22 07, 2016

Judgement in May/September – The ever cyclical nature of Arsenal

By |July 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant|2 Comments

Hello there friend. I hope you can bear with me today, lest I become ever-so-slightly ranty. I hope not to be too ranty though. Last night I read an article from the always erudite Adrian Clarke, who talked about how some people are getting a little bit knicker-twisty in relation to the activity that has [...]

21 07, 2016

Crazy times, crazy fees, crazy surprises from Wenger? 

By |July 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Transfers|4 Comments

These are strange and dangerous times, people, strange and dangerous times. In the wider world outside football there is much conflict, with countries declaring states of emergency, as well as the bigots using 'Brexit' as a means to peddle their own racist views with what seems like impunity. Plus, Sam Allardyce is about to be [...]

18 07, 2016

An Arsenal fans Icardi dilemma

By |July 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack|0 Comments

As seems to be the way at the moment, a new day brings about a rehashed story, in relation to Arsenal's comings and goings. Yesterday there were some flickers about Icardi and as much as I think he would be a great signing, I can't really see it happening, if I'm honest. He's the Inter [...]

15 07, 2016

Elite pool is small, so we need to accept the next level down in striker search

By |July 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, pre season, Rant|2 Comments

As news filtered through from a few random media outlets in Italy that Juventus had entered the fray in relation to the purchase of a certain Gonzalo Higuain, I found myself talking with Giles about the very real prospect of us leaving it until the last minute, then going out and buying a Loic Remyesque striker.  [...]

14 07, 2016

Options for Arsène and opportunities for players

By |July 14th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Internationals, midfield, pre season, premier league|2 Comments

Quiet. All so very quiet. So quiet in fact, that the press are even giving up on rumours it seems, because Draxler/Higuain are the only names I saw banded about on NewsNow when I had a check earlier.  So we find ourselves having to look at alternative things to talk about, with my mind wandering [...]

9 07, 2016

The awkward Iceland clap; Czech no more for Cech

By |July 9th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, internationals|0 Comments

Howdy howdy fellow Gooners, hopefully you're enjoying what has been of your Saturday so far. Can I make a bit of a confession? I seem to be one of the few people on the planet who finds the whole Iceland hand slapping chant a little bit awkward and uncomfortable, when done by anyone else other [...]

27 06, 2016

Missing the best bits and hoping Arsenal avoid another ‘project’

By |June 27th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Gunners, Internationals|1 Comment

I've been up in the North East of the country at the weekend, which has meant travelling down south yesterday by far and only being able to catch the games on the radio, which inevitably meant that there were more goals and excitement in every half yesterday compared to the shower of the proverbial that [...]

25 06, 2016

Who’s next for Arsène? Nobody we know.

By |June 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|1 Comment

I could really do without more stories about Jamie Vardy and Arsenal now, y'know? The latest one we have to endure is that he wasn't convinced That Arsenal's possession-based football would suit him. I kinda get that, to be honest, but I am surprised that he doesn't feel confident enough in his own ability to [...]

16 06, 2016

The Ramsey/Wilshere debate and the upside of an England exit

By |June 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Internationals|0 Comments

Today is being billed by Arsenal Twitter as #TeamWilshere versus #TeamRamsey, as Wales take on England and I take on my business to ensure I secure a longer than usual lunch hour, along with most of the gents in my office. Probably. The reality is that as long as they both don't break each other's [...]

8 06, 2016

Excuses for Vardy silence, Auba and friendlies

By |June 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, friendly|5 Comments

So as we hit the midway point in the working week for many (like me), we're still no closer to finding out what the situation is with Jamie Vardy, with the latest rumours coming from the press that a decision will not be made just yet. Apparently he wants to focus on the Euro's.  I [...]