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Transfer balls: Arsenal chase Isco to beat Chelsea in a game of tabloid tag

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Transfer Balls: The Metro says Arsenal are looking to buy a “world star”. Who he? And what is a “world star”?

Rebecca Coles explains:

Arsenal ready to beat Chelsea to transfer of world-star in January – report

Yes, yes.

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


Klopp Watch: Liverpool manager swears at media and binds Reds fans

Klopp Watch – a look at the news Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp in the news. Matt Dickinson tells Times readers he “fears that the charm offensive won’t last”.

Klopp is the current media darling. It used to be Jose Mourinho

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


Arsenal balls: lose to Bayern Munich and the Premier League goes too (just ask Liverpool)

Arsenal are playing badly in the Champions’ League. With the table reading ‘played 2; lost 2’, Arsene Wenger’s team need a win in their home match with Bayern Munich.

Steve Howard has a theory that you can win when you

Posted: 16th, October 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea: jealous Mourinho says FA love money even more then Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Managers Arsene Wenger of Arsenal and Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

 

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has been fined £50,000 and threatened with a stadium ban for criticising referees. Yep, just 50 grand. Jose Mourinho is a profitable business for the FA. They must hope he stays in the job

Posted: 16th, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Wenger quits ‘all of a sudden’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ‘named the date when his career at the Gunners end the Mirror says it’s June 30 2017:

 

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The Mirror says Wenger will “quit in 19 moths”.

On October 3, the same

Posted: 16th, October 2015 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal chase the elusive Michy Batshuayi who wanted to reject them

Arsenal are buying… Michy Batshuayi. Maybe. The Metro  has been tracking the story and has yet to deliver a single cogent fact:

September 15: “Arsenal set to make January transfer bid for Michy Batshuayi”

September 16: “Arsenal transfer news:

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


Klopp watching: Liverpool boss implicated in Firmino love photo

 

Klopp Watch: a look at the Liverpool manager in the news. the Daily Mail shoehorns Klopp into a story built around a selfie.

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


Chelsea balls: Le Saux says Mourinho is bad for football

Former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux says Jose Mourinho’s row with Dr Eva Carneiro has been bad for football:

“What concerns me most, given the work I’m doing for the FA, is the impact Mourinho’s behaviour may have throughout the

Posted: 15th, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal season ticket costs JUST twice as much as Stoke’s

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Arsenal sell British football’s most expensive season ticket. Or as  Mirror  puts it:

 

Arsenal fans are forced to pay more than any other Premier League club for match-day and season tickets.

The media has been reviewing the BBC

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


Newcastle United balls: Gutierrez sues club for disability discrimination

Jonas Gutierrez is suing Newcastle for £2million. The Sun says the former Newcastle midfielder is upset at the way the club treated him over his battle with testicular cancer. The paper says he’s claiming disability discrimination by the club.

Gutierrez,

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


Manchester United: new adidas retro kit comes with free Chelsea bottoms

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Adidas know their market when it comes to flogging footy gear to the new fans. The firm’s new line of retro Manchester United kit includes the  ‘1985 track jacket’.

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Posted: 13th, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Fashion, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Spurs chase Moses as Gent suffer shock loss

 

Transfer Balls: a look at football reporting in the news. The Mail and Mirror say Spurs are chasing Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon. Compare and contrast the newspapers’ reports.

Daily Mail :

 

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Tottenham are following Gent winger Moses Simon.

Posted: 13th, October 2015 | In: News, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Muller invites Manchester United to show him the money

daily mirror backpage Transfer Balls: Can it be that Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller is on his way to Manchester United?

The Manchester Evening News reports:

Manchester United transfer news: Muller hints at ‘tempting’ MUFC move

What was his hint? He said:

 

“In

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


Sam Allardyce invested in Microsoft software but still didn’t get the England job

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New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce wanted to be the England manager. He still wants the job. In the Sun , Allardyce shares with readers why he failed to get the nod in 2005.

“I wanted to do a real

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


Klopp watch: the Ulla Sandrock head poncho contest

Klopp Watch: a look at reporting on the Liverpool manager.

Daily Mirror: “Who is Jurgen Klopp’s wife Ulla Sandrock? All you need to know about the Liverpool boss’s other half”

Key facts from the big list:

Ulla Sandrock, who was

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


Klopp Watch: Liverpool’s new Avram Grant, Sefton Park stalkers and dreaming of Stuttgart

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Klopp Watch: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been speaking to German newspaper Bild :

“There is no doubt, this is a huge challenge, for me and my coaching team. We knew that full well [when we accepted the job].

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


Transfer balls: Liverpool reject Rodgers tipped for Aston Villa job

Transfer Balls:what next for Liverpool reject Brendan Rodgers?

The Sun  says Aston Villa boss Tim  Sherwood has a few games to save his job. If he goes Villa will turn to Brendan Rodgers, recently booted from Liverpool. Villa fans should

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


Everton balls: Tim Howard in kiss ‘n’ abort tabloid stinger

tim howard In “Prem ace made me abort our baby”, the Sun looks at Everton goalkeepers Tim Howard, a divorced father of two and committed Christian, Howard has, reportedly, “got a girlfriend pregnant then urged her to have an abortion”

The story

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


Liverpool balls: Klopp joins the transfer committee he hated

Jurgen Klopp news (again). Those experts in the mainstream media had a few words to say about Liverpool’s new manager:

Joe Bernstein, Mail, 27 September:

Jurgen Klopp would demand the end of Liverpool’s transfer committee if he is to succeed

Posted: 10th, October 2015 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool: If Jurgen Klopp is the news Benitez Liverpool will be a lucky flash in the pan

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is just like Rafa Benitez, the Buddha of Anfield who led the Reds to Champions’ League glory. Well so say all the papers.

The Telegraph :

The similarities between Benitez’s appointment and Klopp’s are striking.

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


Liverpool balls: how much Klopp is now earning at Anfield

Liverpool have appointed affable German Jurgen Klopp and the papers agree that he’s terrific.

But what’s he earning at Liverpool?

Daily TelegraphKlopp signed a three year deal worth £7 million a season.

The Times: £25m for three

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


Liverpool balls: Klopp joined a week ago but signs tomorrow

Jurgen Klopp has agreed a three-year deal to manage Liverpool FC. If it goes well, chances are he’ll be offered the Arsenal job. Only joking. It’ll be Chelsea. That for later.

Of course, readers of some other newspapers were told

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


Watch: fighter shits pants in middle of fight

 

What is the ultimate move in MMA fighting? That question to Travis Wolford, who took on Daniel Cooper in a West Virginia  ‘Ruckus in the Cage’. We join the action as Cooper traps Wolford in a guillotine choke.

 

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


Chelsea: it costs £30m and rising to sack Jose Mourinho?

Should Chelsea FC sack their bitchy manager Jose Moutinho, what would that termination of contract cost the club?

Daily Star:

EXCLUSIVE – ROMAN ABRAMOVICH faces a world record £37.5m pay-out if he decides to sack Jose Mourinho. Starsport can reveal

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