23 07, 2018

Özil goes in hard on Football/politics debate

By | 2018-07-23T07:53:18+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant, soccer|2 Comments

It's a bit hot for three-piece suits in London, I can tell you that much, but when one has a personal 'brand' to maintain, the air temperature can't get in the way :-) It's also getting hot over at the German FA by the looks of it, because yesterday Mesut Özil dropped a bomb on [...]

24 04, 2018

Arsenal’s new man should play the high press

By | 2018-04-24T08:16:36+00:00 April 24th, 2018|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, soccer, Tactics|1 Comment

Last night I went on the Gooner Ramble and we talked Arsène and Arsenal and life after him, but on the Podcast I only briefly started talking about the type of manager I would like to see us get in. I've been asked that by quite a few people and when I give my response [...]

7 03, 2018

Tribalism within tribalism: the myopia of some Arsenal fans

By | 2018-03-07T08:03:45+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant, soccer|0 Comments

Morning all, hope yours is a good one, filled with optimism for what the day ahead might bring? For me it's a standard working day but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to take what pleasures you can from it. After all, every day that passes by is a day you'll never get to relive, [...]

18 12, 2017

Do Arsenal have a development problem?

By | 2017-12-18T08:13:23+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, soccer, Tactics|2 Comments

A nice provocative question to start off your week. But one of those that whilst it felt to me as provocative when I wrote the headline first thing this morning, the more and more I re-read and think about it, the more it feels obvious. Arsenal most certainly do have a development problem. That kind [...]

11 10, 2017

Alexis out this summer (Pep’ll be happy)

By | 2017-10-11T07:23:00+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, injuries, Internationals, soccer|0 Comments

Apparently it's not just Arsenal who are hit with the injury curse of the international break. Yesterday Sadio Mane was hit with the confirmation that he'll be out for six weeks for Liverpool. Devastating news for Liverpool. Although six weeks leaves him handily placed to return in mid December and have a couple of games [...]

18 08, 2017

Drax Link’s back, whilst Lucas still knocks around

By | 2017-08-18T08:10:19+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

It's difficult to start with football this morning, given that more people have now lost their lives in a supposed religious related attack that quite frankly, should have no place in modern society. I don't think anybodies god will welcome them with open arms after they have murdered innocents. It seems a little callous to [...]

13 08, 2017

A lovely weekend for Gooners, despite Alexis situation

By | 2017-08-13T09:07:59+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

This is shaping up to be quite the weekend, football results wise, eh?  I decided to go for a long run yesterday afternoon and when I started my run I switched the radio on via my phone and started to jog just as Liverpool went 3-2 up. I thought "screw this, last thing I want [...]

12 08, 2017

Giroud’s worth proven In bonkers game

By | 2017-08-12T09:40:55+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, soccer|1 Comment

Well that was just flipping bizarre. How do you analyse that game last night? How can you make any kind of assessment that makes any kind of sense of what transpired yesterday evening, then use it to work out whether we're basically in the sh*t this season, or whether we'll be alright? I guess the [...]

18 06, 2017

Japanese Gooners – what’s happened to Ryo and Takuma?

By | 2017-06-18T09:34:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, soccer|4 Comments

Happy Sunday and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May you be gifted with pieces of paper with writing scrawled on it. And beer. Or wine.  I'm in the sunny West of France with the in-laws, having spent the weekend relaxing, and with the total lack of interesting Arsenal related news I [...]

8 06, 2017

General election vs transfer window: it’s all a load of…

By | 2017-06-08T07:40:49+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

Howdy Thursday, where have you been? I've been expecting you earlier than this, but no matter now, you're here and that's all that we need worry about. Of course no offence, but you're not Friday or Saturday, which are better days it has to be said. In the U.K. It's Election Day. Snap election at [...]