Fulham now have a fully fit squad available to them, and while that's good news it also brings a selection headache for Slavisa Jokanovic . We know that only five of the six loanees can fit into a matchday squad, but deciding which of those six to chose is going to be a difficult job in the Fulham war room from now until the end of the season. There's also the question of who starts up front for the side - Fulham now have a wealth of serious attacking options that could all have an argument to start. So, we've asked various people from around Fulham to have their say on what they think the strongest XI is and why. Read More Latest Fulham news Ryan O'Donovan, Fulham reporter @ GetWestLondon It's a real Jekyll and Hyde ask this - half of them is extremely straight forward to pick, but the other half is a nightmare. But not the bad type, it's a headache that Slavisa Jokanovic would rather have than not having strength in depth in his side, especially coming into this stage of the … [Read more...] about What is Slavisa Jokanovic’s strongest XI?
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Let’s get one thing straight. Before we get on to if it is good or bad for the game, for starters what is it called? Is it V.A.R or Var (Video Assistant Referee)? For the record, I’m going V.A.R. As for the impact on the game, well it depends whether you are a referee, player, fan or commentator! There has been huge debate in recent weeks over the flow of the game when it is in use, whether the fans should be able to see the video replays, whether it actually helps officials to the right decision and do we really need or want it. I’m afraid I can’t answer those questions but it could certainly change the game for those of us in the commentary box. This weekend, it was in use again for the FA Cup and caused a few issues for experienced voices such as Guy Mowbray. Despite what some people may think, the job isn’t easy. There are countless aspects to the role but describing the pace and flow of the game and the excitement of a goal are key. However, … [Read more...] about Johnny Cantor: Will V.A.R. take away some of the joy from big moments in matches?
Oscar-winner started his musical journey with Mani Ratnam’s Roja in 1992 0SHARES Share Tweet Email A R Rahman Bollywood’s ace music composer and singer A R Rahman, completed 25 years in the industry last year and the journey wasn’t a bed of roses for him. It had its own share of ups and downs. Rahman is not just a name but a musical phenomenon. In his words, “What cannot be put into words can be expressed through music.” This, very well, might be true mantra of his success in the industry. It was 1992 and film-maker Mani Ratnam’s Roja was the break Rahman might have been waiting for. The Oscar-winner started his journey in the world of music. It’s been quarter of a century since and Rahman has never looked back. His patriotic numbers Maa Tujhe Salaam in 1997 and Jai Ho in 2009 are capable of giving goosebumps to anyone and not just Indians. AR Rahman has composed tracks for movies such as Slumdog Millionaire, Roja and … [Read more...] about I’m very proud of my 25 years in the industry: A R Rahman
THE bride-to-be who allegedly conned her fiance and his pals out of €14,000 by faking his Ibiza stag do is today said to be hiding in a caravan park.Rachel Doran’s family have disowned her since learning about her claimed scam – as her own brother calls her an “evil cow”.Chris Mahone, 27, was at the airport with 30 mates when they discovered the 29-year-old had only pretended to book the four-day knees-up.She then fled the couple’s home near Whitehaven, Cumbria, and a friend told the Mirror she is staying in a caravan park.Last night Chris was being supported by Rachel’s brother Ryan, who said the family had disowned her.“She’s got no f****r now. How a person can do something like that is beyond me.“Evil cow. No morals.”The bride-to-be, 29, persuaded Chris, 27, to let her take charge of his stag trip to Ibiza, taking £440 from each of the 30-strong group — then forged boarding passes for them.The excited … [Read more...] about Bride-to-be who ‘conned fiance and pals out of €14k with fake stag do’ is ‘hiding in a caravan park after family disown her’ – as her own brother calls her an ‘evil cow’
GIRLS ALOUD becoming girlband royalty was in no small part down to NADINE COYLE.The Irish singer’s vocals were the stand-out feature on many of the group’s biggest hits.Now, after her first solo attempt flopped, Nadine is making a comeback — teaming up with Brian Higgins, the man behind the Girls Aloud sound.I can reveal they have been working on new material for two years, and it has caught the attention of label Virgin EMI — home to TAYLOR SWIFT, KATY PERRY and JUSTIN BIEBER.Nadine said: “I’m so excited to be releasing music again. I’m nervous but really happy to be sharing them finally.“It’s a dream come true to sign a solo deal with a label that’s as brilliant as Virgin EMI.“The team really share my vision for the album and I can’t wait to start performing again.”Together CHERYL, SARAH HARDING, NICOLA ROBERTS, KIMBERLEY WALSH, and Nadine sold more than 4.3million singles after being formed on ITV show … [Read more...] about Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle is back with a new sound which has caught the ear of a major record label
ACTOR Orlando Bloom proudly considers Liam Neeson ‘his surrogate Hollywood dad’.He even credits the Irish screen legend for keeping him grounded.The close friends played father and son in 2005 historical epic Kingdom of Heaven and Bloom, 40, claims Neeson, 64, took him under his wing and advised him to ignore all ‘the bulls***’ in the movie business.And Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando reckons Liam Neeson’s career has been his inspiration.The English actor said: “Just getting to breathe the same air was enough. I’d grown up watching his movies — Schindler’s List, Michael Collins. I thought I was going to be terrified by this towering legend.“And it was my first lead in a movie. I’d done Pirates and Lord of the Rings and Troy. But this time, I was number one on the call sheet of this very expensive, very big movie. I’m 25, 26 and that can make your head explode. “And Liam was amazing, we just clicked. It … [Read more...] about Orlando Bloom’s ‘surrogate Hollywood dad’ Liam Neeson told him not to buy into the bullshit
MEET the hottest new talent in music. In less than 12 months Bebe Rexha has scored a Top 10 hit alongside super-producer Martin Garrix with In The Name of Love, collaborated with Nicki Minaj on her single No Broken Hearts and hosted the MTV European Music Awards.But the 27 year old is no flash in the pan.For the past 10 years she has worked tirelessly behind the scenes as a songwriter.In fact, Bebe (pronounced BB) is the talent behind some of the biggest hits of recent years, including Eminem and Rihanna’s Grammy-winning single The Monster, David Guetta’s Hey Mama and G-Eazy’s Me, Myself & I.Her entry into the music industry at such a young age means she is already well aware of its darker side.She shares a story today that sends shivers down our spine.It is that of a successful record producer – whom she won’t name – who behaved in an overly sexual manner when she was just 19.“He would massage my feet and back and [also] … [Read more...] about 2017’s hottest new talent Bebe Rexha opens up about what it’s really like songwriting for big artists and fighting to survive in the ‘cut-throat’ music industry
“I DON’T think cultural authenticity is majorly important in music,” Mik Pyro tells SFTW ahead of the launch show for his new solo project.“If it was important for the Stones, you wouldn’t have middle-class guys from London with degrees in economics playing Delta blues.”It might seem somewhat redundant a point for the Dubliner to make, given he’s spent the five years since his hip hop-influenced soul band Republic of Loose split playing old blues standards.Yet it perhaps cuts to the point of why what was, at one point, one of Ireland’s most-celebrated bands never really broke through outside the country, despite investing a lot of money in touring abroad.There was always a feeling, for all their domestic success and the sense Pyro was a troubled genius constantly on the cusp of something great, that they were never taken seriously enough at home — or overseas.Part of this was self-inflicted — their four albums are filled with … [Read more...] about Mik Pyro reveals what he learned during The Republic of Loose days and how he’s rediscovered what it’s like to be a musician
JUDGE Jules has become something of an institution for British dance music. With a career that has spanned almost three decades and shows no sign of slowing down, all signs now point to Eden for the 16th season of another clubbing institution: Judgement Ibiza.For the first time in its history, Judgement has become an all-out UV party each week with dancers, costumes and a promised carnival atmosphere, alongside a growing list of A-list DJ guests that includes Blonde and Eddie Halliwell. Clubz caught up with Jules to find out how it's going and if the Judge will ever manage to take a holiday. Hi Jules, great to have you here with us – how are preparations for Judgement going? Are you looking forward to getting back out to Ibiza again?If any DJ says that they don’t spend the non-Summer months thinking about Ibiza, then they’re probably telling fibs. Ibiza is arguably the biggest factor of any party calendar and if, like me you’re lucky enough … [Read more...] about Judge Jules: “Ibiza is an escape and a chance to experience something different”
THE bride-to-be who allegedly conned her fiance and his pals out of £13,000 by faking his Ibiza stag do is today said to be hiding in a caravan park.Rachel Doran's family have disowned her since learning about her claimed scam - as her own brother calls her an "evil cow".Chris Mahone, 27, was at the airport with 30 mates when they discovered the 29-year-old had only pretended to book the four-day knees-up.She then fled the couple’s home near Whitehaven, Cumbria, and a friend told the Sun she is staying in a caravan park.Last night Chris was being supported by Rachel’s brother Ryan, who said the family had disowned her."She’s got no f****r now. How a person can do something like that is beyond me."Evil cow. No morals."The bride-to-be, 29, persuaded Chris, 27, to let her take charge of his stag trip to Ibiza, taking £440 from each of the 30-strong group — then forged boarding passes for them.The excited party then rocked up at the airport on … [Read more...] about Bride-to-be who ‘conned fiance and pals out of £13k with fake stag do’ is ‘hiding in a caravan park after family disown her’ – as her own brother calls her an ‘evil cow’