There is an admirable doggedness about the transfer rumour. No matter the reality that a deal broke down 24 hours previous, supposedly reputable outlets persist in promoting that it canContinue readingOn Suarez & The Transfer Rumour
Hector Bellerin’s season is over as he became the third first-team player to suffer a ligament injury. Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding can tell him about the journey upon whichContinue readingFlippin’ Hec! He’s Out & Sven’s Off
“All Out Politics follows the news. Adam, what will you be discussing this morning?”“Well, we’ll be talking about Brexit with half-a-dozen MPs, drongos and loons about how Westminster and theContinue readingWhat The Hec: Bellerin’s Injury Causes Problems & Offer Opportunities
Arsenal 2 – 0 Chelsea And so it came to pass…nope, did that one last week and it’s entirely unnecessary. Everything we weren’t against West Ham, Southampton and a hostContinue readingChelsea Review: Kos We Deserved It
Football takes over as Chelsea visit the Emirates. If, as is being claimed, this is an age of austerity at the club, I hope they have turned the heating andContinue readingChelsea Preview: Time For The Jewels In The Crown To Sparkle
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
If I said “goalkeepers are crazy”, you’ll be able to tell the age of the respondent by their answer. Born in the 21st Century, you’re talking Higuita, possibly Neuer whenContinue readingCeching Out Safe Hands
Sade won in the end. In truth, it wasn’t much of a battle for the musical headline connotation. The Three Degrees made the early running, Showaddywaddy put up a decentContinue readingDiamond Eyes Meets His Smooth Operator
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?
West Ham United 1 – 0 Arsenal Arsenal took exactly what they deserved from this match: nothing. Not a goal, not a point. There’s no arguing with West Ham meritingContinue readingWest Ham Review: Architects Of Our Own Downfall
I don’t know about you but there’s nothing better than matchday for taking your mind off the week’s trials and tribulations. And then you find out we’re wearing that mintContinue readingWest Ham: Hammer Time
Unai Emery lit the fuse in his pre-match press conference yesterday. Asked about the club’s transfer situation, the Spaniard replied: We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players. OnlyContinue readingArsenal: FFP Crusaders Crash Against The Rocks
In a week’s time, we pass the halfway mark of the transfer window and no signings yet. It’s panic time; of course it is. Because if, in seven days, we’reContinue readingOn Monreal, Incomings and Mr Right Now
Mmmmm…Liam Brady, eh…Big Willie…Rixy stroking Liam Brady’s balls into the middle…mmmm….five-minute final…jumpers for goalposts… How long after last night’s FA Cup 4th round draw did 1979 pop up in conversation?Continue readingFA Cup, Loans and Have We Signed Anyone Yet?
Under normal circumstances, a player’s omission from the matchday squad is taken as a clear signal that a transfer is imminent. It may well be the case with Denis SuarezContinue readingOn January Signings, Morality & The Future
Blackpool 0 – 3 Arsenal Pitches; I forgot them in yesterday’s post but thanks to Blackpool, memories came flooding back of how they were great levellers in the FA CupContinue readingBlackpool Review: Never Mind The Willocks, Here’s Joe
The final whistle signalled the orderly march to the exits. Breath weaved its way skyward, mingling with tobacco, Bovril and occasional other aromas. Waves of red and white rode aContinue readingBlackpool Preview: Up For The Cup?
The Football Association launched an investigation this morning after it became clear that a number of officials undertook the ‘Birdbox Challenge’ whilst matches were underway. It began with the linoContinue readingBirdbox Challenge Exposed and Early FA Cup Thoughts
Your club just spent £50m+ and the best the media can do is promote the notion you’re going to lose your star player next summer. Chelsea fans, welcome to ourContinue readingThat’s Your Umlaut: We’ve Got Özil…
Arsenal 4 – 1 Fulham Arsenal returned to some semblance of form with a 4 – 1 win over relegation-fodder Fulham. The record books won’t show whether it was comprehensiveContinue readingFulham Review: Flattering To Receive