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Sports news, commentary and scores with wit and added value. We compare and contrast the best and worst sports reporting in the mainstream press, blogs, TV and online. We love the English Premier League (Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City) and all things football but we cover cricket, rugby, the Olympics, tennis, golf, F1 and highlights of the sporting year.

Take Hart: Manchester City given lesson in ‘common human decency’ by Joey Baton

When not shouting like the loon on the night bus, Joe Hart is letting in goals for England.   Manchester City have seen enough, and are looking to offload the goalkeeper. The Mirror says Hart has told City teammates he will

Posted: 18th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal fan signs Riyad Marhez because he read it in the Metro

Modern football fans are in crisis. Get a load of the Arsenal fan who bought a replicate top and had the name “MAHREZ” stuck across the back. That’s Leicester City player Riyad Mahrez, who still plays for the Premier League

Posted: 18th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: pig-headed Chelsea reserve Cesc Fabregas want Real Madrid move

Transfer balls: what news of Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain who left for his beloved Barcelona and now warms the bench at Chelsea? The Daily Express  has some, reporting on August 15:

Chelsea have offered star [Fabregas] to Real

Posted: 17th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Shkodran Mustafi arrived at Arsenal yesterday after no bid was made

Transfer balls: Are Arsenal set to sign a new defender? Given the Gunners’ season debut against Liverpool, you’d think hiring another four would be ideal. But the Mil says one is enough, reporting: “Arsenal to sign Shkodran Mustafi for £30m

Posted: 17th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


One Watch: Manchester United’s Mourinho gets another one

One Watch: a look at mentions of Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho being a ‘One’.

The Sun tells readers:

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Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


West Ham sponsor calls for player to be sacked following Chelsea defeat

This is a glimpse into the future. West Ham United lose to Chelsea in the Premier League and the Hammers’ sponsor, Betway, calls for Michail Antonio to be sacked.

 

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Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Sports | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rio Olympics pariah Islam El Shehaby proves anti-semitism is not universal

Good news. Egyptian judo loser Islam El Shehaby has been expelled from the Rio Olympics. El Shabby (sic) refused to shake Israeli opponent Or Sasson’s hand after losing their fight.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has booted the bad sport

Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage football programmes with exciting women

Aston Villa programmes

 

Once upon a time women and football were an “unnatural” mix. Flashbak has a great selection of woman on football programme in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Posted: 16th, August 2016 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool and Martin Odegaard in BBC clickbait scoop

Transfer balls: Liverpool and West Ham are looking to sign Martin Odegaard. Well, so says the BBC.

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The BBC adds:

“Liverpool could sign 17-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard but West Ham are also interested in the Norwegian”

The 

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When a hen night crashed BBC TV’s Olympic coverage

The Olympics are also on BBC Four. The channel normally given over to culture is keeping regular viewers happy with views on

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Posted: 14th, August 2016 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Mustafi agrees, Mathieu eyed and Wenger wants more of the sale old

Transfer balls: A few days ago, the Express reported that “VALENCIA have already earmarked two candidates to replace Arsenal-bound Shkodran “. The paper talk is of Arsenal being in a state of “crisis”. The club’s three first-choice centre-backs are out

Posted: 14th, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rio 2016: The anti-Semitic Games?

Israel’s Jewish athletes are being shunned at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Is it anti-Semitism?

Beaten by Israeli fighter Or Sasson in the judo, Egypt’s Islam el-Shehaby refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand. He looked like

Posted: 14th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs balls: Christian Eriksen wants 368.75% wage raise

Football news: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen thinks his current contract undervalues his talents. The Dane is seeking to extend his contract, which has two years left to run, by securing a 368.75% pay rise.

Eriksen earns a basic weekly

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Paul Pogba rewrites history

So influential is Manchester United’s ‘Paul Pogba that he is rewriting history. Compare and contrast the Sun  and Daily Mail’s stories on Pogba’s new routine:

“Paul Pogba settles back in at Manchester United by teaching team-mate Jesse Lingard his Dab

Posted: 13th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Middlesbrough sign a free Danish newspaper in the Sun

Transfer Balls: a look at the Sun’s report on Middlesbrough’s hunt for a new newspaper to play in defence. Yes, you read that right. The Sun says:

KAR NEEDS COVER Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka hunts for new centre-back after Daniel

Posted: 9th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United 3 weeks ago

And so a mere 19 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed for Manchester United, the paper reports that Pogba has signed for Manchester United.

Lest anyone think the Mirror was ahead of the pack

Posted: 9th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Watch: the first crisis of the season

Can the hyperbole begin before a ball has been kicked in the Premier League? Silly question. The Evening Standard looks at Arsenal and declares the club to be in a state of “crisis”.

How Arsenal could line up at the

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


Transfer balls: Chelsea make two phantom bids for Everton’s Lukaku

Transfer balls: Has Romenlu Lukaku rejoined Chelsea from Everton? No. But the papers keep reporting that he could, telling readers of failed bids and makeweight players in swap deals.

The Sun, May 18 : “Manchester United and Chelsea target Romelu

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


Butt Fuchs: the backbone of Germany’s Olympic hockey team

Obviously, it would be hugely childish & wrong to laugh at Linus & Florian, the backbone of Germany’s hockey team, aka

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Posted: 8th, August 2016 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba arrives at Manchester United before Juventus training

Transfer balls: It’s been 17 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed for Manchester United. Today the BBC tells us that Pogba has been “summoned to Juventus training”.

To say goodbye to his former teammates?

Posted: 7th, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: 16 days after Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United, Mourinho declares war on Liverpool and Arsenal

Paul Pogba has not joined Manchester United. It’s been 16 days since the Daily Mirror told us Pogba had “signed for Manchester United. Today the Telegraph says Juventus are “stalling” on agreeing for their player to leave the

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


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba joins Manchester United ‘today’ and Chelsea in August 2015

Paul Pogba has finally signed for Manchester United says most of the media. Well, maybe:

August 5 Daily Telegraph : “Will Mourinho announce Paul Pogba’s signing today?”

No.

August 4, Daily Express: “PAUL POGBA will be confirmed by Manchester

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


Transfer balls: Manchester United await Paul Pogba as Juventus get a new number 10

It’s been 15 days since the Daily Mirro r said Manchester United had signed Paul Pogba. Today the Manchester Evening Post reports that “Paul Pogba is still a Juventus player”.

The paper adds: “Manchester United want to sign the France

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


Arsenal balls: Rob Holding remembers Tony Adams, Manchester United but not The Tweenies

Arsenal balls: New Gunners defender Rob Holding says on the Arsenal website that he “grew up” watching Arsenal defensive stalwarts Tony Adams and Martin Keown. Holding and what a great name for a defender (chalk it down to nominative

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Pogba worries Manchester United by telling fan ‘I’m staying at Juventus’

Transfer balls: Paul Pogba is not joining Manchester United for a huge sum of money? In New York, Pogba reportedly told fans he is staying with Juventus.

A fan asked the Frenchman if he was going to continue playing for

Posted: 3rd, August 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0