More links! And El Hamdaoui's pretty goals against Heerenveen!

Brooks Peck

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

Ajax striker Mounir El Hamdaoui helped his side to a 3-1 win over Heerenveen on Wednesday with a couple of classy finishes. [101gg]

Cristiano Ronaldo's new Mercurial Vapor Superfly II boots. In SAFARI PRINT. We're giving away a pair on Friday, by the way. [The Beautiful Gear]

Former footballer becomes a figure skater, falls in love with partner. Been done before. [The Offside]

Jose Mourinho is ninth on AskMen's most influential men of 2010 list. Huh? They don't call him The Special Nine, AskMen. [AskMen]

Championship Manager 97/98 scout finally admits he got it wrong over Tommy Svindal Larsen. [The Gaffer]

Man United buy Nobby Stiles' 1966 World Cup winners' medal for record price. [Pies]

Japan's 3-D World Cup proposal is insanely awesome. [MFUSA]

Good players on bad national teams. [FourFourTwo]

Steven Nash gave Landon Donovan a present. And a burn. [Picture]

The betting industry kills off all the oracle octopi. [Studs Up]

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