Football

Arsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper

It seems that Arsenal’s search for a new keeper didn’t end with speculative moves for Pepe Reina. According to an Italian paper Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg fancies a move to the Premiership and Arsenal and Fulham are competing for his £3.5million signature. The story broke first in Gazzetta dello Sport (Stekelen...More

Football

Arsene Wenger ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign

If you thought it was a done deal then think again. In spite of endless speculation that the player was on the verge of re-signing for Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger has told reporters (and it has been confirmed by BBC Radio Five Live) that he is ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign a […]...More

Football

Ashley Cole in Real Madrid talks with PSG waiting in the wings

There’s a huge amount of speculation this morning about the next move of Chelsea’s England left back Ashley Cole. According to the Mail he has his heart set on a Spanish swansong. The paper is reporting that the 32 year old who will not be offered a new contract at Chelsea could be on his […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

After a couple of quiet days the Arsenal transfer rumour machine has been very active in the last few hours linking the club with several new signings. The Indie has a pair of stories claiming that Wenger has made a move for the talented Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, while it also suggests Arsenal are […]...More

Denim, Trends

How The Strokes changed not just music, but men’s jeans too

There’s a really interesting article over at The Guardian where Paula Cocozza looks into why Skinny Jeans have become so popular in the UK. They might not be for everyone, but since the mid noughties and in spite of the best efforts to re-market the Boot Cut – Levi’s have recently gone with Boot Cut […]...More

Entertainment, News

Skyfall suffers Oscar nominations “Best Picture” snub in favour of Django Unchained and Lincoln

It seems both critical acclaim and box office record breaking isn’t enough to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination these days, as Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film released in the series’ 50th anniversary year failed to be considered alongside the year’s best films. This morning’s announcement of the 85th Academy Awards n...More

Football

Breaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend

Some bad news for United, Arsenal and, let’s not forget, Everton fans. French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that the Blue’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be a Chelsea player by the end of the week. The report, which has also made the BBC sports news , is that that the 25-year old will sign a […]...More

Football

Is this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids

Yep it is a contender for the best team goal of the season, but there’s no Iniesta pulling strings, Walcott speeding through the middle or Van Persie finishing in style. It is actually a bunch of Greek kids from the AO Giannina club, who kick off and then Tikki-taka the ball all the way though […]...More

Football

Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell may have told Arsene Wenger that he is not prepared to sell Spanish international striker David Villa in the window. But it seems that hasn’t put the Arsenal manager off. Caught Offside is reporting that Arsenal are still engaging with Barcelona in discussions about Villa and want to sign another of […...More

Football

Arsenal update: Walcott to sign before the City game, plus two new transfer targets

The Theo Walcott deal story is now everywhere and even the BBC is reporting that the winger/striker will sign very shortly. It reports Arsenal are ready to stretch their rigid pay structure to push through a new deal for Theo Walcott, which could be signed ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester City. […]...More

pick of the blogs

Great Lionel Messi tribute, lovely London Underground pics and lots of CES 2013 gadgets

Top stories from Brandish and our pals Great photos of the London Underground as it celebrates its 150th birthday Bizarre – women in manure calendar The most irritating words on the planet – Whatever… The 10 most impressive Premiership players of the season so far Brilliant Lionel Messi player of the year tribute video 12 [&hellip...More

features, music

12 of the most disastrous second albums of all time – Stone Roses, Duffy and more

Aaah the tricky second album syndrome, it catches a lot of bands on the hop doesn’t it? After all you have a decade or so to piece together the tunes for your first album, while the second is often flung together in a heartbeat after months of touring. If you are smart you have saved […]...More

music

Morrissey likes Nigel Farage and nearly voted UKIP. Big Mouth Strikes Again in a bizarre interview

Oh, Stephen Patrick, your Big Mouth Strikes Again. The lead singer of arguably the best band the UK has produced since The Beatles has been mouthing off again and this time has come up with some real gems. Morrissey has been talking to Loaded magazine (I am not sure why? Surely they represent a lot […]...More

music

Ten of the best Scott Walker influenced tracks – Julian Cope, My Life Story, Jens Lekman and more

One of music’s most innovative, iconic and downright brilliant performers celebrated his birthday this week, and nope it isn’t that guy who decided to come out of retirement yesterday, it is the man who was a massive influence on him – Scott Walker. Brandish already boasts one frothing at the mouth acclamation of the man’s [...More

Football

Arsenal update: Walcott to be offered £25million to stay. German defender linked

Worryingly for Arsenal fans keen to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his squad it has been a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours. The big one is the seemingly never ending saga of Theo Walcott and his new contract. In an exclusive – ain’t they always – The Mail says that player will get a five-year […]...More


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