The Offside Daily – Pele out of hospital, Tottenham pitch invaders and Wigan chairman under fire


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. Brazil legend Pele says he is doing fine following his release from hospital today.

2. Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out with a thigh injury for up to 5 months.

3. The FA has charged Dave Whelan over the comments he made in an interview earlier this month.

4. Spurs, Everton and Celtic have qualified for the next stage of the Europa League.

5. An exciting Europa league game between Estoril and PSV was abandoned with the score 3-2 at HT due to a waterlogged pitch.

6. Spurs had a delay in their Europa League fixture after 3 separate incidents involving pitch invaders gave the referee no choice but to stop the game. (BBC Sport)

7. Bacary Sako will celebrate his 100th game as a Wolves player by playing in these special boots. (Instagram)

8. Blackpool may have  possession of the worst seat in football. (Metro)

9. Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been detained in Mexico and returned to the UK in relation to his takeover of the Scottish club back in 2011. (BBC News)

10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is definitely not short on confidence after picking himself in a best XI. (Metro)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.


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