Great news – Jack Wilshere is back on Twitter

Some good news for Arsenal fans about their talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere, he might not be back in the Arsenal squad yet, but he is back on Twitter. Wilshere quit Twitter nine months ago after he was pestered by trolls to the point where he had to call in the police. Today though Wilshere tweeted […]...More


Arsenal update: Podolski for Negredo? Battle for Koby Arthur

There have been some mixed messages coming out of The Emirates in the last couple of weeks about the future of The Gunners’ striker Lukas Podolski. The player, who hasn’t quite shown the form that his manager would have expected him to this season, is now rumoured to be a target for Italian giants Juventus. […]...More


Arsenal plot Atletico Madrid raid and target ‘next Jack Wilshere’

With that £70 million war chest Arsene Wenger certainly has plenty of options this summer. Arsenal have been linked with several Man City players could pick up a bargain or two if QPR go down or may choose to nab a player (or more) from Atletico Madrid. Wenger has been a fan of Adrian Lopez […]...More


Amazing pics of the day The Beatles played to just 18 people

Take a look at this pic. It is quartet of likely looking fellas from the early 60s enjoying a sneaky beer. Look again though and it becomes clear that in the picture is a very young John Lennon and an even younger George Harrison – who at eighteen is only just old enough to be […]...More

Books, music

Rock and Roll Is Dead – ace new Twitter inspired novel from Steve Lawson

If you are a serious bass player chances are that you’ll know the name of Steve Lawson. Over the years he has written countless articles about his beloved instrument, recorded a series of acclaimed albums, and via social media, delivered some very interesting perspectives on the future of the music industry. He has fascinating views […...More

Exhibitions, Video

Billy Liar gets the Blu-ray treatment

As any Smiths fan knows the classic early single, William It Was Really Nothing, was Morrissey’s homage to the masterpiece of British new wave movies Billy Liar. Well, a few years after the death of Keith Waterhouse who penned the novel in 1959, the film is to be celebrated again with a feature-packed Blu-ray edition […]...More

features, Gallery, knitwear

The return of the Stripey Jumper – and our favourites

It’s usually around this time of year when we see the high street desperately trying to shift from gloomy winter warmers, to a lighter and brighter spring look. And typically this is usually cue for the humble stripe to make an entrance, often manifesting itself in the form of the classic nautical stripe, and not-forgetting […]...More


Chelsea update: Mourinho hints at return, Zola says ‘no contact’

So Chelsea fans – do you fancy having the Special One back at the club? A number of papers are reporting this morning that Jose Mourinho not only knows where his next job will be, but that it will be at one of his former clubs. The Real Madrid manager is expected to leave the […]...More


Arsenal update: Mixed news about Jovetic, Strootman mulling over a move

Tomorrow night Arsenal and England fans will get a chance to see how Fiorentina striker, Stevan Jovetic, will cope with Premiership defenders as his Montenegrin team faces England in a World Cup qualifying game. The player, who is apparently Arsenal’s number one striking target, has also been making positive noises about a move from Serie [&h...More


Arsenal update: Vela to return? PSG to move for Wenger?

Carlos Vela was undoubtedly one of the biggest disappointments of the Wenger era. A hugely talented player with bags of potential, he just never seemed to fit in at Arsenal and Gunners fans only witnessed the real Vela in short bursts. So that makes it all the more intriguing that several papers are speculating that […]...More

features, photography

Fantastic images from the golden age of Airships – graceful, modern and doomed

These days we associate Airships with football matches as the smooth flight of the ship enables camera crews to take long and steady overhead shots of stadiums. But there was a time in the 1930s when they were state of the art travel ships. If you wanted to get from Europe to the Americas you […]...More


Why history will be kind to Liverpool and England’s boy wonder Michael Owen

Simon Poulter, of What Would David Bowie Do? fame -puts the case for the England striker In much of the world, we’ve become quite used to the commonly employed calendar system. We know that this is 2013 AD, and at some point in time there was a year 1AD. Before that, we had the BC […]...More


Remy? Samba? Are Arsenal sizing up a raid on QPR in the summer

So will QPR escape relegation this season? My heart says yes, but my head thinks they might be heading for the drop. And if Rangers return to The Championship there might be some significant plundering for Premiership managers on the hunt for a bargain or two, and Arsene Wenger is likely to be first in […]...More

Exhibitions, features, Gallery, music

Review: David Bowie is, Victoria and Albert Museum (March 23rd to August 11 2013)

I’ve always loved David Bowie. From Ziggy Stardust via the Thin White Duke to the smartly dressed Hamlet-inspired creations of the Serious Moonlight Tour. Even the movie roles in The Man Who Fell To Earth and (very differently), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.  These ‘characters’ shaped the style and attitude of my teenage years, wh...More

Football, music

Vinyl psych revival – reissues incoming for The Orgone Box and The Monochrome Set

Push comes to shove my favourite unheralded psych pop album of the 90s is the debut from the Orgone Box. It is a power pop tour de force where every track boasts a stellar tune, soaring harmonies and wonderfully psychedelic guitar. The great news is that it is going to reissued shortly on vinyl. I […]...More

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