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Transfer Balls: Arsenal bid £10m over asking price for Cengiz Under

Arsenal fans reading about the club’s moves for Roma’s Turkish forward Cengiz Under will be confused as to what the club has bid. The Press are guessing. So far we’ve … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Bob Einstein tells a funny and a revolting joke

Bob Einstein has died aged 76. Best known for playing Marty Funkhouser in Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Einstein is seen here telling a joke at a show Q&A.

 

Want to hear a … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal swoop for Barcelona sub Denis Suarez

More from the twilight world of football transfer reporting as the Mirror tells readers: “Welcome to Arsenal Denis Suarez.” One problem with the scoop is that Spaniard hasn’t left Barcelona. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Wayne Rooney arrested for swearing – US police hunt bear who shat in woods

 

Wayne Rooney has been arrested and fined in Virginia, USA, for being intoxicated in public and – get this – swearing. A footballer swearing is an offence? Is the Vatican … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Toby Alderweireld halts new Spurs deal – yours for £25m

What to do with a player who think he’s made for better – and better paid – things? Arsenal showed Aaron Ramsey the door when he asked for a huge … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2019 | In: Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


The Marion Stokes Archive: 33 years of 24-hour live news TV

 

In 1979 Marion Stokes flipped the record button on her VCR and began recording live television. She continued to record live telly for over 33 years. She only stopped when … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Twitch fans demand life ban for alleged domestic abuser

 

Australian Fortnite player Luke Munday apparently streamed himself on Twitch rowing with his wife off-screen. Noises were heard. We did not see what occurred. He was arrested, charged with assault and banned … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: Higuain to Chelsea, Morata to Milan and Arsenal’s ‘record signing’

The BBC tells us that Chelsea are signing Gonzalo Higuain, 31. Currently on loan from Juventus at AC Milan, Higuain would add some proven finishing ability to a side reliant on the unconvincing Alvaro … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: £8m for Ramsey, Sami Khedira to Arsenal and Liverpool in the hunt

As regular readers know, I’ve been tracking the utter tosh written about Aaron Ramsey’s looming departure from Arsenal. Having told readers that Ramsey had signed a deal to join Juventus … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Liverpool balls: Virgil Van Dijk kills the Reds

Football journalism is a tricky affair. The need to create sensation from dust is testing. Before Manchester City and Liverpool’s big Premier League title decider last night (there are 18 … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal transfer balls: Ramsey signs for Juventus and stays at the Gunners

The Sun says Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has signed a contract with Juventus. The headline is unequivocal: “GUNNERS NEWS 7pm Arsenal news: Ramsey signs Juventus contract.” News of Ramsey’s transfer is … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


North Korea’s ambassador to Italy waits an age before defecting

At what point did North Korea’s man in Rome decide to stay in god’s own county indefinitely? I’d wager it’s about a microsecond after the diminuative nutjob Kim Jong-un told him … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


How to make money from immigration without a boat

Who makes money from jailing asylum seekers? Of the UK’s 10 immigration removal facilities just one is run by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. G4S, Mitie, Serco and US-owned … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


The American doctor who will give Jews the wrong medicine

Screengrab: http://www.cleveland19.com

 

Dr Lara Kollab, 27,  reportedly says she will “purposely give all the Jews the wrong meds”. Dr Lara Kollab, 27, a former resident at The Cleveland Clinic … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer balls: Navas in, Ozil stays, Pepe ready and Ramsey stinks

What do Arsenal need in the mid-season transfer sale? A defender below the age of 30 who can tackle and react in the box faster than a three-legged pony? A … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The death of Lord Haw-Haw

 

On this day 1946, William Brooke Joyce (24 April 1906 – 3 January 1946) was hanged. Lord Haw-Haw, as he was known, was the last person to be executed for treason … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester Knife Attack: Allah off the hook in Co-op ‘terror’ stabbing

 

Now we get to know why the BBC and Sun chose to tell us where the man who allegedly knifed three people in Manchester on New Year’s Eve and his … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Police tasers make everyone more violent

If you carry a weapon are you more or less likely to use it? Silly question, right? A new study tells us carrying Tasers increases police use of force. Cambridge … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Let’s make 2019 the year ridicule trumps being offended by rubbish

 

Naomi Firsht wants 2019 to be the year we stop being so easily offended. I’d argue that the feeling offended is bad enough but it’s more than that: it’s the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Top-Ho, Jeeves: Happy Public Domain Day 2019 – what you can use for free

 

It’s Public Domain Day, the moment when lots of old works become free to use. It’s a biggie this year because for 20 years nothing new has been released. In 1998 … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2019 | In: Film, Key Posts, Music, News | Comment


Manchester Knife Attack: Allah implicated in ‘terror’ stabbing

 

Terror in Manchester as three people are stabbed. Well, so they say. So little is said about the murder of 23 people at an Ariana Grande concert in the city … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: the Aaron Ramsey myth

 

Like cocktails, ITV dramas and Disney World, Aaron Ramsey gets a lot of hype but delivers little. The Mirror hails Ramsey as “one of Europe’s top goal-scoring midfielders”. Utter tosh. … (read more)

Posted: 1st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal fans rejoice at new signing as Ramsey heads for Italy, Spain AND France

Bullshit.com reports

 

Arsenal’s one-goal-a-season man Aaron Ramsey is off to Juventus. In Italy the player who promised so much without ever quite nailing it will earn a … (read more)

Posted: 31st, December 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


What Jose’s hotel cost Manchester United in rent

 

Freshly sacked by Manchester United, surly Jose Mourinho is back living at his London home. The Riverside Suite at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel, where he stayed since July 2016, is available … (read more)

Posted: 31st, December 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Money, News, Sports | Comment


David Dimbleby and why the Posh live in a meritocracy

Are you posh? I’m asking for David Dimbleby, the hereditary BBC journalist, former Bullingdon Club member, pal to Prince Charles and whose son attended Eton College. His fellow BBC lifer John … (read more)

Posted: 30th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Money, News, Politicians | Comment