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Football: Haaland and Man City look a little scary most of the time

September 7, 2022 Comments Off on Football: Haaland and Man City look a little scary most of the time

With the Premier League season now fermenting nicely and the first European fixtures underway, it seems like an apt moment to make the sort of judgments which will come back to haunt me come Halloween, never mind May.

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Football: A kick where it hurts for Man Utd while City are ‘too bloody good’

August 11, 2022 Comments Off on Football: A kick where it hurts for Man Utd while City are ‘too bloody good’

A kick where it hurts

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Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

The Lionesses’ fantastic semi-final victory over Sweden at a packed Bramall Lane means another year, another Wembley final for England.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

In part one of my pre-season meanderings, I took a peek at a burning issue facing each of the three North West behemoths who seized their usual seats at last season’s top six table. In part two, I’m focusing on those who spent more time dining near the toilets.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

With many players now reporting back for duty, or just being a giant pain in the backside to agitate for a move, it feels like an opportune moment to take a look at the big six Northern clubs in the Premier League.

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The Lighthouse

Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

Director Robert Eggers may only be two films into his fledgling career as a director and writer but he has already proven himself a master of psychological horror.

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Summer Of Fun exhibition at the Science & Industry Museum.

Power Up: Gaming history at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Power Up: Gaming history at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

In my three years as Gaming Editor for Northern Soul, I have visited a variety of retro arcade clubs and bars. But nothing prepared me for the living, breathing exhibition at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

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More than a game: the esports juggernaut rolls into Manchester

April 13, 2019 Comments Off on More than a game: the esports juggernaut rolls into Manchester

In the last few years, gaming as a spectator sport has become something of a phenomenon, from YouTubers earning lucrative sponsorship deals broadcasting their gaming exploits to the explosion in professional tournaments and leagues collectively known as esports.

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Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

New arcade bar, NQ64, is the latest venture to tap into a strong sense of nostalgia among gamers of a certain age.

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“This truly is a retreat for dedicated and casual gamers.” Northern Soul reviews Virtual Hideout Manchester

May 26, 2018 Comments Off on “This truly is a retreat for dedicated and casual gamers.” Northern Soul reviews Virtual Hideout Manchester

Nestled in a new outdoor stretch of bars and restaurants near the Odeon in Manchester’s Great Northern, Virtual Hideout Manchester is the latest haven for those seeking a gaming fix with a primary focus on VR.

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