All in the family: Kevin Hart takes on Joe Hart in PK shootout

If you think you’ve seen a lot from comedian Kevin Hart recently, it’s because you have. The funnyman is featured in two movies on the silver screen at the moment and scheduled to be in two more in 2014. All the while, hes been making commercials, TV show cameos, touring and seemingly promoting his stuff non-stop.

So it’s impressive that Hart somehow found the time to stop in at Manchester City to meet up with his “cousin” Joe Hart and take part in a friendly penalty shootout. Even better: despite having never played soccer in his entire life, Kevin buried one in the left corner past Joe, who was probably dying with laughter at Kevin’s interesting form.

"Bend it like Beckham!! AHHH!!!"

As far as we’re concerned, you can never have enough Kevin Hart.


Mario Balotelli takes shot at Three Lions


This summer, Mario Balotelli will square off against many familiar faces as his Italy side takes on England in the World Cup, and he clearly isn’t worried about it. Talking with reporters, the former Premier League striker said that aside from Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart, no England player would be good enough to make the Italy squad.

From the Daily Mail:

"Wayne Rooney I am sure would get in any squad that will be in Brazil - he is one of those few special players. Manchester United had many good players - but when I was at City (manager) Roberto Mancini and the coaches would always teach us pay attention to Rooney - and make it clear he is the one that can hurt us.

'I know that Joe (Hart) is one of the top five goalkeepers in the world - there is no argument about that. He had some games that he would not have been pleased with earlier this season but the best players in the world hit some bad form.

Both Rooney and Joe are of the highest quality but once you look past those two I don’t see an obvious player from England that would make the Italy team or even squad.”

We’re not here to argue whether he’s right, but one thing is for sure: when these two face off this summer, it’s going to get heated.


Manchester City look for goalkeeper alternatives, eye player swap

Manchester City continue to dominate transfer headlines this week, despite their mauling over Premier League side Tottenham over the weekend. This time — to no surprise really — under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart is the center of a purposed deal that will send the England No. 1 to Stoke City for Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the winter transfer window. For this and more, click here to review Tuesday’s Paper Chase edition.


Toronto ups ante in mission to find fresh blood

Toronto FC is on a mission to bring some of the world’s best-known players to Canada. The MLS side, coached by former Tottenham defender Ryan Nelsen, had already been linked with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, but now we can add Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o to their Designated Player targets. We also have some interesting developments on the future of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart all at the click of a button.


Valdes a target for Premier League giants

Arsenal and Manchester City are thought to be in the running for Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who revealed in the summer that this would be his last season with the Spanish giants. Arsene Wenger has been linked with just about every keeper in Europe, while Joe Hart has come under increasing scrutiny with his performances for both City and England over the last few months. 

Click here for more of the best gossip from the Premier League. 


Manchester City POV training with a GoPro

If you’ve ever wondered what a Premier League practice looked like from a player’s point of view, your questions have been answered.

Thanks to a GoPro video camera, Manchester City have given fans a look at what training is like through the eyes of Carlos Tevez, Joe Hart, and Samir Nasri. It’s fascinating to see the precision passing from such a close angle.

Hopefully next time they keep the cameras on after training so we can see what it’s like riding home in Ferraris and hitting the clubs in Manchester.


Joe Hart takes a shot at (American) Football

If this whole world-class goalkeeper thing doesn’t work out for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, he may have a future at wide receiver.

City is in the United States for their two friendly matches against Chelsea, as well as representing the club new MLS venture New York City FC.

Between their training and public appearances, the club stops by the New York Giants training facilities to visit and got a chance to catch some passes from Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Hart, England’s number one keeper in front of goals, shows off some pretty shaky route running, but reaffirms that he has very capable hands. James Milner also makes an appearance by catching a post route pass from Manning and then quickly sees his life flash before his eyes as a Giants player puts himself in position for a tackle.

Here’s a full length video of the visit. Heck, you can even hear some Giants players tell our football heroes, “I play with you all the time in FIFA.”


Pick your poison…

Boxing Day was packed full of action on Wednesday — both good and bad. Here’s a dose of two of the worst plays from the Premier League matches.

First up, Adam Johnson scored on his ex-club Manchester City, but it wasn’t exactly the prettiest of goals. City keeper Joe Hart, who has had a rough season in net so far, didn’t cover his post and let the ball sneak underneath his dive.

Second is Robert Green. The gaffe-prone goalkeeper scores this own goal for West Brom, as lowly QPR fell to the Baggies on Wednesday. But was he fouled?


Before you watch this video, you may want to have a box of tissues nearby — it’s a real heartwarming tearjerker.

Six-year-old Hayden Whitbread, who is currently fighting kidney cancer, is a diehard Manchester City fan. Watch as he gets to meet his hero, goalkeeper Joe Hart. Trust us, you will need the tissues.

It doesn’t matter what team you are a fan of, this is a truly wonderful gesture, and a reminder that there are things far more important than soccer. Hart and Man City gave Hayden a day he deserved — and will never, ever forget!