All the stuff being covered outside the unfriendly confines of the award-winning Dirty Tackle...
Since Mick McCarthy was sacked by Wolves, TalkSport put together a video to highlight his best moments in front of the camera. Come back soon, Mick. [YouTube]
The makings of a football horror film: Aaron Ramsey scores, someone famous dies. [Fitba Thatba]
Wayne Rooney couldn't name his horse Oceans Seven so he went with Switcharooney. Of course. The horse also has its own Twitter account. Of course. [KCKRS]
Hope Solo has a new club. [Sounder at Heart]
Best and worst of the African Cup of Nations. [Guardian]
Some absolutely beautiful footballer posters. [TBG]
Distorted perceptions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's worth. [Fox Soccer]
Should the away goals rule be scrapped? [Just Football]
The real story behind Rangers' demise. [Backpage Football]
Bonus video: Juan Mata buys a Taylor Swift CD and Raul Meireles pays Fernando Torres a compliment...
Who knew Juan and Artur Boruc had the same taste in music?