Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Ox introduces himself to Europe

This blog comes to you powered by disc 2 of the new Death In Vegas album, Trans-Love Energies…. Trans-Love Energies is also the reason you didn’t get a review of Wednesday’s Champions League action. Well, kinda. Let’s face it, it’s … Continue reading

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Olympiacos preview: unleash the Ox!

With Olympiacos the visitors to north London tonight, it’s perhaps good that last night saw a couple of unexpected results in the Champions League. One of the great truisms of Champions League football is that Greek sides don’t travel well. … Continue reading

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Death In Vegas

The new Death in Vegas album, Trans-Love Energies hit the shops yesterday. I haven’t got around to picking it up yet. Which is really shit of me as I’m quite a fan of the output of Richard Fearless and his cohorts- previously … Continue reading

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Bol-ton for Robin

For the first time in a long time, I walked out of the Arsenal stadium yesterday afternoon having thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s proceedings. Robin van Persie had completed a century of goals (making sure he took the match ball with … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Football and Arsenal v Bolton

Like any kid who once dribbled up and down their parents, or their grandparents, garden pretending to be their hero (in my case, David Rocastle) as they scored goal after goal I have developed a taste for scoring goals that has … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag

As I mentioned yesterday, I was at Greenwich Picturehouse last night to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Critical reaction to this film towards this film adaptation of the John Le Carré (7 months later he finds the “custom character” option) … Continue reading

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Arsene gets Gazidis vote of confidence

Ahead of a tricky Carling Cup tie with Shrewsbury tonight, Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has rubbished suggestions that Arsene Wenger will be sacked by the Arsenal board. Speaking to Sky Sports, Gazidis said, “No, he shouldn’t be worried. What I … Continue reading

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Profligate Arsenal blow it again

It was put to me, on Twitter last night, that if Arsenal beat anyone 7-0 I would still find something to complain about. The first thing I have to say about that is that it’s a strange thing to say … Continue reading

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Run Come Save Me: Roots Manuva

One of the things that kept me going during my year of purgatory, also known as my year in Bilbao, was a near constant stream of Melody Makers* and NMEs** dispatched to me from my uncle’s office in Dean Street. … Continue reading

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Arsenal make a good point

The record books, for anyone that can be arsed to look this kinda shit up, will show that Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in Europe in seventeen matches. Rarely, across the seventeen matches, will they have conceded a … Continue reading

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