12 02, 2017

Ox runs the show against Hull

By |2017-05-19T20:07:08+01:00February 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, referees, Tactics|2 Comments

On a cold, snowy/slushy Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal laboured to a 2-0 victory that will have hardly inspired any of us to think that some kind of minor miracle will take place between now and May.  But do you know what? It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because all that we should really be concerned with [...]

11 02, 2017

Hull at home – in theory…

By |2017-05-19T20:07:08+01:00February 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

This morning The Management asked if I thought Arsenal would win today. Usually I can give her a decent enough response based on what my gut is telling me, but today I simply couldn't, because quite frankly I have no idea. Two words keep reverberating around in my head: In theory. In theory we should [...]

4 05, 2015

Exploit the width against Hull's formation

By |2015-05-04T08:57:16+01:00May 4th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Today the good lord Bergkamp could see fit to bless upon us the day of St Totteringham, in which we celebrate the mathematical certainty that Arsenal will finish above the other team in North London in the Premier League. Ideally a draw yesterday coupled with an Arsenal win would have made this weekend just about as good [...]

29 04, 2015

Hull touch, Welbeck settled and more balance needed

By |2017-05-19T20:12:17+01:00April 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer, Tactics|0 Comments

I didn't watch the game between Hull and Liverpool last night, only checking in this morning to find that the scousers end of season collapse is now in full swing, but that was a bit of a touch for us wasn't it?  In more ways than one, actually, because victory over Liverpool gives Hull a [...]

5 01, 2015

Requirements met against Hull, midfield particularly dominant

By |2015-01-05T08:08:54+00:00January 5th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

A close family bereavement enforced a bit of a blogging hiatus on me over the weekend. Somehow the loss of a loved one makes anguishing about why Arsenal aren't winning all games all of the time seem a bit irrelevant in the grand scheme of life. But 'life must go on' must be the mantra [...]

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