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  • bands: Oasis, Beady Eye, Led Zeppelin
  • musicians: Jimmy Page, Ennio Morricone
  • singers: Liam Gallagher, Luciano Pavarotti
  • albums: Houses of the Holy, What's the Story Morning Glory, BE
  • songs: Rain song, Rockin' chair (by the Griffiths), Stay young (dickhead Noel hates it), In the bubble with a bullet
  • clubs: AC Milan, Italy, England
  • players: Paolo Maldini, Mario Balotelli, Pippo Inzaghi, Marco Van Basten, Mark Lenders
  • F1 car: McLaren
  • drivers: Jenson Button, A. Senna
  • clothes: Italian fashion, Pretty Green
  • poet: William Shakespeare
  • books: Look back in anger (theatre), Oasis: the truth
  • historical character: Horatio Nelson
  • films: Quadrophenia, Zabriskie Point, Blow-up
  • director: A. Hitchcock
  • artists: S. Dali, Leonardo Da Vinci, L.S. Lowry, Milan Futurism artists
  • philosopher: A. Schopenhauer
  • place: Minorca island
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England flag = Milan flag, English lion = Venice Saint Marco lion

in history, City 2nd shirt so similar to Milan one :)

Oasis gigography

Oasis founder Liam gives the name Oasis (having seen a poster of the Inspiral Carpets in Liam's bedroom)

without Noel:

1991


Boardwalk - Manchester (England, Great Britain, UK) - 18th August - supporting Sweet Jesus

1992

Polytechnic - Dartford - 19th April
Hippodrome - Oldham - 20th April - supporting Revenge
Club 57 - Oldham - 5th May - supporting The Ya Ya's
Boardwalk - Manchester - 14th July (bootleg)
Boardwalk - Manchester - 19th August
The Venue - Manchester - 13th September
Boardwalk - Manchester - 22nd November - supporting The Cherries

1993

Boardwalk - Manchester - 5th January - supporting The Essence
La Bateu - Liverpool - 1st March
Krazy House - Liverpool - 1st April
Boardwalk - Manchester - 1st May
King Tut's - Glasgow - 31st May - supporting 18 Wheeler (when Alan McGee discovered them, many posts, also here)
Manchester University - Manchester - 1st June
La Bateu - Liverpool - 1st July
Boardwalk - Manchester - 3rd July
Duchess - Leeds - 11th September
Canal Bar - Manchester - 14th September
(Hit the North - Radio 5 -15th September bootleg)
Manchester University - Manchester - 7th October - supporting Liz Phair
Manchester University - Manchester - 14th October - supporting Milltown Brothers
Keele University - Keele - 27th October - supporting BMX Bandits
Sheffield University - Sheffield - 28th October - supporting BMX Bandits
Wherehouse - Derby - 1st November - supporting BMX Bandits
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 3rd November - supporting BMX Bandits
Powerhaus - London - 4th November
Sheffield University - Sheffield - 28th November - supporting CNN
Institute - Birminham - 1st December - supporting St. Ettienne
Plaza - Glasgow - 2nd December - supporting St. Ettienne
Warwick University - Warwick - 4th December
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 8th December - supporting The Verve
Manchester University - Manchester - 9th December - supporting The Verve
Cathouse - Glasgow - 10th December - supporting The Verve
The Mill - Preston - 11th December - supporting The Verve
Riverside - Newcastle - 13th December - supporting The Verve
Kings Hall - Bradford - 14th December - supporting The Verve
Krazy House - Liverpool - 16th December - supporting Real People

1994

Water Rats - London - 27th January
Gleneagles - Scotland - 6th February
Angel - Bedford - 23rd March
100 Club - London - 24th March
Forum - Tunbridge Wells - 26th March
Polytechnic - Oxford - 27th March
Jug Of Ale - Birminham - 28th March
Joiners - Southhampton - 29th March
Fleece & Firkin - Bristol - 30th March
Moles - Bath - 31st March
Lucifers Mill - Dundee - 5th April
La Belle Angel - Edinburgh - 6th April
Tramway -Glasgow - 7th April
Arena - Middlesborough - 8th April
Wheatsheaf - Stoke - 11th April
Duchess - Leeds - 12th April
Lomax - Liverpool - 13th April
Adelphi - Hull - 29th April
University - Coventry - 30th April
Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth - 2nd May
Tj's - Newport - 3rd May
Wherehouse - Derby - 4th May
Charlotte - Leicester - 6th May
Old Trout - Windsor - 7th May
Roadmenders - Northhampton - 8th May
Army And Navy - Chelmsford - 10th May
Boat Race - Cambridge - 11th May
New Cross - London - 13th May
Leadmill - Sheffield - 14th May
Edwards 8 - Birminham - 1st June
University - Cardiff - 2nd June
Island - Ilford - 3rd June
Albert Hall - London - 4th June
Arts Centre - Norwich - 6th June
Marquee - Manchester - 8th June
University - Manchester - 9th June
Avenham Park Festival - Preston - 11th June
Cathouse - Glasgow - 12th June
Cathouse - Glasgow - 13th June
Erotika - Paris (france) - 16th June
(East Wing) Centre - Brighton - 18th June (interview)
Glastonbury Festival - Somerset - 26th June
Wetlands - New York - 21st July
T In The Park Festival - Hamilton - 31st July
Riverside - Newcastle - 9th August
Irish Centre - Leeds - 10th August
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 11th August
Hultsfreds Festival - Hultsfred (Sweden) - 13th August (bootleg+interview)
Rock City - Nottingham - 15th August
Forum - London - 16th August
Astoria - London - 18th August
(Borderline - London - 21th August - secret gig)
Lowlands Festival - Netherlands - 28th August
Tivoli - Buckley - 31st August
Gino - Stockholm (Sweden) - 2nd September
Limelight - Belfast - 4th September
Hacienda - Manchester - 5th September
Logo - Hamburg (Germany) - 8th September
Arena - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 9th September
Quattro - Tokyo (Japan) - 13th September
Quattro - Tokyo (Japan) - 14th September
Quattro - Toyko (Japan) - 15th September
Quattro - Toyko (Japan) - 16th September
Quattro - Osaka (Japan) - 18th September
Quattro - Nagoya (Japan) - 19th September
Moe's - Seattle WA (USA) - 23rd September
Satyricon - Portland OR (USA) - 24th September
Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco CA (USA) - 26th September
Melarky's - Sacramento CA (USA) - 27th September
Noel leaves the band for the first time

Uptown Bar - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 14th October
Metro - Chicago IL (USA) - 15th October
St Andrews Hall - Detroit MI (USA) 16th October
Grog Shop - Cleveland OH (USA) - 18th October
Lee's Place - Toronto (Canada) - 19th October
Local 186 - Allston MA (USA) - 21st October
Met Cafe - Providence RI (USA) - 22nd October
JC Dobbs - Philadelphia (USA) - 23rd October
9:30 Club - Washington DC (USA) - 26th October
Maxwell's - Hoboken NJ (USA) - 28th October
Wetlands - New York (USA) - 29th October
La Cigale - Paris (france) - 4th November
Transbordeur - Lyon (france) - 5th November
Theatre Du Moulin - Marseille (france) - 6th November
Palladium - Stockholm (Sweden) - 16th November
Cue Club - Gothenburg (Sweden) - 17th November
Dairy - Lund (Sweden) - 18th November
Loft - Berlin (Germany) - 20th November
Markthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 21st November
Batchkapp - Frankfurt (Germany) - 23rd November
Luxor - Cologne (Germany) - 24th November
Paradiso - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 25th November
Zeche Carl - Essen (Germany) - 27th November
Botanieve - Brussels (Belgium) - 28th November
Guildhall - Southampton - 30th November
Octagon - Sheffield - 1st December
Corn Exchange - Cambridge 4th December
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 7th December
Civic Hall - Wolverhampton - 11th December
Astoria - Cardiff - 12th December
Hammersmith Palais - London - 13th December
Royal Court - Liverpool - 17th December
Academy - Manchester - 18th December
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 27th December
(East Wing) Centre - Brighton - 29th December
Town Hall - Middlesbrough - 30th December

1995

DV8 - Seattle WA (USA) - 28th January
Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver (Canada) - 29th January
Roseland Theatre - Portland OR (USA) - 30th Janurary
Fillmore - San Francisco (USA) - 1st February
The Palace - Hollywood CA (USA) - 3rd February
SOMA Live - San Diego CA (USA) - 4th February
Nile Theatre - Mesa AZ - 5th February
Bar & Grill - Salt Lake City UT (USA) - 7th February
Bluebeard Theatre - Denver CP (USA) - 9th February
Deep Ellum Live - Dallas TX (USA) - 11th February
Liberty Lunch - Austin TX (USA) - 12th February
Urban Art Bar - Houston TX (USA) - 13th February
New Daisy Theatre - Memphis TN (USA) - 15th February
Cat's Cradle - Carrboro NC (USA) - 17th February
Masquerade - Atlanta GA (USA) - 18th February
Stone Pony - Ashbury Park NJ (USA) - 3rd March
Wust Music Hall - Washington DC (USA) - 4th March
The Abyss - Virginia Beach VA (USA) - 5th March
Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 7th March
The Academy - New York NY (USA) - 8th March
Lopo's - Providence RI (USA) - 10th March
Avalon - Boston MA (USA) - 11th March
Club Soda - Montreal (Canada) - 12th March
Phoenix Theatre - Toronto (Canada) - 14th March
The Odeon - Cleveland OH (USA) - 15th March
St Andrews - Detroit MI (USA) - 16th March
Tyndale Armory - Indianapolis (USA) - 18th March
Vic Theatre - Chicago IL (USA) - 19th March
Orbit Room - Grand Rapids MI (USA) - 20th March
First Ave - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 24th March
Rave At Eagles Milwaukee WI (USA) - 25th March
Cliffs Pavillion - Southend - 17th April
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 20th April
Arena - Sheffield - 22nd April
Pavillion - Bath - 22nd June
Glastonbury Festival - Somerset - 23rd June
Roskilde Festival - Denmark - 30th June
Rolling Stone - Milan (Italy) 3rd July
Fauvier festival - Lyon (france) - 5th July
Out In The Green Festival - Frauenfeld (Switzerland) - 7th July
Eurokeenes Festival - Belfort (france) - 8th July
Badesee - Duren (Germany) - 9th July
Beach Park - Irvine Beach - 14th July
Beach Park - Irvine Beach - 15th July
Plaza De Toros De Las Ventus - Madrid (Spain) - 18th July
Zeebruggers Beach Festival - Belgium - 21st July
Slane Castle - Dublin (Ireland) - 22nd July
Kawasaki Club - Citta (Japan) - 21st August
Kawasaki Club - Citta (Japan) - 22nd August
Liquid Room - Toyko (Japan) - 23rd August
Garden Hall - Toyko (Japan) - 25th August
Garden Hall - Toyko (Japan) - 26th August
Imperial Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 28th August
Imperial Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 29th August
Empress Ballroom - Blackpool - 2nd October
Trentham Gardens - Stoke - 3rd October
International Centre - Bournemouth - 5th October
Leisure Centre - Gloucester - 6th October
Hammerjack's - Baltimore MD (USA) - 10th October
Roseland Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 11th October
Tuxedo Junctions - Danbury CT (USA) - 13th October
The Orpheum - Boston MA (USA) - 14th October
Metropol - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 16th October
La Luna - Brussels (Belgium) - 31st October
Earls Court - London - 4th November
Earls Court - London - 5th November
Zenith - Paris (france) - 7th November
Grosse Freiheit - Mamburg (Germany) - 10th November
Live Music Hall - Koln (Germany) - 12th November
Trocardiere - Nantes (france) - 14th November
Aeronef - Lille (france) - 15th November
Granby Hall - Leicester - 17th November
Annexet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 20th November
KB Hallen - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 24th November
NYMEX Arena - Manchester - 26th November
KNDD Holiday Festival - Seattle WA (USA) - 2nd December
WHFS Holiday Festival - Washington DC (USA) - 7th December
Q101 Holiday Festival - Chicago IL (USA) - 8th December
KEGE Holiday Festival - Minneapolis (USA) - 9th December
Liberty Warehouse - Toronto (Canada) - 13th December
Live 105 Holiday Festival - San Francisco CA (USA) - 15th December
KOME Holiday Festival - San Jose CA (USA) - 16th December
KROQ Holiday Festival - Los Angeles CA - 18th December
Viper Room - Hollywood CA (USA) - 19th December

1996

Music Centre - Utrecht - 10th January
Munich (Germany) - 12th January
Huxley's - Berlin (Germany) - 14th January
Bielefeld (Germany) - 15th January
Whitely Bay Ice Rink - Tyne & Wear - 19th January
Ingleston Exhibition Centre - Edinburgh - 21st January
Ingleston Exhibition Centre - Edinburgh - 22nd January
Memorial Hall - Kansas City MO (USA) - 23rd February
American Theater - St Louis (MO) - 24th February
Orpheum Theater - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 26th February
Aragon Ballroom - Chicago IL (USA) - 27th February
Eagle's Auditorium - Milwaukee WI (USA) - 1st March
Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 3rd March
Egyptian Room - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 5th March
GMU Patriot Center - Fairfax VA (USA) - 7th March
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 9th March
Strand Theater - Providence RI (USA) - 10th March
Paramount Theater - New York NY (USA) - 13th March
International Arena - Cardiff - 18th March
International Arena - Cardiff - 19th March
The Point Depot - Dublin - 22nd March
The Point Depot - Dublin - 23rd March
Stradhalle - Offenbach (Germany) - 26th March
Terminal 1 - Offenbach (Germany) - 27th March
Palalido - Milan (Italy) - 29th March
Summum - Grenoble (france) - 31st March
Zeleste - Barcelona (Spain) - 2nd April
Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver BC (USA) - 10th April
Mercer Arena - Seattle WA (USA) - 11th April
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco CA - 13th April
Mammoth - Denver CO (USA) - 18th April
Bronco Bowl Auditorium - Dallas TX (USA) -20th April
Austin Music Hall - Austin TX (USA) - 21st April
Maine Road - Manchester - 27th April
Maine Road - Manchester - 28th April
Balloch Castle Country Park - Loch Lomond (Scotland) - 3rd August
Balloch Castle Country Park - Loch Lomond - 4th August
Sjohistoriska Museet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 7th August
Knebworth Park - Stevenage - 10th August (with bootleg)
Knebworth Park - Stevenage - 11th August
Paric Ui Chaoimh - Cork - 14th August
Paric Ui Chaoimh - Cork - 15th August
Royal Festival Hall - Noel unplugged - London - 23rd August (bootleg)
Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont IL - 27th August
Palace - Auburn Hills MI (USA) - 30th August
Molson Park - Toronto (Canada) - 31st August
Corestates Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 2nd September
The Centrum - Worcester MA (USA) - 6th September
Jones Beach Theatre - Long Island NY (USA) - 7th September
Jones Beach Theatre - Long Island NY (USA) - 8th September
Nissan Pavilion - Bristow VA (USA) - 10th September

1997

Tibetan Freedom Concert - New York City - 7th June (Noel)
Weenie Roast - Irvine CA (USA) - 14th June
Coliseum - Oakland CA (USA) - 18th June - Supporting U2
Coliseum - Oakland CA (USA) - 19th June - Supporting U2
Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 8th September
Globe - Stockholm (Sweden) - 9th September
Forum - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 10th September
Westpoint Arena - Exeter - 13th Septemeber
Westpoint Arena - Exeter - 14th September
Arena - Newcastle - 16th September
Arena - Newcastle - 17th September
Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 19th September
Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 20th September
Arena - Sheffield - 22nd September
Arena - Sheffield - 23rd September
Earls Court - London - 25th September
Earls Court - London - 26th September
Earls Court - London - 27th September
National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - 29th September
National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - 30th September
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 7th October
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 8th October
Zenith - Lille (France) - 3rd November
Pabellon Principe Felipe - Zaragoza (Spain) - 8th Novemeber
Palacio De La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 10th November
Palau Dels Esports - Barcelona (Spain) - 11th November
Arena - Geneva (Switzerland) - 13th November
Palasport - Bologna (Italy) - 15th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 16th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 17th November
Olympichalle - Munich (Germany) - 19th November
Sportovni Hala - Prague (Czech Republic) - 21st November
Festhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 22nd November
Messehalle - Hannover (Germany) - 24th November
Festhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 25th November
Earls Court - London - 26th November
Brabanthallen - Den Bosch (Netherlands) - 27th November
Arena - Oberhausen (Germany) - 28th November
The Point - Dublin - 3rd December
The Point - Dublin - 4th December
The Point - Dublin - 5th December
SE & CC - Glasgow - 7th December
SE & CC - Glasgow - 8th December
Indoor Arena - Cardiff - 10th December
Indoor Arena - Cardiff - 11th December
GMEX - Manchester - 13th December
GMEX - Manchester - 14th December
Water Rats - London - 16th December
Wembley Arena - London - 17th December
Wembley Arena - London - 18th December

1998

Sony E Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 8th January
Patriot Center - Washington DC (USA) - 9th January
Palumbo Center - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 10th January
Continental Airlines Arena - Rutherford NJ (USA) - 12th January
Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto (Canada) - 15th January
Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont IL (USA) - 17th January
Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis (USA) - 18th January
GM Place - Vancouver (USA) - 23rd January
Seattle Center Arena - Seattle WA (USA) - 24th January
Bill Graham Civic - San Francisco CA (USA) - 26th January
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 27th January
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 28th January
Bronco Bowl Auditorium - Dallas TX (USA) - 31st January
Theatre At Bayou Place - Houston TX (USA) - 1st February
WPB Auditorium - Palm Beach FL (USA) - 5th February
UCF Arena - Orlando FL (USA) - 6th February
Fox Theatre - Atlanta GA (USA) 8th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 18th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 19th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 20th February
HKCEC Hall 3 - Hong Kong (China) - 22nd February
Entertainment Center - Perth (Australia) - 26th Feburary
Entertainment Center - Adelaide (Australia) - 28th Feburary
Entertainment Center - Melbourne (Australia) - 1st March
Entertainment Center - Sydney (Australia) - 3rd March
Entertainment Center - Brisbane (Australia) - 6th March
Carter Holt Pavilion - Auckland (New Zealand) - 9th March
Queens Warf Event Center - Wellington (New Zealand) - 10th March
San Carlos Apoquindo Stadium - Santiago (Chile) - 14th March
Luna Park - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 17th March
Luna Park - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 18th March
Meropolitan - Rio De Janiero (Brazil) - 20th March
Polo De Arte E Cultura De Anhembi - Sao Paulo (Brazil) 21st March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 24th March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 25th March

1999

First Union Centre - Philadelphia (USA) - 3rd December
Allstate Arena - Rosemont IL (USA) 4th December
Cobo Arena Detroit MI - (USA) - 5th December
The Pond - Anaheim CA (USA) 11th December

2000

Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 29th February
Rainbow Hall - Nagoya (Japan) - 1st March
Marine Mese - Fukuoka (Japan) - 3rd March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 5th March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 6th March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) -7th March
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 9th March
World Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 11th March
World Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 12th March
Green Hall - Hiroshima (Japan) - 14th March
Army Hall - Sendai (Japan) - 16th March
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 21st March
Ancienne Belgique - Brussels (Belgium) - 23rd March
E-Werk - Koln (Germany) - 25th March
Paramount Theater - Seattle (USA) - 5th April
Schnitzer Auditorium - Portland OR (USA) - 6th April
Berkeley Community Theater - San Francisco CA (USA) - 8th April
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 9th April
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas NV (USA) - 11th April
Auditorium Theater - Denver CO (USA) - 13th April
State Theater - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 15th April
Riverside Theater - Milwaukee WI (USA) - 16th April
Chicago Theater - Chicago IL (USA) -18th April
State Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 19th April
EJ Thomas Hall - Akron OH (USA) - 21st April
Murat Center - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 22nd April
Palace Theater - Columbus OH (USA) - 24th April
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 26th April
Orpheum Theatre - MA (USA) - 27th April
Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto (Canada) - 29th April
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 1st May
Patriot Centre - VA (USA) - 3rd May
Music Midtown - Atlanta GA (USA) - 5th May
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 8th May
Praca Sony - Lisbon (Portugal) - 17th May
Plasa De Toros La Cubierta De Leganes - Leganes (Spain) 19th May

Noel leaves the band for the 2nd time.

without Noel:

Filaforum - Milan (Italy) - 30th May +here
Zurcher Saalsporthalle - Zurich (Switzerland) - 31st May
Wiener Stadthalle - Vienna (Austria) - 2nd June
Haus Auensee - Leipzig (Germany) - 3rd June
C.O.S "Torwar" - Warsaw (poland) - 5th June
Arena - Berlin (Germany) - 7th June
Rock Am Ring - Nuremburg (Germany) - 9th June
Pinkpop Festival - Landgraaf (Netherlands) - 10th June
Rock Im Park - Nurnburg (Germany) - 11th June
Hultsfred 2000 - Hultsfred (Sweden) - 15th June
Heineken Jammin Festival - Imola (Italy) - 18th June
Le Dome - Marseilles (france) - 19th June
Fete De La Musique - Paris (france) - 21st June
Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) 22nd June
Werchter Festival - Werchter (Belgium) - 30th June
Roskilde Festival - (Denmark) - 1st July
Ruisrock - Turku (Finland) - 2nd July
Palacio De La Comunidad - Barcelona (Spain) - 4th July
Quart 2000 Kristiansand (Norway) - 6th July
Lansdowne Road - Dublin - 8th July
Eurokeenes Festival - Belfort (France) - 9th July
Rockwave Festival - Athens (Greece) - 12th July
Reebok Stadium - Bolton - 15th July
Reebok Stadium - Bolton - 16th July
Wembley Stadium - London - 21st July
Wembley Stadium - London - 22nd July
Paleo Festival - Nyon (Switzerland) - 26th July
Murrayfield Stadium - Edinburgh - 29th July
Benicassim Festival - Benicassim (Spain) - 4th August
Sudoeste Festival - Odemira (Portugal) - 6th August
Sziget Festival - Budapest (Hungary) - 8th August
Skanderborg - Skanerborg (Denmark) - 12th August
Gijon Festival - Gijon (Spain) - 23rd August
Reading Festival - Reading - 25th August
Glasgow Green Festival - Glasgow - 26th August
Leeds Festival - Leeds - 28th August

2001

Rock In Rio - Rio (Brazil) - 14th January
Hot Festival - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 18th January
Caracas Pop Festival - Caracas (Venezuela) - 21st January
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vagas NV (USA) - 11th May
Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara CA (USA) - 12th May
The Greek Theater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 14th May
The Greek Theater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 15th May
Fiddler's Green - Denver CO (USA) - 17th May
Xcal Energy Center -St Paul MN (USA) - 19th May
New World Music Theater - Chicago IL (USA) - 20th May
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto (Canada) - 22nd May
Riverbend Music Theater - Cincinnati OH (USA) - 24th May
Blossom Music Center - Cleveland OH (USA) - 25th May
SNET Oakdale Theater - Wallingford CT (USA) - 27th May
A.J. Palumbo Center - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 29th May
Tweeter Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 30th May
Verizon Wireless Music - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 1st June
Pine Knob Music Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 2nd June
Darien Center P.A.C. - Darien Center NY (USA) - 3rd June
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Baltimore MD (USA) - 5th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) -7th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 8th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 9th June
Tweeter Center - Boston MA (USA) - 11th June
Bercy - Paris (france) - 24th June
Rock Festival - Fuji (Japan) - 27th July
Bangkok - Bangkok (Thailand) - 31st July
Shepard's Bush Empire - London - 7th October
Shepard's Bush Empire - London - 8th October
Apollo Theatre - Manchester - 10th October
Apollo Theatre - Manchester - 11th October
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 13th October
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 14th October

2002

Watford Coliseum - Watford - 5th February
Royal Albert Hall - London - 6th February
Watford Coliseum - Watford - 8th February
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas NV (USA) - 26th April
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio CA (USA) - 28th April (bootleg)
Piazza San Giovanni - Rome (Italy) - 1st May
Transbordeur - Lyon (france) - 17th June
Razzmatazz - Barcelona (Spain) - 19th June
Vox Club - Modena (Italy) - 21st June
Columbiahalle - Berlin (Germany) - 24th June (bootleg)
Circus - Stockholm (Sweden) - 26th June
Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 29th June
Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 30th June
Arena - Hull - 2nd July
Arena - Hull - 3rd July
Finsbury Park - London - 5th July
Finsbury Park - London - 6th July
Finsbury Park - London - 7th July
Telewest Arena - Newcastle - 10th July
Telewest Arena - Newcastle - 11th July
T In The Park Festival - Kincross - 13th July
Witnness Festival - Ireland - 14th July
Stadio Comunale - Vicenza (Italy) - 16th July (with bootleg)
Piazza Napoleone - Lucca (Italy) - 17th July (with bootleg)
Gurten Festival - Bern (Switzerland) - 19th July
Calvia Festival Isladencanta - Mallorca (Spain) - 21st July
Plaza De Toros La Glorieta - Salamanca (Spain) - 23rd July
Parque De Castrelos - Vigo (Spain) - 24th July
Foro Italico Centrale Del Tennis Stadium - Rome (Italy) - 26th July
Foro Italico Centrale Del Tennis Stadium - Rome (Italy) - 27th July
Pompano Beach Amphiteater - Ft. Lauderdale (USA) - 2nd August
Hard Rock Live - Orlando FL (USA) - 4th August
Tabernacle - Atlanta GA (USA) - 5th August
Murat Center - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 7th August
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 9th August
Fleet Pavillion - Boston (USA) - 10th August
Roseland Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 11th August
Beacon Theater - New York NY (USA) - 13th August
Beacon Theater - New York NY (USA) - 14th August
Molson Center - Montreal (Canada) - 16th August
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto (Canada) - 17th August
Chicago Theater - Chicago IL (USA) - 20th August
Fox Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 21st August
Prehen Playing Fields - Derry - 7th September
Exhibition And Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 9th September
Exhibition And Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 10th September
Corn Exchange - Edinburgh - 12th September
Lancashire County Cricket Club - Manchester - 14th September
Lancashire County Cricket Club - Manchester - 15th September
Zenith - Paris (France) - 17th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 25th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 26th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 28th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 29th September
Kokusai Center - Fukuoka (Japan) - 1st October (bootleg)
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 2nd October
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 3rd October
Miyagi-Ken Taiikukan - Sendai (Japan) - 5th October
Sun Plaza - Hiroshima (Japan) - 7th October
Rainbow Hall - Nagoya (Japan) - 8th October
Enmore Theatre - Sydney (Australia) - 11th October
RNA Showgrounds - Brisbane (Australia) - 12th October
Royal Theatre - Canberra (Australia) - 14th October
Civic Theatre - Newcastle (Australia) - 15th October
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 17th October
Melbourne Park - Melbourne (Australia) - 19th October
Moore Park - Sydney (Australia) - 20th October
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 23rd October
Araneta Coliseum - Manila (Philippines) - 24th October
Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Singapore) - 26th October
Arena - Nottingham - 10th November
Arena - Nottingham - 11th November
Braehead Arena - Glasgow - 13th November
Braehead Arena - Glasgow - 14th November
Zenith - Lille (france) - 16th November
Le Liberte - Rennes (france) -17th November
Pabellon Wutzburg - Salamanca (Spain) - 19th November
Pabellon De La Casilla - Bilboa (Spain) - 20th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 22nd November
PBA Palas - Pesaro (Italy) - 23rd November
Hallenstadion Arena - Zurich (Switzerland) - 25th November
Messe B - Stuttgart (Germany) - 28th November
Jurhunderthalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 29th November
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 1st December
Color-Line Arena - 2nd December
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 4th December
Pier 2 - Breman (Germany) - 5th December
CIA - Cardiff - 8th December
CIA - Cardiff - 9th December
Centre -Brighton - 11th December
Pavilions - Plymouth - 12th December
Arena - Sheffield - 14th December
Royal Court - Liverpool - 16th December
NIA - Birmingham - 18th December
NIA - Birmingham - 19th December

2003

The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 5th March
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 6th March
Colorline Arena - Hamburg (Germany) - 8th March
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 9th March
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 11th March
Arena - Berlin (Germany) 12th March

2004

Poole Lighthouse - Dorset - 23rd June
Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury - 25th June

2005

Astoria - London - 10th May
Alcatraz - Milan (Italy) - 12th May
Usher Hall - Edinburgh - 15th May
Clapham Grand - London - 22nd May
Olympia - Paris (france) - 23rd May
Coronet - London - 25th May
Carling Appolo Hammersmith - London - 26th May
Aqualung - Madrid (Spain) - 1st June
Ancienne Belgique - Brussels (Belgium) -4th June
Columbiahalle - Berlin (Germany) 6th June
Hurricane Festival (Germany) 10th June
Southside Festival (Germany) 11th June
Heineken Jammin Festival - Imola (Italy) - 12th June
The Molson Amphitheatre (Canada) 17th June
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre Detroit (USA) 18th June
UIC Pavilion Chicago (USA) 20th June
Madison Square Gardens NY (USA) 22nd June
Tweeter Center Boston (USA) 24th June
Festival Pier Penns Landing Philadelphia (USA) 25th June
Hampden Park - Glasgow - 29th June
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 30th June
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 2nd July
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 3rd July
Rose Bowl Stadium - Southampton - 6th July
National Bowl - Milton Keynes - 9th July
National Bowl - Milton Keynes - 10th July
Newcastle Metro Arena - Newcastle - 12th July
Newcastle Metro Arena - Newcastle 13th July
Marlay Park - Dublin (Ireland) - 16th July
Sudoete Festival - Odemira (Portugal) - 5th August
FIB Heineken Festival - Benicassim (Spain) - 7th August
Summer Sonic Eve Show - Nagoya (Japan) - 11th August
Summer Sonic Festival - Osaka (Japan) - 13th August
Summer Sonic Festival - Toyko (Japan) - 14th August
Frequency Festival - Saltzburg (Austria) - 18th August
Hylands Park - V Festival - 20th August
Weston Park - V Festival - 21st August
General Motors Place - Vancouver (Canada) -8th September
Everett Event Center - Seattle (USA) - 9th September
Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco (USA) - 11th September
Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles (USA) - 12th September
Coors Amphitheatre - San Diego (USA) - 14th September
House Of Blues - Las Vegas (USA) - 15th September
Glen Helen Pavilion - Los Angeles (USA) 17th September
Dodge Theater - Phoenix (USA) - 18th September
Red Rock Park Amphitheatre - Denver (USA) - 20th September
Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas (USA) - 22nd September
Austin City Limits - Texas - (USA) - 24th September
HIFI Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta (USA) - 27th September
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Baltimore (USA) - 29th September
Blossom Music Center - Cleveland (USA) - 30th September
Staten Island - New York (USA) - 2nd October
House Of Blues Club - Atlantic City (USA) - 3rd October
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 20th October
Valbyhallen - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 21st October
Rouen Zenith - Rouen (france) - 23rd October
Forest National - Brussels (Belgium) - 24th October
The Zenith - Paris (france) - 26th October
Jahrhunderhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 27th October
Tresivo Palaverde - Treviso (Italy) - 29th October
Milano Forum - Milan (Italy) - 30th October
Phillipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 1st November
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 2nd November
Pavello De La Vall D'Hebron - Barcelona (Spain) - 4th November
Palacio De Deportes De La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 5th November
Osaka Catle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 17th November
Yogogi Tallkukan - Toyko (Japan) - 18th November
Yoyogi Tallkukan -Tokyo (Japan) - 20th November
Yoyogi Tallkukan - Tokyo (Japan) - 21st November
Entertainment Centre - Brisbane (Australia) - 26th November
Hordern Pavilion - Sydney (Australia) - 28th November
Hordern Pavilion - Sydney (Australia) - 29th November
Festival Hall - Melbourne (Australia) - 1st December
Festival Hall - Melbourne (Australia) - 2nd December
Rock It Festival - Perth (Australia) - 4th December
Millenium Stadium - Cardiff - 10th December
AECC - Aberdeen - 12th December
SECC - Glasgow - 14th December
SECC - Glasgow - 15th December
Odyssey Arena - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 18th December
Odyssey Arena - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 19th December
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 21st December
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 22nd December

2006

Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 25th January
Hovet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 26th January
Zenith - Lille (france) - 29th January
Summum - Grenoble (france) 30th January
Gasometer - Vienna (Austria) - 1st February
Eulachhallen AG Winterthur - Winterhur (Switzerland) - 2nd February
Zenith - Toulouse (france) - 4th February
Mandela Forum - Florence (Italy) - 6th February +a slideshow here
Palalottomatica - Rome (Italy) - 7th February
Sheffield Hallam FM Arena - Sheffield - 9th February
Sheffield Hallam FM Arena - Sheffield - 10th February
Nottingham Arena - Nottingham - 13th February
Nottingham Arena - Nottingham - 14th February
100 Rock Festival - Bangkok (Thailand) - 18th February
Lakeside - Bangkok (Thailand) - 19th February
Olympic Hall - Seoul (South Korea) - 21st February
Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Singapore) - 23rd February
Asiaworld Arena - Hong Kong (China) - 25th February
Hot Festival - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 10th March
Velodrome - Santiago (Chile) - 12th March
Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 15th March
Air Canada Centre - Toronto (Cananda) - 20th March
Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee (USA) - 22nd March
Murat Theater - Indianapolis (USA) - 23rd March
Taft Theatre - Cincinnati (USA) - 25th March
Ryman Auditorium - Nashville (USA) - 26th March
Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston (USA) - 28th March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 31st March
KOKO - London (UK) - 2nd November
Danforth Music Hall - Toronto (Canada) - 7th November
Wadsworth Theater - Los Angeles (USA) - 9th November
Union Chapel - Islington - 26th November
Le Cabaret Sauvage - Paris (france) - 28th November
Blue Note - Milan (Italy) - 29th November
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 10th December
The Chapel - Melbourne (Australia) - 11th December
Tivoli - Brisbane (Australia) - 12th December
Enmore Theatre - Newton (Australia) - 14th November
Perth Concert Hall - Perth (Australia) - 16th November

(around this period: they are Noel+Gem acoustic gigs)

2007

BRITS - London - 14th February
Club B1 - Moscow (Russia) - 23rd March
Royal Albert Hall - London - 26th March
Royal Albert Hall - London - 27th March
M.E.N Arena - Manchester - 30th March

2008

WaMu Theater - Seattle (USA) - 26th August
GM Place - Vancouver (Canada) - 27th August
Rexall Palace - Edmunton (Canada) - 29th August
Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary (Canada) - 30th August
MTS Centre - Winnipeg (Canada) - 1st September
Scotiabank Place - Ottawa (Canada) - 4th September
Bell Center - Quebec (Canada) - 5th Septmber
Toronto Island Park - Toronto (Canada) - 7th September
Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool - 7th October
Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool - 8th October
Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - 10th October
Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - 11th October
Birmingham NIA - Birmingham - 13th October
Birmingham NIA - Birmingham - 14th October
Wembley Arena - London - 16th October
Wembley Arena - London - 17th October
Bournemouth BIC - Bournemouth - 20th October
Bournemouth BIC - Bournemouth - 21st October
Cardiff International Arena - Cardiff - 23rd October
Cardiff International Arena - Cardiff - 24th October
The Roundhouse - London - 26th October
Belfast Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 29th October
Belfast Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 30th October
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - Aberdeen - 1st November
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - Aberdeen - 2nd November
Glasgow SECC - Glasgow - 4th November
Glasgow SECC - Glasgow - 5th November
Gloria Theatre - Cologne (Germany) - 7th November
Falkoner Teatret - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 8th November (bootleg)
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 10th November
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 26th November
VFG Arena - Guadalajara (Mexico) - 28th November
Arena - Monterrey (Mexico) - 29th November
Oracle Arena - Oakland (USA) - 3rd December
Staples Center - Los Angeles (USA) - 4th December
The Pearl - Las Vegas (USA) - 6th December
Broomfield Events Center - Denver (USA) - 8th December
Target Center - Minneapolis (USA) - 10th December
Allstate Arena - Chicago - 12th December
Palace Of Auburn Hills - Detroit (USA) 13th December
The John Labatt Centre - London (Canada) - 15th December
Madison Square Gardens - New York (USA) - 17th December
Susquehanna Center - Camden (USA) - 19th December
GMU Patriot Center - Washington (USA) - 20th December

2009

Zenith - Nantes (france) - 12th January
Forest National - Brussels (Belgium) - 13th January
Messehalle - Dresden (Germany) - 15th January
Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 16th January
Arena - Berlin (Germany) - 18th January
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 21st January
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 22nd January
Forum - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 24th January
Scandinavium - Gothenburg (Sweden) - 25th January
Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 27th January
Globe - Stockholm (Sweden) - 28th January
Zenith - Lille (france) - 30th January
Medoquine - Bordeaux (france) - 31st January
Mediolanumforum (Datchforum) - Milan (Italy) - 2nd February
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 4th February
Palacio de Deportes de La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 12th February
Pavello Olimpic de Badalona - Barcelona (Spain) - 13th February
Atlantico Pavillion - Lisbon (Portugal) - 15th February
Zenith - Toulouse (france) - 17th February
Le Dome - Marseille (france) - 18th February
Palalottomatica - Rome (Italy) - 20th February
Palaverde - Treviso (Italy) - 21st February
Palaonda - Bolzano (Italy) - 23rd February
Mandela Forum - Florence (Italy) - 24th February
Stadthalle - Vienna (Austria) - 26th February
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 27th February
Hallenstadion Arena - Zurich (Switzerland) - 1st March
Bercy - Paris (france) - 3rd March
Makuhari Messe - Tokyo (Japan) - 20th March
Makomanai Ice Arena - Sapporo (Japan) - 22nd March
Intex - Osaka (Japan) - 24th March
Intex - Osaka (Japan) - 25th March
Makuhari Messe - Toyko (Japan) - 28th March (Noel's diary)
Makuhari Messe - Toyko (Japan) - 29th March (with bootleg)
Olympic Gym # 1 - Seoul (South Korea) - 1st April
Exhibition Hall 4F, Taiwan World Trade Centre Nangang - Taipei City (Taiwan) - 3rd April
Singapore Indoor Stadium - Singapore - 5th April
AsiaWorld Arena - Hong Kong (China) - 7th April
Newmarket Racecourse - Johannesburg (South Africa) - 10th April
Cape Town Ostrich Farm - Cape Town (South Africa) - 13th April
USB Campo de Futbol - Caracas (Venezuela) - 28th April
Estadio Nacional - Lima (Peru) - 30th April
River Plate Stadium - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 3rd May
Movistar Arena - Santiago (Chile) - 5th May
Citibank Hall - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - 7th May (Brazilian tour)
São Paulo Arena Anhembi - São Paulo (Brazil) - 9th May
Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski - Curitiba (Brazil) - 10th May
Porto Alegre Gigantinho - Porto Alegre (Brazil) - 12th May
Heaton Park - Manchester - 6th June
Heaton Park - Manchester - 7th June
Stadium Of Light - Sunderland - 10th June
Millennium Stadium - Cardiff - 12th June
Théâtre Antique de Vienne - Vienne (france) - 14th June
Murrayfield - Edinburgh - 17th June
Slane Castle - County Meath (Ireland) - 20th June
Rock Werchter - (Belgium) - 2nd July
Ricoh Arena - Coventry - 7th July
Eden Project - Bodelva- 14th July
Melt Festival - Gräfenhainichen (near Dessau) (Germany) - 19th July
Fuji Rock Festival Naeba Ski Resort - Naeba (Japan) - 24th July
Bridlington Spa - 20th August
V Festival - Chelmsford - 23rd August - ERASED
Rock en Seine - Paris (france) - 28th August ERASED - Oasis split (Noel leaves the band for the 3rd time)

The end of Oasis

...and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'


MILAN, BRAZIL - I'm talking about stars. "I live my life for the stars that shine"... Breaking news, last day of summer transfers. Mad genius Robinho, Brazil captain, just landed in Milan, Brazilian sun, from Manchester City, saying he's very happy and can't wait to play with our Brazilian stars. While he's here, talking about his new experience in Milan (days ago he said he wanted to play in Italy), some English tabloids are writing, right now, that he's gonna play for some unknown English team I never heard, stealing Robinho "under Milan's nose" (!). This is again and again the umpteenth confirmation of the quantity of bullshit said by tabloids. Probably they were fooling him around, and Man City, with jokes for idiots. We'll laugh at the end, it's a better laugh...
Meanwhile, Marco Borriello refused Juventus loan offer, Liverpool were intereste in him but my curse on them is still valid and he joined Roma.

Notice in the pic above, they put behind him the 5 European Supercups that Inter never won ehehehe (also last Friday) and also the new version of the World Cup for clubs that Inter never won yet.
Mad for Robinho!!

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. And in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!' ".


Garota de Ipanema, recorded in Milan + aperitivi :))
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30 August 2009 - 30 August 2010

SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO - Again about the last days of Oasis last year. I was in this same place as now.
Today I found again that kind of butterfly announcing the end of Oasis to me, the same kind of their last album. Today there were even 3 together... strange sign.
Exactly 1 year ago, Oasis would have performed their last concert ever, of course here in Milan.
If you think about the history of music, you could find many album covers, many images with mysterious photos, meaning something strange, etc. Exampli gratia :), some of the Beatles or Led Zeppelin, some people even said they adored the devil.
And in many Oasis albums it was the same, a sort of curse, a kind of destiny: for example, the image of New York City, Manhattan, with the Twin Towers on the background (Standing on the shoulder of giants) 1 year before September 11, and the same background on a single cd (Sunday Morning Call) with a meaningful fallen glass, or the pier of Weston-super-Mare (Roll with it) that was then burnt, the London music shop (What's whe story morning glory) then going into administration, George Best (Definitely Maybe) who then died, and so on. Sometimes it seems as though Oasis already knew the future, or at least it's good to think this way :), so they had to put it on a cover. It would be easy to say "those facts had to happen", they're not so common and those coincidences are strange.
And on the last album (Dig out your soul), the image was mysterious but then meaningful at the same time: an atomic bomb, as though they knew it would have been the last album, and also this enigmatic butterfly, it seems to have eyes on the wings... Beady Eyes...


The butterfly collector

there's tarts and whores but you're much more, you're a different kind 'cause you want their minds...and the small fame that you acquired has brought you into cult status :)

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England is good at making rockstars

LONDON - Funnyman Ricky Gervais has praised rockers Richard Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher for giving him inspiration for one of his films.
During a Q&A at the Soho Hotel in London for the DVD release of Cemetery Junction, directors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant admitted Liam, 38 years old on 21 September, and Richard, 39 on 11 September, were the inspirations behind the comedy-drama.
Gervais, 49, found that actors fell into two categories, half that play society types and half that play violent wife-beating roles.
But the Extras star worked with Stephen to make their characters different and more like rock stars.
He said: 'We didn't want it to be one those really gritty 'isn't England a bit depressing and crap and normal' films.
'We wanted it to be a bit more glorious and evoke those possibly false memories of every day being sunny and brilliant and fun, that's how I remember my childhood.'
Ricky added: 'We cast about a thousand people to try and find these Jimmy Deans and John Travoltas - half of them will be Mr Darcy one day, and the other half will be going, 'You fucking slags.'
'So we had to look to our rock stars like Richard Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher, that's where we rule the world.'
Stephen added: 'This country's always been very good at making rock stars, and rock stars are unashamedly cool but somehow British films are less like that, it's like we're a little bit more embarrassed to be like that.
'We need to be self-conscious and make things seem gloomier and grittier but that wasn't my experience of growing up, everything seemed very cool to me.'

I agree about England being good in music :), and also in literature and politics. It seems that the rainy weather has something to do with these activies :), they convey a certain difficulty: I mean, for example, the bad mood from depressing weather and places, is perfect to become an angry rockstar :), or a desperate romantic poet :), that is also what happened to Oasis, living their youth in a difficult place as Manchester (suburbs).
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Robinho @ Milan, Man City asking Marco Borriello. Berlusconi, live forever mate :)

MILAN - Not only Juventus and now Roma, also Manchester City want Milan striker Marco Borriello (girls love him because he's good looking :), I know his cousin. He's not great as Robinho (photo) but not crazy as Robinho :).
Milan have almost signed Robinho, bought by City from Real Madrid. Milan staff's Braida was recently in Manchester, and Robinho will be in Milan tomorrow!!
This morning Ibra had his medical in Gallarate, Robinho the same tomorrow. Meanwhile, communists are saying a lot of bullshit against Berlusconi, as usual. Same treatment as for Capello by English tabloids, as they often attack also Berlusconi without knowing anything. Doing something = idiot, doing the contrary = idiot anyway. Berlusconi not buying players = idiot. Buying players = idiot. What they're able to do: only talking shit of everything, being negative about everything in life. Even worse: now they're continuously repeating he's buying players because of the elections (!?) and they accepted because he's a "mafioso". How ridiculous. Can you imagine, Inter fans, Juventus fans, etc. voting Berlusconi because he bought a couple of champions for Ac Milan? Nonsense. They would NOT vote him. But many fans are intelligent enough to separate football from politics.
To me, it all makes sense, and Berlusconi is a pure genius, I see in the end he's always right, everything he does, it's all calculated with perfect strategies. Now Milan balance is all right, they also saved money, and having found the possibility to sign a couple of great players who deserve to join the best team, now they're getting them. Milan fans who were VERY angry with Berlusconi, now they love him again. I never lost my unshakeable faith in Him :), always supporting the team He made the most winning one in history.
Noel Gallagher, in the video on the right column when he spoke about politics, and "more police on the streets", etc., said that a good politician is a rich one. As Oasis song, "Stay young" Berlusconi irresitible and unstoppable :), as he often says: he's invincible.


Stay young+Man City
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derby, Saint Columban - Saint Angel, big match ^_^

SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO - My little review of this great match :) yesterday. Language: funny Milan dialect ahahaha (quite similar to Catalan) from the countryside zone around. It seemed Barcelona-Milan ^_^ as last Wednesday, very similar shirts. The stadium was full :), and there were even the wags ^_^, wives and girlfriends.
By the way, Catalan: from 22 September in Milan (fashion week), also an art show about Dalì.
I will add some videos of this football match.

San Colombano al Lambro - Sant'Angelo Lodigiano 0-0
(coppa Italia)

No, l'è nò el Barcelona cuntra el Milan :), i maglièt ièran istès. Ucasiùn sprecada per el San Culumbàn, l'a giugà en vündes cuntra dès, han butà föra vün del Sant'Angel a la fin del prim temp. I giugàvan a cà, adès sarà düra giügà a Sant'Angel, anca perchè i santangiulèen i gàn el tifo de la gènt, per i banìn incò ghèran quàter fiulìn.
M'è sembràa che quei del Sant'Angel ièran nò propri comunisti, i cantàvan: "tüti a destra eh eh, a sinistra ci vai te" :))
Ghèra pien de gent, cum i dìsen a la televisùn "spalti gremiti in ogni ordine di posti" :), anca le mièe e le muruse, bele tuse :).
El nümer cinc del San Culumbàn, el Dal Cerri, el capitàn, l'a tacà lit cui tifosi del Sant'Angel, i lur ne disevan de tüti i culüri e lü ghe rispundeva.
A la fin l'è entrà el nùmer cuatòrdes dei banìn, che me parea un po' el Tevez :), ma al sè fàt mal. Ièran drè a riid perchè disèvan: l'è Di Bari... no, l'è nò di Bari, l'è de Villanterio ahahaha
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Noel on ManC


£ 0.01 sampler here
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great start, 4-0... with Ibra: 8-0 :). Milan on Man City's Robinho

MILAN - Great sports day. Hamilton winning and leading again, unfortunately Button out thanks to the usual German cunt, Manchester City (without Balotelli, who also had a car accident) unfortunately losing 1-0 at the end of the match with a penalty, but Serie A started, Milan winning 4-0 without Ibra, presented to the fans tonight at the stadium, on a red carpet. He said "we're gonna win everything". He always has a very Oasis attitude :), he's very rude but now he's smiling a lot, never seen him smiling so much as today in the interviews.
At first it was him wanting to come here, and not the contrary, in fact he even accepted less money, and it's a real bargain for Milan, the best bargain in the world in 5 or more years, if you also consider the huge quantity of money and players that Barcelona spent to have him. And in Italy he's got a great reputation, not as in England.
It's more than a rumour, Milan are trying to buy also Robinho, as he's not playing at Manchester City, and he said he's gonna play in Italy or Spain (let's see if it's the same as Joe Cole going to play "only abroad"... Liverpool, abroad), but Robinho refused Turkey and Greece, let's see if he's coming here now or in January. I think he's a superb player, sometimes even more than Ibra.


fantastic Ronaldinho, tonight even more.
And there were some strange decisions by the ref, it could even be a 6-0
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please stop the "phenomenal" German Vettel

SPA - I'd like to know where all the people speaking about a "wonder boy" called Vettel have gone. Wonder? Disaster. He's not able to do the main thing in this sport: overtake. Weeks ago, he tried to overtake his team mate, but for Vettel the verb "to overtake" = "to hit" the other car on its side, that is a nonsense, it really seems he wants to hit it, to put it outside the race. The same today, against the English Button. So he was punished with a "drive-through", but he should be somehow disqualified for the next race here in Italy, with a penalty. And then, as justice strikes again, he had another accident with the Italian Liuzzi near the pit lane, but Vettel was late and he had to drive a whole lap without a tyre. In Milan dialect we say: San Giuàn fà minga ingàn. Saint John, no deception :)
Hamilton risked a lot (he reminded me of Schumacher when he used to win risking), I think he didn't pay enough attention when he was speaking on the radio, but at the end he won and now he's first again in the championship. After a difficult first part of the season, he deserves to be world champion again. He's the biggest talent, in fact he was the youngest world champion.
Come on McLaren lads, we wait for you in Milan in two weeks. There'll be also a "walk about" where we can meet them. Today on Italian tv there was Jenson and Jessica at the computer, saying "say ciao" :)
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first photos, Zlatan: "Milan gave me back my smile"

MILAN - Linate airport
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28 August 2009 evening: end of Oasis. 28 August 2010 evening: Ibra @ Milan

MILANELLO - Breaking news. Berlusconi was in Milanello tonight and Ibrahimovic will be in Milan tomorrow, Sunday, at the San Siro. 
This is how AC Milan official site looks like now, as it was for Ronaldinho and Beckham. 
Funny coincidences: evening of 28 August 2009: end of Oasis. Evening of 28 August 2010: better news, official: Zlatan @ Milan.
Ibra: "Milan gave me back my smile. The fans will have fun. I can't wait for tomorrow".
In England I'm reading terrible comments about him everywhere... are you sure you understand something of football? It's thanks to Ibra that Juventus and Inter won championships for years and years, they were depending on his many stylish goals and assists.
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on this day in Oasis history… end of story, evening glory. I’m the keeper of their destiny

SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO -

Sing loud for the sunshine,
pray hard for the rain
And show your love for Lady Nature.
And she will come back again.
The people turned away
people turned away… 

(Led Zeppelin)

So, I wrote enough about this day one year ago today (a flashbax here), while I was sunbathing, the sunset of Oasis in the afternoon, “there’s a feeling I get, when I look to the West”, waiting for them for their last gig ever, of course here. Fuckin’ Paris. I received the news of the split from Alan. The "not yellow but black" submarine I see from my windows towards the West, the sunset I see everday since I was a child.
Now, another ladybird of luck came to me, but this time I didn’t beat it on my sideburn as I did, leaving Oasis half-dead. Just entered my room and it was a very big one, never seen a bigger one, it’s a good sign of an abundant future for the Gallaghers. Haters keep on going greener and greener.
And as you can see, now the butterfly around me is different from that one last year today, those ones on the last album.
There were 3 butterflies now, 2 orange as this, and one similar to that “peacock” one on the orange Dig out your soul…

God Guido :) Nelson

"Italy is Oasis spiritual home. Italian boys are like me, very passionate. Well I'm considered quite a holy figure. It's Milan... Italy's great man, I fucking love going there".
(Noel G)
next Noel son: Nelson.

E’ stato detto molto della costante ostilità che sembra caratterizzare i rapporti tra Noel e Liam. In effetti, nel giro di un’ora dall’averli conosciuti, i fratelli Gallagher si studiavano con un’aria decisamente bellicosa. La discussione sul pollo e le patatine si trasformò presto in una lite, in una rissa, fino a raggiungere il punto di un vero e proprio scontro con tanto di urli. Non so più quale fosse il motivo: credo il ritorno a un precedente dibattito Gallagher vs Gallagher sulla validità di Lennon nel 1994 [Forte Crest Hotel, aprile 1994]. Una cosa era certa, il volume era l’unica valuta che avesse una qualche importanza. Liam gridava perché per lui quell’argomento era estremamente importante; Noel gridava perché Liam gridava. Quelli che erano intorno si limitavano a scuotere le teste, ridacchiare e chiedere ancora un po’ di quel tè dolce e forte. Lo spettacolo finì con l’uscita di scena di un Liam che sembrava il Diavolo tasmaniano di Bugs Bunny, con l’unica differenza di essere vestito un po’ meglio.

summer, August 1994, my first time in England


dig out your soul ! 'cause here we go ! you gotta move ! that's what we do !!
take you over the light, under the signs...
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depressed Zlatan back to Milan. Barcelona angry with the fox and Berlusconi strategy. Inter buying Mickey Mouse ^_^

BARCELONA - Today in the afternoon at 4:30pm Ibrahimovic will sign for AC Milan (here's another of the gestures he addressed to his ex Inter). His agent, "the fox" Raiola, spoke bad about Barcelona manager Guardiola, and asked too much money as prize ("super" golden handshake) from Barcelona. So they got angry and his strategy has been an Australian boomerang :) against the agent, now receving less money. Raiola (also Man City's Balotelli agent) is a South Italy origins man, then lived as emigrant in Holland, he doesn't speak Italian so well. At first I thought he was Argentinian. But when it's about money, he's very smart... His behaviour has been a risk for Ibra transfer. Now Milan are not buying him but it's a loan, with Milan buying him next year.
Do you remember when Berlusconi recently said he wasn't sure Ibra would have a good character for Milan team: that was a strategy, to see the reaction of the player. Then Ibra called him. A perfect strategy, confirming that Milan were already thinking about Ibra.
Usually Ibra scored many goals in all the championships, thanks to his goals he won everywhere since 2004 (and also before, in 2002), but not many goal in Champions League. He wants to change this, and also win the Golden Ball, so he's coming to the best team in history, to see if it's possible. This is the transfer of the year in the world of football.


AC Milan Mediaset Premium: Uma Thurman, Doctor House, Zlatan Ibra


before tomorrow he's on the plane with Galliani :D bringing him back home physically, medical by Doctor House :), Inter Milan buying Mickey Mouse ^_^

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Mario facing racist Juventus fans again

MANCHESTER - Another article by Shaun Cunts :), of course always putting Italy in a bad light, as English tabloids "journalists" often do, without even knowing everything.

Mario Balotelli faces a new racism nightmare after Manchester City drew Juventus in the Europa League [why being alarmed when nothing happened yet... speaking about this, could make happen something... just ignore that].
City's £22.5million star was racially abused 18 months ago by Juve fans [but not all of them, so why generalizing about their fans].
They chanted "a black Italian does not exist" when he scored for Inter in a 1-1 draw in Turin [not really that, they booed and sang an easy song saying "se saltelli, muore Balotelli", "if you jump, dying Balotelli" rhyming in Italian, to make people jump... they were not racist, they were stupid. 
Worse things happened in other stadiums, often in Rome and South Italy, with violence, not just song words and bad jokes. Of course I'm not saying these are good to do].
The chants were condemned by the Juve chairman and home fans were banned for a match by Italian authorities.
And now Juve have been warned that European football's governing body will be breathing down their necks.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said: "They know our disciplinary bodies are watching.
"There will be sanctions if any racism is used."
Juventus chief executive Blanc said: "A new season is a chance to show new behaviour and that the Juve fans have understood the messages and sanctions handed out.
"Supporting your team is to support your team, and not to make remarks of a racist nature toward other players."
City's football administrator Brian Marwood added: "You have to leave these things in the hands of the authorities.
"I'm sure Mario will deal with it. He's a very confident young man and I'm sure he will be relishing the opportunity of going back to Italy."
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Atletico stronger than Inter thieves and comic Busacca-Chewbacca referee. Telecronaca Rai assurda. Inter-Atletico 0-2

MONTECARLO – The invincible Inter became unwatchable. Non-existent, passive champions against a weak team as Atletico Madrid at their first match this season, winning the European Supercup.
The referee Busacca, Swiss, half South-Italian, could ref this game (so confirming Inter is NOT an Italian team), he was hilarious, not giving a clear penalty to Atletico but then giving one to Inter, failed.
Also, he didn’t use yellow cards, only in the last minutes, and tried to help Inter in some ways as during the whole Champion League "won" (stolen) by them, but this time it didn’t work.
Manchester City wanted to buy Atletico’s Aguero time ago, but tonight he didn’t play well, as also his team mate Forlan, totally absent.

L’Inter invincibile è diventata inguardabile. I campionissimi Sneijder, Milito, Maicon e tutti hanno offerto una prestazione quasi inesistente, sbagliando passaggi elementari, rischiando l’impensabile contro una squadra tutto sommato modesta.
L’arbitro, lo svizzero mezzo italiano del canton Ticino, Busacca (la busecca il piatto milanese? no, lui è di origine meridionale), che potendo arbitrare questa partita conferma quindi che l’Inter non è una squadra italiana, non ha fischiato un chiarissimo rigore all’Atletico, e poi lo ha invece dato all’Inter, ovvio, proseguendo la infinita scia di aiuti che hanno permesso all’Inter di vincere finora. Ma il vento sta cambiando e Milito lo ha sbagliato. Non solo: ammonizioni non date, calci d’angolo inesistenti, ecc. quasi tutto a favore dell’Inter, ma stavolta non ha più funzionato. L’uso del cartellino giallo, nelle regole tutte personali di questo curioso arbitro, è possibile solo nei minuti finali. Durante la partita: cascasse il mondo, non va assolutamente utilizzato. Non ha senso, visto che eventuali cartellini gialli pesano nelle partite internazionali.
Telecronaca della Rai assurda quanto l’arbitraggio, spudoratamente di parte come sempre, sfacciatamente interista nei giudizi, tanto è una televisione che paghiamo noi tutti eh… anziché dichiarare l’evidenza di falli non fischiati contro l’Inter, gli interisti Cerqueti e Bagni parlano di “mestiere”… sì, il mestiere che non sanno fare loro.
Ciliegina sulla torta: “Aguero è stato il migliore dell'Atletico”… chissà gli altri! E’ stato penoso, fallendo semplici occasioni e impastandosi quanto suo genero Maradona con certe sostanze. E pensare che il Manchester City tempo fa voleva comprarlo. Forlan del tutto assente. Quindi il telecronista di quale capolavoro della dirigenza madridista parla nel tenere questi due giocatori? Non si riesce a capire contro chi abbia perso l’Inter. E mentre l’Atletico in molte fasi domina la partita contro una passivissima Inter, i telecronisti ci informano che: “Sta giocando meglio l’Inter, vero Bagni?”. “Assolutamente”. Mi chiedo quale partita stavano guardando.
Inter che quindi non riesce a vincere la sua prima Supercoppa, vinta 5 volte dal Milan. L’ultima volta che l’Inter vinse una Coppa dei Campioni (vecchia versione del trofeo e non Champions League), la Supercoppa neanche esisteva.
Allora dai speriamo in un’intervista dal campo ad aiutare la telecronaca, ecco Abete il presidente Figc a rappresentare l’Italia: “l’Atletico è più avanti nella preparazione”… No. Era alla sua prima partita della stagione, non come l’Inter quindi, e tra l’altro ha fatto un precampionato modestissimo, non come l’Inter quindi, che è andata persino in America e ha fatto Trofeo Tim, Supercoppa Italiana e via dicendo.
Capolavoro astrologico-automobilistico finale: l’interista Cerqueti si mette a snocciolare statistiche assurde e insignificanti simili a quelle del telecronista Rai della Formula 1 Gianfranco Mazzoni (che abbiamo appurato è interista), del tipo “le squadre non campioni d’Europa stanno vincendo in continuazione dal 2004 a oggi ma solo negli anni pari” (!). Ah quindi solo 4 volte, molto significativo.
Non potendo quindi i telecronisti aiutarci nella comprensione statistica della partita, ecco che spunta una grafica con le cifre della partita, sì! … Peccato che la schermata sia durata la bellezza di 0.8 decimi di secondo. Forse l'hanno nascosta perchè l’Inter aveva dominato la partita.
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Ibra accepts less money to play with Milan. + Man City-Juventus

MONTECARLO - AC Milan still a dream to football stars. Ibra, usually "very careful" about money, never accepting less money but always more and more with his agent "the fox" Raiola, accepted less money to join Ac Milan, the best team in history. This in the pic is one of the gestures he addressed to his ex Inter fans, he made even worse, vulgar ones, very Oasis style :). He used to be very angry with them, so I am and will be delighted when he'll score against them :)
He's gonna come back to Milan tomorrow with Galliani and have his medical. The press conference will be on Sunday before the first Serie A 2010-11 game, Milan-Lecce, but he can't play yet.
Tonight Inter Milan-Atletico Madrid in Montecarlo for the European Supercup, but the big news today are from their rivals Ac Milan, always eclipsing Inter news.

Europa League draw in Montecarlo said: Manchester City-Italian Juventus (!), great match, plus Salzburg and Polish Lech Poznan (will they be able to play football?) in the group. The other English team, Liverpool, had another Italian, Naples.
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Ibra: I wanna play in Milan with Ronaldinho very much. Champions League: Milan&Ibra vs Real&Mou

BARCELONA - Before tomorrow, Ibra is gonna be a Milan player. When they ask him about Milan, he answers with a 32 teeth smile :D
Here's a photo with Ronnie last Wednesday.
As an alternative player, Milan would have chosen Robinho from Manchester City, where he's not playing anymore, but rumours say he's coming to Milan in January.
Champions League draw: Milan with Real Madrid (as last year), Ajax and Auxerre, the most difficult group. Ibra back to Milan will put him against his ex Inter, Mou and Ajax.
Mou, waiting for you ehehehe
Milan and Madrid, the 2 biggest clubs in football history (who the fuck are man utd?)
Inter Milan had Tottenham. Today the Europa League draw for Man City.


Madrid 2009: Real-Milan 2-3
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Man City's spine is made in England as Ac Milan's spine is made in Italy

MANCHESTER - James Milner believes Manchester City's English contingent can outshine the club's foreign legion.
Much is expected from big-money imports such as David Silva, Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure, etc.
But Milner has highlighted fellow Englishmen Joe Hart, Wayne Bridge, Gareth Barry, Adam Johnson, Shaun Wright-Phillips (who scored tonight) and Micah Richards as the players who can guide City to glory.
The Three Lions midfielder said: "You look at every team that has done well in the Premier League and they had an English core.
"It is the same in any country but you need the perfect mix and the perfect balance.
Not in Italy. Inter Milan is always winning almost without Italians.
"That is down to the manager and I think Roberto Mancini has done that here.
"As long as everyone is bringing something to the table, it is good to have that mix.
"We had a number of English players the other night against Liverpool but we can also chop and change because of the quality we have on the bench, not to mention the players who are injured.
"It is a fantastic squad and hopefully we can go places."
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Mario & Melissa in Manchester

MANCHESTER - Mario Balotelli and his new (Italian) girl-wag Melissa, a miss :) knew each other on Facebook, lol. She conquered him through the social network. Sometimes I speak to them, seen them at Coms.
They were at the stadium for Manchester City-Liverpool 3-0. Tonight City won again.
The Miss Italy finalist, who was brutally kicked and punched by a girl jealous of her good looks two years ago, stepped out with her boyfriend in Manchester.
The pair went for dinner at the San Carlo restaurant, well-known as the finest Italian eaterie in the city.
Mario is injured, the doctors said, and can't play for 1 week :(, so his first match at home will be Man City vs Blackburn (11 September), but maybe only a few minutes again.
It's a pity 'cause he should play with Italy at the beginning of September, but probably he won't.
Anyway, he's got summat better to do ^_^, play the doctor :)
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LONDON - Nobu restaurant, Old Park Lane, Mayfair
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BaloBlue shirt, Mario & Mancio @ Man City


MANCHESTER - other pics.
There's a 5 pounds discount on the new shirts still for a few time, clicking here
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conservative Noel @ a wedding. Jay-Z: Noel Gallagher is a music racist

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Jay-Z spoke of Noel Gallagher's outspoken reaction to a rapper headlining Glastonbury. He said, "I thought it was a bit music-racist. An old way of thinking. Everyone trying to do something new is going to come up against a Noel Gallagher figure in their life."
"My body feels young but my mind is very old.........." conservative Noel, wise man.
One question: who the fuck is Jay-Z ?

Kasabian gatecrashed a wedding shortly after their appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford on Sunday (August 22), according to reports.
The band were celebrating their headline performance at a nearby hotel when their after show joined up with a wedding party in another room.
Close friend and former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and drummer Zac Starkey were among Kasabian's guests, according to The Sun.
The two parties apparently spent the night dancing to songs on the Italian origins guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's iPod.

Noel Gallagher was the icing on the wedding cake for Zahl and Hajigul Buhari, at a Hertfordshire hotel after the Leicester band headlined V Festival in Essex.
Noel offered to put cash behind the bar for groom Zahl and bride Hajigul but they were delighted just to have him there.
Zahl said: "Noel was a real gent. He posed for photos and Kasabian were extremely complimentary to my bride and congratulated us both. It was the perfect end to the perfect day."
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waiting for Ibra, Milan show 'stay young' SuperPippo. Ibra escaping: 6 months without talking to Guardiola

BARCELONA - Now it's even more obvious that the Swedish striker Ibrahimovic will soon go away from Barcelona, as tonight, after Barcelona-Milan 1-1, on the Italian Berlusconi's Mediaset tv he revealed it's 6 months Barcelona manager Guardiola is not talking to him. He said he's not against Guardiola, but the manager is not talking to him.
And said he would like "very much" to play with Ronaldinho in Milan...
Even more and more obvious 'cause when all the players took a photo together, he was the only one going away.
Ac Milan's Galliani is staying in Barcelona a couple of days for the transfer. Rumours say Barcelona asked a lot of money + Marco Borriello + Pirlo to give Ibra, and Galliani said Milan are not giving away players. But maybe it's not true. Ibra agent, Mino "the fox" Raiola said Ibra is not the kind of player going on loan, in fact now they're not talking about loans anymore, even Milan are using the words "buying", "transfer", etc.
For Barcelona it was their new player Villa scoring, as he often did at Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010, both won by Spain.
For Ac Milan it was the old legendary Pippo Inzaghi, 37 years old and feeling young as a kid, scoring a memorable glorious goal.

Curiosity: both teams, Barcelona and Ac Milan, were born in 1899 (Barça end of November, Milan half December), both with a Saint George's Christian cross as England.

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donkey tabloids and Mourinho special idiots heavily insulting Capello

MILAN - I wonder how newspapers in England allow themselves to insult a person, also a foreign person, who is also their manager, of their national team. If a newspaper in Italy wrote insults to anyone, they would get reported. Isn't England the country of strong rules? Do they have "special licences" to defame people? You can't do this, dear tabloids, which I nicknamed "a source said"...
I'm reading this: "GORMLESS ITALIAN", "SILLY ASS", "JACKASS" (in the big title), "DONKEY", etc. with a photo of Capello with donkey ears.
Is this journalism? Are you serious or clowns? Did you even STUDY at university to write this? Maybe in Oxford? Or wrote it after a discussion drinking in a pub? I'd wish that for you, but unfortunately it's just another confirmation that journalists are a bunch of fucking ignorant cunts.
I use some sites to copy and comment some articles, I don't fucking care about them.
The author of the article I'm reading is Shaun Custis, surely an asshole who is looking for fame.
And all this because Capello didn't call an 18 YEARS OLD player (!). So, if Capello doesn't call 35 years old Beckham, Capello is an idiot. If Capello doesn't call two young players, Capello is an idiot. He's an idiot anyway. As though calling one player more or one player less could change everything. Tabloids have been against every kind of manager England had, see the results: England never winning. You have to SUPPORT your manager, especially in difficult decisions, you idiots.
I would like to see a journalist on England bench, then we could have a big laugh. Well done Shaun Cunts.
I've seen on Facebook there are some groups against this idiot, especially from Portsmouth fans, to boycott this "scum" and bombard with emails of disgust, speaking of "slanderous rubbish" by him.
Meanwhile, the special idiot Mourinho was the only one manager against Capello. I think there's no more idiot person than one attacking his own colleagues. In fact he insults everyone, even his own players as Balotelli. He said it's all Capello's fault, Capello is not able to change and the playes are scared of Capello because "he can't always shout at them". Wow, what an idiot.
In fact all the people who understand something of football, being inside it since decades, said it's stupid to blame Capello. And Mou, insulting everyone, now saying you can't shout at players, it's hilarious. And now Capello is calling also new players and all the players have been speaking well of Capello.
In Mourinho words there is the key he's wrong and jealous as usual: he named Capello at Real Madrid, where he won during his first year there, so now Mou as usual is trying to play with pressure on him. As nobody cares of what Mourinho thinks of Capello, the people now understood Mou is a poor idiot provoking people who don't even listen to him. Dear Mou, mind your own business. Here in Milan he already showed his ignorance, he doesn't even know the history of football. First inform yourself, then say your bullshit.
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Manchester: 99 reasons why we should host the World Cup + mistakes

MANCHESTER - Of course I support England 2018 bid, but in some of these points from Manchester Evening News, there are some mistakes. And criticism is always necessary. Besides, some points are weak. You are a football example for Italy in how you solved the problem of hooligans (our fans are, let's say, "too hot"), but you should talk about England, not only one city. Don't be provincial or you'll lose the World Cup.

1 Forgive our immodesty, but Manchester is the world’s greatest football city. On one side, arguably the planet’s most famous club; on the other, the world’s richest.

and what about Milan with the most winning team in history, of course AC Milan, the most famous club in the world, not Man Utd thieves, and the other team, Inter Milan, winning everything this year, Europe champions and soon World Champion. We don't want to host the World Cup again, but saying that Man City are the richest, this doesn't make Manchester the greatest football city. Unfortunately it's 34 years Man City are not winning anything. And before, they won a few trophies.

2 Everyone who follows the Premier League is talking mainly about Manchester – whether it’s City’s ambitious spending programme and bid for glory or United’s hopes of regaining the title from Chelsea.

3 Manchester has been voted the world’s top sporting city. It won that prize at the Sport Business Sports Event Management Awards in 2008.

and what about 2009 and 2010? Do you think you'll be the top city every year until 2018?

4 Thanks to the success of Bolton and Wigan, Greater Manchester has four Premier League clubs, more than any comparable area of England outside London.

outside London.

5 We’ve also got a thriving Football League scene in Greater Manchester, with Oldham and Rochdale in League One and Stockport and Bury in League Two.

6 And there is depth beyond that. Greater Manchester has the highest density of professional, semi-professional and amateur clubs in the world.

but if you talk about one city, even many people living in Manchester say it's a horrible city, grey, where always rains, and "not smelling too pretty" :), you know that song.

7 As Sir Alex Ferguson puts it: “Manchester is central to the north west. There are six and a half million people in this area. So we deserve the World Cup and recognise that we should play a part in it.”

Fergie sign him up, lol

8 Fergie is spot on. Manchester is within an hour’s drive of Macclesfield, Blackburn, Burnley, Stoke, Preston, Accrington, Crewe and even Huddersfield.

9 The United boss is even taking time out from preparing for this weekend’s clash with West Ham to see the FIFA delegation.

oooohhhh West Ham, big match ahahaha I agree with Noel, West Ham are fucking shite and they'll surely be relegated.

10 United stars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand – like Fergie, adopted Mancunians – will meet the inspection team.

wowwwwww great stars: Rooney not scoring 1 goal for England for 1 year and a shit impression at the World Cup. Ferdinand not playing the World Cup, and now out again, always injured. Some great stars in drinking and urinating in the street. Or at least tabloids "sources said so".

11 The city has two fantastic stadiums already in place, underlining the fact that England already has the facilities to host the 2018 tournament – unlike Russia.

12 There is no need to worry about the transport links either. Manchester Airport is the busiest in the county outside London in terms of passenger numbers.

again outside London.

13 And on the ground, Old Trafford is well served by both train and tram, while the Metrolink will be extended to Eastlands long before 2018.

14 In addition, Manchester is at the heart of the country’s motorway network, so it’s easy to get around.

15 The city’s sporting and transport infrastructure is one of the main reasons FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes it would be, in his words, “easy” to host the World Cup in England.

Blatter is an idiot, and always said to change rules but never did. Of course he said that about England, because the board is above all made of English people...

16 And because that infrastructure is in place, English football will have more scope to invest World Cup profits into the grass-roots game.

17 That investment, coupled with the further development of successful Academies at City and United, could be to producing some of the talent to star for England in 2018.

18 That promise of a home World Cup is motivating local youngsters even now. David Ball, a City Academy graduate on loan at Swindon, said: “As a Manchester lad, it would be a dream come true to play for England at home in a major tournament.”

19 We certainly had our share of locally-produced World Cup winners. Of England’s 1966 team, Alan Ball was from Farnworth, Nobby Stiles from Collyhurst, Roger Hunt from Golborne and Geoff Hurst was born in Ashton-under-Lyne.

20 We’ve even produced a World Cup winner for Italy. Simone Perrotta, also born in Ashton-under-Lyne, lifted the trophy in 2006.

21 And in Manchester, the stars of tomorrow would be backed by fans who keep cheering through the hard times. United’s attendances averaged 48,000 in the old Second Division in 1974-75.

22 And City fans have been just as loyal, chalking up average crowds of almost 29,000 in the third tier in
1998-99.

23 FIFA can be guaranteed packed stadiums in England. Top-flight clubs, on average, sell 94 per cent of their tickets for Premier League games.

24 City and United had two of the Premier League’s best home records last season, thanks in part to their noisy support. If we could get England playing there, they might actually win the World Cup!

25 Old Trafford hosted the 2003 Champions League final, Eastlands the 2008 UEFA Cup final.

oh so weak point, many other foreign cities host them.

26 Old Trafford is already down to host an imminent global sporting event. The 2012 Olympics will see matches in the football tournament held there.

but the Olympics are in London...

27 United’s home also became England’s regular base before Wembley’s refurbishment was complete.

28 Eastlands hosted England when they faced Iceland in 2006, and was one of the venues for the UEFA Women’s European Championships in 2005.

29 And the two grounds haven’t just hosted major football events either. Ricky Hatton held his comeback fight against Juan Lazcano at City’s stadium in 2008.

but the World Cup is football.

30 Old Trafford hosted Nigel Benn’s memorable world title fight against Chris Eubank in 1993, and has been the home of rugby’s Super League Grand Final since its inception in 1998.

31 In addition, City and United have both hosted large-scale rock concerts – and Bon Jovi has played both grounds.

I think you MUST quote an unknown band called OASIS instead.
Of course not playing at the Old Trafford.

32 Germany’s squad were based in Manchester for most of Euro 96, and were so thrilled by the welcome they got that they wrote a letter to thank the city afterwards.

33 But then Manchester is a city used to holding top-class sporting events, including the world championships in cycling and swimming.

34 That is a legacy of Manchester’s successful hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

35 The construction of the Manchester Velodrome has developed the city’s reputation as a leading sporting venue.

36 You want more? The Sportcity complex hosted the World Squash Championships in 2008.

no, we don't want more, it's about football.

37 And the city’s Aquatics Centre will be the training base for Australia’s Olympic swimming team ahead of the 2012 Olympics in London.

do you mean the Australian cunts? Their only hope is cricket (this was Noel speaking, lol)

38 The same venue has become the base for the British High Performance Centre for water polo.

39 Even the streets of Manchester attract the big stars. Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt took part in a street sprint down Deansgate last year.

oooohhh this is so right, the streets of Manchester attract big stars as Rooney urinating around.

40 Bolt didn’t just take part, either – he chose Manchester to run the fastest 150-metre race ever, in just 14.5 seconds.

41 And the Bupa Great Manchester Run has seen Ethiopian long-distance legend Haile Gebrselassie pound the city centre streets.

42 Coun Mike Amesbury, Manchester Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “Previous big sporting events have brought many millions of pounds into the city as well as providing enjoyment for hundreds of thousands of fans.”

43 A series of major sporting events held in Manchester two years ago under the banner World Sport 08 brought more than 317,000 visitors to the city and generated £23m of net economic impact.

44 The England bid’s organisers have already got £400m of sponsorship funding ready if they win.

45 And ticket sales across the country would bring in more than £600m.

46 FIFA will also have noted that there are plenty of corporate boxes at Eastlands and Old Trafford.

47 Football dominates Manchester’s sporting scene, with no team winning more titles than United since the Premier League’s inception.

but the team winning more titles is also Liverpool.

48 We know just how important football is at the M.E.N. Our football coverage is the most popular section of the paper and the website.

49 And football’s big decision makers know how significant Manchester is. That’s why they meet here every year at the Soccerex European Forum.

50 Few cities can boast the rich heritage of two clubs as Manchester can – United began life as Newton Heath in 1878, City as Ardwick in 1887.

mistake. City began as Saint Mark in 1880.

51 Or, as United stalwart Paddy Crerand once put it: “It’s a great city, Manchester. It’s got everything. It’s got two great football teams – United and United reserves!”

idiot. In Manchester there aren't 2 teams but only one: City. The real team of the city.
I knew, this article was surely written by a Man Utd fan.

52 With that heritage goes a long history of cross-city banter. United’s Stretford End has a banner recording the number of years since City last won a trophy – which Blues boss Roberto Mancini has vowed to tear down!

53 And City marked the signing of former United hero Carlos Tevez with a cheeky poster bearing the slogan ‘Welcome To Manchester’.

54 But despite that rivalry, the bid has united the city. The Blues and the Reds have joined forces to support Manchester and England.

55 Even City legend Mike Summerbee and United hero Paddy Crerand have got together to push the Manchester case.

56 Crerand has also put his nationality to one side by supporting England’s bid – even though he is Scottish!

you could choose a better one.

57 The bid has united the local political world too. Manchester City Council led the city’s push for inclusion in England’s bid with full support from neighbouring authorities in Trafford and Salford.

58 They also got the backing of Greater Manchester Police.

59 Police intelligence has played a major role in clamping down on hooliganism.

60 Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein may be a Blue, and Blackley and Broughton MP Graham Stringer a Red, but they both backed Manchester.

61 That united front did the trick last December, convincing England bid bosses to name it as one of 12 host cities.

62 The city has been home to a lengthy list of football greats such as Bobby Charlton, Colin Bell and George Best.

63 Former United hero David Beckham was the man chosen to hand over England’s World Cup bid book to FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Zurich.

64 Phoenix Nights star Peter Kay and United defender Rio Ferdinand have also done their bit to talk up the city.

65 Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff has done the same, saying: “Manchester would be a fantastic base for any team at the 2018 World Cup.”

66 Stockport’s former NBA basketball star John Amaechi said: “Manchester is home to some of Britain’s best football teams – and has the ability to flawlessly host world-class events.”

67 Olympic gold medal-winning Darren Campbell added: “People around the world are still talking about how successful the Commonwealth Games was.”

68 Vernon Kay, a lifelong Bolton fan, said: “Greater Manchester is the home of football with some of the best teams in the country, including the mighty Bolton.”

69 Oasis’s Noel Gallagher, said: “England should win,” he said. “It’s a travesty we’ve only had it once.”

this is so true! :)

70 And it’s another travesty that City have never hosted a World Cup. In 1966, Old Trafford and Goodison Park were the only two north west venues used.

71 “Football fans the world over could expect the very warmest of welcomes from the staff and fans of Manchester City,” said their chief executive Garry Cook.

72 “We would be proud to welcome international fans to Old Trafford,” said United’s chief executive David Gill.

73 It’s a welcoming city all round. Mike Summerbee said: “You come to Manchester and you’ve got the friendliest people in the world.”

74 But then Manchester is a place where you can feel the love. Paul Scholes still hasn’t forgotten the snog he got from Gary Neville for winning last season’s derby at Eastlands.

75 As Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown once put it: “Manchester has everything except a beach.”

76 You want culture? Take in some art at the Whitworth, Cube, Manchester Art Gallery or the Chinese Arts Centre.

oh my God, thanks but no thanks. Chinese could fuck off. You want to support England and you name the Chinese? Who's the cunt writing this anonymous article? It's not even possible to comment.

77 We’ve got fantastic museums too.

This article is getting too superficial.

78 The Imperial War Museum in the North offers a staggering and moving exhibition on the history of conflict.

79 L.S. Lowry came from Stretford, while Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili was born in Manchester.

I like this.

80 If seeing a show is more your thing, you can have a great night at the Palace Theatre or the Opera House.

81 And if you prefer live comedy, you can visit the Frog and Bucket, the Comedy Store or the brilliant XS Malarkey night in Fallowfield.

82 Then there’s plenty of live music at venues such as the Academy or the Apollo.

83 Visitors to Manchester can explore stunning countryside in the Lake or Peak District.

I like this.

84 And it’s within easy reach of Liverpool too, which has its own cultural riches.

85 Manchester produced surely the best World Cup song of all time – New Order’s 1990 masterpiece World In Motion.

Noel: all football songs are shite.

86 The city also produced the second greatest World Cup song – Manchester comedian Smug Roberts’ 1998 effort Meat Pie, Sausage Roll.

87 Manchester comedy legend Frank Sidebottom added to that list shortly before he died with the seminal Three Shirts On My Line.

88 Former Inspiral Carpets keyboardist Clint Boon also had a go on Get Your Hopes Up.

89 “We invented football,” Boon, from Shaw, said. “We do it better than anybody else.”

mistake. Football was born in Italy (calcio storico fiorentino), and then England gave modern rules to it.

90 The Fall’s Theme From Sparta FC has been used to introduce the BBC’s Final Score programme.

91 “It would be one big footballing party,” said Manchester councillor Mike Amesbury. “Music would be a key element of that.”

I like this.

92 We had five locally-born players perform on the 1970 World Cup No. 1 Back Home – Keith Newton, Francis Lee, Alan Ball, Geoff Hurst and Nobby Stiles.

93 Manchester-born Joe Corrigan, sang on the 1982 England song This Time.

94 On the subject of music, Manchester and England have had the sense to steer clear of vuvuzelas.

95 We’ve got some of the best local delicacies anywhere: Eccles cakes, Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, Lancashire hot pot and black pudding.

well, unfortunately people around the world usually don't have a good opinion of English food, but they're a bit wrong, 'cause it's better than what they think. When you speak about English food, many think about spaghetti with ketchup or pasta with marmalade.

96 It’s Manchester’s turn and England’s turn. By the time 2018 comes around, it will have been 52 years since we hosted the tournament. And in that time, Mexico and Germany have both had it twice.

this is so true, and also Italy had it twice, 1934 and 1990.

97 Salford bookmaker Fred Done has made England favourites to host the 2018 tournament at evens.

98 Done said: “The passion of the people is the deciding factor for me.”

99 But here’s the clincher. Paul the psychic octopus – who was born in England –is backing the bid. End of argument.

final mistake. Paul the octopus was born in Elba island in Italy, the owner said so.
I'm sure England will have the 2018 World Cup, but it would have been better to write 10 strong points about England. Now Blatter, usually using Twitter, will read this post on Oasisblues and will change idea: no England, lol.



mis-shapes, mistakes, misfits...
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alone in London, while 4th husband cuddles a new blonde on the Riviera - Patsy: marry me! part 3 :)

LONDON - Four months after their split, it looks like Patsy Kensit's estranged husband Jeremy Healy has moved on already. 
As the 48-year-old DJ frolicked with a new blonde companion on a yacht on the french part of the Italian Riviera, his ex cut a sad figure back home in London as she headed to the gym (photo: very Oasis Adidas :) and Prada bag :).
While Kensit, 42, has admitted feeling 'foolish' and 'ashamed' following her relationship breakdown after just a year of matrimony, it looks like Healy isn't wasting any tears over their split.
Photographed on a yacht off the coast of St Tropez, a blue swimming trunks-clad Healy cuddled with his new mystery woman as they soaked up the sun in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, the Holby City actress looked far from happy as she headed to the gym near her London home.
Kensit is getting in shape again after piling on the pounds following her marriage breakdown amidst rumours she will appear in the new series of Striclty Come Dancing.
Healy's apparent new girlfriend comes just four months after he and Kensit announced they were splitting up.
The couple had a stormy two and a half year romance. Briefly calling off their wedding in 2008, before reuniting soon after.
They finally made it up the aisle at a civil ceremony in London in April last year.
Earlier this month, the mother-of-two admitted her weight had ballooned and she suffered from depression after the split.
Prior to Healy, she had been married to Big Audio Dynamite's Dan Donovan (88-91), Simple Minds' Jim Kerr (92-96), Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher (97-00).
She has a 18-year-old son James from her marriage to Kerr and 10-year-old son Lennon with Gallagher.
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this old town don't smell too pretty but it's blue :)

MANCHESTER - 
Balotelli on the (wonder)wall :)
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a made in England victory for Sheikh Mansour debut

MANCHESTER - Sheikh Mansour watched a performance fit for a king. The club's multi-billionaire owner proved a lucky omen on his Eastlands debut as City completely outplayed Liverpool.
Mancini said: "It was a great performance to put on in front of Sheikh Mansour and it would be great if he could come every week.
chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak & owner Sheikh Mansour
"I spoke to him after the game and he was very happy.
"It is the first time he has been here and he has seen us beat Liverpool. He spoke with Carlos Tevez, too, and congratulated him."
The victory was very much made in England. The Italian added: "It always takes time for a team to gel but what pleased me tonight was that we had six English players in that side."
New £26million buy James Milner was man of the match on his debut, setting up the opener for Gareth Barry.

The most powerful man in English football made his Eastlands bow five minutes before kick-off.
It was the first glimpse for Manchester City fans of their great benefactor Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
A youthful figure, this was no gnarled old desert king in flowing robes.
Instead, here was a modern man of the world in ribbed blue tie and a suit that had Savile Row written all over it.
The 39-year-old, one of 19 sons of the UAE's founding father Sheikh Zayed, gave the crowd a bit of a self-conscious wave and then settled down to see what his £355million had bought him.
As early as the ninth minute, he was blowing his cheeks out and whistling as an Adam Johnson 25-yarder flew past Pepe Reina's right upright. Four minutes later he was up on his feet along with the rest of the City fans as Yaya Toure (£24m) found Nigel de Jong (£16m), who found Adam Johnson (£7m), who in turn, found James Milner (£26m).
He cut the ball back from the right of the box for Gareth Barry (£12m) to fire past Reina.
A cool £85m worth and, it has to be admitted, a pretty snazzy goal to match. And there was still another £170m out on the pitch and the bench.
And, if that doesn't work, another £14billion in his own bank account to add to the £1b he has so far lavished on The Project.
Plus access to a family oil fortune estimated at anywhere between £400b and £1trillion.
Throw in two wives and young Mansour has every reason to look quite pleased with himself.
Premier League fans may have been treated to a remarkable weekend with Chelsea (double 6-0 & 6-0 for Carlo Ancelotti), Arsenal and Newcastle all scoring six but this was the fixture everyone had waited for. City, so long in the shadow of their illustrious neighbours, determined to break the Big Four monopoly and bring Champions League football and trophies to a club that had won nothing for 34 years.
And Liverpool, once the powerhouse of English football.
Though now, in comparison, little more than paupers with debts of £290m, without a buyer and Javier Mascherano as he heads for Barcelona.
And, on this display, a side with as many problems as the club itself.
City now find themselves in the same position as Chelsea six years ago - the side everyone wants to see beaten.
Yet if they continue to play some of the powerful attacking football that made you almost forget another unseasonably wet night they may attract a fan club of their own outside Eastlands.
Liverpool without Mascherano, the suspended Joe Cole and with new signing Christian Poulsen on the bench, it was Steven Gerrard versus the world. Especially with Fernando Torres still firing blanks.
New Anfield boss Roy Hodgson spent the first-half dashing to the touchline with furious instructions to his players and the second deep in thought on the bench.
A great night for City was completed by two goals from Tevez, including a penalty where he showed the two Coles - Joe and Carlton - plus Nani and John Carew how you do it.
As he got up to leave, the visitor from Abu Dhabi may have peered through the rain and spotted the message on the opposite stand.
Manchester thanks you, Sheikh Mansour.
You bet it does. Well, half of it anyway.
Certainly not the watching Alex Ferguson who must have gone away with much to ponder.

He arrived without trumpet or fanfare 45 minutes before kick-off.
And Manchester City fans loitering around the main Eastlands entrance had to do a double take.
This was football's richest man finally at City nearly two years after he took over the club.
Almost £1billion later and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan had decided to see where his money went.
Arriving with eight friends and a bodyguard, they swept on to the ground's main forecourt in blacked-out Audis (as AC Milan :), having landed late at Manchester Airport from Abu Dhabi on a private jet.
Fans had only seen pictures of him with a beard and in traditional Arab head-dress.
Now an immaculate fresh-faced and expensively-suited young man was on show and a ripple of applause grew as people realised who Monday night's special guest was.
Inside the stadium, the announcement of his arrival sparked a roar usually reserved for a late winner.
Sheikh Mansour is one of 19 children in the world's richest royal family.
Their wealth is estimated at £1trillion thanks to Abu Dhabi striking oil in the 1950s - while his personal fortune is £15billion.
Mansour - a politician and businessman - is a member of the UAE Federal Cabinet and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
He is at the helm of First Gulf Bank and the International Petroleum Investment Company.
While Alex Ferguson describes City's spending as crazy, back home Mansour is thought to be pragmatic, astute and an intellectual.
This is the man who made a £1.4b profit selling an 11 per cent stake in Barclays having only bought it seven months earlier.
On the same day, he spent a mere £12m for Gareth Barry from Aston Villa.
Mansour is also chairman of the Al Jazeera Sports Club and the Emirates Horse Racing Authority.
If he did need a few quid, he could turn to his wife Sheikha Manal bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
They have a four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.
He also has an older son from his other wife Sheikha Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed.
The question is why did he decide to buy City?
First Mansour is a football fan and he also wants to put Abu Dhabi on the global map like Dubai.
While Monday night may have been his first visit, a Eastlands regular is close friend and club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
Al Mubarak has run the royal family's investment and development firm Mubadala Development Company for two years.
Mubadala has investments in more than 50 companies worldwide, including a five per cent stake in Ferrari.
Al Mubarak also brought a Formula One Grand Prix to Abu Dhabi.
After Monday's 3-0 win over Liverpool, Mansour chatted with boss Roberto Mancini, captain Carlos Tevez and new-signing Mario Balotelli.
Then the three Audis whisked Mansour and his entourage to the airport.
The excitement and fans' reception on the night will ensure he returns soon.
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gossip: Taylor Momsen, Paul Weller and Oasis back in 5 years

LONDON - No it's not about Paul flirting with Taylor, as I was writing about him always dating girls of less than half his age. The American actress Taylor Momsen, also singer of The Pretty Reckless band, spoke on her hope to reunite Oasis brothers Liam and Noel. ‘I am just their biggest fan and I want to support them one day on tour, so I hope they come back,’ the "Make me wanna die" singer said.
ahahaha fucking hell a 17 years old, biggest fan?! 17 years ago I was already their biggest fan and she didn't have her nappies changed yet. Don't make me laugh, I'll give you my autograph ^_^
Here we don't have "Make me wanna die", we have "Live forever".
She played an ode to the Mancunian lads, covering their hits in an acoustic set on Saturday at V Festival.
The star hailed the British crowds saying, ‘They are the best and just get it and know all the words.’
... ok, now go back to Gossip Girl and all those bullshit.

Grant Nicholas from Feeder says he was in the studio next door to Liam Gallagher last week and described the Manc's new material as much heavier and rockier the Oasis.
He said he's mates with both Liam and Noel and reckons they'll get back together in 5 years.
Not the first one to say this... the first one was me, then Alan McGee.

Other rumours say ("a source said", lol) that The Sand Band, from Liverpool, will be Noel's band for his solo album and tour. And Noel agreed with the Royal Albert Hall to start his tour from there, as for the 2 nights last March. At least him or Liam or Oasis in 5 years should start from where they had to end, Milan. I got a feeling you still owe me :)

During this backstage interview with Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd, Paul Weller reveals that he's turned down an MBE. The Modfather looks back at past festivals, including the first V Festival. He tells Geoff that they've changed because people just want to hear the greatest hits.
Weller also explains how he's been hit by loads of thrown objects and even admits to having lost it with members of the public! When asked about his Mercury Prize nomination, Weller tells Geoff that the award normally goes to someone who nobody has ever heard of, so he's doubtful that he'll win.
The Gallagher brothers also get a mention during the interview as Weller has hired Noel Gallagher as his drummer on some new material he's working on! (I knew it was him)
The former Jam star also says that he's visited Liam's shop and was going to be wearing a Pretty Green jacket on stage last night.

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Noel can play all sorts of instruments

LONDON - Weller has revealed that he declined the offer of one of the Queen’s honours – branding them “silly”.
The Modfather, 52, joins an ever-increasing list of stars who have snubbed Her Majesty.
Weller, whose lengthy career began in the late Seventies with his mod band The Jam, admitted: “I have turned it down, yeah. About two or three years ago they offered me some silly title but I managed to turn that one down.”
Speaking to Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd, he said of the honours system: “I don’t understand all that.”
The Surrey-born singer’s 10th solo album Wake Up The Nation, which was released earlier this year, has been nominated for next month’s Mercury Music Prize but the grumpy star isn’t dusting his mantelpiece.
“I was very pleasantly surprised, obviously. It’s just nice for the album to get some more recognition really,” he said, before complaining that the award is a bit too niche.
“I wouldn’t have thought [I’ll win it] really because it normally goes to some unknown person doesn’t it?”
Weller also revealed he had been busy keeping the peace between ex-Oasis brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher. Being friends with both Liam and Noel, he has found a good way to balance his ties with the feuding pair since Noel, 43, quit Oasis a year ago. He wears Liam’s new clothing range Pretty Green- “I’m going to wear a jacket which they made up for me,”– and has brought Noel in to play drums on a new record. But Weller insisted it’s a favour, not business.
“I haven’t hired him. He came free,” he said. “He’s a great drummer, yeah. He’s a good all-rounder. People don’t realise what a good musician he is. He can play keys, bass, all sorts really, harmonica, electric kettle, all sorts.”


Noel playing drums & bass
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Poland not upto the mark as Euro 2012 co-hosts

WARSAW - Poland's top auditor says the country is BEHIND on preparations to co-host the 2012 European Championship.
Euro 2012: no football but fishing on ice
The Supreme Chamber of Control says that half of the projects that it has examined are not on schedule. The chamber says some projects will probably not be ready before the start of Euro 2012, which Poland is to co-host with Ukraine.
The head of the chamber, Jacek Jezierski, says the biggest delays are in the building of roads, train stations, airports and rail lines.
Poland, an ex-communist country that joined the European Union in 2004, is still burdened by aging train stations and other infrastructure and a near lack of modern highways.
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Manchester City - Liverpool 3-0

MANCHESTER - Mario didn't play 'cause he's injured: better not to risk, we have many other great players. My beady eye curse on Joe Cole's team continues :)

Carlos Tevez starred for Manchester City as they proved their title credentials by thumping Liverpool.
The Premier League's big spenders, who have splashed around £130million this summer, eased past the lacklustre Reds.
New City signing James Milner found England team-mate Gareth Barry for the opener.
The £24million man was also involved as Tevez netted his first, getting in a flick on Micah Richards' header from a Milner corner.
Tevez completed the scoring from the penalty spot when the impressive Adam Johnson was brought down by Martin Skrtel.
The Slovakian central-defender was lucky to stay on the pitch after being booked earlier in the match for another foul on Johnson.
But he was given a reprieve by referee Phil Dowd, who should have flashed a red for the mistimed challenge.
There was no such leniency from City though as they showed their ruthless streak from the start.
Within 12 minutes, they were ahead when Milner's clever movement saw him break into the box and pull back for Barry to score.
City owner Sheikh Mansour was clearly impressed with his most recent investment Milner as he watched his first ever City match from the stands.
Milner and fellow winger Johnson were causing havoc for City, cutting inside at every opportunity.
And while Yaya Toure, Nigel De Jong and Barry denied Steven Gerrard any kind of freedom in the centre, the two Englishman were at their creative best out wide.
As usual, Tevez was proving a handful for Liverpool centre-backs Jamie Carragher and Skrtel.
He hit the side netting before having a shot blocked by Carragher.
And the Argie ace was in the right place at the right time to get the smallest of touches on Richards' header to double the lead.
And when Johnson once again terrorised Skrtel, Tevez coolly slotted a spot-kick past Reina to end any hopes Liverpool may have had.

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IBRA BACK TO MILAN

MILAN - Breaking news. In these cases, I would say as a tabloid: "a source said" :) ...it's done. Even Ac Milan staff and President Berlusconi (he phoned Ibra) are talking about this in the interviews tonight at the San Siro. Ibrahimovic broke up with Barcelona and this year he wouldn't play so much (and he wants to play always...), as Barça bought Villa. Milan will probably give Huntelaar on loan.
His agent Raiola "the fox" :) says it's impossible, so this is a clear confirmation that Ibra is gonna be a Milan player in a few days (on Wednesday: the friendly match Barcelona-Milan, useful as a meeting), 'cause it's VERY possible and almost done, so saying "impossible" is a non-sense, like covering the truth, 'cause he wants to gain more money with this transfer.
Milan and Barcelona have very good relations, and also Ronaldinho arrived from them.
Ibra already knows everything here, and with him against small teams it's like starting games with an automatic 1-0 and more.
3 teams were interested in him, AC Milan, Manchester City and Real Madrid, but Barcelona wouldn't give him to their rivals, both in their 'Liga' championship and Champions League. And probably he wouldn't go to Man City (too many strikers and too many transfers), 'cause he always wants to play in the Champions League. Conclusion: Milan, also because he wants to come back, but against his previous team Inter Milan. He left the Serie A as top goalscorer (he's winning championships wherever he goes since 2004, with Juventus too) and angry with Inter fans, telling them to shut the fuck up :)
What a summer for my teams, Balo @ City, Ibra @ Milan.

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8

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