Goaltastic’s posts of the year 2011

WITH the New Year approaching faster than a Gareth Bale counter-attack, I believe the time is right to recap Goaltastic’s best blogs of 2011.
And when I say best, I mean most read.
In reverse order, they are…
10 – Manchester City signing Clichy once cheated death.
9 – My hilarious Fernando Torres April Fools post
8 – “Rooney, Rooney, Rooney”
7 – Roman Abramovich gets his chopper out
6 – Suarez signing excitement
5 – Manchester United to sign favourite son’s son
4 – Massive boobs story nets huge internet traffic spike shocker
3 – Boring Nasri to sign for Manchester City announcement
2 – Macheda accidentally confirmed the Sneijder deal which never actually happened
1 – The greatest football rumour of the year bar none. Seriously, this never gets old.
Happy New Year!

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Death fails to stop fan attending match

BILL Shankley famously said: “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death – I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”
And one Colombian football fan proved this maxim by attending a match despite being dead.
The 17-year-old Cucuta Deportivo supporter had been shot the day before, and ahead of the wake friends and family paraded his coffin through the streets and into the General Santander Stadium.
Spokesman Julio Rivera said: “This is the only part of the world where this has happened.”
The club is launching an inquiry to find out who allowed the corpse entry into the ground.

RIP Paul The Psychic Octopus

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EVERYONE’S favourite cephalopod Paul the Psychic Octopus has died.
Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany, said: “His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself.”
Paul predicted the winners of all Germany’s World Cup clashes, and then of the final by selecting one of two boxes, each loaded with a mussel food treat and marked on the outside with one of the teams.
Staff at the centre said his death was not entirely unexpected, since common octopuses generally only live a couple of years.
Mr Porwoll added: “He appears to have passed away peacefully during the night, of natural causes, and we are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here.
“We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine.”