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Transfer balls: Arsenal trigger bidding war as Chelsea and China chase Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal forwards Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Chelsea. Maybe. The Mirror leads with news that should Arsenal fails to give Sanchez the massive pay hike he wants, Chelsea will dip him, his dog, his mum and his house …

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


Media balls: Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino to Arsenal for £82m plus £1

Hard cheese, Arsenal. The Mirror leads not with the Gunners’ terrific 4-1 win over Basel, a win that means Arsenal top their Champions’ League group, but with news that Liverpool have inserted an “anti-Arsenal clause” in Roberto Firmino’s new contract.…

Posted: 7th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: BBC blamed for Manchester United and Manchester City hype

In “MANCS FOR NOTHING”, the Mirror’s Dave Kidd looks at how Manchester United and Manchester City have failed to live up to the hype.

“Remember all that Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho hype,” he begins. We do.

“Remember how Manchester …

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


One Jose Mourinho: every variation of ‘The Special One’

On June 2 2004, Jose Mourinho arrived at Cheslea FC. “Please don’t call me arrogant,” he told the Press, “but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

And so he became The Specual One. And where that …

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


Media balls: diving Dele Alli’s dying swan routine gives Spurs victory

“Pochettino defends Alli’s diving,” says the Times in its report on Spurs’ 5-0 hammering of Swansea City. The first goal came from the penalty spot after Tottenham’s Dele Alli fell to the ground. Elsewhere in the paper, former referee …

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal put West Ham boss on the ‘brink’ of getting chairman’s understanding

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Arsenal tonked West Ham united 5-1 at the Hammers’ soulless Olympic Stadium – hear the Arsenal fans singing “Is this the Emirates?” – and the tabloids are full of speculation. Is West Ham manager Slaven Bilic soon to be …

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


Jose Mourinho’s tax problems shame Manchester United and Chelsea

Jose Mourinho is “the rich one” in the Sunday Times’ look at the Manchester United manger’s financial affairs. The allegation is that “a complex offshore structure” has allowed Mourinho “to dodge tax on his image rights income”.

Is it all …

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs cave in and agree to Harry Kane’s massive loyalty bonus

Spurs striker Harry Kane secured a huge pay rise because the club “caved in” to his demands. So says the Times, which calculates Kane’s Tottenham at around £150,000-a-week, based on a base salary of £120,000-a-week plus bonuses.

The new …

Posted: 3rd, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Ralph Hasenhuttl has not replaced Arsene Wenger

As headlines go, the Sun’s is unequivocal: “RALPH HAS THE JOB”. The paper reports that Arsene Wenger is to replaced as Arsenal manager by Ralph Hasenhuttl. Reading on, we get more facts: “Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to be replaced by …

Posted: 2nd, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: Southampton beaten by Wenger’s Arsenal flops

Southampton fans looking for reports on their team’s 0-2 victory away to Arsenal in the League Cup will disappointed to see their team get second or ever third billing to the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The crux of the match …

Posted: 1st, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Why everything’s ‘wrong’ at Old Trafford (it’s not Mourinho)

“What wrong at Old Trafford,” asks the Sun’s Neil Curtis? Nothing. Manchester United are in great shape. This we know because on 6th September 2016 Neil Curtis told us about the “RED-OLUTION” at Old Trafford. “Jose Mourinho has turned Manchester …

Posted: 29th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Pulis: Crystal Palace spank West Bromwich Albion manager

Tony Pulis, manager of West Bromwich Albion, is a “LIAR”. So says the Sun, which leads its sports coverage with news that Pulis has been told to pay Crystal Palace £3.7m – but his total bill following defeat in …

Posted: 29th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: Wilshere’s Arsenal future as clear as mud

How’s Jack Wilshere getting along at Arsenal? He’s playing for AFC Bournemouth but he’ll be back the Gunners soon enough. The Evening Standard confirms the news: “Arsene Wenger confirms Jack Wilshere will be offered new Arsenal contract.”

Good for Jack. …

Posted: 27th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Balls: Mourinho does a Wenger, Pogba does a Van Gaal and Manchester United wait for Fergie

Media Balls: Was it right that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was red carded as his side fought back to secure a 1-1 draw with West Ham United? Can we know what’s what from reading the experts?

The BBC: …

Posted: 27th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top politicians cleared of sex abuse but showbiz and sport is full of paedos

Are you confused by all the story of paedophiles in every walk of life? Hopefully by around 2099, the Government’s nationwide trawl of historic sex crimes will be completed. Of course, by then most famous faces will be long dead. …

Posted: 27th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Philippe Coutinho Injury news: Liverpool star does a break, a twist and a Beckham

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was taken from the Anfield pitch on a stretcher, his leg in a brace. How bad is the injury to Liverpool’s best player? One expert decides it’s best just to guess.

On the BBC website, former Arsenal …

Posted: 26th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: ‘disgraceful’ referee saves Leicester and robs Middlesbrough with ‘stonewall’ penalty

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting. Today Leicester City took on Middlesbrough in the Premier League. Leicester got a penalty. Should it have been given?

BBC: “A high ball is pumped into the box and catches the …

Posted: 26th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football paedophile panic: Hundreds becomes thousands as Barry Bennell grows ever more prolific

The Mail leads with the football sex abuse story. “THERE COULD BE THOUSANDS” thunders the paper’s lead sports story.

 

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Be in no doubt it’s getting worse. Earlier in the week it was “hundreds”.

 

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The hundreds and …

Posted: 26th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Jose Mourinho adapts the Chelsea philosophy to be more and less like Van Gaal

How are things going for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho? “From the moment he arrived, the message has been positive, about winning the title. Nothing on philosophies or things taking time,” said the Sun’s Neil Curtis on 6th September 2016. …

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ian Wight Balls: Chelsea must sell ‘foolish’ Costa, the Blues’ best player

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is playing well. Ian Wright has noticed. He says Chelsea are riding high in the Premier League because of Costa above all else. The former Arsenal striker writes in the Sun:

“I have a message

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


Media balls: PSG’s Cavani ‘cuffs’, ‘slaps’ and ‘chins’ Arsenal’s ‘playacting’ Ramsey

Should Edinson Cavani have been sent off in PSG’s Champions’ League match at Arsenal? The Star says the striker “cuffed” Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey “on the chin”.

John Cross tells Mirror readers, “Cavani clearly aimed a punch at Aaron Ramsay. No …

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


Arsenal, PSG and the case of the missing Serge Aurier

Drama ahead of tonight’s Champions’ League between Arsenal and Paris St Germain. In an “EXCLUSIVE”, the Star thunders: “Serge Aurier’s career could be ruined after he was banned from entering Britain to face Arsenal tonight.”

You can read the same …

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media balls: Spurs crash out but Jan Vertonghen’s omission was not a shock

Last night Spurs crashed out of the Champions’ League, losing to Monaco in France. The Sun’s Paul Jiggins says Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettinho “sprang a surprise” by playing Eric Dier and Kevin Wimmer in defence in place of the “…

Posted: 23rd, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Bellerin commits to Arsenal and never thought about leaving

Transfer balls: On October 14 2016, the Daily Mirror told its readers: “Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin wants to go to Manchester City.” That headline was part of the Mirror’s transfer rumours round-up. The paper stated:

Hector Bellerin could reject an offer

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


Liverpool move to sign another Southampton star from the black box academy

Transfer Balls: Liverpool are ready to pick up the hotline to Southampton FC and buy two more Saints’ players. The Star leads with news that Liverpool have £40m to spend on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Sam McQueen.

Liverpool manager …

Posted: 22nd, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0