Zenit make the best deadline day signing: Bart Simpson

imageIt’s not often that mascots get transfer day love, but sometimes the new signing is just that popular.

Zenit St. Petersburg seem to think so.

Take a look at their latest squad addition: Bart Simpson. Manager Andre Villas-Boas seems mighty pleased with the deal.

Don’t worry about Bart’s health though, Zenit put him through a fitness test.

imageBart also joined the squad in training and there’s video of the mascot’s first day, take a look here.

(Images courtesy FC Zenit)


Hulk scores on scintillating solo run as Zenit reach UCL group stage


Hulk doesn’t need to smash to be a menace on the field. Sometimes, a little solo run past three hapless defenders will do just fine, as was the case Tuesday against Standard Liege.

The robust Brazilian striker scored two goals to send Zenit into their third straight Champions League group stage. The first was a penalty kick, and the second was, well, just watch:


Hulk scores cracking goal in season opener


Uh oh. Hulk is back smashing things again.

Probably still angry over Brazil’s embarrassing end to their World Cup campaign last month, the Zenit attacker took all his frustration out on poor Arsenal Tula on Matchday 1 of the new Russian Premier League campaign.


Lord have mercy! Goalkeeper Aleksandr Filimonov might actually be glad he didn’t get in the way of that one. He easily could’ve lost a hand or worse.

Zenit won their season opener on the road, 4-0.


Gunners defender Vermaelen wanted by Zenit St Petersburg


Thomas Vermaelen has been spending far too much time on the bench and for a player heading to the World Cup in Brazil that can only spell bad news. Zenit St Petersburg could come to the Belgium defender’s rescue with a move this month bearing in mind that Russia’s transfer window closes at the end of February.

And we also have news on Tottenham’s latest target, all at the click of a button.


Roma rejects Premier League club’s bid for Bradley

It’s hard to think of a better edition than today’s Paper Chase which contains some very interesting rumors surrounding the futures of Michael Bradley, Hulk, Wayne Rooney, Samuel Eto’o, Angel di Maria, Mesut Ozil - the list is endless. Click here to find out the latest moves in the transfer window.



Things are really heating up at Stamford Bridge. The latest name to be linked with the ‘Special One’s’ return is Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk, while there has been interest from another Premier League club in Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, who recently tasted Champions League success at Wembley. We’ve also got the latest on Leandro Damiao and Fernandinho. Click here for the best gossip from the UK press.


Friends reunited at Stamford Bridge?


Could Hulk and Radamel Falcao link up once again at Chelsea? That’s the mouthwatering prospect mooted by one of the UK’s papers should Jose Mourinho return as Chelsea boss over the summer. The pair proved to be an electrifying combination at Porto, then managed by Andre Villas-Boas, but went their separate ways when the Europa League-winning side was broken up two years ago. Click here to find out which other players Mourinho wants and for the rest of the gossip.