On this day…in 1968…Led Zeppelin cometh

Within a year, they’d be big. Within two, they’d be huge. And within three, they’d be the biggest band in the world. But on December 30, 1968, the quartet of British rockers called Led Zeppelin, were preparing for their fifth-ever gig in the United States were using propane heaters to keep themselves and their equipment … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How would Australian police have handled Lindsay Lohan this week? Maybe we are more used to using common sense and not jumping to conclusions. It reminds me of a story I was told many years ago. Rex Harrison was a very famous star and loved by his fans. However, unknown to them, he was a … [Read the full story]

Fabrice Muamba collapses in FA Cup match

One of the worst scenes experienced at White Hart Lane…and yet, we experienced the best of responses. Medics and physios from both clubs sprinted to his aid. Players and staff  stood together…stunned, shaken, shocked. Prayers were uttered. And then it began. The Bolton fans started it, the Spurs  fans quickly joined in. Muamba’s name was … [Read the full story]

Come on people…WA needs NRL

Billionaire businessman Tony Sage heads a consortium that has held talks with Ricky Stuart to lure the New South Wales Blues State of Origin coach to head up a new NRL franchise in Perth. Sage, a mining magnate who owns A-League club Perth Glory, and consortium partner Ben Elias, the Balmain Tigers great, have a … [Read the full story]

Breaking News: Whitney Houston found dead

Singer Whitney Houston, aged 48, is dead. Musicians, many already in Los Angeles ahead of the Grammys, have lined up to pay tribute. Houston, whose hits include I Will Always Love You, was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, hours before a traditional pre-Grammys diner hosted by veteran producer Clive Davis, … [Read the full story]

Billy Connolly walks off stage because of heckling

He was recently hailed as the most influential comedian of all time. However, it appears Billy Connolly, 69, is not always at one with his audiences. It has emerged that the comedian…known as Big Yin…has ended his shows prematurely twice in just eight days as a result of heckling during his current tour. Connolly left … [Read the full story]

Noel Gallagher owes Johnny Marr a fortune

Johnny Marr has revealed that Noel Gallagher owes him a fortune in rent. The Smiths former axeman said the ex Oasis chief stayed at his home rent free during the ’90s. But the guitarist said he couldn’t face charging his friend rent and taking on landlord duties. He said, “I had a place in London … [Read the full story]

Arsenal are ‘just not good enough’, says Wenger

Arsenal were “terrible” and “just not good enough”, manager Arsene Wenger said after the Gunners suffered more misery on the road against Blackburn Rovers. Wenger’s men were in control at half-time, leading 2-1 with chances aplenty, before they crumbled to a 4-3 defeat including own-goals from Alex Song and Laurent Koscielny. For Arsenal fans, the … [Read the full story]

EPL matchday tickets range from $15 to $150

Premier League fans without season tickets will pay as little as $15 and as much as $150 for a ticket to watch their clubs, according to a new survey. The BBC survey shows Blackburn come out as the top-flight club with the lowest possible outlay for a match-day – the cheapest possible adult ticket, a … [Read the full story]

Russians play in bikinis to bring back fans

A Russian women’s football team who have struggled to attract fans during the economic downturn have come up with a unique method of drawing in the crowds – playing their next match in bikinis. In a significant step backwards for women’s football in its quest for equality alongside the men, FC Rossiyanka from Krasnoarmeysk near … [Read the full story]

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