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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.

Transfer balls: Saido Berahino will only play for Spurs – unless Liverpool buy him

The Sun says West Bromwich Albion’s occasional striker Saido Berahino wants to join Tottenham this January. The paper says Berahino is ready to reject other all offers in favour of Spurs.

Reportedly, Stoke and Newcastle are also after the 22-year-old …

Posted: 12th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Pep agrees Man City move but wants Arsenal says clueless tabloid source

Pep to ArsenalThe Metro brings news that Pep Guardiola “is interested in succeeding Arsene Wenger”.

Newspaper have been on a mind that Pep is heading to Manchester City at the end of this season.

See the Metro stories: “Pep Guardiola has already …

Posted: 12th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal to sign wonderkids and Nolito, Arteta to West Ham,

The Times brings news that Arsenal are on the verge of sining Nigerian “wonderkids” Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze for a combined fee of £3m.

Nwakali rose to the fore thanks to his captaining of Nigeria in their successful pursuit …

Posted: 12th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal defender leaves, commits future to Gunners

Other than politics and Her Majesty, only the ending of footballers’ carers occupy the Press. Today the Mirror and other sources tell readers that Arsenal’s Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal is set to sign a new contract. This deal ties him …

Posted: 11th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Petr Cech catches the Thames Turbo

Last week Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech took the Thames Turbo home to Surrey.

 

Arsenal star Petr Cech gets rush hour train home with commuters

The best bit about this is that Cech didn’t tweet the picture himself.

 

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Posted: 10th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal transfer news: Aubameyang £44m balls, Krychowiak hears, Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelsea

Arsenal transfer news in today’s newspapers:

The Daily Mail says Arsenal don’t only want Watford’s Troy Deeney – they’re bidding for his Watford strike partner Odion Ighalo. Ighalo endears himself to Gunners fans by telling the Sun that he’s always …

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


Manchester United transfer news: Pep sniffs, Blanc in, £40m for Lukaku, Ronaldo dead

star pepTransfer balls: A look at players being linked to Manchester United in today’s Press.

Manchester United are interested in Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc. They want him now or in the summer, reports the Le10 Sport via Daily Star.

Posted: 9th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Tisdale giving Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp a present is just one one of the nicest things ever

Paul Tisdale giving Jurgen Klopp a present before the start of FA Cup match between Exeter City and Liverpool “is just one one of the nicest things ever”, says George Caulkin.

And it is.

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


Transfer balls: Hazard £65m To Manchester United Or £100m to Real Madrid

hazard man united transferTransfer balls: Is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard heading to Manchester United? The Daily Star seems to think he might be. The fee? £65m.

Of course, not so long ago (it was yesterday), Manchester United were buying Gareth Bale from …

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


Chelsea shock: Oscar tackles player, Costa hurts hair, players exchange handbags

oscar costa fightChelsea players have been in a “row” says the Daily Mail. Diego Costa and Oscar squared up in a “fracas” during training.

In the great pantheon of sporting fights this one is in the bargain basement, tossed in a bin …

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


Transfer balls: Ezequiel Lavezzi beats Arsenal, wants Spurs, joins Barcelona

Transfer balls: a look at terrible football reporting. The Daily Telegraph has news for Arsenal and Spurs fans:

In case you thought the bitter north London rivalry needed anything else to ramp it up, it has been reported that both

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Ronaldo and Bale to Man United, Messi to Man City, Pep to Chelsea

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Transfer balls: The British Press is obsessed with Real Madrid. The latest news is that Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain keen to sign the 30-year-old Portugal forward. So …

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Gareth Bale to Chelsea, Hazard to Real, tabloids to guessing

Transfer balls: It’s going to be a month of Gareth Bale this and Gareth Bale that.

The Daily Mail says Bale will head to Manchester United for £75m. There he will hook up with Ryan Giggs, forming a Welsh dream

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


Transfer news: Newcastle fan tosses his shirt in Jamie Vardy’s garden

Transfer news now, and with it the story of the Newcastle United fan baiting Leicester City wonder striker Jamie Vardy. The Magpies fan has attempted to seduce Vardy from high-flying Leicester to struggling Newcastle by tossing his replica shit into …

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool ‘get’ Grujic, chase Gundogan, Sane and Aubameyang

Klopp transfers liverpoolLiverpool manger Jurgen Klopp “may be forced into the transfer market”, reports the BBC. During Liverpool’s 1-0 League Cup semi-final first-leg win at Stoke, Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren were forced from the field with hamstring injuries. At the …

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal ‘targets’ Elneny and Aubameyang are ‘missing’

Transfer balls: For Arsenal the news is about who is missing. Mohamed Elneny has been missing from Basle training. The 23-year-old Egyptian midfielder has passed his Arsenal medial, which he took in Paris last month.

Rumours abound that a fee …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Bentley for losers

The car’s the star in the tabloids. Manchester United players love a Bentley.

Daily Mail: “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrives at favourite restaurant in a Bentley”

The car’s value is not stated.

Daily Mail, December 21: …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Money, Sports, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea v Dr Eva Carneiro kicks off soon

After the Premier League has wound down for the summer – and Chelsea are calling Avram Grant to manage the team- Dr Eva Carneiro will give testimony in her constructive dismissal case against Chelsea.

The case will begin tomorrow at …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal join Man City, Chelsea and Man United in chase for Pep Guardiola

june 30 wengerPep Guardiola will manage Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal. He’s leaving Bayern Munich in the close season so he can manage in England.

He told the Press:

“I need a new challenge and I want to use that

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Gayle fined for asking weak, pathetic woman out on a date

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Jamaican Chris Gayle plays cricket. He’s pretty good at it. He’s a big wham-bam thank you, ma’am sort of player. He attempts to obliterate the ball in the Big Bash T20. During a match in Hobart, Tasmania, on Monday, …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal want Watford captain Troy Deeney for £20m

“EXCLUSIVE,” says the Daily Star. “Arsenal eye shock move for Watford captain Troy Deeney.”

They are? And, yeah, it would be a shock. It would also be insane.

We’re not not told how this rumour came about. But we do …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United ready huge bid for ‘disappointed’ Bale

Transfer balls: Manchester United are all set to splash a year’s worth of Adidas cash on a £75m bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

The Daily Mirror, The Times and Daily Mail all agree this will happen.

But …

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


Manchester United unveil new Adidas kit designs

The BBC’s headline is interesting: “Man Utd’s playing style ‘not exactly what Adidas want to see’.”

Adidas make sporting goods. They also sponsor Manchester United for – get this –  £75m-a-year. The idea is simple: you see Wayne Rooney wiping …

Posted: 5th, January 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal things: Wenger zips, Wilshere injured, Newcastle nil

Five Things We Learnt. It’s the made-for-internet football story that enables jobbing hacks to conjure clicks from what has already been reported many times over.

Let’s look at how the mainstream media responded to Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United. …

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


Transfer balls: De Gea announces Manchester United departure

de-gea-facebookIt’s January. Football’s transfer window is open. Manchester United goalie David De Gea has a new Facebook profile photo.

Did you join the dots?

The Telegraph, did. It takes the updated photo as a sign that De Gea is …

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