When it comes to newspapers, a headline makes all the difference to whether the story is read or not, especially in football. Safe to say these following 5 headlines grabbed the readers attention.
1. The Sun
This is the daddy of all football headlines. The Sun proves that you don’t have to be smutty to be be funny, as Celtic are defeated by Scottish football minnows Inverness ‘Caley’ Thistle and by chance, their sub has just watched Mary Poppins for the umpteenth time. The rest is history!
Try to picture the look of delight on the sub’s face when they remembered what Juventus’ nickname was, then realised that they had just played a team called BATE and came up with this work of genius.
3. Sky Sports
At the back of every sports editors’ mind is the fact that David Seaman’s name always presents an opportunity…
4. ESPN Soccernet
There is nothing factually inaccurate in this headline, but it’s unlikely that it would have been worded in this exact manner if the team weren’t called ‘Young Boys’ and the stadium wasn’t known as ‘the Wankdorf’.
The Palmeiras defender Argelico Fucks is transferred to Benfica. Eurosport’s sub-editor wets himself with excitement.