This morning sees Unai Emery basking in the glory of the opening weekend win at Newcastle. Basking is probably too strong a term for discontent is simmering under the surface.Continue readingAre The Kids As Good As We Think? Can Emery Get The Best Out Of Them?
Distraction techniques. They are a bit over-rated. I decided to take my mind off the football by watching a film or two and inevitably ended up finding aliens overran Earth.Continue readingDistraction Techniques & Signings On A Beer Income
That’s the long and short of it. Unai Emery dressed it up more pleasantly than that, I’m sure, but that was the essence of their conversation according to Ornstein, theContinue readingMesut Told To Do One & Other Stuff
Clive Dunn was a man ahead of his time. Lance Corporal Jones “Don’t panic! Don’t panic!” filled the living rooms and lounges of the nation on a weekly basis. WithContinue readingOn Panic and Problem Solving
Nick Lowe wondered about ‘Peace, Love and Understanding’ while we’re thinking about ‘Mesut, Unai and Understanding’. Or is it a lack of understanding? We can’t understand what Unai Emery’s philosophyContinue readingOn Football Philosophies, Mesut and Why?
The Football Association welcomed Unai Emery to English football last night with a charge of improper conduct for kicking a water bottle. A one-match ban is likely given the FA’sContinue readingEmery on Benchmarks, FA Charges and More
Unai Emery is rightly being lauded for being pro-active during the half-time break on Sunday. Having gesticulated his way through the first half, he slumped in his seat a fewContinue readingFeeling Invincible: Emery’s Feelgood Factor
There’s a freshness around the place which is attributed to Unai Emery and not weekly bath night. Not for the Spaniard a tin bath filled with scaldingly hot water andContinue readingEmery Sets Out His Thoughts On The Start Of His Era
If Brexit provides us with one thing, it is the affirmation of Samuel Johnson’s view that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. And that politicians are chancers whoContinue readingOn Emery’s Biggest Success and Homegrown changes
Unai Emery met the press yesterday, following which he spent two hours scrubbing his hands to clean off the germs in a manner which made Howard Hughes proud. The SpaniardContinue readingUnai Emery – Slave to the Rhythm Who Gives Out The Message
It’s not very often Gary Neville becomes a poster-boy for Arsenal fans, but he adopted that mantle on last night’s Monday Night Football. That the exchange with Carragher came duringContinue readingEmery’s Way Or The Highway: The Players Must Adapt To Survive
Unai Emery met the press yesterday ahead of the weekend’s trip to Chelsea. The burning question was whether the stories about Czech Cech checked out; was Petr keeping his placeContinue readingCech Isn’t Out, Leno Isn’t In: When Does The Goalkeeping Hokey-Cokey Begin?
We all know the default mode on social media is rage. People rage about everything but usually about the trivial stuff. Not the important things like why there so manyContinue readingIt Might Be You. It Could Be You. It’s Definitely You.
The Premier League returned last night, proving indeed that it is the Theatre of the Absurd. Not as absurd as some losing their mind over an hour-long embargo on UnaiContinue readingOn The New Season, Captains And A Bit Of Optimism Thrown In
Someone’s put Grandmaster Flash in charge of Arsenal’s PR; the message is most definitely out there. Ahead of the match against Atletico Madrid, everything football-related from Unai Emery is power:Continue readingEmery on Hard Work, Working Hard & Tells Mesut Özil Hard Work is the Answer
Unai Emery held his the pre-match press conference of his reign yesterday. It might only be Borehamwood but even the boss’ vocal chords must undergo pre-season training. If the themesContinue readingEmery’s Three R’s! Ramsey, Readiness and Really Important Stuff
Twitter went all Clive Dunn yesterday, working itself into a tizzy. I thought I’d end it there because the social media network is always in a tizzy. Outraged of TunbridgeContinue readingOn Xhaka, Transfer Talk & Unai Emery’s KitKat Contract
Twenty-four hours into the job and Unai Emery made his first major decision yesterday: get the driver to park closer to the door at London Colney. Tactics Tim struggled throughContinue readingEmery Gets Down to Work
Unai Emery met the press yesterday and if he appeared frazzled, everyone knew it was because he and Ivan had caught “the red-eye” back from a meeting with Enos andContinue readingUnai Emery: Meet the New Boss, Not the Same as the Old Boss
So, there you go, Unai Emery is the new gaffer. And in true Fred Moffatt style, announced it in a short-lived webpage on his official site. Presumably, someone at ArsenalContinue readingHe’s the Gaffer: Unai Emery
Kudos to those who connect today’s photo without having to use an internet site or search engine. Anyway, by now you know that Ornstein has spoken: Deliciously, this came onContinue readingEmery In, Arteta Out: Get. A. Grip.