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Not just My Bloody Valentine – Eight original Shoegazing bands who need reviving

Like most music obsessives from time to time I have wondered what it must have been like to be there at a pivotal moment in music history. You know, like avoiding the sweat dripping off the ceiling while the Fab Four hone their post-Hamburg rock and roll in The Cavern. Or watching the light show […]...More

Football

Will Arsenal lose out on David Villa if they don’t quality for the Champions League?

As Arsenal fans don’t need reminding they are currently in sixth in the Premiership and are four points behind Spurs in fourth. Yet many supporters share Arsene Wenger’s confidence that the club will once again qualify for the Champions League. Many pundits are backing the Gunners too with Mark Lawrenson also confident that Arsenal will...More

Football

Arsenal would be second in the Premiership – if only the second half of games counted

Really great stat from the people at TalkSport who have put together the table showing who would be where if only the second half of games counted. It turns out that Arsenal would be second in the league behind Man City on goals scored. Man United, in spite of their many late goals this season, […]...More

Football

A Champions League games in England ‘was fixed.’ Which team was involved in that game?

In case you haven’t heard yet shocking news from the BBC and others. Apparently a Champions League game in England has been implicated in a huge European match fixing investigation. Europol, who are the European Police agency, have fingered more than 380 dodgy games including a CL one played in England. Admittedly most of the […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: Where does the Monreal signing leave Kieran Gibbs?

There’s no denying that Arsenal are looking a much stronger side than they did a few months ago. And while part on this is down to the scintillating form of Waclott, the ever growing confidence of Wilshere and the attacking flair of Giroud the defence has also played its part. And in particular Arsenal’s key defender […]...More

Football

So who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

As well as the signing of Nacho Monreal Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal got pretty close to grabbing another player on the last day of the window. However that player’s club refused to let the player go and the deal fell through. So who was that player? It was assumed initially to be either Barcelona’s […]...More

music

Mondo Jet Set – Provincial Drama Club review

Luke Haines has quite possibly the best Twitter profile description ever. The one time Auteurs and Black Box Recorder man who recently rewrote the history of Britain in the North Sea Scrolls describes himself as being at ‘At the coalface of conceptual rock n roll.’ And mining away next to him in producing melodic pop gems […]...More

Football

Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa […]...More

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Fascinating film that celebrates the life of F1 legend Bruce McLaren

I must admit that I didn’t know too much about Brice McLaren – the man who founded the Formula One racing team. It turns out that he was not British, as I’d always thought, but a Kiwi, and that he was a very successful driver before starting the iconic F1 team. But it was the […]...More

Football

Should Rodgers drop Carragher for Liverpool’s game against Man City?

After receiving the man-of-the-match award for his fine performance against Arsenal, Jamie Carragher was asked if he was enjoying his current run in the side. “What, two games?” came the typically cheeky Scouse reply. He’s hardly cemented his position as a first-team regular. But Carragher certainly performed well at the Emirates,...More

Football

Arsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

Finally it is official. Arsenal have signed a player in the transfer window. It might not have been the players that the fans hoped for but Nacho Monreal is clearly a quality signing. The club have apparently been tracking the player for a while and according to Arsenal insiders it was likely they were going […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

Unless Barcelona make a sudden about turn on the David Villa bid that’s it from Arsenal tonight. The club are apparently putting the finishing touches to the Nacho Monreal deal which will be announced in the next thirty minutes, but that is the only bit of incoming business the club have done in the window. […]...More

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Sky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

Earlier in the day it looked like he was staying, but according to Sky Sports an un-named Premier League side have triggered Mohammed Diame’s release clause at West Ham. It could be Arsenal who have been tracking the player for a while, or maybe it is Spurs? Fulham apparently have one more signing to announce […]...More

Football

Spurs target Leandro Damiao staying in Brazil. Summer move possible

Not good news for Spurs fans. Their big signing today was to have been Internacional’s sensational striker, Leandro Damiao, but now it appears he is staying in Brazil. Globo Esporte says that he will play for Internacional for another six months, but that a move to Premiership side in the summer hasn’t been ruled out. […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

It looks like there could be great news for Arsenal fans about the signing of Nacho Monreal. But it less encouraging news from Spain about the central defender Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Goal.com which broke the story initially is now saying that the player has changed his mind and wants to stay in Spain […]...More


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