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Football lover and will be talking a lot about a lot of different subjects that get brought up within the sport. Also will be reviewing music and films. Enjoy the read and leave comments

Spotlight Review

Spotlight is a film that will certainly make you think about a lot of things and might change your opinions on certain subjects.

Although this film is based on real events and things that actually happened all around the world sometimes when it is seen on a film rather than in the news it hits home more. This Oscar nominated film will go down as one of the best investigative news dramas ever and certainly deserves all the praise it has been getting. But the big question is, what makes this film so good to watch?

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Top 10 January 2016 Transfer Window Signings

10 – Anthony Knockaert (Standard Liege to Brighton)

Brighton had a fantastic start to the season but recently they have lost their form and are in a real battle to stay in the playoffs. They needed a spark and Knockaert could just make the difference come the end of the season.

Anthony Knockaert

9 – Steven Caulker (QPR to Liverpool)

This might seem a strange one but Caulker has a lot of potential and at the age of 24 he could go on to become one of England’s leading centre backs. He is better than what Liverpool have, if Klopp stops playing him upfront.

Steven Caulker

8 – Leroy Fer (QPR – Swansea)

Yet another QPR departure and with them getting relegated from the Premier League last year it would seem like they don’t have the quality but in Fer they had a midfielder that can really grab hold of a game which Swansea are in need of.

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7 – Gianelli Imbula (Porto to Stoke City)

When he joined Stoke eyebrows were raised, especially when they broke their transfer record to bring him in. £18.3 million is a lot of money but Mark Hughes feels he needs more power in central midfield and is the replacement for Steven N’Zonzi.

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6 – Steven Naismith (Everton to Norwich City)

He was not prolific for Everton but he can score goals when given the chance. He has got off to a decent start at Norwich and they certainly need more goals in their team if they want to stay in the top flight.

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Top 10 Playstation 2 Games Ever

10 – Okami

Combining Japanese myth, legend and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, who has taken the form of a white wolf. The cel-shaded visual style looked fantastic on the PS2 and deserved to have been played more.

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9 – Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

The reboot of the series saw the unnamed prince return to form and with some very entertaining platforming and action sequences it is definitely worth a play. Using the key game mechanic Dagger to rewind time is very well used throughout the game.

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8 – Soul Calibur 2

Originally released in the arcades and then ported over to the Playstation 2 is easily one of the best fighting games on the console. The story mode in the game doesn’t really add anything but that doesn’t matter as it is such a good fighting game.

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7 – Bully

An open world game made by Rockstar will always be entertaining but this one surprised everyone as it was set in a school and focused on the loves of schoolchildren. Obviously there was controversy surrounding the game but it gained positive reviews because of its narrative and characters.

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6 – Shadow of the Colossus

With no other enemies than the 16 colossi, it is a different game to most and it could even be argued that it is more of a puzzle game than an action adventure game. One of the first games that can connect with you emotionally.

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Top 10 Breaking Bad Episodes

10 – Full Measure (Season 3 Episode 13)

Walter negotiates with Gus to make sure that both him and Jesse stay alive, however Gus has other plans which forces Walt into making a drastic last minute decision. With Gale back in the picture, Jesse is forced to take action by Walter.

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9 – Gliding All Over (Season 5 Episode 8)

Walter knows that somebody in prison is going to talk as their payments have stopped from Gus and needs the help of Lydia to obtain the names of Mike’s people. No longer part of the group Jesse isn’t involved in the process.

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8 – Confessions (Season 5 Episode 11)

Jesse decides that it is time to leave and believes that it will help him and Walt, however he makes a discovery before leaving that changes his mind on the whole situation. Walt and Skyler find a way to deal with Hank and Marie.

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7 – Crawl Space (Season 4 Episode 11)

Walt takes action to stop Hank getting close to Gus but this does not deter the DEA agent which makes Gus threaten the whole family. Skyler’s attempts to help out her boss Ted hits a stumbling block and leaves Walt in a state.

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6 – Dead Freight (Season 5 Episode 5)

Walt and Jesse try to work out ways to stay undercover and attempt to pull off an insane robbery to help them get the meth business back on track. But a new team member causes more problems and rifts between Jesse and Walt.

