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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.

Talking balls: Lukaku is ‘unconvincing’ for Chelsea but ‘sensational’ for Manchester United

Compare and contrast the considered and not-in-the-least-bit-biased views of former Manchester United player turned pundit Phil Neville discussing the life and talent of Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku has joined Manchester United. Says Neville of the “sensational” new player:

“What you’ve got

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Jose Mourinho mocks Arsenal, taunts Chelsea and breathes

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho can be a chippy, snide sort of man. But the man who likes to mask his own shortcomings by goading, belittling and mocking others should be impressed at how the tabloids see meaning in his …

Posted: 11th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Google News, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United sign Stormzy and Lukaku plays Dublin’s Longitude festival

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Manchester United didn’t sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton. As Ireland’s  Evening Herald newspaper reports, those fools at Old Trafford signed Stormzy in error.

Says the paper’s  editor Herald Alan Steenson of its scoop:

Hands up, we got it badly

Posted: 10th, July 2017 | In: Celebrities, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Ball: Alexis Sanchez staying at Arsenal unless Manchester City pay £80m

Transfer Balls: Alexis Sanchez news watch. Is the Arsenal striker leaving? Compare and contrast the Daily Star a nd other tabloid scoops:

Daily Star, July 4 :

Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal

Daily Star, July 9 :

Arsenal waiting

Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United sign exciting Lukaku; Everton catch Rooney on the way down

Romelu Lukaku is a Manchester United player. He’s joined the Red Devils from Everton for £75m. Chelsea matched Man United’s offer but the Belgian striker chose Jose Mourinho’s current side over Jose Mourinho’s old side the Blues first signed

Posted: 8th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wimbledon fans fight over Jack Sock’s used towel

To Wimbledon, where American tennis player Jack Sock has tossed a towel into the crowd. Was he aiming at the lucky kid in the second row on a school day or the couple dressed like hit men for Del Monte

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google Translate Balls: Alexis Sanchez stays at Arsenal if you read between the lines

Google Translate Balls: News in the Metro and Sun is that Alexis Sanchez is staying at Arsenal. Both UK newspapers cite Chilean journalists on twitter and the country’s website EMOL ,(aka The Mercurio On-Line) as the source of their news.

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United for Everton on a free transfer

The BBC says Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, is leaving the club. He’s on his way to Everton. If other moves go according to plan, he’ll team up at Goodison with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, to form the

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Chelsea and Manchester United fans tricked by invisible Matic

 

Transfer Balls: Were you one of the Manchester United fans feeling “exited” when Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic’s was reportedly left out of the Blues’ new kit launch?

The  Daily Mirror  delivered the news: “Chelsea hint at Matic exit as Manchester

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Back pages, Google News, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: the Alexandre Lacazette fact file

Always good when a new name arrives into the Premier League. The Daily Mail looks for a photogenic lover. And the Daily Telegraph produces insight into the player’s career and life by looking at YouTube videos and the, er, Daily

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Alexis Sanchez ‘stays at Arsenal’, Bayern won’t pay silly money and Barcelona don’t want him

Transfer balls: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been offered £280,000 a week to continue kissing the badge. He’s in no rush to sign. Chances are high he will leave the Gunners. The Mirror quotes Ivan Zamorano, the former Chile and Real

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s new kit is a study in corporate misery

manchester united new kit

 

We usually see this kind of moody pout on the cover of Christmas books aimed at middle-aged men, you know the things with Jeremy Clarkson, Gordon Ramsay or some celebrity memoirist on the cover. They always look cheesed off

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Google News, manchester united, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal player donates £19,000 to Grenfell fund

Footballers get such a bad press it’s useful to focus on the good they do. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has kept his pledge to donate £50 for every minute he played for Spain in the European Under-21 Championship. The sums

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Google News, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal ‘bid’ £125 for Kylian Mbappe, Lacazette arrives and Gooners click

Transfer Balls: Is Kylian Mbappe heading from Monaco to Arsenal, Real Madrid or Liverpool? The Indy says the player’s “dropped a huge hint” he’s leaving the French club. So big is this “hint” that it now “looks certain he will

Posted: 2nd, July 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal and the ‘riceless’ Kylian Mbappe ‘bombshell’

Transfer balls: Will Arsenal sign Monaco’s #100m-rated forward? No. The Mail says the Gunners are “out of Kylian Mbappe race”. They are? Arsenal are rumoured to have made a bid of £87m for the teenager. But the club hasn’t commented

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney ‘bullied’ in yet another body-shaming attack

When Wayne Rooney finally waves adieu to Manchester United, the tabloids will miss him. He’s been an environment of on-the-clock sex, foul-mouthed rants, rethreading and explosions of ferocious power and sublime skill. When he goes the Sun  will produce

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, Google News, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal should take Liverpool’s cash for disappointing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Transfer balls: Arsenal fans are “worried” says the Daily Mirror . The paper says Gooners are fretting because get this bit-part player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is wanted by Liverpool. T

The Ox, as some call him, has been

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Alexandre Lacazette leaves Arsenal drifting

Transfer balls a look a clickbait football reporting in the mainstream media. The Daily Mirror says Arsenal have signed lexandre Lacazette from Lyons. Arsene Wenger, the eternal Arsenal manager, has “tied up” the player for £44m.

 

Alexandre Lacazette

 

The

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Mesut Ozil kisses the badge but Welbeck get Sanchez’s Number 7 shirt

Transfer Balls: The Daily Telegrap h no longer exists to report news. It exits to foster rumour on the back of unbelievable fantasy and what it dramatically calls “cryptic messages”  and the rest of us call tweets. In today’s

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peak Clickbait: Arsenal player transfers to Arsenal

Have we reached peak clickbait in the Daily Telegraph ? In “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to leave Arsenal? Seven destinations and seven replacements”, the paper of record ticks all the boxes in how to create clicks from nothing.

 

clickbait arsenal telegraph

 

Having asked

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Google News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Will Ronaldo snub Manchester United for the beer?

Much chatter over Cristiano Ronaldo making a return to play in England. Well, it is the summer and off-season since he left the Manchester for Madrid we get the same story.

Apparently, Ronaldo is no longer in love with Real …

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez isn’t cryptic he’s just spouting nonsense

Transfer balls: Is Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez speaking in code or just trite attempts at aphorisms?

The Daily Mirror has been watching Sanchez’s Instagram account. It tells readers: ‘Arsenal fans beg Alexis Sanchez to stay as he posts cryptic message saying

Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rabbi takes a ‘kill pill’ to become MMA fighter

Mazel tov, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort on winning your first MMA fight.

UFC fighter Thierry Sokoudjou tells us: “I never thought

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Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal look to Liverpool to resolve Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City transfer

Transfer Balls with Alexis Sanchez Watch: The Arsenal player wants to leave the Gunners. Will he join Manchester City or Bayern Munich? Arsenal should get shot of him, of course. Any player who wants to leave isn’t committed to

Posted: 14th, June 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Google News, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0