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Paper Monitor

16:12 UK time, Friday, 29 July 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Today we celebrate/savage the world of the sport page pun.

If newspaper puns are an endangered species, the sports pages of the red-tops can be thought of as some kind of huge and benevolent safari park where they can roam free of the threat of hunters.

On the back of the Daily Star is one that possibly doesn't deserve to live.

"One slip and it will be Villas-Goes"

So Chelsea's boss is Andre Villas-Boas, but from what Paper Monitor remembers of Portuguese lessons that really doesn't work.

The Daily Mirror has "McIlraw!" on a story about a Twitter kerfuffle involving Rory McIlroy.

The Sun has "Fowl, ref!" over a story about Blackburn Rover's owners Indian poultry firm Venky's putting the team's players in an advert.

But there's worse further in. A Stoke player scored a goal after three minutes and "It's threesy does it, Jon".

Lewis Hamilton talks about his succes and it's "I'm so Hamazing".

It might be time to stop protecting this species.

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