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Do you remember when everyone was out for three weeks? About how we raised our eyebrows when players disappeared into a black hole of the medical rooms for months? Yeah.Continue readingGuendouzi Targets The Quick Route To The Top
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Years ago, a sunny Saturday afternoon in August was something to look forward to. The first time I remember it not being the case was 1984 – I think –Continue readingTheatre of the Absurd – The Premier League Returns
Transfer deadline day and reports this morning that FIFA is considering changing to a ‘global’ transfer window, which closes the day before a league season begins. English clubs, it’s claimed,Continue readingOn The Transfer Turkeys & Being Streetwise
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Arsenal 2 – 0 Lazio It’s a watershed moment. Not x-rated and shown on television after 9 pm, nor did parental controls need to be turned off. At the finalContinue readingLazio Review: From Me To You and 4-4-2
Lazio await in the final pre-season match in Stockholm – of course – after which, it’s all about the Premier League season. Unai Emery received his ‘Arsenal welcome’ when heContinue readingOn Aaron Ramsey and Bond Villains
We head into the home straight this weekend: a week until proper football returns. None of this namby-pamby friendlies but getting down to the proper thud and blunder stuff. It’sContinue readingOn Learning Curves and The Best Pairings Over The Pitch
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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
Arsenal 3 – 3 Liverpool This is a different post to the one I was writing at half-time. As that whistle blew, the players trudged from the pitch to aContinue readingLiverpool Review: A Point Gained But Will The Two Dropped Hurt More?