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Media Balls: great penalty decision robs Manchester United as gritty Arsenal ride their luck

Media Balls: a look at reporting on Manchester Untied v Arsenal in the Premier League.  In the first half ManchesterUnited had a shout for a penalty. It wasn’t given. Was that … (read more)

Posted: 19th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Barcelona and pundits conspire to push Philippe Coutinho out of Liverpool

Football reporting wears the cloak of respectability. But in the 21st century, new organs use players to get clicks and earn cash. The sad thing is that the advert-free BBC … (read more)

Posted: 17th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Meghan Markle and Jamie Vardy in ridiculous tabloid plot

Meghan Markle is to play Jamie Vardy’s wife in a film. Well, so says the Daily Star. And who better than Prince Harry’s latest flame to pump the air as … (read more)

Posted: 15th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Loaded gun located between biker’s buttocks

To Brisbane, Australia, where police have located a loaded gun wedged between a biker’s buttocks. Police located not one but two handguns. The second handgun was in his…car.

 

A bum … (read more)

Posted: 12th, November 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Guardian journalist on Donald Trump: ‘It’s about time for Presidential assassination’

Did you see this tweet from Guardian journalist Monisha Rajesh, who also writes for New York Times? Order Order claims to have spotted the tweet from the “Train columnist at … (read more)

Posted: 11th, November 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comments (2)


Meghan Markle: sex, a ginger Royal line gets crossed and Prince Harry’s moan

Prince Harry is dating American actress Meghan Markle. And he’s unhappy with the media. The celebrity Royal doesn’t much like journalists behaving like, well, journalists. Kensington Palace say the Press have … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, Royal Family | Comment


Manchester United: Mourinho scapegoats Smalling and Shaw and demands belief in his way

In today’s episode of Jose Mourinho’s life, the Sun has an exclusive on the Manchester United manager:
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United stars backing boss over incredible bust-up with Luke Shaw and Chris … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Chelsea offload Arsenal turncoat Fabregas to West Ham and AC Milan

Transfer balls: West Ham United are keen on Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, 29. The former Arsenal captain has played just 87 minutes for the Blues in the Premier League this season.

The Daily Mirror leads with … (read more)

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Drones can hack your lightbulbs from 1000 feet overhead

Drones can hack your lightbulbs. It’s true. It sounds mad to say it, granted. But it’s true. PC World reports on a cyber attack on your so-called smart bulbs:
Researchers were able to … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment


Thick kids rejoice: Scottish school bans homework

One in the eye for parents tired of Other Parents boasting of their kids’ top marks in spelling and sums. Pupils at Inverlochy Primary School in Fort William, Scotland, don’t get … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Manchester United balls: angry Jose Mourinho demands we believe in his waning abilities

Is Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho being indulged at Old Trafford? Yesterday’s  3-1 win over Swansea eased some of the pressure on the Portuguese. But Under his guidance, his sides are averaging … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Media Balls: Harsh Spurs’ penalty equalises Arsenal’s offside goal

Media Balls: Arsenal draw 1-1 with Spurs in the Premier League.

Spurs scored from a penalty. Should it have been awarded? 

BBC: “Koscielny was harshly penalised for a foul on Mousa Dembele … (read more)

Posted: 6th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal line up huge bid for Jose Maria Gimenez as Paulista vanishes

Transfer balls:  The Mirror says Arsenal are “lining up a bid” for a “£54million Uruguay starlet”. Who is he?

It’s Atletico Madrid and Uruguay “starlet” Jose Maria Gimenez.

The Sun is the Mirror’s source. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Media balls: steely Middlesbrough get ‘undeserved’ equaliser after Manchester City score soft goal

Media Balls: a look at reporting on Manchester City 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough in the Premier League.

The headlines:

Manchester Evening News: “Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough LIVE De Roon stuns Guardiola after … (read more)

Posted: 5th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester United Transfer Balls: Godin’s pension, Depay flops out and Martial’s moans about Zlatan

Transfer balls: the BBC is reporting that Manchester United “will trigger Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin’s £30m release clause in January”.

The Beeb says Man United manager Jose Mourinho has earmarked the 30-year-old … (read more)

Posted: 5th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Desperate Manchester United get saddled with ageing and overpaid star

Footballers, eh. News is that Manchester United are, says the BBC, “prepared to release 32-year-old midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger” with a £10m severance deal.

You read that right. Manchester United are so … (read more)

Posted: 4th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Gordon Anglesea: protected, persecuted and finally prosecuted

Gordon Anglesea was a top copper in north Wales when he was molesting children. Today he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his abhorrent crimes.

Gordon Anglesea is 79.

 

 

He was convicted … (read more)

Posted: 4th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment


Brexit balls: ersatz Liberal Nick Clegg says Leavers have ruined your pork pies

Nick Clegg is a LibDem MP. You need to carry that idea in your head as Clegg talks about Brexit in the Guardian:
Melton Mowbray pork pies, stilton cheese and British-made … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, November 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Sunderland’s David Moyes turns the Stadium of Light into a darkened room

After a match Sunderland manager David Moyes sits in the dark. “I probably spend Saturday night, and quite often, in a darkened room somewhere,” sys Moyes.

Sunderland are bottom of the … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Arsenal balls: Cazorla’s new anti-Spurs boots will go well with his suit

How does Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla prepare for the Gunners Premier League clash with Spurs? By showing off his new boots. Puma have given Cazorla a pair of ‘Derby Fever’ custom boots to wear … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Ben Needham: gypsies, a dead witness and a ‘cover-up’

Ben Needham has still not been found. The renewed search for the toddler who vanished on Kos 25 years ago has given us nothing of substance. But the tabloids are at … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United balls: two months ago Zlatan was really good and Mata was leaving

Being a football pundit is easy. The Sun’s Neil Curtis knows lots about Manchester United. “Juan Mata has emerged as the answer to one of Jose Mourinho’s big Manchester United … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: who forced Henrikh Mkhitaryan to train alone?

“Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Manchester United outcast trains alone after Burnley draw,” reports the Daily Express.

“Henrikh Mkhitaryan was made to train alone on Sunday,” states the Independent.

The Armenian is an “outcast”. He … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Naked woman in clown make-up terrifies drivers

More Halloween oneupmanship as we read of 37-year-old Candice Kreidel. She’s been arrested for partially dressing up as a clown – she was mostly naked – and chasing cars.

Wearing clown make-up, … (read more)

Posted: 30th, October 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer balls: Rooney to quit Manchester United for La Galaxy, China and Inter Milan

Manchester United’s fading star Wayne Rooney could be on his way to the MSL Retirement Village. Steven Gerrard is soon to be leaving US soccerfoot’s LA Galaxy, meaning the club will have a … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment