The TEN Unluckiest Players not to have played for England more

In the wake of England’s game with Moldova, we unfurl our England flags once more and strap on our international game heads. Everyone always remembers the England greats, the likes of Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Peter Shilton and David Beckham. Everyone also seems to remember the one-cap wonders as well, the likes of Michael Ricketts, Francis Jeffers and Steve Guppy who should never have been allowed anywhere near an England shirt. However, since caps are handed out like confetti these days, many player appear for the Three Lions without ever really registering on anyone’s radar, in fact you’d be surprised to hear many of the names that have turned out for this country.

Some simply weren’t good enough to play for England, while others struggled with injuries. Certain individuals may have been the victim of a certain manager’s selection policy or perhaps found themselves behind a truly world class player in the race for the starting XI, costing them more appearances. Either way, there are numerous players who deserved to pull on the white shirt on more occasions and we run through the Top 10 Unluckiest England players who should have been capped more often:

To see the list, click on the picture of Matt Le Tissier:

Top 10 Opening Day Premier League Moments

Courtesy of Unibet, we bring you the Top 10 Opening Day Premier League moments just to prepare you for later…

10. Blackpool announce their Premier League arrival
With most pundits expecting Blackpool to produce a Derby County-esque performance in the Premier League, it was a huge shock to see them lying second after their opening day demolition of Wigan.

9. Arsenal humiliate Everton with 6-1 opening day win at Goodison

The Gunners produced a stunning opening day to display to have their fans dreaming of the Invincibles again. Here is Eduardo slotting home the sixth against perennial slow-starters Everton.

8. Gustavo Poyet’s scissor strike

When players with the talent of Gianfranco Zola and Gus Poyet combine, special things happen. This goes down as one of the all-time great opening weekend goals.

7. Reading come from behind to beat Boro

After Reading fell 2-0 behind in their first ever Premier League game, fans must have feared the worst for the season. But Steve Coppell’s men bounced back with goals from Dave Kitson, Steve Sidwell and Leroy Lita, and went on to secure their top flight status – for one year at least.

6. Mario Stanic’s wonder strike for Chelsea

His Premier League career won’t live long in the memory, but at least Mario Stanic left us this gem to remember him by!

5. Alan Shearer bags a brace on his Blackburn debut

All eyes were on Alan Shearer following his £3.3 million move from Southampton and the legendary marksman duly delivered, netting a brace in an exciting 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.

4. Jurgen Klinsmann’s self-deprecating celebration

After taking a lot of stick for his tendency to dive, Klinsmann showed a sense of humour with this celebration after scoring on his Premier League debut.

3. Brian Deane scores the first Premier League goal

Brian Deane wrote himself into a million pub quiz questions when he grabbed the first Premier League for Sheffield United.

2. Ravanelli’s introduction to the Premier League

In one of the most memorable first impressions in English football history, Fabrizio Ravanelli produced a stunning hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

1. David Beckham’s goal from halfway against Wimbledon

David Beckham spots Wimbledon keeper Neil Sullivan off his line and lets fly from his own half. The rest is history!

Top 10 Championship signings so far

The Championship season is almost upon us, indeed the first round of fixtures are just two weeks away. Bosses have been busy sorting out their business in the transfer market to ensure their sides have the best possible chances of success in the coming season. Some interesting signings have already taken place and the Championship looks set to be hotly contested this season. However, some deals look better value than others, so we’ve put together a list of ten signings that have caught the eye so far:

TEN footballers who could be Olympic athletes

After seeing former Chelsea, Reading and Dagenham and Redbridge trainee Adam Gemili fly through his Olympic heat with a time of 10.11, just behind the third fastest man of all-time, Asafa Powell, it shows that the 18-year-old clearly made the right decision about switching sports. His career looks a promising one and everyone has their fingers crossed for him at London 2012. However, it left us thinking who else in the footballing world could transfer their skills into Olympic sports and we came up with 10 footballers who should consider taking up Olympic events:

The 15 ‘Most Outlandish Transfer Rumours’ EVER To Hit The Premier League

Every transfer window, we sit glued to Sky Sports News or pick up a paper at every available opportunity to see who our club have recently been linked with. And every year, the rumours get more and more ridiculous. To see some of the more outlandish ones from recent times, click here:

10 Monumental Sporting Organisational Cock-Ups

Olympic RingsSo the Olympic Games have finally hit London, and how did we start things off? With an incredible spectacle leaving the world in awe? No, we managed to offend the less-than-friendly North Koreans by showing the flag of their bitter neighbours, the South Koreans during the build up to their women’s football match. In response, here are some other Olympic sized logistical cock-ups in sport: