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Manchester United balls: a critis at Old Trafford Sunderland can only dream of

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Manchester United are in “crisis“. Well, that’s what the Daily Mirror says in its report on United’s build up to a home match against Sunderland. Man United are second in the Premier League. Sunderland are bottom.

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Posted: 26th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Daily Mail uses Arsene Wenger’s divorce to explain his mood over the last 19 years

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The Daily Mail was keen to reveal that Arsene Wenger has split from his wife, the lovely Annie. According to the paper, the divorce explains why Wenger looked a tad pained watching Arsenal take on Tottenham.

Showing the strain:

Posted: 25th, September 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Rampaging’ Arsenal balls: The Sun and Mail’s story on Spurs ‘shame’ show how much they hate football fans

The Press love to present any rowdiness at the football as a terrible thing. Last night Arsenal fans in the ‘away’ section were kept behind at Tottenham’s ground. These police-induced lock-ins are not supposed to be cause for merriment. They …

Posted: 24th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tottenham: Spurs invite Wayne Gretzky to Arsenal match, spell his name wrong on shirt

spurs wayne gretzkyHaving moved to woo the US market with a new stadium geared to American football, Tottenham invited legendary ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky to see them take on Arsenal in the League Cup.
Generous to a fault, Spurs gave the …

Posted: 24th, September 2015 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United make inflated Muller bid on Metro’s bullshit.com template

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Transfer Balls: Anorak’s search for the most clickbait football news story takes us, as ever, to the Metro, where Will Giles has news for Manchester United fans:

Manchester United made £120million worth of transfer bids to sign Thomas

Posted: 24th, September 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Benzema Joins Arsenal Again But For More Money

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Transfer balls: the Metro days Arsenal have been “told” to increase their “bid” for Karim Benzema bid.

Told by whom? Sean Kearns writes:

They failed to get him in the summer but Arsene Wenger’s side has been told a

Posted: 24th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea v Dr Carnerio: Mourinho refused to apologise

eva-carneiro-chelseaAs you’re no doubt aware, it was announced yesterday that Dr Eva Carneiro has decided to leave Chelsea some six weeks after being publicly barracked by Jose Mourinho for having the temerity to run onto the pitch to treat an …

Posted: 23rd, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea: Dr Eva Carneiro leaves the club to be with her media career

dr evaFarewell, then, Dr Eva Carneiro, who has reportedly left Chelsea. Carneiro was the highest-profile woman in the backroom staff at any Premier League club, joining Chelsea in 2009 and promoted to first-team duties by André Villas-Boas. She is also the …

Posted: 23rd, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football pundit Jamie Redknapp picks Watford and Norwich to go down and stay up

Jamie Redknapp is the chirping football pundit

Jamie Redknapp, September 20, Daily Mail:

Normally at least one or two of the promoted sides look like relegation candidates. This year I’d hate to pick one out. Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth

Posted: 23rd, September 2015 | In: News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Ings and Coutinho in a Daily Mail hit and glum

You know the routine: the Daily Mail buys some paparazzi photos and then creates a story around them. It’s got some photos of Liverpool footballers driving into the club’s training complex. The man with the long lens gives the Mail

Posted: 23rd, September 2015 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Gabriel has red card rescinded, Chelsea docked points?

The Football Association has released the following statement on the Chelsea v Arsenal game that saw the Blues’ whining striker Diego Costa sneak away from a red card and work to get an opponents sent off.:

Arsenal’s claim of wrongful

Posted: 22nd, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: sneaky Diego Costa’s cheating is all matter of timing

Chelsea’s sneaky striker Diego Costa faces a three-match ban. the FA have charged the snide one with “an alleged act of violent conduct”.

He’s guilty as hello, of course, of shoving his hands and an elbow in Arsenal defender Laurent …

Posted: 22nd, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: Diego Costa charged with violent conduct, Arsenal charged with failing to control players, FA triggers a small forest to die

costa_The FA have slapped their danglies down on the desk this afternoon by chucking disciplinary charges at absolutely everybody involved in Saturday’s ding-dong between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Both Diego Costa and Gabriel Paulista have been charged with violent conduct, while …

Posted: 21st, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: Diego costa ‘likes to cheat’ says Kut Zouma

Kurt Zouma has come out in support of his much-maligned Chelsea teammate Diego Costa as the fallout from the striker’s contentious performance in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal continues to…well, fall out.

Althought, when we say “comes out in support”, …

Posted: 21st, September 2015 | In: Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: photos prove Chelsea’s Diego Costa scratched Gabriel

Diego Costa was not sent off during Chelsea’s game against Arsenal. But he should have been.

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Posted: 20th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Liverpool pay Balotelli £60,000 a week, Manchester United want Pep, Benzema wanted Arsenal who want Konate

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Transfer balls: a look at football transfer news in the media.

The Star on Sunday says Chelsea will bid £20m bid Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, this January.

The Sunday Mirror says Manchester United are looking at Bayern …

Posted: 20th, September 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Back Pages: Mourinho to PSG, Chelsea cheat and prosper, Arsenal cry foul

tumblr_nuxz79gmda1u5f06vo1_1280Can it be that Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho is leaving the club? The Express leads with news that PSG want Mourinho at Paris. There is no sign that he will go but the paper says interest from the French champions …

Posted: 20th, September 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea v Arsenal Balls: French TV viewers and Garth Crooks vote Mike Dean man of the match

 

Premier League referee Mike Dean was voted Man of The Match for his performance officiating the Chelsea v Arsenal match. Dean became star of the show for sending off Arsenal’s for what is technically termed ‘something of nothing’.

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


Pravda Blues: Chelsea website report ignores Diego Costa’s snide skulduggery

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 15.59.10Chelsea striker Diego Costa should have been sent off before Arsenal lost Gabriel for reacting during the Premier League today.

Let’s see what the infamously monocular official Chelsea website says about Costa. But first a few other source to provide …

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


Video: Watch Chelsea’s ‘cheating’ Diego Costa elbow Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and get away with it

Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 thanks in no small part to dire refereeing that saw Diego Costa some how escape a red card.

Costa was shown a yellow by referee Mike Dean for clambering and slapping Laurent Koscielny. He then whined …

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


VIDEO: Watch loathsome Chelsea striker Diego Costa escape a red card for scratching, pushing, slapping and elbowing Arsenal

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Chelsea were on rare old form against Arsenal this afternoon, with Jose Mourinho’s side adopting spoiling tactics from the outset as they hustled their way to a 2-0 win at the Bridge.

The game was tailor-made for Diego Costa, who …

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


Manchester United: Alex Ferguson ‘reveals the real reason’ he quit Old Trafford (again)

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 11.22.48Sir Alex Ferguson today “reveals the real reason for his retirement as Manchester United manager” to the Daily Telegraph. It’s an “exclusive“. But really it’s just part of Fergie’s marketing for his new book, Leading

Posted: 19th, September 2015 | In: Books, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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