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Transfer balls: Diego Costa’s Chelsea pain opens the door for Muller and Morata

What’s Diego Cost been up to this weekend? Some say the Chelsea striker is injured. Others say he’s been dropped for brooding and rowing, behaving off the pitch much like … (read more)

Posted: 15th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Chelsea transfer balls: Costa waves the imaginary red card at himself and heads to China

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, is off to China in a transfer worth £80m to Chelsea, says the BBC. His move will hand the Premier League title to anyone but Chelsea and … (read more)

Posted: 14th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Sick Payet strikes as West Ham wait for Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to make big offers

Dimitri Payet is refusing to play again for West Ham United, says Hammers’ manager Slaven Bilic. In “You Can’t Go!”, the Mail says West Ham are refusing to sell the … (read more)

Posted: 13th, January 2017 | In: Back pages | Comment


Transfer balls: Chelsea want Middlesbrough’s Gibson, Everton’s number 1 and number 2 target

Transfer balls: Following news that Bournemouth fancy signing Chelsea’s John Terry on loan til the season’s end, the Mirror says the Blues are in the market for a new centre … (read more)

Posted: 12th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool see Coutinho’s price soar as Manchester United swoop for Spurs duo

The Mirror leads with news that Liverpool have no intention of selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £60m. “NOU CHANCE,” puns the paper.” Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp says “no amount of … (read more)

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer balls: Everton should wait for Manchester United reject Schneiderlin

Transfer balls: Manchester United are trying to offload Morgan Schneiderlin, 27. In July 2015, the Frenchman joined Manchester United for £25m rising to £27 million. The 25-year-old midfielder signed a four-year contract … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal: Wenger paves way for Wilshere’s return

Media Balls: Does Arsene Wenger regret allowing Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal for Bournemouth on a season-long loan? Sky says he does. Injury has left Arsenal shot in midfield (plus … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Sanchez quits, Wenger leaves and no-one arrives at fighting Arsenal

Transfer balls: Is Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez ready to leave the Gunners? The BBC says “Arsenal players fear” he is.

The Mail agrees. Sami Mokbel writes in an ‘exclusive’, “Seething Sanchez blows his … (read more)

Posted: 5th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Media balls: Arsenal robbed and Bournemouth hard done by

Media balls: a look at reporting on Bournemouth’s 3-3 with Arsenal. The third Bournemouth goal came after a clear foul by Ryan Fraser. What say the experts?

NO FOUL!

Matt Barlow (Daily Mail): … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Media balls: Manchester United and the referee beat West Ham

Media Balls: West Ham United were beaten 0-2 by Manchester United in today’s Premier League game. The match went badly for the Hammers when Feghouli was sent off after just 14 … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Media balls: Liverpool lose points and Sunderland are robbed

Media Balls: a look at biased football reporting. Did Sunderland deserve to draw 2-2 with Liverpool in the Premier League? Were Liverpool lucky?

Sunderland’s goals came via two very good penalties … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal for Griezmann and Reus and Liverpool for PSG’s Draxler

Never mind that Antoine Griezmann says he’s happy in Madrid with his new baby and wonderful life, the British Press have him packed and ready to join the Premier League very … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Wenger to PSG is back on

Good news for those Arsenal fans who can’t abide Arsene Wenger. The Sun leads with news that Paris Saint-Germain want the Arsenal manager to lead their brand. The French are … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Mourinho stays for 10 years (win, lose or bore)

The Mirror says Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to remain at Old Trafford for ‘TEN MOUR YEARS”. United want Jose to “stay for the next decade”. Given that Mourinho has never … (read more)

Posted: 21st, December 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Griezmann to Manchester United for £60m but Chelsea offer more

Transfer balls: The Sun leads with news of Manchester United’s £60m bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antione Griezman. It’s an exclusive. But we’ve read of Grizeman heading to United before: here, here and here.

The Press … (read more)

Posted: 21st, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Media Balls: Liverpool and Everton contest boring derby full of blood and thunder

How was the Liverpool derby? Liverpool won the match 0-1 thanks to very late goal from Sadio Mane. The Liverpool Echo says it was terrific.
As Everton’s shell-shocked players trudged off … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Draxler and Reus to Arsenal

Transfer balls: a look at the football transfer gossip. The BBC says Arsenal want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus if they fail to commit Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez to … (read more)

Posted: 20th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal’s pussycats beaten by Manchester City’s pluck, luck and lions

Arsenal lost to Manchester City in yesterday’s battle of the Middle Eastern Airlines – Etihad 2, Emirates 1 – and look well set to secure 4th place, a slot they’ve … (read more)

Posted: 19th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez is happy to deliver an ultimatum

Amid all the guff about Alexis Sanchez being offered £400,000-a-minute to play in a Chinese shopping mall, Arsenal’s 27-year-old forward says he is very happy in North London.  So he’ll … (read more)

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


Manchester United pundits antagonise Liverpool

More on the news that when a Manchester United fan who hates Liverpool lays into a Liverpool player as part of his job as a Sky TV pundit, the Liverpool manager might … (read more)

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


Media balls: Xhaka’s missing elbow costs Arsenal against Stoke

Media Balls – a look at biased football reporting. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 in the Premier League. Stoke’s goal, the first of the match, came via the penalty spot. … (read more)

Posted: 10th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Media balls: soft Manchester United players get it in the neck

Manchester United players show Daily Mirror readers “the most modern football thing you’ll see today”. More modern than Atletico Madrid’s new stadium being named after a chain of Chinese cinemas? The new gin … (read more)

Posted: 9th, December 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal trigger bidding war as Chelsea and China chase Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal forwards Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Chelsea. Maybe. The Mirror leads with news that should Arsenal fails to give Sanchez the massive pay hike he wants, Chelsea will dip him, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, December 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


The Aussie kangaroo puncher and Newcastle horse basher slug it out

As the internet watches footage of a man punching a kangaroo in the face (see below), we’ve been looking at the story of the Glasgow Celtic fan who throw a burger … (read more)

Posted: 7th, December 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment