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Manchester United balls: suspicions linger over Zlatan Ibrahimovich

All hail, then, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the man without whom Manchester United would be a mid-table side, not clutching the EFL Cup and not eyeing a Champion’s League berth for next season. The big Swede’s been playing well, giving Untied a … READ ON

Posted: 1st, March 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs and England’s nasty Dele Alli isn’t like Arsenal’s filthy foreigner Granit Xhaka – he’s brave and British

Dele Alli plays for Spurs. He’s British. Granit Xhaka plays for Arsenal. He’s Swiss. According to former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness, both possess a “nasty streak”. For one of them it’s a blessing. For the other it’s a curse.

 … READ ON

Posted: 27th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rooney leaves Manchester United for football’s Chinese mission

Manchester United will finally get shot of Wayne Rooney when he moves to China and learns the Chinese for ‘**** ***!’.  Of course it’s good news – one in the eye for those who say English footballers are too thick, … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: Spurs fans should be wary of Wenger’s hounding

It’s been a few days since Arsenal lot to the world’s third best side in Munich. Experts cited the 5-1 drubbing to Bayern as a sign that Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger had to go. Arsenal were woeful in Germany, a … READ ON

Posted: 20th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Talking balls: Wenger stays at Arsenal for four more years and leaves in the summer

Arsene Wenger will remain Arsenal manager for the next four years. Arsenal have offered Wenger a two-year extension on his current deal, which expires in the summer. So how does the Daily Star know Wenger will sign a four-year deal?… READ ON

Posted: 19th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Deli Alli escaped Manchester United and QPR to sign for Spurs

By now you’ll be wondering what Harry Redknapp has been up to? The resting manager is talking abut Spurs on BT Sport. Redknapp is aghast that now-one came in for Dele Alli when he was at Milton Keynes Dons. Why … READ ON

Posted: 17th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal remain hopeful of beating Bayern

Arsenal were thrashed in the Champions’ League. Again. Tonked 5-1 by a lively Bayern Munich side, Arsenal were limper than a post-coitus slug. The reporting has been fierce, with much of the chatter concerned with the timing of Arsene Wenger’s … READ ON

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait Balls: The Daily Mirror Arsenal spin machine

Clickbait: a look at the death of journalism in the national Press. The Daily Mirror has adopted the Daily Telegraph policy of making news out of  TV listings. In readiness for Arsenal’s Champions’ League match against Germany’s Bayern Munich the … READ ON

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Martial to Spurs and Griezmann goes cold on Manchester United

Is Anthony Martial all set to make the move from Manchester United to Spurs? The Mirror says Martial is on course to become the first player to make the move from Manchester United to Spurs since Teddy Sheringham sealed the … READ ON

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: every one of Arsene Wenger’s replacements

What names are on the ‘shortlist of managers’ to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? The Mirror says there are four names vying to be the next Arsenal manager. They are: Thomas Tuchel of Borussia Dortmund, Max Allegri of Juventus, … READ ON

Posted: 13th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Bias: Arsenal hand it to their fans as sorry Hull get unlucky

Media Bias: Arsenal beat Hull City 2-0 in the Premier League. The first Arsenal goal went in off Alexis Sanchez’s hand. The second was from the penalty spot – Hull City’s Sam Clucas was sent off for a handball on … READ ON

Posted: 11th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: ‘Dropped’ Adam Lallana Rises For Spurs Match

As Liverpool prepare to host Spurs in the Premier League’s one-horse race – Chelsea are miles ahead – the Sun brings news that Liverpool player Adam Lallana is ‘set to miss crunch clash with Spurs after being left out of … READ ON

Posted: 10th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Cech’s days as the Arsenal Number 1 ‘are coming to an end’ as Gunners eye Joe Hart

Transfer balls: the Mail reports that Arsenal are eyeing Joe Hart, the England goalkeeper. Hart, a man with of all the cool of a wasabi enema, is tempting Arsenal because at 29 he’s five years young than Petr Cech, the … READ ON

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Mourinho’s run brings back Ferguson’s glory days

The Sun continues to work as an extension of Jose Mourinho Inc., telling readers: ‘Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is bringing back the glory days after matching a record last achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson.’

Still in his first season … READ ON

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sun’s Dave Kidd joins Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a Post Truth pogo

dave kidd the sunWriting about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in the Sun, Dave Kidd, the paper’s chief sports writer, is waiting for the Frenchman to make a dignified exit.

Kidd says that following Arsenal’s limp defeat to table-topping Chelsea, Wenger was complaining … READ ON

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Antoine Griezmann moves to Manchester United for the branding opportunities

The Sun continues to link Antoine Griezmann with a move to Manchester United. In ‘MAD FOR IT’, the paper’s lead sports story is that Atletico Madrid’s star striker ‘wants to be the new Becks’. Griezmann has ‘dropped a hint’ he … READ ON

Posted: 7th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wenger wants love as the Gunners as two more years of torpor looms

Arsene Wenger will remain at Arsenal for another two years if the fans show him ‘love’. Wenger’s current deal expires at the season’s end, and there is talk of a new two-year contract on the table, says the Mirror. … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: good guy Mourinho blows his top

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Last night Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was ‘furious’, says the Daily Mail. His side had drawn 0-0 with Hull City. Mourinho ‘blows his top on TV’, says the paper. The ‘irate’ Manchester United boss ‘stormed out of … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Chelsea’s deadline day frenzy leaves Sky wanting

How was transfer deadline day for your team?

It’s a big day of telly as Sky Sports News’s reporter stand in football ground car parks countrywide, check their anoraks for stains and the area for football fans likely to lurk … READ ON

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: what did Bastian Schweinsteiger’s celebration really mean?

Media balls: why did Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrate a goal against Wigan Athletic by pretending to play tennis (or was it squash)? His bespoke goal celebration is causing the Press to wonder why he did and what it all … READ ON

Posted: 31st, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Benzema takes his crack to Arsenal, Chelsea and France

Transfer balls: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has seen enough of Karim Benzema. He wants one of Arsenal, Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain to buy the Frenchman. Well, so say “reports from Spain” (Guardian). Which reports we’re not told. … READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greed wins as Payet leaves West Ham for Marseilles’ American project

After much pain – not least of all to Dimitri Payet’s poor back – West Ham have sold the Frenchman back to Marseilles. The player hymned by the fans – to the tune of Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray … READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal outbid Chelsea for Manchester United-bound Griezmann and Sanchez ‘escapes’

Transfer balls: a look at bad football reporting. Having been told for ages that Antoine Griezmann tops Manchester United’s list of transfer targets – and that Chelsea were buying the French striker for £40m and then £50m – the BBC … READ ON

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal v Manchester United: Wenger and Mourinho on new FA panel show

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has called for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to be banned. “Jose call for Wenger ban,” announces the Star’s back-page headline.

Wenger is waiting to learn what punishment the FA will deliver for his sending off … READ ON

Posted: 26th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal’s race row is a hate storm in a tea cup

In tabloid-ville there are two strains of racism: would like the “Race Storm” or the “Race Row”? The Star leads it’s sport coverage with a “Race Row”, as does the Mail, reporting on Arsenal FC’s Granit Xhaka. Having left … READ ON

Posted: 25th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0