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
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?
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
Arsenal fans have reasons to be hopeful that their club can deliver some silverware this season after the start the Gunners have made to their campaign. The north London clubContinue readingArsenal on course for historic treble after strong early start
The EFL Cup quarter-final sees Southampton visit the Emirates at the end of next month which was better than the trip to Anfield or Old Trafford that I more thanContinue readingEFL Cup, The Good Old Days & Gallows Humour
Arsenal 2 – 0 Reading Well, that was pleasant, wasn’t it? A reminder of how the League Cup in its various guises, used to be. Nothing particularly testing to dealContinue readingArsenal Through With Comfortable Victory
Is Reading the county town of Royal Berkshire? I bet it’s Slough which must be a fairly depressing thought for anyone who lives in or cares about the fate ofContinue readingEFL Cup Preview: Reading And The Surrounding Towns
What’s the matter Jose? You OK, hun? If Manchester United were abject to watch on Monday, they were hilarious yesterday. That’s the sort of capitulation that English football has missedContinue readingOn AGMs, Excuses & Reading
Tuesday’s victory at Forest offered the prospect of another game for the second XI which won so handsomely. Looking at the draw for the fourth round of the EFL Cup, thereContinue readingWenger’s 20, League Cup & Win! Win! Win!
Nottingham Forest 0 – 4 Arsenal Well that was nice, wasn’t it. Four goals away from home for the second string XI and decent performances all round. What a differenceContinue readingEFL Cup: Forest Chopped Down By Arsenal
Jan Molby was the first one that I recalled when I thought about it. No, not players who spent time at Her Majesty’s Pleasure but footballers with curious accents. MolbyContinue readingNottingham Forest: Praise The Lord