Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a defeat which raised more questions than giving answers. A strong line-up was outplayed by aContinue readingSpurs Review: Cup Defeat Raises Özil Questions
Craig Bellamy barely contained his glee; Manchester City face Burton Albion for a place at Wemberlee. A flustered host quickly cut in; the draw takes place tonight. Too late. TinContinue readingSpurs Preview: Cup of Good Cheer?
It’s a good news/bad news kind of day. Laughter is, we’re told by cliche, the best medicine so news that Jose Mourinho got the tin-tack from Manchester United brings aContinue readingSpurs Is No Throwaway Match and More…
Arsenal 2 – 1 Blackpool Let’s be honest, it was a match of few talking points and entirely overshadowed by events off the pitch. Like the draw for the quarter-finalsContinue readingBlackpool Review: From Dustbowl to Dust-up
Whatever the legitimate complaints about Enos Stanley Kroenke may be – and there are plenty – the prospect of him destroying the club seems remote. Stan wants a saleable assetContinue readingBlackpool Preview: The World Is Your Oyston
Arsenal 3 – 1 Brentford Progress. There is no one measure but a 2 – 0 half-time lead is a pretty good start. Brentford made the second half a littleContinue readingBrentford Review: Progress As Ramsey Talks Stall
There’s an Arsenal Stadium Mystery pun waiting to be written in tomorrow’s headline. Something involving Trojans, or maybe a play on Leonard Grimble? Had Sokratis or Mavropanos been fit, itContinue readingBrentford Preview: Holding On To A First Team Place
Manchester City 3 – 0 Arsenal A pitiful postscript to the afternoon. Arsène Wenger provided a pitiful vignette on the final and in the closing years of his reign. We’reContinue readingCarabao Cup Final Review: Arsenal Find New Depths To Sink To
It’s been seven years since we fell flat our faces against Birmingham City and a return to Wembley in the League Cup final is long overdue. And a surprise; we’veContinue readingCarabao Cup Final Preview: Underdogs? That’ll Do Nicely, Sir
Arsenal 2 – 1 Chelsea Reasons to celebrate are in short supply this season so reaching a Wembley final is one of them, especially when it offers the opportunity ofContinue readingChelsea Review: Drowning Sorrows, Celebrating Wembley & Auba Thoughts
Football, Greavsie said, was a funny old game back in the day and it remains so today. Take Antonio Conte. The Italian claimed Chelsea were skint and couldn’t match theContinue readingChelsea Preview: Fawlty Arsenal or Towering Performance?
Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal The final score was as good as we might have hoped for. It might have been worse, it might have been better; it definitely wasContinue readingChelsea Review: Job Done With VARying Degrees of Success
I’m pretty sure that Stonehenge was built in a quicker time than Hengist Pod ran this morning’s Microsoft update. Well, it killed a few minutes more before the ritual sacrificeContinue readingChelsea Preview: Growling Like Tigers – GRRR!
Arsenal 1 – 0 West Ham United At the end of the day, Arsenal won and that is never a bad thing. Never. No matter what the performance, the objectContinue readingWest Ham United Review: Really? Must I?
I’d forgotten quite how long a ‘Microsoft Minute’ can be so was ill-prepared when the message on the screen triumphantly declared that “this will take a while”. “A while” isContinue readingWest Ham Preview: Are You Experienced?
Norwich City pitch up at the Emirates for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie with both sides expected to be massively different from those which won their respective league matches on Sunday.Continue readingNorwich City Preview: Arsène Faces a Dickens of Team Selection Tonight
Arsenal 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers The worst football match I’ve yet seen came during the mid-80s when Birmingham City visited Highbury. David Seaman was in goal for the visitorsContinue readingDoncaster Review: League Cup Dies Death Of A Thousand Misses
Arsenal tread the Emirates turf this evening in search of League Cup glory. Arsène confirmed yesterday that he will field a side similar in strength to the one which beatContinue readingDoncaster Rovers Preview: Youth Leads The Way?
It’s Sunday, it’s the EFL Cup final and we don’t have a game because of it. Liverpool next weekend, followed by Bayern Munich and apparently, both are “crunch” games. No,Continue readingOn Dynasty, Winning Mentalities & The League Cup
Arsenal 0 – 2 Southampton We’re sill on for the treble, right? Losing last night was no surprise. We knew the wholesale team changes were coming, understood and in mostContinue readingEFL Cup Review: Saints Beat Arsenal Sinners
Odd Job Man The growth of statistical analysis in modern football has led to a surge in previously unheard of jobs. Sunderland are offering one of the easier that you’llContinue readingEFL Cup Preview: Jobs To Do, Pension Rights & Second Strings
Football is a sport short on loyalty but some city’s never forget a defining manager. Take Stoke for example. Most of us would quite happily take Stoke into the middleContinue readingEFL Thoughts – Rotation Ahead Of A Busy Time