Clothing, Shirts, Style, Style Safari

Style – Brutus Trimfit Golfer Shirt

We haven’t featured a Brutus Trimfit shirt for awhile so I thought I’d check the website out. And then I found this. It is an Original 70s “Golfer” Print from the Brutus archive that’s 100% cotton and comes in light blue and I love it. It straddles that line between kitsch and cool and to […]...More

Football

BBC reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohammed Diame will sign new contract at West Ham

At one point it seemed like West Ham’s Mohammed Diame was within a few hours of becoming an Arsenal player. Then yesterday it appeared as if he would be on his way to White Hart Lane. The latest news from West Ham is that the player is not only staying with the Hammers but may […]...More

Books, features, music, Style

Is this the last word on Mod? Richard Weight’s MOD: A Very British Style on its way

And yes that cover looks great too. The images were taken by ace photographer Dean Chalkley who has lots of images of contemporary mods (and a film too – see the bottom of the page) on his site here. Anyway back to the book. There have been plenty of Mod books before, but this looks […]...More

Football

Five possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

So with less than 48 hours to go Arsenal have signed exactly zero players in the window (I am not counting Walcott). Their rivals for Champions League places, Liverpool and Chelsea, have both significantly strengthened their squads by adding new players and in the case of The Reds it has already given them some very […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too

In what is perhaps the most predictable news of the day The Daily Mail is running with the story that after crisis talks with Ivan Gazidis Arsene Wenger is going to have one last try to sign David Villa in the window. The Mail says Arsenal remain in pursuit of Barcelona striker Villa, despite Wenger […]...More

Footwear

Milan Director and PA report that Mario Balotelli to AC Milan deal is done

There’s no word yet from Manchester City but The Press Association are reporting that deal has been agreed for striker Mario Balotelli to join AC Milan. PA says that Milan are going to pay around £20 million for the player to rte-join his boyhood team Milan director Umberto Gandini has also confirmed the deal too. […]...More

Shoes, Style, Style Safari

Style – Clarks’ Marden Grove Navy Leather Shoes

As ever Clarks has a superb range of classic casual men’s shoes and of its latest arrivals I am quite taken with these Marden Grove leather shoes. These are in navy and are already sold out on the Clarks store though you can get them here.  There are also versions in tan leather and wolf […]...More

pick of the blogs

Eden Hazard Ballboy Incident gets the Specsavers treatment, World Cup bid was ‘dodgy’ shocker and more

Top stories from Brandish and our pals Specsavers mock Chelea’s Eden Hazard for ballboy incident 101 year old women comes back to life – at her own funeral France Football claims that Qatar’s World Cup bid was fixed Man Utd Rings Into Radio Phone-In, Pretends To Be Heartbroken Liverpool Fan After Oldham Defeat – superb […...More

features, Gadgets

Out of the blue – Apple launches a brand new iPad

In today’s most surprising tech news Apple have launched, wait for it, a new iPad. But before we all get too carried away there’s no new design or extra features to tell you about. The new model, which is aimed at serious iPad users and businesses, comes with a whopping 128 Gigabytes of storage – […]...More

Football

Allardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

Interesting quote this morning from a press conference given by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Asked about what the situation was with Mohammed Diame Allardyce seemed to acknowledge that the controversial midfielder could be on his way out of Upton Park. Allardyce said ‘It is total confusion. I’m as confused as anyone. I hope we […]...More

Football

Are Reading likely to trouble Chelsea?

Brian McDermott has a selection dilemma for the home match with Chelsea: he’s started the last two matches with a 4-5-1 formation. However, in both matches he’s changed to a 4-4-2 formation midway through the second half, with fantastic results. First, Reading won 3-2 at home to West Brom, having trailed 2-0, and then they […]...More

features, Gallery, music

Five sad tales of musicians who went AWOL

On February 17th 1995 police found Richey Edwards’ Vauxhall Cavalier abandoned at the Severn View service station. They reported that there was evidence that The Manic Street Preachers’ guitarist had been living in the car. As for the car’s owner, well nothing has been heard from him since. There have been alleged sightings in Goa...More

Football

Wenger says Barcelona don’t want to sell Villa to Arsenal

Bad news for Arsenal fans. Arsene Wenger has revealed during his press conference this morning that David Villa is unlikely to join Arsenal during the transfer window as the Catalans aren’t prepared to sell their star striker. In spite of Villa being keen to join Arsenal and Wenger being keen on the player, the Gunners […]...More

Football

Liverpool’s tactics against Arsenal – some interesting decisions for Brendan Rodgers

A peculiar feature of Liverpool’s difficult away games under Brendan Rodgers is his tendency to completely change his side’s formation at half-time: away at Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United he’s dramatically altered his side after an underwhelming first-half performance. Now, especially after the weekend embarrassment at Old...More

Football

The truth about Arsenal transfer denials – and why I think Villa is on his way

So Arsenal fans – in 48 hours or so time the squad you cherish so much might still be exactly the same with no new additions. And this in spite of the fact that Arsene Wenger stressed that he wanted buy two players. But then again one of Europe’s top strikers might just be about […]...More


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