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Manchester City Balls: Daily Mail Creates The Weakest Back Page Story Ever

by | 15th, April 2014

IN the race to produce a new story on every leading club every day of the week, the Daily Mail does not flinch. Today, the paper of record leads with news that Manuel Pellegrini has visited a cashpoint machine.

The Mail  bought and published a picture of a grown man using his bank account.

This from the “Sports Newspaper of the Year’. And that’s this year.

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By now you’re itching to know how the Mail’s  Paul Collins managed to create a story from such a mundane photo. Budding hacks looking to get into sports journalism, take note:

Just 24 hours after his team suffered a vital 3-2 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was pictured nipping to the cashpoint to make a small withdrawal on Monday.

Just

He could have waited longer. As we versed in football’s mores know, there is a two-day (48 hours) period of mourning between seeing your team lose and using cash machines. Pelligrini is, of course, a funny foreigner, so we can, perhaps, excuse

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