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 By Chris Wright

Jose Mourinho pranks Chelsea staff with fake team-building exercise

With an upcoming friendly against Montreal Impact to prepare for, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho decided to warm-up (or should that be cool down?) beforehand by pranking members of his playing and backroom staff with a phoney team-building exercise.

The prank involved Mourinho lining up his victims on chairs and asking them to pretend they were sat on a bus, having them lean back and forth in unison while the evil Portuguese mastermind chose his moment to strike.

Sure enough, the signal came and the...

 By Chris Wright

Monchengladbach tweet Football Manager gamer after sacking

Anybody who has spent any time playing Football Manager will understand the game's fickle nature and duly sympathise with the plight of Andy Murray, now ex-coach of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Murray (not to be confused with the tennis-playing chap of the same name) took to Twitter to complain after being unceremoniously removed from his post by Monchengladbach's top brass during his Football Manager 15 campaign.

The German club then caught wind of his objection and decided to offer the gamer a timely...

 By Chris Wright

Oldham Athletic preseason game delayed by bee swarm

The start of Sunday's preseason friendly between Oldham Athletic and Blackburn Rovers had to be temporarily delayed and for the strangest of reasons.

While inspecting the pitch before kick-off, the referee on duty noticed that a bit of a buzz had whipped up in one of the goalmouths -- quite literally, as it happens!

Indeed, a queen bee had attached herself to one of the posts with the rest of the hive duly swarming around her, which led to an outbreak of bee puns over on the club's official Twitter...

 By Chris Wright

Frank Lampard fan gets Man City shirt all wrong in botched tribute

Picked up by ESPN's very own Darren Rovell, this photo of an NYCFC supporter spotted in Charlotte over the weekend highlights the need to check and check again when you get someone's name on your shirt.

Having gone out of his way to purchase a Frank Lampard replica jersey, the fan failed to double-check his spelling and made a crucial error when it came to getting the veteran midfielder's name and number on the back.

Angel Di Maria masks sold at a discount for £1 at Man United store

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Angel Di Maria is now in the bargain basement. CREDIT: MEN/Jon Baxter.

How do you know your career at Manchester United is over? When the United megastore sells your stuff at a discount, of course.

The Manchester Evening News reported that a visit to the United store revealed that Angel Di Maria masks have been placed on a discount rack alongside those of Robin van Persie and Falcao, both of whom have now left the club.

Still, at least Paris Saint-Germain fans can bag themselves a £1 bargain before he actually signs.

Mario Balotelli offered lifeline by Italian third-tier ASD Lupa Castelli

Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia gives his take on Mario Balotelli's situation at Anfield.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the future of Liverpool's Mario Balotelli after the signing of Belgium international Christian Benteke.
Former Liverpool captain Steve McMahon tells ESPN FC's Jason Dasey that Liverpool should do everything they can to sell Mario Balotelli.

With his career stagnating after one largely miserable season at Liverpool, it's no secret that Mario Balotelli, or at least his agent, is currently in the process of assessing his career options.

Despite the likes of Inter and AC Milan both reportedly snubbing Balotelli's advances this summer, the want-away Reds striker has still been offered an escape route back to Italian football -- though not quite at the level he was previously accustomed to.

Indeed, the lifeline has come courtesy of ASD Lupa...