Sporting April Fools

I expected to wake up this moring to a barrage of April fools stories about Wayne Rooney not being fit for the World Cup, suprisingly I haven’t come across any yet. Maybe it’s too obvious, or maybe a subject just too sensitive to joke about?

Anyway, here’s the best sporting April fools stories I’ve come across so far, if you’ve seen any I’ve missed out please let me know, either on Twitter or in the comments on this post.

A Brush With Success

Saints are set to commemorate their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final win with a special addition to the Club crest.

In recognition of Sunday’s marvellous victory that saw the Club pick up its first piece of silverware in 34 years, it has been decided to celebrate the occasion by doing something to signal Saints’ Trophy triumph.

In the same manner that Clubs who have achieved European title success often honour the victory by embroidering a gold star above their logo, Saints have decided to pay tribute by embroidering a gold paintbrush above the traditional Club crest. Read more…

Town in the frame with XD Vision!

The County Ground will be home to pioneering scientific technology next season, as Town fans get the chance to change the way they watch their team in action.

From the beginning of the 2010/11 campaign, Town will be the only club in the country to trial new Extra Definition (XD) vision, with the whole of the Premier League and Football League set to follow suit the following year if successful. Read more…

Burnley FC Matchwear 2010/11

Burnley Football Club is proud to reveal the new home shirt to be worn for the 2010/11 season.

The new Puma-manufactured shirt has been specifically designed to replicate the first ever claret and blue shirt worn by the club, exactly 100 years ago.

The vintage shirt is due to be displayed for the first time on Friday as the star of the unique exhibition in the Long Gallery at Towneley Hall, featuring every home shirt worn in a Century of Claret and Blue and open to the public from Saturday. Read more…

Best of the rest

England’s legendary World Cup winning hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst sensationally admitted yesterday that the Russian linesman got it wrong by allowing his controversial goal in the 1966 Final to stand.

A rugby think tank are cosidering introducing forward passing to the game. (Thanks to @stephenoleary)

Sam Allardyce last night gave the thumbs up to an amazing ‘ref-mobile’. The Blackburn boss believes the motorised two-wheeler will keep referees up to speed with the game’s fastest players. (Thanks to @SweMeatballs78 )

The European Union has stunned the horse racing world by insisting the first two Classics of the turf flat season, the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, adhere to current EU law – and change their name from the Guineas to the Euros.

The FA has agreed a deal in principle with British Airways for actor John Travolta to fly the England football squad out to South Africa this summer. (Thanks to @KarlLusbec)

Manchester City are having concerns with their pitch. (Thanks to @alexarmstead)

West Ham will brave ridicule next season by wearing pink on their home shirts as part of a saucy new sponsorship deal with erotic retailers Ann Summers. (Thanks to @motorsport_bts)

Any more that I’ve missed? Give me a shout on Twitter and let me know.

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