Newspaper headlines: Football Super League fury, and 'united in grief'

By BBC News
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The Guardian is disgusted by the creation of the new European Super League.

It says "only someone who truly hates football" can be behind such a move.

At the heart of the decision, the paper argues, is "a distaste for the basic point of sport itself: a battle of nations and cultures... something you go out and play, as well as sit down and pay for".

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher lays into his old club for being part of the plan.

For him, the beauty of league football is that "every action and point matters".

He thinks Liverpool's reputation is being damaged by the creation of a culture in which "we no longer need to fight to earn our success".

The Daily Mirror wades in with the headline: "Beautiful game's ugly civil war."

It describes the creation of the league as a "power grab by the biggest clubs".

"The timing is perhaps the most devilish thing," it concludes, "because Uefa were due to announce their own, new-look 36 team Champions League today".

Under the headline "united in grief", the Sun suggests the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex spoke for two hours immediately after the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on Saturday.

The paper thinks this raises hopes of peace between them.

It says the Prince of Wales joined what it describes as "the summit in the quad" at Windsor Castle.

The Daily Mail's editor-at-large, Richard Kay, argues that Prince Charles's move - to encourage the royals to walk from St George's Chapel to the castle after the service - was what enabled his sons to start talking.

He describes it as a "masterstroke".

image captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen chatting with the Duke of Sussex after the funeral service

"I should never have trusted Cameron" is the headline in the i.

In an interview, the former European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, tells the paper he regrets heeding David Cameron's request that he refrain from speaking out during the Brexit debate.

"I made a mistake," he says, "because I did not defend the EU's point of view in the UK".

He also dismisses claims that he had an alcohol problem, saying he was on strong painkillers for kidney stones and sciatica.

Finally, the Times says Amazon is making the most expensive TV series ever - a new adaptation of The Lord of The Rings.

The first series alone is said to be costing $465m (£336m).

This dwarfs the budget of productions like Game of Thrones, which the Times says was made for around $100m (£72m) per series.