22 04, 2017

The horrible permutations of today’s game; the expectation of tomorrow’s

By |April 22nd, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, History|0 Comments

Happy Saturday Gooners. It's FA Cup weekend but as seems to be par for the course these days, we don't play until Sunday. I suppose we'd better get used to it because next season unless something drastic happens in the Premier League, we'll be seeing a lot less Saturday football and a lot more Sunday [...]

8 04, 2017

Arsene can end the speculation in a second

By |April 8th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Core blimey, me 'n the Management had one of those "well that escalated quickly" evening, with the help of rum, gin, tonic, vodka and cranberry and Pinot Grigio Blush, last night. Not all together at the same time obviously, but by the taste in my mouth it kind of felt like it. Means I'm somewhat [...]

1 04, 2017

Arsenal and ‘representative samples’

By |April 1st, 2017|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Ownership and the board, Rant|4 Comments

Well, the AST seem to have caused somewhat of a debate in the Arsenal universe with their poll, haven't they? Of the poll they did of their members, which they have 1,000 and 424 responded, 80% of fans said they wanted Wenger gone. Which then led to the inevitable sensationalist headlines from the media claiming [...]

11 03, 2017

Let’s get to Wembley

By |March 11th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Today is about winning. Nothing else would be remotely successful, but equally, at this stage I could not care less how it's done. I just want us to get to Wembley. If it's a functional 'one nil to the Arsenal' then fine. Let's just do it and be done with it. If it's a high [...]

10 03, 2017

Welcome respite? Will the board listen? Will Arsène?

By |March 10th, 2017|analogy, analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

Hey friends, how are you doing this Friday, eh? Looking forward to the FA Cup this weekend. Can I tell you something? I am. I really am. You know how commentators often mention that 'this could be a welcome distraction from the league' when talking about teams fighting relegation but still in the cup? Well [...]

1 03, 2017

Sell Alexis?

By |March 1st, 2017|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Tactics|2 Comments

Following my blog yesterday about how Arsenal haven't really adopted the counter attack properly in years, I thought I'd offer a somewhat controversial opinion as a solution, which I've been thinking about following the stories emerging about Alexis wanting to head back to Spain. Firstly, why he'd want to go back to a country who [...]

7 01, 2017

An unknown quantity for Arsenal – both who will start for us and Preston themselves

By |January 7th, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy howdy folks, hope you're all gravy on a Saturday, looking forward to the good ol' FA Cup fixture tonight? I'm rather excited, I have to say, because Preston is a new ground for me and it's also the first away FA Cup tie i think I've been too. I can't really fully remember if [...]

2 01, 2017

New year, new stunner from Giroud

By |January 2nd, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well. There's only one place to start today, isn't there? What. A. Goal. Take a bow Olivier Giroud, because you ain't scoring another one of those in your lifetime son, not in a competitive match environment anyway. It was majestic and although I couldn't be at the game to see it in person, the audible [...]

29 12, 2016

Arsenal’s irrational fixture lists and rotational pondering

By |December 29th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yesterday evening The Management and I went out for an evening stroll in the crisp London air and after discussions about returning to work, I was given one of the greatest gifts one could get as a working man: an extra days leave. Well, I am seeing it as that, because I didn't realise that [...]

24 12, 2016

Returning player Christmas cheer; lazy journalism with ‘lazy’ Mesut tag

By |December 24th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

It's Christmas Eve, I've already begun The Fattening, and yesterday we had Arsene give an update on the latest team news ahead of West Brom at home on Boxing Day. And after a pretty stinky time of late, it appears there was a bit of Christmas cheer to be had from the press conference, in the [...]