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Football: betting tips on who the favourites are for this season’s Premiership

By shinychris on December 31st, 2013

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This is really proving to be an unusual season of Premiership football, but that is not so unexpected, given the major changes that have occurred at many of the biggest clubs. The loss of Sir Alex Ferguson was expected to be earth shattering for Manchester United (16/1), and they have definitely found the transition to the David Moyes era difficult. Chelsea (9/2) are currently going through a period that has seen them labelled a ‘crisis club’, but the real crisis may be for those wanting to make bets on who will win the league – because it is almost impossible to establish which side is the best bet.

Manchester City (23/20) probably have the strongest overall squad, as well as the best balance of quality within it, with Chelsea short up front and United in the centre of midfield and defence. However with new manager Manuel Pellegrini, new players and a new style of play, City are in transition as well, and are proving just as vulnerable this season – especially away from the Etihad Stadium. This leaves Arsenal (9/2) as the most consistent, but lacking sufficient numbers to deal with injuries, and all this is why the period over December and January is so important from a football betting perspective. This encompasses the heavy festive fixture list and the transfer window, after which things should be clearer, which is where an online casino favourite like Soccer Safari can be ideal at JackpotCity.co.uk/mobile-casino

This slot based upon football represents the ideal way to bet on football until then, although you may find the ‘animals playing World Cup’ football theme is so much fun you don’t bother with the title gamble. Even if you are able to tear yourself away from the languid lions and bludgeoning buffalo trying to beat the leaping leopards in goal, the $8000 jackpot is way more than most people can hope to win by betting on the winner of the Premiership title. Of course there is always the option of mixing the two, especially as mobile casino apps let you play on a phone – so you can even play Soccer Safari when you are at the match.

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Is Everton’s Leighton Baines the footballer with the best music taste? His top albums of 2012 revealed – Tame Impala, Richard Hawley and more!

By Gerald Lynch on November 30th, 2012

Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines may have just revealed himself as the player with the best taste in music, after revealing his top albums of 2012 on the club’s website.

The defender picked Dr John’s “Locked Down” as his album of the year, saying he was impressed by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach who had produced the album.

Baines also picked Richard Hawley’s “Standing on Sky’s Edge” as another of his favourite records of the year, rounding off his top album list with choice cuts from Jack White, Paul Weller, Lana Del Rey, Bob Dylan, The XX, Neil Young, Mark Lanegan, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power and Eugene McGuinness.

Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerisim’ is one of Everton defender Leighton Baines’s albums of 2012

Baines had particularly strong praise for “Lonerism” by rising stars Tame Impala saying that the album “builds on the psychedelic sound that Innerspeaker possessed and while still full of distortion, fuzz and effects, it is also more melodic and the songwriting is improved from Kevin Parker, whose multi-tracked vocals are very Lennon-esque.”As for debut albums, Baines went for Toy, Melody’s Echo Chamber and By The Sea, while picked out Haim, Savages and The Wicked Whispers as ones to watch in 2013.

It’s a refreshingly current and tasteful pick from Baines, whose indie taste sets him apart from the dance and hip-hop fans that make up the majority of professional footballers. Having said that, we remember a time when all footballers were obsessed with Phil Collins, so basically anything is an improvement over that.

Baines joins the slim ranks of footballers with equally good taste in music, who include retired ex-West Ham defender and Scotland star Christian Daily (who had his own band and counted Weezer as one of his favourite groups) and Graeme Le Saux, who revealed Joe Jackson’s “It’s Different For Girls” as the first record he ever bought. Pat Nevin was a big The The fan too; seems the Scots are the footballing nation with the best musical taste then!

What do you reckon of Baines choices? Does he really have the best musical taste in football? While we’re on the subject, check out Brandish’s top debut albums of the year, and our favourite singer/songwriter records of 2012 too.



Accessories, Sport

Brandish Christmas List #2 Savile Rogue Cashmere Football Scarves

By Stefano on November 12th, 2012

I have always found it surprising that football clubs haven’t cottoned on to the fact that not all of their fans want to be seen wearing cheap and rather nasty clothes and accessories. There’s clearly a whole group of fans who want to show their colours but wouldn’t be seen dead sporting the usual branded clobber that their team churns out.

The brilliantly named Savile Rogue think so too. For over five years now they have been offering classic football scarves in very fetching, and rather luxurious cashmere. As it states on their website there are fewer worst things in life than scratchy nylon scarves! For obvious reasons the scarves aren’t sporting the club’s crests, but given the state of some clubs – this one springs to mind - this is no bad thing.

Serious fashion heads should note that the cashmere comes from goats in Mongolia and is then shipped to a mill in Scotland.

The company has scarves for most of the Premiership clubs in both home and away colours with prices starting at £43.95

Just about to arrive are leather gloves in lamb leather, insulated fleece-lining and 100% cashmere wool cuffs. And you read that right, you can operate your iPhone to check up on your rivals scores without having to take them off. They will retail for around £64.95.



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Umbro England kit modelled by John Terry

By admin on March 28th, 2009

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If you’re interested in seeing the Umbro England kit then you’re probably down the pub watching the match against Slovakia, but here is the image waiting for you to pore over with a kebab when you get home.

On the surface it looks like a regular kit but they’ve really pushed for technological and tailoring improvements. I’ve put up the annotated picture so you can see the tailoring details, click the image to enlarge and check out videos with the designers below.



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News, Sportswear

Brandish speaks to the team behind the Umbro England kit: David Blanch, Charlie Allen and Aitor Throup

By admin on March 28th, 2009

Today marked the launch of the Umbro England kit, with a special preview for press. The kit is being officially unveiled tomorrow at the England vs Slovakia match, but take my word for it when I say it’s pretty special!

We caught up with the trio behind the innovative design today and grilled them on the creative process behind this launch. David Blanch is the creative director for Umbro and an ex-footballer but his love of fashion runs deep. He has worked at the RCA which also was home to Savile Row tailor Charlie Allen for a while before he launched his own label.

In our second video, after the jump we interview critically acclaimed designer Aitor Throup who takes us through his body and movement focused approach to design.

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If David Beckham moves to Milan will he visit Pitti Uomo?

By admin on October 22nd, 2008

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David Beckham’s possible January loan to AC Milan is big news in football but all I can think about is whether he’ll start dressing more like an Italian… hey, even James Bond, the quintessential English gent wears Brioni.

I’m hoping we’ll see pictures of him at Pitti Uomo hanging out with Kanye West and Gianni Versace. Much better than Tom Cruise as a fashion buddy anyday; L.A’s loss is Milan’s gain so fingers crossed!

Apologies to The Sartorialist for the Image



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Because The Tan Isn’t Bad Enough; Cristiano Ronaldo Does Silver Short-Shorts!

By Will Reid on July 24th, 2008

ronaldo(2).jpgWay back when (honestly Cristiano,) at the peak of the short-shorts trend, Brandish was rife with talk of Wham!, a model short-shorts wearer and metallic fabric. In an awfully weird way, Cristiano Ronaldo looks like a mixture of about three weeks worth of posts.

In case you haven’t already been blinded my that horrific pic to the left, I’m talking about this week’s latest fashion crime: those tight, silver short-shorts. Ronaldo was snapped while shopping at the Christian Audigier boutique in Beverly Hills, perfectly tangoed and crutch-ridden. Unlike that signature white suit, I can’t even bring myself to jokily utter that infamous question- Yay or Nay?

(Image Source: Most Wanted/Rex Features)



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Thierry Henry steps out in New York

By admin on July 3rd, 2008

thierry henry shopping new york.jpg I almost didn’t recognise Thierry Henry in this picture, gone is the footballer’s Gallic chic style which has been replaced by an altogether more ‘street’ (whatever that means) look.

We’re more used to seeing him in sharp suits like when he launched a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger late last year. The French aren’t known for their sartorial grasp on casualwear but I like his New York look. Although the jeans would look better either tighter or baggier and I’d ditch the dodgy belt altogether the trainers and t-shirt are pretty cool. All he needs is a few accessories to set off the tie print tee but the matching red sunnies are a nice touch.

What do you think, do you prefer our Tel in casual or smarter looks?

[Images: Rex Features]



Footwear

Kim Jones Umbro trainers

By admin on March 27th, 2008

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Umbro aren’t a brand you associate with style. No matter what they do, when people think Umbro, they think football. It’s an image association that the company are finding impossible to shake, which is a shame as their Kim Jones collaboration has produced some great trainers, with
these Mid-tops
the pick of an impressive bunch.

Whilst I’m sure no Brandish readers commit
this felony, I’ve started to notice an alarming number of people wearing Mid to
High tops and covering them with jeans that cover the majority of the trainer.
Doesn’t this defeat the point of wearing high trainers?

But enough about my pet peeves, these
trainers are available for a very affordable £60. Considering an Alexander
McQueen Puma trainer costs upwards of £150, these are bargains of Del-boy
proportions.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Daily Mail picks on Beckham

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

73742125David Beckham made waves in the Daily Mail today as they caught him wearing a Cincinnatti Reds baseball cap, a fashion faux pas which is apparently "equivalent to a Newcastle fan wearing a rugby shirt from London." Accusing him of upsetting LA Galaxy fans before he’s even played a match the Mail called the article "Beckham’s sporting fashion blunder". Now I have it on good authority from a bona fide American that this isn’t a big deal at all, so what’s the beef Daily Mail?

[Images supplied by Getty]




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