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Fulham Beat The Drop With Viagra

fulham.gifTENSE times at Fulham FC, where the team are staring relegation in the face.

For beating the drop, Fulham owner Mohammed Al Fayed has promised his players a hamper of Viagra and caviar.

Play up Fulham. Play up, play up … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Turn Brass Into Silver

toilet-roll-manchester-united.jpgAS the football pundits wonder if the Premier League has become predictable, as they are contracted to wonder every year, the Star tells its readers that Manchester United’s success was down to “HOOKERS”.

Not “those slags” as fans to other … READ ON

Posted: 12th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jamie Redknapp And Loiuse’s Title Expectations

louiseredknapp.jpgBIG news in the Star that Louise Redknapp, wife to footballer-turned-nodding head Jamie Redknapp, is expecting a baby.

Happy days, and what better time to remember a few of Jamie’s bon mots.

Today Jamie is considering the Premiership title race … READ ON

Posted: 9th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Natalie Undressed: Wayne Rooney’s Cousin’s Tribute To Gascoigne

natalie-rooney.jpgIS that Wayne Rooney sporting a massive pair of comedy breasts?

We will each of us react to news of Gazza’s death in our own way, and good on Wayne for invoking his formative footballing memories of 1990 and all … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bianca Reports On Paul Gazza Gascoigne’s Death

gascoignes.jpgPAUL Gascoigne is “DEAD”.

It’s the Star’s front-page news.

And while the businessmen at White Hart Lane and St James’s Park set about creating their Gascoigne Bars and lauding the hero with commemorative shirts, cocktails and compilation DVDs, the tributes … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Compassionate Communism Is Made In China

china-soldier-needles.jpgHAVE those pins really been placed in the collar of the Chinese soldier’s shirt deliberately?

The Mail says so.

Pictures taken at an army base in Shenyang, Liaoning province, show a paramilitary policeman with head erect. Should he move from … READ ON

Posted: 8th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Private Moments With Harry Kewell And Sheree Murphy

kewell.jpg“WHAT’s stopped you thrusting yourselves into the limelight, like the Beckhams?”

That question to Sheree Murphy and occasional Liverpool footballer Harry Kewell, who features on the front cover of OK! magazine.

“It’s their decision,” says Sheree, who says that she … READ ON

Posted: 7th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, OK! | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vinnie Jones Lends Paul Gascoigne A Mahogany Hand

vinniejones-paul-gascoigne.jpgWHEN that photo was taken of Vinnie Jones massaging Paul Gascoigne’s tackle who would have predicted the men’s careers would develop as they have done?

Gascoigne was to don a pair of comedy breasts, tell Norway to f*** off and … READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronaldo’s Scrubbers Leave Stain

brazil_butt.jpgHEADLINE of the day: “Ronaldo: Trannies left stain that will never go away.”

Says Ronaldo of his dalliance with three transvestite prostitutes:

“I cried a lot afterwards…Behind the personality I carry, I’m a normal person and have my weaknesses. Now

READ ON

Posted: 6th, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blood Red Square: Violence At Champions League Final

red-square.jpg“FANS FACE RED SQUARE UP,” says the Star, kicking off the tabloids’ traditional jingoistic build up to every big match on foreign soil.

It’s Russian Chelsea v American Manchester United in Moscow and “supporters fear chaos could end in a … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, May 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lonely Planet Guides And Max Gogarty

Lonely Planet and travel writing comment:

Travel writing died the day Max Gogarty retired.

READ ON

Posted: 1st, May 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The First Ronaldo is Three Times No Lady

ronaldo2.jpgAT the time of writing there are three famous footballers called Ronaldo.

There’s the one with the pony tail, oiled Ian Botham-style finger perm and the buck teeth.

There’s the one who takes an holistic approach to tackling, clutching his … READ ON

Posted: 30th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronaldo Fights Three Transvestites

RONALDO – the other one; no, the other one – has invited three trannies back to his room, allegedly.

