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Kardashian balls: Kylie Jenner’s billion dollar tweet

All power, then, to Kylie Jenner, 20, half-sister to Kim Kardashian, who has issued the first billion dollar tweet: “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?”

Her message was liked … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, February 2018 | In: Celebrities, Money, News | Comment


Former Arsenal and Spurs star: ‘I’m one of the greatest minds in football’

Sol Campbell has been overlooked for the Oxford job. No, not the Oxford job that involves big lunches, bigger dinners and students. The other Oxford job – the one as … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Ramsey ready for Carabao Cup final

The Daily Express has news form the twilight zone of spots journalism: “Aaron Ramsey to miss Man City Carabao Cup final because of Arsene Wenger.” Jack Otway has news on … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Lacazette’s talking knee changes time

With Trinity Mirror’s purchase of the Daily Express and Daily Star, football fans who get their news online can expect a tag-team movement of total balls. All titles use their … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Wigan beating Manchester City is football at its chaotic best

The Manchester City website leads with a photo of referee Anthony Taylor showing City defender Fabian Delph a red card following the England man’s foul on Wigan Athletic’s Max Power. City … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2018 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Juxtaposition fail: Irish Herald flogs wardrobes by a dead woman’s body

“And the winner of the 2018 most inappropriate product placement in a newspaper goes to the Irish Herald,” tweets Tony Groves‏.

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Posted: 19th, February 2018 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Rochdale defy Alli’s dive to earn FA Cup replay with Spurs

Delight for Rochdale as the latest of late goals secured a 2-2 draw with Spurs in the FA Cup. Rochdale fell behind when Harry Kane converted a penalty ‘won’ by … (read more)

Posted: 18th, February 2018 | In: News, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


Transfer balls: Arsenal want Fekir now before he realises his ‘dream’ and plays in Spain

Transfer balls: The BBC says Arsenal have “identified” Lyon’s Nabil Fekir as their “number one summer target”. The bad news for Gunners fans who want Arsene Wenger to be replaced as club … (read more)

Posted: 17th, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Talking balls: Manchester United and Manchester City fans duped by Owen on de Bruyne and Scholes

 

Kevin de Bruyne is a terrific player. Watching the Chelsea reject play so well at Manchester City is Michael Owen, the former Manchester United and Liverpool striker, and sometime pilot. … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2018 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


An incredible photo of a single atom visible to the naked eye wins science prize

Wonder no more what an atom looks like. David Nadlinger, a physicist at Oxford University, has taken a photo of an atom suspended in an electric field. The incredible thing is that … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2018 | In: News, Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Transfer balls: Real Madrid move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba

Doubltess inspired by Paul Pogba’s ability on the ball, match-winning performances and the remorseless marketing campaign that turned a Manchester United reject dreaming of a lucrative return ‘home’ to the … (read more)

Posted: 16th, February 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Talking balls: Arsenal sink as Spurs became the new Barcelona

Spurs fans rejoicing after their 1-0 victory over Arsenal are further buoyed by the fact their their club’s rise is coinciding with the Gunners’ fall. But Spurs fans must surely … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Anti-Semitism expert Jeremy Corbyn wants to ban Spurs Yid Army

 

Jeremy Corbyn is something of an expert on anti-Semitism – which given his role as leader of the Labour Party, ‘friend’ of Hamas and a former presenter on Iran’s Press … (read more)

Posted: 11th, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Politicians, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Manchester United’s Sanchez accepts a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud

How’s Alexis Sanchez fitting in at Manchester United? Pretty good. The new Manchester United striker has accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence for alleged tax fraud. This means he’ll avoid … (read more)

Posted: 7th, February 2018 | In: manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment


Referees confused over Liverpool v Spurs penalties prove VAR is rubbish

More reaction to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Spurs. No VAR was used in the match, which featured two penalties for Spurs. It might have been three pens had the referee … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2018 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Liverpool, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Why Sanchez gets kicked at Manchester United but not at Arsenal

 

Jamie Redknapp tells his Daily Mail readers that Alexis Sanchez “was born to play for Manchester United”. After that kind of guff, you know you’re in for a cavalcade of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (4)


Biased Balls: Spurs and Liverpool club websites at odds over penalties in 2-2 draw

Liverpool and Spurs drew 2-2 in a vibrant Premier League match in which the Londoner were awarded two penalties, scoring one in the 95th minute. shold they ahve been given? … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2018 | In: Liverpool, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Conte laughably calls for ‘patience’ as Chelsea line up Luis Enrique

Antonio Conte is on his way out of Chelsea, if reports are to believed. The bouncy Italian will be jettisoned just a season after winning the Premier League at his … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2018 | In: Chelsea, News, Sports | Comment


How they do the weather on Sky News (video)

And now on Sky News, the weather….

"…and here's the weather" pic.twitter.com/g3ZoEfmCmk— Andy (@alreadytaken74) January 21, 2018

Spotter: AlreadyTaken74 … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2018 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Swansea City’s Sam Clucas didn’t realise adult website featured porn

Adding to the sense that porn is everywhere is Sam Clucas’s goal celebrations for Swansea City. Having scored twice in Swansea’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal, the midfielder made a monocle/ spyglass … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, February 2018 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Marouane Fellaini ’embarrassed’ by injury and ‘bizarre’ Mourinho as Spurs get lucky

When Manchester United lost 2-0 at Spurs to an offside goal and an own-goal, Marouane Fellaini came on as a substitute only to be substituted after just seven minutes playing … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2018 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports, Spurs, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal’s Bellerin to address Oxford Union

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin will address the Oxford Union in lugubrious Oxfordshire on February 5. Bellerin, who has a degree in marketing (yes, that’s a genuine qualification), will chair a … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2018 | In: News, Sports | Comment


’15 Things I’ve learned from Chris Heath’s remarkable interview with Quincy Jones’

Quincy Jones’s interview in GQ magazine in gangbusters. John Lewis distills the glory in “15 Things I’ve learned from Chris Heath’s remarkable interview with Quincy Jones”:

 

 

 
1. Aged 84, Quincy Jones has … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2018 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Arsenal rejoice! Ozil signs new long-term contract

Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract extension at Arsenal. Having lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United earlier this month, the good news for Arsenal fans is that Ozil … (read more)

Posted: 31st, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment