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Transfer Balls: Arsenal Mascot Podolski Signs For Spurs Again

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TRANSFER Balls: Is Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski leaving the Gunners to play for…Spurs? Well, ITV had news.

Podolski set to join Arsenal’s fierce rivals Spurs in £10m deal

Is he?

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Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Bid For Morgan Schneiderlin Who Wants To Stay At Southampton Or Play For Spurs

TRANSFER Balls: a look at the utter bilge presented as rumour and fact by the mainstream media. Today the Daily Express tells readers that Arsenal are “ their interest in Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin in January”.

Arsenal never did bid for the Frenchman.

The Express adds:

Arsene Wenger has money to spend and could bid £25m for the French midfielder after missing out over the summer.

He could. It’s just that four days earlier the Express reported that he, er, counldn’t.

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Posted: 20th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal’s Policy Means England Will Win The 2018 World Cup, Just Like Liverpool Did In 1978

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Soccer – European Cup – Final – Liverpool v Club Brugge – Wembley Stadium. 1978.

 

ARSENAL Balls: Are English players more loyal to their English clubs than foreigners?

Arsène Wenger answers:

“When you buy a player from Barcelona at some stage he might want to go back because Barcelona is a big club as well.”

Take that, Cesc Fàbregas, you footballing mercenary.

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Posted: 18th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Chelsea, Arsenal, Sami Khedira And A Bouncing Cech

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TRANSFER Balls: Much talk about Sami Khedira, the Real Madrid and Germany player linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Mirror has news:

Chelsea have stormed ahead of Arsenal in the race for Sami Khedira – after it emerged that Real Madrid are looking to sign goalkeeper Petr Cech despite being linked with Manchester United’s David De Gea.

That entire story is based on the Daily Express. Yes, we know. The Mirror suipplies no link to the Express.

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Posted: 14th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Take £12m Loss On Mesut Ozil For Not Playing Him In The Middle

TRANSFER Balls: Is Mesut Özil on hio way out of Arsenal?

The Guardian has news:

The Rumour Mill wouldn’t presume to know, but talk elsewhere suggests the German international is fed up with being played out of position by his manager Arsène Wenger and wants to move elsewhere in January. Currently sidelined for up to three months with a knee injury, reports suggest the 25-year-old from Gelsenkirchen could be the subject of a £30m bid from Bayern Munich during the next transfer window.

If he gors the rumours are that the Gunerns will use the cash to buy Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira, Borussia Dortmund’s central defender Mats Hummel,  Schalke’s No10 Julian Draxler, Paris Saint-Germain’s  Adrien Rabiot keep the cash and sign a few cheap and very talanted youth players who can be trained and then sold to rival clubs?

The Daily Mail says Oxil is off to Bayern Munich for £30million. Ozil joined the Gunners for £42.5million last summer. Will they take huge hit on the player? Seems unlikely. But the Mail says the languid German is keen to leave Arsenal.

The Football Grapevine understands the Germany star has grown increasingly unhappy at the Emirates, not least because he is not being played in his preferred forward floating role by Arsene Wenger.

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Posted: 13th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba Dreams Of Arsenal, Wants Chelsea, Hunted By Liverpool But Moves To Manchester City

TRANSFER Balls: Is Paul Pogba heading to Manchester City. The Times says City are weighing up a move for the former Manchester United player, now with Juventus.

And he’s heading to the Etihad. Well, maybe:

Pogba, 21, has established himself as one of the top young players in Europe since leaving Manchester United for Turin two years ago and City are understood to have identified him as one of a number of possible midfield targets.

Such as…?

Ross Barkley is another option being considered by City, who inquired in June about the prospect of signing the Everton and England midfielder, only to be quoted a £50 million fee.

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Julian Draxler To Arsenal When The Question Marks Are Answered

TRANSFER Balls: a look at rumour and nonsense reported as fact in the mainstream media.

The Daily Mirror does at it must and presnts a non-news story as a question:

Arsenal to pay Julian Draxler’s £37m release clause?

The entire story – as picked up by Google News –  is this:

Arsenal may pay Julian Draxler’s £37million release clause in January as they look for cover for the injured Mesut Ozil. (Express)

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Pay More For Edison Cavani Than Chelsea Paid For Him

TRANSFER Balls: Can it be that the Gunners are going to buy Edison Cavani?

