Football Pulse archive - April 2012
VIDEO (30/04): Hilarity and fury at the end of the Udinese - Lazio match in Serie A at the weekend. Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti comes up for a corner with his side 1-0 down, then hears a bogus 'final whistle' from the crowd. The result is rather unfortunate for him and bedlam ensues.
VIDEO (30/04): There are many, many videos out there on the internet entitled 'Worst Miss Ever'. This, by Pescara's Lorenzo Insigne ("The Messi of the Adriatic"!) is the latest.
VIDEO (30/04): Roberto Di Matteo has hardly put a foot wrong since getting the Chelsea job. But in his younger days, he once put his foot in his mouth after an accidental expletive on live TV.
VIDEO (27/04): Like father like son as Rivaldinho, offspring of Brazilian legend Rivaldo, scores a brilliant bicycle kick similar to his old man. The two acrobatic goals are showed back to back.
VIDEO (27/04): Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves caused a major stir after trying to make Branislav Ivanovic cry by telling the Chelsea defender that he would be suspended for the Champions League final. Now the callous Shreeves is stabbing his dagger through Barcelona hearts.
VIDEO (27/04): If Ashley Young had celebrated like this a couple of weeks ago after winning a penalty against Villa, we would still be talking about it now. It's so shameful you have to laugh.
VIDEO (26/04): Senegal secured victory over Oman to book their place at the 2012 London Olympics and celebrated in some style. Their choreographed dance makes you wonder what they actually get up to in training.
VIDEO (25/04): If Olympic football's your thing then this is right up your street. It's the highlights of the best medal-winning action from past Games.
VIDEO (24/04): 'When he hits them, they stay hit!' Check out AIK defender Alexander Milosevic's piledriver from just inside the centre circle.
VIDEO (24/04): He may well have retired but it appears Edwin van der Sar still has the moves between the posts, judging by this adidas promo video.
PIC (23/04): Chelsea defender and Springfield resident David Luiz celebrated his birthday yesterday and to mark the occasion, he was given a very special cake (not that type) by team-mate Juan Mata.
VIDEO (23/04): Mansfield keeper Alan Marriott spots his opposite number off his line and goes for goal from inside his own area. Well at least that's what he'll tell his grandchildren.
VIDEO (23/04): Remember the name - Joel Pohjanpalo. The 17-year-old wonderkid, who was on trial at Liverpool last month, scored a perfect hat-trick in two minutes and 42 seconds on just his second appearance for Finnish giants HJK Helsinki.
VIDEO (20/04): Bubacar Njie Kambi, better known as Bakary (but you already knew that), scores a superb backheel volley for Espanyol B. We *think* he meant it.
VIDEO (20/04): Newcastle goal-machine Papiss Cisse gets mobbed by the Toon Army after nipping to the barbers for a quick short back and sides.
STORY (19/04): Call the cops! Heavy-handed Norwich City have got the police involved after a 17-year-old Canaries fan leaked images of their new kit on Twitter. He didn't even hack City's website to obtain the pics - the page was under construction and online. Have a word, Delia!
VIDEO (18/04): We've got two halfway line goals for you to watch. The first is Mark Hudson's Beckham-esque strike for Cardiff against Derby last night. The second is scored by Ante Kulusic in Turkey - past his own goalkeeper. Seriously.
VIDEO (18/04): Galatasary's Emmanuel Eboue has been on the receiving end of more abuse after this chump ran on the pitch and tried to attack the former Arsenal player. Luckily, he was stopped in the nick of time.
VIDEO (17/04): We're not sure if Cesc Fabregas is showing off his best nightclub moves or trying to evolve Bruce Grobbelaar's famous spaghetti legs routine. Either way, his antics in the wall are pretty naff.
VIDEO (16/04): An insane bit of skill and an equally ludicrous straight red card within two seconds as Neymar taunts Catanduvense in Santos' 5-0 win.
STORY (16/04): A very sad and humbling tale from Italy here. The death of Piermario Morosini during a Serie B match on Saturday has opened up an even more tragic family history. It's also led to a moving act of heroism by Udinese and their captain Antoni Di Natale.
VIDEO (16/04): Wet dreams, orgasms and Jessica Rabbit all feature in one of the more bizarre bits of commentary from Ray Hudson as he describes a Cristiano Ronaldo free kick.
VIDEO (13/04): St Pauli's Marius Ebbers scores from point-blank range with his arm, but, racked with guilt, pleads with the referee to disallow the goal. The Fifa Fair Play Award is in the post. Take note, Diego.
VIDEO (13/04): After their beloved manager Steve Evans left for League Two rivals Rotherham, Crawley Town's players celebrated by singing their own rendition of "Let's Twist Again". All together now, "We're singing a song 'cos the fat man's gone!"
VIDEO (12/04): Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic goes all Martin Keown after Arjen Robben misses a late penalty for Bayern Munich.
VIDEO (12/04): We don't think Sulley Muntari's sweaty AC Milan shirt will be framed on this ball boy's bedroom wall.
VIDEO (10/04): More madness from South America as Brazilian nutcase Derlan charges at the referee and unleashes a flurry of punches after receiving his marching orders.
PIC (10/04): Reading's Jem Karacan suffered a broken ankle over Easter after being taken out by Michael Brown's tackle. Quite literally.
VIDEO (09/04): Real Madrid's Pepe is fond of the odd bout of violence and whinging - but kicking his own, blameless, team-mate Arbeloa is going a bit far even for him.
VID (05/04): We think we may have spotted where Manchester City's championship challenge has gone awry. Check out this woeful effort on goal by Nigel de Jong. If this is the calibre of play in practice, it's no wonder their title bid has taken a slide.
VID (03/04): Fancy a lame goal celebration to perk up a miserable Tuesday morning? Ronaldinho and co indulge in a spot of leapfrog after a goal in Flamengo's 2-1 win over Bangu.
VID (02/04): Is your team's defence always susceptible to a counter attack? Then why not follow
in Brazilian team Gurany's footsteps by using your ball boy as a back-up keeper? Clean sheets ahoy!
VID (02/04): King Kenny might not be as almighty as we first thought. Watch how he was practically shooed away like the Anfield cat by captain Steven Gerrard.