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Transfer Balls: Liverpool old boy Coutinho to Manchester United and maybe Man City

The Manchester Evening News rivals the Daily Express for Transfer Balls – that strain of football reporting that treats readers as mugs. The latest tosh is that former Liverpool players … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Salinas doorbell licker caught on camera

To Salinas, California, Roberto Daniel Arroyo, 33, has allegedly one filmed licking a the Dungan family’s doorbell. Arroyo allegedly also nicked extension cords from the Dungan’s Christmas decorations. David Dungan … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


The oh deer hunter – Spotlighting killer accidentally grasses up herself

The woman was chuffed to have shot dead a “bigo buck,” a large deer. It was dark, see, and she was testing his skills in killing an unarmed vegetarian. The … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Transfer Balls: Spurs are ready to sell Eriksen

Real Madrid like the look of Christian Eriksen, the Spurs player whose contract expires in 2020. Eriksen earns about £70,000- a-week at Tottenham. He wants an improved deal. Chances are … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Highlights from Mrs Nick Clegg’s Standard Interview

Mrs Nick Clegg, Miriam Gonzalez Durentez, is talking to the Standard about moving to California for her husband’s new job with Facebook and Brexit. Highlights of the softest of puff … (read more)

Posted: 8th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


500,000 Go Missing At People’s Vote March

The figures were in: 700,000 people had walked the streets of London in a demand for a second EU referendum, a so-called People’s Vote. Numbers matter when you’re marching. The … (read more)

Posted: 8th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer Balls: Dembele quits Spurs and shames Arsenal

Arsenal fans watching their club get no transfer fee for Aaron Ramey will be doubtless pleased to note that Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is costing Chinese Super League club Beijing … (read more)

Posted: 8th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Pochettino gets ready to quit Invincible Spurs in 2034

Mauricio Pochettino has “cast doubt on his future” at Tottenham Hotspur, says the Times. Or as the BBC puts it: “Mauricio Pochettino says he hopes to be Tottenham boss for … (read more)

Posted: 8th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Arsenal fans support Spurs Yid Army

 

We’re back talking about the ‘Yid Army’ and Spurs fans right to sing what they want to. This week something called The World Jewish Congress – I’ve not been invited … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Carl Benjamin versus the bowdlerized Web

‘Validate me’

 

Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, is no longer appearing on Patreon, the funding platform self-explained as: “Patreon is a membership platform that makes it … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal wait to ‘welcome’ £8m Denis Suarez

Having welcomed Denis Suarez to Arsenal, the Daily Mirror now tells its readers: “Barcelona are determined not to sell Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, to Arsenal.” So which is it … (read more)

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


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