Category: Mediawatch

Mediawatch: Rio hypocrisy, Liverpool v Man City fever and…. – Football365 – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: Rio hypocrisy, Liverpool v Man City fever and…. – Football365 – Football365.com

Hyperbollocks ‘As preparations for the biggest game of the season go, things could not have gone much worse for Manchester City,’ writes David McDonnell in the Daily Mirror. Really? Did they lose Sergio Aguero to injury? Has Kevin De Bruyne lost his foot? Has Raheem Sterling lost his head? ‘Pep Guardiola had hoped to seal…

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Mediawatch Arsenal: Xhaka out, Mourinho, Matic and, erm, Fellaini in? – Football365.com
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Mediawatch Arsenal: Xhaka out, Mourinho, Matic and, erm, Fellaini in? – Football365.com

Insight of the day ‘Emery is in daily contact with Xhaka as the club tries to heal the rift between the player and the supporters’ – The Sun. They do literally work in the same sodding place. Lies, damned lies…Over to The Sun website and they have some ‘damning stats’. And there is no better…

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Mediawatch: Can anybody even remember Liverpool losing? – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: Can anybody even remember Liverpool losing? – Football365.com

Served cold Obviously, Liverpool losing a game of football is not a ‘story’ so The Sun needed a narrative, an angle, a hook. Because football, schmootball. Step forward one Spanish striker. ‘FERNANDO LLORENTE got revenge on Liverpool as they crumbled in Naples.’ Yep. After smarting for the whole summer with the pain of losing a Champions…

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How Man Utd propaganda made Mediawatch love Sanchez… – Football365.com
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How Man Utd propaganda made Mediawatch love Sanchez… – Football365.com

Dirty Sanchez Now Mediawatch is not about to suggest that Alexis Sanchez was a raging success at Manchester United, but the treatment of his claim that he was unbeaten last season as a starter for Manchester United is utterly ridiculous. The Daily Star call it ‘incredible’ and the Manchester Evening News use the word ‘bizarre’.…

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Mediawatch: Gary Neville, the Daily Mail and the ‘food kiosk’ – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: Gary Neville, the Daily Mail and the ‘food kiosk’ – Football365.com

The Neville Bothers Back in November 2018, Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail wrote an almost satirically dull story about how ‘Manchester United are set to swerve Gary Neville’s Hotel Football as their attempts to put an end to their transport shambles continue’. It elicited this response from Gary Neville on Twitter: Did you speak…

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Mediawatch: Manchester United transfer blah blah blah – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: Manchester United transfer blah blah blah – Football365.com

Lost in France Mediawatch was very happy to see Frank Lampard confirm in his press conference that he had not actually spoken to Roman Abramovich before his appointment as Chelsea manager. Mostly because we could confirm what we suspected but could not say on June 18: That this ‘exclusive’ from The Sun was pure bollocks…

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Mediawatch Mediawatch: Alexis Sanchez and Sir Alex are basically evil… – Football365.com

Alexis Sanchez, money and women Alexis Sanchez has travelled with Manchester United to Spain, so of course the Daily Mirror website has been busy finding Alexis Sanchez stories…because Google is their friend and ‘Alexis Sanchez’ is their keyword. Exhibit one: ‘Alexis Sanchez’s staggering earnings from sitting on the bench revealed.’ And who has ‘revealed’ these…

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Mediawatch Does this Man Utd picture make Liverpool fans say ‘oh f***’? – Football365.com
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Mediawatch Does this Man Utd picture make Liverpool fans say ‘oh f***’? – Football365.com

Irrelevance “From where Man Utd were – because when he came in they were absolutely rock bottom under Louis van Gaal, the spirit there, everything – and he (Jose Mourinho) picked that up and put trophies on the table and got them back to second in the league. He has made them relevant again” –…

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Mediawatch: The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backtracking begins – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backtracking begins – Football365.com

Ole!After the media-led campaign to get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as permanent Manchester United manager suffered its genuine first hitch in two months against Paris Saint-Germain, Mediawatch was intrigued to see the reaction. Many newspapers had spent much of Tuesday suggesting Solskjaer would be the ‘irresistible’ choice if they could get a positive result against…

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Mediawatch: First Liverpool and now Chelsea are in crisis… – Football365.com
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Mediawatch: First Liverpool and now Chelsea are in crisis… – Football365.com

Sarri, you haven’t a clue ‘SARRI-BALL was supposed to transform English football.’ Was it? Or was it supposed to bring some much-needed stability to Chelsea and simultaneously take them closer to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City in both style and results? With such hyperbolic bombast, that can only be the opening to a column from…

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