Football

Arsenal update: Benteke and three others linked, Parlour has a ‘funny feeling’ about the FA Cup

Morning Gunners. First up the best of the transfer gossip. The Sun is once again linking Arsenal with Aston Villa’s in form striker Christian Benteke, but then spoils it by saying that Spurs are tracking him too. To prove the point there’s a bit of flakey quote from his agent who says Kismet Eris said: […]...More

Football

Guardiola wants Spurs’ Gareth Bale for Bayern Munich

Gareth Bale’s sensational season hasn’t gone un-noticed in Germany. According to today’s Daily Mail Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is lining up a bid to rival the one that which is expected to come from Real Madrid in the summer. The paper reckons that the ex Barca boss has a transfer war chest of £100 […]...More

Football

Spurs view: The Europa League will help us prepare for the Champions League

The Europa League generally gets a bad press in England. Whilst teams on the continent tend to take a far more serious approach towards it, it is always viewed through mocking eyes over here. The ‘Thursday night, Channel Five’ songs are used an insult on a regular basis and ultimately it is seen as being […]...More

Football

Wenger admits Arsenal tried to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton, but rated Theo Walcott more important

One other really great snippet from this morning’s conference which has been picked up by ESPN and others is that Arsene Wenger had admitted that Arsenal were looking to sign Gareth Bale from Southampton, but instead determined Theo Walcott to be the better prospect. And it is a decision that he doesn’t regret. Talking about […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: Wenger’s press conference has injury news (Gibbs/Wilshere), update on Villa and more

Arsene Wenger had a pretty busy time of it this morning at the Arsenal press conference fielding questions about upcoming games against Blackburn and Bayern as well as the future of Santos, Villa and more. Firstly on the injuries, Wenger revealed there was a possibility that Kieran Gibbs could be back in time for the […]...More

Football

Arsenal and Spurs to scrap for German midfielder Sebastian Rode

The Daily Star has an interesting (but let’s be honest rather speculative) story this morning about how Arsenal are going to rival Spurs in the race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s German midfielder Sebastian Rode. The 22-year-old midfielder has been excellent form this season which will be in the minds of the Spurs management team who [&...More

Football

Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic’s Fiorentina future is uncertain

It seems that top of Arsene Wenger’s striker wants list these days is not David Villa but Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic.The 23 year old has been in sparkling form this season, something which hasn’t escaped the attention of Man City’s Roberto Mancini too. Italian league leaders Juventus are also said to be very keen on the [&h...More

Gadgets

Pyle’s stylish new turntable in a briefcase – the PVTT2U

You might not have heard of Pyle – they are a US based company whose products sell in the UK mainly through Amazon - but if your a vinyl nut you are sure going to like the look of this turntable. To underline the point that the record player in a briefcase is back – […]...More

Gadgets

Big screen tablets just got cheap! Archos unveils 11.6inch Platinum device for just £299

Some fairly seismic news today from tablet maker Archos. The company has taken the wraps off a trio of new tablets and the star of the show is a top-end model with an 11.6inch screen. Now that’s big. The full iPad is just 9.7. It is also unique-ish. There are some tablets with similar sized […]...More

pick of the blogs

The World’s priciest mobile phone, Valentine’s Day disasters and Football’s top 12 romances

Top stories from Brandish and our pals The Clash’s incredible 1979 New York shows and the story behind that pic The best Valentine’s Day disasters – punch ups, murder and Spaghetti attacks The mobile phone that costs £7,000 – and it isn’t even 4G Football’s 12 top romances – John and Frank, Ronaldo and him...More

Football

Arsenal injury update – and who should play against Blackburn?

This Saturday Arsenal welcome Blackburn Rovers to The Emirates for an FA Cup clash they are desperate to win. The FA Cup remains the bit of silverware most likely to end the club’s seven your trophy drought. Yet Arsene Wenger has plenty on his mind when it comes to deciding who is going to start […]...More

music

Valentine’s Day Special #2 Helen Love – Debbie Loves Joey

A spot of Helen Love on Valentine’s Day. The band, or is it just a singer I never really knew, even has Love in their/her name, making this gem of a song about the pairing of two New York punk icons ever more appropriate. This is undoubtedly the best description of teenage romantic dreaming in […]...More

Clothing, Style, Style Safari

Style – Pretty Green Orange Panel Festival Jacket

If there’s one man who has done a few festivals in his time it is Liam Gallagher. Mind you he probably hasn’t done too much queuing for the toilets of chomping on vom burgers, but we will give him the benefit of the doubt as his label, Pretty Green, has just unveiled a series of […]...More

music

Valentine’s Day Special #1 – The Ramones – Baby I Love You

I had a friend once (coughs) who was chasing a girl for months. His master plan was to buy this single for her and play it to her on Valentine’s Day. Needless to say she walked out of the room before Joey had even finished the second verse and he has lived a life of […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: Barcelona want €20m for David Villa. Is he too expensive now?

Is this the end of the David Vila to Arsenal story? It certainly feels as if it might be that way. Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, which has been reported in the UK here, has stated that Barca have put a €20m price tag of their star striker – way more than the £10m (€11.5m) that […]...More


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