Posts Tagged ‘The Sun’

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Are they even supposed to be accurate? If they were always correct then they wouldn’t really be rumours, they would be facts.

The following is a list of players Manchester United were/are going to buy according to various publications both dubious and reputable.

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That’s it! The transfer window is now officially open! Better than Christmas Day for a five year old. Better than your thirteenth birthday when you said “hello” to your teen years and much better than your eighteenth birthday when everything that used to be fun because it was illegal is now extremely boring and mundane.

So begins two months of anticipation, interspersed with long periods of frustration and boredom when, even though the window has been flung wide open, nothing happens at your club. (more…)

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In an attempt to get viewers in the mood for what was to come, Sky Sports decided to dedicate not one, but three whole days to events leading up to the closing of the transfer window.

Beginning on Monday, the 29th of August, all Sky Sports programs were entitled Transfer Centre for two days and then became Deadline Day on the Wednesday. This was quite strange when they waffled on about Tennis or Formula One but, because it was Sky, nobody really questioned it. Changing the perfectly normal to the totally idiotic is something Sky have become experts at over the years. Strangely, they still think that people are too stupid to notice, a despicable attitude which has always prevailed at Sky HQ. (more…)

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One of the most popular past times in the UK, (and very likely elsewhere), is crossword solving. Every newspaper, magazine and interminable internet publication contains them. Short clues to a one word answer just about sums up the quick crossword.

Less popular than attempting the “Quick” crosswords is taking on the “Cryptic” crossword.

Over the years I have met many people who “do not have the knack” to attempt a cryptic crossword. This has always sounded like the lazy mans cop-out to me. People will never have the “knack” if they never try to solve one. The other popular answer is “I tried it once but couldn’t get the hang of it.”

Well, trying something once rarely gives you the hang of it. Imagine if we only had to try driving a car once and were then given our licence. The roads would be slightly more chaotic than they are now as there would be a few more, probably not many, bad drivers around. (more…)

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As we all know, Sky Sports is the walking talking version of the Sun newspaper, (or the Daily Star if you prefer), sports pages. However, as the scope for a TV company is much more expansive, then so is the prospect of stupidity, not so much creeping in, as busting the doors down and charging in.

Generally speaking Sky Sports News is reasonably good at what it does, which is to present the same news, rubbish or otherwise, every fifteen minutes or so. What it isn’t so good at, maybe understandably, is presenting it in an interesting or intelligent manner. (more…)