English trio eye Buffon?

English trio eye Buffon?

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all reportedly interested in signing Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

According to Tuttosport, Paris Saint-Germain remain in ‘pole position’ for Buffon, but the Premier League trio are determined to gate-crash any transfer.

The French giants are understood to have proposed the World Cup winner a two-year contract, while little more is known about the interest from England, other than a previous report linking him with the Reds.

The 40-year-old announced on Thursday that he would end his legendary spell with Juve but also revealed he was considering several offers to keep playing.

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‘They’re the English Kardashians’: Why some people hate the Royal wedding

‘They’re the English Kardashians’: Why some people hate the Royal wedding

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May 18, 2018 07:40:25

It feels like the whole world has Royal fever as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for a lavish (and televised) wedding.

Yet there’s a sizeable group of you who just want to scream, “Oh my God, who the hell CARES!?”

We asked this latter group what they made of the #RoyalWedding. Here’s what they had to say:

Many said there were bigger issues to worry about:

The world is in flames around us and people think two welfare-recipients’ marriage matters in the slightest — Becky Young

It’s not news — it’s tabloid nonsense. It’s got nothing to do with politics or the economy, or even current events — Eunsil Clements

There are better things to be spending important news time on, like the current issues in Palestine or Syria — Chris Simpson

I’m sick of hearing about every ridiculous detail. There must be more news going on in the world, but we’ll never know because of the media’s obsession — Deb McLean

Deaths in Palestine or royal wedding? The wedding wins all the time because it’s easily digestible news, sadly — Paul Davison

How stupid are people watching the filthy rich live out their self-serving lives? — Christos Aristidou

Others are simply not fans of the Royal family and their ilk:

Australia is almost as loony as the British over the parasitic royals! Time to grow up and become a republic — Chris Coates

They’re pretty much just the English equivalent of the Kardashian’s. Gossip, money, people waiting for the next disaster, all over the magazines — Casey Hedley

The idea of monarchy, of princes and princesses etc. is ludicrous in my eyes. The Brits obviously want it, so good luck to them, but spare us all the hype — Judith Jon

I think the royals are an anachronistic leftover from the Middle Ages. They may be a tourist attraction for the English, but they contribute nothing to us, nor have they ever — Karl Daniels

The idea that someone is special by birth is totally against my beliefs. Royal weddings are designed to dazzle the masses without adding anything of use to the world — Geoff Mackenzie

They are just another family like anyone else that happen to come from a lineage of royalty. Big deal, they are only important because people make them important — Julien Cohen

For some the whole thing had become too commercialised:

It’s all about TV ratings and advertiser income. It’s a bit tawdry really! Buy a mug, buy a tea towel, buy a commemorative pin — David Walton

Should be a private matter. Not a freak show to boost sales of media outlets, souvenir shops nor a way to maintain the popularity of an outdated monarchy — Jé Ré

I’m a royal family person but am over all the commercialisation that has come about now — Tracy Finlayson

Others took issue with the reported $57 million price tag:

The taxpayer money spent on the decadent royal wedding should rather be put towards thousands of other more worthy causes — Hannah Rapaport

Public money being used by a very rich family. Celebrity weddings aren’t news there is a lot happening in the world that needs to be covered — Brad Gray

I love dogs and never get to see the corgis included in the ceremony. Otherwise it’s just a big waste of $$$ — Alan Mayer

Many said the hype by a self-serving media killed it:

I was excited for it the first time I heard about it, then all channels droned on and on about it and now I am not interested — Lucy Francesca

If it hadn’t been for the zillion and one pre-wedding stories and hype I might actually have watched the wedding, but I’m thoroughly sick of it and it is now of no interest — Barbara Easthope

They need to have a function on the TV that allows a person to have certain topics shut off or at least muted — Dave Lindhorst

It is nice to have some fluff, but it’s just getting to the mind-numbing stage on the royal wedding as it was with the royal baby. We don’t need to see it every half hour — Lois Saedder

I’m a monarchist. But this celebrity, paparazzi driven coverage of the wedding is completely unnecessary. The value in monarchy is the removal of personality politics and personal mandates from the executive — Ben Tobin

I think the uncomfortable level of scrutiny of Megan Markle’s family is too much and contradicts with the weird level of reverence held for the royal family — Tom Whitby

Some had a very personal take on the whole issue:

I won’t be watching this as Charlie didn’t bother to come to mine. Who the hell does he think he is? — Ben Kerr

A significant event will occur on the 19th of May, which will be celebrated worldwide. My birthday, that’s all — Sean Carver

Many were just BORED by the whole thing and didn’t get it:

I don’t know why we need to broadcast their personal lives so thoroughly. I’m a millennial and even I don’t need that much information about someone’s life — Jacinta Halls

It’s like a bad reality TV show I’m forced to watch when I turn on the news. It’s not important and has zero impact on my life — Xav Ol’Halloran

I don’t wish them any ill will, but I don’t know them, and they are just another couple getting married — Tony Horn

Why the hell do we care about an event that is happening half a world away, to a couple who, let’s face it, don’t live in the real world like the rest of us? — Michelle Erica Sparrow

Good luck to them and I wish them a happy life together. BUT we don’t have to hear about it time and time again — Dani Allan

People get married every day. Nothing to see, move on — David Joseph Moore

Still, some defended it as an antidote to other news:

I’d much rather wake up every day to news about this wedding than yet another terrorist attack or mass murder of more school children in the US. It’s a very welcome change — Ellie McNiece

Sadly, we need fluff news because the world is full of enough sadness and death. Why not celebrate something happy and wish them all the happiness and lots of babies? It’s not hard to wish someone something kind. The world needs more niceness really — Bonnie Eernisse

Some light relief from Donald Trump, Aussie pollies, the budget, the tragedy that is Syria. Why wouldn’t I be watching the wedding? — Wendy Young

It doesn’t matter to me who it is, I just love all the pomp and ceremony — Frances Dimond

Topics:

royal-and-imperial-matters,

human-interest,

england,

australia

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