Football Pulse archive - February 2012

VIDEO (29/02): It can get pretty blowy at the Britannia Stadium on a winter's evening, but even the wind-lashed regulars in the Potteries have never seen anything like this. A truly bizarre own goal by Dynamo Kiev's goalkeeper Assaf Mendes in a friendly against Maccabi Haifa.

VIDEO (29/02): Forget Rory Delap. Forget Andy Legg (one for older readers there). Iceland's Steinthor Freyr Thorsteinssons is the new king of the throw-in.

PIC (28/02): You can only applaud Chris Kamara for agreeing to dress like Liverpool's Spice Boys - think 1996 FA Cup final - as a pundit for the Carling Cup final at the weekend. The man has no shame.

VIDEO (28/02): Sticking to the same game, check out this Liverpool-supporting kid celebrating the win over Cardiff City but poking himself in the eye. Gary Lineker and co. in the Match of the Day studio absolutely love it.

VIDEO (27/02): Beautiful goal by a beautiful man (according to our, erm, sisters and other halves). Cristiano Ronaldo rubbishes the 'play the way you face' approach as he racks up his 37th goal of the season with a sublime back-heel.

VIDEO (24/02): We've featured many videos here on The Pulse entitled 'Worst Miss Ever' and here's the latest candidate - step forward Deivid in Wednesday's Flamengo v Vasco da Gama clash.

VIDEO (24/02): Deep, deep down the Argentinian league structure (check out the pitch!) we have a truly bizarre penalty award - given for handball despite the ball deflecting off a tree behind the goal.

VIDEO (24/02): For children of the 90s who spent half their childhood on Sensible Soccer, this lovely little Sensi-inspired goals compilation is unarguably the best way to spend the next 16 minutes of your existence.

VIDEO (23/02): Sam Parham combines his expertise as a free runner with some handy football skills in this neat little video. Not sure he'd last long on Hackney Marshes with this sort of caper, mind.

VIDEO (22/02): It turns out Jose Mourinho's no slouch with the ball at his feet. Here's a video clip of the Special One doing keepy-uppys before a recent Real Madrid European match.

VIDEO (22/02): Football fans try all manner of ideas to put off the opposition but this is a novel one by Legia Warsaw supporters, who perform a mass snowball fight against Sporting's player before their Europa League match.

VIDEO (20/02): Last week we told you about The Sun linking Aaron Ramsey's goals with the deaths of 'celebrities'. To mark this ludicrous observation, some Taiwanese animators have come up with this. Love the reference to 'United Manchester'.

VIDEO (16/02): It's unlikely to threaten the top of the charts (not that it's any worse than the manufactured rubbish out there nowadays), but here's a catchy song about the Anfield Cat.

PIC (15/02): Carlton Cole knows how to make a lady feel special on Valentine's Day. Who would've thought the West Ham striker was such a romantic?

VIDEO (14/02): It turns out that refusing to shake someone's hand before a match might well be catching on judging by this particular Aston Villa mascot.

VIDEO (10/02): Here's Tottenham's Sandro as you've never seen him before, filmed by Danny Rose pulling his best karate moves in the Spurs changing room, complete with giggles from his teammates. Wouldn't mess with him though.

STORY (10/02): Former Brazil striker Adriano has effectively been put under house arrest by his employers at Corinthians in a bid to stop him eating. The frontman's weight has ballooned and his club have now forced him to stay in a hotel and eat only what the team doctor orders.

PIC (09/02): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is not necessarily renowned for being down with the kids. But here he is, as the Sun says, keeping it real with Falkirk's Farid El Alagui. Fo shizzle, etc

PIC (09/02): You might have noticed a bit in the papers and on the news this morning about Harry Redknapp, and the fact that he's been cleared of tax evasion. Well, clearly the BBC didn't entirely agree with the verdict judging by this screengrab from yesterday.

VIDEO (06/02): We're not sure if British long-distance runner Mo Farah has done enough to earn a short-term deal at Arsenal (shocking pass at the 1:29 mark), but it's good to see Arsene Wenger keeping his options open.

VIDEO (06/02): Soccer Special would be pretty dull without the likes of Chris Kamara messing around with his clothing throughout his reports from the QPR v Wolverhampton match. The unbuttoned shirt look is our favourite.

VIDEO (02/02): Probably best not to play with a white ball in the middle of a blizzard. We've watched this clip 20 times and still can't see it.

VIDEO (01/02): This is incredible. Erlan Mealla scores an 18-yard flying back-heel scorpion kick for National Potosi. No, really.

STORY (01/02): Now we don't often have the pleasure of seeing the Zimbabwe national team, and we'll now be seeing even less of them as the Zimbabwe FA suspend a huge 67 players following a match-fixing scandal. Read the fully story here.


January 2012: Vinnie Jones viral ad, pitch invader kisses John Terry, Swansea's revealing fan, Nakamura bus window antics, stonking 70-yard free-kick, Keown smacked by ball.

December 2011: Ireland's Shisha shame, electrocuted ex-Prem stars, Channel Five Europa League sing-a-long, Rooney's Christmas charades and Pepe baking biscuits.

November 2011: Outrage in Iran at 'shameless' goal celebration, Mancini bangs his noggin, Yeovil Town wedding song classic, Polish Youth Cup penalty fail, Nasri's pants.

October 2011: A new contender for the longest headed goal ever, Man City academy stunner, keeper refuses to save penalty, Keys and Gray's fall from grace, Petr Cech does drumming.

September 2011: Walter Pandiani's personal hygiene 'issue', the worst tackle ever, the longest-range header ever, a linesman faking injury and Mansfield Town's luscious new CEO.

August 2011: Paolo Di Canio's tunnel bust-up; Getafe's promotional video with lesbian zombies and sperm donations, Stan Kroenke and Arsene Wenger's Eminem hit, Victor Valdez beaten by a dolphin

July 2011: Rio Ferdinand targeted by Jack Bauer; Blackburn players star in Venky's chicken advert; Luis Suarez plays Fun House; Gary Neville's face on a carrot; Owen Hargreaves' fitness video

June 2011: Martin Jol dancing to the Macarena; Czech U21 star's horrible freak arm break; player sent off for having a pierced penis; highly suspicious Spanish relegation play-off draw

May 2011: The worst miss in history (no, really); Pique and Shakira shake their booties; Mick McCarthy gets soaked; Kevin-Prince Boateng's dance routine; PNE v Blackpool banner japes and the worst views in sport

April 2011: Berbatov's Godfather impression; Gerrard and Carragher 'Mr & Mr' special; Sergio Ramos drops the Copa del Rey; Marco Materazzi's Nike trainers tattoos; headless Man Utd sub; 'The Japanese Messi'

March 2011: Balotelli bib fail; table football made sexy; Michael Jackson statue at Craven Cottage; Jonjo Shelvey posts his tackle on Twitter; Ryan Giggs' first-ever TV interview; Cantona's best career moment

February 2011: Ashley Cole air-rifle farce; Carroll and Dalglish watch Boyzone; Gattuso v Jordan fall-out; Beckham rescues stranded motorist; fat Ronaldo had to wear nappies; Gray and Keys find a new job