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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.

WARNING: This golf club may cause deafness

NOT that The Daily Mail wants to scare you pantsless or anything… OK, they want to scare you pantsless. This just in:

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Posted: 5th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Luis Felipe Scolari’s Chelsea Needs Have Changed

LUIZ FELIPE Scolari, manager of Chelsea, aims for consistency at Chelsea:

“I think it’s a maximum one player they will replace because we only need one more: a striker”Luiz Felipe Scolari, December 5, 2008

“I am satisfied because I have good players and I have many strikers”Luis Felipe Scolari, January 3, 2009

Consistency is all…

Posted: 5th, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


English Footballers Support Limit On Foreigners

IN Barnsley all eyes are on the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup match between Royston Villa and Sheffield’s Mosborough.

We are 80 minutes into the game and a player has been red carded.

Says a Mosborough FC spokesman:

“One of their lads got sent off and came back and had weapons and that’s why it got abandoned. We don’t want to comment because there is an inquiry and the referee’s report has got to be submitted.”

The weapons are, reportedly, a golf club a “long sword”. Neither sporting goods have been usual football paraphernalia since the mid-1970s, although both items are quintessentially English.

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Posted: 3rd, January 2009 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment


Biker dude jumps over Las Vegas

AUSSIE stunt biker Robbie Maddison (pictured, right) wowed Las Vegas with a spectacular motorcycle jump on New Year’s Eve.

Bombing down the strip outside the Paris Las Vegas casino, Maddison flew 37 metres into the air – the equivalent of a 10-storey building – and landed on top of a replica of the Arc de Triomphe. Only in Vegas, baby.

Maddison landed perfectly, waved to the cheering crowds below, then for good measure he dropped off the Arc onto a landing ramp below, the impact of the fall broke his hand, an injury which he probably hardly noticed. He sure puts the mad in Maddison.

Watch the stunt below…

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Posted: 2nd, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Video: Philadelphia Eagles Owner High-Fives Wife In Face

In a word, FAIL…

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Posted: 2nd, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Hot Racing Driver Danica Patrick Caught Speeding… Again

Danica Patrick, the not-unattractive IndyCar race driver (see photo), has been done for speeding – for the second time in a year.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2009 | In: Sports | Comment


Video: Football manager gives finger to referee

In which FC Gronigen manager Ron Jans flips the bird at the man in black, then acts all nonchalant. We like the cut of Jans’ jib.

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Posted: 31st, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


What is Steven Gerrard’s favourite song?

AS you probably know by now, Stevie G has been charged with assault (and affray, let’s not forget the affray) after an incident in a Southport nightclub. Liverpool’s captain has been bailed to appear at North Sefton Magistrates’ Court on January 23.

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Posted: 31st, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (8)


Liverpool offer support to Steven Gerrard

In the immediate aftermath of Stevie G being charged for assault and affray, Liverpool FC issued a statement saying it would back its captain:

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Posted: 30th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Anorak’s Top 10 random end-of-year sport awards

The ‘Not so scary now, are you?’ award: Mike Tyson

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Posted: 30th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Football Video Of The Year

FORGET goals, tackles and other such trivial aspects of football. What Anorak wants to see is more post-game interviews designed to scare and confuse the hell out of players. Like this one, which took place immediately after Man Utd’s victory in the final of FIFA’s Club World Cup (it was held in Japan)…

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Posted: 30th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Steven Gerrard Chaged With Assault

ENGLAND footballer Steven Gerrard has been charged with assault and affray following an alleged nightclub brawl.

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Posted: 30th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (4)


Steven Gerrard Arrested

STEVEN Gerrard, captain of Liverpool football club, has been arrested the morning after a fight in a bar in Southport.

Says Gerrrad: Theladgonein and youknowthatattherednoftheday itwas youknowallbeingsaid youknow fairandIneverdived honestyouknow just ask anyofmematesand you know…

Posted: 29th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


The Surfer Dude Speaks

DO you speak Surfer Dude?

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Posted: 28th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Bundesliga Fashions From The 1970s

IT’S football fashion from the 70s. It’s German football fashion from the 1970s.

Is it meant to be funny? No-one is laughing. No one dares. These are hardcore German hooligans warming up for the Munich World Cup of 1972.

Look out for Peter Withe in pre-Villa days as a Bayern Munich Ultra:

Via BoingBoing and Neatorama

Posted: 20th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


Rally Driver Petter Solberg Celebrates With Fail

RALLY driver, Petter Solberg, celebrates in style – fail!

Posted: 20th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Champions League Draw: Tough Ties For England’s Big Four

Here’s the draw for the last 16 of this season’s Champions League:

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Posted: 19th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao, Almost Ready To Rumble

Ricky Hatton vs Manny Pacquiao: it’s the super fight every boxing fan wants to see. The good news is, it’s close to being made.

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Posted: 19th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (4)


John Terry Moves In Mysterious Ways And Messi’s Velcro Toes

WHAT we learnt in sport this week, with Jamie Redknapp, Jimmy Tarbuck and Lionel Messi

“John Terry took a backward step and stayed where he was”Jamie Redknapp

“It’s like the ball is velcroed to Messi’s foot because it never moves more than an inch away from it”a Jamie Redknapp brace

“Certainly some of the Rangers bench are unanimous”Billy Dodds

“Botham talks about Brearley in glowing tongues”Jimmy Tarbuck

Posted: 19th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


Woah, Mike Tyson got fat…

… Just don’t tell him to his face.

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Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


Snooker just got interesting (with video evidence)

World Snooker has launched a formal investigation into Jamie Burnett’s first-round loss to Stephen Maguire at the UK Championships on Sunday.

Burnett was beaten 9-3 and it has since emerged that several bookmakers stopped taking bets on that scoreline even before the match started.

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Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


England win Blind Ashes, Aussies whinge

Anorak needs no excuse to write about Aussie sportsmen whingeing in defeat – there isn’t a more satisfying sound; the nasal indignation gives us such pleasure.

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Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment


David Beckham’s New Team-Mate Can’t Wait To See Him In The Showers

Sporting quote of the day:

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Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


Mark Lawrenson Predicts Robbie Keane To Win Golden Boot

“LAWR-DOH,” screams the Sun’s back page as Mark Lawrenson has been “left red faced by a hugely embarrassing on-air gaffe that has enraged Liverpool fans”.

What’s he done to upset the famously stoic Liverpudlians?

Nodding his head on Today FM, Lawrenson reveals:

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Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment (1)


Detroit Lions edge closer to the wrong kind of “perfect season”

No NFL team has ever finished the regular season with a 0-16 record. The Tampa Bay Bucs went 0-14 in 1976, but that was in the days of a less hectic schedule, and it was their first ever season in the league.

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Posted: 17th, December 2008 | In: Sports | Comment