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Transfer balls: Newcastle sign Almiron from, er, Arsenal

‘I am so happy to sign for Arsenal United’

Transfer Balls looks at dire football reporting. So news that Miguel Almiron has joined Newcastle United is interesting. On October 7 … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


State refuses compensation for two innocent men who served 24 years prison

Hard cheese Sam Hallam, who was convicted of murder, and Victor Nealon, who was found guilty of attempted rape. Bother men had those convictions quashed in 2012 and 2013 respectively. … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Italy dips into recession; UK out-performs EU; BBC ignores figures

Something is missing from the BBC’s report on the Italian economy slipping into recession. In the final quarter of 2018, the Italian economy shrank by 0.2%. That followed a … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Christopher Nkunku in balance; Yannick Carrasco and Ivan Perisic want to come

Arsenal won’t be parading Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco before their next match. The BBC says any deals to take one of them to the club this transfer window is … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Writer turns sleep apnea mask into an Alien Facehugger

Who says you can’t have fun with sleep apnea? Not Jared Grey, who fashioned his Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask into an Alien life-size foam Facehugger. And here’s how he did it, telling us:

I’ve … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Nkunku in; Perisic stalemate; Carrasco waits

Arsenal are still in the chase for PSG’s Christopher Nkunku. Having signed Denis Surez on a loan deal with an option to buy at the season’s end, the Gunners seem … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Manchester United transfers: Felix in; Martial signs; Fellaini gone

Farewell, Marouane Fellaini, who has left Manchester Untied for Shandong Luneng on a three-year contract in a deal worth around £8million a year. We only pity whoever’s sat on the … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal sign Denis Suarez

Arsenal have signed Denis Suarez from Barcelona. The Spaniard will play for Arsenal until the end of the season. Before he decamped for London, Suarez signed a one-year extension on … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Brexit: May the appeaser becomes ‘Our Theresa’ in the tabloids

‘SHE’ who must be obeyed

Any idea what the tabloids made of yesterday’s vote in which MPs despatched the PM to Brussels to ask the EU to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment


Casey Hathaway: 3-year-old lost in woods was raided by a bear

Casey Hathaway has a story to tell. The three-year-old was lost for three days in the freezing cold woods of Craven County, North Carolina. Found by police, Casey told them … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Round-Up: Gueye, Nkunku, Peresic, Tielemans and Peresic all in; Elneny out

Arsenal like Everton’s Idrissa Gueye. So do Manchester City. The Senegal player can either join the current champions and play in the Champions League for loadsa money, or aim to … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Gemma Collins is bigger than The Beatles – two or four of them?

Ice-skating Essex postcode Gemma Collins bursts onto the Daily Star’s cover and declares: “I’m Bigger Than the Beatles.” And what does the TV celebrity mean by “bigger”. Gemma – “whose … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Thailand fires water canon to clear Bangkok smog; London learns

You know you’re in Bangkok, Thailand, because you can see the air moving. But worry not. The Thais are defeating the smoggy pea-soupers with water cannon.

Global News has more:

Thai … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Talking Balls: Spurs title win would better Leicester City’s 2016 effort

Line of the day comes from former Liverpool and Leicester City player Stan Collymore now working as a Daily Mirror columnist. The job of a columnist is to foment debate. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Denis Suarez in; Perisic agrees Manchester United but wants Arsenal

Arsenal fans have had a few weeks to find out who Denis Suarez is and what he does. And now the Barcelona substitute is on his way to the club. … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


It cost Arsenal £17m to get shot of Arsene Wenger

It took more than placards and hashtags to defenestrate Arsene Wenger from Arsenal. Sky says it took £17.1m. Not that he got the lot. The Times says the £17m was … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports | Comment


Morrisons offer: 20p for a paper bag or 15p for a more environmentally friendly plastic bag?

Bag. 2012.3045.04. McDonald’s: Toy Story 2.

Morrisons is offering its customers the chance to buy a reusable paper bag. Prince: 20p. The supermarket chain is also offering a reusable plastic carrier … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Brexit: On Corporation Tax and offshore UK

The Guardian has something to say about Corporation tax. If your company is based in the UK, it pays Corporation Tax on all its profits from the UK and abroad. … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Money, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: sex, Joe Willock and The Sun’s Ashley Cole rerun

When back in December the Sun told us about Arsenal players allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide – “hippy crack” – we were assured that the “images will horrify Arsenal fans and … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Victoria Wood remembered in hilarious statue

BBC Radio Manchester alerts us to the statue which Bury Council have approved to honour Victoria Wood (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016). It will stand on Silver Street … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment


Unicorn robber captured

Police in Spain have captured a unicorn who allegedly robbed several stores in Malaga. The unicorn is said to be a man dressed in a soft onsie with a unicorn-style … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


Spurs boss Pochettino: winning is only good for players’ ego

“It’s true, this season has been tough,” said Spurs manger Mauricio Pochettino after defeat to the mighty Crystal Palace knocked them out of the FA Cup, their second cup exit … (read more)

Posted: 28th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Memorial Day: A Song For The End of The World

On Memorial Day we think of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. We think of the murdered, the deniers who make liars of the victims, the brave, the … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts | Comment


“Judea dies’, thus says the banner. ‘Judea will live forever’, thus respond the lights”

Friday December 11 1931 was the eighth and final night of Chanukkah, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, Doctor of Philosophy from Halle-Wittenberg University, struck a match and lit the Menorah. … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Perisic, Nkunku and Suarez in; Sokratis lives

Arsenal need a winger. No great news there. The team are narrower than a Guardian columnist’s politics. But who will the wide man be? The Sun says it’s Barcelona’s Brazilian forward … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment