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Transfer balls: Manchester United and Chelsea fight for Robert Lewandowski who dreams of Real Madrid

Chelsea are keen on Robert Lewandowski, who wants to leave Bayern Munich (Mirror). Manchester United are favourites to sign the Poland striker, says the Daily Star. Lewandowski’s a gem of a … (read more)

Posted: 31st, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool beat Arsenal and Manchester United to Fabinho

 

Liverpool have yet to sign a new goalkeeper. But they have recruited midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for £40m. The 24-year-old Brazil heralds the imminent departure of Emre Can and the arrival … (read more)

Posted: 29th, May 2018 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Klopp sings about luck, fans wish death on Karius and unusual views from Kiev

Not every Liverpool fans reacted to defeat in the Champions League final by wishing death on Loris Karius and his family. Although these vile tweets getting traction on twitter might … (read more)

Posted: 27th, May 2018 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Paul Pogba’s hair goes it alone

When Denmark’s football coach Åge Hareide talked about facing France in the World Cup and mentioned one of their players, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, the Press mangled his words. Hareide … (read more)

Posted: 25th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Emery appointment in keeping with Arsenal tradition

More insight on new Arsenal manager Unai Emery from the Daily Mirror’s John Cross, who tweets: “It does feel like a departure for Arsenal. In new stadium with new manager … (read more)

Posted: 24th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Arsenal turn up the heat for Seri and his ingrown toenails

Transfer news in the shape of the BBC’s tory that Arsenal are in for Nice’s Jean-Michael Seri. Negotiations won’t be simple. In 2017,  Seri was off to Barcelona, having agreed … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Manchester United fans in Mourinho Instagram time warp

Manchester United manger Jose Mourinho was so upset following his side’s defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final that he deleted his Instagram account. Well, so say the papers. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester United found and mislaid the ‘new Duncan Edwards’

When Phil Jones gave way the penalty that Eden Hzaard scored to give Chelsea 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, he looked both slow and clumsy. … (read more)

Posted: 20th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere seeks mates in Zante

Arsenal’s centre-line to edge of the box give-and-goer Jack Wilshere has not made it into the England squad for this summer’s World Cup. He’s been in the Arsenal side a … (read more)

Posted: 16th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Spurs went from ‘Busby Babes’ to grating flops

Spurs win nothing. Again. As usual. Their fans call it all very ‘Spursy’ when they flatter to deceive. On February 12 2017, Neil Ashton is story no longer live on … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal make Arteta their first choice

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke (born 1980) wants Mikel Arteta (born 1982) – a former Arsenal player and current first team coach at Manchester City – to be the club’s next manager. In 2013, … (read more)

Posted: 15th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Pochettino knows debt and history make Spurs a selling club

Another season with no silverware for Spurs. They’ve won nothing since 2008 – and then it was only the League Cup. But current manager Mauricio Pochettino has a plan. He … (read more)

Posted: 14th, May 2018 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Arsenal balls: The 9 clear favourites to replace Wenger

A quick catch-up on the inside story on who will be the next Arsenal manger. All these picks come to use via the fake-news busting BBC.
Unai Emery, who will be … (read more)

Posted: 13th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal star defies the experts and plays again

Mohamed Elneny is back in the Arsenal first team for their match at Huddersfield. It’s a miracle. Well, it is if you read the hyperbolic bilge written when he was stretchered … (read more)

Posted: 13th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Everton were lucky to have Wayne Rooney for an extra season

Good news Everton fans – Wayne Rooney will stay at the club if Sam Allardyce leaves it. ‘Big Sam’ leaves and you get to watch Rooney  (£300,000 a week!) for … (read more)

Posted: 11th, May 2018 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal’s Ozil and Stoke City’s Shaqiri give pundits a reason to be

Can it be that pundits lambaste top players like Arsenal’s Mesut Oil and Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri because they know it will garner more headlines and promote their opinion far … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Arsenal go for Massimiliano Allegri or former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

The identity of the next Arsenal manager occupies minds in the Press. The BBC says Arsenal want to hire Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri or former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to be their next manager. Sky Sports … (read more)

Posted: 8th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Mahrez to Arsenal is clickbait

The BBC says Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez is “keen to join Arsenal”. The 27-year-old Algerian is on his way to the Emirates, says the Sunday Express in what it hails … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Manchester United Alex Ferguson ‘fights for life’ and privacy

The red-top tabloids agree on one thing: former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is “fighting for his life”:

 

 

The Sun on Sunday, Mirror and Star all  lead on Sir Alex … (read more)

Posted: 6th, May 2018 | In: manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Manchester United great Alex Ferguson is very ill

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. We all wish him well.

Ferguson led Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles, two Champions … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2018 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal’s £200m budget for £25m-a-year-Enrique

How much money will the next Arsenal manager be given to splurge on players? The coach who replaces Arsene Wenger should read the small print on any contract because the … (read more)

Posted: 5th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfers: Arsenal, Soyuncu and the truth about Turkish football

Arsenal have seen off a bid from Bayern Munich to sign 21-year-old Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu, says the BBC. Not that it requires much thought for a hungry defender to pick the Gunners … (read more)

Posted: 4th, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


The ridiculous pundit: Buvac to Arsenal and Giggs To Manchester United

Proving that being a football  pundit is a doddle is Danny Murphy, who tells Sky Sports News of his deep upset that Liverpool’s coach Zeljko Buvac is in line to … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2018 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Manchester United should wish Fellaini a bon voyage to China

The two words Manchester United should tell Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 30, as he haggles over a new deal are “zài jiàn”. The Sun says Fellaini has “warned” United that … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, May 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Joe Mourinho admits something is wrong with De Gea at Manchester United

How are things progressing for Manchester United with Jose Mourinho in charge? Pretty good. Second in the table, albeit a mile behind Manchester City, and in the final of the … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, May 2018 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment