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Jeremy Corbyn has “antisemitic views” says Jewish expert

The Mail’s photo choice is interesting

 

Jeremy Corbyn has “antisemitic views”. So says Jonathan Arkush. Arkush is the outgoing president of the board of deputies. He says the … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2018 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Raheem Sterling: Sky Sports joins The Sun in monstering the Manchester City striker (again)

Raheem Sterling’s tattoo continues to make news in the Sun (prop. R. Murdoch) and on Sky Sports (prop R. Murdoch). Manchester City striker Sterling has told everyone why he’s got … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Liege: biased reporting and Benjamin Herman’s last words

Two of the victims

 

How important is the fact that Benjamin Herman screamed “Allahu Akbar” as he murdered Soraya Belkacemi, Lucille Garcia and Cyril Vangriecken in the Belgian … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Alisson to Liverpool for £52m, to Manchester united for £88m and Karius to Italy

Loris Karius has been offered the chance to join Italian third-division side Rimini FC. The Italian club will provide a safe space for the Liverpool keeper. At Rimini the 24-year-old German will “rediscover … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2018 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United have cool £120m for Bale who won’t laugh at Spurs

Two spots of Transfer Balls on the BBC’s clickbait football pages. First up the news that Manchester United “will offer” Real Madrid 140m euros (£121.8m) for the brilliant Gareth Bale. … (read more)

Posted: 30th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


‘Role Model’ Raheem Sterling should stick to junk food, gay bashing and gambling

Some news that the FA has a Code of Conduct for England players and that Manchester City and England striker Raheem Sterling might have fallen foul of it on account … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Raheem Sterling’s gun tattoo: Manchester City striker is the tabloids’ favourite target

It’s the lead news story on Sky News and the Sun: Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling has a tattoo of an M16 assault rifle on his right leg. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2018 | In: Manchester City, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Mutiny festival deaths: test drugs, supply free water and stop blaming victims

 

Tommy Bakeer’s father does not want his son’s death to be forgotten. Both Tommy, 20, (aka Tommy Cowan) and Georgia Jones, 18, fell ill at the weekend’s Mutiny Festival in … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal move to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Arsenal are closing in on Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The fee for the 29-year-old in the final yea of his Dortmund contract: £16m. With the imminent arrival of Stephan … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Spider-Man of Paris Mamoudou Gassama wins French citizenship

Mamoudou Gassama, 22, saw a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony. So he scaled the building to rescue him. It was 8pm on Saturday in northern Paris.

 

Les héros ne portent … (read more)

Posted: 28th, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Princess Diana’s ghost has Harry and Meghan’s lives all planned out

Right it is that we finally get to hear from Princess Diana. For some months we’ve been told by experts that Diana “would have” been delighted with Harry for marrying … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2018 | In: News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Mutiny festival cancelled as failed drugs policy linked to two more deaths

Two people are dead at the Mutiny Festival. The BBC says they died “after falling ill”. Ebola?  Something from the Russian act’s smoke machine? Drugs? The dead are an 18-year-old woman … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Transfer Balls: Joe Hart to Manchester United unless Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea get there first

Spare things are not as good as the first choice stuff: second homes, the assistant manager, that old spare mobile with the crack in the screen that might be useful … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Gareth Bale gives Liverpool and Spurs fans something to remember

 

Liverpool tyro Mohamed Salah was injured in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Talks is of a suspected dislocated shoulder. He was hauled down by Real captain Sergio Ramos … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2018 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal sign Stephan Lichtsteiner (on Wikipedia)

Arsenal are making moves to sign Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. The 34-year-old Swiss is out of contract very soon. Lichtsteiner, who joined Juventus from Lazio in 2011, has played 250 times … (read more)

Posted: 26th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Costa’s £39m reasons to join Manchester United

 

Did you know Manchester United are “willing” to splurge £79m on Douglas Costa, the Bayern Munich forward? The BBC says they are. That’s a lot of money for a player … (read more)

Posted: 25th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Barcelona break contract for life as Andres Iniesta joins Vissell Kobe

Andres Iniesta has left Barcelona to play for Vissel Kobe. The Japanese club is owned by the Crimson Group.

On October 6 2017, Barcelona gave Iniesta a contract for life, stating:
Andrés … (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2018 | In: Sports | Comment


Unai Emery commits Arsenal to aggressive, entertaining football

 

The Guardian was live blogging Unai Emery’s fire press conference as Arsenal manager. Arenal fans were invited to watch it via the club’s website. But the paper can add a bit … (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Philip Roth RIP – with replies by John Updike, The Atlantic and Wikipedia

Philip Roth, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1998, has died. He was 85.  Claudia Roth Pierpont said his books looked at “the Jewish family, sex, American ideals, the betrayal of … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, May 2018 | In: Books, Celebrities, News | Comment


9 key thoughts On The Gun debate

Can we talk abut guns in America? Last week,  gunman shot dead ten people in Santa Fe, Texas. We’e seen it all before. Jason Kottke has collected a few  articles about America and … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, May 2018 | In: News | Comment


Emery to Arsenal is like when AVB went to Chelsea

Behold! Unai Emery is at Arsenal and every football hack worth his mince is parroting the same old guff about this being a selection from “left field” (Guardian). It’s an … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal becomes Emery’s illness

News of Unai Emery’s appointment as Arsenal manager has amazed and astounded former Gunners striker Ian Wright. “What’s going on at Arsenal? Where’s Unai Emery come from? I can’t get … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal’s new manager is Unai Emery

The new Arsenal manager is Unai Emery. Is is not going to be Mikel Arteta, the former Arsenal player and Manchester City coach who was for six seasons part of … (read more)

Posted: 21st, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Chelsea owner Abramovich is not dead

CHELSEA FC owner Roman Abramovich is “BANNED FROM UK”. Well, so says the Daily Star. And it’s wrong. He’s just “faced delays in renewing his UK visa” the BBC “understands”. No … (read more)

Posted: 21st, May 2018 | In: Chelsea, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester City want Hazard; Chelsea star ‘agrees’ Real Madrid move with mind

Pick a top player. Any player. And then say Manchester City want him. The BBC says Manchester City are “planning” a £100m deal for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Pep Guardiola has … (read more)

Posted: 21st, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment