The reaction to two players could hardly be starker. One evokes sympathy for his situation, along with admiration and acknowledgement of his skills. The other is less well-received, despite beingContinue readingCazorla and Özil: A Tale of Two Midfielders
Yesterday is best described as a minor kerfuffle in the transfer window. It was of my own making, I hasten to add. Speed reading is the curse of the modernContinue readingOn Transfer Talk, Checkatrade Talk & A Bit More Talk
The only true happiness in an FA Cup final between United and Chelsea is Kim Jong Un nuking it. Or they became immersed in an eternal penalty shootout when neitherContinue readingJose’s Tears and It’s Goodbye from Him…
Football these days must name every match. The ‘North London Derby’; the ‘Chapman Derby’; if the Premier League felt like christening tonight’s fixture, it would, according to social media, beContinue readingLeicester Preview: Derby Names, New Manager Requirement, & Santi
Busy times at Highbury House, with all these contract negotiations ongoing. It’s just as well Huss Fahmy is in charge of those talks; all his experience at Team Sky isContinue readingOn Jinxes and Mad Contracts Disease
Arsenal 5 – 0 Huddersfield Town The morning after the night before and I’m still not quite sure how that ended up 5 – 0. For an hour, it lookedContinue readingHuddersfield Town Review & Who’s Going to Help Santi’s Paws?
There ain’t gonna be no santi claws this year. Or at least that’s what the doctor feared for Señor Cazorla at one point with amputation considered. The tribulations of theContinue readingThe Trials of Santi and Early City Thoughts
Sir Bufton Tufton lost me in the first paragraph; “…thirteen games remaining, there is everything to play for.” At which point, you knew the following couple of pages had lostContinue readingSanti & The Walking Dead, or The Board Of Directors As They Like To Be Called
So it begins. Project Fear manifests routinely in the stories around the theme of ‘be careful what you wish for’. Surprisingly, the scenarios surrounding Mesut Özil and Alexis’ contracts neverContinue readingBlue Plaques, Santi & Summer Plans
Short of Spurs losing and Chelsea drawing, that was as good as it gets football-wise. Sergio Aguero’s red card means he misses our trip to the Etihad under the FA’sContinue readingEarly CL Thoughts & Long-term Injuries – What’s The Cost?
So that’s it then. International football is safely ensconced in front of the log fire, hibernating for the winter. Arsenal’s players return to training today with all eyes focussed onContinue readingNo Santi Clause Yet & United Hoodoos