Football Pulse archive - May 2012
VIDEO (31/05): Ask a footballer to play the Yes/No game and this is what will happen. Andy Carroll, hang your head in shame.
STORY (31/05): Belgium may have failed to qualify for the Euros, but this group of fans are refusing to miss out after putting themselves up for sale on eBay. They will root for the national team of the highest bidder's choice, even if it's their neighbours Holland. Here's the start of their pitch: "For sale - Belgian fans for Euro 2012. Second hand but mint condition. Not been used since the 2002 World Cup."
STORY (31/05): Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has axed Adem Ljajic after the striker failed to sing the national anthem before their 2-0 defeat to Spain. Roy Hodgson was apparently thinking about following Mihajlovic's lead before realising that he wouldn't be able to field a side.
PICS (29/05): This isn't topical, but it is absolutely hilarious. The Pulse has just discovered this toe-curling collection of embarrassing football photo shoots. Our favourites are Big Ron's head in a line of footballs and Carles Puyol wearing purple trousers in a swimming pool.
VIDEO (28/05): Looks like Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is having a mid-life crisis as he enjoys a sing-song on 'Indonesian Idol'. He's tone deaf but still better than most of that Eurovision garbage from the weekend.
VIDEO (28/05): We think all press conferences should start like this as human beatbox Nani shows off his microphone skills to the media.
VIDEO (28/05): If you eat too much cheese before bed, you will probably have a dream like this as the Netherlands squad appear in a surreal 'Birdie Song' advert for supermarket chain C1000.
VIDEO (24/05): Wojciech Szczesny scores with a cheeky rabona shot during a Poland muck-about which probably makes him the second-best finisher at Arsenal behind RVP.
VIDEO (24/05): Lebanese international Mohammed Ghaddar has been dubbed the 'Malaysian Neymar' after his showboating attempt went viral. We detect a hint of sarcasm.
VIDEO (23/05): You've seen outrageous goals, misses and saves aplenty, but what about outrageous goalkeeping clearances? Check this dude out.
PICS (22/05): Chelsea captain John Terry's been accused of rather stealing the limelight from his teammates for the manner of his celebrations in Munich, despite the fact he played no role in the final because of a ban. So some punters online have come up with some other moments in history in which Terry "played a key role".
VIDEO: (22/05): Mario Balotelli has probably had more haircuts than goals this season. We imagine this is the dilemma he has every time he takes a trip to the barbers.
VIDEO (21/05): ITV's advertising campaign ahead of Euro 2012 is the stuff of fantasy. Anyway, here's what happened for real, alongside the fantasy, for those of you with short memories.
VIDEO (18/05): It turns out that David Beckham and US President Barack Obama have suddenly turned into the best of pals if this is anything to go by.
VIDEO (18/05): Player celebrates by whipping off shirt and running round a building site. No really!
VIDEO (16/05): Geoffrey Serey Die has earned himself an eight-match ban in Belgium for slapping a ball boy in the face. Here's his misdemeanour captured on video.
VIDEO (15/05): Not only does this guy score a stunner from beyond the halfway line, he follows it up with a striking goal celebration. Kudos.
VIDEO (15/05): We've all had a few too many beers and said something we regretted the next morning. Looks like Steve Kean is no different after this clip emerged of the Blackburn boss promising fans a top-half Premier League finish and the Carling Cup trophy, as well as calling Big Sam a crook and claiming to have discovered Phil Jones. Warning: there's some naughty language.
VIDEO (15/05): You'd think Carlos Tevez would want to keep his head down after all the commotion he's caused this season. But he just couldn't resist one last dig at Sir Alex Ferguson during Man City's title victory parade. How's that golf swing coming along?
VIDEO (14/05): Paul Merson tries to outdo Gary Neville's infamous Torres score-gasm as he explodes on screen during Man City's dramatic title-deciding win over QPR.
VIDEO (14/05): Former Bolton striker Johan Elmander drops an f-bomb in his post-match interview after Galatasaray clinch the Super Lig title.
VIDEO (11/05): We think this Liverpool fan may have had a couple of sherberts judging by his reaction to Andy Carroll's disallowed goal in the FA Cup final.
VIDEO (10/05): Did you, like us, wonder what the England players really thought when Roy Hodgson was appointed instead of Harry Redknapp? Wonder no longer.
VIDEO (09/05): Rock star Paolo Di Canio celebrates Swindon's promotion to League One by getting on stage with Toploader and singing, or more precisely, butchering, 'Dancing in the Moonlight'. Don't give up the day job.
VIDEO (09/05): Here's Recife defender Tobi reacting to getting booked by moonwalking up to the referee. The clip doesn't show if the resulting free-kick came off the wall but the game certainly wasn't a thriller as it ended 0-0.
VIDEO (08/05): A protest chicken, wrapped in a Blackburn flag, provided the biggest threat to Wigan's goal last night after being smuggled into Ewood Park and invading the pitch.
VIDEO (08/05): Spartak Moscow's Emmanuel Emenike is shown one of the most ridiculous red cards we've ever seen after celebrating scoring by, wait for it, tapping his arm.
VIDEO (07/05): Take a peek into Chelsea's FA Cup celebrations complete with Salomon Kalou in his undies and some David Luiz shuffling.
VIDEO (04/05): Villa are showing all their fight off the field it seems. Here's that scuffle that has landed trio James Collins, Chris Herd and Fabian Delph in hot water.
VIDEO (03/05): Fiorentina manager Delio Rossi has a punch-up with Adem Ljajic after the player sarcastically clapped his boss having been substituted. Rossi was immediately sacked.
VIDEO (02/05): Manchester United's hard-as-nails centre-half Nemanja Vidic apologises to a metal pole after headbutting it during the derby.
VIDEO (01/05): Leeds have had a crap season. The club is now using this fact as a marketing tool to get their fans to buy next season's new kit. Ingenious.
VIDEO (01/05): Manchester City's press conference after last night's 'Unmissable' (hmmm..) derby was gatecrashed by none other than Liam Gallagher. 'Viva La Belgium!' he bellowed as he shook Vincent Kompany's hand, before kissing the tea lady and disappearing quicker than his new band Beady Eye from the album charts.