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Derby council says home freezing rubbish is good for the planet

In Derby, freezer compartments are full of novelty tat, the tops of carrots Santa’s reindeer declined and grandma. Derby City Council announced there would be “no domestic waste or recycling collections from 4pm on Friday December 23, 2016 until Tuesday January 3, 2017”. Incredibly, rubbish has been piling up and people have been dumping their waste in the street.

The council has advice:

Derby City Council issued a list of Christmas waste and recycling tips to get them through a 10-day period without any refuse rounds which included a call for people to bag up food waste and store it in the freezer until the next collection.

It’s all about being lazy  promoting recycling. The council runs an “education” scheme and trains residents to recycle more. It misses out the part that says using your freezer will save the planet. But it does, obviously.

Or not. Says the New York Times:

The kitchen refrigerator is an obvious contributor to global warming because it usually sucks in electricity that was made by burning fossil fuels. But it turns out that the refrigerator does harm to the environment before it is even plugged in because the insulating foam in its innards is made with a gas that is more than 1,000 times worse, molecule for molecule, than carbon dioxide.

Yes, it’s the methane steaming from Derby’s council’s bullshit. Probably.

Posted: 2nd, January 2017 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment


The Best of Man United v Liverpool

THE Merseyside derby… the Manchester derby… the North London derby… they’re all well and good, but having a rivalry based on your postcodes is really very, very boring.

Much better is when teams hate each other because there’s a clash of culture or because of something else entirely. Manchester United and Arsenal is one such rivalry that beats the local-affairs, but just pipping it is the squabbling cousins of Manchester and Liverpool and, this Sunday, that lot from Old Trafford take on that lot from Anfield.

When asked about the difference in hatred between Man City and Liverpool, one Manchester United fan said: “City are our rivals – Liverpool are the enemy.”

And things are already heating up, with Jamie Carragher chipping in on Twitter, saying:”Question for Lfc fans- win tonight or Sunday? Tonight for me, rather qualify for the CL than beat the 7th best team in the Prem last season!”

Scouse shade there. Liverpool will travel along the M62 on Sunday, seven points off United, but as we know, form goes out of the window for games like this.

So with that, let us look at the best Man Utd-Liverpool games.

 

Liverpool 3-3 Manchester United 1987/88

In the Eighties, Liverpool were the kings of English football and Alex Ferguson was still pretty fresh to the United job. At Anfield, a six-goal thriller with some absolutely appalling challenges from both team, and Gordon Strachan and Peter Beardsley on fine, fine form.

Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool 1989/90

In the late ’80s, Manchester United were perennial underachievers while Liverpool were the dominant force. However, on New Year’s Day, Fergie’s Fledglings started to show their worth. Mark Robins and Lee Sharpe sparkled, while little Russell Beardsmore played the game of his life. Brian McClair scored an absolute belter too!

Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool  2009

One of Liverpool’s finest ever performances came when they turned Man Utd over 4-1 at Old Trafford, back when Fernando Torres was absolutely blistering! Andrea Dossena’s lob is one of the best goals ever scored in a match between the two sides.

Liverpool 3-3 Man United, 1994

One of the greatest matches in the Premier League’s history, Man Utd steam into a 3-0 lead after 25 minutes and on the back of a 17-game unbeaten run. Liverpool, were placed ninth. However, thanks to goals from Nigel Clough and Razor Ruddock, Liverpool completed one of the most entertaining comebacks in English football.

Manchester United 2-2 Liverpool 1995

Eric Cantona, returning from his lengthy suspension for kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan, came back for another MUFC/LFC classic. Meanwhile, Liverpool were adjusting the crown of their own local legend, with Robbie Fowler grabbing two wonderful goals. Of course, Cantona managed to score the equaliser in front of a delirious Stretford End.

Liverpool 1-4 Manchester United 1969

At Anfield, a Manchester United team which featured a number of the stars that won the European Cup, basically tore Liverpool a new one. Liverpool were a team in transition, but so too were United. However, when you’ve got George Best in the side, it always helps. The fourth goal from Bobby Charlton is an absolute corker.

Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool 2010

United fans will remember this game as the afternoon when Dimitar Berbatov paid his £30m transfer fee back with a hat-trick against Liverpool. A match where Berba scored a wonderful overhead kick from the edge of the area that had the decency to whack the crossbar on the way in, just to look better.

Posted: 9th, December 2014 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Derby Mystery: Why Has So Much Cutlery Been Flushed Down The Toilet?

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IT’S been a big week for cutlery. First, we saw Etibar Elchyev, 41, seize the world record for having metal objects stuck by magnetic force to his body. His record stands at 53 spoons. Now we learn of goings on in Derby.

Severn Trent Water has broadcast this picture of hundreds of spoons, knives and forks found in the local sewers around Chaddesden.

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Derby pub panic as firework attack leads to almost spilled pint

THE Derby Evening Telegraph report screams Drinkers run for cover in pub firework attack“.

The story is no less dramatic:

DRINKERS were left surrounded by flames after arsonists threw huge fireworks into a pub.

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Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment


Epsom Derby 2011 Photos: Duchess Of Cambridge’s Works The Piggy Poo Hat

DERBY Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse. A chance, then, to see the horse and those horsey types braying a baying for the cash. Queen Elizabeth II was resplendent in pinks. But was she upstaged by the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) and her piggy poo-style hat , the ubiquitous Tamara Eccelstone wearing her breasts as a pendant, Princess Beatrice and her panto sister Eugenie, and Chantelle Houghton, a woman who was piped into her dress and forgot to say “when”..?

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Chantelle Houghton arrives during the Investec Derby Festival, Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Posted: 4th, June 2011 | In: Sports | Comment


Election In Pictures: Gordon Brown Is House Hunting In Derby

THE Election in pictures took in William Hague on a set of scales in Bolton; Nick Clegg sniffing chips and a truly odd picture of Prime Minister Gordon Brown chatting with 5 year old Daisy McKinley and her mother Catheryne when he visited the home of her grandparents Nancy and Les White in Erewash, Derbyshire. Why? No idea. Perhaps he needed the loo. Or else he’s lookign for a new house…

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown chats with 5 year old Daisy McKinley and her mother Catheryne when he visited the home of her grandparents Nancy and Les White in Erewash, Derbyshire.

Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment