23
Apr

Vincent Kompany opens his own sports bar

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The next time Manchester City win a major trophy — or if Belgium shocks the world this summer — Vincent Kompany will have just the place to invite the boys for a little celebration. The Citizens’ captain is now the proud owner of two new sports bars in his native Belgium.

Fittingly named “Good Kompany” (we’ll spare you the bad joke), the bars are located in a pair of tourism hot spots, Brussel’s Grote Markt and on the Groenplaats in Antwerp.

And as any great sports bar should, “Good Kompany” features a strong variety of libations, a wait staff dressed in referee uniforms and can host parties at night. Of course, there’s also an abundance of signed, game-worn jerseys and boots everywhere.

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H/T Daily Mail

Photos via Daily Mail/ Press Association Images

2
Dec

Cyber Monday gift ideas for football’s finest

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, and with Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to get your holiday shopping done early. We took the liberty to come up with gift ideas for some of the biggest names in soccer.

Sepp Blatter - Cristiano Ronaldo jersey. We’ll start at the top of the food chain with the FIFA president. This one’s a no-brainer.

imageThat’s a good look for you, Sepp. (Image: Olivia Bush/FOXSports)

Cristiano Ronaldo & Gareth Bale - Hair gel. Multiple bottles because you just know they’re running through those things fast.

Luis Suarez - Mouth guard. So that these things don’t happen again:

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Franck Ribery - Ballon d’Or replica. Thanks to FIFA mysteriously extended the voting deadline, Ribery will likely lose out to Ronaldo after earlier being tabbed as the frontrunner. Poor Franck. Let’s play it safe and get him one now.

Ronaldinho - Retainers. To protect that beautiful new smile of his.

imageJose Mourinho - Romelu Lukaku. We hear that the Special One is looking for a new striker.

Andrea Pirlo - a new razor. Just kidding, the day he loses his majestic beard is the day we go on a year-long sabbatical. Get him one of these, instead.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness - Turbo Tax kit. You know what, better make that two kits. Messi needs one, too.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Nothing. Just as Zlatan’s wife doesn’t get anything for Christmas (“She already has Zlatan,” in his own words), neither does he. All he needs is Zlatan.

Arjen Robben - A new pair of long underwear, naturally.

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David Beckham - CR7 underwear. What do you get the man who has everything, including his own underwear line? Only a gag gift will do, and nothing would be funnier than something from his biggest rival in the underwear game. It’s either that or Fergie’s new book.

Gerard Pique, Messi, Sergio Ramos and all other recent footballing fathers - Frank Lampard’s children’s books collection. For the kids!

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1
Dec

Bosnian fans hurl flares at each other, interrupt match

Bosnian league leaders Željezničar beat second-placed Borac 1-0 on Saturday, but the heavyweight showdown was marred by fiery altercations between the two clubs’ fan bases.

Just before halftime, supporters turned the stands into a battlefield by tossing exploding firecrackers at each other, causing a stoppage of play that lasted for a few minutes.

Sadly, this is just par for the course in the Balkans. Just a few weeks ago, Serbia’s top rivalry between Partizan and Red Star Belgrade turned into a massive bonfire as Partizan fans set their foes’ stadium literally aflame:

18
Nov

Premier League clubs re-named based on literal interpretations of badges

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The minds over at Buzzfeed came up with the genius concept of changing every Premier League club’s name based on what their badges would literally suggest. The results are hilarious. Check out some of our favorites here:

Chelsea FC:

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imageHull City:

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16
Nov

Championship club Yeovil Town becomes first soccer team to get its own girl band

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Yeovil Town is new to the second tier in English football, and despite currently being dead last in the standings, they’re making their presence felt. Firing off a warning shot to cheerleaders everywhere, the club is joining forces with a record label to become the first football club to launch its own girl band.

In an attempt to attract a new generation of supporters to the small-town club in Somerset, Yeovil is planning to have its band — to be based on the Pussycat Dolls — perform at home matches for the rest of the season.

Club spokesman Adrian Hopper said:

"Yeovil Town are delighted to get involved in this new innovative project. We feel sure the unique chance to have a girl band linking with us as a club will not only launch the group but also help to spread the word of Yeovil Town Football Club to a whole new section of the community, whilst at the same time helping charity from sales of the record."

According to The Guardian, auditions for females aged 18 and over will be held at Huish Park on Dec. 4, and the successful girls — a lead singer and a group of south west-based dancers — will work with The Famous Company to record a single that will be released on iTunes. The record will raise money for Prostate Cancer UK — the Football League’s official charity.

Don’t bet on Yeovil Town’s girl band to be disappointing, either. The club has had success foraying into the music industry once before. “Yeovil True,” a 2004 song released by the club made it to Number 36 in the UK charts: