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Liverpool balls: Skrtel aims for the own-goal record

Martin Skrtel’s own-goal for Liverpool in their 2-0 defeat 1t Newcastle takes the player’s tally of shots-in-the-wrong-goal to 7, leaving him level with fellow Red Jamie Carragaher in the most top-division own goals table.

Skrtel is now only three hits … READ ON

Posted: 7th, December 2015 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gary Neville named next Manchester United and England boss

Gary Neville, aka Gary the Red, self-styled Robert De Niro look-alike, and the former Manchester United and England defender, has taken a management job at Valencia. The tabloids all lead with the news.

The Mirror calls him “One EL of … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, December 2015 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Full Text Of Ahmadinejad Racism Speech To The UN

mahmoudahmadinejadFULL Text Of Ahmadinejad Racism Speech To The UN:

Part of the Mahmoud Racism Masterclass, Module III.

“Governments must be encouraged and supported in their fights at eradicating this barbaric racism. Efforts must be made to put an end … READ ON

Posted: 20th, April 2009 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1982 And Bust: Trade Will Contract By 2.1 Percent In 2009

DON’T bank on Ireland, Italy or Greece…

Or anywhere else for that matter; the World Bank has consulted the goat’s entrails and it’s not looking good: it believes that global growth will be a mere 0.9% next year, and “The … READ ON

Posted: 10th, December 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Record Numbers At The Barack Obama Inaugural Hajj

BARACK Obama’s inauguration looms and they’re expecting record numbers for the Hajj.

Saudi Arabia is preparing for a record turnout at the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

More than 100,000 security guards have been deployed to cope with the three million

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Posted: 7th, December 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A University Course In White Trash Studies

SO bad was George Bush at being president that Americans voted for a black man. And now Barack Obama is in charge, there is nothing for white men to do other then discuss where it all went wrong.

Nowhere is … READ ON

Posted: 4th, December 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football fashion: why can’t black be the new black?

Much has been made of Nike’s ghastly new pink boots, as sported here by Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner.

The pink boot was inevitable, really. From the moment that Alan Ball first pulled on a pair of white boots, for Everton in … READ ON

Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Masks For Cross Dressers

MASKS for cross-dressers:

The site of Jovina, a cross-dressing masking fetishist, has oodles of beautiful images. (If this looks somewhat familiar, Jovina I believe is the one that introduced art-duo AIDS-3D to the fetish, which they’ve used in

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Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: Back pages, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Omen To That: In The Pink With Damien And Liz Hurley

DAMIAN Hurley “would have me dress in long couture dresses and glittery shoes every day”.

That’s Damian on the cover of Hello!, sat on his mother’s knee; his blue eyes and dark hair; his name; his small tattoo on the … READ ON

Posted: 4th, November 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Family Danger, Caylee Anthony And A Challenge To Libel

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN: “Maddie: Hol chat on risk of kidnap”

James Clench continues his investigation of the McCann’s holiday, and he’s … READ ON

Posted: 21st, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (90) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scouting For Girls: Arkela’s Sex Class With Blue Peter And Kaa The Snake

WHO is that lone wolf in the park? Why it’s Arkela. He’s been on Paedo Prowl, and can report that the area is safe and secure.

He’s our Leader, leader, leader of the ging-gang-goolies.

Arkela wants you to Be … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Voodoo Tax Breaks Berry’s Troubled Assets

THIS is reply to Richard North’s post: Why Gordon Brown’s Rescue Package Is Not Going To Work, by Chenier…

It’s crap.

Sorry, not you FSBFP, the stuff about the accountancy rules.

They already changed them, and I wrote a piece … READ ON

Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man City The Next Club In Crisis

WEST Ham is in the mire. And Man City?

Dubai may need help from Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates government to finance a surge in borrowing that paid for the world’s tallest tower, palm tree- shaped man-made islands

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Posted: 14th, October 2008 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Me And Britt Lapthorne

AUSTRALIAN tourist Britt Lapthorne is murdered in Croatia. The mainstream media ignore her or abused her.

That is until Tracee Hutchison, a columnist for The Age (Melbourne), began to understand and make sense of Britt’s life and death.

Having called … READ ON

Posted: 12th, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The End Of Football’s Age Of Innocence: Melanie Slade Strips Off

SETANTA. Director of football (not to be confused with football director). Theo Walcott. Lots of clean toilets at Wembley Stadium. Man City playing beach soccer. Dennis Wise in a suit and not appearing in court.

All parts of football’s brave … READ ON

Posted: 11th, October 2008 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Smell Of Victory: The Scent Of Football

SMELL that? That is the smell of Liverpool FC.

L4Men leads with the intense freshness of Robbie Keane and the garlic-infused sparkle of Fernando Torres.

Note the virile blend of frustration and star anise which finishes down with undertones of … READ ON

Posted: 10th, October 2008 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is This The Worst Sports Kit Ever?

THE Stade Francais replica kit – is it the worst sports kit ever..?

Their new strip has multicoloured images of Blanche de Castille, wife of Louis VIII and mother to Louis IX (how obvious).… READ ON

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newcastle United: Joe Kinnear’s Greatest Press Conference Ever

ANORAK used to attend many football press conferences. The following is an edited transcript of Newcastle interim manager Joe Kinnear’s first official press conference yesterday, as provided by the Guardian:

JK Which one is Simon Bird [Daily Mirror’s north-east … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (16) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Matt Hughes Adds To Chelsea Crisis

CHELSEA’S striking crisis:

“…leaving Drogba and Anelka as the club’s only recognised strikers”- Matt Hughes, of the Times, fails to recognise Salomon Kalou, billed as a strike on the paper’s Fantasy Football League pages

See you at the January … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Summit About Nothing: Ronnie Wood Calls In The United Nations

RONNIE Wood is having “divorce summit”.

Right it is that an act of such global importance is afforded a position on the Sun’s front page, and covred by the alnguage of interntanl dimplamacy.

Ronnie Wood (UK) says he wants to … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quote Of The Day: Tony Jacklin’s Four Balls

SPORTING Quote of the Day: Tony Jacklin on golf…

“Tom Wesikopf pined a note to my locker door with just these four letters – TEMPO” – Golfer Tony Jacklin on Sky Sports

B-A-L-L-S…… READ ON

Posted: 3rd, October 2008 | In: Back pages, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ah, Sol: Homophobic Tabloids Rally Round Sol Campbell

FOOTBALLER Sol Campbell has been the victim of homophobic chants.

The Daily Star makes it its business to expose such things, even repeating one ditty, as sung by fans of Spurs, for whom Campbell used to play before his defection … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoes For Hats: Daily Mirror Hack’s Zany Wikiepdia Cheat

THE Mirror’s David Anderson writes from Nicosia of Manchester City’s UEFA Cup match with Omonia Nicosia.

Despite City’s raised profile, they must make do with the UEFA Cup this season and Hughes will not tolerate any slip-ups against the Cypriot

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Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shawn Johnson Attacked By Demented Farmhand

US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is under attack. She’s walking a fine line between bravery and stupidity… Watch out for the farmhand..!

US Ironists Wants To Rip Gold Medal From 14-Year-Old He Kexin’s Neck

SpotterREAD ON

Posted: 25th, September 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Forward With Boris Johnson As London Twinned With Beijing

STAGE 2 in the plan to make the London Olympics just like the Beijing Game, only better and more Chinese.

Having waved a flag like a totem of the Yellow River, a blonde extra from The Great Leap Forward, London … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, September 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0