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Today's Football Mish Mash

Today's football stories that raise a furrowed brow!


'Oh no, what is this?' - Liverpool won't be able to deal with me, declares Akinfenwa -

EXCLUSIVE: The 16-and-a-half-stone striker, who is regularly referred to as the world's strongest footballer, hopes to write his name into Wimbledon and FA Cup legend on Monday By Harry Sherlock Adebayo Akinfenwa is not your typical striker.

David Moyes' Real Sociedad defeat Barcelona 1-0: Spanish newspaper reaction after Sunday's shock win - Telegraph

Almost a year to the day since erstwhile Manchester United manager David Moyes lost to Swansea City in the FA Cup he pulled off what is surely his greatest dugout result, by defeating 1-0 with his new team, Real Sociedad, in La Liga on Sunday.

Oldham may pull out of Evans deal

Last updated at 06:50 Oldham Athletic are considering pulling out of a controversial move for Ched Evans, the BBC has learned. The convicted rapist was set to be signed on a long-term deal and to train with the League One club on Monday.

Manchester City target Barkley won't be sold in January - Roberto Martinez -

The Everton midfielder is a long-term target for Manuel Pellegrini's side but the Spaniard is adamant that he will keep his best players for at least the full season Everton manager Roberto Martinez is adamant that midfielder Ross Barkley will not be leaving the club in January.

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Peter Jeffries mercilessly tormented by Birmingham City fans during FA Cup clash

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Peter Jeffries showed he can take some serious abuse after mercilessly being tormented by Birmingham City fans during his team's FA Cup defeat on Saturday. Jeffries was filmed receiving a torrent of abuse - but admirably refusing to react - from the travelling fans as Blyth took a shock lead over the visitors through captain Robbie Dale, who netted twice in the first half.

Neil Adams resigns as Norwich City manager

The 49-year-old took the decision to stand down in the wake of Saturday's disappointing 2-0 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale in the FA Cup third round. Norwich sit seventh in the table, three points adrift of a Play-Off place and 10 points behind East Anglia rivals Ipswich Town, who occupy the second automatic promotion position.

Lukas Podolski's move to Inter Milan is good for Arsenal - stats prove the German is defensively poor and lazy - Tele...

Forward thinking: Podolski celebrates a Gunners goal (ACTION IMAGES) The alternative, then, was cutting in from the left, as he had for Germany, but Podolski clearly sabotaged his own chances of playing regularly in the role with his lack of defensive work-rate.

Cruyff tells LvG to stop moaning

Article By: Zunaid IsmaelMon, 05 Jan 2015 3:57 PM Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has told compatriot Louis van Gaal not to complain about the festive season fixture schedule in England. Van Gaal manages English giant Manchester United and has recently complained that the fixture list was over-crowded and did not take player welfare into account.

Overreaction Theatre: Jimmy Bullard's shirt breaks Twitter

There was only one big talking point during Arsenal's FA Cup third-round match against Hull City - and it wasn't the scoreline. Fresh from his stint in the Jungle in I'm A Celebrity, former Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard was the studio guest with the BBC and it's fair to say he stood out when sitting next to the familiar face of Alan Shearer.

Arsenal target Reid 'highly unlikely' to sign new West Ham deal -

The New Zealand international has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates and the Hammers boss has confirmed that he will not commit his future to the Hammers West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes Arsenal target Winston Reid is 'highly unlikely' to sign a new contract with the club, with his current deal due to expire in the summer.