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Transfer Balls: Ronaldo to Facebook, Higuain to Chelsea, Dybala to Liverpool

All that guff about Cristiano Ronaldo returning ‘home’ to Manchester United is over – well, it is until his four-year contract with Juventus ends, at which point the British Press … (read more)

Posted: 11th, July 2018 | In: Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Brexit plan revealed: let’s invade the EU

 

Situations Vacant: Brexit Secretary – the one person in the country who can’t just shout just “get the **** on with it” at the telly. David Davis, who was leading … (read more)

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


Arsenal buy fighting French midfielder

Transfer balls: every so often a player the media experts know nothing of makes a move. And so it is with Arsenal’s hiring of Lorient’s 19-year-old France Under-20 footballer Matteo Guendouzi. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, July 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Corbyn’s Labour united by hated of Jews

What unites the factions behind Jeremy Cobyn’s Labour? In a word: Jews. Obscurantist  theories about Jews are now back in the mainstream. Jew baiting and Jew hatred never went away, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, July 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer balls: Chelsea buy Higuain who joins Arsenal and waits for Ronaldo

The Daily Mail says that Chelsea are to sign Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain for £53m. Just as soon as Chelsea tell Antonio Conte to vet thee hence, they will recruit … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Torreira is the only thing missing from his Arsenal move

Arsenal will sign Lucas Torreira, 22, for a transfer fee of around €30 million just as soon his his Uruguay side get knocked out of the World Cup (or win it). … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Maradona condones Colombia cheating; England love it

You know you’re doing something right when you get up Diego Maradona’s nose. The Argentine operating as a FIFA ambassador, says England’s penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia is tantamount to theft. Maradona, … (read more)

Posted: 5th, July 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Nick is in court but VIP paedos escape again

Remember Nick? Of course you do. He was the whistleblower who knew all about VIP peadophiles abusing and murdering children in Westminster. He’s heading to court. No, no to confront … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2018 | In: News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


World Cup Watch: Daily Mail singles out Sterling for criticism

Raheem Sterling is rubbish in the Daily Mail

 

Did you know Manchester City and England striker Raheem Sterling has not scored for England in 1000 days? It’s … (read more)

Posted: 4th, July 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Shark bites woman feeding it by hand on the hand shocker

It was “shocking” says ABC News. You wonder how easily shocked ABC News is. Is it shocked by finding meat in a beefburger, spotting that the Pope wears a funny shaped … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, July 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Peter Firmin: remembering The Clangers, Bagpuss and their creator

 

Peter Firmin (1928-2018) co-created Bagpuss, The Clangers, Basil Brush, Ivor the Engine, Pogles Wood and Noggin the Nog. You might not know the man, but every Briton who grew up in the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, July 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment


Transfer balls: Lyon ‘trick’ Liverpool with Fekir to Manchester United talk

This summer’s transfer saga centres on Nabil Fakir’s move from Lyon to Liverpool. The transfer was so far progressed that Fakir was filmed wearing a new Liverpool shirt. But the … (read more)

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


Clean Bandit: for Jeremy Cobryn and Azerbaijan

Compare and contrast the following news on Clean Bandit (the soundtrack for Marks & Spencer – the bands rider is Marks & Spencer mozzarella salads and quinoa) – fronted by … (read more)

Posted: 1st, July 2018 | In: Music, Politicians | Comment


Nice guy Southgate ruins the glorious chance to beat Brazil at the World Cup

Happy days. England will play Colombia in the first World Cup knockout phase. Had Gareth Southgate’s team beaten Belgium and not lost 1-0, having put in a performance devoid of … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2018 | In: News | Comment


The plot to kill Prince George

The National Enquirer’s “world exclusive” is unequivocal: “ISIS Kill Plot Foiled! Sniper Caught Stalking Prince George!” An ISIS sniper in London got that close to the heir? How close? Well, … (read more)

Posted: 28th, June 2018 | In: Celebrities, National Enquirer, Royal Family | Comment


James Joyce crayon marked manuscripts for Ulysses and Finnegans Wake

James Joyce crayon marks on his manuscript for ulysses

 

James Joyce wrote Finnegans Wake “lying on his stomach in bed, with a large blue pencil, clad in a white … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2018 | In: Books | Comment


Now Mag’s disastrous interview with Gemma Collins is a must read

In Now Mag read the story of Gemma Collins, the really irritating/ bubbly one of TV’s The Only Way is Essex.

 

 

What’s the best advice you give in the book?
Well, if … (read more)

Posted: 26th, June 2018 | In: Celebrities | Comment


After Gosport let’s rip up the NHS

Dr Jane Barton was in charge of prescribing medicine on the wards of Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire. The Sunday Times say she was “found responsible last week for the … (read more)

Posted: 24th, June 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


How many people were on the Peoples’ Vote March for Populism?

The People’s Vote March was about walking for another referendum  – this one intended to upset the result of the EU referendum. On June 23, 2016, 17.4 million voted for Britain … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


‘We must overturn the will of the People’ campaigners tells People’s March

Down with populism! So goes the Remainers’ mantra. And then James McGrory from a group called Open Britain, tells the BBC as she marchers through London with “thousands” of others … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2018 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Bale and Ronaldo to Manchester United (again)

Transfer Balls likes how every summer a player is the primary focus of all the chatter. Remember when Marco Reus was leaving Borussia Dortmund for the Premier League. The Telegraph … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, June 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Gareth Bale’s agent over the moon to join Arsenal

Is former Spurs forward Gareth Bale heading to Arsenal? Is Bale going to swap glory in Real Madrid for the Europa League with the Gunners? When Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett was … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Will Ant McPartlin get half of Lisa’s fortune?

Want to know the “truth” about “the hours” before Ant McPartlin went drink driving? The Mirror thinks its readers do, leading with the story of the build up to Ant’s crime. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2018 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Gosport Scandal: killing the old is easy but facts are hard

Dr Jane Barton’s is the face we are getting to know. The Mail leads with the demand “PUT HER IN THE DOCK”. On what charge? The Express demands “justice for … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Hitler blinks: Trumps revokes child abusing immigration policy

Looks like ‘Hitler’ had a rethink. President Donald Trump has rescinded a policy that separates children from their undocumented parents in migrant detentions. The outcry was understandable over children being … (read more)

Posted: 21st, June 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment