A look at the Undiscovered Live Music Project 2019

The Undiscovered Live Music Project is a songwriting and performance competition that happens annually in Essex. Run by the Essex Music Development Agency, I’ve seen first hand how the Undiscovered Contest can help launch a music career.

The contest has run since 2009, and is split into bands and solo acts. The prize is 3 day’s recording time at Brentwood’s beloved youth club, The Hermit, a single release, and a music video. I’ve been following the project massively this year, attending all the heats as I took the crown as the Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Best Solo Act 2018, and so have had the privilege to play the heats across Essex this year as a guest act, as well as judging some of the band heats.

Harry Adams

My journey with Undiscovered began when I watched my favourite unsigned band, Dead Baby Birds, compete around 5 years ago, but I didn’t know fully what the project did. In 2017, I met a remarkable artist, Katy Forkings, who is the Undiscovered Best Solo Act 2017, and seeing how well she was doing post the contest, I applied.

I’m not sure how my 2018 would have gone without this contest. It has given me the chance to work with a band, including Dead Baby Birds’ Sam Laughlin and Tristan Embleton, who have now split. It’s also allowed me to network with musicians and I now have a guitarist, Nicole who also performed in Let’s Be Strange, a band who reached the final last year and who are competing in this year’s heats.

Nicole (Lets Be Strange)

I’ve released my debut EP ‘Anaphase’ on disc, and my debut single ‘Accessory’ with my next single, sponsored by undiscovered ‘Time’. I have attended most of the Undiscovered heats this year. I’m focusing on the Undiscovered Live Music Project Bands Final, which gained its last band on the line on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

Undiscovered travels across Essex to find its bands with heats in Chelmsford, Southend, Colchester, Basildon and for under 18s, Brentwood. I’ve been lucky to headline these nights as the Undiscovered Solo Winner 2018, and have also been asked to judge.

Our Undiscovered Live Music Project Band Final 2019 will be held at Colchester Arts Centre and will feature the following bands. The Waterfalls, from Southend, who raised the roof at their heat in the Chinnerys. An energised performance with a strong fan base gave them their ticket to the final. Rolled Up Sleeves, from the Basildon heat, create sophisticated rock music and have a stage presence I struggled to take my eyes away from. Unit 33, from Colchester’s Three Wise Monkeys, have a strong vocalist and rock arrangement behind them. Children of the Fuzz, took the last win for the final spot on Saturday 23rd February 2019. They’re a funky band with a strong rapport and image and I look forward to seeing them again in the final.

Finally, our wildcard this year is Vivacity, who also performed at the Southend Chinnerys heat. An indie and current band with a lead singer who plays an acoustic guitar, unlike the other bands in the final. I really enjoyed this band and have since listened to their recordings on Spotify which I found to be beautiful musically.

The Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Band Final will take place on Saturday 16th March at Colchester Arts Centre and the headlining guest act will be this year’s Undiscovered Live Music Project’s Solo Winner, my successor, Chameleon who I’m so proud of for gaining her title.

Chameleon

With this year’s competition still wide open, there is no saying who is going to be victorious this time around.

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Photo Credit: Freya Eirys Lees

WWE Survivor Series REVIEW

WWE’s 32nd Annual Survivor Series PPV came from the famous Staples Center in Los Angeles – The event was marred with last minute changes as a result of Becky Lynch’s injury on last week’s Raw and Daniel Bryan defeating AJ Styles to become new WWE Champion on SmackDown.

Here are the Results of the show, along with my predictions and my match rating out of 5:

KICK OFF

Tag Team 10 on 10 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match

Team Raw: Roode & Gable (Captains), The Ascension, The B Team, The Revival & Lucha House Party

vs.

Team SmackDown: The Uso’s (Captains), The New Day, The Colon’s, The Good Brothers & SaNiTy

The kick off show featured this 10 on 10 tag team match and was won by sole survivors The Uso’s

Winners: Team SmackDown

My Prediction: Team SmackDown

Rating: 2.5/5

The Main show kicked off with the 5 on 5 Women’s match:

Side Note: During the kick off show a fight broke out between Natalya and Ruby Riott, leading to captain Alexa Bliss removing them both from the team and replacing them with Sasha Banks & Bayley. On the blue side, speculation was rife as to whom would replace Charlotte Flair, with some even speculating it could be Paige. It turned out it was Paige’s former Absolution team mate – Mandy Rose.

Women’s 5 on 5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match

Team Raw: Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Bayley, Sasha Banks (Captain: Alexa Bliss)

vs.

Team SmackDown: Asuka, Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose & Naomi

It was clear from the off that the crowd were pro SmackDown in this one, and due to the incident on Raw this past Monday, the crowd were insanely booing Nia Jax. This worked in Nia’s favour though as she went on to be the sole survivor in this match and pick up the W for team Red to make it 1-0 on the main show.

Winners: Team Raw

My Prediction: Team SmackDown

Match Rating: 2.5/5

 

Intercontinental Champion vs United States Champion

Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (United States Champion)

I had Nakamura to win this match due to some shenanigans from a certain lunatic, but luckily we were met with a great contest between two champions. Ultimately the IC champ overcame the US champ to put another victory into the column of Raw.

It was announced after that at TLCSeth Rollins would defend the Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose

Winner: Seth Rollins

My Prediction: Nakamura

Match Rating: 3.5/5

 

Tag Champions vs Tag Champions

AOP w/ Drake Maverick (Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. The Bar w/ The Big Show (SmackDown Tag Team Champions)

Solid, decent, hard hitting contest between the WWEs Tag Team Champions. A certain ex WWE star decided to try and hijack the show from ringside, and this was a fairly underwhelming match in all honesty, until the last few minutes in which Drake Maverick broke up a pinfall and got choked on the apron by Big Show causing him to piss himeslf, this was enough to cause a distraction to The Bar, leading to AOP hitting their finisher for the win.

Winners: AOP

My Prediction: The Bar

Match Rating: 2/5

 

Cruiserweight Championship

Buddy Murphy (C) vs. Mustafa Ali

Yet another fantastic match between two cruiserweights, I’m glad this was given some time, and not just a two minute throwaway match, this was a decent contest and was won by Buddy Murphy.

Winner: Buddy Murphy

My Prediction: Buddy Murphy

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Men’s 5 on 5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match

Team Raw: Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Finn Balor, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre (Baron Corbin captain)

vs.

Team SmackDown: The Miz (capt.), Shane McMahon, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio

The match ended with the three big men, Strowman, Lashley and McIntyre for Raw against Shane McMahon, but unfortunately for ‘The Best In The World,’ he could not overcome this huge obstacle and much like last year, Braun Strowman was standing tall.

Braun then got attacked from behind by Captain Baron Corbin, as Strowman now will have the opportunity to face Corbin and Lesnar on his terms.

Winners: Team Raw

My Prediction: Team Raw

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Ronda Rousey (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair

I predicted that this match would have some kind of screwy finish, possibly including Becky Lynch, but I don’t think anyone was prepared for what would ensue at the end of this match, and the nature of the victory, a fully fledged Charlotte Flair heel turn, where she absolutely anihilated Ronda with kendo sticks, chairs, steel steps etc. Ronda is one tough lady, but you have to say with Nia Jax next in line for a Women’s Title match, could Ronda’s days with the belt be numbered?

Winner: Ronda Rousey (Via DQ)

My Prediction: Charlotte

Match Rating: 4.5/5

 

Champion vs. Champion

Brock Lesnar (Universal Champion) vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Champion)

This was originally scheduled to be the rematch between Lesnar and AJ Styles, and much to everyones surprise, Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles on SmackDown to become new WWE Champion, this match looked to be a forgone conclusion when Brock dominated early on; However, after senior official, Mike Chioda, got knocked down, Bryan hit a low blow to get some advantage back into his favour, and this got him back in the match and made you believe that he would again triumph in the David vs. Goliath scenario. However, this was not to be, and Brock ended up winning this match, with more of a challenge than I think he anticipated.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

My Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Match Rating: 4/5

 

Overall, I think that some of the results, and a clean sweep 6-0 victory for Raw was very stupidly booked, I thought the last two matches took this from being an okay show to a good show. Brock has had two of his best WWE matches at the last two Survivor Series PPV’s, and unsurprisingly really considering he faced AJ and Bryan, the lack of acknowledgment of SmackDown winning the Pre-Show match was silly, and as much as I was looking forward to Becky vs. RondaCharlotte did a fantastic job, and kudos to WWE for the booking of the last hour of this show.

WWE Survivor Series Predictions

WWE Survivor Series is the annual extravaganza from WWE which pits Raw and SmackDown Superstars against each other.

This year Survivor Series is coming love from The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday 18th November 2018.

 

Tag Team 10 on 10 Traditional Survivor Series Match (PRE-SHOW)

Team Raw: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (Capt.), The B Team, Lucha House Party, The Ascension & The Revival

vs.

Team SmackDown: The Uso’s (Capt.), The New Day, SAnitY, The Colon’s & The Good Brothers

The Raw side of things seems pretty poor here, and the sheer firepower that SmackDown will have in the Tag Team division I think will pay dividends here. I believe that Team Blue will pick up the victory in this one.

Prediction: TEAM SMACKDOWN

 

WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Buddy Murphy (C) vs. Mustapha Ali

The battle for 205 Live supremacy intensifies, the wonder from Down Under – Buddy Murphy battles with Mustapha Ali with his Cruiserweight Championship up for grabs. The Brisbane native will look to build on his fantastic end to 2018, and look to head out of Los Angeles with his championship in tact.

Prediction: BUDDY MURPHY

 

Intercontinental Champion vs. US Champion

Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

My opinion here is that Dean Ambrose may well get involved here to cost his previous Shield brother Seth Rollins this match. Therefore, I am going with Nakamura

Prediction: SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

 

Women’s 5 on 5 Traditional Survivor Series Match

Team Raw: Nia Jax, Mickie James, Tamina, Natalya & Ruby Riott (with Captain – Alexa Bliss)

vs.

Team SmackDown: Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka & ???

There could well be some big egos in this match, and while it would be hard to look past Asuka who was 2017’s soul survivor, I believe this could well come down to Asuka and Ruby Riott, and I believe that she could well become victorious again!

 Prediction: TEAM SMACKDOWN

 

Raw Tag Team Champions vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions

Champion vs. Champion

AOP vs. The Bar

With AOP recently winning the Tag Titles over The Shield on Raw, it seemed like a bit of an after thought, they have been on a decent run since being back in the picture in the tag division, but I believe that The Bar will have enough to win in this one.

Prediction: THE BAR

 

Men’s 5 on 5 Traditional Survivor Series Match

Team Raw: Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Finn Bálor &  Bobby Lashley (with Captain – Baron Corbin)

vs.

Team SmackDown: The Miz (Capt.), Jeff Hardy, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio & Samoa Joe

I can see Strowman becoming a one man wrecking machine in this match, and it could well come down to him and Samoa Joe, I reckon that the big man from Raw will get the victory in this one.

Prediction: TEAM RAW

 

Raw vs SmackDown 

Ronda Rousey (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair

This was due to be Rousey vs. Becky Lynch, however, due to Lynch sustaining a concussion, broken nose and black eye on the go-home episode of Raw, WWE doctors have not cleared her to compete in this match, as we saw on SmackDown, Charlotte Flair will take her place representing Team Blue, in a match that many predicted could headline WrestleMania, we are in fact getting it at the second biggest WWE PPV. I predict a Charlotte screwy victory here. Possibly with the help of Becky.

Prediction: CHARLOTTE FLAIR

 

WWE Champion vs. Universal Champion

Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar

Leading into Brock’s potential UFC return, I can’t see WWE’s booking team letting Bryan get much offence in during this contest. I feel like Brock will go over fairly quickly.

Prediction: BROCK LESNAR

 

With many last minute changes here due to Raw and SmackDown events, I believe that SmackDown will come out on top in this event.

WWE Crown Jewel : REVIEW

Warning: This Post Contains Spoilers

 

 

WWE hosted their Crown Jewel PPV live on 2nd November 2018; Here are the results:

The Pre-Show kicked off with Shinsuke Nakamura successfully defended his US Championship against Rusev, in a non-advertised match. Hence there being no prediction for this match.

The main show kicked off with guest host Hulk Hogan making his return to WWE.

 

MATCH ONE:

World Cup Quarter Final

Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton

Quick match won by Mysterio with a Roll Up. Orton attacked Rey after the match and slammed him into the announce table.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

My Prediction: Rey Mysterio

Score: 1-0

Match Rating: 1.5/5

 

MATCH TWO:

World Cup Quarter Final

Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz

The staple of this show, an average match on this tournament. Miz won to advance with a Skull Crushing Finale.

Winner: The Miz

My Prediction: The Miz

Score: 2-0

Match Rating: 1.5/5

 

MATCH THREE:

World Cup Quarter Final

Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley 

Another very average match, nothing special, Seth won the match with The Stomp.

Winner: Seth Rollins

My Prediction: Seth Rollins

Score 3-0

Match Rating: 1.5/5

 

MATCH FOUR:

World Cup Quarter Final 

Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler

This was the first surprise for me, I had Kurt down to win the whole thing, I think it was rather a disappointment to have Kurt come back to in ring action for a few minutes. Ziggler got the 3 off a Zig-Zag.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

My Prediction: Kurt Angle

Score: 3-1

Match Rating 2/5

 

MATCH FIVE:

Smackdown Tag Team Championships

The Bar (C) vs. The New Day

Kofi Kingston and Big E were representing The New Day in this match, which was won by The Bar after Big Show punched Big E in the face, allowing Sheamus to hit the Brogue Kick to win.

Winners: The Bar

My Prediction: The Bar

Score: 4-1

Match Rating: 2/5

 

MATCH SIX:

World Cup Semi Final

Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz

I predicted Miz to go all the way in this tournament to the final, and so he did, getting his knees up into the ribs of Rey, who attemped the Frog Splash in memory of his good friend Eddie Guerrero, Miz followed up with the Skull Crushing Finale to advance.

Winner: The Miz

My Prediction: The Miz

Score: 5-1

Match Rating: 2/5

 

MATCH SEVEN:

World Cup Semi Final

Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins

I had initially picked Kurt Angle to advance, and go all the way. But I do think that if he got eliminated then Seth should have gone all the way. Ziggler won with a Superkick.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

My Prediction: Kurt Angle 

Score: 5-2

Match Rating: 2/5

 

MATCH EIGHT:

WWE Championship

AJ Styles (C) vs. Samoa Joe

Probably the best match of a bad bunch, AJ and Joe was always going to be a solid match, and a few decent spots in this one, AJ focussed on Joe’s knee and ended up winning the match with the Phenomenal Forearm.

Winner: AJ Styles

My Prediction: AJ Styles

Score: 6-2

Match Rating: 3/5

 

MATCH NINE:

Universal Title

Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman

Baron Corbin was at ringside to hold the title aloft, and preceded to hit Strowman in the back of the head, it then took Lesnar 5 F5’s to win this match, including one out of the ring, almost causing a count out. In my opinion, a stupid result, and making the championship again, seem like a joke!

