22 05, 2017

The stupidity of Kos 

By | 2017-05-22T08:22:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't go to the game yesterday, on account of other prior arrangements and if I'm honest, there was part of me that was quite glad about that fact. Glad because whenever I go along to The Arsenal I do get a lot more emotionally invested than when I stay away from football and so [...]

22 05, 2017

The stupidity of Kos 

By | 2017-05-22T08:21:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I didn't go to the game yesterday, on account of other prior arrangements and if I'm honest, there was part of me that was quite glad about that fact. Glad because whenever I go along to The Arsenal I do get a lot more emotionally invested than when I stay away from football and so [...]

20 04, 2017

Club envy, Arsène’s hints and Jack’s long goodbye

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

I wonder if Arsène is looking forward to today's press conference at all, not least because it is a detachment from the Premier League which let's face it, has hardly been easy for us in 2017. An opportunity to talk up his decent cup record is probably something of a welcome respite from the likely [...]

8 04, 2017

Arsene can end the speculation in a second

By | 2017-04-08T09:26:27+00:00 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 [...]

13 03, 2017

Confidence restoration; Ox injury saves a selection decision

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:07+00:00 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 [...]

23 02, 2017

King Santi might be dead, long live the next king?

By | 2017-05-19T19:51:10+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield|0 Comments

Woke up this morning like: "Yep, still in the Arsenal interlull" Man, for a team that regularly winds me up and has me vowing to put less emotional investment in them, they sure do manage to rope me back in with alarming regularity. I suppose that's a good thing: it shows the fondness I have [...]

6 01, 2017

First gooner to the bus makes the squad for Preston

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:11+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Rant|0 Comments

At lunchtime yesterday I decided to go for a walk and as is the culture these days, I thought I'd take along my smartphone and spend most of the time walking blind whilst staring into the rectangular blue light that is my handheld device. What I was looking for, I'm not entirely certain, perhaps some [...]

5 01, 2017

That numbing feeling of a missed opportunity for Arsenal

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:11+00:00 January 5th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Having seen the score of the Totts against the Chavs game last night, I find myself this morning in a similar position to that of yesterday morning, after we were all licking our wounds post the Bournemouth game. On the one hand this is good for us; it means the gap between us an top [...]

9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:14+00:00 December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

18 11, 2016

Arsène: don’t gamble, just win

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:16+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

As expected, Arsène addressed the media ahead of this weekend on Thursday rather than Friday, with the team travelling oop norf today at some stage. No doubt Alexis will be with them, having told Le Boss that he's ok via text. Ahh texting, remember that? The thing that we all used to do before Whatsapp, [...]