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5 – Granite State (Season 5 Episode 15)

Walt is set up in a new location to live out the rest of his days but Jesse is still in trouble. Jack and the gang want Jesse dead, however Todd’s infatuation with Lydia means he needs to keep him alive to cook.

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Ride Along Review

With Ride Along 2 out at the cinemas at the moment it seems like a good time to go back to the first film.

Many people were surprised to see that this film got a sequel because it didn’t go down with fans and critics as well as they might have hoped. But now looking back at the first film, is it worth watching and should you spend your hard earned money to go see the second?

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Top 10 Premier League Goalkeepers Ever

10 – Jussi Jaaskelainen

At the age of 40 he is playing for Wigan Athletic but he will be fondly remembered by Bolton Wanderers fans as he helped them gain promotion to the top flight and then was a key part of them qualifying for Europe. Also featured for West Ham.

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9 – Pepe Reina

Reina won the Premier League Golden Glove award three times during his eight year spell at Liverpool. At his very best he was undroppable and some were surprised that he was allowed to leave the club when he did and it’s argued he hasn’t been replaced properly.

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8 – Brad Friedel

Despite not winning many trophies or awards he was by far one of the most consistent goalkeepers ever. Rarely made mistakes and didn’t miss a single Premier League game for eight seasons which just shows how reliable he was and even has a goal to his name.

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7 – Shay Given

At 39 he is still contracted to Stoke City and it’s argued that Jack Butland is benefitting from his experience. He will forever be a hero at Newcastle United because with Given they were one of the top teams and played European football regularly and was sublime.

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6 – Joe Hart

The England number one has the potential to go on to be one of the best goalkeepers in world football and is at exactly the right club to do that. He will probably be England captain one day and will lift many more trophies in his career.

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Top 10 Playstation 1 Games

10 – PaRappa the Rapper

This action rhythm game follows the main character, Parappa, make his way through six stages by rapping. It is a very odd game but give it a chance and it is very addictive and you may just find yourself singing along to some of the songs.

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9 – Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

The third game of the series made by Naughty Dog is easily the best after each game built on the last, ironing out problems of the previous entries and adding more and more to each release. The platform game has sold over 7 million copies.

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8 – Street Fighter Alpha 3

If you just care about gameplay on fighting games then it could be argued this game is the perfect game and is yet to be bettered even by modern games. Highly addictive and this has to be in your collection if you love fighting games.

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7 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Despite lower sales than a lot of games on this list, it certainly doesn’t disappoint when you jump into the shoes of protagonist Alucard. The 2D side scrolling style gives it a different feel to a lot of other Playstation games at the time.

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6 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Still arguably the best skateboarding game ever released with one of the best soundtracks on any game has made this a favourite among a lot of people. After playing this game a lot of the younger audiences decided to pick up a real skateboard.

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Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

10 – Who Shot Mr Burns Part 1? (Season 6 Episode 25)

Part one of the two part episode created a lot of debate amongst fans after an unidentified attacker shoots Mr Burns leaving him for dead because he stole oil from Springfield Elementary leading to many suspects in the case.

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9 – King Size Homer (Season 7 Episode 7)

Homer hates the new exercise program that has been started at the Nuclear Power Plant and decided to gain 61 pounds in order to be declared disabled so he can work from home. But soon realises that being obese is not great.

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8 – Homer Badman (Season 6 Episode 9)

Homer becomes public enemy number one in the town after seemingly grabbing the babysitter’s bum who sees this behaviour as inappropriate and accuses him of sexual harassment. However, he was only innocently grabbing a gummy bear that she had sat on by mistake.

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7 – Homer the Heretic (Season 4 Episode 3)

Homer decides to not go to church one Sunday morning and despite Marge’s protests he decides that he is never going again. This quickly attracts the ‘wrath of God’ and the Simpson’s house is set on fire leading to Homer needing saving.

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6 – The Springfield Files (Season 8 Episode 10)

With guest starts Leonard Nimoy, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson this episode serves as a cross over between The Simpsons and The X-Files. Homer believes he has discovered an alien in the woods which leads to Agents Mulder and Scully visiting Springfield.

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