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@martinkeown5 #Biased #Alexis7 & Manchester United #Punditry Got Called Out!

Martin Keown gets called out for his biased punditry on Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United.

But the little details from Continue reading “@martinkeown5 #Biased #Alexis7 & Manchester United #Punditry Got Called Out!”

Oliver Holt is The True Enemy of Football – Part I

Loathe him or ignore him there is no doubt over the bias of The Daily Mail Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt’s coverage of #ManchesterUnited and specifically his hatred towards the Red Devils’ manager #JoseMourinho.

Arguably, there are two public figures currently contesting the top spot for their publicly questionable opinions. One is Donald Trump and the second is none other than Oliver Holt whose entry in Wikipedia underscores his journalistic bias.

A graduate of Cardiff School of Journalism, one wonders if Holt learned anything about objective reporting or at least some semblance of objectivity.

Oliver Holt has written for a long time and continues his “journalism” in an age of newspaper decline, the International News Corporation phone hacking scandal, and click-baiting.

Sensational reporting generates internet traffic and revenue without care for facticity or veracity. Bad News is as good a synonym for Fake News as Oliver Holt is for Bad Journalism.

In October 2017, Oliver Holt labels Jose Mourinho as “the enemy of football” because “Mourinho approached this match as if he were taking his team to face Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the Nou Camp.”

Holt’s statement -or “journalistic” analysis-is blinded by his appreciation for “attacking” football. More on Oliver’s preoccupation with ‘attacking’ football in Part II. Not only was Holt critical of Mourinho, one could reasonably see he was just as insulting towards Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Denigrating Liverpool as beneath Barcelona, though is true in terms of trophies, does not mask away the disdain towards Jose as someone who could easily go to Anfield  and trounce the Meyerside team like a bunch of amateurs.

Manchester City, currently the club Oliver supports, went to Anfield and suffered a 4-3 clubbing by the same Liverpool team that was “hardly riding the crest of a wave.”

Oliver Holt hastes in his judgement of Jose Mourinho and is quick to rip into the United manager – all out of biased journalism.

Take again this article where Oliver writes “If I were Ed Woodward, I’d start looking over my shoulders” in relation to Mourinho.

Oliver admits he doesn’t like Mourinho. And he doesn’t seem to like Ed Woodward either by writing “The Manchester United executive vice-chairman is a little boy operating in a man’s world. He is a neophyte who is way out of his depth. He wears the expression of the cat who got the cream, even as his club’s city rivals show him how it’s done.”

If that is not insult, it certainly is desperate and sensational journalism.

One needn’t wait too long, again, for these statements to prove their short-sidedness and inaccuracies. Manchester United’s hijacking of the Alexis Sanchez deal between Arsenal and Manchester City is already being hailed as the deal of the century by United fans.

Manchester City were sure to get their target man since the summer. Alas, it only took United nearly as much time as God’s creation of the universe to sign a player Pep was intent on hoarding to his team. As a #7 with Arsenal, we have to wonder if Alexis could end up wearing #27 given Sterling is the #7 and De Bruyne the #17. A player of Alexis Sanchez’s caliber deserves more than a third rank spot!

In reporting about Mourinho and Manchester United, Oliver has no direct access besides sitting at the gallery with other reporters during a pre-match or post-match conferences. So in general, he relies on his biasedly interpreted recordings or selective tidbits that fit the narrative of his stories which are peppered with disclaimers such as Mourinho is a winning manager.

Oliver Holt himself said Sir Alex Ferguson “didn’t like” him. So Quite the history he’s had with United.

… More to follow in Part II

 

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Former Arsenal Player Theo Walcott on Everton Future and Ambitions

In a £20 mil move from Arsenal to Everton F.C. Theo Walcott has joined The Toffees following Cenk Tosun’s recent arrival to Goodison Park, and building Continue reading “Former Arsenal Player Theo Walcott on Everton Future and Ambitions”

Arsenal F.C. in Tatters with Alexis Sanchez & Theo Walcott Departures

Skysports News just confirmed Theo Walcott will be an Angry Birds player for a bargain price tag of £20 million within 48 hours.

Theo Walcott is scheduled for

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You Won’t Believe What Jamie Carragher Said about Alexis Sanchez!

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher had a heated debate on yesterday’s Monday Night Football segment over City’s reluctance to pursue their target player: Alexis Sanchez.

Gary Neville asked why Manchester City were not willing to pay Sanchez approx £100 mil worthy of the Chilean’s services.

Manchester City have tried to rival Manchester United  Continue reading “You Won’t Believe What Jamie Carragher Said about Alexis Sanchez!”

SkySports Breaking News: Manchester City Ends Interest in Alexis Sanchez

SkySports just confirmed their understanding that “Manchester City have ended their interest in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal because the cost of the deal has become too expensive.”

This is serious development in the transfer sage that’s become a ménage a trois between the league’s biggest clubs: Manchester City, Arsenal, and Manchester United.

If the confirmation suggests the possible Continue reading “SkySports Breaking News: Manchester City Ends Interest in Alexis Sanchez”

Mourinho Sidelining Mkhitaryan not a “100% Tactical Decision” in Manchester United against Stoke City match

Manchester United is playing Stoke City and the match stands at 1-0 15 mins in.

Mourinho was asked by SkySports if Mkhitaryan’s  Continue reading “Mourinho Sidelining Mkhitaryan not a “100% Tactical Decision” in Manchester United against Stoke City match”

Why Alexis Sanchez will sign for Manchester United over Manchester City

The football world is abuzz with rumors of Manchester United hijacking yet another Premier League deal

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