Carlos warns Chelsea have signed a selfish control freak


The summer window is over and transfer speculation gives way to gossip. In today’s edition of Paper Chase, Roberto Carlos has warned that Chelsea’s new signing Samuel Eto’o is a ‘selfish control freak’. If anyone can handle Eto’o and his controversial nature, it’s new Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Messi, Maradona, Cruyff and Beckham all on the same team? It’s true… sort of


Image from Daily Star

This season, fans in England have the opportunity of a lifetime: you can watch Diego Maradona, David Beckham, Franz Beckenbauer and Roberto Carlos, among others, all come out of retirement to team up with Lionel Messi and form the most star-studded roster ever assembled. Even better, they’re all playing under the legendary coaching pair of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

A terrible joke? No!

Well, not really.

Sixth-tier side Farnborough, in partnership with their new club sponsors and betting outfit Paddy Power, has changed all of their players’ and coaches’ names to that of a legendary football icon, a world football first.

So no, it won’t be Maradona taking orders from the great Sir Alex. Rather, it’ll really be David Tarpey listening to Simon Gardener’s X’s and O’s. On paper, however, Farnborough should strike fear into every opponent. At least until they take the pitch.

The only question we have: would Farnborough’s “all-star” squad be able to beat a team comprised of Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi? (Yes, that really is a thing, too)

(H/T Daily Star)