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Arsenal’s missing striker Gonzalo Higuain hits 100 goals in Italy

Congratulations, Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian today scored his 100th Serie A goal, hitting the net twice as Juventus beat AC Milan. Higuain, 29, has scored 101 goals in 153 games in Italy’s top flight since arriving in Italy from Real Madrid in July 2013. You will recall that Higuain joined for €40 million. In 2016 he moved to Juventus for €90 million.

But none of that happened if you read the Sun. According to the paper of record, Higuan plays for Arsenal, who he joined for £23m in 2013.


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He then went to Liverpool:


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Such are the facts.

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Transfer Balls: Chelsea buy Paul Pogba without agreeing a deal with Juventus

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Transfer Balls: The Sun says “Chelsea in £69m Pogba deal.”

Chelsea have bought the Juventus and France star?

CHELSEA have agreed a stunning £69million deal to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba. The champions made the Italian giants an offer they cannot refuse for the French midfield powerhouse.

But have they refused?

Sources say Oscar, Willian and Juan Cuadrado could be involved in a move in the other direction.

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Posted: 22nd, August 2015 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Transfer balls: Paul Pogba to join Manchester United after signing and not signing for PSG

Transfer Balls – a look at drivel presented as football fact by the mainstream media. Today the Press returns to France and Juventus star Paul Pogba. And news is that he’s on his way to Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Times and Telegraph both say Manchester United will splash out £60m on Pogba. Jason Burt says Pogba is the “key” Manchester United target.

Burt adds that some other teams also like Pogba: Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all “strongly linked with him”.

Of course, we have already read in the Express that Pogba is off to Arsenal, and has signed a deal to join PSG. Burt catches up with the PSG angle:

Juventus director Pavel Nedved was quoted in La Parisien newspaper on Saturday as saying that PSG had submitted a bid – but, in this same report, this was denied by the French club’s director of sport, Olivier Letang.

Clear as mud, then.

Sky Sports says Pogba could remain at Juventus. After all, they are in the quarter-final of the Champions’ League, and Pogba was happy to run his Manchester United contract down and leave the club in 2012. Why go back?

Which leads to Jacon Steinbeg’s news in the Guardian that Pogba will be playing for Manchester City next season. Well, maybe. He understands that such a link is “nonsense”.

And if you want real nonsense, you need to look at the Metro and the Star, which reports:

Chelsea are getting closer to landing Paul Pogba, according to The Metro. They quote Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta who has hinted Juventus can do without Pogba.

Did he?

Marotta said: “We are here celebrating a victory achieved by a team, a team that played without Pogba. This means football is a team sport and not just about individuals.”

So. He did not say anything about Pogba being surpluss to requirements. He said football is a team game.

And what Moratta went on to say – not something quoted by either paper but mentioned in the Standard – is:

“Pogba is a young player with lots of promise but he is realising his potential,” he said after Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Genoa. We want to win and we don’t necessarily have to sell our best players. It is clear that players of this quality attract interest from other clubs but we don’t seek buyers and there has been no contact.”

Such are the facts…

Posted: 23rd, March 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Laura Barralies Might Be A WAG: Juventus Unveil New Journalist In Lads’ Mag Style

JUVENTUS are pleased to announce the recruitment of a new sports writer. She’s Laura Barriales. Is she any good?


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Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Epic Banners: Juventus Fans Taunt Liverpool: ‘You Are More Ugly Than Camilla’

EPIC banners harks back to April 13, 2005. It’s the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg. Juventus are playing Liverpool at the Stadio Delle Alpi. The Juventus fans hold up a message.



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Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

The football teams that changed their kits and won and lost their identities

ANORAK presents a history of football club shirt changes, featuring: Cardiff City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Leeds United, Millwall, Juventus, Coventry City and Crystal Palace…

AMID all the Euro hype, one piece of football news has largely slipped under the radar: Cardiff City FC have confirmed what many suspected – that they will now play in red, because the colour is more appealing to the club’s Malaysian owners than the traditional blue strip.

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Posted: 10th, June 2012 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Book Is A Barcelona Hating Self-Aggrandising Joy

ZLATAN Ibrahimovic – Malmö FF, Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, A.C. Milan – has written a book about being Zlatan. We’ve got soem extracts from the work Jar Är Zlatan’ (I Am Zlatan). The book promises to be a classic:

1. “I got a bike when I was little, a BMX. I called it ‘Fido Dido’ after the tough little cartoon guy with spiked hair. I thought he was the coolest thing ever.

“The bike got stolen outside of the Rosengård swimming baths and Dad went there with his shirt open and sleeves rolled up. He’s the kind of person that says: ‘No one touches my kids! No one takes their stuff’. But not even a tough guy like him could do anything about it. Fido Dido was gone, and I was crushed.”

2. “I felt like crap when I was sitting in the locker room with Guardiola staring at me like I was an annoying distraction, an outsider. It was nuts. He was a wall, a stone wall. I didn’t get any sign of life from him and I was wishing myself away every moment with the team.”

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Posted: 10th, November 2011 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Juventus Signs Invisible Footballer – CNN Reports

THE football season has yet to brogan in earnest but we have your Talking Balls quote of the Week. CNN reports on those new signings at Juventus:

Italian Serie A outfit Juventus have completed the signing of Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic from rivals Roma. Vucinic, 27, had been in the Italian capital since 2005 and has signed a four-year deal with Turin-based Juve.

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Posted: 3rd, August 2011 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0