W@nker of the Week: Stan Collymore

Talksport’s Stan Collymore, the former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker, has created a post-career reputation as a modern day ‘shock jock’ whose outspoken opinions influence the 1.7 per cent of radio listeners that tune into the station each week. Hardly new but this week the wife-beating dogger labelled Ryan Giggs a cheat. Following Manchester United’s […]

W@nker of the Week: Gérard Houllier

Former Liverpool manager failure Gérard Houllier has blamed Wayne Rooney for England’s disastrous showing at the World Cup in South Africa this summer. Despite a rash of horrendous performances from Fabio Capello’s stars, Houllier says Rooney’s lack of goals was central to the country’s 4-1 humiliation by Germany in the second round. “Probably the key […]

W@nker of the Week: Piers Morgan

Former News of the World and Daily Mirror editor turned obnoxious waste-of-oxygen, Piers Morgan, used his Daily Mail column to demand Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement this week. Predicting the imminent demise of the Scot’s “empire,” self-confessed Arsenal supporter Morgan treads a very well-worn path in his particularly vitriolic piece. Laughably, with United just a point […]

W@nker of the Week: Frank Praverman

In Rant’s irregular series looking at the great British media’s coverage of Manchester United this week’s winner is The Times’ blogger Frank Praverman. One time Sun reporter Praverman falls into a common media trap, interpreting poor results as the permanent decline of Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘empire’, powers or – sometimes – mind. In the aftermath […]

W@nker of the Week: Simon Mullcock

Wanker

This week’s prize goes to the Mirror’s Simon Mullcock for an unnecessary and, frankly, ill-timed attack on Dimitar Berbatov. Just as the Bulgarian has hit top form for Manchester United over the past month, Mullcock’s lazy cliché-ridden diatribe serves only one purpose – to drive traffic to the Mirror’s turgid website. Unassuming Berbatov, known as […]

W@nker of the Week: Rob Shepperd

Wanker of the Week

When it comes to journalists they say that there are the beards, the bastards and the babies. The beards: the old hacks who have seen it, done it and bought the tankard to prove it. You’ll find them propping up their local bar roughly 30 seconds after press deadline. The bastard: the careerist out for […]