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England book a one-night stand with former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

In its desperation for bums on seats and to milk the England brand, the FA have commissioned Wayne Rooney for a one-might stand. The former Manchester United striker and England … (read more)

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


Arsene Wenger heads to AC Milan to work for Arsenal fans and Ivan the Terrible

Unable too secure the job for life at Arsenal some thought was rightfully his, Arsene Wenger is to manage AC Milan. That’s the once mighty Italian club now owned by an American hedge … (read more)

Posted: 6th, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: all hail Lucas Torreira the greatest love

Barney Ronay was at the Emirates to match Arsenal draw 1-1 with Liverpool. The pre-match chatter was of the Reds being years ahead of Arsenal. Nothing of it. Under Unai … (read more)

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


Liverpool: Gonk denies Mo Salah statue looks like her

Mo Salah: football’s ‘Leo Sayer’

 

Egyptian sculptor Mia Abdel Allah’s work is the subject of much appraisal after her statue of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was unveiled … (read more)

Posted: 5th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Madeleine McCann: The European Court of Human Rights has the final say on Amaral’s pay

 

Madeleine McCann returns to the fore with news that Gonçalo Amaral, the “poisonous, grazing, shambles” ex-copper, has made money from her story. How much the Sun has made from ‘Our … (read more)

Posted: 5th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, News | Comment


Stoke City’s James McClean defies the poppy fascists

The FA are blinking hard at Stoke City’s James McClean. The player used his private Instagram account to call Middlesbrough supporters who abused him for not wearing a remembrance poppy … (read more)

Posted: 5th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment


The war for an independent Barcelona (1976)

 

February 1 1976: three months after the death of dictator Generalísimo Francisco Franco (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975), the Assembly of Catalonia (Asemblea de Catalunya) marched in Barcelona … (read more)

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


CCTV saves bouncer: Kierah Lagrave did not strike a blow for feminism

A (la)grave error

 

Who says chivalry is dead? Surely not 22-year-old Kierah Lagrave, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., who is accused of choking a nightclub bouncer into unconsciousness. Lagrave thought … (read more)

Posted: 4th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


David Cameron and Hilary Clinton reprise The Aristocrats – a joke in many parts

Memoirs written, shed built, David Cameron is now so “bored shitless” there’s nothing left to do but to return to his old job. The Sun quotes a mate of Dave’s telling us that … (read more)

Posted: 4th, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United must sell Sanchez to keep De Gea and Martial

Manchester United are desperate to keep David de Gea, 27, and Anthony Martial, 22. But plans to offer the pair improved contracts are being hampered by the massive sums paid to … (read more)

Posted: 4th, November 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Turkmenistan’s president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov lifts golden weights before his applauding Cabinet

What Donald Trump will make it has yet to be revealed, but for now all we have is Turkmenistan’s president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov lifting golden weights bar before his applauding Cabinet. Mr … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


Jesus Christ drives an Uber: driver’s message goes viral

 

Uber driver Chris has a message: “I have arrived.” On Twitter, Daniel Powell shared the incredible news that Christ is “arriving soon in a Hyundai Elantra”.

Praise be!

 

Not how I expected him … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal: Nicklas Bendtner jailed for being the prat he always was

As we salute former Arsenal player Santi Cazorla for his reliance, another ex-Arsenal player catches the eye: Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail in Denmark for … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Arsenal: brilliant Santi Cazorla scores a pearler

As Arsenal fans look forward to a bright future under Unai Emrey, they can think about the man who got away: the brilliant Santi Cazorla. Last night, smiling Santi scored … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Predictive Policing perpetuates racism and makes us all suspects

Predpol is, according to it website, “the market leader in predictive policing”. Predpol collects data and uses it to show police where future offences will take place. Crime is contagious, the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United as Liverpool rule out move and Arsenal progress

Aaron Ramsey says he’s no idea why Arsenal withdrew their contract offer. For months and months the club’s offer of £170,000-a-week for four years reportedly sat on the table. Ramsey … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Accountant who pretended house was his gets to keep it

 

To Sydney, Australia, where Bill Gertos is the owner of a new home in Sydney, Australia. Twenty years ago, Mr Gertos was working as a tax accountant. (Just as all … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Momentum uses Hillsborough to promote Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn fans at Momentum want you to follow @PeoplesMomentum. “Let’s get a Socialist government to No.10! 💓 Join Momentum today! 👇,” runs their tweet.  And there’s a video. Things are interesting … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2018 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment


Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the new Wilfried Zaha

When Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha claimed he’d been racially abused, the i paper illustrated the story with a photo of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Maybe the abuse was a case of mistaken … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2018 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United flop becomes the new Neymar PSG

As newspapers tank, red-top tabloids try to translate splashy sensation from paper to the web. The Sun thunders:
“Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez wanted by PSG in shock transfer, amid continuing Old … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Martin Scorsese’s Best 11 Horror Films

Hymned director Martin Scorsese has produced a list of his eleven most terrifying horror movies. There’s nothing after 1983. This might be more down to his age than any decline … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2018 | In: Film, Key Posts | Comment


Transfer balls: Spurs fear, Dembele to Liverpool, Newcastle wait and Sanchez plots Manchester United escape

Tottenham players “fear” Mauricio Pochettino is to leave the club for Real Madrid or Manchester United. Which Spurs players are in dread of the Argentine leaving, and maybe taking them along for the … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Dele Alli commits himself to the club

Some good news for sours fans. Dele Alli, 22, has signed a new contract that ties him to the club until 2024. Having joined by a bargain £5m for MK Dons … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2018 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


After Pittsburgh the righteous and fair blame the Jews

After the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, hollow minds scout around for someone to blame. You can blame the web, rabid anti-Semitism now rife in British politics – we’re told … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


‘Disgusting’ and ‘greedy’: what they said about Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Praise for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Leicester City chairman killed in a helicopter crash. Jamie Vardy, the club’s striker, calls Srivaddhanaprabha the club’s “soul”. “He was a billionaire – a very wealthy … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2018 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment