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Manchester United and Chelsea Balls: BBC And The Sun Portray Mourinho And Moyes As Blithering Idiots

by | 9th, December 2013

FOOTBALL reporting is all about conjuring a story from pretty much nothing. In certain hands it’s all about extremes.

On Saturday, the BBC reported on Manchester United’s  home defeat to Newcastle United. News was that Man United’s David Moyes was saying his team could still win the Premier League:

 

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United are 13 points behind leaders Arsenal after 15 played. Of course  they can win the title. But they won’t. But did Moyes really say United will win? Is he a fantasist? Says the BBC :

Said Moyes: “I stand firm we will be very close. I hope we are in it at the end of the season.” When asked why he was so confident, he said: “The players – because I am working with the champions.”

Or as Sky Sports puts it:

“I stand firm we will be very close,” insisted Moyes. “I hope we are in it at the end of the season.” When asked why he was so confident about their title chances, Moyes added: “The players – because I am working with the champions.”

So. Moyes is not a fool. He’s just supporting his players, reminding them that they

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