Buck-toothed Brazilian footballer Ronaldo got a little bit more than he bargained for when he invited three prostitutes back to his

READ ON

Posted: 29th, April 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ronaldo Fails To Overshadow Nereida Gallardo’s Achievements

nereida-gallardo.jpgMORE insights into Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest keepy-uppy lover Nereida Gallardo, Spain’s foremost Bobby Charlton tribute acts.

She’s Ron’s Bronze Goddess in the Sun, and in the sun, as Nereida poses in a pair of tan knickers, tan breasts and tan … READ ON

Posted: 29th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bra-vo For Melanie Slade On Wags

melanie-slade-wag.jpgSAYS Melanie Slade, girlfriend to footballer Theo Walcott, of her fellow Wags in FHM magazine:

“I hate the stereotype – the shopping all day long, the short dresses and massive sunglasses. I would never want to be associated with … READ ON

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Chelsea Mowerman Sam Bethell Mows With United’s Evra

evra-chelsea.jpgRAINDROPS on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favourite things…

Not if you’re Sam Bethell, they’re not. And neither are cream-coloured … READ ON

Posted: 28th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (12) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Carly Zucker Is Nuts For Paul Gascoigne’s Mars Bar

carley-zucker-mars-gascoigne.jpgA PICTURE of Carly Zucker, Wag to Chelsea’s slack-jawed footballer Joe Cole.

Zucker is seen in the Star stepping from a car which is full of Mars branded footballs.

Zucker, dressed in red and black, is the face of the … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Abbey Clancy Meets Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

liaisons-crouch-clancy.jpgAS befitting any long-haired lover of a Liverpool footballer, mo-del Abbey Clancy has gone away to “calm down”.

So says the Star, which leads with news of goings on at London’s Valmont club.

Yes, as in Vicomte de Valmont, of … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sky Watch: Ian Wright On The ‘Sinister’ BBC’s Licence Fee

sky-watch.jpgSKY WATCH- Anorak’s occasional look at plugs in Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers for Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV.

Ian Wright, former BBC football pundit and Sun columnists, is talking about the BBC:

“They put out these sinister adverts about what will happen … READ ON

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC Hires Steve McClaren’s 2008 Umbrella

mcclaren.jpgSTEVE McClaren, English football’s wally with the brolly, will not be spending Euro 2008 on a sun lounger in the Med, sat beneath his umbrella (rain and sun, the brolly’s got the lot).

Well, not unless BBC Radio Five … READ ON

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There Are No Gays In Football

gay-footballers.jpgTHERE are no gays in football. That’s what Sir Bobby Robson once said, back in the days when he was plain old Bobby. It’s not “conductive” to them, he explained.

Of course, he changed his tune later, and waxed lyrical … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sultanas Of Carla Bruni: Coleen McLoughlin Axed As Face Of Asda

carla-bruni1.jpgNEWS now that Carla Bruni is set to replace Coleen McLoughlin as the face of Asda supermarkets.

Readers versed in the Asda advertising oeuvre realise that Asda has less a face than an arse (no offence, Coleen), which is patted … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Celebrities, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nereida Gallardo Takes Ronaldo’s Hospital Corners

nerieda-gallardo.jpgPICTURES of Nereida Gallardo, Wag to footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, make us wonder what comes first: the girlfriend or the implants?

The Star has a “picture exclusive” of Gallardo on the beach.

The Sun’s front page features Gallardo and the statement: … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Curse Those China Olympic Nazis

china-olympics-nazis.PNGTHERE’S a fashion for China bashing.

The image is from the pro-Tibet, anti-Chinese government demonstrations in San Francisco.… READ ON

Posted: 21st, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


28 Questions For Cheslea’s Avram Grant

avram-grant.jpgAVRAM Grant, manager of Chelsea football club, 1-0 winners over Everton, is in conversation with the Daily Mail.

But however hard he tries to speak, the Mail’s Ian Ladyman refuses to take his answers for an answer.

In “It’s grumpy … READ ON

Posted: 18th, April 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0