The Daily Express tells its readers today:

Arsenal are working on a deal to try and sign Edinson Cavani.

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Posted: 9th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Casillas Trains For Real Madrid At Liverpool And Arsenal Fans Are Annoyed

TRANSFER Balls: The Express leads with news that Madrid’s Iker Casillas wants to play for Arsenal or Liverpool.

Really?

REAL MADRID legend Iker Casillas has revealed his desire to play abroad, with English duo Arsenal and Liverpool believed to be interested.

Jamie Anderson does not say how this belief came to be known.

What did Casillas say?

“I’d love to have an experience abroad to bring more value to Real Madrid.”

Got that? He said he’d like to have an overseas club on his CV because theat would make him a better Real Madrid player.

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Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal and Chelsea Balls: Wenger Misses The Misses

ARSENAL manager Arsène Wenger spoke to the Arsenal website after his side’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Chelsea. This is what he had to say:

Yes, a point was in it. It was down to us not to make defensive mistakes and use the dangerous situations we had and I think we were a bit short on both sides. We made a defensive mistake at the moment when we couldn’t afford to do it, and also when it was 1-0 and we were all over them I felt it was important not to concede a second goal. We did produce a good performance and both keepers had no saves to make.

Well, sort of. The Arsenal goalkeeper had two saves to make, but, we guess, he decided against making them…

Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester City Feel Marco Reus As Arsenal Grope For Him

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TRANSFER Balls: Marco Reus, the Borussia Dortmund player, has been linked with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Let’s look at the latest reporting:

October 7, Daily Express:

Arsenal have [been] gazumped by Manchester City in the .

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: 8 More Sweary Extracts From Roy Keane’s Autobiography

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YOU read the first tirade of extracts from Roy Keane’s second autobiography, The Second Half, now read more of the former Manchester United captain’s ghost-written barbs, as seen in The Second Half. The third autobiography will surely be called Fergie Time, followed by Walks With My Dog, Who’ Is AFeckin’ Good Listener.

On Patrick Vieira:

 “If it had come to a fight, Patrick could probably have killed me.”

On an encoutner with former United assistant manger Carlos Queiroz on a training camp on the Algarve:

“He [Queiroz] was just on my right shoulder; how I didn’t f******* hit him again — I was thinking, ‘The villa in Portugal, not treating me well in training — and he just used the word “loyalty” to me’… I said, ‘Don’t you f****** talk to me about loyalty, Carlos. You left this club after 12 months a few years ago for the Real Madrid job…”

Ferguson: “I’ve had enough of all this,.”

Keane: “You as well , gaffer. We need f****** more from you. We’re slipping behind other teams.”

On the end:

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Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal V Cheslea Balls: Wenger Says Mourinho Would Know It If He Really Attacked Him

ARSENAL manger Arsene Wenger looked like he’d strike a blow for everyone who values sport over gamesmanship and win-at-all-costs when he menaced Chelsea’s charmless manager Jose Mourinho.

The newspaper react:

 

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Arsene Wenger is hardly contrite about intimidating Mourinho.

No, what is there to regret after that? I wanted to go from A to B and somebody confronted me in between without any sign of welcome… B was Alexis, to see how badly he was injured…

I trust that you will teach me all the moral lessons over the next three weeks and I can accept that. But I’ve been in the game long enough to give it the right weight…

I can try to push you and when [I do] you will see what my [pushes are really like]. It was a little one…

 

 

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The Mirror goes overbaord:

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Oh, puh-lease. We all loved it, including one former Daily Mirroe editor.

 

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More!

Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All True Sports Fans Wanted Arsenal Boss Wenger To Lamp Chelsea’s Prattish Jose Mourinho

SO. There was Arsene Wenger promising to do what so many managers, football fans and people who enjoy sport without the insessant charmless gamesmanship demand: lamp Jose Mourinho.

Sadly, like Arsenal, Wenger promised much but fell short on the Stamford Bridge touchline.

But good to see the niggling, spoilt bellend Mourinho looking unsettled.

He really is the face of the Premier League, the embodiment of all the greed, preening, self-aggrandizing and vanity it stands for.

When the football bubble pops and English football returns to what it once was, Anorak will rejoice. Until then, come on AFC Bournemouth. In the lower leagues, the sport lives on.

