13 04, 2016

Permutations. Damn those permutations

By |April 13th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, Rant|3 Comments

Yesterday I spent a bit of time on the blog talking about the fact that I'm not sure that there's much to play for this season. I speculated that we might see a little bit of experimentation as we have little to play for. But as Moneychester City glided past PSG to reach the Champions [...]

21 06, 2015

Ticking the boxes in Cech saga; rolling back the transfer clock

By |June 21st, 2015|Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Rant|0 Comments

A Quick mosey around the online football world and what do you know? More 'angles' on the Cech deal. Surely it's all reaching its inevitable conclusion now, right? I mean we've had the discussions between the clubs over a fee already poured over to the nth degree, the wages have been laid out bare for [...]

21 05, 2015

result doesn't matter, but with Wembley on the horizon, the performance does

By |May 21st, 2015|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I really feel like keeping this blog to one line reading: "For an analysis of last night's game, see the Swansea game, only Sunderland didn't have the killer touch that the team from Wales had" It felt exactly the same, almost, didn't it? I mean, you had a team who essentially decided that the perfect [...]

17 05, 2015

United preview: play with width and stretch an average back four

By |May 17th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, midfield|6 Comments

United at Old Trafford. A game in which historically has had extreme significance, but in very recent times has not been as intense as the early Arsene Wenger years. Neither side is competing for the league for one thing, which inevitably results in a reduction of the pressure, but at least both teams have something [...]

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 [...]

22 04, 2015

Competition stifles the national game in Europe

By |April 22nd, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Rant, referees, soccer|0 Comments

I tried to watch the Champions League last night, but soon got bored after the two favoured teams to go through pretty much made light work of their opponents, with Porto discovering that beating a Bayern team in the first leg only makes them angry. They should have taken a leaf from our book and [...]