Caution is the watchword with Arsène not prepared to take unnecessary risks over Alexis Sanchez’s fitness. The Chilean isn’t ready for tomorrow’s cup tie at home to Sunderland and won’tContinue readingOn Alexis, Cup Runs And A Bit Pep Talk
Celebrate, they say. We’ll mourn the half century since the 1966 World Cup as well. Despite Greg Dyke’s optimism, there aren’t any immediate grounds for believing a repeat of that gloryContinue readingLimited Options For Change This Weekend
5th January 1991 A new year, a new Arsenal? We didn’t need anything new, just a continuation of the form which had seen the XI unbeaten in the First Division.Continue readingTales From 1990/91: O’Leary Own Goal Can’t Stop Arsenal Dumping Sunderland Out Of The Cup
When the final whistle blew at Wembley, there was something tangible to settle the argument. Third place in the Premier League and retaining the FA Cup was an improvementContinue readingA Season Review: Springboard To Success?
Not even the rain could dampen the celebrations, complete with the obligatory Jack Wilshere taunting of Tottenham. Outraged of Tonbridge Wells vilified the midfielder for his cruel taunting of theContinue readingCup Win Can Take Arsenal Forward But Will It?
The football family may be in the middle another interminable row but it’s Cup Final Saturday and frankly there’s nothing like a Shindig! to soothe troubled minds. Yours is here orContinue readingFA Cup Final Preview: Wem-ber-lee, We’re The Famous Arsenal…
A big day for football. Eyes and ears remain focussed on Zürich with the FIFA Circus where the chief clown is also ringmaster, is in town. There’s mutiny in theContinue readingCup Final Eve: Making Sure Arsenal Aren’t Clowns In Football’s Circus
It’s all the fault of the fat cats, they always cause the trouble which brings the house of cards crashing down. In this instance, it was Chuck Blazer’s catsContinue readingTaxing Day For FIFA & Wembley Decisions
Dick, quickly! Get Anne, George and Timmy the dog! Whatever’s the matter, Julian? Is there a mystery for the Famous Five to solve? Cripes, no. It’s better than that. There’sContinue readingFlag Day Brings Final Into Disrepute
With the last shrill peep of the referee’s whistle on Sunday, the curtain came down on the Premier League campaign. Ordinarily a time for exhalation, releasing the previous nine monthsContinue readingArsène And Planning Ahead
The spring in the stride will last a little while longer. Reaching consecutive FA Cup finals on Saturday put a smile on the face and schadenfreude kept it there as LiverpoolContinue readingFull Back Choices & Consistency
To set the tone for the day, you can find this morning’s playlist, Talk Is Cheap, in the right sidebar on Dad’s Jukebox or here in your browser. You don’t evenContinue readingReading Preview & From The Vaults: 1987 – Charlie Double Delight
It’s become as poisoned a chalice as the Arsenal captaincy. Cesc Fábregas, back as far as Gilberto, and those who have donned the armband since, used the opportunity to enhanceContinue readingThe Gloves Are Off As Wembley Beckons
The speculation began before the official announcement came. Jurgen Klopp is leaving Dortmund at the end of May and the football hipster’s favourite manager will be temporarily unemployed. It won’tContinue readingPuns & There Is An FA Cup Semi-Final This Weekend, You Know
It’s 1970s Wednesday or it certainly feels like it anyway. Dave has wibbled on about The Good Life, leading a number of news outlets to refer to the sitcom. None, ifContinue readingThe 1970s Throwback Post
Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal 0 – 1 Monreal (25) 1 – 1 Rooney (29) 1 – 2 Welbeck (61) Sent off: Di Maria (76) A good night’s workContinue readingArsenal Dump Ham Actors Out Of FA Cup At Theatre Of Dreams
Matchday. When all the talk of the previous week is put its proper place and context; it’s just talk. Tonight is about delivering on those words. The FA Cup Quarter-FinalContinue readingUnited Preview & From The Vaults: 1906 – Arsenal’s Glorious FA Cup Victory
The coming weekend is one where past and present mix contentedly with the trip to Old Trafford on the horizon. Not the happiest of hunting grounds but one of theContinue readingRifts, Crisis Clubs, Mentality & From The Vaults: 1937 – Arsenal Hit Five
That Friday feeling, topped only by the tingling of matchday. The weekend is here, people and it’s foot…wait. OK, Monday night football doesn’t work for me. It’s not quite asContinue readingWe All Spit At Stars & Win An Arsenal T-Shirt!
The lifeblood of the game. That’s how supporters view themselves. It’s not shared by the football authorities or broadcasters; we have always been and always will be a number. PatrickContinue readingCup Of Little Cheer For Arsenal Supporters