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Transfer Balls: Manchester United want Milan’s Milan and Liverpool dog deep for Dembélé

Transfer Balls: So desperate is Alexis Sanchez to leave Manchester United that he’s going to demand a reduction in his £500,000-a-week wage to make him more affordable to, well, anyone … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


James Bulger: tabloids bring up the body to attack Robert Thompson and stir Blair’s mob

 

The 1993 killing of James Bulger continues to occupy minds in the tabloids. Bulger, 2, was killed by children, ten-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. The latter has been in … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Police get 6 more months to find Madeleine McCann

“YOU’VE 6 More Months to find Maddie.” You. (Me?!) Yes, you. You might qualify for the huge reward the News of The World posted for information leading to the return … (read more)

Posted: 14th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News, Tabloids | Comment


UFOs spotted over Ireland: little green men sought

Ireland’s reputation as a haven for little green men has reached far into the cosmos. UFOS have been spotted over the Emerald Isle. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


The diamond ring made entirely of diamond

 

How big is your diamond ring? Well, it depends on the size of your finger? Sothebys is overseeing the sale of a wholly diamond ring created by Apple design guru Jony Ive … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Newspaper says Spike Lee not Stan Lee is dead

Stan Lee, fabled comic book storyteller, is not dead. Well, he’s not if you get your news from this paper, which declares: “Spike Lee Dies at 95.” A grinning Stan … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester United balls: Mourinho sacked (again), Pochettino waits, Spurs nowhere

Manchester United will sack Jose Mourinho if the club fails to achieve Champions League qualification this season. So says the BBC. And so says the Sun. The paper offers no fact … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Asia Bibi: Boris Johnson seizes the opportunity to do the right thing

Is there room in the country for the right sort of asylum seeker? The Daily Mail, a paper whose existence gave rise to thousands of Twitter accounts that use it to define everything … (read more)

Posted: 13th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Stan Lee reads Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven

 

‘The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything” – Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2018 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Transfer balls: Gareth Bale to Arsenal and ex Gooner becomes a Prophet

 

Clickbait Balls: a look at newspapers tricking readers . Today, as ever, it’s the Daily Express, which thunders: “Arsenal news: Gareth Bale transfer EXCLUSIVE, Unai Emery revelation, Wolves team news.”

It’s … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Balls: Daily Express feasts on Danny Welbeck’s pain

 

The ghouls have been out fo Arsenal striker Danny Welbck. Last night, Arsenal manger Unai Emery told media that Welbeck had surgery on his badly injured ankle on Friday – … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester City balls: Raheem Sterling takes journalism to the dogs

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling has a dog. The Daily Mirror presents this as news. Having priced the player’s home, the Mirror then delivers one of the most asinine lines … (read more)

Posted: 11th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Cardiff City: Sol Bmba has blue skin

 

Did Cardiff City’s Sol Bamba take his shirt off after hitting the deciding goal in his side’s 2-1 win over Brighton? Unless the new Brighton kit is made of human … (read more)

Posted: 11th, November 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Statue of anti-fascist hero breaks leg of ‘fascist’ trying to destroy it

To Split, Croatia, where a man broke his leg when a statue to an anti-fascist fell on him after he pushed it over. Centrist Croatian politician Krešo Beljak quipped on … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal balls: Danny Welbeck – more injury facts

When Danny Welbeck hurt his ankle playing for Arsenal, the Press were quick to brand it a “horror injury”. Welbeck was in pain. That much was clear. But it wasn’t … (read more)

Posted: 10th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Liverpool teach Manchester City’s Sterling the correct way to cheat

When Raheem Sterling was awarded a penalty for falling over in the box during Manchester City’s 6-0 hammering of Shakhtar it was clear to everyone but the referee the wrong decision … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Waving not drowning at the Boca Juniors match

 

What’s it like to stand with the Boca Juniors fans at La Bombonera? Freelance sports journalist Chris Marshall-Bell (@cmbell310) tells us exactly what it’s like to worship among Los Xeneizes’ … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Macron honours Jew, gays and gypsy killer Philippe Petain: ‘one out of two ain’t bad’

They say the victors write the history of war. Not always they don’t. French President Emmanuel Macron plans to award one of the losers a big tribute. Marshal Philippe Pétain … (read more)

Posted: 9th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Danny Welbeck’s ‘horror’ injury revealed

Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, and Danny Welbeck suffers a “horror ankle injury” that “leaves Arsenal team-mates shocked”. So says the Daily Mail. It looks pretty nasty. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Video: Freddie Mercury’s final days

 

The new biopic about Queen singer Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), tells us how he met the band and pulled his partner, Jim Hutton. The is … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2018 | In: Celebrities, Film, Key Posts, Music | Comment


Transfer balls: Martial offers 45m reasons to stay at Manchester United

Transfer Balls: how much is Anthony Martial worth to Manchester United? Whoah, there. That’s a rhetorical question. The answer is £45m. That’s a lot of money for a player who … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Brexit v Peter Gouldstone: Let’s blame Remainers for granny bashing gone mainstream

 

The tabloids are tucking into the brutal attack on Peter Gouldstone, a 98-year-old beaten by burglars at his home in Bounds Green, North London. The burglars – one or two; … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Who beat up 98-year-old Peter Gouldstone?

 

If you know who attacked Peter Gouldstone at his home in Bounds Green, London, do tell the police. Mr Gouldstone is 98. He’s a widower. One or two people broke … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2018 | In: News | Comment


Blessed are the Nazi Hunters: Johann Rehbogen stands trial

 

You can’t see Johann Rehbogen’s face. The German judicial authorities say the former SS guard’s face must be pixelated. Given the passing of time, the trial of Johann Rehbogen promises to … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


BBC trolls Everton fans over donation to Liverpool fan Sean Cox

 

Clickbait Balls courtesy of the BBC, which spots Everton player Seamus Coleman contributing to the fund set up to help Sean Cox, the Liverpool fan set upon by Roma fans … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment