2 04, 2018

A grind, but a win, with some confidence boosters for Arsenal

By |2018-04-02T10:43:29+01:00April 2nd, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Sometimes football can be a real grind. To play, to coach, to manage, it can be a right old slog and when The Management's family came into the kitchen yesterday at halftime - gingerly entering wondering in what mood I'd be in - all I could really report was that the first half had felt [...]

31 03, 2018

Lacazette needs to be bedded in tomorrow

By |2018-03-31T10:43:14+01:00March 31st, 2018|Arsenal, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, referees|0 Comments

Having had a week off in the Highlands, chilling, ignoring that football is a thing (other than the occasional - and I do mean occasional - glance at my Twitter feed) I thought i'd pen some thoughts with some renewed vigour and excitement that this latest international break is done, dusted and can be consigned [...]

21 08, 2017

Arsenal and I get snookered too easily

By |2017-08-21T09:03:11+01:00August 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

Morning folks. Hope you're all feeling decent enough after a pretty sloppy defeat on Saturday. That's the best adjective I can think of this morning because it just all feels like it was a bit sloppy.  Sloppy by Xhaka in another poor pass, sloppy by both midfielders to give so much space once they'd lost [...]

20 08, 2017

Baffling selection decisions =Arsenal Groundhog Day at Stoke

By |2017-08-20T09:21:34+01:00August 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics|5 Comments

So we're two games in to the new season and already the hope and sporations of a new season appear to be in the sh*thouse, after a performance that seemed vintage Arsenal 2011 - 2016. Once again it was Stoke, once again we fell apart defensively, once again there are questions about the manager's decisions, [...]

19 08, 2017

Can Arsenal do it on a balmy August evening in Stoke on a Saturday?

By |2017-08-19T07:58:47+01:00August 19th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|1 Comment

Match day two for The Arsenal and it's that usually most feared of trips to Stoke that we have to intend with later on this evening. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is one of those games that you just don't look forward to. I think it's because there's always [...]

14 05, 2017

Resurgence at Stoke – in time for the final?

By |2017-05-19T19:51:00+01:00May 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, Gunners, History, Match Review, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

I must say 'welcome back' to the Arsenal. Where have you been? We've been hanging around your dodgy cousin that smells a little bit and looks a lot like you, but has a limp, gammy leg, croaky voice, German measles and quite frankly, it's been an unpleasant experience. I thought that I'd just have to [...]

12 05, 2017

Fitness question marks ahead of Mordor

By |2017-05-12T07:35:42+01:00May 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Oddly, it doesn't look as though there's a press conference happening today and I think I read somewhere that the press conference was the one that took place immediately after the Wednesday game at Southampton. It'll be slightly odd to do it that way but given that the team will have travelled back on Wednesday [...]

10 12, 2016

Does Stoke’s Arsenal hoodoo end today?

By |2017-05-19T20:07:14+01:00December 10th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|4 Comments

Morning Gooners. You alright?  I had Nepalese last night. It's essentially curry. But with goat. And every dish on the menu says it's 'thoroughly enjoyed by the ghurkas'. Those ghurkas love everything, it seems. Except Stoke City. I bet if you placed a Ghurka in the middle of the township of Stoke, they'd probably turn [...]

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