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Chelsea balls: Mourinho bans watches Stoke match on hospital radio

Banned from entering Stoke City’s stadium for swearing at a referee (“You f***ing referees are weak… Wenger is right about you… you are f***ing weak”), Chelsea’s specious manager José Mourinho says he could spend the afternoon at the cinema.

When … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: Eduardo’s missing leg, Manchester City victims of success and Liverpool are nowhere

Jamie Carragher, marbles-gargling, whale-voiced former Liverpool player-turned pundit, is using his Daily Mail column to talk about Arsenal.

Carragher reasons that getting kicked out of the Champions’ League in the first round will do Arsenal a favour. It won’t. Just … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Mourinho chose between watching Stoke game in hotel or city pub

It turns that Jose Mourinho’s stadium ban does not inhibit his ability to watch his Chelsea side play Stoke City on the telly. The game is live on Sky Sports and the Daily Mail says Mourinho will be able to … READ ON

Posted: 6th, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Joel Campbell signs for two clubs and vows to stay at Arsenal

Transfer Balls: New now to gladden the hearts of every Arsenal player: Joel Campbell is here to stay.

The Metro says Campbell’s agent sees his client remaining at Arsenal for some time.

Campbell, who signed for Arsenal nearly five years

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Posted: 6th, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Ronaldo ‘dreams’ of Manchester United, cashes in at PSG and wears rejuvenating bronzer

Transfer Balls: The Sun says PSG are “confident” they’ll beat Manchester United to sign Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for £100m.

We learn that “Ronaldo has emphasised his close relationship with PSG chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi”.

We then get to look … READ ON

Posted: 5th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Giroud good enough for Bayern, Joel Campbell nicking a living, Wenger ‘poor’

Arsenal get “Mullered” (The Mirror) and work “Nein to 5” (Sun) – papers reacting to the Gunners’ 5-1 thrashing against Bayern Munich.

But what about those points, the scores out of 10 dished out to the teams?

The Mirror’s John … READ ON

Posted: 5th, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: bellow average Wayne Rooney goes back to ‘class’

Manchester United beat CSKA 1-0 in the Champions’ League. In the Mail, Martin Samuel says the game’s goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, was “class”.

 

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But below that praise the Mail also says Rooney, er,  wasn’t all that good.

 … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea benefit from FA conspiracy to let Diego Costa escape ban for Liverpool ‘red card’

In his ‘JOIN THE DEBATE’ column for the Daily Mail, Martin Samuel focuses on Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Diego Costa will not be charged by the Football Association for his off-the-ball kick on Martin Skrtel. 

Fact. But this is … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Liverpool, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Abramovich puts £71m price tag on Mourinho’s head

Transfer balls: The Daily Mail says “Chelsea reject shock £35m bid by Monaco for under-pressure manager Jose Mourinho.”

Go on…

Monaco made a startling approach for Jose Mourinho on Tuesday but saw a staggering £35million bid rejected, according to a

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Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Louis Van Gaal calls Chris Smalling ‘Michael’ again

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Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has a new nickname: Michael. Following Manchester United’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow, Louis Van Gaal hailed the performance of “Michael Smalling”.

Who he?

 

 

“David De Gea has saved us, then after … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Mourinho praises his dignity, John Terry wants love and death, Fabregas looks innocent

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to set the sports pages agenda.

The Sun (backpage): “BLUES BROTHERS”.

Chelsea captain John Terry says Chelsea are United and squarely behind Mourinho. This is unlovely, driven and pragmatic Terry – Mourinho’s vision of … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Kanchelskis slams Van Gaal, Rooney dropped, Riyad Mahrez can be like Cantona

cantonaManchester United’s Louis Van Gaal must be relieved must of the media’s gaze is trained on Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho. Having spent a fortune on flesh and bone, Manchester United under LVG are dull.

