Billy Reeves

Entries by Billy Reeves

Pre-Season to Taste

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2012 | (00:00)

Most of us lower division football fans can now relax and start thinking about next season. Start hoping. And planning. We're mostly aware of which players are leaving our club and everyone is after a solid centre half and 20 goals-a-season forward we all think we need to be a...

Read Post


(3) Comments | Posted 28 March 2012 | (00:00)


Tee hee! It's funny isn't it, swearing. Classically British, seaside postcard, puerile, child-like.

I am especially aware of rude words being shocking/inappropriate as I work for BBC local radio, where even "bloody" is verboten on air. The BBC has a sweary chart which it published internally every...

Read Post

Football, the Nostalgia of the Future?

(4) Comments | Posted 26 March 2012 | (00:00)

I'm sick of football nostalgia porn. How football's lost it's 'soul'. The good ol' days of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Mud-caked, chisel-chinned, fag-smoking, vicious-tackling Bremners, Choppers and Toshacks. There's clearly a large market place for it. But I'm bored with it.

When a man gets to his 40s he...

Read Post

Viva Wylie!

(0) Comments | Posted 23 March 2012 | (12:46)

It was Pete Wylie's birthday yesterday. What a dude. A pop star in his own head.

Among my top memories of being in a professional pop group (theaudience) are the two occasions where I got to meet the great man. He was using the same mixing engineer while working on...

Read Post

Bleat Release Me

(1) Comments | Posted 21 March 2012 | (23:00)

The BBC has (finally) put this year's UK Eurovision up on their website, and the 'promotion' can begin. At long last, the entry is sung by a professional (Englebert) and the song has been written by hit-making, award-winning writers. Good. Too many amateurs and half-arsed Lloyd-Webbers since the UK last...

Read Post