Arsenal 2 – 1 Burnley Sean Dyche chatted sh*t after the game about simulation. Of course he did; his team lost. The real target of his ire was his ownContinue readingPatchy Arsenal Take Deserved Three Points
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The weekend is nearly upon us; Burnley are already dismissed as cannon fodder. Apparently, there is a stat which tells us Arsenal will end the weekend top of the PremierContinue readingKolasinac and Ozil: Are You Outraged?
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?
Newcastle United 0 – 1 Arsenal On every level, Yesterday’s win at St James Park was ideal. Bar entertaining football; I’ll give you that. Entertaining football, however, isn’t what wasContinue readingNewcastle Review: One-Nil To The Arsenal
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Baku doesn’t seem that long ago. Nor the preceding weeks which saw us throw away a top four finish in Unai Emery’s first season in charge. However, a turbulent summerContinue reading2019-20: Erasing Bad Memories?
The Premier League began last night with a match that had the air of being a friendly. Liverpool’s defensive vulnerability from the preseason continued but Norwich’s? What do you say,Continue readingÖzil & Kola Shocker Plus Other Newcastle Team News
Our summer dreams are in tatters, or so it said here until the headline was updated at 9.12am. I’d tell you our dreams are in ‘taters. Ploughing fields in ShenleyContinue readingFriends, Enemies and Xhaka: Money is the Root of all Evil
Chelsea 4 – 1 Arsenal Craven capitulation. It’s the only phrase to use, it genuinely is. Wallowing in a bed of self-pity is, of course, on the cards but I’llContinue readingThe Europa League “Must I Review That Rubbish?” Post
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I was, I admit, suckered in by the headline. By the irony of the quote from the player involved, to the extent that I failed to check the site IContinue readingOn Killer Defenders, Exes and UEFA Once Again
It’s no surprise to learn Chelsea and Arsenal were Europa League favourites from the start of the season. The Blues traded at 5/1, with Arsenal just behind at 7/1 beforeContinue readingEuropa League Final: The Betting Angle
Football snobbery is nothing new. Usually it surfaces during the transfer window when the club signs an unknown player or one whose status fails to meet expectations. We’re all guiltyContinue readingUnai On Squad Focus, Anfield ’89 Legacy
It’s hardly out of the blue but there is a momentum building behind the tattle in the back pages that Baku will be Laurent Koscielny’s last game for the club.Continue readingKoscielny Departure Raises Plenty Of Questions For Unai To Answer
Just before he buried the hatchet firmly between Theresa May’s shoulders, Iain Duncan Smith offered the view that “Politics is a nasty, sometimes brutal, ghastly business.” Unai Emery is, noContinue readingOn Burying Hatchets, Cech vs Leno and Arsène Wenger, Inventor
After the celebrations by Man City for winning the Premier League, other clubs’ eye what they can do to emulate their performance. One such club looking for new talent isContinue readingArsenal Cannot Afford Mistakes Like Suarez This Summer
Football administration is a lot like government; the new incumbents spend a lot of their time ensuring the public know it is their predecessors who are responsible for the messContinue readingRaul Talks New Structures But Will They Deliver Plus Those New Kits…
Here’s a thought. It strikes me that our outrage over Baku staging the Europa League final only arose because we’re in it. Will criticism of future host cities can continueContinue readingSenior Pros Blast UEFA Over Baku
It’s strange how inquisitiveness leads to momentary whimsy. Regular readers know the power behind the throne is Spanish, leading to the question around the dinner table of how the nameContinue readingGames for Thrones and UEFA Take The Mkhi But Arsenal Won’t
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There’s no way of doing a Likely Lads anymore. Pubs full of TV screens, phones pinging every few minutes amid chatter about City “blowing it”. Only sleeping all afternoon andContinue readingBurnley Review: Sweet PEA As Willock Impresses