9 03, 2017

Change across more than management a good thing at Arsenal?

By |March 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Morning. Hope your Wednesday was better than it started and today is better than yesterday. Football certainly hasn't helped of late, so I've been engaging in other activities, like watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and pretending I was seven again. I'll ignore the fact the movie was terrible. It brought me back to my childhood. [...]

8 03, 2017

The ageing Arsenal boxer – it’s sad

By |March 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics|2 Comments

I don't really know what to say. I don't think there's anything that I can say that would either soothe my own soul when it comes to Arsenal, or offer any words of consolation or positivity to you, because I have none for myself. Arsenal Football Club looks like it's on its knees at the [...]

7 03, 2017

The copy/paste blog from the last few seasons?

By |March 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|0 Comments

I don't really know where to begin today. This is the first time where I've had a pre-match blog and can't really think of anything remotely useful to say. Half of me thought about finding my pre match blog from the season before last, or the one before that, and doing a 'copy/paste' job. But [...]

16 02, 2017

Abject Arsenal players are a disgrace to the shirt

By |February 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics|1 Comment

I am appalled. I am appalled at the travesty of a performance that we witnessed yesterday. In Championship Manager they used to have a saying which involved describing you team as 'running out of superlatives to describe'. What is the exact opposite of that? What is the antithesis of running out of nice things to [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win on the counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

15 02, 2017

Get the variables right against Bayern; and use pace to win counter

By |February 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, History, Match Preview, Tactics|1 Comment

So here we are. Bayern Munich away. Like last season. And the season before. Etc, etc, repeat to fade.  I'd be more excited if we were playing a team with which we had a terrible record with, but haven't played for a while, if I'm honest with you. I'm just struggling to get too 'count [...]

14 02, 2017

Mes, Mo and Arsenal not sh*tting the bed

By |February 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, midfield|0 Comments

With just over 24 hours to go until our annual trip to Bayern, there are a few bits and bobs filtering out from both sides, and a press conference sure to take place in Bavaria at some stage today.  It'd be great if the press asked the manager the question: "it's all a bit boring [...]

8 12, 2016

Squad rotation: Wenger be like…

By |December 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my journey to and from work swings me by Wembley Park and yesterday, it was unusually busy. It was only after almost everyone got off at the national stadium that I realised that the Spuds were having a leaving party! Apparently there were a few empty [...]

7 12, 2016

‘Small miracles’ and majestic Arsenal men

By |December 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Match Review|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Welly, welly, welly. Wellington. Wellington. Wellington. Didn't expect that from the last round of Champions League matches in our group, did we? No-siree we didn't. But we got what I think Arsène had described as a 'small miracle' and both the Arsenal team put out yesterday, as well as the Ludogorets team [...]

6 12, 2016

Basel away: what’s the logic on squad selection?

By |December 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|3 Comments

When I unlocked my phone yesterday on the tube home, I hoped to read stories on the official site about "the strength of the squad" or how one or two players "have been unlucky not to play more football" so far this season. I didn't expect to read about how the squad travelling to Switzerland [...]