts from over the years (I'll do Joga Bonito video another week)

I hadn't seen this one for a while. Packed full of legends and the most step-overs in a video ever

Another good one, with no other than Crystal Palace's Edgar Davids playing a lead role

I'm sure you've all seen this as it was released just before the World Cup, ya know, the one with Rooney with a beard

Probably the coolest of the lot

More videos next week

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Quotes of the Week #9

"With the exception of one time, when (Joey) Barton tried to hack me down, players are not 'evil'."
Samir Nasri

"It's hard working under the current restrictions - as Rafa Benitez found out over the last couple of years and as Roy has found out - of a club that's got no money -and is losing £110,000 a day. It's pretty difficult."
John Aldridge

"Having watched it again I can see that it looks horrific and realise that it was a deserved red card."
Karl Henry. Watched it again? It was the most blatant red card ever. Were you not sure at the time?

"That birdie on the 16th will live in my memory and live in all our memories for many, many years to come."
Colin Montgomerie

"I love team golf, I love match play and I love competing"
Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter

"We were disappointed with the performance (of the raingear), but we just fixed it. We went out and bought more."
Corey Pavin after it turned out the USA Ryder Cup team's waterproofs weren't waterproof!


‘Its all gone quiet over there’

‘Is that all you take away’
Wrexham fans to the empty away end as Histon took 0 fans away with them


Peter Storrie – refusing to discuss the £87k he was paid by Portsmouth's administrators for five months' consultancy: "I don't talk to the press any more, I've finished with all that." Last time Storrie did discuss his income – March, when administrators made 85 staff redundant. Storrie said he was "sick and tired" of claims he was overpaid as the debt hit £135m, with his 2009 package (£600k basic, £500k bonus, plus £3,000 for a win) "very reasonable". Storrie's wife told critics to back off: "The only thing Peter is guilty of is trying to be a hero. We've been living a nightmare."


New last week from Jack Warner: inaugurates a new academy in Jamaica paid for by a Fifa grant. Jack says Fifa are devoted to wealth redistribution for disadvantaged nations as part of a commitment to "equity and equality" in football. Fifa's grant to the centre: £250k. Amount paid in "bribes and kickbacks" to Fifa executives and contacts by Fifa's collapsed marketing agency up to 2001: £66m.


£16k: amount Fifa will donate to former Togo goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale, left unable to walk after being shot at the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Sepp told Obilale, who owes over £100k in medical bills: "I wish you a lot of courage". (£170k: Bonuses paid by Sepp to all 208 Fifa associations in June ahead of next year's Fifa elections. "Call it a gift!" said Sepp. "We are a united and happy football family!")


Former Fifa vice-president Viacheslav Koloskov, in Asunción to lobby Fifa executive Nicolás Leoz for Russia's 2018 bid. Leoz presented Koloskov with an award for "services to football and its principles". (Principles: 2000 – Leoz named in court as taking £85k in bribes; 2002 – Koloskov given an unauthorised £65k payment from Sepp to cover "personal expenses". Sepp: "I reject all allegations of corruption.")


Thursday: Milan Mandaric, Leicester, tells the press to back off Paulo Sousa: "We can't turn things upside down now, for goodness sake. We can't turn around now and say Paulo needs to go. Now is the time for us to show how strong we are together, how united we are behind our manager and give him a chance. It is a difficult time but it is time to be united and not to listen to speculation in the media. It is as simple as that."
Friday: Sacks him


• £142m: The new annual Premier League "solidarity payment" split between Football League clubs – proving "Premier League clubs take their responsibility for all levels of the game very seriously."
• £133m: Man City's wage bill

Thanks again to 'Said & Done' from the Observer for these

More quotes next week

Sports Picture #9

A picture of Jerzy Dudek's finest hour for Liverpool in the Champions League final in the style of Banksy

Review of the Week #9

Can’t be great being a Liverpool fan at the moment. With the bookies, Liverpool are 12/1 to be relegated and 200/1 to win the league. Their embarrassing home defeat to Blackpool followed a League cup loss to Northampton and a lucky 2-2 draw against Sunderland. Bet Roy is wishing he never left London!

Clinical Chelsea beat Arsenal who were probably the better team at Stamford Bridge with Alex nearly breaking the net with his sweet free kick. Nigel De Jong had to pull out all the stops to beat Karl Henry to worst tackle of the week so followed his World Cup final ‘kung fu kick’ with a ‘double leg breaker’ on Ben Arfa. The Dutch manager has said he will leave De Jong out of his squad for the next match. Well done that man!

Rafael Van der Vaart made an instant impact on his Spurs career as he scored twice to help Spurs come from behind against Villa. Heskey did brilliantly to help give Villa the lead (I know, I can’t believe it either!) before Van the Man headed home to equalise before making Stuart Dunne look a bit of a mug to take all 3 points.

Man United were overtaken by City as they couldn’t beat Sunderland (lucky to get a 0-0 IMO) and Rob Green’s nemesis Clint Dempsey but another goal past him in a 1-1 draw (although this time Dempsey kicked it slightly harder!)

Having lost 4-3 from 3-1 up with 10 minutes to go against Burnley a few weeks ago, Preston have already had a rollercoaster start to the season. However, it got even weirder, as they triumphed 6-4 from 4-1 down to beat Leeds at Elland Road. Parkin scored a hattrick as four goals in the second half secured an emphatic win. I bet those fans who left with half an hour to go or turned the TV off feel a bit stupid.

Also in midweek, Burnley put 4 past Hull with Chris Eagles scoring twice (gonna be big player one day) and Norwich moved into 3rd place with a 4-3 win over Leicester. The Foxes have since sacked Sousa and hired Sven (who of course hasn’t come for the money). Can’t really see Sven taking to rough championship football particularly well but you never know.

So to Saturday and QPR remained 6 points clear at the top of the table with a 2-1 at Selhurst Park. Queer Park Rangers have obviously got a quality player in Taarabt but the Moroccan was quiet for most parts. Palace went close as Garvan hit the post before Davids’s poor back pass was seized upon by Mackie to tee up Tarrabt. Wilfred Zaha (one for the future- you heard it here first) skinned his marker to set up Keiron Cadogan to equalize in the 89th minute but a mistake from the usually superb Julian Speronia gifted Helguson the winner.

Craig Bellamy scored on his return from injury to help Cardiff win 2-1 away at Barnsley while John Bostock was once again an unused sub for Hull in their 0-0 draw Coventry (so you’re too good for Palace John but can’t get in Hull’s starting X1? Prick).

In League 1, bottom and top of the country are first and second as Brighton and Carlisle (367 miles between) have both started well. There’s been a change of fortunes on the south coast as Brighton and Bournemouth have started well while Southampton and Portsmouth are struggling in their respective divisions.

In Cricket, India have beaten Australia in the first of 2 tests with a nail-biting finale to the match. VVS Laxman hit an unbeaten 73 as he and last man Pragyan Ojha held their nerve to get India across the line. Come on India! Win 2-0 and get the Aussie’s ready for us when we go over for the Ashes.

Story of the week was at the Racecourse Ground where Wrexham were at home to Histon. Histon lost 4-0 however post match headlines were about the fact that Histon took 0 fans! The Welsh side started singing ‘is that all you take away’ and ‘its all gone quiet over there’.

Check back next week