Sunday Sun burns Newcastle boss Alan Pardew big time

Alan Pardew has been complaining about the local press lately, saying they’re not helping his struggling Newcastle side.

"I think the local press up in the North-East have been damaging for us this week," Pardew said. ”They’ve come for us, they’ve been banned from the stadium and that’s reflected in the fans today. “

Well, this is what one of those banned local newspaper thinks about Pardew’s comments.

Ouch. That’s going to sting for a while.


Wenger could make Benteke move

Arsene Wenger yesterday moved to distance himself from rumors he is set to buy a striker in January. The Arsenal boss thinks they have enough firepower with Theo Walcott not far from a return.

However, if today’s newspapers are to be believed then Wenger is set for a swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. The forward looked set to leave in the summer before signing a new long-term contract. It could take a sizable sum to tempt Villa to part with their star striker.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Scottish team looks to sell player in Classified ads

Scottish semi-pro team Inverurie Locos Works FC get an A for creativity. The Aberdeen-based club has taken to the local newspaper’s classified section in an effort to transfer their defender Greig Watson.

They may be a semi-pro team, but do they expect an average newspaper reader to put in a bid? Perhaps they heard about Norway’s lottery winner buying a player and are hoping that lightning can strike twice among average joes.

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Turkish giants eye move for United’s Nani


Nani is back in the news…or as they say in the press “unsettled Manchester United winger”. Even though Sir Alex Ferguson said the Portugal international would be staying at Old Trafford that hasn’t stopped the rumors saying that his time is up. Ambitious Galatasaray are the latest club to be linked with Nani. You can read about this and more about the futures of Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea and Real Madrid - all just one click away.


Mancini takes out full-page ad to thank City fans


While Manchester City manager Roberto Manicini did not even make it to the end of the season, he took the high road and put out this classy ad in the Manchester Evening News.

Mancini is pictured with the 2011 FA Cup, 2012 Community Shield, and 2012 Premier League trophy, thanking the fans for three unforgettable years.

He was not a popular man among players and club officials, but fans have still held him in a high regard and he should receive plenty of support for a new position sooner than later.

Image via @Danmcfcjones