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Mike Taylor Apologises For Eduardo Pain

ARSENAL manger Arsene Wenger says Birmingham’s Martin Taylor apologised to him for the tackle which broke Gunners striker Eduardo’s leg.

Says Wenger: “After the game and said it was completely accidental.

“I thought about it and said if it was …

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Would You Cheat On Cheryl Cole?

ashley-cole-cheryl.jpg“CHERYL,” advertises the Star’s front page. “Well, would you cheat on her?”

Cheryl is Cheryl Cole, wife to vomitous footballer, Ashley Cole. The question is to Star readers. Would you cheat on Cheryl?

The answer is on Page 7, and …

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Want Fans To Support Their Local Team: No 39 Steps

AS the Premier League champions the idea of exporting ‘The Franchise’ to the foreigners – the so-called 39 Steps – Chelsea stands accused of racism.

No, not for some of the club’s fans making anti-Semitic noises towards their team’s coach …

Posted: 29th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoinge Poetry Writing Contest

gazza.jpgPAUL Gascoigne has been writing poetry.

So reports the Sun, as it watches Gascoigne sat in a Malta eatery writing on serviette:

“There are no rules for loving and sharing. But hearts beat faster when someone is caring. Love Gazza.

Posted: 28th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eduardo Da Silva, As Viewed By Rupert Murdoch

eduardo1.jpg “SKY Sports’ refusal on Saturday to replay film of Eduardo da Silva’s dreadful injury…was an act of sensitivity not repeated by the internet ghouls.

“Clips of the moment the Arsenal forward suffered his career threatening injury were posted on YouTube …

Posted: 27th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Owen’s Stranger Danger

“FOOTBALLER took Dubai holidays paid for by man he barely knew,” says the Times.

Does young Michael Owen not realise how foolish this was? And him a family man…

More on this here: Autograph Hunters Denied Thrill Of The

Posted: 27th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two Views Of Eduardo Da Silva

martin-taylor1.pngEDUARDO da Silva, of Arsenal and Croatia, is injured horribly.

The Sun and Times have the same picture of Martin Taylor, the villain of the piece whose studs-up tackle threatens to ruin Eduardo’s career.

The captions read:

Times: …

Posted: 26th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football Quote Of The Day: On Eduardo Da Silva

eduardo.jpgBIRMINGHAM defender Stephen Kelly reponds to a tackle that saw Arsenal’s Eduardo da Silver hospitalised for a severely broeken leg.

“It was harsh Tiny [Taylor] being sent off. It wasn’t a malicious tackle and the reason the ref has sent

Posted: 25th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne’s Lover Tells Of Fruit, Sex With A Mop And Booster Seats

gazza.jpg“I WATCHED GAZZA GO OUT OF HIS MIND.”

The Mirror’s front-page headline focuses on the life of Paul Gascoigne.

Jenny Wilkinson was not watching Gazza as he charged into Gary Charles in the 1991 FA Cup Final. Jenny Wilkinson was …

Posted: 25th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (11) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne Was No Genius

PAUL Gascoigne, Gascoigne, he’s dafter than you and me, he’s in a mental facility, Paul Gascoigne, Gascoigne:

Gascoigne was a very good footballer, at least the equal of Jackie Sinclair for a year or two, but it does not

Posted: 24th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cheryl Cole Watches Ashley Cole On Player Cam

ashley-cole-cheryl.jpgCHERYL Cole and her Ashley are still making news.

Encouraging signs are, though, that Ashley has listened to Cheryl’s reported demands and will know of his whereabouts at all times.

The Star is leading with news that tomorrow afternoon Cheryl’s …

Posted: 23rd, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne Is Dafter Than You Or Me

paul-gascoigne.jpgIT’S “BIG AND NATURAL WEEK” in the Daily Sport. And that means focusing on larger than life Geordie footballer Paul Gascoigne.

“WE’RE WITH YOU GAZZA,” says the Sport, unnervingly, as “a true hero” is sectioned under the terms of the …

Posted: 22nd, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne, Get Well

FORMER England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been detained under the Mental Health Act following an incident at a Tyneside hotel.

