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Transfer Balls: Manchester United, Arsenal Get Juve’s Alexis Sanchez As Liverpool Prepare Bid

TRANSFER Balls: The contest in the national Press is to link every big English team with Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.

Daily Star:

Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd target Alexis Sanchez

October 2013, Daily Star:

SNAPPED: Barcelona ace Alexis Sanchez dons a Manchester United shirt! ALEXIS SANCHEZ is pictured for the first time in a Manchester United shirt – but it’s only a Starsport impression!

May 10, Daily Mirror:

Wenger has been tipped off the Chile international will be sold this summer and is set for a £20million tug-of-war with Juventus

May 11, Daily Mail:

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Posted: 30th, May 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Yaya Toure To Get Two Birthdays A Year And A Going Home Present

IS Yaya Toure considering leaving Manchester City? Yes, says the Telegraph. And it’s “because the club failed to wish him happy birthday”.

Let’s repeat that. The man paid a fortune to play for Manchester City is going to leave the club because they did not wish him Happy Birthday. As jubilant City players gave manager Manuel Pelligrini the bumps, did Toure reel with envy?

When the fans sang..

Yaya wherever you may be,
you are the saviour of Man City,
you can have a Beer on my Settee,
cause we won the Cup at Wem-b-ley

…all Toure wanted to hear was “Happy Birthday”.

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Posted: 20th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal, Spurs And Everton Are All Favourites To Sign James Milner

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SO. How are Arsenal going to kick on from FA Cup glory? The Telegraph and Mail says the Gunners have £100m to invest in new players.  And the Times identifies the first name though the door. It’s…  Manchester City’s James Milner.

The Times says the Gunners are to offer around £10m for the blond Ray Parlour.

The Guardian says this is true:

Arsenal lead race as James Milner tells Manchester City he wants to leave

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Posted: 19th, May 2014 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer Balls: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United And Maybe Man City And Chelsea All Get Benzema

TRANSFER Balls, with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

The Telegraph, May 14:

Arsenal to launch £30m move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

Will they get him? No!

Daily Star, May 14:

Liverpool favourites to land Karim Benzema as Arsenal prepare to re-sign £3.2m Carlos Vela

So. He’s off to Liverpool.

Daily Mirror, May 14:

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Posted: 15th, May 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Daily Mail Only Counts English Players As Worthy Premier League Winners

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WHEN Noel Gallagher confronted the allegation that Manchester City bought the Premier League, we enjoyed his unravelling of those Financial Fair Play rules:

“People have slagged us off with the money and all that. But some of the players who walked past here today are some of the best players in Europe.”

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Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: What The Experts Said About Pelligrini, The Foreign Alan Pardew

MANUEL Pelligrini might looks like an accountant apprising a new Jaguar car, but it turns out that he’s a pretty good football manager. His Manchester City have won the Premier League title and League Cup in his first season in charge. So. Time to see what the media experts said of the Chilean:

Martin Samuel (Daily Mail)

Manuel Pellegrini is going to be the new manager of Manchester City. And right there is the reason why Manchester United’s appointment of David Moyes was so important for English football.

A coach who has won nothing in Europe, not even in the season when he spent £200million on four players at Real Madrid, will now occupy one of the prime jobs in the Premier League.

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Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment (1)


Manchester City And Arsenal Balls: Richard Wright Is The Luckiest Man In Football

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Arsenal’s 3 goalkeepers Richard Wright, David Seaman and Stuart Taylor celebrate with the FA Barclaycard Premiership Trophy
Date: 11/05/2002

 

RICHARD Wright has won two more Premier League winners’ medals than Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. Surely a future career as media pundit sat by illuminated coffee tables is on the horizon for an English champion.

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Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: How Yaya Toure Beat Luis Suarez In Two Weeks

HOW tabloid reporting work with the Daily Mirror’s John Cross:

April 18:

 

 

Later that day, The Daily Mirror wrote:

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says being African denies him individual recognition he deserves

 

On May 5, Cross tweeted:

 

It’s all about consistency…

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Two City Ghosts Help Yaya Toure Score With The Wrong Foot

LAST night Yaya Toure scored a terrific goal to put the tin lid on Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa. But how did the Daily Mail present the strike?

Like this:

 

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Note:

* The Villa player facing the wrong way

* Toure hitting the ball with his left foot

* The banana shot that bends to the right but ends up in the goal’s left-most corner

* The two other City players in close support

 

The picture is just like the actual goal, then. For all those football fans unable to see the goal on the telly or the web, the Mail’s illustration is an invaluable resource.

Or not:

 

 

And from another angle:

 

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Time To Sack Pelligrini

HOW tabloid journalism, works, with the Sun’s Neil Curtis:

The Sun, March 14, 2014:

“If City could axe Mancini, surely Manuel faces chop now.”

THE betrayal of Roberto Mancini might just be coming back to haunt Manchester City.

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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City And Imre Varadi Were Right: Don’t Blame The Banana For Racism In Football

CHUCKING banana skins and grunting like a monkey are things of history in British football. Over in Spain, racism is more prevalent. Last night, Barcelona’s Dani Alves fielded a banana tossed from the crowd at Villarreal’s Estadio El Madrigal and ate it.

 

 

He didn’t even pick off the black and stringy bits. He just peeled and ate it, in a move that mocked both the mentally negligible fool who’d tossed it and the threat of indigestion.

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Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment