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Manchester United will pay £40m for Pochettinho

Having left Southampton for Spurs with barely a glance back over his shoulder and a toodle-oo, you wouldn’t bet against Mauricio Pochettino leaving his current club in the not too … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Jamal escapes but Huddersfield ‘bully’ trapped in England’s worst place to live

 

Huddersfield is the worst place to live in England. It is the “least salubrious dump in this septic isle”, according to a poll by a website whose worth must be solid … (read more)

Posted: 6th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Spurs balls: falling crowds should worry club

 

As Spurs continue to build their new municipal stadium, news is that the Premier League’s highest-placed London club’s victory over Southampton was watched by 33,012. Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, … (read more)

Posted: 6th, December 2018 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: Real Madrid break rules to sign Chelsea’s Hazard

Big news for Chelsea fans is that the slowest burning seduction in football is reaching a climix: Real Madrid have agreed personal terms with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The BBC brings that news … (read more)

Posted: 6th, December 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Brexit and the tabloids agree – Theresa May wins!

 

After all the guff, bluster, grandstanding and outright lying let’s see what the tabloids make of Brexit. Page after page is given to dissecting the meaning of yesterdays voting in … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Whistle along to this clip of brilliant British TV from 1972

Here’s a lovely dash of Brilliant British TV from 1972. It’s Blue Peter. John Noakes is on the turntables. And a wonderful whistler is knocking them bandy:

 

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Posted: 5th, December 2018 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Arsenal balls: the myth about Wenger’s Mbappe monument

Huge News on the BBC that Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 19, rejected the chance to play for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal in 2017. France Football had the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Kate Osamor: Fiona Onasanya, a mother’s love and Press freedom

Faced with journalists from the Mail and Times on her doorstep seeking answers to questions about her son’s conviction for intent to supply drugs, including cocaine, Labour MP Kate Osamor … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Sweden campaigns for standardised sex toys as hospital cases of objects stuck up rectums grows

 

The Swedish Standard institute is working towards increased security for users of sex toys. Anna Sjögren, project manager at SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, points to the peril of ineffective sex toys. … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal balls: Lucas Torreira looks smaller on the telly

Arsenal are back. Well, so says Mark Irwin in the Sun. Unai Emery has “brought the nastiness” back to the Gunners, he tells his readers. The Gunners are no longer … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Carl Beech is ‘Nick’: VIP paedophile accuser ‘unmasked’ in court

 

Meet Carl Beech. You know him by his nom-de-plume ‘Nick’, the man who claimed child murdering VIP paedophiles were operating with impunity in and around Westminster. The Times “revealed” Mr Beech … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2018 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Spiked v Monbiot: seeking conspiracy in the face of reason

Spiked pulls back the magic curtain and show us how journalism works in the age of public shaming and a continual need for validation. In an article entitled ‘The New … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Ozzy Osbourne made it to 70

 

Ozzy Osbourne has made it to 70 – the full three score years and ten. Photographer Mark Weiss recalls his time with the rock star in the 1980s. 
We just hit … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Southampton sack Mark Hughes – desperate and clueless chairman form a queue

After just eight months in charge, Southampton have woken to their error and sacked Mark Hughes. “The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, December 2018 | In: Back pages, News | Comment


Media Bias: Son dives for Spurs but Arsenal prosper

 

Arsenal beat Spurs 4-2 in the North London derby in which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sensational. Both sides scored from the penalty spots. But should the Spurs penalty for a foul … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: David de Gea makes Manchester United sweat

Should David de Gea leave Manchester United for Paris St-German, the Red Devils will splash out £70m on Everton’s England international Jordan Pickford, 24. If he’s worth that much it … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester United: medics investigated for prying into Alex Ferguson’s medical records

Can it be that the joy of spotting a famous face is not confined to the well? I’m talking not of grave hunting, rather of the two medics and a … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, December 2018 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Poo found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested

 

Is McDonald’s chasing the authentic farm-to-table experience by smearing poo on its touchscreen monitors, Touch. Inhale. And in an instant you’re cow-side at the farm. Metro reports on findings by the London … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


A DJ lesson from Grandmaster Flash – 1982

 

In 1982, Grandmaster Flash taught us how to be a DJ. Flash (nee Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958) instructed us in cutting, scratching and mixing. … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Music | Comment


Loving Jamal: the righteous use bullied Syrian refugee to showcase their moral superiority

 

Just when you thought the story could reach no higher, Theresa May sees the video of Syrian refugee Jamal being assaulted in the playground of his Huddersfield school and declares … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Woman with fear of owls wins damages from religious quack

 

Headline of the week appeared on the BBC News website: “Owl phobia woman wins damages from religious doctor.” Yep. Quack!

Meet Sally Brayshaw, 54, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. In pain following an … (read more)

Posted: 1st, December 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Chelsea and Manchester City rethink business as FIFA gets tough over loan players

Fifa wants to stop big clubs stockpiling talent. From the start of the 2020-21 season, clubs will be able to loan out 6-8 players; the exact figure has yet to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Huddersfield Bully: Jamal says thanks as bigots feed on his story

 

Jamal, the 15-year-old Syrian boy allegedly attacked by a school bully, is grateful for £130,000 raised by well-wishers to help his family. Yesterday he appeared at a protest outside his school … (read more)

Posted: 30th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment