From the category archives:

2015

George East’s Top 50 Albums of 2015: #50-#41

January 24, 2016

Delayed for a bit to allow for our David Bowie tribute theme week, it is now time for the main act. After ample support provided by my Top 10 Tracks and Top 10 Gigs, we move on to my no doubt hotly anticipated (and definitive) top 50 albums of 2015 list. 2015 was I think […]

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George East’s Top 10 Gigs of 2015

January 10, 2016

So my top 10 tracks of 2015 have been posted (and having played the Spotify playlist of them a few times, I’m pretty pleased with the list I can tell you – cracking stuff), my (definitive) top 50 albums of the year are still to come. But now it is time for my top 10 […]

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Hero of the Year Award 2015

January 7, 2016

So to the final of our annual awards, our heroes of the year.   2015 was, on the whole, a pretty bad year for the left.  Labour started the year with Ed Miliband favoured to become Prime Minister and with a Tory majority government considered to be all but impossible.  Of course that was exactly what […]

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Villain of the Year Award 2015

January 4, 2016

Now we’ve lauded the sportsmen and women, laughed at the prats and applauded the heroes, let’s turn our attentions to this years villains. Our annual Villain of the Year Award is always an indication of all that is wrong with the world – past winners include President Assad of Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu and David Cameron, […]

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Sports Review / Sporting Hero of 2015

January 4, 2016

Welcome to our sports review & sporting hero award of 2015. Farewell to 2015 – A sporting year that was dominated by some familiar faces and also some welcome surprises. The status quo still prevails across many sports with the continued dominance of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams in tennis, Chris Frome winning his second […]

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King of the Valleys Award 2015

January 3, 2016

Our King of the Valleys Award is awarded to the person or persons who have seen their reputation plummet the furthest over the course of the last 12 months. The unworthy winner(s) receive our infamous dog turd branded King of the Valleys jersey. In the historical pantheon of previous King of the Valleys we have:- […]

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King of the Mountains Award 2015

January 3, 2016

Our annual end of year King of the Mountains prize is awarded to whoever has seen their reputation make the most significant climb upwards over the past year. In 2010, this went to Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlan, for transforming himself from a Manchester United joke figure to one of the stars of the 2010 World […]

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Prat of the Year Award 2015

January 3, 2016

Another year is over, and so we turn again to our annual awards. Our panel of judges have met, carefully considered the merits of each candidate and then taken whatever bungs were on offer before making our final decisions – we’ve learnt well from FIFA this year on how these things should be done. It is […]

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George East’s Top 10 Tracks of 2015

January 3, 2016

I haven’t done this in previous years, sticking instead to lists of gigs, albums and (in February) films. But it seemed an odd omission. As will become clear when I get round to the albums list over the coming days, I think 2015 was a truly superb year for music, with many excellent albums and […]

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2015: A Year in Review

December 20, 2015

As we reach the fag end days of 2015, it is time to over indulge, be merry and share some artery clogging treats with our loved ones. It is also a time to take stock and reflect on what has been a tumultuous and at times dispiritingly confusing year. Welcome to our Christmas circular review […]

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