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More classic back page headlines

From the ever-excellent Football365′s Mediawatch section: When Mediawatch saw Pep Guardiola’s comments about Jack Wilshere, we sighed and knew, just knew, that the tabs would run around screaming and wettting their pants like little boys who’d had too much Capri Sun. For the record, Pep said (in his second or third language, note): “Wilshere is […]

Not entirely convincing

Flicking through the Daily Mail today I couldn’t miss the double-page spread hailing ‘King Xavi’ (a very talented Spanish footballer). I also immediately recalled a very unflattering jibe made by the Mail about Xavi a couple of years ago, such a prominent jibe that even the Daily Mail thought they had better try to acknowledge […]

Lazy*

From the excellent Football365 Mediawatch page today: Lazy? Part One You may have spotted a story doing the rounds about some betting shenanigans in the Newcastle v Arsenal game that seems to have originated from a French TV station. Several news outlets picked it up, but many pooh-poohed it. Such as The Daily Mirror’s John […]

‘Revenge’

From Football 365′s MediaWatch section today (a must read for fans of this blog): Those newspapers who do not have Harry Redknapp on their payroll had to scratch around for an angle on Tottenham’s Champions League draw. And scratch around they did… Opening paragraph in the Daily Star: ‘Peter Crouch’s wish was granted last night […]

The Sun’s inventive back page

Readers of Football365′s Mediawatch section will be aware of just how much stuff on the back pages of newspapers is utter fiction, but one example struck me recently as pretty breathtaking: ‘Carlos Tevez in Euro taunt at Manchester United‘. The opening line of the article claims that: CARLOS TEVEZ says winning the Europa League with […]