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Arsenal: Ozil ball watching against Manchester City (video)

Football used to be a funny old game. Nowadays it’s just a moneymaking machine. Just take Mesut Ozil, the Arsenal player the Gunners bought for £42.5m Is he hungry? Is … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Jose orders team to toughen up by stripping in the cold

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says it’s thanks to him that a few Manchester United fans who made the trip to West Bromwich Albion’s The Hawthorns ground went home wearing … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Karen Matthews: a damp squib and other fireworks from the UK’s ‘most hated mum’

Karen Matthews – ‘the UK’s most hated mum’ (source: Daily Mirror) is talking through a “pal” with an impeccable memory to the Daily Mirror.

In “I need plastic surgery for my … (read more)

Posted: 13th, December 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: four months to find her, kidnapped to order and important news

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

Having led with “important” news on the hunt for the missing child only yesterday, the Sun makes not a single mention … (read more)

Posted: 5th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Madeleine McCann: the ‘important lead’, unnamed sources and sexual exploitation

Madeleine McCann: a look at reporting on the missing child.

The Sun (front page): ” MADDIE GANG PROBE Cops given cash to probe ‘important’ new lead that Maddie was snatched by … (read more)

Posted: 4th, December 2016 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Cardiff’s plastic Christmas tree is cheaper than a white elephant

Cardiff council has invested £30,000 renting the biggest Christmas tree in the country.

At 40 metres the fake tree made of metal, plastic and more plastic would have been the envy of … (read more)

Posted: 28th, November 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Manchester United balls: Jose Mourinho adapts the Chelsea philosophy to be more and less like Van Gaal

How are things going for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho? “From the moment he arrived, the message has been positive, about winning the title. Nothing on philosophies or things taking … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


The Arsenal star and Little Mix singer’s secret dates at The Emirates

The Sun has news that Perrie Edwards, a singer with X-Factor products Little Mix, has been on “dates” with Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Apparently, she watched Arsenal play Spurs from Alex’s “personal box at … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2016 | In: Arsenal, Celebrities, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Media balls: West Ham hard done by as Spurs trip over the line

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting in Tottenham’s 3-2 victory over West Hm United in the Premier League.

This is how the Tottenham Hotspur website described the deciding goal, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


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