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Arsenal: Ian Wright serenades the post-Chelsea glow under a Red Moon

A Red Moon soars into the night skies. But not only God is a Gooner. Bathed in the glow of Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, Ian Wright … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Emma Fairweather and me: Her Majesty The Queen extends ‘warmest thoughts’ at arms length to car crash victim

The Daily Mirror’s interview with Emma Fairweather, the woman injured in a collision with a car driven by Prince Philip, continues to make front-page headlines. Much to the tabloids’ disappointment, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Ant McPartlin: Britain’s Got Talent seeks new role model

Having heard Ant McPartlin hook up with the sympathetic Sun to trail the new season of Britain’s Got Talent as part of the star’s rehab programme, more papers lead with … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Anne-Marie and Ant McPartlin get top-billing in the Sun

Any more puff in the Sun’s piece on Ant McPartlin and the paper would be classed as a Class B drug. As the record shows, Ant is a drink driver … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment


Prince Philip and me: what Duke did and didn’t say to car crash victim

Prince Philip should travel by horse and buggy, or make better use of the family’s gold coach. But he’s sticking with the 4×4, picking one for a jaunt days after … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Arsenal balls: the Bellerin knee ‘horror’

In today’s 2-0 win for a hard-working Arsenal side over a limited Chelsea, Gunners defender Hector Bellerin was injured. Something happened to his knee. There was no blood. No broken … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: John Curtice appears as if by magic; General Election looms; The People’s Vote is a misnomer

You know a General Election is in the offing when Professor John Curtice flies back into the media spotlight. Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Senior … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer Balls: Liverpool £61m for Felix; Martial stays at Manchester United; Everton in for Chelsea striker; Higuain jets in for Spurs

A round-up of today’s transfer rumours and other fluff and nonsense in the Press. Let’s kick off with Liverpool, who’ve bid £61m bid for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


How to appear trustworthy

Do we trust others too much? Are we confident that the government is able to accomplish what it set out to accomplish, whatever that is (insert guess here and post … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Jose Mourinho rewrites Chelsea history; Petr Cech and me

News that Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is to retire at the season’s end is exciting the mouth of Jose Mourinho, who managed the goalkeeper when they were both at Chelsea. … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


What happens when you try to drive through a huge snowman built on a tree stump

To St, Petersburg, Kentucky, where Cody Lutz, his fiancee, and her sister have been hard at work building a huge 9-foot tall snowman in their garden. Someone else liked it … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer News: Arsenal lose Ramsey for nothing; player gets £300,000 a week at Juventus

And so it came to pass that Arsenal failed in their desperate bid to secure a transfer fee for Aaron Ramsey. The 28-year-old Welshman has signed a pre-contract agreement to … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The CIA emergency tool kit spies hid inside their rectums

Old spies never die- but they do pass interesting stools. Atlas Obscura shows us the emergency spy kit CIA operatives in the Cold War stored in their rectums:

This CIA-issued tool kit was issued to CIA officers during the height … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Manchester City Transfer Balls: Frenkie de Jong confusion; chasing Spurs star Christian Eriksen

To say that the Daily Mirror’s transfer reporting on Manchester City’s pursuit of Ajax’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie De Jong is sourced at bullshit.com is to give it too much credit. … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: Newspapers and Gove slaughter Corbyn, aka Mr Plan B

One day after the Meaningful Vote and the newspapers are going for Jeremy Corbyn, aka Plan B:

Leading Brexiteeer and Tory MP Michael Gove ticks off Corbyn’s faults … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2019 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Daily Telegraph subs confuse Jemima Khan with Jemima Lewis

Jemima Lewis is the Daily Telegraph’s radio critic and columnist. Jemima Khan isn’t. The Daily Telegraph is no longer sub-edited in house. Not that you’d notice…
… (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2019 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Manchester United transfer balls: Fellaini out; Carrasco, Brooks and Under in

Manchester United are trying to offload the Hairy Elbow, aka Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The club says he can go if a bid for around £15m arrives. AC Milan, Porto … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


MPs lose Brexit: the newspaper front pages slam May

This is what happens when Parliament fails to embrace the result of the 2016 EU referendum. Last night, Remain-voting Prime Minister Theresa May had her Brexit deal voted down by … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Woman can only hear female voices and Michael Jackson

To China – I said, ‘To China!’ – where a woman says she can’t hear male voices. Either that or she has trouble detecting lower frequencies. LiveScience has more:

At the hospital, … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Carrasco and James Rodriguez in; Ozil and Mislintat out

Today’s round-up of Arsenal transfer news has no update on Aaron Ramsey’s departure to Juventus but does note that Mesut Ozil could also be bound for Italy. Rumours are that … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Owen Jones v The Sun is the joke that keeps on giving

Guardian journalist and Jeremy Corbyn fan Owen Jones is so upset that he allowed the Sun to feature an extract from his book that he’s donated £500 to the Hillsborough … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal star’s not so ‘secret medical’

More on Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s protracted transfer to Juventus.

Having signed a deal to join Juventus on a free transfer this summer, unsigned a deal and left the door … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Supermac beats Big Mac in stodge wars

In Ireland you can eat at one of Pat McDonagh’s Supermac fast-food eateries. McDonagh earned the nickname Supermac for his showing in a Gaelic football match in the late 1960s … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Publicly shaming the McDonald’s Brixton ranter

To the McDonald’s in Brixton, south London, where Alex Parvenu is filming a middle-aged man barking on about migrants and feminists.

He moans about “bloody immigrants” and – now to camera – “mangina feminists”. Parvenu … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment