19 10, 2021

Overly-structured ArtetaBall isn’t working: Palace

By |2021-10-19T08:18:19+01:00October 19th, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

At just before the hour mark I looked up to the big screen behind me yesterday and saw that with two thirds of the game gone, we were labouring, with Palace in the ascendency. And I hoped for a change. The set up wasn’t working. Crystal Palace we’re pressing across the pitch in an organised [...]

8 10, 2021

The Super League by stealth (Brought to you by the Premier League)

By |2021-10-08T07:39:41+01:00October 8th, 2021|Arsenal FC, finances, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant|4 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about the Newcastle takeover as it was about to happen and then later on in the day we saw the confirmation that one of the richest 'consortiums' in the world had bought Newcastle. So here we go again. Another sports washing exercise (it entirely IS that despite what Amanda Staveley said in [...]

19 08, 2021

The media bashing on Odegaard is because Arsenal are a big club

By |2021-08-19T07:45:08+01:00August 19th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Transfers|8 Comments

If there's one thing that is sure to brighten up a day, it is a shiny new signing, so today we're hoping there's one to speak of and I suspect there will be. Apparently Odegaard had his medical yesterday and after that happens there's usually some pictures and a video made up, so I wonder [...]

6 08, 2021

Grealish deal is now the basepoint, which doesn’t help any club

By |2021-08-06T07:27:32+01:00August 6th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

It's hard to avoid the two major footballing bits of news that broke yesterday evening, even though they aren't Arsenal related. Let's start with the Messi stuff. Barcelona are clearly reaping what they sow with the news that they cannot re-sign Messi, even on reduced wages, because their own mismanagement has resulted in them needing [...]

4 08, 2021

Xhaka contract: Are Arsenal kicking the midfield can down the road?

By |2021-08-04T07:40:39+01:00August 4th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, midfield, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league, Rant|2 Comments

So it looks like Granit Xhaka is on the verge of "FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!" as they say in the ol' US of A when wanting their politicians to stay on. Only this doesn't feel like a groundswell of Arsenal public opinion that will see the Swiss international captain get a slight pay [...]

3 07, 2021

The Saliba saga continues…and it’s everyone’s fault

By |2021-07-03T08:44:08+01:00July 3rd, 2021|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, Rant, Transfers|2 Comments

Yesterday morning I think it was, when I read that Saliba had withdrawn from the French Olympic team, which I thought meant he could come back to Arsenal and get a good pre season and then who knows, probably get the chance to impress and maybe even play some football for us so Arteta could [...]

2 07, 2021

The Nelson and Xhaka situations are both weird and irritating

By |2021-07-02T08:50:56+01:00July 2nd, 2021|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, pre season, Rant|1 Comment

Morning folks. Hope you're well. Doing a little bit of R&R at The Management's Northumbrian-based family over the next week, so some of my usual ramblings might be a little later in release than usual as I sleep in. But I'll let you know if I see Joe Willock rock up in a hotel restaurant [...]

27 05, 2021

Unai proves Arsenal are cursed in Europe!

By |2021-05-27T07:38:55+01:00May 27th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Rant|1 Comment

Seeing Unai Emery lift the Europa League Trophy for the fourth time last night, having been to five finals, I couldn't help but wonder: "Are Arsenal ACTUALLY cusrsed in Europe?" This might sound like a bit of a lamenting blog this morning but honestly I am offering up a wry smile as I write it. [...]

11 05, 2021

Walking in an Arsenal No Man’s Land

By |2021-05-11T07:52:39+01:00May 11th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

I feel like I'm in a bit of an Arsenal No Man's Land at the moment. Caught in the middle of the crossfire with little hope of survival, metaphorically speaking, of course. The reason for that is because I want this season to be over so much right now, yet I know that with attention hungry [...]

8 05, 2021

My mind is clouded on Arteta

By |2021-05-08T08:04:22+01:00May 8th, 2021|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, press conference, Rant|3 Comments

Morning folks. There's been a whole additional 24 hours that have elapsed since the pathetic and limp exit to Villareal in the Europa League and I gotta tell you folks, I feel a lot better in my own head, compared to how I have done over the years.  Not about Arsenal and the position they [...]

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