While the identity of the player who doused José Mourinho with milk and water in Sunday’s post-match tunnel bust-up at Old Trafford has yet to be revealed, the Rumour Mill can’t help but hope that Luke Shaw took advantage of the melee to exact a modicum of revenge on his own manager. The Manchester United full-back has been traduced, disparaged and belittled by his own manager on a regular basis since the Portuguese took over at the club and despite getting a rare run-out against CSKA Moscow last week, is believed to want to leave in January. He won’t go cheaply, mind – reports today suggest the 22-year-old is looking for a £5m severance package to compensate for any loss of earnings he might incur should his next club fail to match his current £130,000-per-week wages. Newcastle and Southampton are both interested in giving Shaw a fresh start. While Mourinho may not rate Shaw, reports over the weekend suggest he thinks highly enough of Sergej … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Manchester United in for Milinkovic-Savic?
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From the age of 49, when the publication of Herzog in 1964 made him rich as well as famous, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of three National Book Awards, the Pulitzer prize, the Formentor prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal for fiction. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1976 and was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French. For Philip Roth, Bellow stands with William Faulkner as “the sturdy backbone of 20th-century American literature”, with a prose style “as rich and roiling as Melville’s”. James Wood has called him “the greatest of American prose stylists in the 20th century”, a view he characterises as “relatively uncontroversial”. Ten years after his death, all of Bellow’s books are in print and his reputation remains undiminished. In addition to Herzog, chief among his critical and commercial … [Read more...] about ‘I got a scheme!’ – the moment Saul Bellow found his voice
ARSENE WENGER called for his successor at Arsenal to run the club like they "owned" it and to make it "the priority of their life". Whether or not Unai Emery was the man fans wanted, the Spaniard can't be accused of lacking commitment to the cause. Just ask former Spain winger Joaquin, who offered a telling insight into working under Emery and how his Valencia career ended with death by video. Joaquin had moved to Fiorentina when Sevilla defeated the Italian side over two legs to reach the Europa League final in 2015, going on to win the second of their three straight European titles under Emery. At full-time of the second leg, Emery talked Joaquin through exactly how his team had stopped him. But Joaquin already knew. He said: “Emery put on so many videos I ran out of popcorn.Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager “He’s obsessed by football, it’s practically an illness. He’s one of the best managers I’ve had. I worked with him for three years. I … [Read more...] about Unai Emery profile: Pep Guardiola, Lee Dixon and Robbie from Arsenal Fan TV have their say on new Gunners boss
In October 2013, Lauri Love was drinking coffee in his dressing gown in his bedroom at his parents’ house in the village of Stradishall, Suffolk, when his mother called upstairs to say there was a deliveryman at the front door. Love, whose first name is pronounced “Lowry”, like the English painter, clomped downstairs. In the front doorway was a man dressed in a UPS uniform. “Are you Lauri Love?” the man asked. “Yes,” Love said. In a single motion, the man grabbed Love’s arm while presenting, not a package, but a pair of rattling handcuffs. For the next five hours, while dusk turned to evening outside, Love, then 28, and his parents sat in the front room as a dozen or so men from the National Crime Agency, which investigates organised crime and other serious offences, checked the computers in the house. In Love’s bedroom, they found two laptops, and a PC tower humming on his desk. Among the bewildering Rolodex of open tabs in … [Read more...] about Keyboard warrior: the British hacker fighting for his life
CRISTIANO RONALDO enjoyed a calf massage from stunning wag Georgina Rodriguez as he watched Liverpool defeat Chelsea in the Super Cup. Sprawled out on the floor of his pad, with his head resting on a leopard-print cushion, the Juventus striker stroked his bald sphynx moggie. The Portuguese star has been struggling with a left abductor muscle injury - so Rodriguez decided to play the role of physio to get her man up to speed. On the TV screen was a topless James Milner fresh after being substituted for Georgino Wijnaldum. Ronaldo clearly lives and breathes football - a game he seems to believe he is the greatest of all time in. Football fans around the globe are torn when it comes to deciding who is the GOAT between Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi.WHO IS THE GOAT? Each has smashed dozens of records with both claiming the coveted Ballon d’Or on five occasions. But Ronaldo believes he edges title of best ever due to his accomplishments in the Champions … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo receives a massage from Georgina Rodriguez as he watches topless James Milner during Liverpool’s Super Cup win over Chelsea