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30th, August manchester united

Lancashire Rejoice: Manchester United And Burnley Share The Glory If Not The Cash

BURNLEY and Manchester United drew 0-0 in the Premier League. The Manchester United team featured £57.9m signing Angle Di Maria... More »

30th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao Joins Real Madrid After Agreeing Terms With Chelsea And Arsenal

The summer has been full of news that Radamel Falcao is leaving Monaco to play for Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus or Real Madrid. It's not only in the UK that the Press has been full of utter balls... More »

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Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao Choses Manchester City Over Arsenal On Twitter

Yep, Radamel Falcao is heading to Arsenal because he follows Joel Campbell on Twitter. He also follows Arsenal's Anti Cazorla.... More »

30th, August News 7

God Speed Ashya King: The Police And Media Want Us To Grass Up His Family

THE Sun and other media have been tucking into the stgory of Ashya King, the desperately ill five-year-old taken from Southampton General Hosptial by his family and driven to France... More »

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Manchester United: Louis Van Gaal Becomes A Joke

MANCHESTER United's Louis Van Gaal was once hailed as the team's savious. Now he's the great rebuilder... More »

29th, August Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: Mesut Ozil Highlights The Problem Of Being Too Good

"I’m one of the best players in the world in that No 10 position. Fans, coaches, players and everyone knows that my best position is playmaker. It’s different playing on the left..." More »

29th, August TV & Radio

Tiswas Does the Ice-Bucket Challenge

The bucket of water supporters' club... More »

29th, August Strange But True

Brother And Sister Having Sex By Church Plea The Notebook Defence

TO a trailer outside the Countryside Baptist Church, Georgia, USA... More »

29th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Roma Sign Adrien Rabiot From Arsenal

TRANSFER Balls salutes the work of The Metro newspaper for its reporting on Adrien Rabiot, the PSG midfielder... More »

29th, August Money

Disney Princess Says Dads Hit On Pocahontas More Than Mulan Or Silvermist

"I was hit on as Pocahontas more than Mulan or Silvermist... More »

29th, August Sports

England Balls: No, Roy Hodgson Never Did Call Newcastle United's Jack Colback The Ginger Pirlo

The Daily Express tells its readers that Hodgson called Colback The Ginger Pirlo, named in honour of Italy's Andrea Pirlo... More »

29th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Manger Arsene Wenger Explains How The Transfer System Works

Why media scoops are often utter balls... More »

29th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Want Real Madrid's Radamel Falcao And Edinson Cavani Is Dropped

Balls... More »

29th, August News

Ashya King: Police And Media Criminalise The Boy's Parents For Daring To Say 'No'

WHY is the police looking for five-year-old Ashya King? And why is the media leading with the hunt for him?.. More »

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Rotherham: It's Not Islam It's Pakistani Tribalism

ONE of the most enduring lessons I've ever learned in relation to problem-solving is that nine parts or more of the solution lie in defining accurately the nature of the problem, and the causes of it, writes Richard North. of the story that gangs of men of Parkistan heritage have been gang raping underage white girls... More »

29th, August Strange But True

How Death Valley's Sliding Rocks Move

THE Mystery of Death Valley's sliding rocks has been solved. Walkers in Death Valley stumble upon rocks lying at the end of trails. How did they move?.. More »

29th, August News

In Praise Of The Newsroom Typewriter: The Journalists' Orchestra

I LOVE newspapers. Working in a newsroom was, to me, the most exciting job I could imagine. And then it changed. I've been in many newsrooms and one thing holds true for all of them: they are so quiet. But the Times is trying to change all that... More »

29th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos For More Than They Offer

TRANSFER Balls: The Press is replete with reports that Arsenal have made an approach to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Broussia Dortmund's Greek defender.... More »

28th, August News

When A 15-Year-Old Gun Show Worker Handed 8-Year-Old Christopher Bizilj An Uzi Sub Machine Gun To Fire

NEWS of the nine-year-old who killed her Uzi instructor on a Las Vegas shooting range reminds us of this story from 2008... More »

28th, August Key Posts

Clem Cattini: British Pop's Backbeat

TODAY is the birthday of one of rock 'n' roll's most legendary men... although, many won't have ever heard of him. In 1939, in North London, the legendary Clem Cattini was born... More »

28th, August In Pictures

The Lego Fawlty Towers Hotel Is A Thing Of Wonder

NATHAN Feist has recreated the Fawlty Towers set in Lego... More »

28th, August News

Nine-Year-Old Shoots Uzi Instructor: NRA Just Tweets '7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range'

FOLLOWING the news that a  nine-year-old girl accidentally shot dead her Uzi instructor in La Vegas, NRA Women tweeted out a few words to the wise: More »

28th, August Celebrities

Small World Theory: The ALS Icebucket Challenge And Six Degrees Of Separation

SO. We've all seen those videos of tossers throwing iced water over themselves: everyone from terribly famous people like Giselle Bundchen and Bill Gates to random Belgians standing under firefighting planes. But little do people know that this is one of the great examples of "small world" theory... More »

28th, August Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Arsenal Buy Adrien Rabiot As Manchester United Parade Vidal

More utter balls... More »

28th, August News 4

Revealed: The Most Hated Word In The English Language

Grudges against irregardless, synergy, like, don’t go there, or retard fit comfortably in the word rage department... More »