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Thierry Henry's first Monaco teamsheet had Leonardo Jardim listed as coach

It's been a hectic few weeks for AS Monaco and the confusion showed as the Ligue 1 club submitted their teamsheet for the weekend's game against Strasbourg.

Despite the official sheet bearing the signature of newly-appointed head coach Thierry Henry, Monaco still made the clumsy mistake of listing Leonardo Jardim as their manager.

Jardim was deposed on Oct. 11 with the team languishing down in the bottom recesses of the French top tier after a disastrous start to the season.

The botched documentation...

Philadelphia Eagles do soccer-centric celebration after scoring touchdown

Let's be fair, the "foot" is often missing in the gridiron football played every Sunday during the National Football League season in the United States.

But Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Alshon Jeffery turned that reality on its head a little after scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Eagles' offensive linemen formed a wall and Jeffery set the American football on the ground and sailed a free kick up and over his teammates.

We'll give the guys points for creativity...


Joe Hart has Man City training pitch named in his honour

As of Friday, the goalkeeper training pitch at the Manchester City Football Academy will be known as the "Joe Hart pitch".

And just as the club did for Yaya Toure, City will mark the occasion by also unveiling a special custom mosaic of Hart on a plinth next to the pitch. 

What is more, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak will join the 31-year-old and his family after City's game against Hart's Burnley on Saturday to present him with a replica of the mosaic and a lifetime season ticket.

Hart represented...

Marcelo Bielsa funds player hotel with games room, BBQ balcony for Newell's Old Boys

Marcelo Bielsa's perfect start at Leeds United continued into the Carabao Cup, with his side holding off Bolton to reach the second round.
Pontus Jansson's 88th minute header rescued an undeserved draw for Leeds who finished with 10 men following Luke Ayling's straight red card.
Mateusz Klich's excellent strike cancelled out a breathtaking Adam Reach goal as Leeds failed to extend their lead at the top of the Championship.
Newell's Old Boys fans still consider Marcelo Bielsa a legend
Marcelo Bielsa is already a club legend at Newell's Old Boys, who named their stadium after him in 2009.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is paying a reported  $2.5 million for a new training ground at Newell's Old Boys, which comes with a games room and a barbecue balcony, but insists he is "paying a debt" to his hometown club rather than a donation.

Bielsa's architect sister Maria Eugenia has designed a five-storey training complex for the Argentine side, which is due to open on Nov. 3 -- the day the of the club's 115th birthday -- and it will be paid for by the club legend. According...

Unai Emery, Arsenal predecessor Arsene Wenger both enjoy rare cameos on pitch

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and his predecessor Arsene Wenger both had rare run-outs on the pitch on the same day
Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger both got to show they've still got it as players on Wendesday.

Wednesday proved to be a rare old day for Arsenal managers past and present as both Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger got to strut their stuff on the pitch.

With a home tie against Leicester City coming up and a winning streak to uphold, Emery took a very hands-on approach to Arsenal's midweek training session.

The 46-year-old actually took part in the session himself, testing his mettle on the pitch against several of his players, including Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin.

Emery was a decent player in...

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi answer questions set by spin of the wheel

In a little deviation from the norm, Arsenal recently had teammates Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi interview each other using random topics selected by a "wheel of fate"-type contraption.

The two players took turns spinning the wheel and then deliberating on the subject provided.

First up was childhood heroes, with Ozil naming Zinedine Zidane as his idol growing up.

"When I was young, I always used to watch his games and his skills," he said.

The pair then reminisce about their school days before...