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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


Chelsea: Eva Carneiro ‘sues’ the Blues but the secretary tag need not be sexist

Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro is to sue the club, says the Sun. On what charge? What’s the crime?

Neil Curtis explains:

It is understood Carneiro could claim sexism in part of her case, alleging that Mourinho referred to

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


Transfer Balls: Arsenal set to beat Spurs to Breel Embolo

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Arsenal wants to sign FC Basel’s Breel Embolo, says the Daily Express. The Cameroon-born 18-year-old has scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for the Swiss outfit.

The paper says Wenger will bid £10million for the Swiss international in …

Posted: 8th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


SEO Football: Liverpool ‘move’ Clyne in robot news masterclass, Daily Telegraph link Arsenal to Cavani

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

The Daily Express.

Scoop 1:

Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne set for shock move

WHAT? He only joined in the summer!

The England international has been eyeing

Posted: 8th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Every football pundit’s prediction for the 2015 Premier League top 4

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The football pundits and journalists in the mainstream media love to make a Premier League prediction. On the Manchester City forums, west didsblue has collated all the tips.

 

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Henry Winter: Chelsea Manchester City Arsenal Liverpool
Jeremy Wilson: …

Posted: 8th, September 2015 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The next Thierry Henry is playing For Manchester United, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Chelsea And Schalke

 

The Daily Mail hails Anthony Martial as “the next Thierry Henry“.

We’ve been here before.

The National (AE): “Wenger’s search for next Thierry Henry is over” (it’s Marouane Chamakh)

The Bleacher Report (2011): “10

Posted: 8th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Sergio Romero warms up for De Gea’s Liverpool recall

As David De Gea wonders about love and loss, one other Manchester United goalkeeper is upbeat. Sergio Romero has been talking to the media:

“Playing for United is a dream and if God helps me this dream will never end. 

Posted: 8th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Minnesota Golden Gophers football team recruit Dramatic Chipmunk to distract rivals

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers American football team have recruited Dramatic Chipmunk.

Bleacher Report says DC has already scored his first hit, psyching out TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom.

For those of you still watching the internet in black and white, …

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For sale: the ultimate Manchester United car (photos)

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Spotted for sale over on the Trade Cars Clackheaton site, this stunning vehicular homage to all things Manchester United could be yours for just £790.

As you can no doubt see, the previous owner of this 2001 Mazda 323 …

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Memphis Depay and how to heal a family rift

Manchester United’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay is a heartless swine. Well, that’s we  anyone sensible can deduce from the Sun’s story:

Memphis, I miss you – EXCLUSIVE: The real reason £25m Man Utd star drops ‘Depay’ from shirt

The reason …

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


England balls: Arsenal striker out for six months as Hodgson considers options

COQAC-XWgAAcwZLThe Sun says England manager Roy Hodgson has issued a “warning” to injured strikers Danny Wellbeck and Daniel Sturridge.

 HODGSON has warned Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge that time is running out.

Arsenal’s Welbeck is injured; Liverpool’s Sturridge …

Posted: 7th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tories attack disabled Liverpool fan they once praised

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Liverpool fan John Smith has been winning plaudits for his work with the disabled.

The Mirror reported on August 18:

A lifelong Liverpool FC fan who overcame his disabilities to become a club charity coach has been recognised by

Posted: 6th, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, News, Politicians, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hacking cough: Tottenham and England great Jimmy Greaves needs your help

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Below the photo of the young Syrian would-be refugee and the story of escaping death, The People leads with the news that we have 72 hours to “save” Jimmy Greaves. The first thought is ‘for the nation’?…

Posted: 6th, September 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United bid £21m for Martial a week before the transfer deadline

Florentino Pérez, the Real Madrid president, says Manchester United tried to sign Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos. They got none of them.

Pérez’s spokesman at Real told media: “If you let one slip through your

Posted: 5th, September 2015 | In: manchester united | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s £60m for Thomas Muller

mullerManchester United offered £60m for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller. According to the Sun, it was only when the bid was rejected that the Red Devils turned to Anthony Martial, the 19-year-old they lashed out £36m on (rising to 57.6m …

Posted: 5th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football: at home with an Arsenal star in 1973

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On August 4 1973, Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson showed Shoot! readers around his Hertfordshire home.

 

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Posted: 5th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United news: Sir Alex Ferguson says too much displine cost United titles

Sir Alex Ferguson has new a book out. Titled Leading and featuring a cover photo of Sir Alex looking more business than sporting, the tome is “an inspirational guide to great leadership”.

It sounds like a self-help book. But what’s …

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: Books, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: De Gea takes the clickbait and signs a new Old Trafford contract

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The Metro’s Jamie Sanderson plugs into his click-o-rama and says “David De Gea to sign new Manchester United contract with Real Madrid transfer interest dead”.

De Gea wants to stay at United? We thought he was mad keen to …

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: ‘serious questions’ over Anthony Martial as Van Gaal drowns his sorrows

More hangmartialover balls from the summer transfer season in the Mail. As the rumour mill stopped churning on September 1, the Mail’s Chris Wheeler told readers that Man Uniyed had shopped badly:

Confirmation of the collapse of De

Posted: 4th, September 2015 | In: manchester united | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: striker out until Christmas

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has had knee surgery. He won’t play again until Christmas, says the BBC.

The Gunners are the only club from the top five European leagues not to sign an outfield player during the summer. Rumours were …

Posted: 3rd, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nostadamus predicted Manchester United’s transfers, Arsenal put on a front

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Whereas Anthony Martial’s £36million deadline day move to Manchester United caught most people on the hop, it would appear that all over United’s summer transfers were centuries in the making, having been predicted by none other than Nostradamus himself.

Posted: 3rd, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Martial fears, Van Gal drinks, De Gea fumes

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 09.03.24Manchester United: a round-up of Man United news in the Press.

The Times: “Family’s fears at ‘crazy fee’ for Anthony Martial”.

United have signed 19-year-old Anthony Martial for £58.8 million (£22m uyp-front plus £14.3 million spread over four years …

Posted: 3rd, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0