3 10, 2017

Barca situation the first sign of a super league?

By | 2017-10-03T08:01:10+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, referees|1 Comment

It feels like every month in today's world there is some new atrocity which makes the headline news and yet again we have some lone wolf gunman ending people's lives because of his own selfish actions. It doesn't matter what has happened to you, how bad your life is, how much wrong has been done [...]

6 09, 2017

Mike Dean goes extreme on Arsenal; no surprises on UEFA squad

By | 2017-09-06T07:27:29+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, referees|0 Comments

Last night I dreamt that Mike Dean gave Granit Xhaka a second yellow card this weekend. That in itself isn't so surprising, but when you consider that it was for a foul throw and that in his infinite wisdom Mike had decided that he'd had enough of foul throws, it seemed a little harsh. Especially [...]

2 06, 2017

Insulting the intelligence of Arsenal fans

By | 2017-06-02T08:08:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, finances, gooners, Gunners, premier league, referees|8 Comments

Well here we go then folks. We're now in to the transfer 'silly season' and no sooner is the ink beginning to dry on the contract of Arsène's new deal, than we're getting snippets of information to get fans all worked up and excitable that we're 'going big' this year. It was L'Equipe yesterday evening [...]

12 02, 2017

Ox runs the show against Hull

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:08+00:00 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 [...]

23 01, 2017

Relief after disbelief against Burnley

By | 2017-05-19T20:07:10+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, referees|3 Comments

It's hard to properly analyse a game like yesterday. Quite often I tend to jot down some post-match thoughts that tend to focus on Arsenal being a) rather quite good, or b) rather quite pants. So often it's the result that has such an important impact on my (and I suspect yours too) thoughts on [...]

30 10, 2016

Dominance at Sunderland, with all of the squad showing form

By | 2017-05-19T20:08:03+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Review, premier league, referees|1 Comment

I can tell you this right now - going for afternoon cakes in house of Sunderland supporters after your team has just put them to the sword by four goals to one - is definitely more preferable than doing it when the result is not in one's favour. Having spoken to The Management's family about [...]

16 10, 2016

A bizarre victory against Swansea, but a victory nonetheless

By | 2016-10-16T08:39:52+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

Well lads and lasses, I don't know about you, but I have absolutely no idea what to make of yesterday's game. I don't know if I should be a little worried about the way in which we handed Swansea a few lifelines, or happy about the fact that at times we were breathtaking and ultimately [...]

24 02, 2016

A couple of Arsenal brain-farts end the tie; now focus must shift domestically

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:15+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, referees|0 Comments

In many ways I am your archetypal football fan, in that I'll wax exceedingly lyrical over my team when they win, yet when they are defeated I often find myself chastising the players and the manager for their performance. But today I find myself ill at ease, because I've got both emotions to show from [...]

21 02, 2016

Fragmented football frustrates Arsenal and its fixture list

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:16+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, referees|0 Comments

Yesterday's 0-0 home draw with Hull may have had an almost entirely rotated XI, but the failings of the team to dispatch an equally rotated Hull City side, had a lot of familiarity about it. Arsène decided - rightly in most people's opinions I think - to ensure that players were fresh for Barcelona and [...]

25 01, 2016

The predictability is more painful than anything else

By | 2017-05-19T20:11:36+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

The most galling thing about yesterday's game against the most morally bankrupt club of all time, was the predictability with which we enabled them to pick up a result, from both the sending off and the goal we conceded. In the morning as I blogged, I was nervous because of our appalling record against footballs [...]