(Vine: Artekkers)

Posted: 5th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Buy World Cup Reject And Winner Julian Draxler Twice

TRANSFER Balls: The Mirror has news of Arsenal and Julian Draxler:

Arsenal step up Julian Draxler interest sending scouts to monitor Schalke playmaker - The German World Cup winner has been on Wenger’s radar for a number of years and the Gunners could soon be set to test Schalke’s resolve

This is an “exclusive”.

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Posted: 5th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea And Arsenal In ‘Fabregas On The Brain’ Shocker

CHESLEA v Arsenal in the Premier League. And the Sun is, as ever, looking for controversy. The headline screams:

You’ve got Cesc on the brain - Hazard in Fab taunt to Wenger

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Posted: 5th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Ozil Stands Up To A Gale

HOW the media works: Tony Gale watches Mesmut Ozil play for Arsenal againt Galatasaray in the Champions’ League. He tells Sky Sports viewers:
“He needs to work harder then He’ll win the fans over”
On 77 minutes Ozil was substituted. He received a standing ovation.
It’s almost as if  - as if! – he hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about.
Spotter: @Lewbob91

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Edinson Cavani Joins Arsenal But Wanted Heavenly Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: The Guardian looks at Arsenal and a top player and wonders aloud:

Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to end Edinson Cavani’s PSG hell?

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Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal ‘Sell’ Higuain To Liverpool

TRANSFER Balls: a look at rumours and drivel reported as fact by the mainstream media. Today the Mirror wonders if Gonzalo Higuain is heading to Liverpool.

As ever with the Mirror, it’s a question of sport:

 

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In the old days, when journalists reported fact, the Mirror would ahve been expected to provied answers. But now it simply garners hits by creating questions witha  football team element.

The story is:

Gunning for Gonzalo - Liverpool are weighing up a £30million bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Express.

The Mirror doesn’t bother to check the varacity of the Express’ quotidian Balls. It provides no link to allow readers to check the Express, which reports:

Argentina international Higuain is reportedly unsettled at the Serie A side as the pressure mounts on Rafa Benitez following a poor run of form, and Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring the ex-Real Madrid forward to Anfield in a deal worth over £30million.

Number of reports linked and named: nil.

Number of words from Brendan Rodgers: nil.

To put the tinm lid on the balls, the Mirror notes:

Arsenal had previously shown an interest in Higuain but are unlikely to make a bid after the signing of Danny Welbeck.

Or as the Sun put it:

 

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Higuain plays for Napoli.

Such are the facts.

Posted: 1st, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: About That Arteta ‘Exclusive’

TRANSFER Balls: The Mirror has an Arsenal “EXCLUSIVE”.

 

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Posted: 1st, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Aaron Ramsey Is Out For 2 Games, Four Week, One Month And Til November

ARSENAL Balls: How long is Aaron Ramsey out of the Gunners team for? The midfielder was injured playing against Spurs.

The BBC: Two matches.

 

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Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: French Striker’s Agent Namechecks Arsenal And Liverpool

TRANSFER Balls:  Is Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gigna heading to Arsenal or Liverpool? QTWTAIN.

That’s Questions to Which The Answer Is No.

The Press have a story to spin.

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Posted: 29th, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: You’ll Never Guess Who Was The Real Star Of The Invincibles

WRITING in the Sun, Steven Hwoard has a question for Arsenal fans:

…defence has always been a mystery to Arsene Wenger, one in which he has rarely shown much interest… And here’s a more serious question: If Wenger had not been bequeathed Dixon, Adams, Bould, Keown and Winterburn would he have won anything?

QTCOBAY*.

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Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal v Spurs Balls: The Sun Puts Words In Wenger’s Mouth

THE Sun loves to turn football into a war. In readiness for Arsenal’s Premier League match with local London rivals Spurs, the paper thunders:

Wenger in Tottenham taunt ahead of North London derby

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Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas Overlooks Ramsay To Blame Ozil For His Disloyalty

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CHELSEA mifielder Cesc Fabregas “reveals how Mesut Ozil BLOCKED Arsenal return”.

The Express adds:

CHELSEA star Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Arsenal rejected the opportunity to sign him from Barcelona because they already had Mesut Ozil.

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Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0