1990. He gave us hope……

Posted: 21st, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coleen McLoughlin Takes In A Wag Shower

baby-brand.jpgCOLEEN McLoughlin has been busy.

Much of the McLouhglin week is condensed into a single page in Closer magazine. The highlights:

“I wore this outfit when I went to a hair salon in Liverpool to have my extensions tightened”

“I …

Posted: 21st, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, OK! | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Doggy Styling With Danielle Lloyd And Jermain Defoe

danielle-lloyd.jpgCELEBRITY insight of the say: Danielle Lloyd and footballer Jermain Defoe.

The Sun says the Portsmouth striker (Defoe) threw out Ms Lloyd when she suggested they buy a “Paris-Hilton-style handbag mutt”.

The dog in a bag is not the last …

Posted: 21st, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea’s Ashley Cole: I’ll Stand By You

cole-the-troll.jpgFOOTBALL Quote Of The Day: When asked by Chelsea fans to name the song he performed at the initiation ceremony afforded to each new club signing, Cole replied: “I’ll Stand By You, by The Pretenders“……

Posted: 19th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Athletes Allowed To Blog From Beijing

china-olympics.jpgTHE International Olympic Committee rules that athletes can write blogs.

Although athletes are not permitted to post any audio or visual material of action from the games themselves.

Says the IOC: “It is required that, when accredited persons at the …

Posted: 17th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ricky Hatton Mends Broken Britain With His Fists

ricky-hatton.jpg“RICKY HATTON’S MANIFESTO TO REPAIR BROKEN BRITAIN.”

So many boxers have made a mess of their post-ring lives. Nigel Benn went to the I’m A Celebrity jungle and was never heard from again. Frank Bruno did a passable Window Twanky, …

Posted: 15th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bridgewater Office Supplies Football League Update

WHAT news of the Bridgewater Office Supplies Football League?

The Mail sees Heywood St James (old gold shirts, black shorts, blacks socks), taking on Salford Victoria (Barcelona replica kits, replete with unicef logo).

A Salford player is carrying a lump …

Posted: 15th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Many BBC Hacks Does It Take To Cover The Olympics?

THE Olympics are in Beijing this year. The BBC is to send 150 staff to cover the Beijing Olympics, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The plan which will cost £1 million.

According to the Britsh Olympic Association, Great Britain …

Posted: 14th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spielberg Snubs Olympics And Paris Hilton Snubs Darfur

“SPIELBERG snubs the Olympics.” So says the Express on news that Hollywood film director Stephen Spielberg is boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games. Big news, right up there with:

Paris Hilton snubs Darfur
Sarah Ferguson snubs Nobel Peace Prize
Gordon Smart …

Posted: 14th, February 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On This Day In Football, With Roy Of The Rovers

ROY of the Rovers remembers:

 “On this day in 1981 – I discover that my wife Penny has flown off on holiday to Crete – without me!”

Modern translation:

“Penny’s bikini break bust up!”  

Posted: 14th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sweet FA Move To Stop Swearing At Football

roy-of-the-rovers.jpg“RED card for the curse of football,” says the Mail, noticing a plan to curtail swearing on the pitch.

The scheme, pioneered by the Football Association, a famous up-to-the-minute body, is for a “zero tolerance” policy to cursing on the …

Posted: 14th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Giving Full Chest To Gemma Atkinson

gemma-amy.pngSAYS Gemma Atkinson: “I’ve written down all the good and bad things that have happened to me in the past year to turn into lyrics…I knows I’m going to have a fight to be taken seriously, but I love a …

Posted: 13th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul McCartney Is Dead To Heather Mills

abbeyroad.jpg“WE CAN WORK IT OUT,” says the Mirror, words hang around pictures of Lady Heather Mills and Paul McCartney.

“WE CAN WORK IT OUT,” says the Sun on its front page.

The biggest divorce in town should end soon. And …

Posted: 13th, February 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0