Premier League Predictions – The Outcome

MY PREDICTIONS

1.            Man United

2.            Chelsea

3.            Man City

4.            Spurs

5.            Arsenal

6.            Everton

7.            Liverpool

8.            Leicester

9.            West Ham

10.          Southampton

11.          Stoke

12.          West Brom

13.          Swansea

14.          Crystal Palace

15.          Sunderland

16.          Middlesbrough

17.          Bournemouth

18.          Watford

19.          Burnley

20.          Hull

 

ACTUAL TABLE

1.            Chelsea

2.            Tottenham

3.            Man City

4.            Liverpool

5.            Arsenal

6.            Man United

7.            Everton

8.            Southampton

9.            Bournemouth

10.          West Brom

11.          West Ham

12.          Leicester

13.          Stoke

14.          Crystal Palace

15.          Swansea

16.          Burnley

17.          Watford

18.          Hull

19.          Middlesbrough

20.          Sunderland

 

 

I made some bold predictions at the start of the Premier League season, and predicted that Manchester United would end up as Champions. That wasn’t the case, and they finished miles off and in sixth place. It would appear the Europa League did indeed take a toll on Man United, and no European football seemingly helping Chelsea along the way, as they strolled to a Fifth Premier League Title. But a fantastic achievement from Chelsea none-the-less.

I predicted correctly what this would indeed be the year Arsenal finished outside of the top four, and they left it until the last day of the season to prove that prediction correct. As did Manchester City, who proved me correct in my prediction that they wouldn’t win the league, and would in fact finish in 3rd place.

It looked like Hull would finish rock bottom when I made the predictions, but Marco Silva’s resurgence was in vain, and so unlucky, he deserved to stay up. Props to Sean Dyche and Walter Mazzari for proving me wrong by keeping Watford and Burnley up, and commiserations to Sunderland and Middlesbrough for making it Two Down and One Up for the North-East clubs in the Premier League Next Season!

Onwards and Upwards to 2017/18 where Newcastle and Brighton will join English Football’s top Tier, where they will be joined by either Huddersfield Town (what a story that could be!) Or Jaap Stam’s, Reading.

Architects guitarist Tom Searle passes away after battle with Cancer

Tom Searle, the 28 year old guitarist for Brighton based rock band Architects has passed away after a 3 year battle with Cancer. Tom’s twin brother and bandmate Dan posted the news on the bands official Facebook page which revealed that Tom had been living with Cancer for a number of years and it had been the reason behind several absences in the bands touring schedule. On June 8th the band had to cancel their US Headline Tour and European Festival dates as Tom took a turn for the worse.

After two months of treatment including unexpectedly coming out of a medically induced coma, it seemed that the fight might be going Tom’s way up until two weeks ago when the guitarist took another turn for the worse. Tom Searle passed away a few minutes into August 20th. The bands official statement also sung the praises of The Martlets Hospice in Hove who “took unbelievable care of Tom in his final days” and have set up funding page to raise money to help the hospice continue to give the best care they can to other patients. If you would like to help with a contribution then check out the page here.

family and the loved ones of Tom Searle.

The full statment can be found below:

It is with unbelievable pain and sadness that I have to announce that at around twelve minutes past midnight on August 20th my amazing brother, Tom, passed away after over 3 years living with cancer.

He was an incredible songwriter and guitarist. He was my closest and oldest friend. He was a funny, intelligent and sweet man and he leaves an enormous void in all of our lives.

Many of you will be aware that Tom has been absent from various shows over the past 15 months and I can now let you know that this was due to various surgeries that he had to have to treat the cancer. When we left for our European Festival tour on June 2nd Tom was very unwell. He had been advised to stay in hospital to receive care but ultimately there was nothing that they could do for him and he signed himself out of the ward two days before we departed for Germany. Some of you might view this as reckless but this is the way Tom wanted to do things throughout his last year because he never wanted the cancer to get in the way of what he loved. He got on stage and performed his last two shows at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, which took him an incredible amount of strength but those are two shows that we will never forget.

We had to cancel our European festival tour and US headline tour because on June 8th, in Luxembourg, Tom was extremely sick, we called an ambulance and he was taken into ICU. The following day he was placed into a medically induced coma and the doctors told us that it was unlikely that they’d ever be able to wake him. Five days later, against all the odds, he was awake again, and in a few short days following that, myself and Tom cancelled the air ambulance that was due to take him home and we got the Eurostar train home. Classic Tom Searle.

He spent the last 2 months of his life fighting with everything he had to overcome the disease once and for all, and things appeared to be moving in the right direction, but in the last 2 weeks it suddenly took a turn for the worse and finally he left us.

I don’t know what will become of Architects. Me and Tom started playing in a band together when we were 13 and, really, Architects is just an evolution of the band that we started all the way back then, over half my life ago. To pretend that Tom wasn’t at the heart of everything that the band created would be to show a complete lack of respect to the amazing talent that he was. The band will never be the same and there is simply no denying it.

We will 100% tour All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, there is no doubt about that. We will be going to Australia in a few weeks and we will be doing our UK and European headline tour in October and November. We hope that these shows will be an opportunity for everyone out there to show their respects to my wonderful brother. It won’t be easy for us to get on stage and play every night without him, but its something that we must do.

We want to carry on, that is important to say, and we will strive to do so, but we will not release any music unless we truly believe that it is something that Tom would have been proud of. Whether or not we can achieve that is something that we will have to discover in time.

The Martlets Hospice in Hove took unbelievable care of Tom in his final days. We were constantly blown away by their compassion and hard work and we feel hugely indebted to them for ensuring that we were able to make some amazing memories with Tom before he passed away. If you feel as though you’d like to contribute a donation to the Hospice in Tom’s memory then please donate on the Just Giving page that we have set up below.

www.justgiving.com/thomassearle

For now we need to begin to process what has happened. Myself, Sam, Ali and Adam will need time to fully come to terms with the loss of our brother and we hope that everyone out there will continue to respect our privacy during this terribly difficult time.

Much love,

Dan x

Deaf Havana among new line-up announcements for Brighton’s Breakout Festival 2015

The latest, eagerly awaited line-up announcement for Breakout Festival is here, and it’s big.

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Deaf Havana, We Are The Ocean, Blitz Kids, Zoax and By Defintion are confirmed to be joining the already diverse line up of Breakout Festival 2015. This next wave of announcements brings an epic rock edge to the devastatingly heavy line-up which already includes SikTh, Martyr Defiled, Black Tongue, TRC and Dead Harts. This huge line-up, with many more to be announced, will take to the stage on 26th September 2015 at Brighton Racecourse.

Festival director Stefan Curzon-Price said:

“This year is all about further establishing Breakout as THE outdoor rock and metal festival for the south east; one that caters for the wide range of tastes that exist across what is already a very united but diverse live music scene. Our first announcement was all about the heavier bands, including a UK festival exclusive; this announcement brings a set of epic rock acts to celebrate the most diverse community led genre in music.”

Initial early bird tickets for this year’s festival sold out on the day of release and the next tier continue to outsell the previous festival many times over. Tickets are available at just £25 until July 2nd only via the official ticketing partners Ticketmaster and Gigantic.

 Aspiring musicians will again have a unique opportunity to share the stages with this incredible line-up, by taking part in the “Headliners Choice” award and a public vote competition. Applications are open until 1st June and bands can visit here to apply.

Keep Checking Back at RebNoise.com for further announcements

 

Breakout Festival Announce First Wave of acts for 2015

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Breakout Festival have announced the first wave of acts for their 2015 Festival.

So metal and rock fans strap yourselves in, because Breakout Festival is back, and is about to take you on one hell of a ride! With early bird tickets sold out in the first day on sale, smashing last year records, second release tickets are guaranteed to go quick so get them while you can! Tickets are available via the official ticketing partners: Ticketmaster and Gigantic

Breakout’s Line up this year will include: Sikth, Martyr Defiled, Black Tongue, Dead Harts and TRC.

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Keep an eye out for the second wave of bands coming next month!

Aspiring musicians will again have a unique opportunity to share the stages with Sikth, Martyr Defiled and many more, with the headliners choice award and a public vote. Applications are open until 1st June, you can Apply Here.

This is an opportunity not to be missed, and we at Rebellious Noise look forward to again working with the guys at Breakout Festival.

 

 

Breakout Festival to return for Second Year!

You may have seen last year that we covered a brand new festival by the name of Breakout Festival. It featured the likes of Skindred, Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Betraying The Martyrs, and many more!

Well we at Rebellious Noise are delighted to announce that Breakout is to return to The Brighton Racecourse for a Second year on September 26th 2015! We will of course hope to have the RN Crew down there to capture all the shenanigans, and look forward to any further announcements from Breakout regarding any potential line up!

You can check for updates on the Festival’s official website http://www.breakoutfestival.co.uk/

You can also check out our coverage of the 2014 festival below, and follow the links to the interviews we did with some of the bands from the festival.

Breakout Festival 2014 RN Video Feature

Rebellious Noise give you the low down on all the happenings at the first ever Breakout Festival. We talk to the fans in Brighton about what they are enjoying and would like to see in the future and we talk to some of the bands that have come to play for them including Skindred & The Blackout and who they would want to replace them in their own bands.

MORE VIDEOS FROM BREAKOUT FESTIVAL:
Skindred: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvElYgHgFgY
The Blackout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyu3ZCPmsUw
Idiom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebriecErN1k
Funeral for a Friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoMI6QWJcdw
Deadly Circus Fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxtUpO1AX8w
Betraying the Martyrs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtEl8wgl7wo
Silent Screams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JyD_hrrQ2Q
River Becomes Ocean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMBWisCXkfE
The Qemists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0WNtJpw_Nc
Collisions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeRGd61mPd8
Everest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3bdssKlTz0

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