Arsenal 2 – 0 FC Basel Had they won and Granit’s brother nabbed the winner, the headline would have read, “Basel’s Got Taulant”, but it was never in doubt. NotContinue readingChampions League Review: Basel Brushed Off
“So that’s Allardyce sorted. Who’s next?” “Well…” “HOLD THE FRONT PAGES!!!!” “What the…?!?? “We’ve got them! The agents went on tape and named names!!!” “Who is it? Any juicy namesContinue readingBig Sam Deflated & Basel Preview: Time To Deliver
Europe takes over this week with the Premier League going into hibernation. Or Burnley as the natives call it; they face Watford tonight in a match that Sky has determinedContinue readingFalse Dawns & Granit’s Rock Solid
Paris St Germain 1 – 1 Arsenal When the draw was made, we would gladly have a taken a point from this fixture. When the Arsenal line-up was announced, weContinue readingChampions League: The Paris Mismatch
Arsenal head to the Parc des Princes this evening for a meeting with perennial French champions, Paris St Germain. Or maybe that should read ‘former perennial French champions’ because PSGContinue readingChampions League Preview: The Paris Match
Attention turns to Paris and our quest to finish runners-up in the Champions League group stage. Coming top is so over-rated; who ever did well in this competition by winning their group.Continue readingKoscielny, Paris And A Bit More
So here we go, the Champions League draw is here. I don’t know why you’re wondering who we’ll get, the Football Gods have it all sorted. Juventus, so that HiguainContinue readingChampions League, What Defender’s Kostas & Perez Up Front?
And so the myth grows. Unable to whip the crowd into baying dervishes, Diego Simeone did the same to himself and gave a ‘friendly’ slap to one of his ownContinue readingSimeone: Shining A Light Or Casting A Shadow?
If it wasn’t for this summer’s European Championships, you know that the only interest that Arsenal’s players would have in Europe was either planning their summer holidays or which clubContinue readingArsenal And That Elusive European Glory
It’s no secret, I have never sought to hide the fact that I dislike the concept of the Champions League. From a marketing perspective, it has been hugely successful. LookedContinue readingRumours Of The Day
Arsenal 0 – 2 Barcelona 0 – 1 Messi (71) 0 – 2 Messi (83 pen) That’s horrible defending…absolutely horrible. I can’t remember who the co-commentator was but that phrase,Continue readingBarcelona Review: Hard Work Counts For Nought In The End
It’s a question which isn’t so easy to answer at this distance. Who leaves Europe first: the nation or the England team at Euro2016? Whatever you think, it’s certain Arsenal willContinue readingGoal Shy vs Goal Lust – Can Arsenal Find The Goal Dust To Succeed?
Reports in The Sun this morning suggest that the European Clubs Association is preparing to force through changes to the Champions League format. Regular readers know that I am not aContinue readingChampions League Proposals Suit Arsenal Down To Ground
“Chelsea tipped to go further than Arsenal in the Champions League“, screamed the headlines. I’m sure it seemed a good idea at the time but frankly, on current form it seemsContinue readingBarcelona And The Title Race Nobody Wants To Win
I know what you’re thinking; he won’t go there, he wouldn’t possibly jinx tonight’s match by mocking Manchester United Champions League exit. Of course I will, I have long beenContinue readingArsenal Need Herculean Effort For Champions League Progress
Third time lucky. If this season’s FA Cup is to fall into the lap of that particular saying, Arsenal must overcome Sunderland in a routine third round tie. Routine notContinue readingThree In A Row And The Contractual Obligation Match
The Premier League continues to be the gift which keeps on giving for Arsenal. Despite their own wretched form in November, no-one else fared any better and the gap to theContinue readingDoes Wednesday Night Really Matter?