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Sports news, commentary and scores with wit and added value. We compare and contrast the best and worst sports reporting in the mainstream press, blogs, TV and online. We love the English Premier League (Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City) and all things football but we cover cricket, rugby, the Olympics, tennis, golf, F1 and highlights of the sporting year.

Ueli Steck climbs the North Face of the Eiger in 2 hours and 47 minutes (video)

Ueli Steck (4 October 1976 30 April 2017) died near Mount Everest. The Swiss climber fell 1000 metres to his death. He was an incredible athlete, who scaled the famed and feared north face of the Eiger in

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bias: Stoke City praise Peter Crouch’s ‘expert’ cheating against Arsenal

Media Bias: when Stoke City’s Peter Crouch scored with his hand against Arsenal in yesterday’s Premier League match, pundits on BBC TV’s  Match of the Day pundit meekly said ‘It should have been disallowed’. There was no shame heaped on

Posted: 14th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Injury Balls: Arsenal sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for spare parts

Injury Balls: a look at unreliable reporting. When Alex Oxlade-Chameberlain was substituted in Arsenal’s win over Southampton, the knives were out. It was all over for ‘The Ox’.

Daily Mirror : “The England star was forced off 10 minutes before

Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool balls: Mark Lawrence hails Klopp’s new Invincibles

Liverpool are just one match away from being The Invincibles Mark 11, aping Arsenal’s achievement of going an entire Premier League season unbeaten.

According to BBC pundit and former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson’s crystal balls Liverpool have yet to lose

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester Evening Post’s fake news pledge and Arsenal spin in the Mirror

Forget all that Clickbait balls and Transfer Balls and all the other balls designed to seduce football fans to click on the ads. The Manchester Evening News is going factual. It might be contagious and impact on other titles owned

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media twists Pep’s words on Manchester City being the Premier League’s best team

How football reporting works. Manchester City manger Pep Guardiola is speaking to journalists. He says Manchester City are the Premier League’s best at creating changes.

“We don’t score enough goals. The numbers don’t lie, we have not been good enough

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal end Manchester United’s incredibly boring 25-match unbeaten run

Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United is hailed in the Press. But before a look at the back pages, a word from Sachin Nakrani‏, the Guardian’s sports features editor. He’s at the office:

Sub editor 1: “They’re chanting ‘Fuck

Posted: 8th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal: one player or maybe seven wins the title for Gunners, says Souness

Mystic Meg, eat yer heart out. In his article on Arsenal v Manchester United for the Sunday Times , former Spurs and Liverpool player Graeme Souness begins by tooting his own horn: “I predicted in March in this column that

Posted: 7th, May 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On this day 1996: Manchester City relegated after classic (Alan) Ball’s up in Liverpool decider

On this day 1996: Manchester City manager Alan Ball led The Citizens down into the old Second Division. In the era before the ubiquitous mobile phone delivered news in “real time”, fans, players and managers alike looked to the radio

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: talkSport experts pathetic bicker over Marcus Rashford’s goal

Just when you thought British football coverage had reached its nadir, TalkSPORT go and plumb brave new depths of tawdry drivel. Discussing Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Alan Brazil’s ‘Sports Breakfast’ radio show on Friday morning, studio

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool honour the great Kenny Dalglish – the man fans fell in love with

Liverpool will rename of the stands at Anfield after the great Kenny Dalglish. The Centenary Stand will mark the “unique contribution” Dalglish has made to Liverpool over the years. Say the club:

The decision has been taken by the Reds’

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: Zlatan’s farewell party

Nursing an injury that that pretty much ended his career at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, according to The Sun , planning to take 50 club staff and players out for a ‘thank you’ dinner.”

“The Swedish striker, 35,

Posted: 1st, May 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Bias: Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford ‘dives’ in Swansea but soars in Manchester

Congratulation to the talented actor and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford for redefining the phrase “honest English footballer” and in the words of Swansea City manager Paul Clement going “down way before there was contact” and “deceiving” the referee. Rashford’s 

Posted: 30th, April 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victim blaming Arsenal’s Sanchez and Manchester City’s Aguero is just about understandbale

The talk is of faking it. First Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez was accused of making too much of being hit by the ball. Sanchez was standing close to the edge of the pitch as Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs was set to

Posted: 29th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mafia used SMS text-message ticker at the bottom of a sports broadcast to get reach mob bosses

To Italy, where TV show  Quelli che il Calci o (That which is Football) is announcing the latest breaking news on its below the faces ticker. It slo show SMS messages sent in by fans. The potential for upset is

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea captain and the non-celebrity sex tape story

The Daily Star  leads with the news “JOHN TERRY IN VILE SEX TAPE”.  Bit of tautology there. It’s hard to think of sex with John Terry being anything other than vile. But each to their own and in the

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs fans beat up one of their own after mistaking him for a Chelsea fan

Spurs supporter Michael Voller, 23, was attacked by Spurs fans when his club played Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last weekend. Police says the idiots who set about him thought he was a Chelsea fan. Voller, nursing

Posted: 27th, April 2017 | In: Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Arsenal’s Wilshere rides to China on a human caterpillar of fake news

Transfer Balls is watching fake news: Working on the principle that no denial means it could be true, the Daily Star lead its sports season with news that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is on his way to China. Maybe. Wilshere was

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sexism row: Kim Kardashian’s arse takes on Angela Akins’ short skirt

“It’s Kim Kardashian as you’ve never seen her before.” throbs the Daily Star  on its front page. “Wait until you see the rear view,” ploughs the Sun on its cover. Both tabloids lead with the same picture of Kim Kardashian

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Joe Hart to Liverpool and £20m written off

Transfer balls: a look at fake news football reporting. Is Joe Hart heading to Liverpool?

 

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The Sun April 19 : “Joe Hart is on his way back to the Premier League with Liverpool.”

KLOPP LOVES HART – Joe

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Media Bias: Arsenal praise the referee but Manchester City are robbed

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting. Today Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-1 to make it into the FA Cup final, where they will play Chelsea.

Should Manchester City have been awarded a penalty?

Arsenal website :

The game

Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tires down a ski jump – alternative Olympic sports

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With the UK’s olympic-sized Olympics budget under review can we just embrace technology and go long on drugs and short on training? Anorak’s on the

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Posted: 23rd, April 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Morata to Chelsea (if Arsenal let him leave)

Transfer Balls fake news for football: The BBC says Chelsea “have reached an agreement” to sign striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from Real Madrid. The Beeb’s source is Spanish site Diario Gol. As ever, I like to use Google Translate

Posted: 20th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror news trust: Arsenal and Theresa May are both for turning

How about this for wraparound newspaper cover. The Daily Mirror’s front page leads with Theresa May’s “U-turn”. Having said there would be no General Election before 202o, May has called one for June 8 2017.

 

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If it’s all

Posted: 19th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Politicians, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Karim Benzema to join Arsenal for a third time

As predictable as a dog sniffing a lamppost and Simon Cowell licking his eyeballs and telling a cabaret act “That. Was. Incredible”, the tabloids herald the summer season of football transfer rumours with news that Karim Benzema is heading to

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0