Links! And Alex Song arriving at Barcelona as a cartoon!

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

All the stuff being covered outside the unfriendly confines of the award-winning Dirty Tackle...

I'm considering this video to be an accurate documentary of actual events. I have absolutely no doubt that Song opened his locker to find Iniesta, Xavi and Puyol inside. Also, is the song choice a shot at Arsenal? [YouTube]

Speaking of Barcelona: This is the Barca shower head. It is a real thing. [Sport]

The history behind the Antonio Cassano-Giampaolo Pazzini swap. [TFB]

The importance of a coach, in the context of Antonio Conte's ban. [Pitchside Europe]

The best and worst Football League No. 9s of all time. [Prostate Cancer UK]

Brotherly love by Gary and Phil Neville. [KCKRS]

The new midnight kickoffs proving unpopular in La Liga. [La Liga Loca]

Brendan Rodger manufactures some Liverpool deja vu. [SB Nation]

Here's a short interview I did in which I reveal my secrets. [US Soccer Players]

Dani Alves might be dating noted Cristiano hater Bar Refaeli. [Kickette]

Our friends at Bumpy Pitch started a new line of shirts for "fantasy teams" -- made up clubs for American cities without MLS representation. Really cool idea. [Bumpy Pitch]

If you're unfamiliar with the football illustrations of Dan Leydon, you're missing out. [Tumblr]

Van Persie out for rest of season after Ferguson shouted at him. [Daily Mash]

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