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Talking Balls: Spurs title win would better Leicester City’s 2016 effort

Line of the day comes from former Liverpool and Leicester City player Stan Collymore now working as a Daily Mirror columnist. The job of a columnist is to foment debate. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Denis Suarez in; Perisic agrees Manchester United but wants Arsenal

Arsenal fans have had a few weeks to find out who Denis Suarez is and what he does. And now the Barcelona substitute is on his way to the club. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


It cost Arsenal £17m to get shot of Arsene Wenger

It took more than placards and hashtags to defenestrate Arsene Wenger from Arsenal. Sky says it took £17.1m. Not that he got the lot. The Times says the £17m was … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment


Morrisons offer: 20p for a paper bag or 15p for a more environmentally friendly plastic bag?

Bag. 2012.3045.04. McDonald’s: Toy Story 2.

Morrisons is offering its customers the chance to buy a reusable paper bag. Prince: 20p. The supermarket chain is also offering a reusable plastic carrier … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Brexit: On Corporation Tax and offshore UK

The Guardian has something to say about Corporation tax. If your company is based in the UK, it pays Corporation Tax on all its profits from the UK and abroad. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Money, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: sex, Joe Willock and The Sun’s Ashley Cole rerun

When back in December the Sun told us about Arsenal players allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide – “hippy crack” – we were assured that the “images will horrify Arsenal fans and … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Victoria Wood remembered in hilarious statue

BBC Radio Manchester alerts us to the statue which Bury Council have approved to honour Victoria Wood (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016). It will stand on Silver Street … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Unicorn robber captured

Police in Spain have captured a unicorn who allegedly robbed several stores in Malaga. The unicorn is said to be a man dressed in a soft onsie with a unicorn-style … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Spurs boss Pochettino: winning is only good for players’ ego

“It’s true, this season has been tough,” said Spurs manger Mauricio Pochettino after defeat to the mighty Crystal Palace knocked them out of the FA Cup, their second cup exit … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Memorial Day: A Song For The End of The World

On Memorial Day we think of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. We think of the murdered, the deniers who make liars of the victims, the brave, the … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts | Comment


“Judea dies’, thus says the banner. ‘Judea will live forever’, thus respond the lights”

Friday December 11 1931 was the eighth and final night of Chanukkah, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, Doctor of Philosophy from Halle-Wittenberg University, struck a match and lit the Menorah. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Perisic, Nkunku and Suarez in; Sokratis lives

Arsenal need a winger. No great news there. The team are narrower than a Guardian columnist’s politics. But who will the wide man be? The Sun says it’s Barcelona’s Brazilian forward … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


The Cheese Label Museum

“This is my father’s collection of cheese labels from the 1940s and 50s,” says Londoner Julian Tysoe, whose mini museum can be seen on Flashbak. Julian’s father, John Jeremy ‘Gus’ … (read more)

Posted: 26th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer | Comment


Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy Knoxy’ wins damages from Italian police

How do you tell the story of Amanda Knox, the American embroiled in the investigation into the 2007 murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher? The media was attracted to … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Thierry Henry is available after Monaco let him go

Monaco have suspended their former player and the one-time Arsenal great Thierry Henry after just 20 games in charge. Reports from France are that he’ll be replaced by Leonardo Jardim … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The court calls Mr Farrelly of Muff Crescent, Nobber

Via Daily Edge

Ireland’s Ardee District Court calls Mr Conor Farrelly, 22, who stands accused of driving a 2011 BMW car into a wall in Ardee, fleeing the scene and heading … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer Balls: Frenkie de Jong joins Manchester City and Barcelona

The story of Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to Arsenal as told by the Sun continues to top our list of Transfer Balls, our look at dire reporting presented as fact. But … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool move for Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

The less he plays the better he gets. News is that Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich in the chase for Chelsea and England youth winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18.

Bild says Hudson-Odoi’s brother and advisor … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea sign Juventus striker who played for Arsenal

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. The 31-year-old Argentine will remain at Chelsea until the end of the season.

“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


James Bulger: And the Oscar for bad taste goes to…

James Bulger is back in the news. The child murdered by children is on the Mirror’s front page. “BULGERS RAGE AT OSCARS INSULTS,” says the headline. The story is yet … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Suarez and Rodriguez in; Ramsey out; Ozil shoots

You’d suppose Denis Suarez was lightning fast given how long Arsenal have been chasing him without landing a finger on the Spaniard’s shirt. The chase continues because Barcelona want Arsenal … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Arsenal | Comment


After Covington: the cult of the kid is dead

Kathy Griffith wanted “these fuckers” “named” and “shamed” in public. “NAMES,” she demanded. Daily Mirror columnist Stan Collymore called them “the bastard children of Trump.” Adding: “Like all vermin, they … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Kate Price and MPs agree: mocking the disabled is a hate crime (what isn’t?)

Should abusing the disabled be a crime? Katie Price thinks it should. The former glamour model has given evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Class War: Royal family pheasant killer ‘attacked’ local ‘peasant’

The Sun leads with Patrick Panks, 43, who claims he was hit in the head and called a “peasant” by a gamekeeper on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate. Mr Panks … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Tabloids put up reward after statues to War heroes sprayed with paint

Daily Star

Who tossed white paint over four statues: one commemorating Bomber Command; another of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt; a third to the Real Marines; and one to … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment