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Ballers Season 4 On Sky Atlantic

Thursday, 16th August, 2018

Ballers Season 4 On Sky Atlantic

Ballers is back!

Are you ready for more Dwayne Johnson in sharp suits? One of my favourite shows, Ballers is back on Sky Atlantic, it’s into season 4 and the premiere is on tonight at 22:10.

If you’ve never seen it, where have you been!? Basically it’s a show which centres around the NFL and American Football, in particular Spencer Strasmore played by Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, who’s a retired football player now trying to make it as a financial manager for the players.

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Simple Blue Tee For Summer – T-Shirt Tuesday

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018

Blue T Shirt from ASOS For T-Shirt Tuesday

Happy T-Shirt Tuesday guys!

I hope you’re all having a good week so far. This weekend you’ll know I went to the NE1 motor show which was great, and now I’m settling into another really, really busy week! It’s still warm, still T-shirt weather, but the rain has come back in recent times, however it’s still plenty warm enough to get away with wearing a tee without the need for jacket or anything else.

This is what I’ve gone for this week.

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NE1 Motor Show 2018 – Photos Of The Cars

Saturday, 4th August, 2018

Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Car At the NE1 Car Show - Michael 84

Happy Weekend!

This weekend was the return of the NE1 Motor Show in Newcastle, and as with previous years, I decided I would go. It’s always a good time, and a real relaxed atmosphere for people who are proper petrol heads and can talk to others, or just for people who like to have a look at cars and see some real masterpieces.

This year there was a brand new car, the Bloodhound SSC which is a land speed record car. There was the same great stuff from previous years, including Paul Swift doing some car stunts on Hood Street, as well as the likes of Aston Martin, Mercedes and Lexus being present, and there was plenty of super cars such as Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, classic cars, American Muscle and the best of British.

Check out all the pictures from the day.

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T-Shirt Tuesday: Hard Rock Cafe T Shirt From Rome

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

Hard Rock Cafe T Shirt From Rome

It’s Tuesday so that means it’s time for another T Shirt Tuesday!

What’s going on with Rome right now? I know that it’s a tourist place and people go all the time, but it seems that everyone is going this year, including myself, I went there earlier in the Summer and it was great.

That leads me on to my T Shirt Tuesday this week, which is this tee from the Hard Rock Cafe in Rome.

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Mango MAN Shirts From The Sale

Monday, 23rd July, 2018

Mango Man Shirts From The Summer Sale

Hey guys!

I hope you had a good weekend, it was another hot one! There’s been a ton of Summer sales on over the past month or so, have you bought anything from them? They’re so hard to resist, so I got a couple of shirts from Mango. I probably have far too many shirts, but I couldn’t resist, and got these two; One a dark navy shirt, the other a more casual buffalo check shirt.

Let me tell you about them…

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About Last Week & Happy Monday!

Monday, 25th June, 2018

Happy Monday! Michael 84 is ready for Spain!

Happy Monday guys!

It’s the start of a new week, the sun is shining and Spain play their final group game later tonight, so there’s a lot to be happy about.

The last week has been so much fun! The World Cup has taken over my life as it always does, but we’re into day 11 which means that it’s getting more serious, and it’s the last group games which start today, and we go down from 3 kick off times to only 2, so even though there’s 4 games we can only watch 2 since there’s 2 on simultaneously. I am already having withdrawal of not being able to watch 3 games per day!

Michael84 Birthday Cake

Last week I watched every single game, including the England ones which were good, and of course the Spain games. It was also my birthday last week, and it’s always a good one when the World Cup is on. This is my cake which was so nice to eat! I think I better give cake a break for a while, this was quite a big one! You can’t have cake without some fizz, I had a leftover bottle of Bottega Gold, so had that with my cake.

I also had to celebrate Midsummer, because…Why not!

Yesterday England had a big win, it was fun to watch them scoring 6, and I am happy for Harry Kane who I think is world class, and now the world finally sees how good he is too – He’s the leading scorer in this World Cup.

As for today, Spain play later on, I have my shirt on ready, hopefully we’ll be playing in the red home shirt, since we’re drawn as the home team and we’ve played in the away kit for the first two games.

Spain Adidas Custom Trainers by Michael 84

I also have my custom made Adidas “Spain” trainers on, as I usually do when Spain play. We should win and be top of the group, and then I can get excited about the next round, and also excited about the remaining games of the group stage…I almost prefer watching other teams, it’s far less stressful! 😂

Here’s to another great week, we’re definitely getting the weather for it, and of course more football! (Sorry if you don’t like football!)

Happy Midsummer 2018

Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

Happy Midsummer 2018 from Michael 84

Glad Midsommar / Happy Midsummer! 🇸🇪

Last night was Midsummer Eve, and today has been Midsummer, have you enjoyed it?

It’s a great time to play music, eat and drink, so I have to have a few bottles of my favourite cider from Rekorderlig 😉 I’ve also got the new botanical cider, this one is a grapefruit and rosemary pear cider, and I’ve just had some, and it’s so nice!

What’s not to love about a (kind of) holiday where you drink cider? It’s more of a Nordic thing, and is a big deal in Sweden where you do things like dance like a frog around a Midsummer pole, and if you’re a girl, put 7 different flowers under your pillow and you’ll dream of your future husband. I follow a ton of Swedish people on social media, and this has always been a big deal, so years ago I decided why not join in at least a little with the celebration 😀

It’s really strange, because we now have a maypole being set up in Newcastle, right on Grey’s Monument for the Great Exhibition of the North, it’s a shame they didn’t think ahead and get it ready for today!

I had to wear my Sweden “Sverige” Adidas T Shirt, it seems I only wear this top on this particular day, but I have has this tee for a while.

There has been an added bonus to this one, earlier tonight Sweden played Germany in the World Cup, and it was a thrilling game which had everything! Germany had to win to stand any chance of qualifying, and went 1-0 down. They scored and made it 1-1, piled on the pressure on the Swedes, but then got a man sent off. The Germans then got a penalty in stoppage time, and of course scored and made it 2-1. Both teams can still qualify, but it will take a lot for Sweden to get through.

It’s been a great day and night so far, and there’s plenty more cider to be drunk 😉 Tomorrow England play against Panama which should be a good game and hopefully lots of goals, along with two other games to finish the weekend.

Have fun 🙂

Turmoil In Spain – Lopetegui Sacked – Replaced By Hierro

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018

Lopetegui Sacked - Spain in Turmoil before the World Cup

Yes, it’s turmoil in Spain, only 24 hours before the World Cup, and 48 hours before the first Spain game.

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain manager. It all started on Tuesday, when Lopetegui and Real Madrid shocked the football World, confirming that after the World Cup Lopetegui would leave his post as the Spain national manager, and join Real Madrid.

Less than 24 hours later, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, the RFEF, announced that they’d sacked manager Julen Lopetegui. RFEF president Luis Rubiales stated that he only found out about Real Madrid and Lopetegui 5 minutes before the press release.

It was a shock to Spain, to the football World, and to me. Lopetegui only signed a new contract which would see him take charge until the end of Euro 2020 a few weeks ago in May, and now he’s gone.

Fernando Hierro, who’s been in the ranks in the Spanish national team and RFEF for years is taking charge of the team for the World Cup. It has been announced that Carlos Marchena, Julián Calero and Juan Carlos Martínez Castrejón have also joined the Spain coaching staff.

The next permanent manager has not been announced, could it be Hierro? It will probably come down to the team’s performance in the World Cup.

Other managers who’ve been mentioned to take control permanently are Albert Celades, Arsene Wenger, Rafa Benitez and Luis Enrique, some even mentioning a return for Vicente Del Bosque.

How will Spain do in the World Cup? It will depend on the players. If they all support the decision of the RFEF then they’ll be able to play well, and if they’re in revolt, it could be quite bad. In the previous World Cup, Spain got eliminated at the group stage, after losing their first game against the Netherlands 5-1.

Spain will play Portugal in their opening game on Friday evening.

Image: Luis Rubiales, Julen Lopetegui and Fernando Hierro via SEFutbol Twitter.

Finally Got My Spain Away Shirt For The World Cup!

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018

The Spain 2018 Away Shirt - I Finally Got It!

Yes, I have finally got my Spain away shirt for the World Cup!

If you’re a long time reader of the blog, then you’ll know I always buy the Spain shirt, home and away, and usually goalkeeper shirts too, and usually get them on the release date. This year has been different, I’ve waited and waited, and finally I’ve bought the shirt, but only the away one.

I will get the home one eventually, but I haven’t been able to make my mind up between the authentic players version, and the usual replica. I’ve got a few of the players versions, and they are a lot better in my opinion. But they are twice the price, and these days I don’t actually wear football shirts all too often, I usually only wear them for when the match is actually on.

I have also been talking to Adidas, and their printing. There’s not too many places which sell the authentic version, and I usually get it direct from Adidas, but I want a name and number printed. On the Adidas website the numbers which they print are different from the “official Adidas” numbers which can be seen. This seems odd to me, so I asked Adidas, and after a day or so they got back to me, and stated that they’ll print the exact numbers/names which are on the site.

This seems really odd to me, that the official Adidas website will not print official Adidas numbers (If you want to know the difference, the official Adidas numbers has a thin line through the middle of the number, and the Spain/country badge in the middle at the bottom). I asked them several times, and they told me their ‘expert’ has told them this. Since it would make it personalised and I’d be unable to return it, I decided not to take the chance.

So since then, I’ve been debating on which home shirt to buy, and so far, I have none.

The away shirt is really nice, it’s probably nicer live and in person rather than as you see on TV or on screen. It’s very white, the red is quite an interesting one and looks almost like luminous orange when it gets darker, as opposed to the rich red you’d see in the usual home shirts. It’s got a tonal pattern in really light blue, I didn’t like it at first, but now I’ve seen the top up close and personal, I like it.

What name and number should I get printed on this?

Doing tricks with the Adidas ball in my Spain 2018 away top

Here I am doing tricks 😂 I was spinning the ball on my finger, which looked better in my mind than it does in a snap shot in a photo. But look at that concentration! 😂

Can you spin the ball on your finger? I was having a go, and got better and better, but can’t really do it for a very long time.

Have you got your football shirt ready for the World Cup? Remember you can check out every World Cup shirt on the blog if you haven’t already.

The Hottest World Cup WAGS 2018 – Ladies Of The Football [Photos]

Monday, 4th June, 2018

World Cup 2018 WAGS - The Hottest Wives & Girlfriends From The World Cup

The World Cup is upon us, and for many that means not only looking at the footballers on the pitch, but looking at the WAGS off it. That’s right, we’re talking about the wives and girlfriends of the World Cup!

You’ve already seen every World Cup Kit for 2018, and now it’s time to meet the ladies of the footballers who’ll be playing in those shirts!

The WAGS were probably made most famous during the periods of 1998 and 2002, the Posh and Becks era, and ever since then, everyone wants to know who is on the footballers arm. Since then there was the Wayne & Colleen Rooney era, with Gerrard and co, and now there’s a new generation, with all the rest of the World partaking in the game of who’s going out with who, and who is on who’s arm.

There’s a big difference between the English WAGS and the rest of the World. For the English, it’s about being glammed up and looking strictly A-List, like they’re at a film premiere rather than a football game.

For the rest, they all seem to embrace the occasion, most supporting their guy (and country) with a football shirt, the way it’s supposed to be.

Here’s the hottest WAGS who’s footballing halves are going to the World Cup.

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