Winner: Brock Lesnar (New Champion)

My Prediction: Braun Strowman

Score: 6-3

Match Rating: 0.5/5

 

MATCH TEN:

Final of The World Cup Tournament: To Determine The Best In The World

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

So, the result that no one saw coming; The Miz had an angle where he jumped out of the ring, and got ‘injured’ and therefore couldn’t continue the match. It looked like it would be called off, until Smackdown Live Commissioner, Shane McMahon inserted himself in the match in place of Miz, and ended up beating Ziggler with a Coast to Coast to become The Best in The World

Winner: Shane McMahon 

My Prediction: Kurt Angle

Score: 6-4

Match Rating: 2.5/5

 

MATCH ELEVEN:

First Time Ever

D-Generation X vs. The Brothers of Destruction

A match which would have been incredible many years ago, sadly had more mistakes and errors than good moments. Triple H unfortunately suffered a torn pectoral muscle injury, Kane’s mask fell off, and HBK face-planted the floor. Triple H hit the Pedigree and HBK hit two Sweet Chin Music’s on Kane to get the victory.

Winners: DX

My Prediction: DX

Score: 7-4

Match Rating: 2/5

 

 

I think WWE did the best with the hand they were dealt with the controversy surrounding Saudi Arabia as well as John Cena and Daniel Bryan pulling out of the event, there is also the sadness surrounding Roman Reigns’ illness, throwing the Universal Title picture into turmoil. I think WWE could have handled this PPV a bit better, and some of the results of the matches were very baffling.

Overall Score: 1.5/5

WWE Crown Jewel PREDICTIONS

WWE Crown Jewel Predictions

Crown Jewel is the controversial second WWE event coming from Saudi Arabia, this event will take place this Friday (2nd November) from The King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Here I look at each match and give my thoughts on what will go down at this event.

 

WWE World Cup Tournament – To determine the best in the world

Quarter Final 1

Bobby Lashley (USA) vs. Seth Rollins (USA)

As the current Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion – I believe Rollins will come out on top in this match and lead to an awesome Semi-Final match up with Kurt Angle. There will undoubtedly be the influence of Lio Rush at ringside for ‘His Man’ Bobby Lashley, the replacement for John Cena, who refused to take part in the event with it still being held in Saudi Arabia, however, I believe The Architect will be able to ‘Burn It Down’ and come out of this victorious.

Dan’s Prediction: SETH ROLLINS

 

Quarter Final 2

Kurt Angle (USA) vs. Dolph Ziggler (USA)

I feel that McIntyre could well cost Ziggler in this match, and the lack of Baron Corbin on this show is also a slight mystery. Don’t be surprised to see at least one of the two interfere in this match, which I ultimately believe will be won by Kurt Angle.

Dan’s Prediction: KURT ANGLE

 

Quarter Final 3

Jeff Hardy (USA) vs. The Miz (USA)

The Charismatic Enigma has blown hot and cold since his return from injury, and his feuds with both Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura have been well documented and somewhat well recieved by the WWE Universe. However, I don’t feel like Jeff will have enough here, and I can see a sneaky victory for The Miz and him advancing to set up a Semi-Final match with his new nemesis Rey Mysterio.

Dan’s Prediction: THE MIZ

 

Quarter Final 4

Randy Orton (USA) vs. Rey Mysterio (USA/Mexico)

Rey Mysterio’s return to WWE at SmackDown 1000 was a refreshing moment, he still looks in as good shape as he always has done and despite this new vicious streak from The Viper, I feel that Rey will pull the win out of the bag in this one and go on to face The Miz in the Semi’s.

Dan’s Prediction: REY MYSTERIO

 

Semi Final 1 (Going on My Predictions)

Seth Rollins vs. Kurt Angle

Another first time ever dream match for both Angle and Rollins, this is one which has the potential to steal the show, and I think the wily old veterean Kurt Angle will have just enough to beat Rollins, potentially with the unwanted help of Dean Ambrose.

Dan’s Prediction: KURT ANGLE

 

Semi Final 2 (Going on My Predictions)

The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio

The Miz and Mysterio have been at each others throats now since the segment on Miz TV last week, and this could well be the next chapter in that recently started rivalry. We all know that The Miz, more often than not will find a way to win and bend the rules to his advantage, and I can see him being victorious in this match up against The Master of the 619.

Dan’s Prediction: THE MIZ

 

Final (Going on My Predictions)

Kurt Angle vs. The Miz

It is my belief that this tournament was set up to insert Kurt Angle back into WWE as a credible player, and a good showing in three matches here I feel will culminate in the 1996 Olympic gold medalist (which he won with a broken freakin’ neck) becoming ‘The Best In The World’. This tournament should have been around years ago and would have been the perfect end to Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk. But we have it now, and I believe that The World Cup will be won by Kurt Angle.

Dan’s Prediction: KURT ANGLE

 

Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships

The Bar vs. The New Day

The New Day always have the advantage using their Freebird Rule, and not knowing which two members are going to be in each match can often be an excuse used in storylines. However, this time The Bar have a third member of their own, and not only a third member but The World’s Largest Athlete, The Big Show, in their corner. Show could well be the ace in the hole that The Bar need to keep hold of their championships, and I believe that he will indeed be the difference in this match and help the champions retain their belts.

Dan’s Prediction: THE BAR

 

First Time Ever

D-Generation X vs. The Brothers of Destruction

The match which some people are saying will close the show, and will most likely go very VERY long. This is a match for the ages which I for one am surprised didn’t happen sooner. It is the return of my idol; HBK! I have said for years that he can still go, and I think he will prove that he is still every bit as good as he has always been. I believe that Kane will work a great deal of this match for BoD and can see this match ending with Kane taking the fall to protect ‘Taker and make him look strong for the ineveitable rematch with Shawn Michaels.

Dan’s Prediction: D-Generation X

 

WWE Championship

AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe

This match was initially meant to be AJ Styles defending against Daniel Bryan, but due to the well documented issues within Saudi Arabia, Bryan, like John Cena, has refused to travel to Saudi Arabia for this event. Therefore Samoa Joe will be taking his place and getting himself a WWE Championship opportunity, but can he capitalise on Bryan not going? I don’t think he can, I believe that Styles will have enough and will win this match against his arch nemesis.

Dan’s Prediction: AJ STYLES

 

WWE Universal Championship

Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman

Following the heartbreaking announcement last week that Roman Reigns is battling Leukemia for the second time, WWE officials made the call to make this match a One on One singles match. It is my belief that Roman would have come out of this with his championship in tact, but with the events of the past couple of weeks, plans have had to be re-written and I believe that this is the time to put the belt on The Monster Among Men. I don’t think that WWE will put the title on Lesnar again at this stage, but as with WWE, nothing is ever straight forward. Don’t be surprised to see a Drew McIntyre interference in this match, possibly to help Braun win the title, then insert himself as the #1 Contender for said title.

Dan’s Prediction: BRAUN STROWMAN (New Champ)

Lay The SmackDan! Quiet Week More History

Dan is back with Episode 17 of Lay The SmackDan! – On this episode, Dan will tell you about a sad ending for one of the Mae Young Classic competitors as well as who takes over on Raw from The Coach

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Lay The SmackDan! – The Beast Is Back!

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Celebrating 10 years of Rebellious Noise

Today marks 10 years since the first Rebellious Noise event ‘In-Fest‘ and we are celebrating our 10th Birthday with gratitude for those that have helped shape us and excitement for the progression seen over the last 10 years to continue to greater heights.

To mark the occasion we have posted a thank you note and memory collage with our brand new logo to our social media pages:

With time comes progress, celebrating 10 years of Rebellious Noise

Thank you to everyone who has had a part in the growth of RN.
Those have that attended our concerts and club nights, musicians & DJs that have performed at events, everyone that has watched or featured in our videos, written for the website, has bought merchandise, promoted any of our projects, did filming or photography, worked on stalls & box offices, listened to or featured on a podcast.

Anyone that has contributed their time, money, support, space, advice, influence, skills or talent to Rebellious Noise. We love you, here’s to another 10 years full of growth and progress.

Celebrating 10 years of Rebellious Noise

Premier League Returning XI

With the new Season upon us, I have compiled a list of the 11 players who have played in the Premier League before for another club. This ‘Second Time Around’ team certainly have the pedigree to compete, and with a vast array of medals between them, they can definitely do good things.

GOALKEEPER

Joe Hart – West Ham (on Loan from Man City)

Unfancied by Pep Guardiola, shipped out on loan to Torino last season, Manchester City’s Joe Hart has his chance to establish himself again as England’s Number One. With guaranteed game time, and less pressure on his shoulders, Hart can be a dressing room leader at West Ham, and provide a great backbone and win the team points on his own.

DEFENCE

Kyle Walker – Manchester City (signed from Tottenham)

One of a few defenders signed by Pep Guardiola this season, another young Englishman, costing a lot of money and with a big reputation. Competition with Danilo is going to be fun to watch, and lack of game time, could hinder his England chances with some talented young full-backs nipping at his heels, he will need to prove his worth in the big games and keep his place.

Kurt Zouma – Stoke (on loan from Chelsea)

Zouma could have been the rock of the Chelsea back line this season, with big shoes to fill with the departure of John Terry, however, Antonio Conte decided to ship him out on loan to Stoke, he will be competing alongside Bruno Martins-Indi to partner Ryan Shawcross at the heart of ‘The Potters‘ backline, definitely one to watch.

Harry Maguire – Leicester (signed from Hull City)

One of the English defenders for the future, Harry Maguire was one of the shining lights in Hull’s relegation fight from last season, despite their best efforts to keep him, he decided to join 2015-16 Premier League Champions, Leicester City. With Robert Huth out injured, he could complement Captain, Wes Morgan, really well.

Andrew Robertson – Liverpool (signed from Hull City)

Liverpool had been crying out for a quality left-back, James Milner filled the role admirably last season, as Alberto Moreno was very poor. Robertson is one of the brightest young full-backs in the game, and will be heavily in the thoughts of Gordon Strachan for Scotland.

MIDFIELD

Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Crystal Palace (on loan from Chelsea)

Still only 21 years old, Loftus-Cheek has always been tipped to have a bright future ahead of him. He will be working with Frank de Boer and at a club who hopefully will utilise him to the best of his abilities.

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool (formerly of Chelsea)

Mo Salah lit up Serie A while playing for Roma, although, he didn’t really hit the ground running during his first spell in England, he comes back to England with a big reputation, and a big price tag. He’s taken the 11 shirt from Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, and with the invaluable European experience, he could well be a big player for Jurgen Klopp.

Tom Ince – Huddersfield Town (formerly of Hull and Blackpool)

Son of Former England international, Paul, Tom Ince has been quite the journeyman in his short career. Having already played in the Premier League for both Hull and Blackpool, he comes with a big reputation, off the back of a great season with Derby.

Wayne Rooney – Everton (re-signed from Man United)

The former Man United and England Captain, and Man United’s all time leading goalscorer left Goodison Park back in 2004 as an 18 year old. He rejoins his boyhood club, and gets his dream of playing in Europe for them. He left a boy and rejoins as a man. He will add the experience and leadership qualities that Ronald Koeman needs.

STRIKERS

Romelu Lukaku – Man United (signed from Everton, formerly of West Brom and Chelsea)

The big Belgian has been a handful for the Premier League defences now for a number of years. I feel he will have a telepathic relationship on the field with his friend Paul Pogba, and will definitely be a handful for everyone again.

Chicharito – West Ham (formerly of Man United)

Javier Hernandez, was one of the casualties of Louis Van Gaal’s disastrous campaign at the Man United helm, shipped out on loan to Real Madrid, then sold to Bayer Leverkusen, he is a great goalscorer and will definitely score goals and win games for Slaven Bilic and West Ham this season.

ReturningXI

Check out my NEW Premier League Starting XI with players that are getting their first experience of top flight English football here.