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Arsenal and Chelsea balls: Wenger and Mourinho milk the shake

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on as Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on April 26, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

 

In readiness for today’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal, the Sun fearlessly confronts the serious issues:

PUNTERS can get 11/4 on Mourinho and Wenger shaking hands.

In “Hands up Jose: I’ll offer Arsene a shake” we …

Posted: 19th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea bitch: Mourinho denies calling Dr Eva Carneiro the ‘daughter of a whore’

carneiro whote bitch Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho called Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro a “daughter of a whore” claims a complaint now being investigated by the Football Association.

Mourinho says he did not say “filha da puta”. He says he said …

Posted: 18th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Luke Shaw wants us to see this gruesome photo of his broken leg (probably NSFW)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw will have a second operation on his broken leg. Shaw, currently being treated at Holland’s St Anna Ziekenhuis, broke his right leg in two places during United’s 2-1 Champions’ League defeat away to PSV Eindhoven.

Shaw’s …

Posted: 18th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: Gunners seek new medical marvel

What with Arsenal’s players generally being made of warm chocolate, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the Gunners’ poor physio hasn’t enjoyed a day of leisure in quite some time.

In fact, it’s been posited that Colin Lewin (cousin …

Posted: 18th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Ozil’s move to a ‘Euro Giant’ and something about Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil is a terrific player for Arsenal and Germany. And according to the Metro, he’s thinking of leaving the Gunners:

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Bought from Real Madrid for £42m, can it be that Ozil hankers for something bigger than Arsenal?…

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp is ‘waiting for Bayern Munich’ who aren’t waiting for him

Jurgen Klopp would be a good fit for Liverpool. But the Daily Mail says the German is “ready to snub Premier League to replace Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich”. To which you have to wonder, are Bayern Munich ready for …

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: Arteta and the case of the vanishing Chelsea blues

Arsenal the TimesThe Times has news on Arsenal ahead of the weekend’s match at Chelsea:

Arsenal not confident for Chelsea clash, Arteta says

Adding:

Arsenal not confident for Chelsea clash, Mikel Arteta concedes

Arsenal are fresh from defeat to Dynamo Zagreb. They …

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Things: Hazard Misses, Mourinho on ‘drugs’, Loftus-Cheek’s ‘immaculate’ yellow card

Chelsea Things: Chelsea beat the mighty Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 at Stamford Bridge last night, causing the journalisomobile to crank up it’s “Things We Learnt‘ SEO-driven device.

The Sun.

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The paper says Eden Hazard should have scored …

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Things: Cech beats Ospina, ‘omnishambles’ Gibbs is England’s saviour, Walcott can score

Arsenal lose 2-1 in Croatia to Dinamo Zagreb, causing the journalisomobile to crank up it’s “Things We Learnt‘ SEO-driven device.

The Sun has ‘Five Things We Learned’ from Arsenal’s defeat.

 

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Olivier Giroud should be sorry for …

Posted: 17th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea: the media find and expert in banterology

Chelsea’s ban on banter has given us all a laugh. And as a player walks past John Terry sand says “nice hair” in a not-at-all-sarcastic manner, the Daily Mirror invites banterologist, Professor Mark Griffiths of the psychology department at Nottingham …

Posted: 16th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs and Chelsea: London clubs plans to share Wembley a ‘spoiling tactic’

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Can Tottenham and Chelsea share Wembley Stadium while their respective stadiums are being renovated?

The Daily Mail says “desperate Spurs are losing ground in battle with Premier League rivals Chelsea in bid to relocate to Wembley”. 

And:

“Spurs’

Posted: 16th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Luke Shaw cries in the changing room

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Thoughts are with Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, who suffered a double fracture to his right leg in last night Champions’ League match in Eindhoven. (The match finished 2-1 to the Dutch.)

The Sun says Shaw was injured by a …

Posted: 16th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Watch Memphis Depay’s goal against PSV

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Memphis Depay said he’d celebrate should he score against his former club, PSV, in the Champions’ League. Well, he scored for Manchester United. And he celebrated. No po-faced look for inner turmoil for Depay. Good.

Score a goal and …

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: El-Hadji Diouf says Stephen Gerrard ‘doesn’t like black people’

El-Hadji Diouf has snapped back at Steven Gerrard in the wake of comments the former Liverpool captain made in his new autobiography about the gob-happy Senegalese forward and his general conduct during his ill-fated stint at Anfield.

For the unaware, …

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: who is the ‘star’ player happy to leave Chelsea and join the Gunners?

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In “Arsenal star: Leaving Chelsea to join Gunners was ‘happiest day of my life‘”, Daily Express readers meet,well, who? Who is the Arsenal “star” who left Chelsea?

A look through the current Arsenal first team

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Rafa Benitez has Steven Gerrard’s number in phone call spat

Debrecen v Liverpool - UEFA Champions LeagueSteven Gerrard has told us about his gashed penis, how he bleeds Liverpool red and “hates” Manchester United. Now Gerrard uses his new book to reveal his thoughts on former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

“I can pick up the phone

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Books, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: Klopp wants the job if Rodgers is sacked

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 09.42.57Is Jurgen Klopp heading to Liverpool? German nespaper Bild says the former Borussia Dortmund manager is interested in replacing the verbose and smug Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

Under Rodgers, Liverpool are directionless and uninspiring. What is the plan? What is …

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Balls: Tevez and Bony replace Aguero in Manchester City team

Update for anyone who gets their news in the Metro: Carlos Tevez is not playing for Manchester City in their Champions’ League match with Juventus, for whom he also does no longer play for.

 

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Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea: Mourinho bans banter but everyone else is laughing

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 09.08.26How can Chelsea get their season back on track? The Telegraph knows. It says Jose Mourinho and his players have banned “all banter“.

The punishment for making a joke or  – god forbid – making someone laugh is not …

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Depay will celebrate with joy against PSV

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Louis Van Gaal has been talking ahead of Manchester United’s return to the Champions’ League:

“I think the fans shall see a Manchester United who fight for their chances but we have to show on the pitch if we

Posted: 15th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: the Daily Mail’s obsession with Wing’s restaurant

 

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Does the Daily Mail have a deal with Manchester eatery Wing’s? Today the paper says:

“Manchester United star Anthony Martial trades pub for restaurant as he samples popular footballers’ haunt Wing’s with wife Samantha and baby daughter.”

Footballer eats! …

Posted: 14th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Norwich City are always rubbish in the dial-in Premier League

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The Premier League is a predictable, dull affair. Take former Liverpool player Danny Murphy talking about the Reds to the BBC:

This is a big season for Liverpool and for Rodgers…

It’s a big season for every club.…

Posted: 14th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: ‘calm’ Mourinho swears at delighted Everton manager

Chelsea have four points from five Premier League games and the world is at its end. The media have created a storm from what is surely a blip before normal service is resumed and bigger spending teams, of which Chelsea …

Posted: 14th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Stephen Gerrard gets a gash on his penis in Bournemouth

 

In today’s extract from Stephen Gerrard autobiography, the Daily Mail shares this anecdote with readers:

“The magic of the FA Cup was bloodied on the day my penis was cut and then stitched shut on an unromantic afternoon in

Posted: 13th, September 2015 | In: Books, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United will sell De Gea for a guranteed £30m

You or Real Madrid can buy Manchester Untied goalkeeper David De Gea for £30m. that, says the Sun, is the amount stipulated in the player’s new contract.

The new deal was pretty much a win for everyone:

Manchester United

Posted: 13th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0