31 05, 2015

Arsenal's FA Cup: a new dawn

By |May 31st, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

Has there ever been a more comfortable and one-sided final? Have we ever seen Arsenal do it the easy away in a big game, with such verve and vigour? Does this happen to us? Arsenal are supposed to make our lives difficult, aren’t they?

Apparently not. Apparently there is an ‘easy way’ and all we needed […]

30 05, 2015

My cup final. Your cup final. Arsenal's cup final. Make history.

By |May 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, midfield|4 Comments

This is it people. Cup final day.

It’s hard to effectively communicate the significance of today to anybody who isn’t a football fan, or even isn’t a fan whose team is in the final, but this is season defining. And I mean that with no sense of hyperbole at all. By 10pm tonight we will have […]

29 05, 2015

FA Cup countdown begins – an analysis of Arsenal's key decisions

By |May 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s Friday, the week has nearly met its maker, but more importantly we’re less than 24 hours until FA Cup final Matchday.

Much like when Arsène said that he still gets the same buzz as last year and every other time we’ve won a trophy under his tenure, the cup tomorrow feels as exciting and new […]

28 05, 2015

Heartbreak for Welbeck and a hint on Theo vs Giroud?

By |May 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, press conference|0 Comments

So who’da thunk that FIFA were a corrupt collection of cheating no-good-for-nothing’s, eh? Then, quelle surprise, who’da thought that Sepp would persist with the FIFA elections to ensure his dictatorship remains for another however many years, by not postponing the election process after this latest set of troubles?

Well, everybody, actually.

Even Arsene had his say yesterday […]

27 05, 2015

Googling for hope, lucky pants and the FA Cup final: a Gooners strife

By |May 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

We football fans are a curious breed, aren’t we? 

I find myself today thinking about superstition. I’m not a superstitious person myself. I have no problem walking over three drains, I’ll never salute a magpie, nor will stepping underneath a window cleaners ladder straddling a path cause me to deviate. Yet when it comes to football, […]

25 05, 2015

Job done in the league and a decent season overall

By |May 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well that’s it for the Premier League for another season and what a way to finish the season. A hat trick from an unexpected source, a wonder goal for Jack that hijacks goal of the season by Arsenal fans (don’t you just love our club’s online presence?) on Match of the Day, as well as […]

3 05, 2015

Permutations, as St Totteringham's draws ever nearer

By |May 3rd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

So it appears that it’s not just football in which there are some ‘boring boring’ tactics used, as Floyd Mayweather decided that yesterday he’d rather celebrate the equivalent of a 0-0 to beat Manny Pacquiao by winning on points in what I am reading from people on social media, was more of a snugglefest from the American. I’m […]

30 04, 2015

Evil shall not overcome the Arsenal, momentum must prevail

By |April 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|1 Comment

After Chelski’s win yesterday all but confirmed them as Champions, I’m preferring to look on the positive side of life, rather than accept that evil has prevailed this Premier League season.

For example, when Chelski beat Crystal Palace this weekend (and we know they will with Palace safely tucked away in mid table), there will still […]

20 04, 2015

Surprises dished out, but it doesn't change what we need to do

By |April 20th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|2 Comments

So how about that then, and Arsenal/Liv….oh…

Come on now, hands up who legitimately thought that Aston Villa would be the victor in the other cup semi final yesterday? Certainly not me and certainly not the English press. That guy you always see carving the name of the team on the trophy was already at ‘pool’ […]

6 02, 2015

Click, click, BOOM

By |February 6th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

At the weekend we managed to chalk up our fifth consecutive win, albeit against a very Pony and Trap Aston Villa side, so it would be very churlish to poo-poo your side when they score five (sexy) goals against a fellow premier league team. We’ve come up against equally poor sides and not given them […]