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Ten great vinyl only albums – The Beatles, Velvet Underground, The Cleaners From Venus and more

Not long to wait now. Record Store Day is coming a week on Saturday and I’ll be spending that day hunting down  obscure 80s indie singles and long lost psych albums. And to celebrate – well we have got in a tad early – here is a list of ten of the greatest albums that […]...More

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Stevan Jovetic – he is coming to Arsenal – or is he?

Well the honest answer is that of course we still don’t really know, There was a huge buzz about the move earlier in the week when Caught Offside intimated that the deal was almost done and that personal terms had been agreed with the player. Their story was then picked up by several other news […]...More

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Arsenal update – Wilshere and Walcott news

Not good news for Arsenal fans. That all important run-in is going to be that little bit more difficult as it now appears that neither Theo Walcott or Jack Wilshere will be back for the Norwich game on April 13th. Arsene Wenger is expected to confirm today that the two English stars are struggling to […]...More

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Wenger plots Borussia Dortmund raid and mulls over Arsenal return for Alex Song

Tonight Barcelona take on PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter finals. One player who is unlikely to start is the club’s misfit midfielder Alex Song. Since signing for Arsenal in the summer Sing has made very little impression at the Catalan club and was even named the second worst signing of […]...More

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Arsenal’s run in – Reading, and then four more winnable games. 15 points?

It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s entire season could swing on the result of the game at home to Reading on Saturday. On paper is it not just a should win – but a must win too. For if Arsenal can win well – and keep some of the momentum they have from […]...More

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The Stones at Glasto. The Roses on tour. Is rock and roll now an old man’s game?

Well it wasn’t me who said it. The words actually came from the lips of one Robyn Hitchcock. But then again he has a new album to promote – which is very, very good – and it is his 60th birthday. But it does strike me that there might be a grain of truth in […]...More

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Arsene Wenger on Walcott and Wilshere injuries and finishing in the top four

It seems like it has been ages since Arsene Wenger’s last pre-match news conferences, but he has just finished his latest with updates on the fitness of Wilshere and Walcott and some stirring words for the Arsenal faithful. Firstly the good news – Jack Wilshere is on his way back. Wenger confirmed that the player’s […]...More

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Stevan Jovetic urged to join Man City not Arsenal

Arsenal’s number one target, Stevan Jovetic, has been advised by one of his Fiorentina team mates to head to the Premiership. But The Sun reports that defender Stefan Savic thinks that the 23 year old should join his old club Man City rather than Arsenal. And this in spite of the fact that Savic had […]...More

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Arsenal update: More on Ashley Williams, Pepe Reina and Andre Santos

The Daily Mail is returning to the story that Arsenal are pursuing Swansea’s excellent centre back Ashley Williams. The player reports that the club are going head to head with Liverpool for the services of the player and that Wenger’s chief scout Steve Rowley has been very impressed by what he has seen of the […]...More

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Galatasaray to offer £12 million for Arsenal’s Gervinho. Time to cash in?

This one should be taken with a pinch of salt, but if true… According to website webaslan.com, which has been picked up by The Express, Turkish side Galatasaray are ready to offer £12m for Arsenal misfit Gervinho. That is over a £1 million more than Arsenal paid for him back in 2011. At Galatasaray Gervinho […]...More

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Liverpool chase Ince (again) and target Barca youngster

It appears that after a winter window in which a deal seemed imminent but then fell through that Liverpool are once again keen on re-capturing Blackpol’s Tom Ince. According to The Mirror the club, who were put off by the £6million fee the Championship club placed on Ince, have now tabled a £4 million bid […]...More

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Is Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal a done deal?

So what did you make of Stevan Jovetic last night then? It was a game of two halves for the Montenegrin striker. In the first half he was sloppy when passing, wandered into offside positions and troubled the England central defending pair very little. But in the second half, with the arrival of Dejan Damjanoviche […]...More

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Psych round up – Ulysses, Bedrugs, Shadow Kabinet, Mmoss, Magic Theatre, The Primitives and more

It has been a really great week for albums with a pair of excellent new releases. Band of the week has to be Ulysses who return with their second album Kill You Again, and just like that debut it is an absolute corker. Think noisy glam rock meets Who-like psych with a few outrageous musical […]...More

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Arsenal fans – Do you care whether England win tonight?

Well, possibly not if you aren’t English, but if you are lucky enough to be have been born or live in this wonderful country how are you feeling about tonight’s crucial game with Montenegro. Is it a must watch because you want to cheer the team onto World Cup qualification? Or is a must watch […]...More

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Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon – masterpiece or over-rated prog rock noodlings?

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do puts the case for the Floyd album which is 40 years old this week. Along with the ubiquity of fast food drive-throughs, questionable road surfaces and sparring with trucks large enough to have their own electorate, the essence of the American road trip lies in wading through […]...More


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