25 02, 2017

Don’t expect this weekend, but hope for a utopian end of season for Arsenal

By |February 25th, 2017|analogy, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Not a lot going on for us today, eh folks? I mean sure, i'll be you're filling your day with all manner of interesting things, but i'd be surprised if they are Arsenal-related thing, what with us not playing until Saturday evening against Liverpool. Me? I'm going to see if you really can get a [...]

24 02, 2017

Ditch your hierarchies, Arsène

By |February 24th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Do you know what's strange? In life, my family and particularly The Management, often comment about how easy going I am sometimes. I'm quite happy to let a lot of things - not everything, but a lot - just pass me by without too much stress. I'm quite positive about life in general.  Arsenal is [...]

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 [...]

12 02, 2017

Ox runs the show against Hull

By |February 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, referees, Tactics|2 Comments

On a cold, snowy/slushy Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal laboured to a 2-0 victory that will have hardly inspired any of us to think that some kind of minor miracle will take place between now and May.  But do you know what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because all that we should really be concerned with [...]

11 02, 2017

Hull at home – in theory…

By |February 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This morning The Management asked if I thought Arsenal would win today. Usually I can give her a decent enough response based on what my gut is telling me, but today I simply couldn't, because quite frankly I have no idea. Two words keep reverberating around in my head: In theory. In theory we should [...]

10 02, 2017

Cech, clickbaiting and Arsène

By |February 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, premier league, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

To get my football fix every day, I usually have a quick peruse of a number of sites, including Sky Sports. But over the years the number of sites that i 'trust' to deliver information that isn't clickbaity has diminished. So can you imagine my disappointment when a non-Arsenal fan came to me in the [...]

9 02, 2017

Tetchy Arsène and tired media narrative

By |February 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

So what news from the front line, aka the official site, ahead of this weekend's round of football? We'll certainly find out today at some stage as Arsène - clearly wanting the pain of a press conference out of the way as quickly as possible by doing it today - takes to the microphones to [...]

8 02, 2017

Out of the Arsenal woodwork

By |February 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

I know for the last few days I've been talking about wanting change and the predictability of Arsenal's latest season petering out, but I feel like I've noticed something that's a little different from the press, which is the increased volume of 'who replaces Wenger?' articles that appear to be swilling around. I don't know [...]

7 02, 2017

Acceptance of Arsenal and they’re failings

By |February 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Transfers|0 Comments

Ok, I'm out of phase one: anger, and having successfully navigated phase two: depression. Today, in terms of Arsenal, I've hit 'acceptance'. I am accepting of where we are as a club and what we have. It's a much nicer place to be in terms of my blood pressure, that's for sure. With 'acceptance' comes [...]

6 02, 2017

False hope and football evolution

By |February 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

You still reeling? Or are you a stage  ahead of me in our title challenge and are now in the 'acceptance' phase that probably, in reality, the title was never on. Damn Leicester, eh? Damn them not because they lost to United yesterday, but because they sewed a seed of hope in pretty much every [...]