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Video: Mark Birighitti's goalkeeping howler in the A-League 0

Video: Mark Birighitti’s goalkeeping howler in the A-League

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The Central Coast Mariners claimed local bragging rights in their A-League derby against Emile Heskey’s Newcastle Jets today, running out 3-1 winners. They got off to a great start early on when Eddy Bosnar’s mishit free kick was dealt with horrendously by Jet’s keeper Mark Birighitti. It really was a shocker.

Pic: Vincent Kompany damages wall after getting sent off 0

Pic: Vincent Kompany damages wall after getting sent off

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Manchester City skipped Vincent Kompany wasn’t best pleased at being shown a red card early on against Hull City today. Luckily for him, the team went on to win 2-0 but the Belgian certainly left his mark on the stadium as he booted a wall on his way back to the dressing room. See the […]

Video: Brisbane's Berisha is a fish out of water 0

Video: Brisbane’s Berisha is a fish out of water

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Brisbane Roar striker Besart Berisha is the A-League’s ultimate pantomime villain, and he was at it again today against Sydney FC. After lunging in two footed on Sebastien Ryall, he appeared to hit his head on team mate Thomas Broich’s knee before rolling around on the floor like a goldfish taken from its bowl (Brisbane’s […]

Pic: Ballinamallard United come up with novel fundraising idea 0

Pic: Ballinamallard United come up with novel fundraising idea

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As well as having a fantastic name, Ballinamallard United have proven themselves to be innovators when it comes fundraising competitions. The Fermanagh side, who compete in the IFA Premiership, are offering a prize of £1,000 or a heifer if she dungs in your square as part of their end of season wind up. Check out the […]

Pic: Sanfrecce Hiroshima pay respects to tsunami victims 0

Pic: Sanfrecce Hiroshima pay respects to tsunami victims

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Quirky goal celebrations are ten a penny these days, almost to the point of being annoying, but no one will have a bad word to say about the sobering symbolism created by Sanfrecce Hiroshima players today. After scoring in their Asian Champions League game against the Central Coast Mariners, the players lined themselves up to […]

GIF: Meyler's cheeky headbutt celebration 0

GIF: Meyler’s cheeky headbutt celebration

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Alan Pardew’s headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler dominated the back pages last week, but the player seems to have taken it rather well! Meyler scored in Hull’s 3-0 win over Sunderland in the FA Cup quarter-final today and he made light of the situation with a cheeky headbutt celebration: Commentator Conor McNamara took the […]