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Arsenal fans rejoice: Walcott might be off to Everton

There are signs of progress at Arsenal. Theo Walcott is in negotiations with Everton. Everton manager Sam Allardyce says Walcott would be a “fantastic addition”, who would offer “goalscoring threat”. Yeah, … (read more)

Posted: 12th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports | Comment


Wenger watch: Arsenal manger swore at Chelsea player and never flinched

How did Arsene Wenger find life sat in the Chelsea press box for Arsenal’s League Cup match semi-final tie? Well, last time we discovered that he has a huge garden:
A … (read more)

Posted: 11th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Broadsheets, Chelsea, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (2)


Clickbait Balls: Liverpool to replace Coutinho with a goalkeeper says Daily Express

More clickbait in the nadir of journalism (surely apogee of clickbait? – ed) that is the Daily Express website. The headline offers: “Philippe Coutinho replacement: Most likely Liverpool transfers in … (read more)

Posted: 10th, January 2018 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Clickbait balls: Arsenal and Man City fans tricked by Daily Express Sanchez fakery

The Daily Express online is clickbait mire. Arsenal and Manchester City fans checking up on news of Alexis Sanchez’s move from London to the champions elect are seduced by the … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Manchester City, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comments (3)


If Harry Kane is worth 194.7m why is he playing for Spurs?

The facts are in and it’s clear: Spurs striker Harry Kane,24, is the third most valuable player in the world. Well, he is according to CIES’ Football Observatory, which calculates that … (read more)

Posted: 9th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Money, Sports, Spurs | Comments (4)


Arsenal balls: Arteta invests in a watch to replace Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he always sees out his contracts. But the BBC says the Frenchman “could cut short his latest contract and move into the boardroom in the summer”. … (read more)

Posted: 7th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Broadsheets, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Barcelona puts Premier League in its place with £142m deal for Liverpool Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool have have sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m – and reassured the world that the Spanish league is bigger, better and starrier than the hyped Premier League. The … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2018 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment (1)


Eden Hazard ‘fell’ in the box as Chelsea come back to draw at Arsenal

Wishful thinking on the Arsenal website, whereon readers are invited to “Watch Bellerin’s Winner” against Chelsea. It was nothing of the sort. Hector Bellerin’s late goal tied the scores at … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2018 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien honoured with mishappen statue

Football fans in Ghana have paid tribute to former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien. They’ve erected a weird statue in his honour. The life-size totem to Essien stands in Kumasi, Ghana’s second … (read more)

Posted: 4th, January 2018 | In: Chelsea, Sports, The Consumer | Comment


Media bias: sorry Swansea lose to a ‘pinpoint’ offside Spurs goal

When Spurs visited Swansea in the Premier League, the game’s opening goal in a 2-0 win for the Londoners should have been ruled out for offside. New Swansea coach Carlos … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, January 2018 | In: Back pages, News, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Arsenal balls: the Sun spins Wenger’s words to annoy Liverpool fans

Forget circumspection. When opining about Alex Oxlade-Champberlain, the player Arsenal sold to Liverpool for the best part of £40m, Arsene Wenger was scathing. The Sun and Mirror heard Wenger accuse the … (read more)

Posted: 30th, December 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Desperate Liverpool outbid Manchester City for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk

If Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk is worth £75m to Liverpool, rival clubs must be running audits of their playing assets and discovering new riches.

Liverpool will take delivery of the Dutch … (read more)

Posted: 28th, December 2017 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez agreed a new contract last December

Time for Arsenal to burn their bridges with Alexis Sanchez and kick out the sulky forward.

News is that the Chile international wanted to stay at Arsenal, allegedly shaking hands on … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, December 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Broadsheets, Sports | Comment


The ultimate egg braking machine

All I want for Christmas is the ‘Egg Breaker eight line RZ-8, Wybijarka ośmiorzędowa RZ-8 OVO-TECH’:

 
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Posted: 23rd, December 2017 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


Arsenal transfer balls: Sanchez to PSG for £25m and Manchester City for free

Transfer Balls: a look at poor football reporting. Today the papers are looking once more at Alexis Sanchez, the Arsenal player yet to rediscover the form that made him such … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, December 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini charged for diving in match at Stoke

The Football Association have charged West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini for diving during Saturday’s Premier League match at Stoke. The alleged dive earned West Ham a penalty, from which they … (read more)

Posted: 18th, December 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Mo Farrah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

 

If not Andy Murray, then who wins Sports Personality of the Year? A dead cert for so many years, Murray is not the force he was. His brother Jamie Murray … (read more)

Posted: 17th, December 2017 | In: News | Comment


Biased balls: Stoke fouled and West Ham’s phantom penalty

Biased Balls: a look at biased football reporting. Today’s Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United earned the Londoners’ three points thanks to a 3-0 win.

the first … (read more)

Posted: 16th, December 2017 | In: Back pages, News, Sports | Comment


Barry R. Glazer might be the world’s most honest lawyer: ‘I’m in it for vengeance’

 

Baltimore-based lawyer Barry R. Glazer is “in it for vengeance”. He has money. He’s been an attorney since 1968. And the principle – that thing that makes lawyer’s go ker-ching! … (read more)

Posted: 15th, December 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Iran tells fighter to abandon sporting values, lose deliberately and avoid Israeli athlete

 

Iran has set out to prove that sport is pointless. Iranian wrestler Alireza Karimi-Mashiani was winning a quarter-final fight in the under-23 world championships. Russian fighter Alikhan Zhabrailov looked set to … (read more)

Posted: 29th, November 2017 | In: News, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Karim Benzema to join Arsenal for a third time

As predictable as a dog sniffing a lamppost and Simon Cowell licking his eyeballs and telling a cabaret act “That. Was. Incredible”, the tabloids herald the summer season of football transfer rumours … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Dirty tackle: Manchester United’s Ander Herrera gets inside Chelsea’s Hazard

Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 in yesterday’s Premier League clash. The result puts United in position for a charge into the top four and thus qualification to next season’s Champions … (read more)

Posted: 17th, April 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Videos of children being terrified by the Easter Bunny

Did the Easter Bunny bring you the egg you wanted?

 

 

Not everyone loves the Easter Bunny.  On YouTube there are lots of videos of well-meaning / unhinged parents scaring the crap out … (read more)

Posted: 16th, April 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


The Internet of things: hacker makes all city’s emergency sirens go off at once

When everything is on the Internet, it might be wise to sleep with one eye open and beneath a tinfoil blanket. People living in Dallas didn’t get much sleep when … (read more)

Posted: 9th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Manchester United: failing Mourinho uses Luke Shaw as his ‘punchbag’

Jose Mourinho might be every bit as irritating, self-serving and sly to his Manchester United team as he appears to most football fans. On Monday, before Manchester United drew 1-1 with … (read more)

Posted: 5th, April 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment