Podolski encourages Lewandowski to join him at Arsenal

There have been a few stories circulating over the last month or to that Arsenal’s German forward slash winger Lukas Podolski would be leaving The Emirates. Well that rumour has gone quiet and Podolski has been encouraging other players to come and join him in north London. Cheif among these is Borussia Dortmund striker Robert […]...More


Pink Floyd on Spotify – the best of their singles, films and early stuff

Of course we all know that See Emily Play is one of the best singles of the 60s and that Dark Side Of The Moon still outsells just about everyone apart from One Direction. And also that Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here are rock classics of the highest order. But now that the […]...More


Arsenal update: Ruben Garcia, Gonzalo Higuain and Asier Illarramendi rumours

Well it is all going on in Spain. After plundering the country for Fabregas, Cazorla, Monreal, and in a roundabout way Arteta, Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be injecting some more La Liga blood into his Arsenal team. The latest in the Higuain saga has been documented elsewhere with one Italian paper even picturing him […]...More

Coats & Jackets

Style – summer jackets and blazers: Albam, Merc, River Island and more

What with the vagaries of the British summer is sage advice never to leave home without a jacket. And if you need something a bit smarter than the lightweight navy anorak with white piping that the world and his dog has been stepping out in this June, check out these slightly more formal summer jackets....More


Arsenal update: Higuain and Nani looking good, Payet on radar

After a quite few days there’s bit of an avalanche of Arsenal related news this morning most of which revolves around Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. After it seemed as if Juve were odds on to land the striker Arsenal now appear to have assumed pole position with several papers suggesting that the club have tabled […]...More


Stephan El Shaarawy would cost Arsenal or Man City 35 million Euros says Berlusconi

With rumours that Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy could be heading for a new club Silvio Berlusconi (sure I have heard that name before) has said that the player won’t go cheaply. Berlusconi is saying that the player should have a price tag of 35 million Euros, a fee that first emerged in Tuttosport and has […]...More

Gadgets, music

Pink Floyd finally lands on Spotify – Wish You Were Here first

There is a small but rather impressive list of bands who haven’t yet made their music available to streaming service Spotify. The Beatles top the list, alongside Led Zep and Oasis. but one band who up until now had resisted making their music available on the service have finally changed their mind. In a short […]...More


Arsenal update: Update on Williams, Villa and Gervinho

Well we must be nearing the transfer deadline window proper – it opens on July 1st – as a lot of those apparent ‘done deals’ are now looking very wobbly, which in my book equates to selling clubs holding out for more money. The one that saddens is me a little is the news coming […]...More


Higuain too! Chelsea now chasing the same strikers as Arsenal and Real

Here’s an interesting snippet coming out of Spain tonight. It seems that new Chelsea boss (that really doesn’t sound quite right) José Mourinho really might have it in for both Juventus and Arsenal. After rumours that he might be ready to pounce on want-away Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic (s target for both Juve and Arsenal) [&helli...More


Torres to Arsenal from Chelsea? Surely not…

There are some rather wicked whispers around today about the future of of one Fernando Torres. The Chelsea striker has been the subject of much speculation recently with Barcelona allegedly lining up a £17 million bid. Now however the SportsDirect News site is claiming that Barca have a rival for Torres – Arsenal. The site […]...More


Is Fellaini the new Zaha? The next player Arsenal are going to miss out on?

So Marouane Fellaini is apparently keen to move to Arsenal, but it hasn’t happened yet because Arsene Wenger is reportedly reluctant to trigger his £23million release clause. So says the Metro this morning, which also adds The Gunners have been strongly tipped to make a move for the Belgian international, but Goodison Park sources claim [&he...More


German paper says Arsenal duo are Bayern targets

Bild is reporting that new-ish Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is set to go shopping for centre backs, and that high on his list are two Arsenal players Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen In fact Bild names five players who might be wanted to stiffen up Bayern’s defence – the other three are Shakhtar Donetsk’s Ukraine [&helli...More

features, music

The best parody of The Smiths ever – from, err, Horrible Histories

The BBC’s Horrible Histories has had some wonderful musical parodies in the past (the theory of evolution set to Bowie’s Changes springs to mind) but this one is something else. A chronological account of the life of Charles Dickens set to the music of The Smiths. It is spot on too. The level of detail […]...More


Arsenal update: Stephan El Shaarawy, Nani and Lorenzo Melgarejo

As one door closes…Just as it seems that Arsenal are about to lose out to Juventus on two of its main transfer targets comes news that the club may have some exciting new options. The big one is of course AC Milan’s 20 year old striker Stephan El Shaarawy. The Indie reports that the Milan […]...More


Wilfried Bony – Arsenal’s next target? The pros and cons

So it looks as if Arsenal won’t manage to sign either of the marquee strikers that they have allegedly been chasing for a while. Instead they have both bizarrely chosen to sign for the same club where at least one of them will end up warming the bench to accommodate Fernando Llorente. Bonkers eh? Which […]...More

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