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Sports news, commentary and scores with wit and added value. We compare and contrast the best and worst sports reporting in the mainstream press, blogs, TV and online. We love the English Premier League (Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester United and Manchester City) and all things football but we cover cricket, rugby, the Olympics, tennis, golf, F1 and highlights of the sporting year.

Top 10 Tony Adams quotes

TO celebrate the sacking of Tony Adams – OK, maybe celebrate is the wrong word – by Portsmouth FC, Anorak offers ten of The Donkey’s best quotes:… READ ON

Posted: 9th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


An Open Letter From Michael Phelps

WHAT was Michel Phelps thinking of when he first dipped a toe into the murky waters of pro-celebrity swimming?

The Olympics is seedy, vice-riddled world of corruption, greed and drugs.

Says a contrite Phelps:… READ ON

Posted: 7th, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russian footballers, or Russian gangsters?

HMMM, clearly the writer of this episode of Law & Order is a Premier League fan. Either that or he/she checked out a football website to come up with some generic Russian surnames…… READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Race tracks guilty of noise pollution? Duh

Croft Circuit, a race track in Yorkshire, has been ordered to pay almost £1m in damages and legal fees after being found guilty of noise pollution.

The landmark ruling means other race tracks, such as Donington Park – the new … READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Phelps deprived of ideal munchies

YESTERDAY, Kellogg announced it wouldn’t renew its sponsorship deal with bong-happy Olympian Michael Phelps, saying his behavior is “not consistent with the image of Kellogg”. And so Phelps will no longer appear on Kellogg’s cereal boxes.… READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Kaka Tattoo Tapes: Why Kaka Didn’t Join Manchester City

FOR days, Manchester City fans toyed with the news that Kaka would leave AC Milan and take up residence in Eastlands.

Now Anorak can reveal why that deal did not go though and how it was too late for Manchester … READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What We Learnt In Sport This Week

WHAT we learnt in sport this week: Nodding heads overheard…

“Eight yards out, Younes Kaboul, BANG! It’s in all the way, part from the fact it hit the crossbar” – Chris Kamara, Sky SportsREAD ON

Posted: 6th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Which Man Utd player sunbathed under Old Trafford’s UV lights?

A Man Utd groundsman has revealed he found a United player sunbathing under the UV lighting used to help the grass grow on the pitch at Old Trafford. True story.… READ ON

Posted: 5th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool fans taunt Everton rivals… with socks

DURING last night’s 1-0 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup, some Liverpool fans threw socks onto the pitch. Well, it’s safer than coins or cigarette lighters.… READ ON

Posted: 5th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool And Everton’s Bad Advert For ITV Football

TO last night Everton v Liverpool FA Cup thrillers and we go live! to an advert break with the scores at 1-0.

VW Golf… to Directory Enquires… on to Dyson…intercepted by Oxoo Cubes…. taken up by Tic-Tac…. Refereee!!!!… READ ON

Posted: 5th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Beckham’s La Galaxy AC Milan Career In Quotes

DAVID Beckham loves Los Angeles Galaxy. Yaaaay! David Beckham moves to AC Milan after year with his beloved LA Galaxy. Scorechio! Anrosk takes look at BEckhgams’ LA Galxay career (pictures):

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Posted: 5th, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Terry’s Transsexual Secret, Revealed!

ANORAK applauds Chelsea’s extremely heterosexual captain for having the balls to go public with his secret (until now) transsexual identity – Mr JT is perhaps the last baller we would expect this of.… READ ON

Posted: 5th, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comments (11) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


VIDEO: Extreme tricycling

IN which mental X Games legend Travis Pastrana shows that it is possible to look cool on a tricycle:

Now that is a seriously cool jump. NON FAIL.… READ ON

Posted: 4th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sky extends Premier League TV rights with £1bn bid

WOUHOU! Sky has paid more than one billion pounds sterling to maintain its icy hold on live TV coverage of the FA Premier League. Rupert Murdoch’s masters of hype will have the rights for 92 out of the 138 matches … READ ON

Posted: 4th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Can Read, Harry Potter

ANOTHER day, and yet another attempt to squeeze a cheap laugh out of Manchester United’s mighty Wayne Rooney.

The Star sports a picture of the England star wearing glasses and a cape. Have a guess why.

No, Rooney is not … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Premier League Bucks Recession: Andrei Arshavin Signs

THE  January transfer window slammed shut yesterday. You might think, given the wintry economic climate, that it was a fairly quiet month for transfer activity – hell no!

Andrei Ashavin. Our scoop!… READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FAIL! Yachtsman knocked out by angry boom

IF you thought sailing the oceans of the world was more glamorous than your average Duran Duran music video, think again.… READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ten-pin bowling: a new kind of strike

IT’S a strike Jim, but not as we know it…… READ ON

Posted: 3rd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Roger Federer is a crybaby

AFTER losing a truly epic – no, really it was – Aussie Open singles final to Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer could hardly control his emotions. ‘God, this is killing me,’ the Swiss star said when he stepped up to speak … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This club’s crap, let’s abuse the missus

Southampton FC’s crap form has been blamed for an increase in domestic violence.

Latest figures in the scummy lovely city show referrals to the council have doubled.… READ ON

Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United’s Scholes Can Hit A Helmet From 40 Yards

PAUL Scholes is able to land the ball on the “head” of any piss taking Manchester United player. Fact.

Says Alex Ferguson:

“The most amazing thing is Paul Scholes in the morning.”

Paul Scholes morning glory?

“…when a player goes

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Posted: 2nd, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Photojournalism, Sports | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Phelps Dries Out With A Marijuana Bong Fire

MICHAEL Phelps, multiple Olympic gold medalist, is pictured smoking weed from a bong. Marijuana is the secret of Phelps’ success. There is hope of London’s Olympians yet.

And who knew that a man who spends his life face down in … READ ON

Posted: 1st, February 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newcastle Utd star downs tools after Joe Kinnear forgets his name

OF all the reasons why you’d want to leave a sinking ship football club, we’ve never heard the one used by Newcastle’s Charles N’Zogbia this week.… READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fabio Capello gets a lapdance on Italian TV (with video evidence)

THIS would never have happened in the days of Alf Ramsey! Sir Alf was always tucked up in bed by 10, no doubt with a steaming Horlicks plonked on his bedside table.

We’re not sure the current England gaffer knew … READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Harry Redknapp Flow Chart

HARRY Redknapp has a plan. It goes something like this… The Harry Redknapp Flow Chart:

Spotter: HackREAD ON

Posted: 29th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0