Dirty Tackle

  • James Milner is too sad to argue Man City's latest Champions League failure

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle20 days ago

    At fulltime of Man City's 2-1 loss to CSKA Moscow at the Etihad, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleto and Samir Nasri crowded around the match officials to air their many grievances. At that moment, City were bottom of Champions League group E, winless and with just two points through four matches. Their chances of advancing to the knockout stage with Bayern Munich and Roma left to play now slim. Another embarrassingly quick exit from the competition seemingly inevitable. And James Milner was too sad to argue.

    The referee played an active role in the match, which is why the City trio decided to focus their anger on him. CSKA's Seydou Doumbia scored the match's first goal in just the second minute, but Yaya Toure equalized in the eighth with a curling free kick into the top corner. Doumbia went on to restore CSKA's lead in the 34th minute and Toure went on to get himself sent off in the 81st minute (he had previously been booked in the 66th minute) for shoving an opponent as if it was an acceptable thing to do.

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  • Goalkeeper in Scottish fourth division immediately goes home to Canada after nightmare match

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle20 days ago

    The recent Angus derby couldn't have gone much worse for Montrose goalkeeper Lucas Birnstingl. In what would be a 5-1 loss for Montrose, Arbroath keeper David Crawford even scored the first goal of his career against Birnstingl with a long free kick that took a high bounce and rolled over the Canadian's fingertips to dribble in. On top of that, Birnstingl was sent off in the 82nd minute for a bad challenge that forced Montrose to put a striker in goal since they had already used all three substitutes.

    The only thing that could have made it worse for Birnstingl would've been getting struck by lightning as he walked off. But he might have welcomed that after what he had just experienced.

    Though everyone has bad days and Crawford's goal probably shouldn't have even counted since the ball was still rolling when he kicked it, Birnstingl took it all especially hard and went with the extreme measure of immediately fleeing the country.

    From the Daily Record:

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  • Wayne Rooney sings with Ed Sheeran, Leon Osman covers Will Smith, Petr Cech drums to the Foo Fighters

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle21 days ago

    (Warning: NSFW language at the start of the video)

    Wayne Rooney recently attended an Ed Sheeran concert (and unlike Mark Clattenburg, he didn't get in trouble for it) and after the show was over, he went to a local pub with the singer. Perhaps aided by a bit of liquid courage, Rooney sang an emotional rendition of the song "Lego House" with Sheeran accompanying him on guitar and a small audience singing along.

    Though no one will confuse Rooney for Frank Sinatra anytime soon (hair difficulties aside), you can really hear the pain of yet another disappointing World Cup experience in his voice.

    Elsewhere, Everton midfielder Leon Osman delivered a rousing performance of Will Smith's classic "Boom! Shake the Room!" at his testimonial dinner...

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