A fancy robe makes a man much more important…and funny

Sponsored post It’s not often that you see a fluffy, ginger-jowled, curly-haired man wearing a red, velvet robe, patterned bow tie and white button-up shirt. But it’s becoming a signature style of filthy rich men. If this style really takes off like the new Compare the Market ads, then we could be seeing more men […]...More

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England Vs Brazil pics, Samsung Galaxy S4 phone on its way and more

Dispatches from Brandish and our pals Hitchhiker Kai gives the greatest TV interview of 2013 Naples driver’s U-turn meets Monty Python (video) 10 Brilliant England versus Brazil moments England’s victory over Brazil – highlights and pics Arsenal fans – your worst nightmare may be about to come true Beatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd. ...More

features, music

Beatles, Led Zep, Pink Floyd. Ten Classic Albums on YouTube (and not Spotify) and how they got there

Over the past year or so there has been a significant trend of full albums showing up on YouTube. There is invariably no video content – just a still of the artist and the music. The interesting part is that there are now many classic albums on YouTube a good chunk of which aren’t available […]...More


Bad news for Arsenal fans – Sebastian Squillaci could start on Saturday against Sunderland

Some rather worrying news for Arsenal fans. It seems possible that their old friend Sebastian Squillaci could start Saturday’s game against Sunderland partnering Per Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Sebastian Squillaci hasn’t played for Arsenal in the Premiership this season (he has played just one game in the CL against...More


Etienne Capoue very much on Arsenal’s radar

It appears that Arsene Wenger hasn’t given up on the player who turned out to be his main target during the winter transfer window. The Telegraph reports that Wenger has had scouts dogging the every move of one Etienne Capoue, the powerful central midfield player who is currently at Toulouse. The Telegraph says Capoue has […]...More

features, Gadgets, Gallery

Valentine’s Day – the stuff he actually wants. Gadgets, clothes and more

For her – It is Valentine’s Day in less than a week and your bloke is, as we speak, preparing an amazing day which involves chocolates, flowers, a candlelit meal and chapter seven of Fifty Shades of Grey. The last time this level of planning went into anything they called it D-Day.  So shouldn’t you […]...More


Man City tracking Edinson Cavani – but likely to face stiff competition

Man City will be looking for a striker to replace Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window and it seems that their number one target is Napoli’s extraordinary Edinson Cavani, a man who has scored 27 goals in 26 appearances this season. Blues coach Angelo Gregucci recently told a Naples radio station – which was […]...More

features, music

Scared To Get Happy – British 80s indie box set on its way (and it looks great)

There’s some serious excitement at Brandish Towers this morning about the upcoming release of a new compilation of British 80s indie bands called Scared To Get Happy. And it seems that the compilers at Cherry Red Records must have been working some serious over time for coming in June is a five CD boxed set […]...More


Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud on those David Villa/Klass-Jan Huntelaar rumours

Olivier Giroud, who is back in France as a member of Didier Deschamps’ French squad, has given a very revealing interview to French paper L’Equipe. He talks among other things about his desire to do well at Arsenal and his overall form, but also about how the possibility of Arsenal signing another striker during the […]...More


Ashley Cole reveals his debt to Arsenal legend David Rocastle

For reasons I am not going to go into here Ashley Cole hasn’t always been the most popular person at The Emirates. There was a day though when Cole, who will celebrate getting his 100th cap for England tonight, was the toast of North London and one of only small group of Englishmen in Arsene […]...More


Liverpool CL game with Debrecen definitely under investigation

From the moment that Europol confirmed that a Champions League game played in England was on its match fixing enquiry list British football fans have been trying to work out which club and which game is under the spotlight. It has now been confirmed which game is being investigation and it is a match that […]...More


Bacary Sagna “100% devoted” to Arsenal – but do Gunners fans care?

Amidst all the talk of contract renewals for Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott in the last twelve months very little has been written about the contract situation of another senior member of the Arsenal squad – one Bacary Sagna. The right back’s contract will run out in summer 2014, which in theory will make […]...More


Reg Presley tribute – The Troggs try to record a song called Tranquility and end up fighting

Really sad to hear today of the death of one of the 60s most colorful pop stars – and he had some pretty serious competition too – the legendary Reg Presley of The Troggs. First up what an amazing name. He was actually born Reg Ball but changed it in honour of the great rock […]...More

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Begging bankers, Reg Presley tribute, new Blackberry review and more

Top stories from Brandish and our pals Some of the maddest and baddest stuff sold on crafty site Etsy Bizarre video of banker going begging on the streets of New York Tribute to the brilliant, and slightly bonkers, Reg Presley of The Troggs Incredible shot of Gordon Strachan smiling!? Wycombe keeper attack – the video […]...More

features, Gallery, Style

Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo. In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and […]...More

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