There are just four heavyweight teams left standing in this season’s Champions League and the semi-finals start this week. It’s an all-Spanish affair in one as city rivals Real MadridContinue readingChampions League and the semi-finals start next week
Arsenal 1 – 0 Leicester City I doubt that anyone would argue Sky Sports made the right choice in ditching this match. Until the last ten minutes, the corpses inContinue readingLeicester Review: The Ten Minute Match
Liverpool away. 1971, 1987, 1989, 1991; 1950 if you’re older. For Arsenal supporters this is a fixture which resonates through the ages. I suspect that it’s older supporters whoContinue readingLiverpool Preview: Sweet Music and Symmetry
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
It’s quiet which is hardly surprising given the brief interruption to the league season the international break brings. There’s talk about the booing of Wayne Rooney before the England gameContinue readingThe Wonderful Madness Of Football
It’s as if football occupies some hinterland, where reality is warped and the inhabitants believe they are impervious to any of the laws which govern the rest of the planet.Continue readingFat Sam’s Burned, Early Basel Thoughts And Win! Win! Win!
They used to have a slogan: It’s good to talk. Try reading that without Bob Hoskins voice materialising in your head. Especially now that I have mentioned it. Unless of course,Continue readingOn Transfers And England
Granit Xhaka’s arrival at Arsenal has been welcomed by other squad members with Per Mertesacker and Francis Coquelin both positive about the contribution the Swiss midfielder can make this comingContinue readingFrancis Not Coqy About His Place In Arsenal XI
These are strange times we live in, particularly from a footballing perspective. Appearances can, of course, be deceptive but it seems everyone else is spending money but Arsenal are laggardly.Continue readingSeaman Wants New Blood, Stan Wants To Win
It’s Sunday so I’m not quite sure why I’m surprised there’s very little of note going on around Arsenal. We learn many things, of course, even when it is quiet.Continue readingGonzalo Higuain On Radio Ga Ga & Other Stuff
My thoughts this morning are with the victims of the barbarism of yesterday in Nice. It, as with the other atrocities carried out around the world on a daily basis,Continue readingOn Transfers Whether They Happen Or Not!
The trouble with transfer rumours are that even the hacks get sick of them sometimes. You can tell that’s happened when a ludicrous story appears. The instant you see it,Continue readingMaking Up Is Hard To Do & An Early Season Drama Or Is It A Crisis?
Another day, another dollar. Or euro, we don’t really mind what is spent or where. Paper talk of a swap deal, using Olivier Giroud as bait for Napoli in aContinue readingIt’s Another Fine Mess, Ollie & Getting The Tone Right
It was bound to end in tears somewhere along the line. Football rarely allows a heroes homecoming and certainly not twice. Thierry Henry stayed when he could have left, leftContinue readingIt’s Good To Talk – Or Not As Thierry Henry Is Finding Out
I’m not even going to pretend that I enjoy Portugal’s style of play but there’s nothing worthy of condemnation in it. Criticised by their native media, Fernando Santos identified hisContinue readingEuro 2016: Final Thoughts & Arsenal Player Ratings
Another quiet morn as the world prepares for the final competitive fixture of the 2015/16 season. France take on Portugal and with no Arsenal interest in the latter’s squad, mostContinue readingFrance Go For Broke, Transfers & Barca Make A Messi Of It
It’s a quiet time of year for Arsenal. The transfer window occupies a lot of column inches in the lead up to a whole lotta nothing; capturing the mood perfectlyContinue readingCeching Out & Transfer Doodles
A belated start to the day. I was seeking some alliteration for the title but somehow “France Frew” seemed wrong. It worked phonetically but grammatically, it seemed somewhat lacking… TheContinue readingLolo & Oli Happy, Mesut Sad; Forward Thinking & More
And so the Welsh dream is over. The dragon was slain not by George this time but by Cristiano. For the first time that I can remember, Ronaldo stepped upContinue readingWales Woe, Brexit, EFL Trophy & No News Is Transfer News
There are, it seems, more certainties in life than death and taxes. Pre-season training and Jose Mourinho’s barbs about Arsène Wenger join that list. Those players whose summer didn’t involveContinue readingPre-Season Begins With Bile And Spite
The calm before the storm with Euro 2016 resuming tomorrow night. Welsh supporters are apparently petitioning UEFA to have Aaron Ramsey’s one-match ban for receiving two yellow cards rescinded, whichContinue readingOn Giroud, Özil & Ramsey, Plus Some Transfer Chat.