Anorak

Paul Sorene | Anorak - Part 8

Paul Sorene - Author Archive

Transfer Balls: Frenkie de Jong joins Manchester City and Barcelona

The story of Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to Arsenal as told by the Sun continues to top our list of Transfer Balls, our look at dire reporting presented as fact. But … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Transfer balls: Liverpool move for Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

The less he plays the better he gets. News is that Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich in the chase for Chelsea and England youth winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18.

Bild says Hudson-Odoi’s brother and advisor … (read more)

Posted: 24th, January 2019 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea sign Juventus striker who played for Arsenal

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. The 31-year-old Argentine will remain at Chelsea until the end of the season.

“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


James Bulger: And the Oscar for bad taste goes to…

James Bulger is back in the news. The child murdered by children is on the Mirror’s front page. “BULGERS RAGE AT OSCARS INSULTS,” says the headline. The story is yet … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Arsenal Transfer Balls: Suarez and Rodriguez in; Ramsey out; Ozil shoots

You’d suppose Denis Suarez was lightning fast given how long Arsenal have been chasing him without landing a finger on the Spaniard’s shirt. The chase continues because Barcelona want Arsenal … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, January 2019 | In: Arsenal | Comment


After Covington: the cult of the kid is dead

Kathy Griffith wanted “these fuckers” “named” and “shamed” in public. “NAMES,” she demanded. Daily Mirror columnist Stan Collymore called them “the bastard children of Trump.” Adding: “Like all vermin, they … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Kate Price and MPs agree: mocking the disabled is a hate crime (what isn’t?)

Should abusing the disabled be a crime? Katie Price thinks it should. The former glamour model has given evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Class War: Royal family pheasant killer ‘attacked’ local ‘peasant’

The Sun leads with Patrick Panks, 43, who claims he was hit in the head and called a “peasant” by a gamekeeper on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate. Mr Panks … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment


Tabloids put up reward after statues to War heroes sprayed with paint

Daily Star

Who tossed white paint over four statues: one commemorating Bomber Command; another of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt; a third to the Real Marines; and one to … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Tabloids | Comment


Police use pikes to stop knife crime

Rob Beschizza shares this video of police in Asia using pikes to cut down on knife crime. Meanwhile…in the UK:

Spotter: BB, Reddit

… (read more)

Posted: 22nd, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Arsenal: Mislintat out; Overmars to bring Ajax talent to The Emirates

Finally some transfer news from Arsenal: head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave the club. He’s not leaving in the transfer window, which would be fitting. He’s leaving in February. … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Israel Anti-Boycott Act: Banning BDS is wrong

How do you clamp down on intolerance? Intolerance will not be tolerated! comes the cry. The US Congress is looking to ban American companies boycotting Israel on pain of law. Join the … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal: Ian Wright serenades the post-Chelsea glow under a Red Moon

A Red Moon soars into the night skies. But not only God is a Gooner. Bathed in the glow of Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, Ian Wright … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Emma Fairweather and me: Her Majesty The Queen extends ‘warmest thoughts’ at arms length to car crash victim

The Daily Mirror’s interview with Emma Fairweather, the woman injured in a collision with a car driven by Prince Philip, continues to make front-page headlines. Much to the tabloids’ disappointment, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Ant McPartlin: Britain’s Got Talent seeks new role model

Having heard Ant McPartlin hook up with the sympathetic Sun to trail the new season of Britain’s Got Talent as part of the star’s rehab programme, more papers lead with … (read more)

Posted: 21st, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Anne-Marie and Ant McPartlin get top-billing in the Sun

Any more puff in the Sun’s piece on Ant McPartlin and the paper would be classed as a Class B drug. As the record shows, Ant is a drink driver … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2019 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids | Comment


Prince Philip and me: what Duke did and didn’t say to car crash victim

Prince Philip should travel by horse and buggy, or make better use of the family’s gold coach. But he’s sticking with the 4×4, picking one for a jaunt days after … (read more)

Posted: 20th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Royal Family | Comment


Arsenal balls: the Bellerin knee ‘horror’

In today’s 2-0 win for a hard-working Arsenal side over a limited Chelsea, Gunners defender Hector Bellerin was injured. Something happened to his knee. There was no blood. No broken … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Brexit: John Curtice appears as if by magic; General Election looms; The People’s Vote is a misnomer

You know a General Election is in the offing when Professor John Curtice flies back into the media spotlight. Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Senior … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Transfer Balls: Liverpool £61m for Felix; Martial stays at Manchester United; Everton in for Chelsea striker; Higuain jets in for Spurs

A round-up of today’s transfer rumours and other fluff and nonsense in the Press. Let’s kick off with Liverpool, who’ve bid £61m bid for Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


How to appear trustworthy

Do we trust others too much? Are we confident that the government is able to accomplish what it set out to accomplish, whatever that is (insert guess here and post … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Technology | Comment


Jose Mourinho rewrites Chelsea history; Petr Cech and me

News that Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is to retire at the season’s end is exciting the mouth of Jose Mourinho, who managed the goalkeeper when they were both at Chelsea. … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


What happens when you try to drive through a huge snowman built on a tree stump

To St, Petersburg, Kentucky, where Cody Lutz, his fiancee, and her sister have been hard at work building a huge 9-foot tall snowman in their garden. Someone else liked it … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Transfer News: Arsenal lose Ramsey for nothing; player gets £300,000 a week at Juventus

And so it came to pass that Arsenal failed in their desperate bid to secure a transfer fee for Aaron Ramsey. The 28-year-old Welshman has signed a pre-contract agreement to … (read more)

Posted: 18th, January 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


The CIA emergency tool kit spies hid inside their rectums

Old spies never die- but they do pass interesting stools. Atlas Obscura shows us the emergency spy kit CIA operatives in the Cold War stored in their rectums:

This CIA-issued tool kit was issued to CIA officers during the height … (read more)

Posted: 17th, January 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, Technology | Comment