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Viral Video: Nicolas Anelka Taken Hostage

The world’s gone mad for pink boots

Even more unlikely than the pink fad, we hear that the man known to many football fans as ‘Le Sulk’ has a real sense of humour. Nicolas is quite the dressing-room joker at Stamford Bridge and even likes to quote Peter Kay, who he acquired a taste for in his days as The Best Player at Bolton Wanderers.

Funny old game indeed.

Posted: 29th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hardcore sitting: more extreme than it sounds

Hardcore sitting does not involve watching an entire season of 24 over the course of a weekend. Although we’ve been there and endured a concentrated dose of Jack Bauer, we couldn’t call it a sport.

Hardcore sitting does involve performing backflips and other tricks in a wheelchair. We haven’t tried it, but it definitely is a sport.

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Posted: 28th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | 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 the 1970/71 Charity Shield (“They were crap,” squeaked little Alan), it was only a matter of time – it took almost 40 years, but we got there in the end.

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


Carly Zucker’s naked bottom is more interesting than the Champions League

Last night’s Champions League action = meh.

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Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Collateral damage: England cricket tour jeopardised by Mumbai terror attacks

As a result of the terror attacks in Mumbai, England have postponed their (already meaningless) last two one-day internationals against India. Fair enough.

More seriously perhaps, the Test series between the two nations is under threat. The second Test was scheduled to take place in Mumbai from 19 December, but there’s every chance that England will fly home without playing any more cricket.

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Posted: 27th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


German ref perfects the double booking

Two yellow cards in one awesomely officious gesture? Check. German efficiency? You betcha…

Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You’ve been crunched! Recession bites for Tiger Woods

General Motors is ending Tiger Woods’ $7m-a-year endorsement contract a year early.

Woods has been carrying the Buick logo on his bag for the last nine years and still had one year left on his contract.

But with GM currently begging for a chunk of a proposed $25bn federal loan, it would have been obscene to carry on padding the wallet of a sportsman who is currently too injured to play his chosen sport.

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Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listed: Top 10 Premier League stars who have lost their mojo

A whole list’s worth of schadenfreude for you to savour: ten footballers who have lost their magic boots…

10. Mikel Arteta (Everton)
Ran the show for Everton in the last couple of seasons, but now has the look of a man desperate for a phone call from one of the big four.

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Posted: 26th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Merde! William Gallas Victim Of Anti-French Bias, Says Frenchman

FORMER Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit claims that the British tabloid media has victimised William Gallas because he is black… er, French. French, that’s what we mean.

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Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russia Police Stop Player Goal Celebration

GOAAAAALLLL!

Wheel away in ecstasy.

Take off your shirt.

Throw it to the crowd.

Or if you’re in Russia the police rough you up and stop you having fun.

Fans go potty and rip up seats to throw at anyone.

Gooooaaalllllllllllll

Spotter

Posted: 24th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Greatest Football Throw In Skill Ever

THROW ins. Never easy. But this is a football masterclass. How long before the pros are doing it..? In yer face, Coley…

Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Short Circuit: Slavica And Bernie Eccelsetone Split The (Action) Figure

WITH Madonna and Guy Ritchie agreeing not to give the tabloids what they want, let’s hope Bernie Ecclestone can do better with his split from the lovely Slavica.

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Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rio Blande: Ferdinand And Ashley Cole To Make Hollywood Film

SOME football news in the Sun that Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole are teaming up to produce a film.

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Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Catania Players Perfect Bare Arsed Cheeky Free Kick

CATANIA, of Italy’s Serie A football league, have perfected a free-kick routine that features their players dropping their shorts in order to block the goalkeeper’s vision.

The brainchild of Italian national goalkeeper Walter Zenga, the move worked well against Torino last weekend:

Spotter: Michael Kritharis

Posted: 18th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Footballers Attack: Streaker Kneed In Throat

GO on. Go on, run onto the football pitch. Go on. It’ll be great. When you get there, what then..? Don’t worry about that. Just do it. Go on. Go on… It’ll be greeeeeeaat…

Posted: 17th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama Balls: Football Hooligans Train For Barack

FOOTBALL fans respond to Barack Obama’s election triumph:

“Police are urging fans travelling by rail to football matches this Saturday to emulate the Americans and turn a page in history. ‘The election of Barack Obama to the White House has turned a page in world history – now’s the time for football fans to do the same,’ said Superintendent Colum Price from the British Transport Police. ‘

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Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Black Man Or A White Woman: Adlington And Lewis Compete For Votes

CAN a white woman beat the half-black man? It’s the question everyone at the BBC is asking.

It was Dr. King of THG Labs Inc, who said:

“I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their blood sample.”

Rebecca Adlington and Lewis Hamilton are the embodiments of that ideal.

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Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nig-Nogs At The Stadium Of Light

A PENSIONER football supporter who yelled out “Don’t pass it to that dirty nig-nog” has been banned from all English and Welsh football matches and all England away games for three years.

The 69-year-old from Wearside in North East England shouted the remark in the hearing of two undercover detectives on a racist watch in Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light in May this year.

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Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All The Drama From Wayne Rooney’s Brithday Party

HOT sporting insight in the Sun is that nothing happened at Wayne Rooney’s 23rd birthday party.

That sensation in full:

NO arrests
NO
violence
NO gobbing on photgraphers
NO arrests
NO arrests

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Posted: 4th, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black-Faced Spaniards Cheer On Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS Hamilton is a champion driver and an inspiration to millions of youngsters.

It just goes to show that with a multi-million pound corporation behind you, the best car and dedication you any young Britisher can make it to very top of motor racing, rain permitting.

Anorak has trawled the message boars for some words of cheer:

Having seen those pictures of black-faced Spaniards, let’s hope they too can get behind one of their own and cheer Lewis on! – El And Black

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Posted: 3rd, November 2008 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rooney Wears Bobby Charlton’s Old Wig

ANOTHER day and with another chance for the Sun to turn Wayne Rooney into a laughing stock.

Thee La Roon sat in a chair while behind him stands Rio Ferdinand, in whose hands idle a pair of clippers.

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Posted: 3rd, November 2008 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Up For The Colander: GAA To Drill Holes In Trophies

PET irritants: No 34251 – Allowing a child related to a member of the cup winning team to claim the cup and then handle the cup on the field of play.

Cup should be thrown about the park between players only; cup lid should be worn on player’s head; cup should be taken into winning team’s changing room and filled with alcohol; cup should be thown in communal bath…

Unless the Gaelic Athletic Association is involved:

The fizz could be taken out of post match GAA celebrations after some officials said they may consider drilling holes in trophies in a bid to stop players filling them with alcohol.

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Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spanish Hamster Waiters Out To Crucify Lewis Hamilton

TO Spain, where the locals are seeking revenge on the damage inflicted to Spanish hamster waiters by attacking stand-up British racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

“SPANISH VOODOO RACISTS TARGET F1 LEWIS,” says the Star.

The Star has been trawling internet message boards and found a few people who – get this – have nasty things to say about Our Lewis, now based in Switzerland.

“A sick message from a man called Angel, who posted a nail for Lewis on lap 11, raged: ‘I hope you crash, son of a bitch.’”

A nail? Can you post an actual item on the web? (It’s not called the information superhighway for nothing! – Ed)

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Posted: 31st, October 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kiwi Rugby Player Slurs Bad Teeth Britain

IAN Henderson, a former player with the Bradford Bulls rugby league team says Castleford was “the worst place” he had lived in.

Mr Henderson said “moving there just kills you” and added people “drank themselves silly”.

Local MP Yvette Cooper described the comments as an “outrageous slur”.

Oneshtly…

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Posted: 25th, October 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Beckham To Take Football And Nylons To Italy

DAVID Beckham is in talks with Italy’s AC Milan.

With the US gone soccerball cray-zeee, Day-vid now needs to bring the game to the rest of the world.

Day-vid will be brining nylons, tinned food, democracy and bananas…

Posted: 22nd, October 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0