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Arsenal’s £80m ‘blunder’ that let Suarez wallow at Liverpool

Arsenal were beaten by Barcelona in last night’s Champions League match. The result never was really in doubt. Arsenal are a decent side, who could have nicked a goal; Barcelona shimmer. Over in the Daily Mail, Arsenal obsessive Adrian Durham …

Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester City throw the FA Cup for England as Chelsea march on

The newspapers are torn: did Manchester City throw their FA Cup tie against Chelsea, losing the match 5-1? The Telegraph says Manuel Pelligrini’s decision to field a greatly inexperienced side “backfired”. The inference is that the City manager thought …

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


Transfer balls: Manchester United get money back on Rooney to China rumours

Transfer balls: Shanghai Shenhua have offered to pay Manchester United – get this – £27m for Wayne Rooney. They have also offered the England captain £500,000-a-week in wages for three years to join the China Super League.

The Mirror leads …

Posted: 19th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Leroy Sane to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and wherever else the SEO machine sends him

Transfer Balls: The Daily Star has conjured a headline to seduce fans of the five biggest Premier League clubs to a non-news story:

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd in epic transfer fight for German whizz

 

daily star bollocks

 …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United, Pep and The Metro’s Lewandowski mystery

Transfer balls spots this utter bilge from the Metro: “Verbal agreement clears Man United to sign these two major world stars.” Another teaser names names:

Man Utd transfer news: Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski boost due to Pep Guardiola

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Untied balls: Rooney out, Van Gaal’s hell, England’s dream

brave rooneyManchester United’s captain is injured. Wayne Rooney, for it is he, has knee ligament damage. The Sun nails the pun with “PAIN ROO KNEE”. The paper says Rooney will miss “a minimum” of eight Manchester United matches and England games …

Posted: 18th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Di Maria beats Chelsea and hammers Van Gaal in the Daily Mirror

Di MAria daily mirror

 

The Daily Mirror is at pains to tell its readers how good a football Angela Di Maria is. The aim is less to praise the Argentine player than it is to make his disappointing time at Manchester United look …

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


Manchester City: Sergio Aguero gets the Princess Diana treatment

The Daily Mail has bought a few paparazzi pictures of Manchester City player Sergio Aguero minding his own business. To give you an idea of the levels of news we’re dealing with, the pictures are caption:

Manchester City striker Sergio

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Are Soulless Chelsea turning into Manchester City?

1970: Police keeping back crowds of Chelsea Football Club supporters as they strain for a glimpse of manager Dave Sexton. A banner in the crowd reads 'Sexton For God'. (Photo by A. Jones/Express/Getty Images)

 

On the BBC, Chelsea Alan from Twickenham is worried that the soul is being “ripped out” of Chelsea. He fears the Blues are becoming “a Man City who are full of mercenaries”.

“I look at Hazard and I look …

Posted: 17th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Key Posts, Sports | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United want Aubameyang to partner Bale, Ronaldo and Neymar

Transfer balls: Manchester United are all set to bid a £60m for Borussia Dortmund’s 26-year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says the Daily Mirror. The paper says United will “make him one of the biggest stars in the world”.  He’ll be …

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


Manchester United balls: Van Gall on monthly rolling contract as Jose joins for ‘free’

the sun jose

 

Manchester United are to sign Jose Mourinho before February is out. So says the Sun. But hold on a moment. Reading on the Sun says United “could” sign Jose. They could also win the Premier League, …

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


Biased football: Vardy dives, Arsenal cheated, Leicester robbed

Arsenal beat Leicester city 2-1 in today’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash. Leicester went ahead thanks to a Jamie Vardy penalty. Should the penalty have been given? Let’s see what the experts say:

The Leicester Mercury’s live blog says:

GOAL! ARSENAL

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


Transfer balls: Manchester United and Arsenal in Aubameyang clickbait drama

Transfer balls:  The Mail says Manchester United are to spend £70m summer on Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. After that United will move to recruit Robert Lewandowski, Neymar and Gareth Bale.

All this on the same day Louis Van Gaal …

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


Manchester United lose a match that Sunderland didn’t win

Van Gaal sacked

 

All newspapers agree that Sunderland never beat Manchester United yesterday.

Sunderland never did fashion two goals to United’s one in a Premier League win that gives them hope of avoiding relegation. The papers all agree that Sunderland only won …

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


Transfer balls: Ozil ‘demands’ to leave Arsenal

The Metro says Mesut Ozil is ‘demanding’ to leave Arsenal.

 

Ozil Arsenal leaves

 

Wow! In the build up to Arsenal’s big Champions League match against Barcelona, Ozil demands to leave. Really? Sean Kearns writes:

Arsenal were confident of tying the former

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


Adam Johnson’s a ‘pervert’ – just like Daily Star and Sun readers

adam johnson pervert

 

“Pervert” Premier League “ace” Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland after he pleaded guilty to sex offences with a 15-year-old girl. Johnson who earns £60,000-a-week (Mirror) and £50,000-a-week (Mail) is no longer a Sunderland footballer.

Sunderland have acted …

Posted: 12th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mourinho earns more at Manchester United than Pep does at Manchester City, or is it less?

daily mirror jose gets united

 

How much does Jose Mourinho earn as manager of Manchester United? The former Chelsea boss has not signed for United, but the Press is full of news that the deal is done.

The Mirror says it’s £15m a year …

Posted: 12th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Van Gaal stays, Mourinho works for free, thank god for Leicester City

the sun man unitedNo sooner have we read the details of Jose Mourinho’s contract to manage Manchester Untied  – £15m a year for three years (Mirror); £300m on players (Star) – than the Sun, which has been hyping the story of …

Posted: 12th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United hire Mourinho to get Bale, Neymar, Muller, Pogba and sell Mata

daily mirror jose gets united

 

Jose Mourinho’s PR department is working overtime to convince everyone and anyone that he is the next Manchester United manager. Why Manchester United would want a divisive, man rejected twice by Chelsea is not something that bothers the Star

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


Adam Johnson is guilty but Stacey Johnson is the one on trial

england pervert“PERVERT England Star: I groomed Girl, 15,” runs the Daily Star’s front-page headline. The England star is Adam Johnson, who plays for Sunderland in the Premier League.

The facts come thick and fast. He “groomed and groped” a 15-year-old girl. …

Posted: 11th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester City and Manchester United in Neymar ‘war’

neymar dies

 

Transfer balls: Manchester United and Manchester City – the Sun’s “Manc Giants” – are in a 144 “transfer war” for Neymar. That’s Neymar who has stated over and over that he wants to remain at Barcelona.

But Pep Guardiola, …

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United go for Spurs boss Pochettino as Mourinho stirs

According to the Sun, Mario Pochettino “could wreck Jose Mourinho’s dream of of becoming Manchester United’s next manager”. The story that the current Spurs manager could be on his way to Old Trafford is the Sun’s lead sports story. …

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


Manchester United balls: Van Gaal laughs off jourbnalists working for Jose Mourinho’s PR machine

Manchester United were denied an away win at Chelsea by an injury-time Diego Costa strike. At the post-match Press conference, a journalist asked Louis Van Gaal, Man United’s manager, about getting the sack and being replaced by Jose Mourinho. The …

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


Transfer balls: China fires warning shot across Chelsea bows

Big news is that China is buying up footballers, spunking even more cash than desperate foreign-owned English clubs do on mediocre foreign talent.

The Sun leads with “The Great Haul of China”. The shock news is that foreign footballers don’t …

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


Newcastle United balls: Andros Townsend sees ‘fantastic players’ in a one-eyed media

Everton tonked Newcastle United 3-0 this week. One day later, the Daily Mirror has news:

Andros Townsend sat in the Newcastle home dressing room and pointed at the names on the back of the shirts.

“Look, some fantastic players….”

He …

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