14 03, 2017

Cup memories over fourth place trophy

By |March 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

So yesterday the quartet of semi finalists were confirmed and as much as I'd love to see Chelski brought down a peg after the season they've had, it's still delightful to see Jose and United fans outraged at some kind of perceived injustice against them, like they haven't had cart blanche as a club for the [...]

13 03, 2017

Confidence restoration; Ox injury saves a selection decision

By |March 13th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Had a bit of a heavy Saturday this weekend after the Lincoln game, which effectively wrote off my Sunday and even the ability to stare down a computer screen to compile some thoughts, so I thought I'd leave it and put something together on Monday. And here we are. We already know three out of [...]

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 [...]

22 02, 2017

What Wembley means; Lucas takes on Arsène’s hierarchy

By |February 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, History, premier league|0 Comments

This is a weird old time at the moment. Weird because we have a week and a half without the Arsenal, but because it isn't an interlull, every other fan of a team is counting down the days until the weekend and seeing their team play, so we just have to sort of twiddle our [...]

21 02, 2017

Just enough Arsenal

By |February 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Apologies if I can't draw myself up to be too irate about the overall performance yesterday, but if I'm honest with you, all we needed was the win and that's what we got in the end. So now isn't the time to go all football purist and be outraged that we didn't smash Sutton 6-0 [...]

20 02, 2017

Don’t Wrexham our chances up, Arsenal

By |February 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Did some family stuff this weekend, so whilst I managed to catch a little bit of football and did a little bit of reading, it was fairly minimal, knowing that our game was this evening. I didn't even realise that the draw had already taken place as I drove home with The Management last night. [...]

18 02, 2017

Jovial Arsène sounding out an exit strategy

By |February 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, press conference|0 Comments

Well now, that was an interesting press conference yesterday, wasn't it? I've got to be honest, I didn't think there'd be much of note to come out of the presser yesterday and I wondered if Arsène would be tetchy and downbeat, but he seemed rather jovial given the performance of his team in midweek. There [...]

17 02, 2017

Take Eek over Apathy with new Arsenal manager

By |February 17th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, press conference, soccer|0 Comments

Morning. I've woken up to a feeling that I thought I wouldn't get for at least another couple of days. I'm over the Bayern defeat already.  Perhaps it's because I always knew we weren't good enough. Perhaps it's because I vented my spleen on my blog yesterday. Perhaps I'm just so bored with Arsenal I [...]

31 01, 2017

Selection quandaries for Arsenal against Watford

By |January 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Well how about that for an FA Cup draw, eh? Sutton from the conference up against Arsenal from the Premier League, with a little bit more spice added to the tie with the news that the Nando's lover himself, Craig Eastmond, plays for Sutton and will probably be starting in their side to play us [...]