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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


Manchester City star Yaya Toure in naked bum for son kiss ‘n’ tell

yayaThe Sun continues to gun for Manchester City’s Yay Toure. Having introduced readers to £10 tipped ‘Flora’ Ntonya  and (alleged) Sainsbury’s sex with Sandra Ntonya, the paper shows us a lad who could be the footballer’s “secret love child”.

The …

Posted: 13th, September 2015 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch: Anthony Martial scores brilliant debut goal for Manchester United against Liverpool

Is Anthony Martial any good? Manchester United made the 19-year-old Frenchman the world’s most expensive teenager. Much to prove, then, on his Old Trafford debut. And he only went and scored a belter against Liverpool. There will be films made …

Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: manchester united | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: the Metro says Paris is in Spain and Cavani is all set to join Arsenal

The Metro cannot let it go. In a sport of Transfer Balls, the paper says:

Report: Superstar will do everything possible to seal January Arsenal transfer

Who is this superstar?

Cavani is apparently unhappy in Spain and wants to move

Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Watch Louis Van Gaal chant himself in the third person

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Are we warming to Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United’s hammer-headed Dutch manager? One thing is for certain: he can be entertaining (and more entertaining than his teams – ed). In this video, Van Gaal reveals that he is encouraged …

Posted: 12th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal do their bit for the refugees with Save The Children donation

Arsenal football club are doing their bit to ease the refugee crisis. The Gunners will donate £1 for every ticket sold during their Premier League match with Stoke City this weekend to the Save The Children charity.

Arsenal manager Arsene …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool fan wins £4000 compensation for police-induced Manchester United toilet trauma

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Liverpool fans Kieth Culvin (correct spelling) has been awarded £4,000 after suing Greater Manchester Police over a false arrest claim. In 2013, Culvin was at Old Trafford to watch Liverpool take on Manchester United.

After the match, police held …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: David De Gea signs new four-year contract

David De Gea has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least 2019. There is an option to extend it for a further year.

The Spain international, 24, joined the Reds back …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: Steven Gerrard reveals what would have made him stay at Anfield

The Daily Mail is puffing its interview with former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard.

 I might have stayed if Liverpool offered me the right job, reveals the Kop legend

Might have. Before we get to his latest words, it’s …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: Books, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester Untied will have to pay £768m for Cristiano Ronaldo

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Transfer Balls: How much is Cristiano Ronaldo worth? Paris St-Germain and Manchester United have asked just that question. The Mail says the reply from Real Madrid told them the former Manchester United player could be theirs for… £728m.

That …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United offer David De Gea and his agent a fortune to stay

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The Sun leads with news that David De Gea could make a shock U-turn and sign a new £200,000-a-week deal with Manchester United”.

He hasn’t. But he “could“.

The Sun says De Gea’s Mr 15% Jorge …

Posted: 11th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs balls: Rodney Marsh on Harry Kane and forgetting Benzema to Arsenal

In the Daily Express, a “Man City legend urges Harry Kane to leave ‘mediocre Spurs’ for Man Utd”?

Who is this quotable legend? It’s Rodney Marsh, who tells talkSport:

“He needs to go on and become the

Posted: 10th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester City fan has entire transcript of Martin Tyler’s ‘AGUERO!’ commentary tattooed on his arm

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As it was quite possibly the last genuinely dramatic thing that happened in the Premier League, Sergio Aguero’s title-snatching 93rd-minute winning goal against QPR on the final day of the 2011/12 season has attained iconic status in the prevailing years.…

Posted: 10th, September 2015 | In: Manchester City, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United paid only £6m for Bastian Schweinsteiger

Criticised for spending £58m on Anthony Martial (a sum Louis Van Gaal called “ridiculous“), it turns out that Manchester United scored a bargain elsewhere in the summer transfer market. Bastian Schweinsteiger’s former club TSV 1860 Rosenheim says United …

Posted: 10th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea and Spurs can share Wembley Stadium

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Chelsea and Tottenham can share Wembley Stadium while their grounds are redeveloped. FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn says:

“We are there to provide help. We can run the FA for less costs and we can raise more. There’s a

Posted: 10th, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: players and Louis van Gaal in row over ‘rigid’ training methods

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Louis Van Gaal and his Manchester United players have been involved in a “row” over his “rigid” training methods, says the Times. The story goes that a few United players approached the manager and bemoaned his lack of …

Posted: 10th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United v Liverpool: police control scum fans inside a bubble

Manchester United host Liverpool in the weekend’s big Premier League match. The 5:30 kick-off gives time for fans to get to the game, soak up the atmosphere (and that’s the atmosphere outside the ground not the sit-down-shut-up funereal quiet imposed …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal eye Zaza, Manchester City chase Isco, Manchester United are insane

Manchester City are in the market for… No, not a local youth who will rise through the ranks and bind the fans to their club. No. City wants another foreign-born midfielder they can spend squillions of pounds on. And that …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tottenham Balls: Emmanuel Adebayor is like a ‘negative woman’, says coach

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On Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, Togo head coach Tom Saintfiet had this to say:

“If you are dating a woman who does not want to respond positively, then you must look for another woman” 

A striker is like a …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SEO Football – Arsenal: Henry’s strikers, Benzema and the three-year deal

SEO Football: a look at mainstream media football news stories written for robots.

Exclusive: Arsenal’s Benzema move, Chelsea’s Stones failure, De Gea’s Man Utd return

So says the Daily Express in a story that is not “exclusive” because it’s about …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: Steven Gerrard’s Anfield return in the MSL off-season, Beckham’s two clubs and the brand

Steven Gerrard will not play for Liverpool in the MLS off-season. Well, maybe. MLS Commissioner Don Garber goes on the record:

“I don’t think so. And I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated…”

Garber recalled when …

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United transfer news: Gareth Bale rumours is a Star U-turn

News is that Gareth Bale is not being transferred to Manchester United.
The Daily Star hears from the player’s Mr 10-15% Jonathan Barnett. “It was stupid paper talk both in and out of the transfer window,” Barnett says. “He is

Posted: 9th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0