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Manchester United balls: Van Gaal stays, Mourinho works for free, thank god for Leicester City

the sun man united No sooner have we read the details of Jose Mourinho’s contract to manage Manchester Untied  – £15m a year for three years (Mirror) ; £300m on players (Star) than the Sun , which has been hyping the story of 

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


Transfer Balls: Manchester United hire Mourinho to get Bale, Neymar, Muller, Pogba and sell Mata

daily mirror jose gets united

 

Jose Mourinho’s PR department is working overtime to convince everyone and anyone that he is the next Manchester United manager. Why Manchester United would want a divisive, man rejected twice by Chelsea is not something that bothers the Star

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


Adam Johnson is guilty but Stacey Johnson is the one on trial

england pervert “PERVERT England Star: I groomed Girl, 15,” runs the Daily Star’s front-page headline. The England star is Adam Johnson, who plays for Sunderland in the Premier League.

The facts come thick and fast. He “groomed and groped” a 15-year-old girl.

Posted: 11th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester City and Manchester United in Neymar ‘war’

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Transfer balls: Manchester United and Manchester City the Sun’s “Manc Giants” are in a 144 “transfer war” for Neymar. That’s Neymar who has stated over and over that he wants to remain at Barcelona.

But Pep Guardiola,

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United go for Spurs boss Pochettino as Mourinho stirs

According to the Sun , Mario Pochettino “could wreck Jose Mourinho’s dream of of becoming Manchester United’s next manager”. The story that the current Spurs manager could be on his way to Old Trafford is the Sun’s lead sports story.

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


Manchester United balls: Van Gaal laughs off jourbnalists working for Jose Mourinho’s PR machine

Manchester United were denied an away win at Chelsea by an injury-time Diego Costa strike. At the post-match Press conference, a journalist asked Louis Van Gaal, Man United’s manager, about getting the sack and being replaced by Jose Mourinho. The

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


Chelsea fans forgets entire season

The Star has news of Vladimir Howard who “lost his entire memory” of last year’s season at Chelsea, when the Blues won the Premier League. “I can’t remember the title-winning season at all,” says Vladimir,

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


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Posted: 7th, February 2016 | In: Gifs, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool fans leave early to miss the goals

At around 4:35 Liverpool fans began their 77th minute protest, a walk-out triggered by the £77 the club plans to charge for the best view at Anfield. (To Arsenal fans, of course, £77 is the price of a half-time Balti

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


Censor demands ban on singing Delilah at Wales and Stoke FC matches

 

Media hungry Labour MP Chris Chris Bryant wants people to stop singing Delilah, the song made famous by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. He specifically wants us to stop singing it at Wales rugby union matches and whenever Stoke City

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


Transfer balls: China fires warning shot across Chelsea bows

Big news is that China is buying up footballers, spunking even more cash than desperate foreign-owned English clubs do on mediocre foreign talent.

The Sun leads with “The Great Haul of China”. The shock news is that foreign footballers don’t

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


Newcastle United balls: Andros Townsend sees ‘fantastic players’ in a one-eyed media

Everton tonked Newcastle United 3-0 this week. One day later, the Daily Mirror has news:

Andros Townsend sat in the Newcastle home dressing room and pointed at the names on the back of the shirts.

“Look, some fantastic players….”

He

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


The secret of Manchester City’s sudden success is revealed

Sky Sports has a question. It’s noticed that Manchester City have signed Pep Guadiola to be their next manager. It wonders:

“How did Man City transform themselves from a club slumping down the leagues, to two-time Premier League winners appointing

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


Transfer balls: Neymar to jail or Manchester United

neymar the sun Transfer balls: The Sun has news that Neymar is “in the frame” to join Manchester United. Why would the Brazilian leave mighty Barcelona to join underwhelming United? Let’s read on…

Neymar has put Premier League suitors on red alert after

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


Pep Guardiola manages Manchester United in his spare time

Son good is Pep Guardiola that he’s already helping Manchester United win matches and he’s not even their manager. He doesn’t join Manchester City til the summer. But according to Sky Sports, United’s 3-0 home win over a crestfallen

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


Transfer balls: Pep signs for Man City but is 90% Chelsea

On February 1, Manchester City manager Manuel Pelligrini told the Press he’d know for ages that Pep Guardiola was replacing him next summer.  That news came as shock to Chelsea fans who seeking information about their club’s next boss turn …

Posted: 3rd, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Aubameyang in Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal clickbait boost

Gabon and Borussia Drotmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not signed for any Premier League club. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was asked about his star player leaving. He replied:

“If an offer comes, then we need to discuss it. If

Posted: 2nd, February 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Niasse seduces Chelsea fans in his new Everton kit

nissi Transfer balls salutes the Daily Telegraph, which declares: “Everton close in on Niasse.” That’s Oumar Niasse, the Senegal international who has now joined Everton in a £13.5m move from Lokomotiv Moscow.

What’s odd about the Telegraph’s report is that

Posted: 2nd, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Terry is NOT leaving Chelsea

john terry quits The news moves quickly too quickly for the dead tree press. This morning, the Times leads with “Chelsea snub Terry hid for new contract”. News is that John Terry, the Chelsea captain, is to leave the club this summer

Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Terry leaving Chelsea is one less reason to hate the Blues

John Terry, 35, says he’s leaving Chelsea this summer.  The club haven’t offered their skipper a new contract.

So he’s leaving the club he’s played for since age 14. He takes with him a haul of four Premier League titles,

Posted: 31st, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Backpages: Arsenal win The Double, Man United cut academy, Chelsea sign Griezmann, Liverpool blow

So there it is the first newspaper report telling Arsenal fans the Gunners can win The FA Cup and Premier League ‘Double’. Newspapers love to talk of teams winning multiple trophies. They believe it quickens the fans’ hearts. It

Posted: 31st, January 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Van Gaal quit talk won’t quit

Is Manchester Untied manager Louis Van Gaal a quitter? Is he going to quit Old Trafford? Is he… Well, you get the idea. The Press are obsessed with the idea of Van Gaal leaving his job. What loon would walk

Posted: 29th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Role Model Watch: Tyson Fury will not have his tongue cut out and eaten by dogs

tyson Role Model Watch: a look at strangers billed as role models by the media and elite.

The Guardian reports that boxer Tyson Fury has “escaped punishment” and been reminded of his “heavy responsibilities”. The BBC alls him a “role model”,

Posted: 28th, January 2016 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Chelsea target Pato finds London in Brazil

pato london chelsea The Metro’s  Jamie Sanderson spots Chelsea target Alexandre Pato on a tweet. The free paper contrives to make a story from it. Readers are told:

Alexandre Pato pictured in London ahead of Chelsea transfer

Maybe Pato has been pictured in

Posted: 27th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Misleading headline of the day: Man City’s Bruyne at war with Arsenal’s Ozil

Kevin De Bruyne desperate to dethrone Mesut Ozil as King of the Prem assists

 

Misleading headline of the day is in The Sun , which brings news of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Arsenal star Mesut Ozil. The headline

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Posted: 27th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0