Meet the new Manchester United striker, same as the old Manchester United striker. While the Reds’ pursuit of Bruno Fernandes goes on and on without seemingly getting anywhere, up pops the Daily Star to suggest that Alexis Sánchez will be back, baby, when his loan at Internazionale expires in the summer. That’ll quell the mutiny. Apparently, United’s beleaguered chief executive, Ed Woodward, has told Sánchez’s people that he will not be allowed to make his move to Italy permanent, but will instead be exhorted to go on United’s pre-season tour to whatever Target Market they’ve identified this year for the purposes of tat-flogging. … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to battle Spurs for Piatek signing?
West Ham are battling to preserve their top-flight status and it is noted within the accounts that staying out of the Championship and maintaining access to the broadcasting money available to Premier League sides is “an absolute necessity for the future wellbeing of the club”. The report adds that “the group’s principal risk remains that of the football club being relegated … with the serious financial consequences which follow”, and that the club prepares budgets, three seasons in advance, containing evaluations and contingency plans relating to the cost of relegation. … [Read more...] about West Ham accounts describe Premier League survival as a financial ‘necessity’
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A Tottenham deal for Willian José is more distant, with the clubs unable to agree a fee for the Brazilian, who is valued by Sociedad at €25m. For Piatek, Spurs are proposing an 18-month loan with an option to buy. Milan have rejected this but talks are ongoing regarding the Poland international. … [Read more...] about Tottenham and PSV only £1.7m apart in valuation of Steven Bergwijn
A guest editor for the Today programme’s Christmas broadcasts criticised the editors of the BBC’s flagship current affairs show for platforming climate change extremist and anti-Brexit voices while minimising or excluding opposing viewpoints. Margaret Thatcher’s biographer Charles Moore had called the broadcaster a “secular church” which “preaches and tells us what we ought to think about things. So it tells us we shouldn’t support Brexit and we should accept climate change alarmism and we have to all kowtow to the doctrines of diversity.” … [Read more...] about Employers Told to Crack Down on Sports Banter as It Excludes Women, Is ‘Gateway to Laddish Behaviour’