3 06, 2017

The shambles of losing Woj; Alexis, Ozil, whilst gaining Mahrez

By | 2017-06-03T08:42:35+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Just before I went to bed last night my phone pinged. It was Giles from the Gooner Ramble and he'd dropped a WhatsApp group i'm on a message about the rumours: Szczesny is off to Juve it seems if reports are to be believed. Now we all know that Buffon isn't going to last forever and that [...]

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 [...]

1 06, 2017

Spin merchants Arsenal dig out 2012 rhetoric

By | 2017-06-01T08:08:22+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

In 2014 when Arsène signed his last deal, there was a genuine feeling around some of the fanbase and people that I speak to, that it was probably worth giving it to him. We'd got the trophy monkey off our backs, we'd come out of a period of self imposed austerity and now we could [...]

31 05, 2017

Arsenal are drinking through the hangover

By | 2017-05-31T08:34:24+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, Ownership and the board|2 Comments

Morning friends, how are you doing? Been any news for us to speak of lately? anything that could constitute groundbreaking at The Arsenal? Of course im talking about the news filtering out through the usual back channels yesterday that Arsène and Stan had agreed a new deal for the manager and he would ratify it [...]

30 05, 2017

Arsenal’s formation evolution

By | 2017-05-30T08:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

All Arsenal-related eyes today will be firmly fixed on that board meeting in which the manager's future will be discussed and the decision as to whether he stays or goes will finally be absolute. Lord knows we've all been waiting long enough to find out, but whilst speculation, hearsay and conjecture have all been the [...]

29 05, 2017

Keep on basking, Gooners

By | 2017-05-29T09:52:17+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, History, soccer|0 Comments

The great thing about having the FA Cup final after the season has finished, is that we all get to prolong the basking a little bit longer and we get to have some positive memories to take away with us, for which I am rather glad you know. I'm still revelling in that display and [...]

28 05, 2017

Arsenal surprise us all with masterful display

By | 2017-05-28T17:55:31+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review|1 Comment

How the flibberdee gibbet did that happen? Where on earth did that performance from Arsenal come come? What. The. Actual. Fugg. I turned up early at JJ Moons because I thought I needed to drown my sorrows before the game had even started. I spent four and a half hours telling people we didn't have [...]

27 05, 2017

Odds stacked against us, but hope remains on Cup final day

By | 2017-05-27T08:40:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

So here we are. We've arrived at what is now the single most important day of the season and it's a day that will quite literally be season defining: the FA Cup Final. A win will have seen this shambles of a season end with some semblance of positivity about it. A win would give [...]

26 05, 2017

Psychology of an Arsenal formation change 

By | 2017-05-26T07:06:04+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, History, injuries, Tactics|0 Comments

With the Cup final being the only remaining top flight game of the season, it's no surprise that all eyes are turning towards it, and the club themselves are no different from anyone else in that regard, yesterday releasing a lovely looking infographic which outlines some interesting facts about Arsenal and the FA Cup. Apparently [...]

25 05, 2017

2002 Arsenal/Chelsea karma scares me

By | 2017-05-25T07:46:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, FA Cup, injuries, press conference|0 Comments

I'm an Arsenal fan in my mid thirties and can I admit something to you: winning trophies - any trophies- means a hell of a lot more to me than it did ten years ago. Ten years ago I thought to myself that setting us up to be financially sound, to deliver Champions League football [...]