You might remember the odd video of a Japanese girl putting on make-up to make herself look like Leon Best. Well, it turns out the footage may have been doctored and instead she wanted to appear like rapper Drake - but that got us thinking, what are the best football look-a-likes?
So we asked you on Facebook and Twitter and this is who you came back with.
So it all began with Leon Best and Drake
And then your suggestions came in - like Fabio Capello and Angelos Epithemiou
Thomas Graversen and Lee Carsley aka the Mitchell Brothers.
The two sides are separated by just 50 miles, so when the match was postponed yesterday because of a frozen pitch just before midday, it would have certainly been annoying to a number of fans, but one they could accept as they wouldn’t have set off on their journeys for the evening kick off.
Match referee Darren Sheldrake deemed there was a 30-yard section of pitch which was unplayable at 1.45pm but surely MK Dons officials or ground staff should have realised the game was in doubt much earlier, and especially considering the huge journey away fans had to undertake.
To his credit, Dons chairman Pete Winkelman talked to Chappers and Robbie on Saturday evening to put his version of events across and apologise to fans – an honourable act especially given his club’s horrendous error of judgment earlier on in the day.
However, the game will almost undoubtedly now have to be played on a week night – given the hectic schedule already in place – making it all the more difficult for Carlisle fans to travel down unless they take a day off work.
What do you think should happen in these sorts of situations?
- Should the club refund those who traveled down? - There were suggestions during the show that the club should donate the money/gate revenue to charity? - Could the game be switched to another location, mid-way between the clubs or perhaps even make it a home game for the visitors who were let down?
Listen to what Winkelman had to say, and let us know your thoughts about what should happen next.
A lot of jokes have been made about the next player to come out of retirement – indeed Robert Pires was trending on Twitter yesterday after he said he was training at Arsenal and speculation was rife he was about to make a dramatic return.
… But does he just want to play with Henry one more time and make up for that fluffed penalty?
We’ve enjoyed all the old names flying about the office – great memories of Paolo di Canio pushing over referees, Gazza grabbing Vinnie Jones’ more sensitive parts, and the amazing hairstyles which were flowing in the 1990s.
So we opened it up to you, the fans, who came back with some amazing names – not to make a comeback, but just to remember and celebrate.
We’ve collated a selection of them in this image below from Twitter (#PLicons) and Facebook.
The majority of you focused on those who are already plying their trade in the UK, with the exception of, Xherdan Shaqiri, currently of FC Basel – but one who could soon be elsewhere.
He’s joined up front by Scottish sensation Jordan Rhodes who’s been knocking them in for Huddersfield in League 1 – but may be doing it at a higher level before the year is out.
The midfield consists of two who could be very important as their sides try to balance a number of competition at the same time – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Josh McEachran – and already a regular at Swansea, Joe Allen.
The quartet is completed by James McClean of Sunderland, who captains the side, by virtue of the fact he was the most hotly tipped player out of the lot.
The back four proved contentious – especially given Phil Jones’ recent run of form – and debate around Davide Santon, but Nathaniel Clyne and Ciaran Clark seemed to be undisputed by most of you.
Picking a keeper was difficult. Tim Krul came close, but many of you regarded Fulham’s David Stockdale as a possible breakthrough player in 2012, if he’s given a run in the first team.
David Stockdale (Fulham/Ipswich)
Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace) Phil Jones (Man Utd) Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) Davide Santon (Newcastle)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) Josh McEachran (Chelsea) Joe Allen (Swansea) James McClean (Sunderland)
Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) Xherdan Shaqiri (FCBasel)
Editor Jo| 12:21 UK time, Wednesday, 4 January 2012
The first ever 606 in front of a live audience was a pretty daunting prospect for everyone in the office – but one we were relishing.
We decamped to the BBC Philharmonic Studios across the plaza in Salford with Mark Chapman hosting affairs alongside Jason Roberts – who just about made it from Blackburn as the clocked ticked to 6.06pm – and joined by 250 audience members.
As part of Celebrate Sport our listeners watched and contributed to the madness of a live 606 show.
And contribute they did!
From Brian the Everton fan who felt it might be time for David Moyes to go, to Gary and Peter the City and United fans whose son and daughter are getting married in June (title party for who?) to Tom the Grimsby Town fan who wants an investigation into the performance against Salisbury.
More importantly there was a lot of waving of red and yellow cards which we had dished out to the audience to show their agreement or disagreement with points made during the show by callers, other audience members and of course Mark and Jason.
Mark Chapman even donned a jacket for the show so we knew it was an occasion. But the man who claims to love his clothes, Jason Roberts, rocked up in his Blackburn/space traveling kit.
We are already busy planning the next live show - where do you want us to visit?
But to get a teaser of things, this video sums up what went on.
Welcome to the 606 blog. Have your say on all the biggest footballing stories and read regular posts from the production team and presenters like Robbie Savage, Jason Roberts, Chappers and Darren Fletcher.
Plus exclusive audio and video from behind the scenes in the 606 office and all the latest information on how you can take part in our regular presenter Q&As.
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