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Michel Vorm was once again the hero for Swansea City after his master class display between the posts to ensure Swansea City another three points at home. The Dutchman was on fine form for the Swans, preventing numerous goalscoring opportunities for Fulham including a late penalty taken by Clint Dempsey.
There were multiple changes for both teams’ starting eleven. Brendan Rodgers had obviously taken notice of the impressive substitute performances from Luke Moore and Wayne Routledge at their defeat to Blackburn last week with both players making the starting XI. Steven Caulker also returned for his first game since picking up an injury at Arsenal in September.
For Fulham the changes were forced due to injury. Danny Murphy was expected to make a recovery for the game but failed to make the bench. Bobby Zamora was another notable absence as Martin Jol decided to rest his England international with Andy Johnson »
- Kyle Gammon
Boy George's 1980s band Culture Club have reunited for the first time in 10 years ahead of a New Year's Eve (31 Dec. 2011) show in Australia. The gender-bending singer and bandmates Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss have regrouped in the studio ahead of the Sydney Resolution Concert Series, which will also feature performances from Jamiroquai and the Pet Shop Boys. Hay tells Australia's Channel Seven, "Last time we got together was 10 years ago, so it takes that long to recover from the last time we worked with each other." And the get together will result in new material: "That's the thing that makes us want to come back and do it, is to write new songs and put some new material out as well as play the old ones." Boy George adds, "The nostalgia thing is Ok but it's a bit limited so for us to come and do »
Boy George first garnered international fame in the early 80’s as the “androgenius” front man of New Romantic outfit Culture Club. With his soulful voice and dragamuffin appearance, he won over a generation of fans with singles “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?,” “Time (Clock Of The Heart),” and “I'll Tumble 4 Ya,” which famously made the group the first since the Beatles to achieve three top 10 hits from a debut album. “Karma Chameleon” off their next LP, spent three weeks at number one and became their signature track. The group would sell over 100 million singles and 50 million albums.
Although Boy George eventually went solo and achieved a Top 20 hit with 1992’s “The Crying Game,” a Grammy nomination for 1999’s “When Will You Learn,” and a Tony nod for his Taboo musical, he’d become more famous for being infamous. News of his previous tempestuous relationship with Culture Club drummer Jon Moss, »
- Josh Rotter
Boy George has revealed that a former romance with his Culture Club bandmate won't affect their upcoming reunion. The singer, who secretly dated drummer Jon Moss during the band's peak, said the pair now have a "healthier" relationship, after Moss married a woman and went on to have children. "Oh no. We're really good mates," he told The Sun. "Jon (more) »
- By Robert Copsey
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