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Gooner born in 1982 from Harlow, Essex, now living in Uxbridge. I say what I see - frequently wrong, but hey, it's just an opinion piece, right? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
10 04, 2021

The downgrade from Giroud to Lacazette – with proof

By |2021-04-10T09:00:49+01:00April 10th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, press conference, Rant|3 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to Saturday. Hope you're planning on having a good one. We don't have Arsenal to cock it up for us after all, right? I've woken up this morning feeling a little less pissed off than I was on Thursday night, then Friday, but that poor home draw is still frustrating me, [...]

9 04, 2021

Arteta gets it all wrong again against Slavia Prague

By |2021-04-09T07:51:00+01:00April 9th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Rant|4 Comments

Well folks, the good news is that we aren't out of the Europa League yet, that there is still another leg to go and an opportunity for Arsenal to progress to the semi final of the competition. In itself a 1-1 draw in a two-legged tie isn't the worst thing in the world; you still [...]

8 04, 2021

Arteta must shuffle the pack in the right way tonight

By |2021-04-08T07:43:04+01:00April 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|2 Comments

If somebody would have told me a month ago that this Arsenal team would be going in to a quarter final of a Europa League tie with somewhat of a crisis of confidence potentially brewing, I'd have probably have laughed it off. We'd beaten Leicester, shot ourselves in the foot against Burnley but had battered [...]

7 04, 2021

Arsenal minds must now be laser focused – no excuses

By |2021-04-07T08:55:07+01:00April 7th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning all. Happy Wednesday to you. It's still a holiday for me as I decided to extend the Easter break, which means I still comprise of about 10% chocolate Easter eggs, 15% booze, then 10% turkey. The rest of me is all the human bits like organs 'n stuff. It's interesting though because when you're [...]

5 04, 2021

Arteta’s future: I’m becoming a Doubting Thomas

By |2021-04-05T09:30:09+01:00April 5th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Bit of a provocative title for today's blog, I know, but let me just explain myself a little with my thinking here. Also, what with it being an Easter weekend, I thought I'd go for a variation on a theme... Yesterday after I'd written my usual match review on what transpired in the limp 3-0 [...]

4 04, 2021

Implosion and regression at the worst time of the season for The Arsenal

By |2021-04-04T08:45:22+01:00April 4th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

Yesterday I wrote that I didn't really feel too fussed about the game, that it didn't really mean anything in the grand scheme of things and in terms of the physical result, I certainly feel the same in the cold light of day today after that abysmal home capitulation against Liverpool last night. But what [...]

3 04, 2021

Momentum more than points for Arsenal against Liverpool

By |2021-04-03T09:25:12+01:00April 3rd, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks and here we are, finally back to a match day, thank gawd. Only it's a match day in which if we're honest probably doesn't have that much riding on it. Liverpool come to town and despite their poor form, they are still a side to be feared and we are a side who [...]

2 04, 2021

Lacazette, ESR and Torreira – round up of news from yesterday

By |2021-04-02T08:36:48+01:00April 2nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning all. Here we are at 'Anything but Good' Friday. We may get a day off, but The Management's family tradition is such that we don't have a drink on this day, even though it's just the two of us and the cat who will be enjoying each other's company over this long weekend. No [...]

1 04, 2021

The recency bias on Aubameyang is a little baffling

By |2021-04-01T07:42:43+01:00April 1st, 2021|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

If ever you wanted an example as to why I do not watch international football during the season, it's upon hearing the goalscorers for England's game last night were Harry's Maguire and Kane. No thank you. I'm not bringing myself to cheer for one jailbird and b*llock kicker, or one perennial diver who plays for [...]

31 03, 2021

European Super League will end football as we know it

By |2021-03-31T07:50:48+01:00March 31st, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Champions League, Europa League, finances, History, Ownership and the board, Rant|1 Comment

I was having a read of the always excellent 7amkickoff's blog yesterday. I don't read lots of blogs (not even my own! But you could probably tell that given the typos sometimes ;-) ) but occasionally check in on some and this one intrigued me because it was about the possibility of the UEFA Super [...]

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