The Sun does report today that former … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dentists say footballers with bad teeth play badly: Manchester United’s toothless Nobby Styles wins World Cup

News in the Sun that “top footballers” are troubled by their bad teeth. We learn that 40% of footballers have some tooth decay and 5% have gum disease. And 7% say tooth issues affect their game.

The Daily Mail makes … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea fans rejoice: noise makes no difrerence to the number of goals scored

When Jose Mourinho said Chelsea receive less vocal supports at home matches than their Premier League rival, the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Brenna Boyd did some research. She found that the noise made by fans has no effect on the number … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Mourinho prepares for an assault on the beaches of Stoke, Arsenal and Liverpool

The media narrative is that every Chelsea match is Jose Mourinho’s D-DAY.

Today the Daily Express says Chelsea’s match at Stoke City is the manager’s ‘D-DAY’:

 

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The London Evening Standard said Jose’s D-Day was the match against … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: Jose banned from watching matches on the telly, Makelele linked, yet another D-Day

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho leads every tabloids’ sports section. The Sun says Mourinho is a “BASKET CASE”. The Mirror agrees, leading with the same headline.

 

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Sticking with the Sun, Jose”s been hit with a “double whammy” of … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch referee Arsenal enemy Mike Dean ‘celebrate’ a Spurs goal against Aston Villa

Arsenal fans don’t much like Mike Dean, the Premier League referee. Claims, however nuts, that the man in yellow doesn’t like the Gunners will not be undone buy the video of him reacting to a Spurs goal against Aston … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Youri Tielemans wanted by Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United, Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea in full-house of tabloid TB

 

Transfer Balls: Manchester United and Manchester City want to sign 18-year-old Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans says the Daily Star. In the paper’s “exclusive” we learn that United and City will have to pay £30m, for the “star”.

Paul … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Mourinho is sacked following Liverpool defeat and other tabloid toss

Jose Mourinho has been sacked. Either that or else the Daily Express is about as reliable as Diego Costa’s hamstring.

On November 1, Adam Skinner told us that if Chelsea lost to Liverpool, Mourinho would be sacked.

 

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Chelsea … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Leicester City are the Premier League’s most efficient side; Arsenal shoot on sight; Manchester United are shot shy

If football is all about taking your chances, then Leicester City epitomise the mantra. The Premier League club have scored 23 goals from an average of 14.8 shots per match in the Premier League.

The Foxes are third place in … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, manchester united, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: Hazard to Real Madrid, the Stamford Bridge poisoner, Mourinho lives in Roman’s head

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More Jose Mourinho career news in the Express, which leads with an incredible insight into the mind of Blue’s owner Roman Abramovich.

In “ROMAN’S AGONY”, we read that  the Russian billionaire is “agonising over the prospect of sacking … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea balls: first team player says he’d rather lose than win for Mourinho

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Which current Chelsea player  told a BBC journalist after the Blues were soundly beaten by an average Liveprool side at Stamford Bridge yesterday he would “rather lose” than win a game for his irritated manager?

This is

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Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Chelsea, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Giroud is lazy and excellent in a lige blog with, video highlights

Arsenal beat Swansea 3-0 in Wales.

Before we see the game’s video highlights below, a word for fans who watch the game via the BBC’s blogs, the digital age’s Ceefax service.

 

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The BBC Sports Day Blog: “Anything … READ ON

Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Arsenal, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea: Mourinho on the sack, Liverpool missing out, Manchester United the monster

José Mourinho is on the backpages. And the Chelsea manager is mocking the tabloid Press:

 

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Mourinho says:

“What I’d like to understand is why some people can be so excited with somebody losing his job. It’s sad. The

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Posted: 31st, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: Wenger the dinosaur and what Raymond Verheijen knows about Wales

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Dutch football coach Raymond Verheijen is all over the news. He’s been talking about Arsenal and the club’s injuries.

“Wenger was labelled a “dinosaur” by Raymond Verheijen, a fitness coach who used to work with the Wales squad and

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Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: Arsenal, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0