John Smedley adds new Jumpers and Polo Shirts to its sales sites

English label John Smedley, who might just be our favourite knitwear maker ever, have added a load of new jumpers and polo shirts to its sale site. You’ll need to register to get in, but once you do there is a selection of very striking round and V neck sweaters in its sale reduced for […]...More

Football, music

Ugo Ehiogu, his record label, The Fossil Collective and an ace tale about Ian Wright

The other day I wrote a list of the ten Premiership players you would most want to have a beer with. If he were still playing today you can bet Ugo Ehiogu would be on very high on that list. As was unveiled on the Danny Baker Show on BBC Five Live on Saturday the […]...More


Would Frank Lampard leave Chelsea for another Premiership club? Everton? Man United? Arsenal?

So it appears that Frank Lampard is on his way out of Chelsea. The departure of the 34 year old midfielder, who has been at the club for 11 years, has a whiff of ravens leaving the Tower of London about it. But his exit from the Blues was pretty much confirmed at the weekend […]...More


Is Wenger’s indecision in the transfer market going to ruin Arsenal’s season?

Well it was the result that neither manager wanted yesterday and Arsenal will now have to entertain Swansea in the FA Cup third round replay at The Emirates on January 16th. The replay means that the Gunners will now could potentially face five games in the space of thirteen days. The really bad news for […]...More


Man United and Spurs battle to sign Wilfried Zaha

With Arsenal dropping out of the race (possibly because the deal with Theo Walcott is as good as done) Man United and Spurs have been battling it out for the signature of Crystal Palace’s highly promising winger Wilfried Zaha. Spurs were apparently first to contact the club about the winger, but Fergie, a huge fan […]...More


Arsenal update: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and James McCarthy targeted and Wenger phones David Villa.

Is Arsene Wenger losing interest in French bad boy Yann M’Villa? Possibly because according to the Mirror he has a new midfielder on  his radar, Wigan’s highly rated Republic of Ireland player James McCarthy. McCarthy has been very consistent this season and was highly impressive  when Arsenal beat Wigan a few weeks ago. The Mirror [&...More


Arsenal update: David Villa on his way? Luke Shaw going cold?

Two years ago if you had suggested that Arsene Wenger would be wiling to splash out £15 million plus for a 31 year old you would have been laughed out of The Emirates. Yet this morning it seems as if that a big money signing of a player entering the twilight of his career might […]...More


The fifteen most under rated British bands of the 80s – The Claim, The Monochrome Set, Furniture and more

A few weeks ago I wrote a list of the most under rated British bands of the 90s as nominated by some charming musicians, bloggers and chancers  that I hang about with on social media sites. It got huge traffic, so, not wishing to change a winning formula, I asked the same group to come […]...More


Breaking – Official. Holtby signs for Spurs – no move until July though. Arsenal’s Chamakh signs on loan for West Ham

So there you have it. Official confirmation that Schalke’s energetic midfielder will be joining Spurs in July. the player whose father is English and is an Everton fan, had also been on Arsene Wenger’s radar, but has opted to join the North London Whites rather than Reds. The official word from Spurs is ‘We are […]...More


Is Daniel Sturridge the answer to Liverpool’s striking problems?

Our new Liverpool FC correspondent David Owens thinks Sturridge has a role to play, but there is still a lot more work to be done. There was a time “back in the day” when 15 players was all you needed in a season to win a First Division Championship – kids, ask your dads or […]...More

pick of the blogs

The 10 biggest disappointments of the Premiership, Xbox 720 update, happy goths and more

The greatest ever fitness and keep fit videos Amazing photos of Allied prisoners of war Great story of how a woman spent New year’s Eve imprisoned in a shop 10 biggest disappointments of the Premiership this season Video of the AC Milan players leaving the pitch due to racist chants The ten Premiership players you’d […]...More

music, News

Haim top BBC Sound of 2013 list (we told you so…)

Haim have topped the BBC Sound of 2013 list, lining up the Californian power-pop trio for a stellar year. The list (now in its eleventh year), aims to showcase the top bands and artists to keep an eye out for in the year ahead, with previous winners including Adele, Jessie J and Brandish favourite Michael […]...More


The other side of the Balotelli bust up – the problem it presents Roberto Mancini

Mario Balotelli has a habit of doing the most absurd things at precisely the most brilliant time. If he’d planned to get into a training ground scrap with his own manager, picking this week was a wonderful way to provide Roberto Mancini with the possibility to react instantly, with the transfer window offering the possibility […]...More


Is Micah Richards going to be Brendan Rodgers’ next big signing for Liverpool?

Liverpool have already made one of the key signings of the window in snapping up Daniel Sturridge, but it seems that Brendan Rodgers’ spree isn’t going to end there. A few papers are reporting that the Liverpool manager is back on the case renegotiating the return of Thomas Ince from Blackpool with a fee of […]...More


Arsenal update – no news on M’Vila or Villa, but Abou Diaby is back

So a fairly quiet day for Arsenal on the transfer front. Yann M’Vila has been making noises about moving to The Premiership and there are strong rumours that Arsenal could be about to sign the Rennes player – but nothing concrete yet. Barcelona also seed to have decide that they will let David Villa go […]...More

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