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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho laments sacking of Claudio Ranieri – the man he called old and useless

How did Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho respond to news that Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri, the man who just nine months ago led the Foxes to the Premier League … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Reviews | Comment


Roly-Poly Goalie Wayne Shaw gets a job in the Sun

Having lost his job at Sutton FC for eating a pie in the dug-out at odds of 8-1, ‘roly-poly goalie’ Wayne Shaw is today pictured eating lots more pies in … (read more)

Posted: 24th, February 2017 | In: Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Leicester City sack Ranieri but greedy owners keep faith in lazy players

And so it came to pass that nine months after leading Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title – the Foxes upset odds of 5,000-1 –  the club’s owners have … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, February 2017 | In: Sports | Comment


Arsenal fan uses Trump demo to protest ‘Wenger Out’

To the anti-Trump protest at Whitehall, London. Some people would like the UK to rescind the invitation for Donald Trump to tread the red carpet with Her Majesty. They say Donald … (read more)

Posted: 21st, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Politicians, Sports | Comment


Arsenal: Spurs fans should be wary of Wenger’s hounding

It’s been a few days since Arsenal lot to the world’s third best side in Munich. Experts cited the 5-1 drubbing to Bayern as a sign that Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger … (read more)

Posted: 20th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Talking balls: Wenger stays at Arsenal for four more years and leaves in the summer

Arsene Wenger will remain Arsenal manager for the next four years. Arsenal have offered Wenger a two-year extension on his current deal, which expires in the summer. So how does … (read more)

Posted: 19th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Clickbait Balls: The Daily Mirror Arsenal spin machine

Clickbait: a look at the death of journalism in the national Press. The Daily Mirror has adopted the Daily Telegraph policy of making news out of  TV listings. In readiness for … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Martial to Spurs and Griezmann goes cold on Manchester United

Is Anthony Martial all set to make the move from Manchester United to Spurs? The Mirror says Martial is on course to become the first player to make the move … (read more)

Posted: 15th, February 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal: every one of Arsene Wenger’s replacements

What names are on the ‘shortlist of managers’ to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? The Mirror says there are four names vying to be the next Arsenal manager. They are: Thomas Tuchel … (read more)

Posted: 13th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Media Bias: Arsenal hand it to their fans as sorry Hull get unlucky

Media Bias: Arsenal beat Hull City 2-0 in the Premier League. The first Arsenal goal went in off Alexis Sanchez’s hand. The second was from the penalty spot – Hull City’s Sam Clucas … (read more)

Posted: 11th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)


Transfer balls: Cech’s days as the Arsenal Number 1 ‘are coming to an end’ as Gunners eye Joe Hart

Transfer balls: the Mail reports that Arsenal are eyeing Joe Hart, the England goalkeeper. Hart, a man with of all the cool of a wasabi enema, is tempting Arsenal because at 29 he’s five years … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: Mourinho’s run brings back Ferguson’s glory days

The Sun continues to work as an extension of Jose Mourinho Inc., telling readers: ‘Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is bringing back the glory days after matching a record last … (read more)

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


Media bias: Daily Mirror attacks Chelsea ‘killer’ Alonso over Arsenal ‘flying elbow’ goal

Chelsea v Arsenal. Early on in the match, Chelsea’s Marco Alonso scores. In the process he obliterates Hector Bellerin. Should the goal have stood? The media takes a look. It’s all … (read more)

Posted: 4th, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Arsenal balls: Wenger wants love as the Gunners as two more years of torpor looms

Arsene Wenger will remain at Arsenal for another two years if the fans show him ‘love’. Wenger’s current deal expires at the season’s end, and there is talk of a … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, February 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


Manchester United balls: good guy Mourinho blows his top

 

Last night Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was ‘furious’, says the Daily Mail. His side had drawn 0-0 with Hull City. Mourinho ‘blows his top on TV’, says the paper. … (read more)

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


Sun writer mocks Liverpool player’s England win

The Sun newspaper is not popular among Liverpool fans. The Sun’s chief football reporter Neil Ashton noticed that Liverpool’s Adam Lallana has been voted the best player in the England team.

The … (read more)

Posted: 1st, February 2017 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Benzema takes his crack to Arsenal, Chelsea and France

Transfer balls: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has seen enough of Karim Benzema. He wants one of Arsenal, Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain to buy the Frenchman. Well, so say “reports from … (read more)

Posted: 30th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Arsenal outbid Chelsea for Manchester United-bound Griezmann and Sanchez ‘escapes’

Transfer balls: a look at bad football reporting. Having been told for ages that Antoine Griezmann tops Manchester United’s list of transfer targets – and that Chelsea were buying the … (read more)

Posted: 29th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Liverpool Balls: tabloids want Klopp out but heap praise on Manchester United under Mourinho

When is it safe to write off Liverpool’s Premier League chances?

Jeremy Cross tells Daily Star readers that Jurgen Kloop ‘doesn’t deserve the sack’. Who said he was being sacked? Liverpool are … (read more)

Posted: 27th, January 2017 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Media Bias: Chelsea website continues to deliver post-truth match reports as Hull are robbed

Media Bias: Chelsea beat Hull City 2-0 today in the Premier League. With the score at 1-0 to Chelsea, a Hull player tumbled in the home side’s penalty area. Should a penalty have … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Media bias: Sterling pays the penalty as Spurs get lucky as Manchester City

Media Balls – a look at biased footballer reporting. Today Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham. With the game 2-1 in City’s favour, Raheem Sterling was through on the Spurs goal. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Daily Express tricks Arsenal fans with deceptive clickbait headline

Click Balls: a look at dire football reporting designed to trick readers. The Daily Express has news for Arsenal fans. The paper’s headline is a scoop. “CONFIRMED: Arsene Wenger announces … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United have £70m for Bernardo Silva

Transfer Balls: the Sun leads with Manchester United’s summer bid for Monaco’s Portuguese “ace” Bernardo Silva. On top of the £85m Man United have earmarked for Antoine Griezmann’s signature is £70m for Silva.

Is … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Clickbait Balls: Daily Telegraph tricks ‘paranoid’ Liverpool and Manchester United fans

The Manchester United v Liverpool match was memorable for a number of things, according to the clickbait-mad Press.

The Mirror’s football expert learned “five things” from watching the game, one of which … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


West Ham United: Payet does to Bilic what Bilic did to Redknapp

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is upset and let down by Dimitri Payet’s moves to leave the club. In 1997, when Bilic was a player at West Ham, the club’s … (read more)

Posted: 16th, January 2017 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comments (2)