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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


Anti-Semitism Watch: LibDem Jenny Tonge makes her move to join Labour?

Baroness Jenny Tonge has been suspended by the Liberal Democrats. Yes, we know, some news there that Tonge and the LibDems still exist. And when you hear the story you might … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Can you name the former Arsenal player in this absurd quote?

Can you guess which former Arsenal player is being talked about here?
“He’s had a huge impact on the club and Singapore football. Someone of his stature and, frankly, quite iconic … (read more)

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


Liverpool buy Emeka Obi on the cheap

Liverpool FC transfer news now as the Reds line up a bid for Bury’s 15-year-old Emeka Obi, described in the Mail as a “promising 6ft 5in central defender”.

Obi will cost … (read more)

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


West Ham and Chelsea fans give the 1980s a bad name

The good news is that if the 1980s have returned to West Ham, as one BBC pundit says they have, the team might win a Cup. The bad news is … (read more)

Posted: 27th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Kelvin MacKenzie and the Sun beat Channel 4 News and a hijab

On July 18, the Sun featured a column but its former editor Kelvin MacKenzie in which he asked, “Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Ched Evans lets the knowing elite give football a kicking

Ched Evans continues to excite the Press. In the Mirror, David Kidd writes beneath the headline “Ched Evans acted like a scumbag, but that’s no excuse for this systematic kicking … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews | Comment


Tory MP: electrocution and dental X-rays are just part of being British

Teenagers are all over the tabloids. The Mirror leads with the 14 years olds who murdered a mother and her daughter. Katie Edwards, 13, and her mother Elizabeth Edwards were murdered … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


The Ched Evans witch-hunt is entertaining housewives on Loose Women

The Daily Star leads with news that Ched Evans could take libel action against Gloria Hunniford and ITV after “she expressed doubt over striker’s not guilty rape verdict on Loose … (read more)

Posted: 19th, October 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Manchester United’s Anthony Martial says he didn’t refer to ‘Anthony Martial’ in ‘fake’ Daily Mirror interview

Did you see the Anthony Martial interview in the Daily Mirror? The Manchester United player did, tweeting:

 

 

In “Anthony Martial insists Manchester United fans haven’t seen him at his best yet”, the … (read more)

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The myth of racism in football and a need to trial The Rooney Rule

The Daily Mirror’s headline is unequivocal: former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke is a victim of racism. The headline states: “YORKE: I’m Being Held Back By Racism.”

 

 

To … (read more)

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Manchester United bore Liverpool with Mourinho’s media ‘masterclass’

Last night Liverpool and Manchester United bored the watching public to their second 0-0 on Premier League history. Manchester United were unambitious, carrying 35% possession, their lowest total in a Premier League match … (read more)

Posted: 18th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: former Liverpool star Mascherano in tumultuous Barcelona deal

Transfer balls: Are Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano, formerly of Liverpool and West Ham United, and Brazil’s Neymar heading to the Premier League? The media has been full of news and views that … (read more)

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


Rewriting history of make Mourinho the scourge of Liverpool

In readiness for Liverpool v Manchester United – now horribly billed ‘El Classico UK’ – the Sun’s Man Neil Custis is here to praise United boss Jose Mourinho.
‘JOSE MOURINHO is desperately trying … (read more)

Posted: 17th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Ben Needham: excavations end, forensics take over and speculation is rife

The latest hunt for Ben Needham has ended. Police have stopped excavating work ends on the Greek island of Kos. Ben vanished on 24 July 1991. He was 21 months old.

British police have sent … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Media balls: eight reasons Burnley scored a penalty at Southampton

Media bias: a look at monocular football reporting. when Southampton beat Burnley 3-1, the away team’s goal came via the penalty sport. Should it have been given? What was it … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal v Swansea balls: Xhaka’s mad red card, Walcott’s cruel misses and Swans pride

Media Balls: a look at reporting on Arsenal v Swansea City in the Premier League. Arsenal won the pulsating game 3-2.

Arsenal’s Xhaka was given a straight red card in the 70th minute for … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


When Hillary Clinton spread ‘negative’ news about Obama being a Muslim

Hillary Clinton has to do nothing to win the US Presidential race to the bottom. The media are obsessed with reality TV creation Donald Trump and accusations that he molested … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


Spurs Balls: all hail the newest new Messi

Have you seen the ‘New Messi”, a player the Sun dubs “Mini Messi” after the brilliant Barcelona player? He’s called Marcus Edwards. He’s 17. And he plays for Spurs. Well, Spurs reservers because … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Ched Evans: The witch-hunt continues

Former Sheffield untied footballer Ched Evans is innocent. You might not like him. You might think him a scumbag, a low-life or hard done by. But one thing he is … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: The Sun creates a Gareth Bale to Manchester United out of nothing

Is Gareth Bale moving to Manchester United? No. We told you he was staying at Real Madrid. Every story you ever read about Bale wanting to join Man United is wrong. Stories … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United prepare to sell Wayne Rooney – the symbol of ineffectual English football

Much chatter over Wayne Rooney’s future. The BBC says, Manchester United “could look to offload captain Wayne Rooney, 30, in the summer”. They could. Or they could not.

The BBC adds … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Quick thinking hotel manger saves dog with lead caught in a moving lift

Here of the day is Ben Duke, who saved a dog’s life when its leads got trapped in an elevator. “I happened to walk out at the right time and … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


For Sale at Clinton fundraiser: the Donald Trump paddle ball gag

 

Presidential Tat Watch spots this “Donald Trump Paddle Ball” on sale at the Gagosian’s Benefit for Clinton, Art For Hillary.

Designed by New York sculptor Elliott Arkin, the wooden paddle features a … (read more)

Posted: 12th, October 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment