22 07, 2016

Judgement in May/September – The ever cyclical nature of Arsenal

By |July 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|2 Comments

Hello there friend. I hope you can bear with me today, lest I become ever-so-slightly ranty. I hope not to be too ranty though. Last night I read an article from the always erudite Adrian Clarke, who talked about how some people are getting a little bit knicker-twisty in relation to the activity that has [...]

20 07, 2016

Arsène and Arsenal need to stick their necks out

By |July 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

Blimey, it's hot in London at the moment, which I am absolutely fine with I hasten to add. I have a lot of work colleagues who are real-life Goldilocks' and who have said they aren't fond of this heat, but when you spend three quarters of the year in jackets or carrying an umbrella, you [...]

15 07, 2016

Elite pool is small, so we need to accept the next level down in striker search

By |July 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

As news filtered through from a few random media outlets in Italy that Juventus had entered the fray in relation to the purchase of a certain Gonzalo Higuain, I found myself talking with Giles about the very real prospect of us leaving it until the last minute, then going out and buying a Loic Remyesque striker.  [...]

13 07, 2016

Henry – Every story leads to Wenger-based battle lines

By |July 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Rant|1 Comment

When I saw the very public way in which the whole 'Thierry Henry coaching at Arsenal' announcement came out yesterday, I couldn't help but think that it seemed very 'un-Arsenal' in terms of the public nature of it all. There were rumours about the decision to have Henry as a coach being vetoed by Arsène, [...]

12 07, 2016

Poor end to poor competition, met with poor transfer speculation after it’s done

By |July 12th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, internationals, Rant|1 Comment

Having had a long weekend of over-endulgence, coupled with going in to mourning over the now barren spell in which the Euro's finished and I find myself with no more football to watch for at least another month, I've decided to get back on to the blog and compile some thoughts on a Tuesday morn.  [...]

30 06, 2016

Modern footballers are boring

By |June 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, internationals, Rant|0 Comments

Last night I watched a programme about Mexico 86, with some of the England players of that time, recounting the tournament. It was a fascinating programme and chartered the whole series of events that led to the infamous 'hand of God' that saw England knocked out. I was four, so I remember my Granddad telling [...]

23 05, 2016

Jack’s the right gamble Noble could never be

By |May 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, friendly, injuries, Internationals, Rant|19 Comments

With the domestic football season now winding down to its conclusion, we're left with just the scraps of international friendlies to spend our time talking about, which is never ideal.  On Saturday I went for a nine mile hike across Box Hill in Surrey and I spent a bit of time with a Chelski fan [...]

17 05, 2016

Arsenal upsetting the narrative apple cart 

By |May 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, premier league, Rant|3 Comments

As the immediate euphoria of the hilarity of finishing about the Tiny Totts begand to die away yesterday afternoon whilst at work, I started to search out unread articles from journalists, surely backtracking on the inevitable 'North London Power Shift' rhetoric that had been gathering momentum in the last few weeks. I thought it might [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does Arsenal’s league position make?

By |May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]

11 05, 2016

What difference does league position make?

By |May 11th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I don't seem to recall there being as much build up to the last game at Highbury, as there was yesterday, when West Ham bottled United off the pitch and United bottled it on it. And yes, i know  that there's probably a billion othe people who have used that one, but I don't regret [...]