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Transfer balls: Arsenal buy Higuain twice, want Pogba and get Manchester United’s Toni Kroos

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger must spend loadsa money “or else”, warns the Sun.

Arsene Wenger is told to launch his biggest ever Arsenal spending spree – or miss out on new Arsenal contract. Gunners’ chiefs want big names like

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Novak Djokovic v Serena Williams fight in battle of the sexes tennis pentahlon

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Would women tennis players earn the same as men if there were two tours separated by gender? Would you pay more to see the men or the women? Should men and women always earn the same for the same …

Posted: 21st, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool prepare for Henderson exit as Spurs flash the cash

Are Liverpool making ready to sell Jordan Henderson? The Mail says Henderson’s sale is on the cards. The paper says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would want £20million for the former Sunderland player, with Spurs his most likely destination.

Given the …

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United get Higuain and Mourinho in ‘secret’ deal

Transfer balls: did you know that Gonzalo Higuain has agreed to join Manchester United? It’s true. We read it in the Metro. Mark Brus declares:

Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain agrees Manchester United move

Why would the Argentine striker agree to …

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Ibrahimovic, Arsenal and Thierry Henry’s TV source

Zlatan arsenalTransfer balls of the week was focused on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. and his move to Arsenal.

On March 13, the BBC told us: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paris St-Germain forward says he is likely to leave.”

What he said was: “For the moment, …

Posted: 20th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Up for Liverpool: Manchester United tackle Klopp and the language police

“MAN UP,” orders the Daily Mirror’s back-page headline. Manchester United manager Louise Van Gaal is looking for a “miracle” to see his side overcome Liverpool in the Europa Cup – and to help God’s plan the hammer-headed Dutchman wants his …

Posted: 17th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: soft and weak Gunners embarrass tabloids

arsenal soft daily mirror“Arsenal are soft and weak.” Not our thoughts, rather those of the Daily Mirror, although it attributes the words to Barcelona’s cocksure defender Dani Alves. But is that what he said ahead of Barcelona’s home match with Arsenal? What …

Posted: 16th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wenger leaves, Wenger stays, Wenger stays and leaves

wenger out“Wenger to Walk?” asks the Daily Mail’s Sami Mokbel on the paper’s backpage. Will the Arsenal manager quit the club? As ever with tabloid headlines framed as question, the answer is ‘no’.

Indeed, over the course of Mokbel’s story there …

Posted: 15th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Daily Mail body shames fat Eden Hazard’s moobs

Wonderful work in the Daily Mail, which takes a break from appraising women’s bodies with a sneering look at Chelsea footballer Eden Hazard. Jeff Powell spotted Hazard swapping shirts at half-time with PSG’s Angel Di Maria when the clubs …

Posted: 15th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United escape fine for Liverpool Hillsborough chant

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Manchester United will not be punished for its fans revolting chants about the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters when the club faced Liverpool in the Europa League. A Uefa spokesperson says United have no case to answer because the chanting …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal murder Watford in FA Cup war

WEnger FA CupDid you jeer as Arsenal were “dumped” from the FA Cup?  The Mirror says Arsenal fans did in a lead sports story headlined “What A Farce”.

It’s all enjoyable hyperbolic stuff from John Cross, who seems to forget that when …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Diego Costa nuzzles Bale in rare episode of on-field foreplay

For a few hours yesterday the big talking point was England’s unexpectedly exiting win over Wales in the Six Nations rugby. But then the story broke that Chelsea’s Diego Costa had bitten someone on the BBC’s FA Cup coverage. After …

Posted: 13th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: The injury crisis that isn’t

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When Arsenal defeated Hull in the FA Cup last Tuesday night, the Press focused on the Gunners players forced off early. The headlines talked of disaster:

“Arsenal run into new injury crisis after win over Hull” – The Week

Posted: 11th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Liverpool’s penalty was only ‘controversial’ in the Sun

Liverpool defeat Manchester Untied 2-0 in the Europa League and the tabloids get to work. Liverpool’s first goal was scored from the penalty spot. The Sun leads with this “controversial penalty”, the “second for Liverpool in four days”.

The paper …

Posted: 11th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Gotze heads to Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool, stays at Bayern

The Metro sats Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are in line to sign Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze. But what else has the paper of record (surely, the paper run by SEO bots, ed) told us about the German?

Metro, May …

Posted: 10th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Van Gaal stays next season as Mourinho joins his coaching team

Manchester United fans hoping to see the back of Louis Van Gaal are in for a shock. The Mirror says his job at Old Trafford is “safe – even is he fails to crack top 4”.

 

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Can this …

Posted: 9th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: bored Wenger blows his top in a measured way

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was answering questions about his tenure at the club. It was put to Wenger at a press conference that ex-players like Dennis Bergkamp,  or Patrick Vieira could replace him.

The papers review:

Daily Mirror: “Arsene …

Posted: 8th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Call of Duty turns Jamie Vardy into a ticking timebomb

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Big news in the Daily Mail that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is “gunning down rivals” by playing Call of Duty on his PlayStation.

Those rivals had best watch out. The Daily Mail told us Call of Duty turns …

Posted: 7th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool Palace: Crystal Palace robbed as ‘cool’ Benteke does a Gerrard

tumblr_o3n5l3SNQp1u5f06vo1_1280 Crystal Palace lose to 10-man Liverpool and there are accusations of diving. Palace manager Alan Pardew – previously seen head-butting an opposition player on the side of the pitch and verbally abusing the likes of Manuel Pellegrini and Arsene Wenger …

Posted: 7th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Spurs managers makes shocking, shocking, shocking move

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The Sunday Times says Chelsea have made a “shock” move to “tempt” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. He’s been added to Chelsea’s “shortlist” of future managers.

The Sunday Times has been informed that Chelsea officials approached representatives of the Tottenham

Posted: 6th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson says sorry through his ‘stunning’ model pal

adam johnson sex“Shamed Adam Johnson” looks out from the Mirror’s front page. In this story the now former England and Sunderland footballer “confesses that he made ‘huge mistake’ and tells of jail shock over his sex crimes”.

This is Johnson, the criminal …

Posted: 6th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Mourinho replaces Van Gaal as get the job

Compare and contrast the Mirror’s Manchester United scoops.

First up the Mirror’s scoop that Jose Mourinho has agreed a three-year deal to manage Manchester United.

 

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Second up, the Mirror’s scoop that Jose Mourinho is reigned to not managing …

Posted: 6th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Marcus Rashford’s England call up

rashford englandHow football reporting works: Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, 18, has scored a few goals this season. A journalist asks England manager Roy Hodgson if Rashford could play for England?

“I would neither rule him in or rule him out,” replies …

Posted: 5th, March 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wenger and Henry in tabloid war

Arsenal are not doing not too well; not doing too badly. It’s all a bit so-so.  But the media wants drama. Today’s back pages lead with a ‘row’ between Arenal manger Arsene Wenger and the club’s greatest goalscorer Thierry Henry.…

Posted: 5th, March 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea star in Daily Telegraph caption horror

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Photo choice and caption work from the Telegraph is A++today, says @ashleyconnick…

Posted: 3rd, March 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0